Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate
|ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ|
Emblem of Karnataka
state anthem of Karnataka (de facto)
Jaya Bharata Jananiya Tanujate (Kannada: ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ) is a Kannada poem, which was composed by the Indian Kannadiga poet Kuvempu. The poem was officially declared the state anthem of the Indian state of Karnataka on January 6, 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.
Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India! Hail the land of beautiful rivers and forests, hail the abode of saints! You are a new jewel in the crown of Goddess Earth, mine of beautiful gold and sandal. Victory to you Mother Karnataka the daughter of Mother India where Rama and Krishna had their incarnations.
Resonance of the Vedas is your Mother’s lullaby for you, and your fervor is Her life. Rows of green mountains are your necklaces. Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India who is hailed by Kapila, Patañjali, Gautama and Jina.
You are a sacred forest where Shankara, Ramanuja, Vidyaranya, Basaveswara and Madhva dwelt. You are the holy abode where Ranna, Shadakshari, Ponna, Pampa, Lakshmisa and Janna were born. You are the blessed resting place of many a poet-nightingales. Victory to Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India the progenitor of Nanak, Ramananda and Kabir.
This is the land ruled (in the past) by Tailapa and Hoysalas, and affectionate hometown for Dankana and Jakkana. This land is the blessed stage for Krishna, Sharavathi, Tunga and Kaveri. Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India of Chaitanya, Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda.
Garden of peace for all communities, a sight that allures the connoisseurs, the garden where the Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Parsis and the Jains (grow); the palace of many kings that are like Janaka; the place for singers and musicians; the body of the children of Mother Kannada—the house where Kannada Tongue plays in joy. Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India. Hail the land of beautiful rivers and forests, hail the abode of rasarishis!
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.
- Poem declared State Song The Hindu - January 11, 2006
- Evolve a uniform format for State anthem: Prakash The Hindu - September 7, 2005