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Lyric and background history of song ekbar tora ma bolia

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song ekbar tora ma bolia 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: Jatiya Sangeet (11)

Taal: Ektaal

Style: Kirtan

Anga: Kirtan

Written on: 1886

Collection: Gaaner Bohi

Swarabitan: 47

Notation by: Sarala Debi / Kangalicharan Sen

Notes: Although accepted as a patriotic song this song was composed for a prayer meeting of the Brahmo Samaj, that was trisected. To unify the three sections a meeting was called where Gurudev presented the song himself.

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Transliteration in English

Ekbar tora ma boliyaa daak, jagotjoner shrabon jurak,
Himadripashan kende gelo jak - mukh tule aaji chahore.
Dara dekhi tora atmapor bhuli, hridoye hridoye chutuk bijule-
Probhatgone koti shir tuli nirbhoye aji gaho re.
Bish koti konthe ma bole dakile romancho uthibe anonto nikhile,
Bish kote chele mayere gherile dosh dik sukhe hashibe.
Sedin probhate notun tapon notun jibon korebe bopon
e nohe kahini, a nohe sopon - asibe se din asibe.
Aponer maye ma bole dakile, aponar bhaye hridoye rakhile,
Sob paap taap dure jaay chole punno premer batase.
Setha biraje deb- asribad- na thake kaloho, na thake bishad-
Ghuche apoman, jege othe pran - bimol protibha bikashe.

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