List of Indian state songs

Summary

India is a country in Asia. It is a union made up of states and union territories. Some of these states and territories have adopted songs for the use at state functions and ceremonies. In other states, songs have been proposed or are in popular, traditional or unofficial use.

States and union territoriesEdit

Official state songsEdit

State or union territory Song name Translated name Language Lyricist(s) Composer(s) Adopted
  Andhra Pradesh Maa Telugu Thalliki[1] To Our Mother Telugu Telugu Sankarambadi Sundaraachari Suryakumari 1956
  Assam O Mur Apunar Desh[2][3] O My Endearing Country! Assamese Lakshminath Bezbaroa Kamala Prasad Agarwala 1927
  Bihar Mere Bharat Ke Kanth Haar[4] The Garland of My India Hindi Satya Narayan Hari Prasad Chaurasia and Shivkumar Sharma 2012
  Chhattisgarh Arpa Pairi Ke Dhar[5] The Streams of Arpa and Pairi Chhattisgarhi Nardenra Dev Verma Nardenra Dev Verma 2019
  Gujarat Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat[6] Victory to Proud Gujarat! Gujarati Narmadashankar Dave unknown 2011
  Karnataka Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate, Jaya he Karnataka Maate[7] Victory to you Mother Karnataka, The Daughter of Mother India! Kannada Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa Mysore Ananthaswamy 2004
  Madhya Pradesh Mera Madhya Pradesh[8] My Madhya Pradesh Hindi Mahesh Shrivastava Mahesh Shrivastava 2010
  Manipur Sana Leibak Manipur[9][10] Manipur, Land of Gold Manipuri B. Jayantakumar Sharma Aribam Syam Sharma 2021[11][12]
  Odisha Bande Utkala Janani[13] I Adore Thee, O Mother Utkala! Odia Laxmikanta Mohapatra Laxmikanta Mohapatra 2020[14]
  Puducherry Tamil Thai Valthu[15] Invocation to Mother Tamil Tamil Bharathidasan L. Krishnan 2007
  Tamil Nadu Tamil Thai Valthu[16] Invocation to Mother Tamil Tamil Manonmaniam Sundaram Pillai M. S. Viswanathan 2021[17]
  Uttarakhand Uttarakhand Devabhumi Matribhumi[18][19][20] Uttarakhand, Land of the Gods, O Motherland! Hindi, Garhwali and Kumaoni Hemant Bisht Narendra Singh Negi 2016

Unofficial, traditional and popular state songsEdit

State or union territory Song name Translated name Language Lyricist(s) Composer(s)
  Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Hamara[21][22][23] Our Arunachal Hindi Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika
  Maharashtra Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza[24] Victory to My Maharashtra! Marathi Raja Badhe Shrinivas Khale
  Meghalaya Meghalaya Geet[25][26] Song of Meghalaya English, Hindi Garo, Pnar
  Sikkim Jahan Bagcha Teesta Rangeet[27][28][29][30] Where Teesta and Rangeet Flow Nepali Sanu Lama Dushyant Lama
  Telangana Jaya Jaya He Telangana[31] Victory to Mother Telangana! Telugu Ande Sri Ande Sri
  Uttar Pradesh Uttar Pradesh Sametata Khud ko Itihaas ke Pannon Mein[32] Uttar Pradesh Covers Itself in the Pages of History Hindi

Proposed state songsEdit

The governments of Goa,[33] Haryana[34][35] Kerala,[36][37] Uttar Pradesh[38] and West Bengal[39] are currently in the process of selecting official state songs.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Harpe, Bill (18 May 2005). "Surya Kumari". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of Indian Literature Volume 1, 1989, pagina 416-418
  3. ^ https://assam.gov.in/about-us/390
  4. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Main News".
  5. ^ "'Arpa Pairi Ke Dhaar' notified official song".
  6. ^ "Newest version of Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat song launched(Video)". DeshGujarat. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  7. ^ "Poem declared 'State song'". Archived from the original on 12 October 2007. Retrieved 24 March 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link) The Hindu - 11 January 2006
  8. ^ "MP: State Song to be Sung Along with National Anthem". Outlook India. 12 October 2010. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  9. ^ "AMMIK wants 'Sana Leibak Manipur' to be State anthem : 16th apr15 ~ E-Pao! Headlines".
  10. ^ "State Anthem - Imphal Times".
  11. ^ https://newsonair.com/2021/08/13/patriots-day-celebrated-in-manipur/
  12. ^ https://thenortheastaffairs.com/sana-leibak-manipur-adopted-as-state-song-by-cabinet/
  13. ^ Students and teachers of schools in Cuttack district will have to compulsorily sing ‘Bande Utkal Janani’ during daily prayer. "The district administration on Monday issued directions to all schools to include a recital of the State song in the prayer sessions with immediate effect. A committee of senior citizens would be constituted to keep a tab on schools to ensure total adherence to the instructions, Collector Girish S.N. said. Making the announcement during observation of death anniversary of Utkal Gaurab Madhusudan Das, Girish said the objective was to generate Odia pride and love for the language among the younger generation. Mayor Soumendra Ghosh announced that it is mandatory that signboards of all establishments and institutions in the city will have to be in Odia language from April 1. Failing to do so will invite penal action against violators, he warned.]
  14. ^ "Odisha Accords State Song Status To 'Bande Utkala Janani'". O TV. 7 June 2020. Retrieved 7 June 2020.
  15. ^ Ramakrishnan, Deepa H. (22 March 2012). "Bharathidasan's gift to Tamil and Pondicherry". The Hindu – via www.thehindu.com.
  16. ^ Kolappan, B. (14 July 2015). "Veteran musician M.S. Viswanathan passes away". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  17. ^ "DMK Government declares Tamil Thai Vaazhthu the State song". The Hindu. 17 December 2021. Retrieved 2021-12-17.
  18. ^ "हेमन्त बिष्ट ने लिखा उत्तराखण्ड राज्यगीत". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). 20 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Song Written By A Govt School Teacher Becomes State Song". Daily Pioneer. 20 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Hemant Bisht's Lyrics Is State Song". The Tribune. 7 February 2016.
  21. ^ "State song needs to mirror unity in diversity!". Arunachal Observer. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  22. ^ "The State Song of Arunachal Pradesh : Humara Arunachal Lyrics".
  23. ^ "34th Arunachal Statehood Day: Amit Shah to grace occasion | LIVE". 20 February 2020.
  24. ^ Jerry Pinto, Naresh Fernandes (2003). Bombay, Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai. Penguin Books. p. 237. ISBN 9780143029663.
  25. ^ "Melodies of Freedom".
  26. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: "Meghalaya Geet ।। Freedom State Song।।". YouTube.
  27. ^ http://scstsenvis.nic.in/arcindex3.aspx?sslid=1220&subsublinkid=746&langid=1&mid=4
  28. ^ "Darjeeling Unlimited :: National Anthem of Sikkim".
  29. ^ https://www.facebook.com/thevoiceofsikkim/videos/jaha-bagcha-teesta-rangit-will-be-recognized-as-state-song-education-minister-ku/2895946704016931/[user-generated source]
  30. ^ "Sanu Lama's 'Himalchuli Mantira', 'Jaha Bagcha Teesta Rangeet' released".
  31. ^ "Jaya Jaya He Telangana was not the State song of Telangana". 16 March 2021.
  32. ^ "Melodies of Freedom".
  33. ^ "This Liberation Day, Goa to get a State anthem in Konkani".
  34. ^ "Haryana to launch 'state song' depicting glorious past, rich present". 10 August 2021.
  35. ^ "Compositions invited for Haryana's state song".
  36. ^ "Kerala to get official song; government sets up panel". 4 July 2018.
  37. ^ "Official song for State in the making". The Hindu. 22 June 2018.
  38. ^ "Uttar Pradesh may get its official state song soon". 7 August 2021.
  39. ^ "Mamata Banerjee composes song for West Bengal; in process to design state emblem to counter BJP". 4 June 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Melodies of Freedom