Satyameva Jayate (Sanskrit: Truth alone triumphs) Is The Official National Motto of India. The Government of India Adopted the First line in its original form as its Unifying theme and Official slogan on the 26th of January,1950. The Motto represents the Truth alone succeeds, not untruth. The National Emblem of India contains the National Motto of India Satyameva Jayate. The emblem and the words “Satyameva Jayate” are inscribed on one side of all Indian currency and national documents.
The Motto is the opening line of a four line-mantra from Mundaka Upanishad.
सत्यमेव जयते नानृतं
सत्येन पन्था विततो देवयानः |
यत्र तत् सत्यस्य परमं निधानम् ||
satyameva jayate nānṛtaṁ
satyena panthā vitato devayānaḥ |
yatra tat satyasya paramaṁ nidhānam ||
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.