Bandhu he niye calo

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Bandhu he niye calo
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Music and lyrics
by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Song number 0001
Date 1982 September 14
Place Madhumanika, Deoghar
Theme (Shiva) Enlightenment
Lyrics Bengali
Music Ajay valley + Italy, Kaharva
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Bandhu he niye calo is the first song of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita.[1][2][3] It is also known as Jyotirgiita (song of effulgence).[4]


Roman script[nb 1] Bengali script Translation

Bandhu he niye calo
Álor oi jharńádhárár páne
Bandhu he niye calo

Áṋdhárer vyathá ár say ná práńe
Bandhu he niye calo

Ghumer ghor bháuṋánor gáne gáne
Bandhu he niye calo

বন্ধু হে নিয়ে চলো
আলোর ওই ঝর্ণাধারার পানে
বন্ধু হে নিয়ে চলো

আঁধারের ব্যথা আর সয় না প্রাণে
বন্ধু হে নিয়ে চলো

ঘুমের ঘোর ভাঙানোর গানে গানে
বন্ধু হে নিয়ে চলো

Oh Abiding Friend, take me with.
Toward yon streaming fountain of effulgence,
Oh Abiding Friend, take me with.

No more can be borne unenlightenment's affliction;
Oh Abiding Friend, take me with.

Shattering my dense slumber with one song after another,
Oh Abiding Friend, take me with.


This is how Sarkar himself described the meaning of the song—[4]

Paramapuruśa is the real friend. Oh Paramapuruśa, direct me unto the fountain of divine effulgence. I was slumbering in Cimmerian darkness I was an ordinary atom. But now I can no longer tolerate the staticity of darkness. Oh Paramapuruśa, sing before me the song which will arouse me from my deep slumber. Sing before me that song which will show me what is what and which is which.


  1. ^ For details on the notation, see Roman Bengali transliteration.


  1. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2019) Prabhat Samgiita Songs 1-100 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta (3rd ed.) Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B082RDDH81 ISBN 9781386726890 
  2. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1993) Acarya Vijayananda Avadhuta, ed. Prabhat Samgiita Volume 1 Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications ISBN 81-7252-041-7 
  3. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1994) Acarya Vijayananda Avadhuta, ed. Prabhat Samgiita Volume 1 (in Bengali) (2nd ed.) Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications ISBN 81-7252-082-4 
  4. ^ a b Prabhat Samgiita lyrics from

Musical notations


Preceded by
Prabhat Samgiita
With: Bandhu he niye calo
Succeeded by
E gan amar alor jharanadhara