Indian National Motto | Satyameva Jayate

Indian National Motto | Satyameva Jayate

Satyameva Jayate”   (Sanskrit: सत्यमेव जयते satyam-eva jayate; lit. “Truth alone triumphs.”)

Satyameva Jayate is the motto of the Republic of India and can be seen in the National Emblem of India. The Indian Emblem is a four-faced lion that rests on a lotus below it there is ‘Satyameva Jayate’ inscribed in Hindi.

The motto is the opening line of a four line-mantra from Mundaka Upanishad.

सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं
सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः |
येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा
यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ||

satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ
satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ |
yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā
yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam ||

Suggested Read: National Pledge of India

Meaning in English

Truth alone succeeds, not untruth.
Through truth, the divine path is opened by which
the sages whose hopes have been completely accomplished,
reach where that greatest possession of Truth is.

Popular connotations

  • Truth stands Invincible’
  • ‘Truth alone triumphs’
  • ‘Truth alone conquers, not falsehood’
  • ‘The truth prevails, not the untrue’ 
  • ‘Veritas Vincit’, a direct Latin translation.
  • ‘Truth alone conquers, not untruth’ 
  • ‘Truth Alone Triumphs, not (na) that against Sacred law
  • Vaimaye Vellum
  • Satya Matra Vijayotsvagalu

Suggested Read: National Symbols Of India

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