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Aug 15, 2011

TALKING POINT: Vande Matram...

Today is 15th August, Independence Day of India. To celebrate the occasion, I reproduce lyrics of ‘Vande Mataram’ as well as the beautiful Vande Mataram song sung by A R Rahman, Oscar winner

The Song Vande Matram is well known as the National Song of our country. In this song, the two words ‘Vande Mataram’ many freedom fighters remembered to chant while being sentenced to rigorous punishments in Court or being hanged to death. This national Mahamantra Bankimchandra wrote the song ‘Vande Mataram’ on 7th November, 1875.
Image of Times Of India first Page 15th Aug 1947
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Although Vande Mataram is a long verse, but nowadays only part of the same is sung more frequently. The translation below is Sri Aurobindo and I am adding some images from 15th Aug, 1947 the first day of our independence.
Indian Flag at Parliament 15th Aug 1947
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Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram
Mother, I bow to thee!
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
bright with orchard gleams,
Cool with thy winds of delight,
Dark fields waving Mother of might,
Mother free.
Saluting Indian Flag Lord
Last Viceroy Lord Mountbatton and First Indian Prime Minister
Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru
15th Aug 1947
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Glory of moonlight dreams,
Over thy branches and lordly streams,
Clad in thy blossoming trees,
Mother, giver of ease
Laughing low and sweet!
Mother I kiss thy feet,
Speaker sweet and low!
Mother, to thee I bow.
Vande Mataram

Images from the road to Parliament 15th Aug 1947
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Wish every one Happy Independence Day...
जय हिन्द
Jai Hind

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