Today's Beautiful Gem: `Victory to thee!' by Rabindranath Tagore.

"jana-gaNa-mana-adhinAyaka jaya he
tava s'ubha nAme jAge
tava s'ubha ASisa mAge
gAhe tava jaya-gAthA
jana-gaNa-mangala-dAyaka jaya he
jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
jaya jaya jaya jaya he"

"Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India's destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of the Punjab, Sind, Gujarat and Maratha,
Of the Dravid and Orissa and Bengal.
It echoes in the hills of the Vindhyas and Himalayas,
mingles in the music of the Jamuna and Ganges
and is chanted by the waves of the Indian Sea.
They pray for thy blessings and sing thy praise.
The saving of all people waits in thy hand,
Thou dispenser of India's destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee."

Note: January 26 is the day on which India became a sovereign democratic republic. The above song is our national anthem. The English translation is by Tagore himself. Question: Who is the Bharata-bhagya-vidhata in the above song? There are several theories. Request: Could somebody supply the other stanzas of the song also?

Om s'aantih: Peace! - J. K. Mohana Rao