Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate
|English: Victory to you Mother Karnataka, The Daughter of Mother India!|
State song of Karnataka
|Also known as||Karnataka Nadageete (English: Karnataka Anthem)|
Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate (English: Victory to you Mother Karnataka, The Daughter of Mother India!) is a Kannada poem, which was composed by the Indian national poet Kuvempu. The poem was officially declared the state song of the Indian state of Karnataka on 6 January 2004.
The poem envisages a Karnataka that recognises its position in the comity of Indian states, believes in peaceful co-existence with her sisters, but at the same time maintains her self-respect and dignity from a position of confidence and strength rather than insecurity and fear.
Lyrics[edit | edit source]
|ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನಾನಿಯಾ ತನುಜಾತೆ
|Jaya bhārata janāniyā tanujaṭe
(In Latin Transcript)
|Victory to you Mother Karnataka,|
The Daughter of Mother India! (In English)
ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
Jaya bhārata jananiya tanujāte,
Victory to you Mother Karnataka,
Styles[edit | edit source]
The poem is set to tune by a number of Kannada composers, among which two tunes set by C. Ashwath and Mysore Ananthaswamy are the most popular ones. Recently there were some confusions and differences in opinion as to which tune should be used in rendition. The Prof. Shivarudrappa Committee, which was asked to suggest a befitting tune for the rendition of the song, had recommended that the music composed by Mysore Ananthaswamy was apt.
Controversy[edit | edit source]
- A controversy started in early 2004 demanding inducting Madhwacharya's name in Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate, written by Kuvempu. Poornachandra Tejaswi, son of Kuvempu and holder of copyrights of Kuvempu's articles, strongly criticised any attempts to change the poem.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Flag of Karnataka
- List of Karnataka state symbols
- Jana Gana Mana
- Vande Mataram
- List of Indian state songs