Tumi balo kii ba cao

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Tumi balo kii ba cao
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Music and lyrics
by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Song number 0688
Date 1983 July 24
Place Madhumalainca, Kolkata
Theme Surrender
Lyrics Bengali
Music Teora tal (7 beats)
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Tumi balo kii ba cao is the 688th song of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita.[1][2]


Roman script[nb 1] Bengali script Translation

(Tumi) Balo kii bá cáo
Múk mukhe ceye theke
Kena liilá kare jáo

Khoṋje tomár tiirthe gechi
Shástra carcá d́her karechi
Nyás práńáyám kare gechi
Kena náhi tákáo

Práńer áloy arghya diye
Manovane phul sájiye
Priiticandane mákhiye
Nijere dii tumi náo

(তুমি) বলো কী বা চাও
মূক মুখে চেয়ে থেকে
কেন লীলা করে যাও

খোঁজে তোমার তীর্থে গেছি
শাস্ত্র চর্চা ঢের করেছি
ন্যাস-প্রাণায়াম করে গেছি
কেন নাহি তাকাও

প্রাণের আলোয় অর্ঘ্য দিয়ে
মনোবনে ফুল সাজিয়ে
প্রীতিচন্দনে মাখিয়ে
নিজেরে দিই তুমি নাও

Tell me what more is Your will.
Having seen my dumbstruck face,
Why do You keep on playing games?

To holy sites I've gone in search of Thee;
Also I've studied scripture aplenty.
I've practiced pranayam and nyas rites;[nb 2]
So why do You not look at me?

Paying homage with the lamplight of my life,
Decked with blooms from the garden of my mind,
Smeared with the sandalpaste of devotion[nb 3]
Myself I am offering; please take me.


  1. ^ For details on the notation, see Roman Bengali transliteration.
  2. ^ Pranayama and nyasa are yogic techniques. The former entails the control of respiration, and the latter entails the touching of various body parts that have been associated with mantra.
  3. ^ All of the imagery in these lines is of Hindu ritualistic worship, perhaps the arati ceremony. However, the external forms have been elevated to the metaphysical plane.


  1. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2019) Prabhat Samgiita Songs 601-700 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B082XJY826 ISBN 9781386095170 
  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
Nayana kone hesecho
Prabhat Samgiita
With: Tumi balo kii ba cao
Succeeded by
Tomarei bhalobesechi