Poem in Hindi – Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe

Posted on 28. Feb, 2015 by in Hindi Language

Today, I will share a patriotic poem in Hindi. The poet is tells the children to walk on the path of righteousness or justice because your are the future of the nation. I also found a video of the poem from a 1961 Hindi movie.

Below is the poem in Devanagari fonts (Hindi) with the literal translation in English. I hope that you will try to comprehend the poem with the given explanation. So, here it is.

कविता (Kavita – Poem) : इन्साफ़ की डगर पे (Insaaf Ki Dagar Pe – Walk On, Walk On)
कवि (Kavi – Poet) : कवि प्रदीप (Kavi Pradeep)

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इन्साफ़ की डगर पे, बच्चों दिखाओ चल के
ये देश है तुम्हारा, नेता तुम्हीं हो कल के

Children, show to walk on the path of justice
This country is yours, and leaders are you of the future.

दुनिया के रंज सहना और कुछ न मुँह से कहना
सच्चाइयों के बल पे आगे को बढ़ते रहना
रख दोगे एक दिन तुम संसार को बदल के
इन्साफ़ की डगर पे, बच्चों दिखाओ चल के
ये देश है तुम्हारा, नेता तुम्हीं हो कल के

Face the torture of the world, but don’t say anything
On the strength of truth, keep progressing ahead
and someday you will change the world
Children, show to walk on the path of justice
This country is yours, and leaders are you of the future.

अपने हों या पराए सबके लिये हो न्याय
देखो कदम तुम्हारा हरगिज़ न डगमगाए
रस्ते बड़े कठिन हैं चलना सम्भल-सम्भल के
इन्साफ़ की डगर पे, बच्चों दिखाओ चल के
ये देश है तुम्हारा, नेता तुम्हीं हो कल के

Whether our dear ones or other, there will be justice for all
watch out that you do not shake on this
the paths are very difficult, and you have to walk carefully
Children, show to walk on the path of justice
This country is yours, and leaders are you of the future.

इन्सानियत के सर पर इज़्ज़त का ताज रखना
तन मन भी भेंट देकर भारत की लाज रखना
जीवन नया मिलेगा अंतिम चिता में जल के,
इन्साफ़ की डगर पे, बच्चों दिखाओ चल के
ये देश है तुम्हारा, नेता तुम्हीं हो कल के

On the head of humanity, place the crown of respect
keep the respect of nation even if you’ve to sacrifice your body and mind
Children, show to walk on the path of justice
This country is yours, and leaders are you of the future.

Hindi Words with Various Meanings – II

Posted on 25. Feb, 2015 by in Hindi Language

In continuation of the topic, this is the second post with more Hindi words which have various meanings depending on the context. You can read the first post here.

Let’s check out the words in this post, the romanized spellings will help you with the pronunciation scheme for the words.

Hindi Romanized Hindi Equivalent English Words
1 घन Ghan बादल (Baadal – Cloud), घना (Ghana – Dense), हथौड़ा (Hathoda – Hammer)
2 घर Ghar मकान (Makaan – House), कुल (Kul – Ancestry), कार्यालय (Kaaralay – Office)
3 चीर Chir वस्त्र (Vastr – Cloth), रेखा (Rekha – Line), चीरना (verb. Chirna – to tear)
4 जीवन Jeevan जल (Jal – Water), प्राण (Praan – Life), वायु (Vaayu – Air)
5 तीर Tir किनारा (Kinaara – Shore), बाण (Baan – Arrow)
6 तनु Tanu पतला (Patla – Thin), सुन्दर (Sundar – Beautiful), कोमल (Komal – Soft)
7 नभ Nabh आकाश (Aakash – Sky), शून्य (Shunya – Zero), शिव (Lord Shiv)
8 पशु Pashu जीव (Jeev – Life), प्राणी (Praani – Creature), मूर्ख (Murkh – Fool)
9 पतंग Pataṅg सूर्य (Surya – Sun), कीड़ा (Keeda – Insect), आकाश में उड़ने वाली पतंग (Aakash mein udne wali patang – Kite)
10 पद Pad पैर (Paer – Feet), स्थान (Sthan – Place), उपाथि (Upaathi – Position)
11 पत्र Patra चिट्ठी (Chitti – Letter), पत्ता (Patta – Leaf), शंख (Shankh – Conch Shell)
12 पय Paya दूध (Dudh – Milk), पानी (Paani – Water)
13 प्राण Prāṇ वायु (Vaayu – Air), जीवन (Jeevan – Life), स्वास (Svaas – Breath), शक्ति (Shakti – Energy)
14 भानू Bhānū सूर्य (Surya – Sun), किरण (Kiran – Ray), राजा (Raja – King)
15 मत Mat राय (Raay – Opinion), वोट (Vote), सम्प्रदाय (Sampraday – Religion)
16 रस Ras तत्व (Tatva – Matter), आनंद (Anand – Joy), प्रेम (Prem – Love)
17 हरि Hari विष्णु (Lord Vishnu), सिंह (Singh – Lion), पर्वत (Parvat – Mountain)
18 मुद्रा Mudrā मोहर (Mohar – Stamps) , सिक्का (Sikka – Coin), मुख-मुद्रा (Mukh-Mudra – Facial Expression)
19 रक्त Rakt लहू (Lahu – Blood), केसर (Kesar – Saffron), कमल (Kamal – Lotus)
20 सारंग Sāraṅg मोर (Mor – Peacock), सर्प (Surp – Snake), हिरण (Hiran – Deer), स्त्री (Stri – Woman)
21 स्नेह Snēh प्रेम (Prem – Love), तेल (Tel – Oil), कोमलता (Komalata – Tenderness)

Hindi Words with Various Meanings – I

Posted on 21. Feb, 2015 by in Hindi Language

In Hindi, there are many words which could refer to another Hindi word. You might think that these words are synonyms, but they are not exactly synonyms. These words would be used in the Hindi literature like Hindi novels and poem. And you’d need to check which referred word would fit the context.

I have divided the topic in two posts to make it easy for you to grasp the words. Let’s check out the word in this post, the romanized spellings will help you with the pronunciation scheme for the words.

Hindi Romanized Hindi Equivalent English Words
1 अर्थ Artha धन (Dhan – Money), कारण (Karan – Reason)
2 अम्बर Ambar वस्त्र (Vastr – Cloth), आकाश (Aakash – Sky)
3 अरुण Aruṇ सूर्य का सारथी (Surya ka Sarthi – Driver of Sun), लाल (Laal – Red)
4 अक्षर Akṣar वर्ण (Varn – Alphabet), शिव (Shiv), मोक्ष (Moksh – Salvation), सत्य (Saty – Truth)
5 अमृत Amr̥it अन्न (Anna – Food), दूध (Dudh – Milk), जल (Jal – Water)
6 अग्र Agra पहले (Pehle – At first), श्रेष्ठ (Shesth – best), आगे का (Aage ka – of ahead)
7 अपेक्षा Apekṣa आशा (Aasha – Hope), आवश्यकता (Aavashyakata – need)
8 अवकाश Avakaash अवसर (Avasar – Chance), छुट्टी (Chutti – Vacation)
9 अवधि Avadhi निथररित समय सीमा (Nirtharit Samay Sima – Deadline), काल (Kaal – Time)
10 आराम Aaraam बगीचा (Bageecha – Garden), विश्राम (Vishram – Rest)
11 आत्मा Aatma परमात्मा (Parmaatma – God), सूर्य (Surya – Sun), अग्नि (Agni – Fire)
12 कल Kal आगामी (Aagami – Coming), बीता हुआ काल, (Beeta Hua Kal – Past) सुन्दर (Sundar – Beautiful) , मशीन (Machine)
13 कनक Kanak सोना (Sona – Gold), गेंहू (Genhu – Wheat)
14 काल Kaal समय (Samay – Time), मृत्यु (Mrityu  – Death)
15 काम Kāma कामदेव (Kaamdev – God of Love), कार्य (Karya – Work)
16 कुल Kul सब (Sab – All), वंश (Vansh – Ancestry)
17 ग्रहण Grahaṇ चन्द्र-सूर्य ग्रहण (Chandr -Surya Grahan – Moon or Sun Eclipse), लेना (Verb. Lena – To take)
18 गुण Guṇ स्वभाव (Svabhav – Nature), रस्सी (Rassi – Rope)
19 गुरु Guru शिक्षक (Shikshak – Teacher), बड़ा (Bada – Big), भारी (Bhari – Heavy)
20 गौ Gau गाय (Gaay – Cow) , पृथ्वी (Prithvi – Earth)