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The history of Song Vande Mataram with Lyrics and Video of Vande Mataram

The history of Song Vande Mataram with Lyrics and Video of Vande Mataram

Read the English translation of song Vande Mataram below the lyrics song Vande Mataram.
Jamiat-e-Ulema, an Islamic group, has issued a fatwa against the national song 'Vande Mataram.'
Watch the Video from Peace Tv regarding Vande Mataram and Muslim view point

A Professor questions Dr.Zakir Naik on the issue of Vandaymatram..

Lyrics of the song Vande Matram –

Vande Mataram
Sujalam Suphalam
Malayaja Seetalam
Sasya Shamalaam Mataram
Vande Mataram
Shubra Jyotsnaa
Pulakita Yaminim
Drumadala Shobhinim
Sumadhura Bhashinim
Sukhadaam Varadaam
Vande Mataram
Sapta Ko Ti Kan Tha
Karale Dwisapta Ko Ti Bhujai
Rdhr^Itakhara Karavaale
Abalaa Keno Maa Eto Bale
Namaami Taarinim
Ripudala Varinim
Vande Mataram
Tumi Vidyaa, Tumi Dharmaa
Tumi Hridi, Tumi Marma
Tum Hi Pranaah Shariire
Bahute Tumi Maa Shakti
Hridaya Tumi Maa Bhakti
Tomaraa I Pratimaa Gadi
Mandire Mandire
Tvam Hi Durgaa
Dasha Prahara Nadhaarini
Kamala Kamaladala Viharini
Vani Vidhyadayini Namaami Tvam
Namaami Kamalaam,
Amalaam, Atulaam
Sujalaam Suphalaam Mataram
Vande Mataram
Shyamalaam Saralaam
Susmitaam Bhuushitaam
Dharanim Bharanim

Below is the English Translation of song Vande Matram –

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.
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.
Who hath said thou art weak in thy lands
When the sword flesh out in the seventy million hands
And seventy million voices roar
Thy dreadful name from shore to shore?
With many strengths who art mighty and stored,
To thee I call Mother and Lord!
Thou who savest, arise and save!
To her I cry who ever her foeman drove
Back from plain and Sea
And shook herself free.
Thou art wisdom, thou art law,
Thou art heart, our soul, our breath
Thou art love divine, the awe
In our hearts that conquers death.
Thine the strength that nerves the arm,
Thine the beauty, thine the charm.
Every image made divine
In our temples is but thine.
Thou art Durga, Lady and Queen,
With her hands that strike and her
swords of sheen,
Thou art Lakshmi lotus-throned,
And the Muse a hundred-toned,
Pure and perfect without peer,
Mother lend thine ear,
Rich with thy hurrying streams,
Bright with thy orchard gleams,
Dark of hue O candid-fair
In thy soul, with jeweled hair
And thy glorious smile divine,
Loveliest of all earthly lands,
Showering wealth from well-stored hands!
Mother, mother mine!
Mother sweet, I bow to thee,
Mother great and free!

The song was composed by Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay in a mixture of Bengali and Sanskrit. And the first political occasion where it was sung was the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.

Vande Mataram is the national song of India.
"Jana Gana Mana" is the national anthem of India.

Vande Mataram deserved to become our national anthem, but Jan Gana Mana became the national anthem, and I respect both the songs.There is a Sanskrit verse that has been quoted since time immemorial and is very popular as a felicitation/sloka singing in south Indian carnatic music. The verses are as follows:

Vande maataram Ambikaam BhagavathiVaaneeramaa Sevitham
Kalyaani Kamaneeya Kalpalathikaa Kailaasa Naadha Priyaam
Vedaantha Prathipaadyamaana Vibhavam
Vidhvan Manoranjani Sri Chakraankitha Ratna Peettha Nilayaam
Sreeraja Rajeswari
Sreeraja Rajeswari
Sreeraja Rajeswari

In 2003, ‏BBC World Service conducted an international poll to choose ten most famous songs of all time.
Vande Mataram was ranked second in the top ten songs.

The song first appeared in Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay's book Anandamatha (pronounced Anondomôţh in Bengali), published in 1882

Jadunath Bhattacharya set the tune for this song just after it was written.
This song was so powerful that British Raj feared it and banned it singing in public places and many freedom fighters broke this rule and went to jail.

Today also if you will sing this song, you will feel that energy. No other song can create such power in Indian people.
Vande Mataram was rejected because congress feared that the other religion people will oppose this song, example Muslims and many other religions.

This song depicts the nation as "Mother Durga"—a Hindu goddess.
This song was opposed by Rabindranath Tagore.

Dr.Rajendra Prasad, who was presiding the Constituent Assembly on January 24, 1950, made the following statement which was also adopted as the final decision on the issue:
The composition consisting of words and music known as Jana Gana Mana is the National Anthem of India, subject to such alterations as the Government may authorise as occasion arises, and the song Vande Mataram, which has played a historic part in the struggle for Indian freedom, shall be honored equally with Jana Gana Mana and shall have equal status with it. (Applause) I hope this will satisfy members. (Constituent Assembly of India, Vol. XII, 24-1-1950)

Shiromani Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee or SGPC, the paramount representative body in the Sikh Panth, stated through its media department that all its 100 schools and colleges had been ordered to say `Yes' to the song. In a subsequent interview, their chief Jathedar Avtar Singh Makkar stated that "The Sikh children would sing Vande Mataram and Deh Shiva Var Mohe, the song scripted by tenth Guru of the Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh, in the morning prayers".

 He also said "What is wrong with the Vande Mataram? It is a national song and speaks of patriotism. We are part of the Indian nation and Sikhs have greatly contributed for its independence

Watch the Video Song – Vande Mataram
Vande Mataram from Bankim Chandra Chattopadyaya's "Anand Mutt" remains the classic Indian national song. This song was sung by Lata Mangeshkar and the Music Director was Hemant Kumar Mukhopadyaya...

November 3 ,2009
Jamiat-e-Ulema, an Islamic group, has issued a fatwa against the national song 'Vande Mataram.' According to reports, the Muslim Law Board has also justified this decision saying that Muslims cannot worship anyone other than Allah.

Watch the Video on Fatwa against national song Vande Mataram

Vandaymataram : A Muslim View Point
Watch the Video from Peace Tv regarding Vande Mataram and Muslim view point
A Professor questions Dr.Zakir Naik on the issue of Vandaymatram..

After our Independence the Congress made big mistake by not making Vande Matram the anthem of India.
If you have to choose only one and other one will die and if you do not choose you will die ? 

What you will choose Religion or Nation , your Motherland.

What is important motherland or Religion 

And this answer will clearly show the true intentions and how much you love our motherland India.

We can not see God but we can see motherland and feel the motherland she feeds us,she is there that is reason we are here.

Vande Matram.

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Anonymous,  November 04, 2009  

you reminded me of one more song i would like to teach my daughters..

lostworld November 04, 2009  

brilliant! :) a nice start to my morning..

RNSANE November 04, 2009  

This was a brilliant post - I enjoyed learning this history and hearing about these songs of India.

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Swatantra November 04, 2009  

Brilliant Post!! Thanks for sharing these powerful words and the video...

Neha November 04, 2009  

awesome post...gotta know so many things...really informative...fatwa thing I never knew...thank u for sharing :)

Dhiman November 04, 2009  

We had to sing this song in our school and true when you sing it you feel a great power .... and this whole Fatwa thing is strange because its a patriotic song and what has religion got to do with it....

Apanatva November 04, 2009  

thanks.brilliant post .translation helped me to understand it completely .

sm,  November 05, 2009  


sm,  November 05, 2009  

thanks i will add more info regarding this.

sm,  November 05, 2009  


SM,  November 05, 2009  

Dhiman, thanks.

sm,  November 05, 2009  

In the year 1942 RSS shakha did not sing the song Vande Matarma.
Like Muslims this song is opposed by Arya Samaj, christians also.
These religions oppose the Idol worship and in this song there is IDOL worship so they oppose it.

Admin November 06, 2009  

Awesome post..buddy! I am feeling so proud after reading this post but then yes, religion should not be mixed with each and everything. Very rightly summed up in the end..kudos !!

Insignia November 07, 2009  

I saw this fatwa thing on TV, it was absurd. You know what was more irritating? The TV folks trying to increase their ratings by pulling in AR Rahman!!

They were taunting the Muslim leader into commenting about AR Rahman. He being a Muslim; sang Vande Mataram and all that.

But kudos to that leader, he didn't fall prey to these idiotic TV folks. He chose not to talk about ARR as it was individual's freedom.

Damn the TV folks.

sm,  November 07, 2009  

yes you are right,they should not be mixed.

sm,  November 07, 2009  


Unknown November 13, 2009  

very much informative and timely also.
SGPC has done right thing by ordering their schools to sing Vande Mataram.

sm,  November 13, 2009  

thanks, You are right SGPC has done right thing.

kat,  December 10, 2009  

thanks.brilliant post