Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit: सत्यमेव जयते, pronounced [s̪ɐt̪jɐ.meːʋɐ ˈd͡ʑɐ.jɐ.t̪eː] , IAST: satyam-eva jayate; lit. "Truth alone triumphs") is a part of a mantra from the Hindu scripture Mundaka Upanishad . Following the independence of India, it was adopted as the national motto of India on 26 January 1950, the day India became a republic. It is inscribed in the Devanagari script at the base of the Lion Capital of Ashoka and forms an integral part of the Indian national emblem. The emblem and the words "Satyameva Jayate" are inscribed on one side of all Indian currency and national documents.
The origin of the motto is mantra 3.1.6 from the Mundaka Upanishad . The mantra is as follows:
Popular connotations also include:
The slogan was popularised and brought into the national lexicon by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya in 1918 when serving his second of four terms as President of the Indian National Congress.
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