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India’s National Anthem


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India’s National Anthem

The version of meaning you may never have seen!  —— By Veena Kodali

Little things do make a world of difference in meaning don’t they America.

Jana Gana Mana Adhinaayaka Jaya Hey,

The people’s (Jana)  voice (gana), minds (mana) we are the rulers of justly that (adhi naayaka) —-   Jaya Hey!      

Bhaarat Bhaagya Vidhaataa

Bhaarat’s the most valuable father  —— Gandhiji

Panjaab Sindhu Gujarat Maraatha,

Panjaab Sindhu Gujurata Maratha (States In India)

Draavida Utkal Banga

Dravida (southern states)  Utkal (Odhisi state) Banga (Bengal state)

Vindhya Himaachal Yamuna Ganga,

With Vindhya HImaachal Yamuna Ganga ( the historically significant mountains and rivers)

Uchchhal Jaladhi Taranga

The tallest* (Uchaala) flow/stream of water it has  (jaladhi), waves surging through (Taranga)

Tav Shubh Naamey Jaagey,

thy, that which belongs to thee (tav)  may it’s name bring you happiness (shubh naamey)  where ever you go (Jaagey)

Tav Shubh Aashish Maange

thy, that which belongs to thee (Tav), may it bless you with happiness (subha Aashish) that you seek (Maange)

Gaahey Tav Jayagaathaa

sing to thee (gaahey), that which belongs to thee (tav) — the victory to India’s past

Jana Gana Mangal Daayaka,

The people’s (jana), voice (Gana) may it bring prosperity (Mangal) with your mercy/compassion (Daayaka)

Jaya Hey Bhaarata Bhaagya Vidhaataa

Victory to thee  (jaya hey) the country’s (Bhaarata) valuable father (Vidhaata) 

Jaya Hey, Jaya Hey, Jaya Hey,

Victory to thee (our nation), Victory to thee (our nation). victory to thee (our nation)

Jaya Jaya Jaya, Jaya Hey

Victory, victory, victory to thee (Victory to thee our nation)

I think, when you are signing the last part is said in a way that shows our victory lies in conquering the minds of people with our history, heritage, values and principals. We know India in all it’s history has only conquered people in one way. 

That believe it or not is India’s Destiny.