What is the difference between a national song and a national anthem

What is the difference between a national song and a national anthem


The national anthem and the national anthem are among the heritage of the country to which the country’s identity is attached.

The feelings of the ‘national anthem’ and ‘national anthem’ of each nation may be different, but they only express the feeling of patriotism. On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of Independence Day, we are going to tell you about the ‘National Song’ and ‘National Anthem’ of India, which people often get skeptical about.

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Actually, there is a feeling of respect for both of them, but sometimes people are unable to tell properly. So let’s first know about India’s national anthem and national song…

What is the national anthem of India?

जन गण मन अधिनायक जय हे
भारत भाग्य विधाता।
पंजाब-सिंधु-गुजरात मराठा
विंध्य हिमाचल यमुना गंगा
उथले पानी की लहर
शुभ को जगाओ, तुम शुभ आशीर्वाद मांगो
गहे तव जय-गाथा।
जन-गण-मंगलकारी जय हे भारत भाग्य विधाता।
जय हो, जय हो, जय हो
जय जय जय जय

It is the national anthem of India, on which it is played or escaped on several occasions. It was composed by the famous poet Rabindranath Tagore.

It was originally written in Bang language, but later it was also produced in Hindi and English. Rabindranath Tagore composed the national anthem in the year 1911 itself.

It first ran in the Indian National Congress meeting in Calcutta (erstwhile Calcutta) on 27 December 1911. It was accepted by the Constituent Assembly on 24 January 1950. The entire version of the national anthem takes 52 seconds to sing.

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Be sure to take these precautions while playing the national anthem

Most people do not know what precautions to take when playing the national anthem. In fact, whenever the national anthem is played somewhere, it is the duty of every citizen of the country that if he is sitting somewhere, then he should stand at that place and be careful. Also, citizens are also expected to repeat the national anthem.

What is the meaning of the national anthem ‘Jana-gana-mana’?
The national anthem was originally written in Bangla language, in which Sindh was also named. But it was later amended to Sindh instead of Sindh, because Sindh had become a part of Pakistan after the partition of the country.

If we translate the national anthem into English, it means…

‘You are the ruler of the brain of all people, art
Those who make the fortune of India.
Your name evokes the hearts of Punjab, Indus, Gujarat and Marathas as well as Bengal, Odisha and Dravid,
Its echo is heard in the Vindhya and Himalayan mountains.
The music of Ganga and Jamuna merges and is sung by the waves of the Indian sea.
They pray for your blessings and sing songs of praise to you.
The safety of all people is in your hands,
You are about to make India’s fortune.
Victory to You

What is the national song of India?
The national song of India is ‘Vande Mataram’. Its author is Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay. He composed it in the year 1882 in Sanskrit and Bangla mixed languages.

It was a source of inspiration for the people in the freedom struggle. It too has the same status as the national anthem of India ‘Jana-gana-mana’. It was first sung in the session of the Indian National Congress in 1896. The duration of the national song is about 52 seconds. The national song is as follows…

वंदे मातरम्, वंदे मातरम्!
सुजलम, सुफलाम, मलयज शीतलाम,
शश्याश्यामलम, मातरम!
वन्दे मातरम!
शुभ्रज्योत्स्नम पुलकितयामिनीम्,
फुलकुसुमित ड्रमडल शोभिनिम,
सुहासिनीं सुमधुर भाषिनिम,
सुखम् वरदाम, मातरम्!
वंदे मातरम्, वंदे मातरम्।

National song in English

I bow before you. Oh mother,
Watered with water, filled with fruits,
Calm with the south wind,
Deep with harvested crops,
His nights are swelling in the dignity of the moonlight,
His ground is very beautiful covered with blossoming trees,
Sweetness of laughter, sweetness of speech,
Mother, boon-giving, joy-giving.

Controversy over ‘Vande Mataram’

The controversy over Vande Mataram has been going on for a long time. It could have been chosen as the national anthem, but it did not receive the national anthem due to opposition from some Muslims.

In fact, Muslims used to say that Goddess Durga is worshiped in this song and is seen as a nation, whereas in Islam it is considered wrong to worship any person or thing.



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