Amar Sonar Bangla - My Bengal of Gold

"My Bengal of Gold" is a 1905 song written and composed by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, the first ten lines of which were adopted in 1972 as the Bangladeshi national anthem.

"Amar Sonar Bangla"


Amar sonar Bangla

Ami tomay bhalobashi


Chirodin tomar akash,

Tomar batash,

Amar prane bajae bãshi.


O ma,

Phagune tor amer bone

Ghrane pagol kôre,

Mori hay, hay re,

O ma,

Ôghrane tor bhôra khete

Ami ki dekhechhi modhur hashi.


Ki shobha, ki chhaya go,

Ki sneho, ki maea go,

Ki ãchol bichhaeechho

Bôţer mule,

Nodir kule kule.


Ma tor bodonkhani molin hole
ami noyon
o may ami noyonjole bhashi
sonar bangla,
ami tomay bhalobasi!

English version:


My Bengal of Gold,

I love you.


Forever your skies,

Your air set my heart in tune

As if it were a flute.


In spring, O mother mine,

The fragrance from your mango groves

Makes me wild with joy,

Ah, what a thrill!

In autumn, O mother mine,

In the full blossomed paddy fields

I have seen spread all over sweet smiles.


Ah, what beauty, what shades,

What an affection, and what tenderness!

What a quilt have you spread

At the feet of banyan trees

And along the banks of rivers!


Oh mother mine, words from your lips
Are like nectar to my ears.
Ah, what a thrill!
If sadness, O mother mine,
Casts a gloom on your face,
My eyes are filled with tears!


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