Vande Mataram: Facts About the National Song of India

WRITTEN BY Saumya Jaiswar 2023-04-08,08:34:33 news

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Vande Mataram, the national song of India was written by Mr. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay to praise Mother India on 7th November, 1875


'Vande Mataram or Bande Mataram' means 'I praise thee, Mother' or 'I praise to thee, Mother'.

Where the Song was Written?

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote Vande Mataram at Chinsurah, near the river Hooghly (near Mallik Ghat).

Language of Composition

Vande Mataram was initially composed in Sanskrit and Bengali. Originally it comprised of 6 stanzas.

Tune of National Song

Jadunath Bhattacharya was asked to set a tune for this poem just after it was written.

When was the National Song Adopted?

It was adopted on January 24, 1950, by providing it equal status with national anthem Jana Gana Mana.

Insipiration of Vande Mataram

It is taken from the novel Anand Math published in 1882.

Translation in Prose

It was translated in prose by Shri Aurobindo in Karmayogin on 20 November 1909.

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