Independence Day: Bankim Chandra wrote, Tagore sang 'Vande Mataram', know its history
Independence Day: Bankim Chandra wrote, Tagore sang 'Vande Mataram', know its history

When the country was slave of English rule, these two words 'Vande Mataram' created a flame of freedom in the hearts of crores of Indians. Vande Mataram is the national song of our country. It is also primarily known as the country's first patriotic song. Whenever it is about the independence of India or the history of India, this national song suddenly comes before our eyes. Let's know what is its history? Who put this song on paper with his pen and who sang it for the first time?

History of national song Vande Mataram

- This song was composed on 7 November 1876 by Bankim Chandra Chatterjee in Kantal Pada village of Bengal.

- It was included in Bankim Chandra Chatterjee's famous novel 'Anand Math' in 1882.

- It was first sung in 1896 by the great writer Rabindranath Tagore with rhythm in Bengali style. The special thing is that Rabindranath Tagore also composed the national anthem 'Jana-Gana-Mana'.

- Vande Mataram was first translated into English by Arvind Ghosh.

In 1905, Vande Mataram was given the status of national song. It got this status in the meeting of Congress executive.

Vande Mataram was the slogan of India at the time when the Bang-Bhang movement was going on.

- It was also introduced in Devanagari script. In the year 1906 at the Congress session, its revised form was presented by Tagore.

- Where the people's anthem became the national anthem of India in the year 1950 by the Constituent Assembly of India , Vande Mataram was also declared as the national song of India by the Constituent Assembly of India in the year 1950 itself.

- The world's largest broadcasting association, the BBC ie British Broadcasting Corporation, conducted a survey in 2002, in which Vande Mataram 'proved to be the second most popular song in the world.

Song Vande Mataram

Vande Mataram!
Sujalam, suphalam, malayaja shitalam,
Shasyashyamalam, Mataram!
Vande Mataram!
Shubhrajyotsna pulakitayaminim,
Phullakusumita drumadala shobhinim,
Suhasinim sumadhura bhashinim,
Sukhadam varadam, Mataram!
Vande Mataram, Vande Mataram!

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