Mandir Masjid Poem(Hindi) by Vinay Mahajan

I first studied this poem in Standard 6 in 1995 but the words of this poem always stayed in my heart. Although many years have gone by, the message of it is still relevant even today. It teaches us to keep humanity away from the division of religion. The religion has always played major role in lives of many lives since its origin… There is also another version for this poem. 

मंदिर-मस्जिद-गिरजाघर ने बाँट लिया भगवान को,
धरती बांटी, सागर बांटा, मत बांटो इंसान को. मंदिर-मस्जिद…

हिन्दू कहता मंदिर मेरा, मंदिर मेरा धाम है,
मुस्लिम कहता मक्का मेरा अल्लाह का इमान है.
दोनों लड़ते, लड़ लड़ मरते, लड़ते लड़ते ख़तम हुए.
दोनों ने एक दूजे पर न जाने क्या क्या ज़ुल्म किये.
किसका ये मकसद है, किसकी चाल है ये जान लो,
धरती बांटी, सागर बांटा, मत बांटो इन्सान को. मंदिर-मस्जिद..

नेता ने सत्ता की खातिर कौमवाद से काम लिया,
धरम के ठेकेदार से मिलकर लोगों को नाकाम किया,
भाई बंटे टुकड़े-टुकड़े में, नेता का ईमान बढा
वोट मिले और नेता जीता शोषण को आधार मिला.
वक़्त नहीं बीता है अब भी, वक़्त की कीमत जान लो.
धरती बांटी, सागर बांटा, मत बांटो इंसान को. मंदिर-मस्जिद…

प्रजातंत्र में प्रजा को लूटे ये कैसी सरकार है,
लाठी गोली ईश्वर अल्लाह ये सारे हथियार हैं,
इनसे बचो और बच के रहो और लड़कर इनसे जीत लो,
हक है तुम्हारा चैन से रहना अपने हक को छीन लो,
अगर हो तुम शैतानी से तंग, ख़त्म करो शैतान को,
धरती बांटी, सागर बांटा, मत बांटो इंसान को. मंदिर-मस्जिद….

English Translation:

The temple, the mosque, and the church have divided up the almighty,
the land is divided, the sea is divided, but please, don’t divide the human being…

The Hindu says the temple is sacred to him
The Muslim says Mecca is his Allah’s pride
both fight, keep fighting, died fighting
torturing each other in unthinkable ways
find out who really wants this, whose strategy this is
the land is…

The politician used communalism to gain power
the religious leader helped, the people were rendered helpless
brothers were cut up in pieces, the politician’s credibility increased
The politician got all the votes to win the election and exploitation was sustained
The time has not passed yet, understand how precious it is,
the land is…

What kind of government exploits the people in a democracy
batons, bullets, Ishwar, and Allah, all these are used as weapons
Save yourselves from these and fight for your victory from them
It is your right to live peacefully, snatch that right back
If you are tired of this devilry, kill it off.
the land is…

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