বাংলার মাটি বাংলার জল
English: The Soil of Bengal, The Water of Bengal

State song of West Bengal
LyricsRabindranath Tagore, 1905
MusicRabindranath Tagore, 1905
Adopted7 September 2023
Rabindranath Tagore, the author and composer of the national and state anthems of India and West Bengal

Banglar Mati Banglar Jol (Bengali: বাংলার মাটি বাংলার জল, pronounced [baŋlar maʈi baŋlar dʒɔl]; "The Soil of Bengal, The Water of Bengal") is a Bengali prayer[1][2] and patriotic song written by Rabindranath Tagore and the official state anthem of West Bengal.[3][4]

History

An ode to Mother Bengal, it was composed in 1905 in support of the "Bangabhanga Rodh Movement" (resistance movement) against the 1905 Partition of Bengal.[5][6][7][8] Tagore started "Raksha Bandhan Utsav" on 16 October 1905 to reunite Hindu and Muslim Bengalis protesting the Partition of Bengal (1905) and on that day, this song was the motto of the movement.[3][6][7][8] The notation of the song was given by Indira Debi Chowdhurani.[5]

Official adaption

On 7 September 2023, the West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed a resolution making Banglar Mati Banglar Jol the official state song of West Bengal.[9][10]

Lyrics

Bengali Romanisation of Bengali English translation

বাংলার মাটি, বাংলার জল,
বাংলার বায়ু, বাংলার ফল
পুণ্য হউক পুণ্য হউক
পুণ্য হউক হে ভগবান।

বাংলার ঘর, বাংলার হাট,
বাংলার বন, বাংলার মাঠ
পূর্ণ হউক পূর্ণ হউক
পূর্ণ হউক হে ভগবান।

বাঙালির পণ, বাঙালির আশা,
বাঙালির কাজ, বাঙালির ভাষা
সত্য হউক সত্য হউক
সত্য হউক, হে ভগবান।

বাঙালির প্রাণ, বাঙালির মন,
বাঙালির ঘরে যত ভাই বোন
এক হউক এক হউক
এক হউক হে ভগবান।

Banglar mati, banglar jol,
Banglar baayu, banglar phal
Punyo hauk punyo hauk
punyo hauk hey bhagoban.

Banglar ghar, banglar haat,
banglar bon, banglar maath
Purno hauk purno hauk
purno hauk hey bhagoban.

Bangalir pon, bangalir asha,
bangalir kaaj, bangalir bhasa
Sotyo hauk sotyo hauk
sotyo hauk hey bhagoban.

Bangalir praan, bangalir mon,
bangalir ghare jato bhai bon
Ek hauk ek hauk
ek hauk hey bhagoban.

[5][11]

The soil of Bengal, the water of Bengal,
Air of Bengal, fruit of Bengal
Let them be sacred, let them be sacred,
let them be sacred, O Lord.

Homes of Bengal, markets of Bengal,
forests of Bengal, fields of Bengal
Let them be brimming, let them be brimming
Let them be brimming, O Lord.

The efforts of the bengali, hopes of the bengali,
striving of the bengali, language of the bengali
Let them be true, let them be true
let them be true, O Lord.

The lives of the bengalis, the minds of the bengalis,
All brothers and sisters in the bengali home
Let them be one, let them be one
Let them be one, O Lord

See also

References

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  2. ^ https://iastoppers.com/articles/banglar-mati-banglar-jol
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  7. ^ a b "Rabindranath Tagore's incredible social reforms that few know about". India Today. Retrieved 2020-05-12.
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  9. ^ "WB assembly passes resolution to observe Bengali new year, Poila Baisakh, as Bengal Day". devdiscourse.com.
  10. ^ "West Bengal Assembly passes resolution declaring Rabindranath Tagore composition as state anthem". Scroll.in. 7 September 2023.
  11. ^ "বিজয়া-সম্মিলন, ৪ | রবীন্দ্র রচনাবলী". rabindra-rachanabali.nltr.org (in Bengali). Retrieved 2020-05-13.