I saw the Amir Khan show promo – Satyameva Jayate, and thought about the word which is inscribed in our national emblem (Lion Capital of Asoka), in the base of our (India) national currency…. and in most of our hearts when we are young and in school.
The source of the two words is from Mundaka Upanishad which is a matra. The matra goes like:
satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ
satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ |
yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam ||
Truth alone triumphs; not falsehood.
Through truth the divine path is spread out by which
the sages whose desires have been completely fulfilled,
reach where that supreme treasure of Truth resides.
Now coming back to the show, which is said to be an issue based chat show. The unique thing Amir is doing (among many uniqueness), having the show in multiple channel and languages. Even DD1 is going to telecast it. The best part till now I enjoyed and made me shed a tear is the title song.
The song written by Prasoon Joshi, is a love song for a nation. If you think of your loved one, it will still has a lot of meaning. The song is up at YouTube, and I have tried to do an English translation below. And thank you Tanveer on helping me out with Urdu translation J
With our nation again at the crossroads in terms of corruption, I hope our honorable politician hear the song and understand the meaning. Alas, I don’t think so.
Hope you enjoy the song and translation. I don’t own rights to the song or lyrics, and just a fan of the lyrics, music, song and actor 🙂
|Tere rang aisa chadh gaya
Koi aur rang na chadh sake
Tera naam seeney pe likha
Har koi aake padh sakeyHai junoon hai junoon hai
Tere ishq ka ye junoon hai
Rag rag mein ishq tera daudta
Yeh bawra sa khoon hai
Tune hi sikhaya sachai oo ka matlab
Tere paas aake jaana maine zindagi ka maksad
Satyamev, satyamev, satyamev jayate
Sacha hai pyaar tera, satyamev jayate
Tere noor ke dastoor mein
|Your soul has grown over me in such a way
Like no other soul has ever grown over me
You name is written in my chest
So that the whole world can read itIt’s a passion, intense passion
It’s passion of your love and loyalty
Loyalty to you runs in my entire body
There is this new madness of the youth in me
You have shown me the meaning of truth
After coming close to you I have known my reason of existence
The truth will always win! The truth will always win
The love from you is honest, and the truth will win
For radiance of your traditions and beliefs
Your soul has grown over me in such a way
I have to test and improve myself