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Sunday 14 August 2011

"Vande Mataram" -the Songs of the Indian Soul

"Vande Mataram"
this musical words
cuts chords of the string
covering the soft walled hearts
to let out that feeling
"to be Free..."

This land of Bharatam
stands now on its own feet
having its own breathe of
" Freed air "

Unforgettable legend
reminds each one of us
still alive on this mud 
the days of shed bloods
countless number of tears
and unanswered prayers

Stand now to
the words of our leaders
spread the light and
have the will
to celebrate this day
answering those 
shed bloods and tears
to live each passing day
"Vande Mataram"

Indian flag comprises of three colors saffron,white and green in equal proportions.On the middle is the wheel in navy blue color comprising of 24 spokes and this Emblem design is adapted from the Lion Capital of Ashoka at Sarnath on January 26, 1950.The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 2:3 and the diameter of the chakra approximates to three-fourth of the width of the white band of the flag.Indian flag is also called as Trianga.

I could remember my school days, when our principal hosts the flag and we the students, singing the National Anthem song in chorus.She used to pull the flag high and slow and when spread ,showers the rose petals upon her head and the students nearby .It was such a unique look seeing the hosted flag flying pridely to the waves of the brushing breeze.
National Elements
National Tree : Banyan
National Flower : Lotus
National Fruit : Mango
National Animal : Tiger
National Game : Hockey
National Song : Vande Mataram
National Anthem : Jana Gana Mana
Natianl Emblem : The Lion Capital
National Calender : Saka Calender
National Flag : Tiranga

The National Emblem (as seen in the above picture) symbolizes India's commitment to world peace and goodwill. You can see four lions (three in front and the fourth one behind) .The lions symbolizes power, courage and confidence resting on a circular abacus which in turn is girded by four smaller animals named as  guardians of the four directions: the lion in the north, the elephant in the east, the horse in south and the bull in the west. The whole of the abacus rests on a lotus in full bloom meaning the fountain of life and creative inspiration. Below it is inscribed a word /motto 'Satyameva Jayate'  meaning "Truth Alone Triumphs".

Life is Only Once , Short and Precious ....Lets learn to Live in Unity !!

Another Independence opening a gateway (Support Causes)
Joining Hands (Lokpal Fasting) on ....16th August 2011



  1. Vande Mataram

    happy Independence day

  2. Beautiful Composition!
    Happy Independence Day!

  3. Thank you. A tiny fragment of my ignorance has been erased by the beauty of this whole post, from the poem, to the flags history, to your lovely Anthem. May your country be forever blessed.

  4. Well done, Uma. Such a wonderfully comprehensive post.

    I hope you spent a lovely Indendence Day ... Let's hope the whole world learns to live in peace and unity.

    I love the photograph of the child with the flag. Perfect! ... and the music is wonderful as is your very fine poem.

    Poem on ...

  5. A reminder to all of us to be grateful for those who have worked and died to bring us freedom.