Satyameva Jayate: Truth Stands Invincible

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 |
yenākramantyṛṣayo hyāptakāmā
yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam ||

Which means:
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
Na ho salwatein na shikan rahe
Meri koshishein toh hai bas yaheen
Rahein khushbooein gulshan rahe
Teri zulf suljhaney chala
Terey aur paas aaney chala
Jahan koi sur na ho besura
Woh geet main ganey chala
Tere rang aisa chadh gaya
Tha nasha jo aur bhi badh gaya
Teri barishon ka karam hai ye
Main nikhar Gaya main sanwar gaya
Jaisa bhi hoon apna mujhey
Mujhey ye nahin hain bolna
Kabil tere main ban sakoo
Mujhey dwaar aisa kholna
Sanson ki iss raftaar ko
Dhadkan ke iss tyohaar ko
Har jeet ko har haar ko
Khud apney iss sansaar ko
Badloonga main tere liye
Mujhey khud ko bhi hai tatolna
Kahin hai kami to hai bolna
Khahin dag hain toh chupayein kyon
Hum sach se nazrein hatayein kyon
khud ko badalna hai agar
Badloonga main tere liye
Sholon pe chalna hai agar
Chal doonga main tere liye
Mere khoon kee har boond main
Sankalp ho tere pyaar ka
Kato mujhey to too bahe
Ho surkh rang har dharrrr ka

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
May there be no questions and doubt
My aim would be only to see
That peace and prosperity grows around our land
Only when I remove obstacles to your growth
And then only I can come closer for your acceptance for me
I want to make this a country where everyone’s voice is heard
This is the claim I can make out loud to the universe

Your soul has grown over me in such a way
What passion for you was there, has increased more
Its because of your blessing
I have grown, and shone more
You have accepted me with all my shortcoming
I will never forget that
I wish to improve myself to gain your respect
For that I need to find and open my own doors
The speed of my excitement
And the spirit of my heartbeat
Will take on every victory and setbacks in stride
I will take the world around me
And promise to change it for your benefit

I have to test and improve myself
If I have any shortcoming, shout it out to me
If there is negative point, why should I hide it
I will face the criticism and not hide from it
If I have to change myself
I will change so you can get stronger
If I have to sacrifice and walk on a difficult path
I will walk that path for your success
Every drop of my blood
Should have loyalty and love for you
Let obstacles come to me, and you move ahead
May all your pain be overcome with my integrity