Rekha Mandagere


My Motherland - Poem by Rekha Mandagere

Favourite haunt of Gods, a haven for all
Hindus, Muslims, Christians dwell
Also Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs
Mother of myths and various legends
Land of multi faiths no where found
Each faith with its glorious sound
God is One, but names several
This doctrine runs deep in every mind

Mystic land of saints and savants
Breathing chants of Vedas and Upanishads
To unfold the mysteries of universe’s birth
Bhagavad Gita, a gospel of eternal Truth
The twin epics- Ramayan and Mahabharat
Great repositories of all virtues and vices
Upholding renunciation, service as life’s ideals
Soaking in Truth, purity and serene silence

Cradle of human speech, citadel of culture
Beauty smiles through its arts and sculpture
Its heavenly music in cascading rhythms
Kathak, kuchupudi, Bangra reflecting rich traditions
Dotted with holy shrines, churches, mosques
Built in antique styles fitting home for mystics
Varied cultures, unique rituals and festal airs
Spreading warmth and euphoria in celebrations!
















Comments about My Motherland by Rekha Mandagere

  • Rookie - 416 Points Joseph Anderson (7/29/2013 1:30:00 PM)

    Here in America we feel a reverence for your land of mystic proportions. A brilliant summation
    of your land and culture. A memorable, worthy poem. I had open heart surgery 5 years ago and my surgeon was from India. You have much to be proud -10 (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 0 Points Kazi Ahmed (9/29/2011 12:26:00 AM)

    Bharat...is unparallel, so is to say a minimum.Apart from deep love for the country the poetry has a good rhythm and flow.Good patriotic poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,467 Points Unwritten Soul (9/22/2011 5:28:00 AM)

    India, dense of diversity cultures...Holding differences of religions not make harmony less but harmony feast...The love each other without any barriers, as i for you, you for me, respect your believe and respect what i believe is something beautiful. No religion stand for fighting each other..People can fight to get they want, they can do it but they won get it at the end..but when we love we absorb all thing and beautifies all bonds..like a rope, if use a single thread it easily break, so we need a lot of threads to create strong bond to hold and to make beneficial thing..India is interesting place! _Unwritten Soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 139 Points Romeo Della Valle (9/19/2011 12:29:00 AM)

    Wow! What a great tribute to your beautiful Motherland (India) It has been my dream for a long time to visit India which has become my Motherland, too, spiritually! In a poem I wrote titled: A JOURNEY, I mentioned it (In my dream I visited it) ! Thank you for sharing this excellent write full of imagery and fine texture! 10+++ God Bless India and You for always! Love and Peace! Romeo from New York City! ... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (9/17/2011 9:57:00 AM)

    I posted 'My Eyes Open Into All Citadels' as an inspiration and celebration inspired by your poem 'MY MOTHERLAND'. I am glad the poem turned out so unique and wonderfully beautiful. Warmest Regards my friend :) Terence (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Terence George Craddock (9/17/2011 7:08:00 AM)

    'Cradle of human speech, citadel of culture
    Beauty smiles through its arts and sculpture
    Its heavenly music in cascading rhythms'

    Especially these lines sing to me, in rhythms of times past so clearly felt.

    'Dotted with holy shrines, churches, mosques
    Built in antique styles fitting home for mystics
    Varied cultures, unique rituals and festal airs'

    I love the diversity of all these people, pouring out their love, their worship to God. In heaven everywhere voices sing, songs are sung by each individual in love and praise of God. Different genders, voices, songs, but all sparkling with their individual love praise worship of God. I also want to sing of love not differences. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,237 Points Rm. Shanmugam Chettiar (9/16/2011 12:22:00 PM)

    a noble impression about the motherland is visible. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Santosh Sharma (9/16/2011 4:40:00 AM)

    This is what our India is, great beauty all acorss zones, Faith, Religions, festivals, culture and languages great saints given the gospel of life. Great Poem - 10 (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,136 Points Kee Thampi (9/16/2011 1:03:00 AM)

    Rekhaji sings a new insect to our nationality...
    Mystic land of saints and savants
    Breathing chants of Vedas and Upanishads
    To unfold the mysteries of universe’s birth
    Bhagavad Gita, a gospel of eternal Truth
    The twin epics- Ramayan and Mahabharat
    Great repositories of all virtues and vices
    Upholding renunciation, service as life’s ideals
    Soaking in Truth, purity and serene silence (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 133 Points Allemagne Roßmann (9/15/2011 10:28:00 PM)

    A great wholesome chant of the republic of india beyond all complications.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Vivek Haldar (9/12/2011 11:52:00 PM)

    Nice Poem....That's a fair Pink Image of India...Please do care to write about the Other Side of India... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 12, 2011



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