Kii banshii bajali bandhu

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Kii banshii bajali bandhu
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Music and lyrics
by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Song number 0508
Date 1983 May 14
Place Madhumalainca, Kolkata
Theme Contemplation
Lyrics Bengali (Dialect)[nb 1]
Music Kaharva
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Kii banshii bajali bandhu is the 508th song of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita.[1][2]


Roman script[nb 2] Bengali script Translation

Kii báṋshii bájáli baṋdhu
D́háliyá dili mahula madhu

(Tor) Ásári path ceye tháki je jági
Málá gáṋthi ami tori lági
Cái ná kichu nite cái je sab dite
Bhálobási bhálobási shudhu

Áṋdhár sheśe jabe vihána áse
Súrja ut́he jabe kamal háse
(Tor) Chavit́i mor mane je bháse
(Tui) Diner álo mor rátera vidhu

কী বাঁশী বাজালি বঁধু
ঢালিয়া দিলি মহুল মধু

(তোর) আসারই পথ চেয়ে থাকি যে জাগি
মালা গাঁথি আমি তোরই লাগি
চাই না কিছু নিতে চাই যে সব দিতে
ভালোবাসি ভালোবাসি শুধু

আঁধার শেষে যবে বিহান আসে
সূর্য উঠে যবে কমল হাসে
(তোর) ছবিটি মোর মনে যে ভাসে
(তুই) দিনের আলো মোর রাতের বিধু

What flute did You play, Beloved?[nb 3]
You made nectar flow from mahuwa.[nb 4]

Watching for You, I keep awake
And string a garland for Your sake.
I would take nothing; I would give my all;
In love, in love am I, pure and simple.

When darkness ends, morning arrives;
When sun ascends, the lotus smiles.
Your splendor rises in my mind;
You're my daylight, the moon at night.[nb 5]


  1. ^ The dialect of this song is uncertain. But from some words in the song, it might be related to Oriya.
  2. ^ For details on the notation, see Roman Bengali transliteration.
  3. ^ In Prabhat Samgiita, bandhu (বন্ধু), baṋdhu (বঁধু), and baṋdhuyá (বঁধুয়া) are appellations often used by Sarkar to address Shiva. The meaning of these three terms is roughly the same. They are all suggestive of a long-time friend, but the latter two carry a greater sense of intimacy.
  4. ^ From mahuwa flowers, Indian tribal people manufacture a sweet jam for eating, a syrup for medicinal purposes, and even a colorless liquor, similar to the Japanese sake. In English vernacular, mahuwa is sometimes known as the honey tree or butter tree.
  5. ^ This verse is rich with spiritual symbolism, as it brings to an end a series of eight songs (beginning with Song 501: Diner aloy kena aso ni), all focused on the concept of Parama Purusa revealing Himself amid darkness. Here we discover how darkness not only leads to light but also love.


  1. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2019) Prabhat Samgiita Songs 501-600 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta (3rd ed.) Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B082X65YMB ISBN 9781386728276 
  2. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1994) Acarya Vijayananda Avadhuta, ed. Prabhat Samgiita Volume 2 (in Bengali) (2nd ed.) Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications ISBN 81-7252-084-0 

Musical notations


Preceded by
Prabhu tomar liila apar
Prabhat Samgiita
With: Kii banshii bajali bandhu
Succeeded by
Ogo mor giitimay