Indian culture

What is Satyameva Jayate

A mantra from the Mundaka Upanishad(3.1.6).

  1. सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं
  2. सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः ।
  3. येनाक्रमन्त्यृषयो ह्याप्तकामा
  4. यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम्

Satyam Eva jayate nānṛtaṃ
Satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ
Yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā
Yatra tat satyasya paramaṃ nidhānam[4]

Translation

Only Truth triumphs – not falsehood.
By truth, the divine path is unfolded
By this, the contemplated sages have been reached,
to the abode of the Supreme of Truth.

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