जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी

अपि स्वर्णमयी लङ्का न मे लक्ष्मण रोचते।
जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी॥
api svarṇamayī laṅkā na me lakṣmaṇa rocate |
jananī janmabhūmiśca svargādapi garīyasī ||

Even Lanka, decked with all it’s gold doesn’t endear itself to me;
Mother and Motherland are greater even than heaven.
(Rama said this to Lakshmana in Lanka)

This is one of the most famous/repeated quotes on patriotism/respect for one’s motherland.

15 thoughts on “जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी

  1. This is a very relevent quote for all Indians enamored by west’s glamour(which has no strong basis of morals in most cases) from none other than parabrahmam sriman narayanan himself as Rama. So, i think if we respect rama and his ideals and wish to follow him, indians should first start following this.

  2. అతీవ సమ్యగస్తి. ఏతాని వాక్యాని రామేణ ఉదితమ్ ఇతి నాహమ్ జానామి.

  3. please guide me whether there should be lakshumanaha i.e. with or without : this sign. My intelligence is not deep enough to appreciate your kindness but I accept hereby.


    Have your grace showered on me.

    Aham satyajit: Asmi.

  4. Would u please let me know this sloka number, sarga number & kaand in which the sloka in Ramayana appears?

  5. यह वाल्मीकि रामायण से लिया गया है . जब लंका विजयोपरान्त श्रीराम लंका में प्रवेश करते हैं तो लक्ष्मण जी उनसे पूछते हैं प्रभु आपको स्वर्णमयी लंका किस प्रकार की लगी? तब श्रीराम कहते हैं मेरे लिए तो जननी और जन्मभूमि ही स्वर्ग के समान हैं .

    1. कृपया यह श्लोक किस कांड व सर्ग से है व श्लोक संख्या क्या है? कृपया बताएं ,आभारी हूँगा।

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