Hingshaye Unmotto Prithwi (Earth is Frenzied with Fury)

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Rabindra-Sangeet (Tagore Song): Hingshaye Unmotto Prithwi (Earth is Frenzied with Fury)

Composed: 21st Falgun, 1333 (5th March 1927)

Category: Puja (Worship)

 

Bengali Lyrics:

 

হিংসায় উন্মত্ত পৃথ্বী, নিত্য নিঠুর দ্বন্দ্ব;

ঘোর কুটিল পন্থ তার, লোভজটিল বন্ধ ॥

         নূতন তব জন্ম লাগি কাতর যত প্রাণী–

         কর’ ত্রাণ মহাপ্রাণ, আন’ অমৃতবাণী,

         বিকশিত কর’ প্রেমপদ্ম চিরমধুনিষ্যন্দ।

             শান্ত হে, মুক্ত হে, হে অনন্তপুণ্য

,             করুণাঘন, ধরণীতল কর’ কলঙ্কশূন্য।

এস’ দানবীর, দাও ত্যাগকঠিন দীক্ষা।

মহাভিক্ষু, লও সবার অহঙ্কারভিক্ষা।

         লোক লোক ভুলুক শোক, খণ্ডন কর’ মোহ,

         উজ্জ্বল হোক জ্ঞানসূর্য-উদয়সমারোহ–

         প্রাণ লভুক সকল ভুবন, নয়ন লভুক অন্ধ।

             শান্ত হে, মুক্ত হে, হে অনন্তপুণ্য,

             করুণাঘন, ধরণীতল কর’ কলঙ্কশূন্য।

ক্রন্দনময় নিখিলহৃদয় তাপদহনদীপ্ত

বিষয়বিষবিকারজীর্ণ খিন্ন অপরিতৃপ্ত।

         দেশ দেশ পরিল তিলক রক্তকলুষগ্লানি,

         তব মঙ্গলশঙ্খ আন’ তব দক্ষিণপাণি–

         তব শুভসঙ্গীতরাগ, তব সুন্দর ছন্দ।

             শান্ত হে, মুক্ত হে, হে অনন্তপুণ্য,

             করুণাঘন, ধরণীতল কর’ কলঙ্কশূন্য ॥

 

The Song in English Script:

 

Hingshaay unmotto prithi, nitya nithur dondo

Ghor kutil pontho tar lobhjatil bandho

  Nutun tabo janmo lagi katar jato prani

Karo tran mahapran ano amritobani,

Bikoshito karo premopaddo chiromadhunishyando

Karunaghan, dharonital karo kalankoshunno

Esho danbir, dao tyagkathin dikkha

Mahabhikkhu, lao sabar ahankarbhikkha

Lok lok bhuluk shok, khandan karo moho

Ujjal hok gyansurjya udaysamaroho

  Pran labhuk sakol bhuban, nayon labhuk andho

Shanto he, mukto he, he anantopunno

Karunaghono, dharinital karo kalankoshunno

Krandonmoy nikhilhridoy tapdahondipto

Bishoibishbikarjirno khinno aporitripto

Desh desh parilo tilako raktokalushoglani

Tabo mangalshankho ano tabo dakkhinpani

  Tabo shubhasangitorag tabo sundar chhando

Shanto he, mukto he, he anantopunno,

Karunaghano, dharonital karo kalankoshunno

 

The Song in English Translation:

 

Earth is frenzied with fury; in constant vile conflict;

Awfully crooked its path; tangled in wily greed.

All sore souls pray for the new birth of a Savior

Save us O Great Life with Thine life giving words

Let bloom the love-lotus with ever flowing nectar

 

O the ever Serene, Free and Holy Presence

Let your Mercy absolve Earth of its stains

 

O Generous One initiate onto the firm renouncing path

O Supreme Mendicant claim our ego as your alms

Let all forget their cares, woes; delusion be severed

Let knowledge as the radiant sun dawn in its splendor

Let all world gain life, the blind receive sight

 

O the ever Serene, Free and Holy Presence

Let your Mercy absolve Earth of its stains

 

The grieving heart of Mankind is smoldering with agony

Worn out in treasure hunt the discontents are aggrieved

Lands far and wide flaunt their blood-tilak*of filth

Sound your conch of well being and bliss

Touching all with Thy right hand to bless

Play Thy auspicious tune to the rhythm of Grace

 

O the ever Serene, Free and Holy Presence

Let your Mercy absolve Earth of its stains

 

*Tilak is  a distinctive spot of colored powder or paste worn on the forehead by Hindu men and women as a religious symbol–Wiktionary 

 

Translated by Sumana Roy

 

The Song is Here sung by Suranjan Bhanja Choudhury

 

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5 comments on “Hingshaye Unmotto Prithwi (Earth is Frenzied with Fury)

  1. I agree with Susan, you have been chosen to do this work. I am struck by how the times Tagore wrote of are like the times of today. Humankind may have gotten more advanced in some ways, but human nature seems not to have evolved in tandem. “Let bloom the love-lotus”. May it ever bloom. Beautiful work, Sumana.

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