This poem is more like a prayer to God , asking him to instill into the Indians intellectual and a spirit of freedom. this poem is simple yet has a vast and deep meaning. since , this poem was writing during the period of British-India , it meant a lot to the Indians as it was like a motivating force for the Indians. his vision is of a free India , where everyone has a fearless mind , which helps them to live an upright life. he compares "reason" to a clear stream , for its transparency; which was contrasting to the "dreary desert of dead habit". he prays to God to enlighten and enrich his countrymen with the spirit of freedom , nationalism and unity for the country. he expresses his dream of a "heavenly India" in a very satisfactory and has shown his mastery over his language.