Raktim kishalay is the 50th song of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita. It is also known as the Seva Dal song or the flag song, because Seva Dal cadre sing this song in a call-response fashion before raising and lowering the Ananda Marga flag.
|Music and lyrics |
by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
|Date||1982 October 24|
|Location in Sarkarverse|
|Roman script[nb 1]||Bengali script||Translation|
Raktim kishalay (ámi)
রক্তিম কিশলয় (আমি)
I am a tender reddish leaf.
This is how Sarkar himself described the meaning of the song—
People should always remember that they are like kishalay, reddish tender leaves. You know, when leaves are very tender, they are reddish; and those reddish leaves are called kishalay in Saḿskrta. When, after some time, those leaves become green, they are called patra. And when the leaves become old and yellowish, they are called parn’a. Now, here it is said, "I am kishalay. I am a reddish leaf. And I always move forward along a straight path, and not along any curved line. My thoughts are always clear and concise. And I keep my thoughts and sentiments above all impurities."
- For details on the notation, see Roman Bengali transliteration.
- Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2019) Prabhat Samgiita Songs 1-100 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta (3rd ed.) Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B082RDDH81 ISBN 9781386726890
- Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1993) Acarya Vijayananda Avadhuta, ed. Prabhat Samgiita Volume 1 Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications ISBN 81-7252-041-7
- 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
- Unpublished transcription from audio recording.
Dak diye jai jai jai
With: Raktim kishalay
Madhukar vane spandana ene