Vande Maatram - वन्दे मातरम्
Vande Maatram (Sanskrit: वन्दे मातरम् ) means "Bow to thee, Mother", is The National Song of India, distinct from the national anthem of India "Jana Gana Mana".
The song was composed by Bankimchandra Chatterjee in a mixture of Bengali and Sanskrit. The first political occasion where it was sung was the 1896 session of the Indian National Congress.
In 2003, BBC World Service conducted an international poll to choose ten most famous songs of all time. Around 7000 songs were selected from all over the world. According to BBC, people from 155 countries/island voted. Vande Maatram was second in top 10 songs.