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This page contains lyric of Tagore song ogo bodhu sundori and its transliteration in English with background history. Background of the song includes the place and date of the song written by Rabindranath, name of the newspaper or magazine the song was first published in and the name of the person who had prepared the notation or swaralipi. This page also contains the musical composition of song like parjaay, taal, raag and ango.

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Parjaay: Prakriti (199)

Upa-parjaay: Basanta (12)

Taal: Kaharwa

Raag: Kalingara

Written on: 1924

Swarabitan: 1

Notation by: Dinendranath Tagore

Notes: This song was written on 16th March, 1924 at Kolkata.

Shantideb Ghosh in his book ‘Rabindra-sangeet’ had written –

… Rabindranath had written a poem ‘Bodhu-mongol’ based on a painting ‘Saat bhaai champa’ by Gaganendranath Tagore. Manjusree, daughter of Surendranath Tagore was married to Khitishprosad Chattopadhyay on this day and it is presumed that this song was gifted to her. It read –

"Ogo badhu sundari

Naba madhu manjari

Saatbhai champar laho abhinandan –

Parner paatre


Swarner borner chhonder bandhan."

Later it was changed to the current form. …

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Transliteration in English

Ogo bodhu sundari,  tumi modhumanjari,
Pulakito champar   laho obhinandano –
Parner paatre   phalgunraatre   mukulito mollika-maalyer bandhano.
Enechhi basonter   anjali gandher,
Palasher kumkum,   chnaadinir chandano –
Paruler hillol,   shirisher  hindol,   manjul ballir bankimo kankano.
Ullas-utorol   benubonokallolo,
Kompita kishaloye malayero chumbano.
Tabo aankhipallabe   diyo aanki ballabhe
Gagoner naboneel   swaponero anjano.

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