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State Anthem of Assam - O Mor Apunar Dekh

State Anthem of Assam - O Mor Apunar Dekh

State Anthem of Assam

"O Mur Apunar Dekh" stands as Assam's State song, a cultural emblem cherished for its deep roots in the region's literary and musical heritage. Penned by Lakshminath Bezbarua and set to music by Kamala Prasad Agarwala, it earned official recognition during the Assam Student Conference convened in Tezpur in 1927.

Lakshminath Bezbarua, renowned for his contributions to Assamese literature, crafted the lyrics of "O Mur Apunar Dekh" with profound sensitivity to the spirit of Assam. His verses resonate with themes of love, nostalgia, and a profound connection to the land. Each line evokes the beauty of Assam's landscapes, rivers, and cultural diversity, encapsulating the essence of Assamese identity.

Kamala Prasad Agarwala's musical composition breathed life into Bezbarua's words, creating a melody that captures the emotional depth and cultural richness of Assam. Through his music, Agarwala intertwined classical elements with local folk influences, giving the State song a unique resonance that continues to stir hearts across generations.

The significance of "O Mur Apunar Dekh" extends beyond its artistic merit. Its adoption as the State song at the Assam Student Conference marked a pivotal moment in the recognition and celebration of Assamese cultural distinctiveness. The conference, held in Tezpur, a historic town steeped in Assamese tradition, served as a platform where young intellectuals and cultural leaders affirmed the song's role in fostering unity and pride among Assamese people.

Since its official adoption, "O Mur Apunar Dekh" has become an integral part of Assam's cultural fabric. It is performed at state functions, cultural events, and educational institutions, serving as a unifying symbol that connects Assamese people to their roots and heritage. The song's enduring popularity underscores its ability to evoke a sense of belonging and nostalgia among Assamese communities worldwide.

The Lyrics of the State Song in English is given below -

O Mur Apunar Dekh
O Mur Sikuni Dekh
Enekhon Huola
Enekhon Hufola
Enekhon Moromor Dekh
O Mur Huriya Maat
Axomor Huodi Maat
Prithibir Kotu Bisari Jonom Tu
Nupua Korileo Paat
O Mur Upoja Thai
O Mur Akhomi Aai
Sai Lou Ebar Mukhkhoni Tumar
Hepah Mur Polua Nai 

The Lyrics of the State Song in Hindi is given below -

ओ मेरे प्रिय देश

ओ मेरे हसीन देश

इस कदर प्यारे

इस कदर संपन्न

इस कदर िेममय देश

ओ मेरी मीठी बोली

ओ मेरी प्यारी बोली

धरती पर कहीं और पैदा न होकर

तुम्हारी गोद में ही जनम हुआ सफल

ओ मेरी जन्मभूमम

ओ मेरी असमी मां

देख लूं एक बार सूरत तुम्हारी

मेरा जी है नहीं भरा।

In conclusion, "O Mur Apunar Dekh" stands not only as a State song but as a poignant expression of Assamese identity and cultural pride. Through the lyrical brilliance of Lakshminath Bezbarua and the musical craftsmanship of Kamala Prasad Agarwala, it continues to resonate as a timeless ode to the beauty, traditions, and spirit of Assam. Its journey from creation to official recognition reflects a deep-seated reverence for the state's rich cultural heritage and serves as a testament to the enduring power of art to inspire, unite, and celebrate identity.

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