India is a country in Asia. It is a union made up of states and union territories. Some of these states and territories have adopted anthems or songs for the use at state functions and ceremonies. In other states, songs have been proposed or are in popular, traditional or unofficial use.

Official state anthems

State or union territory Song name Translated name Language Lyricist(s) Composer(s) Adopted
Andhra Pradesh Maa Telugu Thalliki[1] To Our Mother Telugu Telugu Sankarambadi Sundaraachari Suryakumari 1975[2]
Assam O Mur Apunar Desh[3][4] O My Endearing Country! Assamese Lakshminath Bezbaroa Kamala Prasad Agarwala 2013[5]

Mere Bharat Ke Kanthahar[6]

The Garland of My India


Satya Narayan

Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Shivkumar Sharma

Chhattisgarh Arpa Pairi Ke Dhar[7] The Streams of Arpa and Pairi Chhattisgarhi Nardenra Dev Verma 2019
Gujarat Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat[8] Victory to Proud Gujarat! Gujarati Narmadashankar Dave unknown 2011
Karnataka Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate[9] Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the Daughter of Mother India! Kannada Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Mysore Ananthaswamy 2004
Madhya Pradesh Mera Madhya Pradesh[10] My Madhya Pradesh Hindi Mahesh Shrivastava 2010
Maharashtra Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza[11] Victory to My Maharashtra! Marathi Raja Badhe Shrinivas Khale 2023[12]
Manipur Sana Leibak Manipur[13][14] Manipur, Land of Gold Manipuri Bachaspatimayum Jayantakumar Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma 2021[15][16]
Odisha Bande Utkala Janani[17] I Bow to Thee, O Mother Utkala! Odia Laxmikanta Mohapatra Balakrushna Dash 2020[18]
Puducherry Tamil Thai Valthu[19] Invocation to Mother Tamil Tamil Bharathidasan L. Krishnan 2007
Tamil Nadu Tamil Thai Valthu[20] Invocation to Mother Tamil Tamil Manonmaniam Sundaram Pillai M. S. Viswanathan 2021[21]
Telangana Jaya Jaya He Telangana[22][23] Victory to Mother Telangana! Telugu Ande Sri 2024
Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Devabhumi Matribhumi[24][25][26] Uttarakhand, Land of the Gods, O Motherland! Hindi, Garhwali and Kumaoni Hemant Bisht Narendra Singh Negi 2016
West Bengal Banglar Mati Banglar Jol[27][28][29] The Soil of Bengal, The Water of Bengal Bengali Rabindranath Tagore 2023

Unofficial and traditional state songs

State or union territory Song name Translated name Language Lyricist(s) Composer(s)
Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Hamara[30][31][32] Our Arunachal Hindi Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika
Sikkim Jahan Bagcha Teesta Rangeet[33][34][35][36] Where Teesta and Rangeet Flow Nepali Sanu Lama Dushyant Lama
Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Sametata Khud Ko[37] Uttar Pradesh Covers Itself in the Pages of History Hindi unknown unknown

Proposed state anthems

The governments of Goa,[38] Haryana,[39][40] Kerala,[41][42][43][44] Uttar Pradesh[45] are currently in the process of selecting official state songs.

See also


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  2. ^ "The First World Telugu Conference A Review". Retrieved 26 January 2024.
  3. ^ "Encyclopedia of Indian Literature Volume 1, 1989, pagina 416-418
  4. ^ "State Anthem | Assam State Portal". Retrieved 2022-08-05.
  5. ^ "Govt to recognize Bezbaruah's song as state anthem". The Times of India. 19 November 2013.
  6. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News".
  7. ^ "'Arpa Pairi Ke Dhaar' notified official song".
  8. ^ "Newest version of Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat song launched(Video)". DeshGujarat. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
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  11. ^ Jerry Pinto, Naresh Fernandes (2003). Bombay, Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai. Penguin Books. p. 237. ISBN 9780143029663.
  12. ^ "Iconic 'Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza' proclaimed new State Song". 31 January 2023.
  13. ^ "AMMIK wants 'Sana Leibak Manipur' to be State anthem : 16th apr15 ~ E-Pao! Headlines".
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  15. ^ "Patriots' Day celebrated in Manipur |".
  16. ^ "'Sana Leibak Manipur' adopted as State Song by Cabinet". 12 August 2021.
  17. ^ Students and teachers of schools in Cuttack district will have to compulsorily sing ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ during daily prayer. "The district administration on Monday issued directions to all schools to include a recital of the State song in the prayer sessions with immediate effect. A committee of senior citizens would be constituted to keep a tab on schools to ensure total adherence to the instructions, Collector Girish S.N. said. Making the announcement during observation of death anniversary of Utkal Gaurab Madhusudan Das, Girish said the objective was to generate Odia pride and love for the language among the younger generation. Mayor Soumendra Ghosh announced that it is mandatory that signboards of all establishments and institutions in the city will have to be in Odia language from April 1. Failing to do so will invite penal action against violators, he warned.]
  18. ^ "Odisha Accords State Song Status To 'Bande Utkala Janani'". O TV. 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  19. ^ Ramakrishnan, Deepa H. (22 March 2012). "Bharathidasan's gift to Tamil and Pondicherry". The Hindu – via
  20. ^ Kolappan, B. (14 July 2015). "Veteran musician M.S. Viswanathan passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  21. ^ "DMK Government declares Tamil Thai Vaazhthu the State song". The Hindu. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
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  25. ^ "Song Written By A Govt School Teacher Becomes State Song". Daily Pioneer. 20 January 2016.
  26. ^ "Hemant Bisht's Lyrics Is State Song". The Tribune. 7 February 2016.
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  29. ^ "West Bengal Assembly declares Poila Baishakh as foundation day and Tagore song as state anthem". The Indian Express. 2023-09-07. Retrieved 2023-09-22.
  30. ^ "State song needs to mirror unity in diversity!". Arunachal Observer. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  31. ^ "The State Song of Arunachal Pradesh : Humara Arunachal Lyrics".
  32. ^ "34th Arunachal Statehood Day: Amit Shah to grace occasion | LIVE". 20 February 2020.
  33. ^ "Celebration of Sikkimese culture in Chandigarh college". 2013-11-22. Retrieved 2022-08-05.
  34. ^ "Darjeeling Unlimited :: National Anthem of Sikkim".
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  36. ^ "Sanu Lama's 'Himalchuli Mantira', 'Jaha Bagcha Teesta Rangeet' released".
  37. ^ "Melodies of Freedom".
  38. ^ "This Liberation Day, Goa to get a State anthem in Konkani".
  39. ^ "Haryana to launch 'state song' depicting glorious past, rich present". 10 August 2021.
  40. ^ "Compositions invited for Haryana's state song".
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  42. ^ "Anthem of National Service Scheme shortlisted for Kerala Geetham". The Hindu. 13 October 2021.
  43. ^ "Kerala to get official song; government sets up panel". 4 July 2018.
  44. ^ "Official song for State in the making". The Hindu. 22 June 2018.
  45. ^ "Uttar Pradesh may get its official state song soon". 7 August 2021.