Brimming with wealth, grains, and flowers - My Motherland

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Posted: 8 years ago


Today neither it's 15th of August, nor 26th January; not even Holi or Diwali. It's just an elongated holiday that I am enjoying and the break has given me an opportunity to bring some age old memories.

Here is a song which was originally written by a Bengali I.A.S. officer named Dwijendralal Ray (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dwijendralal_Ray) in British India. As a child I heard this from the mouth of my mother as well as grand mother and ever since it remained as my all time favourite patriotic song. Again this is the song which compelled me to return to my motherland some 10 years down the line rejecting the U.K. citizenship. Even today it brings tears to my eyes.

I hope you would enjoy it too.


Original Bengali song - "Dhana dhanya pushpa bhara, aamader ei bashundhara..." - Dwijendralal Ray

Hindi version video on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQvmFNRUFVQ

English version below translated by Arkadev Chatterjea, July 2013


Brimming with wealth, grains, and flowers,
This earth of ours,
In which there is a land,
The finest of all.
Created in dreams,
Wrapped in memories.
Nowhere will you find a nation so grand,
Queen of all, my motherland.
Stars, planets, moon, and sun aglow
Where else with such a vibrant flow?
Where does lightning dance
In such deep, dark clouds?
Her birdsong lulls me to sleep,
And, birdcall wakes me up.
Nowhere will you find a nation so grand,
Queen of all, my motherland.
Who has such cool rivers?
Where are such misty mountains?
Where do such lush green fields
Rest under the sky?
Where does the wind make such waves
On ricefields and blow by?
Nowhere will you find a nation so grand,
Queen of all, my motherland.
The trees are decked with flowers
Singing birds teeming bowers.
Murmuring honeybees
Come in swarms
Drink the nectar
And sleep on the blossoms.
Nowhere will you find a nation so grand,
Queen of all, my motherland.
Such love from brother and mother,
Where else will you discover?
O Mother, I will clutch
Your two feet to my heart.
In this land I was born,
From here let me "Depart."
Nowhere will you find a nation so grand,
Queen of all, my motherland.

Few pictures enclosed










Posted: 8 years ago
Can you pls give me a link to the song sung in Bangla, if there is one..
I just love the sound of this language in a song form ...that too on such beautiful words...Embarrassed
Posted: 8 years ago
Originally posted by adi2512


Can you pls give me a link to the song sung in Bangla, if there is one..
I just love the sound of this language in a song form ...that too on such beautiful words...Embarrassed

Adi thanks for liking. There are many versions available on youtube. Try the below one pictured with sand and shadow work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZaQ7WMTTZM
Posted: 8 years ago
Originally posted by Debbiee


Originally posted by adi2512


Can you pls give me a link to the song sung in Bangla, if there is one..
I just love the sound of this language in a song form ...that too on such beautiful words...Embarrassed

Adi thanks for liking. There are many versions available on youtube. Try the below one pictured with sand and shadow work

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ZaQ7WMTTZM
Thank you so much Embarrassed
This is truly beautiful...!
 
Every Indian needs to watch this ! Star
Posted: 8 years ago
Thanks for sharing Debbie :)


Edited by vandna12 - 8 years ago
Posted: 8 years ago
Beautiful post Debbie ! The poetry is very simple and elegant .Thank you for reminding me my childhood memories.Smile
Posted: 8 years ago
I found one more link, in the link given by Debbie, which also I liked so very much Embarrassed
 
 
Even though I do not u/stand Bangla, the sound of the language, the music, the melody of all those lovely voices is enough for me to experience and drown in the essence of the song Star
Posted: 8 years ago

Dhono Dhanne Puspe bhara Amder ei basundhara.

Tahar majhe ache desh ek sakal desher sera.

Se je sapna diye tairi se desh smriti diye ghera.

Emon desh ti kothao khuje pabe nako tumi.

Sakal desher rani se je amar janmabhumi.

Se je amar jannmabhimi.

 

Eto snigha nadi kahar!

Kothay emon dhumro pahar !

Kothay emon hrith khetro akash tale meshe !

Emon dhaner upar dheu khele jai batas kahar deshe!

Emon deshti kothao khuje pabe nako tumi.

Sakal desher rani se je amar janmabhumi.

Se je amar jannmabhimi..

 

Bhaiyer mayer eto sheho .

Kothay  gele pabe keho ?

Oma tomar charan duti bokhhe amar dhari.

Amar ei deshetei jannma mago jeno ei deshe tei mari.

Emon deshti kothao khuje pabe nako tumi.

Sakal desher rani se je amar janmabhumi.

Se je amar jannmabhimi.

 This is the Bengali lyrics of the original poem written by  Dijendralal Roy.[i have tried to write down the bengali lyrics with english alphabet...plz forgive me if there is some spelling mistake.]

Edited by nandita_bVian - 8 years ago
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