Harivansh Rai Bachchan is the man who will remain the legend of Indian poetry for years to come. All the poems by Harivansh Rai Bachchan are some of the most precious gems of poetry ever written. From Madhushala to Agneepath, Harivansh Rai Bachchan poems are still remembered by poetry lovers and recited at many places big and small. The legendary poet received much recognition including Sahitya Academy Award in 1969 and Padma Bhusan in 1976.
Reading poems written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan is an absolute pleasure for readers. The essence of his poetry beats time as readers from any age enjoy his works; be it a young teenager or a wise old man. Today, I am sharing some of the most celebrated poems by Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Some will melt your heart with happiness and some will mend your broken heart. So, let us dive deep into the ecstatic world of Harivansh Rai Bachchan poems.
Most Popular Harivansh Rai Bachchan Poems
Well, to start with Harivansh Rai Bachchan poetry, here are the most popular poems written by the legend. These poems became so influential that they were also used in Hindi cinema at various occasions.
1. Madhushala by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Madhushala was published in 1935 and it gave Harivansh Rai instant fame. Madhushala is written with the unmatched use of metaphors defining the way of living life in the most philosophical manner ever. The poem has 135 verses of four lines each ending in the word Madhushala. The poem was also sung by Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s son and the legendary actor, Amitabh Bachchan. Later on, the poet also wrote two more parts on the same theme – Madhubala, Madhukalash.
Here is the excerpt from the poem Madhushala.
2. Agneepath by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Another poem by Harivansh Rai Bachchan which became immensely famous was Agneepath. The poem gives a clear message that the life is a tough struggle at every step and those who resolve to strive are the ones who win! The poem is relatively small but it is equally deep and inspiring.
Here is the complete text of Agneepath by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
3. Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poems were the true reflections of life and his philosophy about the same. Jo Beet Gayi So Bat Gayi is one such poem where the poet urges man to move on in life no matter what has happened. This poem uses mindful comparisons of human life issues to the phenomenon of nature and derives the message of let go and move on.
Here is the excerpt from Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Read the full poem Jo Beet Gayi So Baat Gayi in Hindi
4. Koshish Karne Walo Ki by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
This is one more masterpiece poem written Harivansh Rai Bachchan. The poet has brilliantly explained the fact that those who dare would never loose; Trying is the sole key to winning. With this poem, Harivansh Rai teaches that your efforts would never go in vain so don’t stop, your work will give fruits ultimately.
Here is the excerpt from the poem Koshish Karne Walo ki by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
5. Ruke Na Tu by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Ruke Na Tu is one of the incredible pieces from Harivansh Rai Bachchan Poems. This poem is very powerful and fills up the readers with confidence and attitude to never stop and never deviate from your path. Harivansh Rai has written this poem in a manner that is can easily be memorised. He has used simple yet powerful words to express all the positivity required to get up and start working!
Here is the complete text of the poem Ruke Na Tu by Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
More Poems by Harivansh Rai Bachchan
Apart from the above famous poems, the Hindi poetry maestro – Harivansh Rai Bachchan – wrote a number of other works that were included in a number of anthologies. His poetry was acclaimed by fellow poets, authors and even critics. I have compiled the complete list of all the poems written by Harivansh Rai Bachchan in chronological order.
Harivansh Rai Bachchan Poems
|Tera Haar (तेरा हार)||1932|
|Nisha Nimantran (निशा निमंत्रण)||1938|
|Ekaant Sangeet (एकांत संगीत)||1939|
|Aakul Antar (आकुल अंतर)||1943|
|Bengal ka Kaavya (बंगाल का काव्य)||1946|
|Khaadi ke Phool (खादी के फूल)||1948|
|Soot ki Maala (सूत की माला)||1948|
|Milan Yamini (मिलन यामिनी)||1950|
|Pranay Patrika (प्रणय पत्रिका)||1955|
|Dhaar ke idhar udhar (धार के इधर उधर)||1957|
|Aarti aur Angaare (आरती और अंगारे)||1958|
|Buddha aur Naachghar (बुद्ध और नाचघर)||1958|
|Chaar kheme Chaunsath khoonte (चार खेमे चौंसठ खूंटे)||1962|
|Do Chattane (दो चट्टानें)||1965|
|Bahut din beete (बहुत दिन बीते)||1967|
|Kat-ti pratimaaon ki awaaz (कटती प्रतिमाओं की आवाज़)||1968|
|Ubharte pratimaano ke roop (उभरते प्रतिमानों के रूप)||1969|
|Jaal sameta (जाल समेटा)||1973|
|Ek Geet (एक गीत)||~|
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