Jaya Hey- The Complete Jan Gan Man


indian-national-anthem Did you know that the Indian National Anthem is a condensed one stanza version of a beautiful song penned by Rabindranath Tagore? The original song had five stanzas. Times Of India and Saregama have produced a compilation of all the five stanzas of the original song Jan Gan Man and presented it to the nation under the name Jaya Hey.

It is a 10 minute long soul stirring song played and sung by 39 renowned artists of India, including Girija Devi, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Nithyashree Mahadevan, Jagjit Singh, Shankar Mahadevan, Sunidhi Chauhan etc. However, India’s pride Lata Mangeshkar and A.R. Rehman are missing from this.

Note that it would be wrong to call it the “Complete National Anthem”, as Times of India calls it, because only the first stanza of this song is recognized as the National Anthem. Treat it as a patriotic song but don’t call it the National Anthem.

This song is included in Rabindranath’s book "Geetanjali". He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913 for this book.

Read the complete song here.

While you are listening to the song, check out these articles related to Indian Independence and National Anthem:

No doubt the song evokes pride, but do you think it is right to commercialize our National Anthem as done by Times of India and Saregama?

8 Responses to “Jaya Hey- The Complete Jan Gan Man”

  1. Rajvinder Bains
    August 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    This most inspiring. I am moved after so many years to hear the national anthem again and feel very very good.

  2. zephyr
    August 17, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I think it is beautiful. It is much better than the other one 'Mile sur mera tumhara', which was done similarly. This one has more singers and musicians on a wider scale. Thanks for sharing..

  3. deaz411
    August 27, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    Nice post.

  4. jane0018
    August 30, 2011 at 2:50 am #

    I am glad that Blogs are becoming the main source of knowing about things certainty,its importance,idolizing,either in a marketing way that one can differentiate.

  5. Vikranth
    September 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    A new Hoax status making rounds on Facebook
    Bcoz of writing on the Rupee notes, Indian Govt. loss amounts to Rs.2638 cr per year.plz don't write anything on Rupee Note bcoz they can't be used for std transactions..e.g., u wont find written notes in ATM.plz paste it on ur status so that everyone become aware of the fact.

  6. Ash Okas
    October 16, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Your taste of Indian flavour is remarkable and that is why your readers are too sensitive people.__Who says Young Indians are not sensitive, just see the comments here…

  7. axisholiday
    October 17, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

    India is master in Technologies, when i visited in India for India Tour i also attend the Indian Musical shows. India have so nice singer which have quality of voice.

    Best of luck and thanks for give the opportunities of Commenting.

  8. prem kumar
    January 26, 2014 at 2:24 am #

    actually i dont the meaning of these words but i love this national anthem.

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