Jana Gana Mana: India's National Anthem


We sing glory to You,
The Captain of the Indian mind,
You, the maker of our destiny!

The lands of Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha,
The Dravidian Plains,
Those of Utkal and Bengal,
The mountains of Vindhya and Himalaya,
The waters of the Jamuna and the Ganges,
The dancing waves of the ocean,
Rise up to chant your name,
Pray for your blessings,
And sing your greatness.

You, gracious Lord, our Captain,
The maker of India's destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

You invite everyone, with open arms,
Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains,
Persians, Muslims and Christians;
East and West come together
And script a new unity
Under your throne.

The unifier of all,
The maker of India's destiny,
Glory, glory, glory to thee.


Our endless journey,
Through decline, fall, ascendance, and difficulties,
Led by you, the Charioteer!
Your clarion call
Steer us through the revolution,
You reliever of all.

You, the great guide,
The maker of India's destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.

As we slept, ill and unaware,
Through the dark night of Fear and Nightmare,
You stood by us,
Unwavering in your blessing, you untired!
Your unblinking eyes,
Protect us in our sorrow,
You the loving mother!

The protector of all, you,
The maker of India's destiny,
Glory, glory, glory to thee.


As the night ends and the Sun rises in the East,
Birds sing and the air brings the smell of fresh life,
India awakens to your subtle tune.

We salute you
We give ourselves to you,
Oh Lord of Lords, the Lord of India,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.



Note: I tried a translation before when writing about Tagore and then some of the readers wanted a more consistent one. So, here it is.

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