Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat

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જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત
Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat
English: Victory To Valiant Gujarat

State song of Gujarat
LyricsNarmadashankar Dave, 1873
Adopted2011

"Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat" (Gujarati: જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત) is a poem written by Gujarati poet Narmadashankar Dave, better known as Narmad in 1873. It is used as a state song during ceremonies of the Government of Gujarat. [1]

Composition[edit]

Narmad is considered as the first modern Gujarati writer. He has written "Jai Jai Garavi Gujarat" in 1873 as the foreword of his first Gujarati dictionary, Narmakosh.[2][3]

In this poem, Narmad epitomises the sense of pride in the region by identifying the region of Gujarati-speaking people. He delineates the boundary within which Gujarati-speaking population live; Ambaji in the north; Pavagadh in the east; Kunteshwar Mahadev near Vapi in the south; and Somnath, Dwarka in the west. This region mentioned by him now forms modern-day Gujarat, the western state of India.[2] At the end of the poem, Narmad gives hope to the people of Gujarat that the dark clouds is lifting, and a new dawn is about to emerge.[4]

In 2011, the composition sung by various Gujarati singers was released by Government of Gujarat.[1]

Lyrics[edit]

Lyrics are as following:

જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત (in Gujarati) Victory To Valiant Gujarat (In English)

જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત! જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત,

દીપે અરુણું પરભાત, જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત !

ધ્વજ પ્રકાશશે ઝળળ કસુંબી, પ્રેમ શૌર્ય અંકિત;

તું ભણવ ભણવ નિજ સંતજિ સઉને, પ્રેમ ભક્તિની રીત -

ઊંચી તુજ સુંદર જાત, જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.

ઉત્તરમાં અંબા માત, પૂરવમાં કાળી માત,

છે દક્ષિણ દિશમાં કરંત રક્ષા, કુંતેશ્વર મહાદેવ;

ને સોમનાથ ને દ્ધારકેશ એ, પશ્વિમ કેરા દેવ-

છે સહાયમાં સાક્ષાત, જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.
નદી તાપી નર્મદા જોય, મહી ને બીજી પણ જોય.

વળી જોય સુભટના જુદ્ધ રમણને, રત્નાકર સાગર;

પર્વત પરથી વીર પૂર્વજો, દે આશિષ જયકર-

સંપે સોયે સઉ જાત, જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.
તે અણહિલવાડના રંગ, તે સિદ્ધ્રરાજ જયસિંગ.

તે રંગ થકી પણ અધિક સરસ રંગ, થશે સત્વરે માત!

શુભ શકુન દીસે મધ્યાહ્ન શોભશે, વીતી ગઈ છે રાત.

જન ઘૂમે નર્મદા સાથ, જય જય ગરવી ગુજરાત.

Victory to valiant Gujarat!
Victory to valiant Gujarat,
Where shines glorious dawn,
Victory to valiant Gujarat!

Thy scarlet flag marked with love and valour will shine;
Teach thy children everyday, the way of love and devotion.
Your kind is high and beautiful,
Victory to valiant Gujarat.

In north, Goddess Amba [is situated],
In east, Goddess Kali [is situated],
In south, Kunteshwer Mahadev protects [Gujarat].
Somnath and the lord of Dwarka are the gods in the west and ready to protect.
Victory to valiant Gujarat.

Have seen rivers Narmada, Tapi, Mahi and others.
And seen wars of valiant warriors, and the sea with enormous resources.
From the top of the hills, our gallant ancestors are blessing for victory.
Unite all castes.
Victory to valiant Gujarat.

That past glory of [ancient capital] Anhilwad and [king] Siddharaj Jaisinh.
Will be surpassed in near future, O Mother!
The night has over and the omen are good, the noon will beseem.
People dance with Narmada.
Victory to valiant Gujarat.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Newest version of Jay Jay Garvi Gujarat song launched(Video)". DeshGujarat. 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2016-11-12.
  2. ^ a b Bharat Yagnik; Ashish Vashi (2 July 2010). "No Gujarati dept in Veer Narmad, Hemchandracharya varsities". The Times of India. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  3. ^ Tevani, Shailesh (1 January 2003). C.C. Mehta. Sahitya Akademi. p. 67. ISBN 978-81-260-1676-1. Retrieved 13 November 2016.
  4. ^ Suhrud, Tridip. "Narmadashankar Lalshankar: Towards History and Self Knowing" (PDF). Narrations of a Nation: Explorations Through Intellectual Biographies (Ph.D). Ahmedabad: School of Social Sciences, Gujarat University. p. 33. hdl:10603/46631.