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Lyric and background history of song amar kantho hote gan

Song of Rabindranath Tagore


This page contains lyric of Tagore song amar kantho hote gan and its transliteration in English with background history. Background of the song includes the place and date of the song written by Rabindranath, name of the newspaper or magazine the song was first published in and the name of the person who had prepared the notation or swaralipi. This page also contains the musical composition of song like parjaay, taal, raag and ango.

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Parjaay: Prem (13)

Upa-parjaay: Gaan

Taal: Dadra/Khemta

Raag: Khambaj-Baul

Anga: Baul

Written on: 1922

Published in: Shantiniketan Patrika

Swarabitan: 15 (Nabageetika 2)

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Notes: Rainy season of 1930.Vishwa Bharti had arranged for the celebration of Barsha Mangal at Calcutta.Quite a few new songs were written for the purpose and the rehearsal was on full throttle. Suddenly one day Gurudev's voice got choked due to cold.One of the main attractions in the program was recitation by himself. To have it corrected Gurudev started taking indigenious ayurvedic medicines.He forced others too to take them, so that othres did not fall ill. Amid chaos he penned this song and taught that to Dinendranath and others despite his choked voice.

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Transliteration in English

Aamar kantho hote gan ke nilo bhulaye
Se ja basa badhe nirab maner kulaye
Megher dine shrabon maser juthibaner dirghasashe
Amarprane se dai pakher chaya bulaye
Jakhan sarat kaape seuliphuler harase
Nayan bhore ja sei gopan ganer paroshe
Gabhir rate ki lagai adhoghume adhogajai,
Aar swapanmajhe dai ja ki dol dulay

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