Ketakii jaga varasay

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Ketakii jaga varasay
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Music and lyrics
by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Song number 2376
Date 1985 February 16
Place Madhumalainca, Kolkata
Theme Contemplation
Lyrics Bengali
Music Dadra
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Ketakii jaga varasay is the 2376th song of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita.[1][2]


Roman script[nb 1] Bengali script Translation

Ketakii jágá varaśáy
Paráge paráge surabhi bhásiyá jáy

Dádur d́ákiche piyál vanete
Ashani háse matta váyute
Maner májháre iishán końete
Megh náce kár bharasáy

Júthikár reńu jale bhije jáy
Rajaniigandhá káháre je cáy
Vane upavane virale vijane
Ke jena gán shonáy

কেতকী-জাগা বরষায়
পরাগে পরাগে সুরভি ভাসিয়া যায়

দাদুর ডাকিছে পিয়াল বনেতে
অশনি হাসে মত্ত বায়ুতে
মনের মাঝারে ঈশান কোণেতে
মেঘ নাচে কার ভরসায়

যূথিকার রেণু জলে ভিজে' যায়
রজনীগন্ধা কাহারে যে চায়
বনে উপবনে বিরলে বিজনে
কে যেন গান শোনায়

A screwpine roused by rainfall,
With each pollen-spore its fragrance goes sailing off.

Frogs are croaking in the nut-tree forest;
Lightning grins on frenzied wind.
Amid the mind at northeast[nb 2] corner,
A cloud dances, at Whose expectation?

Juhi dust gets drenched by water;
For Whom does the tuberose yearn?
In woodland and in garden, lonesome and secluded,
Who there seems to sing a song?


  1. ^ For details on the notation, see Roman Bengali transliteration.
  2. ^ Iishán is not only a direction but also a name of Shiva. This double meaning is not accidental. The song poignantly evokes a mythological story about a curse placed on the ketakii (screwpine) flower by Lord Shiva.


  1. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2022) Prabhat Samgiita Songs 2301-2400 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta (2nd ed.) Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B0BFR8TKB2 ISBN 9798201896676 
  2. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1999) Acarya Vijayananda Avadhuta, ed. Prabhat Samgiita Volume 5 (in Bengali) (2nd ed.) Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications ISBN 81-7252-161-8 

Musical notations


Preceded by
Tumi acho tai achi
Prabhat Samgiita
With: Ketakii jaga varasay
Succeeded by
Tumi kache theke kata dur