“Koti koti kanttha kalakala-ninaada-karaale
Dwisapta koti bhujayirdhritha kharakaravaale
ke bole maa tumi abale
bahubala-dhaarineem namaami taarineem
-Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
I don’t understand why this part of ‘Vande maataram’ was omitted regardless such depth in it. Especially, the third and fourth lines praising our country as a powerful woman. In fact, this verse is far more beautiful than the existing two.