On the 14th of September is Prabhat Samgiita Day.
"Prabhat Samgiita" literally means "Songs of the new dawn"
It is the name given to the songs composed by Shrii Prahhat Ranjan Sarkar in an 8 year period (the first song on 14th September, 1982 at Deoghar, Bihar, and the last song on 20th October, 1990 in Calcutta).
He composed a staggering number of 5018 songs in as many as 8 languages (Bengali, Samskrit, Hindi, Urdu, English, Magahi, Maethili and Angika). 
Prabhat Samgiita, besides the Indian classical and folk tunes, is rich in various melodies from around the world including from Scandinavia, Persia, Italy, Israel, Liberia amongst others, which gives a distinct universal touch. This is perhaps the reason why these songs have rapidly spread to different countries of the world.

Considering the number, variety, richness of melody, deep import, lyrical beauty and the duration of composition of the songs any student of music is bound to be astounded.

Shrii P.R. Sarkar, wanted that human beings, along with the fulfilment of their minimum needs of life, advance towards the attainment of Supreme Bliss, the highest God-realisation.
He undertook to compose the Prabhat Samgiita with that end in view. Besides mystical songs, in Prabhat Samgiita we find songs related to all aspects of life, emphasising love for all the animate beings and the inanimate objects. Shrii P.R. Sarkar also expected that Prabhat Samgiita would provide people with a language powerful enough to protest against all sorts of social discrimination, economic disparity, dogma, exploitation, tyranny, and injustice.
The keynote of Prabhat Samgiita is optimism - bold optimism.
Prabhat Samgiita on the one hand testifies to the name of the illustrious composer; on the other hand it proclaims the advent of a new crimson dawn. 
It heralds the dawn of a new era.

Here are some live recordings from the Prabhat Samgiita website where one can listen to the songs.




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