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Lyric and background history of song hay hemantalaksmi

Song of Rabindranath Tagore

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This page contains lyric of Tagore song hay hemantalaksmi 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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The song hay hemantalaksmi was written on 1883. The other elements of the song are Parjaay- Natyageeti, Taal- Tritaal and Raag- Mishra Bhopali.

Parjaay: Puja (166)

Upa-parjaay: Biraha

Taal: Jhampak

Raag: Ashabari-Bhairavi

Written on: 1909 (16 Bhadra 1316)

Place: Bolpur

Published in: Tatwabodhini Patrika

Collection: Geetanjali

Swarabitan: 37

Notation by: Surendranath Bandopadhyay / Bhimrao Shastri

Notes: The third line of the song had previously read 'আবার এ যে নানা কথাই জমে, চিত্ত আমার নানা দিকেই ভ্রমে,' and the eighth or the last line of the song had previously read 'নিয়ত মোর চেতনা-'পরে রাখো আলোক-ভরা উদার ত্রিভুবন ॥'


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Transliteration in English

Ahay hemantalaksmi mor mon.  
Aabar chokhe naame aaboran.   
Aabar e je naaaa kathai jome, Chitto aamar naana dikei bhrome,
Daaho aabar bere otthe krome, Aabar e je haarai shricharan.
Tabo nirobo baani hridayotole
Dobe naa jeno loker kolahole.
Sabaar maajhe aamar saathe thaako, Aamar sada tomar maajhe dhaako,
Niyato mor chetona 'pare raakho Aaloke bhora udar tribhuban.

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