You’ve heard out National Anthem a million times – but we bet you’ve never heard all of these amazing versions of the National Anthems together. While some of these you ‘bear with’ right before digging into that popcorn tub in theatres, some others you might have heard on TV. Some of these you wouldn’t even know exist. There’s a million beautiful ways to sing our National Anthem and each of these ways – whether with sound or without is just mesmerizing.Also Read - India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Mohammed Siraj Wipes Tears During National Anthem in Sydney | Watch Video

But before you go on to the Anthem, here are some fun facts about the National Anthem. The National Anthem penned down by Rabindranath Tagore was first sung on 28 December 1911 at the 27th session of the Indian National Congress at Calcutta. Also, you all know that you’re supposed to stand up while the National Anthem is played as a mark of respect for the Anthem. However, if one stands plainly and does not join in the singing, it is not considered a disrespect. The person standing quietly does not create a disturbance or affect the playing and singing by others in any way. Hence, standing silently while the National Anthem is played in the background or sung by others is permitted by law. Also Read - Independence Day 2020: Twitter Releases Special Emoji to Honour the Indian Armed Forces

Jana Gana Mana was originally written in Bengali and consists of 5 stanzas. However, it is only the first stanza is sung by the citizens and is played during public events or events of national pride. Below is the complete National Anthem in English (translated): Also Read - Asia Cup 2018: When a Pakistani National Sang Indian National Anthem Jana Gana Mana Ahead of Clash Between Rohit Sharma And Sarfaraz Ahmed's Men -- WATCH

Oh! the ruler of the minds of people, Victory be to You,
Dispenser of the destiny of India!
Punjab, Sindh, Gujarat, Maharashtra,
Dravid (South India), Orissa, and Bengal,
The Vindhya, the Himalayas, the Yamuna, the Ganges,
And the oceans with foaming waves all around.
Wake up listening to Your auspicious name,
Ask for Your auspicious blessings,
And sing to Your glorious victory.
Oh! You who impart well being to the people,
Victory be to You, dispenser of the destiny of India!
Victory, victory, victory to You!

Your call is announced continuously,
We heed Your gracious call
The Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsees,
Muslims, and Christians,
The East and the West come together,
To the side of Your throne
And weave the garland of love.
Oh! You who bring in the unity of the people!
Victory be to You, dispenser of the destiny of India!
Victory, victory, victory to You!

The way of life is somber as it moves through ups and downs,
But we, the pilgrims, have followed it through ages.
Oh! Eternal Charioteer, the wheels of your chariot
Echo day and night in the path
In the midst of fierce revolution,
Your conch shell sounds.
You save us from fear and misery.
Oh! You who guide the people through torturous path,
Victory be to You, dispenser of the destiny of India!
Victory, victory, victory to You!

During the bleakest of nights,
When the whole country was sick and in swoon
Wakeful remained Your incessant blessings,
Through Your lowered but winkless eyes
Through nightmares and fears,
You protected us on Your lap,
Oh Loving Mother!
Oh! You who have removed the misery of the people,
Victory be to You, dispenser of the destiny of India!
Victory, victory, victory to You!

The night is over, and the Sun has risen
over the hills of the eastern horizon.
The birds are singing, and a gentle auspicious breeze
Is pouring the elixir of new life.
By the halo of Your compassion,
India that was asleep is now waking
On your feet we now lay our heads
Oh! Victory, victory, victory to you, the Supreme King,
Victory be to You, dispenser of the destiny of India!
Victory, victory, victory to You!

Now, let’s take a look at some beautiful versions of the National Anthem.

1. Jana Gana Mana – WIFT India National Anthem

2. Jana Gana Mana – AR Rahman and other artists

3. Jana Gana Mana – Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle

4. The Silent National Anthem

5. Jana Gana Mana – With Lyrics

6. Jana Gana Mana – Brahmi Script

7. Jana Gana Mana – Sung in 39 voices

8. Jana Gana Mana – Sign Language

9. Jana Gana Mana – Amitabh Bachchan

10. Jana Gana Mana – By Kids

11. Musical Anthem – Doordarshan

12. Jana Gana Mana – By the transgender community