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Vanday Mataram, A Hymn To Durga Devi
By:Zahra & Khatam Ababa, Indonesia
Date: Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:16 pm
In Response To: Re: Vanday Mataram? Durga Devi! (Shravan India)

Vande Mataram (Bengali script: বন্দে মাতরম্‌; Hindi/Sanskrit: वन्दे मातरम्; Vande Mātaram "I bow to thee, Mother") is a poem from the famed novel Anandamath which was written by Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay in 1882. It was written in Bengali and Sanskrit. It is a hymn to Goddess Durga, identified as the national personification of India. It played a vital role in the Indian independence movement, first sung in a political context by Rabindranath Tagore at the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.[1]

In 1950 (after India's independence), the song's first two verses were given the official status of the "national song" of the Republic of India, distinct from the national anthem of India Jana Gana Mana.

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Vanday Mataram?
Zahra Abdali, Dubai -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 2:24 pm
Re: Vanday Mataram?
Shravan India -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 3:44 pm
Vanday Mataram? Durga Devi!
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 5:56 pm
Re: Vanday Mataram? Durga Devi!
Shravan India -- Saturday, 12 May 2012, 10:31 pm
Re: Vanday Mataram? Durga Devi!
Zahra & Khatam Ababa, Indonesia -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 3:05 pm
Re: Vanday Mataram? Durga Devi!
Shravan India -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 3:48 pm
Durga Devi, the goddess of destruction!
Zahra & Khatam Ababa, Indonesia -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:09 pm
Vanday Mataram, A Hymn To Durga Devi
Zahra & Khatam Ababa, Indonesia -- Sunday, 13 May 2012, 4:16 pm
Re: Vanday Mataram?
Muhammad Rafi Karachi -- Monday, 14 May 2012, 4:43 pm