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The National Anthem of India:

"Jana Gana Mana" was originally composed by Rabindranath Tagore in Bengali in 1911. The song was later translated into Hindi and adopted as the national anthem of India on January 24, 1950.
The song in its complete form has 5 stanzas, however, only the first stanza was adopted into the national anthem.
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Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he,
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Punjab-Sindh-Gujarat-Maratha,
Dravida-Utkala-Banga,
Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga.
Tava shubha name jage, Tava shubha asisa mage,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he, Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!


Tagore translated the anthem as:
Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people, dispenser of India's destiny. Thy name rouses the hearts of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha, of the Dravida and Orissa and Bengal; It echoes in the hills of the Vindyas and Himalayas, mingles in the music of Jamuna and Ganges and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea. They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise. The saving of all people waits in thy hand, thou dispenser of India's destiny. Victory, victory, victory to thee.




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The creator of this site would like to thank:
RBC radio (http://www.rbcradio.com/know.html) for the information related to the National Anthem
Tourindia.com (http://www.tourindia.com/insignia/anthem.htm) for the sound recording of the anthem.