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    Sanskrit verses used by various Indian Organisations

    Good collection of verses along with their source.

    List of Sanskrit Mottos
    Republic ofIndia] - Satyameva Jayate
    Meaning: Only truth prevails
    Source: Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6


    Verse
    satyamEva jayatE'' naanritam satyEna panthA vitato devayanaH
    yenaa kramantyaRushayo hyaasakaamaa yatra tat satyasya paramam nidhaanam

    Meaning:
    Only truth prevails, not untruth; by the path of truth is laid out, the Divine way,
    on which the sages of the past, fulfilled in their desires, attain the supreme treasure of Truth
    Lok Sabha, Lower House of Indian Parliament - Dharma - Cakra Pravartanaya
    Meaning: To set forth the Wheel of Law.
    Source: Teaching by Buddha at Sarnath
    Nepal - Janani Janmabhumis cha Svargad api gariyasi
    Meaning: Mother and motherland are greater than heaven
    Source: Valmiki Ramayan
    Context: This was said by Ram to Lakshaman after victory in Lanka.
    Verse
    api svarnamayi lankaa na me lakShmaNa rochate
    jananii janmabhumishca swargaadapi gariiyasi

    Meaning:
    Hey Lakshman, Even though Lanka is full of gold (Swarna Mayi),
    it doesn't give me happiness.
    Mother and motherland are much greater than heaven.


    Goa - Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu Ma Kaschid Duhkhabhag bhavet
    Meaning: May all experience prosperity, may none suffer
    Source: Prayer composed by Adi Sankara
    Verse
    Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu nira-maya-ah;
    sarve bhadrani pashyantu ma-kaschit dukha-bhak bhavet
    Om, shantih, shantih, shantih.


    Meaning:
    Oh Lord, may all [entire mankind] be happy;
    May all be healthy;
    May all experience prosperity;
    May none (in the world) suffer.
    May peace, peace, peace be unto us and all the beings of the world.


    Life Insurance Corporation of India - Yogakshemam Vahamyaham
    Meaning: I shall take care of the well being of my devotees
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 9.22 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse
    ananyas chintayanto mam ye janaha paryupasathe
    thesham nithyabhiyukthanaam yogakshemam vahamyaham
    Meaning:
    For those who are always absorbed in thoughts of me, and who worship me with one pointed devotion by every means, I myself carry their necessities and take care of their well being.
    Indian Navy - Shamno Varuna
    Meaning: May lord of the Seas (Varuna) be auspicious unto us
    Source: Taittiriya Upanishad
    Verse:
    Om' shamnO mitrahsham varunah; shamnO bhavatvaryama
    Shamno indro brihaspatihi; shamno vishnu rurukramah
    Namo brahmane, namaste vayo
    Tvameva pratyaksham brahmasi
    Tvameva pratyaksham brahma vadishyami
    Rutham vadishyami, sathyam vadishaymi
    Tan mamavatu, tad vaktaramavatu
    Avatu mam avatu vaktaramm
    Om' Shanti Shanti Shanti Hi
    Meaning:
    May the Sun God (Mitra), the god of the Ocean (Varuna) and the God of the manes (Aryama) be auspicious to us,
    May Indra and Brihaspati be auspicious to us
    May Vishnu be auspicious to us
    Salutations to Brahman, Salutation to Vayu. You indeed are the perceptible truth.
    I understand you to be the laws of ritam and satyam.
    Let the laws protect me, let them protect the one who speaks (the truth)
    Protect me, protect the one who speaks (the truth)
    On shanti shanti shanti hi
    INS Vikrant – Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier(Decommissioned) - Jayema Sam Yudhi Sprdhah
    Meaning: I conquer all those who fight against me
    Source: Rig Veda (Mandala 1, Sutra 8, Mantra 3)
    Verse:
    Indra tvotasa Aa vayam vajram ghana dadhimahi
    Jayema sam yudhi sprdhah
    Meaning:
    O thunder armed Indra, with your help, may we lift up the thunder bolt and conquer all our enemies in fight.
    INS Delhi – Indian Navy Destroyer – Sarvato Jayam Icthami
    Meaning: I seek victory from everywhere
    Source: Subhashitam
    Verse:
    Sarvato jayam anv icchet''
    putrat shishyat para-jayam
    Meaning:
    Let a person seek victory from everywhere,
    but seek to be defeated from one's own son,
    one's own offspring and from one's own disciple
    INS Mysore – Indian Navy Destroyer – Na Bibhethi kathachana
    Meaning: Is never afraid of
    Source: Maha Upanishad (Chapter 4, Verse 70)
    Verse:
    Tatbrahmaanandamadvandvam nirgunam satyachidganam
    Viditvaa svaatmano roopam na bibheti kathachana
    Meaning:
    One is never afraid of (and from nothing) on knowing the nature of the self as supreme happiness that is unequalled, devoid of all properties and one mass of truth and consciousness.
    INS Mumbai – Indian Navy Destroyer – Aham paryaptham thvithamethesham balam
    Meaning: I am competent to fight with that strength (strength of enemy)
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chapter 1-Arjunavishadayoga, Verse 10)
    Context: Duryodhan, having seen the Pandava forces in the Kurukshetra battle field, told Dronacharya.
    Verse:
    Aparyaptham tad asmaakam balam bhishmabhirakshitham
    Paryaptham thvithamethesham balam'' bhimabhirakshitham
    Meaning:
    This, our army, protected by Bhishma is uncountable, but that army of theirs, protected by Bhima is countable.
    INS Shivaji – Indian Navy Training Institute – Karmasu Kaushalam
    Meaning: Skill at work
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 2.50 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    buddhiyukto jahaatiha ubhe sukrtaduskrte
    tasmaadyogaaya yujyasva yogah karmasu kaushalam
    Meaning:
    Put on this evenness of mind, one frees oneself in this life, alike from both good deeds and bad deeds. Therefore, devote yourself to this Yoga which is very skill of work.
    INS Hamla – Supply and Secretariat school of Indian Navy – Sradhavan Labhate Jnanam
    Meaning: Devoted person obtains knowledge
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chapter 4, Verse 39), Krishna to Arjuna
    Verse:
    Shradhavan labhate jnanam'' tatparah samyatentriyah
    Jnanam labdhva param santim achirenadhigacchathi
    Meaning:
    Those who are devoted and the master of one’s senses, obtains knowledge. After attaining knowledge he attains supreme peace.
    INS Valsura – Electrical School of Indian Navy – Tasya Bhasa Sarvamidham vibhati
    Meaning: All things in this world are a display of his brilliant radiant power
    Source: Kata Upanishad (Chapter 2, Canto 2, Verse 15)
    Verse:
    Na tatra suryo bhaati na chandratarakam nema vidyuto bhaanti kutoyamagnihi
    Tameva bhaantamanubhaati sarva tasya bhasa sarvamidham vibhati
    Meaning:
    The sun, the moon, the numerous stars or the fire cannot illuminate lightning. When he shines everything shines after him. All things in this world are a display of his brilliant radiant power.
    INS Chilka, Boys Training establishment of Indian Navy - Udhyamena hi siddhyanti karyani
    Meaning: It is by determined effort alone that success is achieved
    Source: Panchatantra
    In Tantra 2 – Mitralaabha (Gaining of friends). Story of Somilaka, the weaver. Verse 136
    Verse:
    Udhyamena hi siddhyanti karyani'' na manoradhai;
    Na hi supthasya simhasya pravishanthi mukhe mrghaha
    Meaning:
    Only by determined effort that success is achieved and not by wishes like deer do not walk into the mouth of a sleeping lion.
    Indian Air Force - Nabha Sparsham Diptam
    Meaning: Touch the Sky with Glory
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 11.24 (Arjuna to Krishna)
    Verse:
    nabhah-sparsham diptam'' aneka varnam, vyattananam diptavishalanethram
    drishtva hi thvam pravyathitantar atma, dhruthim na vindami saman cha vishnu
    Meaning:
    O Vishnu, On seeing you touching the sky, shining in many color, with mouths wide open,
    with large fiery eyes, I am terrified at heart, and find no courage nor peace.
    Indian Coast Guard - Vayam Rakshamaha
    Meaning: We (Vayam) Protect (Rakshamah)
    Source: Valmiki Ramayana (Canto 66, Verse 27)
    Context: Monkey Prince Angada (Son of Vali) to other monkey soldiers who fled the battle field with Kumbakarna’s attack.
    Verse:
    Palayanena choddishtah paranaan rakshamahe vayam
    Ekena bahavo bhagna yasho nasham gamishyati
    Meaning:
    If though distinguished (in war), we protect our life by fleeing, when routed by one, even though many, our glory will come to an end.
    Tourism Development Corporation of India – Athithi Devo Bhavah
    Meaning: Treat guest as god
    Source: Taittiriya Upanishad (Chapter 11, Verse 2)
    Verse:
    Deva pithrukaryabhyam na pramadhithavyayam; mathru devo bhavah;
    Pithru devo bhavah; Aacharya devo bhavah; Athithi devo bhavah;
    Yaanyanavadyaani karmaani; thani sevithavyani; no itharani;
    Yaanyasmakam sucharithani; thani thvayopasyani;
    Meaning:
    One should not neglect one’s duties to the gods and ancestors. Treat your mother as god. Treat your father as god. Treat your teacher as god. Treat your guest as god. Whatever deeds are faultless; these are to be performed – not by others. Whatever good works have been performed by us, those should be performed by you – not by others.
    Reserve Bank of India – Banker’s Training College – Buddhau Saranam Anvicha
    Meaning: Seek Refuge in Reason – Let intelligence be your sole quest
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 2:49 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    durena hyavaram karma buddhi yoga dhananjaya
    buddhau saranamanvicha'' krpanaha phala hetavaha
    Meaning:
    O Dhananjaya (Arjuna), work with desire or for result is indeed far inferior to that performed with the mind undisturbed by thoughts of results. Seek refuge in this evenness of mind. It is pitiable upon them who think and act for results.
    All India Institute of Medical Sciences - Shareermadhyam Khaludharmasa'dhanam'
    Meaning: The Body is the Means of Fulfillment of Dharma
    Source: Kumarasambhavam (Kalidasa) - Sarga 5.33
    Context: Parvati is performing penance to attain Shiva. On one such day, Shiva comes in the form of a small boy, interested to enquire about her penance. Shiva thus asked Parvati
    Verse:
    api kriyartham sulabham samitkusam jalani api snanavidhichamam the
    api svasakthya tapasi pravarthase shareer madhyam khaludharmasadhanam
    Meaning:
    Do you have holy wood and grass to perform rights for your penance and water to take bath everyday? One has to perform penance as per once own strength and endurance, as the body is the means of fulfillment of Dharma.
    Andhra University - Tejasvi Navadhitamastu
    Meaning: May learning illuminates us both, the teacher and the taught
    Source: Katha Upanishad
    Verse:
    Om' Saha navavatu; Saha nau Bhunaktu;
    Saha viryam karavavahai;
    tejasvi navadhitamastu;''
    Ma vidvishavahai;
    Om' Shantih; Shantih; Shantih
    Meaning:
    May God protect us. May we both enjoy the results (of this Upanishad).
    May we attain strength together. Let the study of this (Upanishad) be illuminating to both of us.
    Let us not show contempt for each other.
    Let there be peace, and peace, and peace in me, in my environment and in the forces that act upon me.
    University of Mysore - Na hi jnanena sadrsam
    Meaning: There is nothing comparable to knowledge
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 4.38 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    Na hi jnanena sadrsam'' pavithram iha vidyate
    Tat svayam yoga-samsiddhah kalenatmani vindati
    Meaning:
    In this world, there is nothing more purifying than superior knowledge. One who has reached perfection in Yoga, receives such knowledge in one’s own heart in due course of time.
    Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Andhra Pradesh – Sarve Santu Niramaya
    Meaning: May everyone enjoy good health
    Source: Prayer composed by Adi Sankara
    Verse
    Om sarve bhavantu sukhinah, sarve santu nira-maya-ah;
    sarve bhadrani pashyantu ma-kaschit dukha-bhak bhavet
    Om, shantih, shantih, shantih.


    Meaning:
    Oh Lord, may all be happy;
    May everyone enjoy good health;
    May all experience prosperity;
    May none (in the world) suffer.
    Let there be peace, and peace, and peace in me, in my environment and in the forces that act upon me.
    National Academy of Legal Studies & Research University, Andhra Pradesh – Dharme Sarvam Prathistitham
    Meaning: Everything in the world is founded on Dharma
    Source: Mahanarayana Upanishad (Chapter 22)
    Verse:
    Dharmo vishwasya jagatah pratishtaa
    loke dharmishtam praja upasarpanthi
    dharmena papamapanudanti
    dharme sarvam pratishtitham
    tasmath dharmam paramam vadanti
    Meaning:
    Dharma constitutes the foundation of all affairs in the world. People respect one who adheres to Dharma. Dharma destroys bad and sinful acts. Everything in this world is founded on Dharma. Therefore, Dharma is considered supreme and eternal.
    NTR University of Health Sciences, Andhra Pradesh – Vaidhyo Narayano Hari
    Meaning: The physician is regarded as Lord Narayana
    Source: From Purana
    Verse:
    Sareere Jarjareebhute Vyaadhigraste Kalevare;
    Aushadam Jahnavi Toyam Vaidyo Narayano Harih.
    Meaning:
    When the body is in the grip of disease and old age, Ganga Water is the medicine and Lord Narayana is the physician
    Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad - Uttisthita Jagrata Prapya Varan Nibodhata
    Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur - Uttisthita Jagrata Prapya Varan Nibodhata
    Meaning: Awake! Arise! Stop not till the goal is reached.
    Source: Katha Upanishad 1.3.14
    Verse:
    Uttisthita Jagrata Prapya varannibodhata;
    kshurasya dhara nishita durgam pathasthathkavayo vadanthi
    Meaning:
    Awake! Arise! Stop not till the goal is reached
    even the path to be taken is sharp as the edge of a razor and hard to cross.
    Government of Kerala – Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    Berhampur University, Orissa – Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    National Institute of Technology, Calicut, Kerala – Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    Central Board of Secondary Education - Asato Ma Sadgamaya
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur - Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    Osmania' University', Andhra Pradesh – Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    National Institute of Technology, Srinagar - Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    University of Kannur, Kerala – Tamasoma Jyotir Gamaya
    Meaning: (Lead us) From Untruth to Truth
    Source: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 1.3.28
    Verse:
    Asato Ma Sad Gamaya;
    Tamaso Ma Joytir Gamaya;
    Mrityor Ma Amritam Gamaya;
    Om' Shantih; Shantih; Shanthi
    Meaning:
    O Lord, Lead Us From Untruth To Truth,
    Lead Us From Darkness To Light,
    Lead Us From Death To Immortality,
    Let there be peace, and peace, and peace in me, in my environment and in the forces that act upon me.
    College of Engineering, Trivandrum - Karma Jyayo Hy Akarmanah
    Meaning: Action is superior to inaction
    Source: Bhagavat Gita - Chapter 3 Karma Yoga (sloka 8)
    Verse:
    niyatam kuru karma tvam
    karma jyayo hy akarmanah
    sarira-yatrapi ca te
    na prasiddhyed akarmanah
    Meaning:
    Perform your prescribed duty, for action is better than inaction. A man cannot even maintain his physical body without work.
    Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya – Dhiyoyo nah Prachodayat
    Meaning: May the Divine Intellect Inspire our Actions
    Source: Yajurveda (Chapter 36, Mantra 3)
    Verse:
    Om' Bhur Bhuvah Suvah
    Source: Rigveda (Mandala 3, Sutra 62, Mantra 10)
    Verse:
    Tat savitur varayniyum
    Bhargo devasiya dhemahi
    Dhiyoyo nah prachodayaat
    Combned Verse:
    Om' Bhur Bhuvah Suvah
    Tat savitur varayniyum
    Bhargo devasya dhimahi
    Dhiyoyo nah prachodayaat
    Meaning:
    OM. I adore the Divine Self who illuminates the three worlds – earth, atmosphere, space,
    I offer my prayers to that God who shines like the Sun.
    May He enlighten our intellect.
    Gujarat National Law University - Aa no bhadrah krutavo yantu Vishwato
    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Motto) - Aa no bhadrah krutavo yantu Vishwato
    Meaning: Let noble thoughts come to our minds from all over
    Source: Rigveda (Mandala 1-89)
    Verse:
    Aa no bhadrah krutavo yantu Vishwato'' ‘dabdhaso aparitasa udbhidaha
    Deva no yatha sadam id vrdhe asann aprayuvo rakshitaro dive-dive
    Meaning:
    May noble thoughts come to us from every side, never deceived, unhindered and victorious, that the gods ever may be with us for our gain, our guardians day by day unceasing in their care.
    Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore - Tejasvi Navadhitamastu
    Meaning: May learning illuminates us both, the teacher and the taught
    Source: Katha Upanishad
    Verse:
    Om' Saha navavatu; Saha nau Bhunaktu;
    Saha viryam karavavahai;
    tejasvi navadhitamastu;''
    Ma vidvishavahai;
    Om' Shantih; Shantih; Shantih
    Meaning:
    May God protect us; May we both enjoy the results (of this Upanishad).
    May we attain strength together; Let the study of this (Upanishad) be illuminating to both of us.
    Let us not show contempt for each other.
    Let there be peace, and peace, and peace in me, in my environment and in the forces that act upon me.
    Kendriya Vidyalaya - Tat Twam Pushan Apavrinu
    Meaning: (Lord) Remove the covering (that the Seeker may see the Truth)
    Source: Isavasya Upanishad
    Verse:
    hiranmayena patrena
    satyasyapihitam mukham
    tat tvam pusann apavrnu
    satya-dharmaya drstaye
    Meaning:
    O lord, Your real face is covered with a golden disc. Please remove that covering and exhibit yourself to your pure devotee.
    Banasthali Vidyapith - Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye
    University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh - Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye
    Meaning: That which liberates is knowledge
    Source: Vishnu Purana 1.19.41
    Verse:
    tat-karma yan-na bhandaaya
    saa vidhyaa yaa vimuktaye'';
    aayaa saayaa param karma
    vidyaa-anyaa shilpa naipu Nam
    Meaning:
    Those acts alone which help one to avoid bondage are the rightful/righteous acts and that learning alone which leads one to release is real knowledge or vidya.
    All other acts end up only in fatigue and all other learning is a mere exhibition of skill in arts
    Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur - Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam
    Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode - Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur - Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam
    National Institute of Technology, Silchar - Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam
    'Madan Mohan Malaviya Engineering College', Gorakhpur - Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam
    Meaning: Yoga is the very skill of work
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 2.50 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    buddhiyukto jahaatiha ubhe sukrtaduskrte
    tasmaadyogaaya yujyasva yogah karmasu kaushalam
    Meaning:
    Put on this evenness of mind, one frees oneself in this life, alike from vice and virtue.
    Devote yourself, therefore, to this Yoga. Yoga is the very skill of work.
    Indian Institute of Technology, Madras - Siddhirbhavati Karmaja
    'Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology', Allahabad - Siddhirbhavati Karmaja
    Meaning: Success result from action
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 4.12 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    kankshanthah karmanam siddhim yajanta iha devatah;
    kshipram hi manushe loke siddhirbhavati karmaja
    Meaning:
    Those who desire fruits of their actions in this world, they worship gods. Because success resulting from action, is quickly attained in the human world.
    Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) – Dharmo Rakshathi Rakshitah
    National Law School of India University - Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah
    Meaning: Dharma protects when it is protected
    Source: Manusmriti 8.15
    Verse:
    Dharma eva hato hanti, dharmo rakshati rakshitah
    Thasmath dharmo na hantavyo ma no dharmo hato vageeth
    Meaning:
    Dharma, when destroyed, destroys; Dharma protects when it is protected
    Therefore Dharma must not be violated, otherwise violated dharma destroys us.
    Sampurnanand Sanskrit University - Shrutam Me Gopaya
    Meaning: Guard for me what I have learnt
    Source: Taitariya Upanishad
    Verse:
    Sa Mendro medhayaha sprunotu !
    Amritasya Deva dharano bhuyasam !!
    Shariram me vicharsham !
    Jihva me madhumattama !!
    Karnabhyam bhuri vishruvam !
    Brahmanah koshosi medhaya vihitah !!
    Shrutam me gopaya !
    Om shantihi shantihi shantihi !! '
    Meaning:
    May that Lord OM strengthen me with wisdom!
    May I become the possessor of imortality!
    May my body be vigorous!
    My tongue exceedingly sweet!
    May my ears hear much!
    Your art is the shrine of Brahman covered with wisdom!
    Guard for me what I have learnt!
    Let there be peace, and peace, and peace in me, in my environment and in the forces that act upon me.
    Sri Sathya Sai University - Sathyam Vada Dharmam Chara
    Meaning: Speak the Truth, Walk the Righteous Path
    Source: Taittiriya Upanishad – Shikshawali
    Verse:
    Vedamanoochya acharyo anthevasinam anushasthi !
    Satyam vada; Dharmam chara''; swadhyayanmaa pramadah;
    acharyaya priyam dhanamahatya prajathantu ma vyavachethsi;
    satyaanna pramaditavyam; dharamaanna pramaditavyam;
    kushalaanna pramaditavyam; bhutyai na pramaditavyam;
    swadhyaya pravachanabhyaam na pramaditavyam
    Meaning:
    Having taught the Veda, the teacher thus instructs the students:
    Speak the truth. Practice Dharma. Do not neglect the study of Vedas. Having brought to the teacher the gift desired by him, enter the householder's life and see that the family line is not cut off. Do not deviate from the truth. Do not deviate from Dharma. Do not neglect personal welfare. Do not neglect prosperity. Do not neglect the study and teaching of Vedas.
    Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh - Vidyayaa Amritamsnute
    Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh - Vidyayaa Amritamsnute
    Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala – Vidyayaa' Amritamsnute
    Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – Vidyayaa Amritamsnute
    Meaning: Attain immortality through knowledge
    Source: Isavasya Upanishad (Verse 11)
    Verse:
    Vidyaam chaavidyaam cha yasthadvedobayam saha |
    Avidyaya mruthyum theerthva vidyayaamritamsnute ||
    Meaning:
    Only one who can learn the process of ignorance and that of superior knowledge side by side can overpass the influence of repeated birth and death and enjoy the full blessings of immortality.
    Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kerala - Tejasvi Navadhitamastu
    Meaning: May learning illuminates us both, the teacher and the taught
    Source: Katha Upanishad
    Verse:
    Om' Saha navavatu; Saha nau Bhunaktu;
    Saha viryam karavavahai;
    tejasvi navadhitamastu;''
    Ma vidvishavahai;
    Om' Shantih; Shantih; Shantih
    Meaning:
    May God protect us. May we both enjoy the results (of this Upanishad).
    May we attain strength together. Let the study of this (Upanishad) be illuminating to both of us.
    Let us not show contempt for each other.
    Let there be peace, and peace, and peace in me, in my environment and in the forces that act upon me.
    University of Kerala - Karmani Vyajyate Prajna
    Meaning: One's intellect is revealed through one's actions
    Source: Panchatantra
    Tantra 1 – Mitra Bheda (Loss of friends). Lion King Pingalaka to his minister Damanaka (Jackal) said these words.
    Verse:
    Mantrinaam bhinnasandhaane bhishajam saannipaatike |
    Karmani vyajyate prajna'' svasthe ko va na panditah ||
    Meaning:
    Wisdom shows herself in actions;
    A minister’s in forging friendships;
    A physician’s in healing illness
    Who is not wise when everything goes right?
    University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - Sarvasya Locanam Sastram
    Meaning: Knowledge is the Eye of All
    Source: Hitopadesa by Narayan Pandit (Introduction)
    Verse:
    aneka-samsayocchedi paroksarthasya darsakam
    sarvasya locanam sastram'' yasya naasti andha eva sah
    Meaning:
    Learning is the eye of illumination for everyone as it removes various doubts and reveals hidden meaning. Therefore who does not possess learning, the eye of everything, is surely blind.
    University of Rajasthan - Dharmo Vishwasya Jagatah Pratishtha
    Meaning: Dharma is the firm foundation upon which the entire universe stands
    Source: Mahanarayana Upanishad (Chapter 22)
    Verse:
    Dharmo vishwasya jagatah pratishtaa
    loke dharmishtam praja upasarpanthi
    dharmena papamapanudanti
    dharme sarvam pratishtitham
    tasmath dharmam paramam vadanti
    Meaning:
    Dharma constitutes the foundation of all affairs in the world. People respect one who adheres to Dharma. Dharma destroys bad and sinful acts. Everything in this world is founded on Dharma. Therefore, Dharma is considered supreme and eternal.
    West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences - Yuktiheena Vicharetu Dharmahanih Prajayate
    Meaning: Judgement Devoid Of Logic Destroys Dharma
    Source: Vedantasara
    Verse:
    Kevalam shastramasritya na kartabyo binirnayah
    Yuktiheena vicharethu dharmahanih prajayate
    Meaning:
    One shouldn’t make decisions only on the authority of the scriptures;
    For ideas that are devoid of reason (logic) cause the destruction of dharma
    Association of Rural Surgeons of India - Lokah Samastha Sukhino Bhavantu
    Meaning: May all beings everywhere be happy and free
    Source: Many Vedic Texts
    Verse:
    svasti prajabhyaam paripaalayantam nyaayena margena mahim maheeshah
    gobramanebhyah shubhamasthu nityam lokah samastha sukhino bhavantu
    Om' Shantih; Shantih; Shantihi
    Meaning:
    May there be well being to the people;
    May the kings rule the earth along the right path;
    May the cattle and the Wise men have well being forever;
    May all the beings in all the worlds become happy;
    Let there be peace, peace and peace be everywhere!
    The Madras Regiment, Indian Army – Swadharme Nidhanam Shreyaha
    Meaning: It is a glory to die doing one’s duty
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 3.35 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    Shreyan swadhramo vigunah paradharmath swanushtithath
    Swadharme nidhanam shreyaha'' paradharmo bayavaha
    Meaning:
    It is better to perform one’s own duty though imperfect, than to perform another’s duty perfectly.
    It’s better even if you die in doing one’s Dharma. It is dangerous to perform another’s Dharma.
    No 10 Squadron (Daggers), Indian Air Force – Yudhaya kruta nishchayah
    The Garhwal Rifles, Indian Army – Yudhaya Krita Nischayaha
    Meaning: Fight with determination
    Source: Bhagavat Gita 2.36 (Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    hato va prapsyasi swargam jithva va bhokshyase mahim
    thasmathutthishta kauntheya yudhaya krita nischayaha
    Meaning:
    O Kaunteya (Arjuna), if you are killed in the battle you will attain swarga, and if you are victorious you will enjoy this earthly kinigdom.
    Therefore, stand up and fight with determination.
    St. Stephen's College, Delhi - Satyameva Jayate Nanritam
    Judge Advocate General, Indian Army – Satyameva Jayate
    Meaning: Only truth prevails
    Source: Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.6


    Verse
    satyamEva jayatE'' naanritam satyEna panthA vitato devayanaH
    yenaa kramantyaRushayo hyaasakaamaa yatra tat satyasya paramam nidhaanam


    Meaning:
    Only truth prevails, not untruth; by the path of truth is laid out, the Divine way,
    on which the sages of the past, fulfilled in their desires, attain the supreme treasure of Truth
    Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (Ideal) – Vasudhaiva Kudumbakam
    Meaning: The whole world is one big family
    Source: Panchatantra
    In Tantra 5 – Sandhi (Union). From the Story of scholars who brought a dead lion to life. Verse 137
    Verse:
    aya'm'nija'h'paro veti ga'n'an'am'laghu-cetas'a'm '
    u''da'ra-carit'a'n'amtu' vasudhaiva ku''t'''''umbakam''
    Meaning:
    A mean minded man thinks “this is mine, and that is his”.
    But to a generous learned man world is one big family.

    Arya Samaj – Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam
    Meaning: Make the whole world noble
    Source: Rigveda (Mandala 9, Sutra 63, Mantra 5)
    Verse:
    Indhram vardhanto apturah krinvanto vishwam aryam
    Apaghnanto aravnah
    Meaning:
    Increase your energies, make the whole world noble and destroy the evil ones.
    Vishwa Bharati University, Shantiniketan – Yatra Vishwam bhavatyeka nidam
    Meaning: Where the world would become a single nest
    Source: Mahanarayana Upanishad (Chapter 2, Verse 3)
    Verse:
    Venastatpashyan vishwaa bhuvanaani vidvaan yatra vishwam bhavatyekanidam
    Yasminnidam sam cha vi chaikam sa otah protashcha vibhuh prajaasu
    Meaning:
    He in whom this universe originates and into whom it is absorbed. He who exists as the thread connecting all created beings.
    No 2 Squadron (Winged Arrows), Indian Air Force – Amogh Lakshya
    Meaning: True to Aim
    No 3 Squadron (Cobras), Indian Air Force – Laksh Vedh
    Meaning: Destroy the target with precision.
    Source: Mahabharata Adi Parva (Swayamvara Parva)
    Context: Panchala King Drupada proclaiming the Swayamvara of Draupadi thus said:
    Verse:
    Idam Sajyam DhanuH kruthva sajyenaanena saayakaiH
    Ateetya Lakshyam Yo Veddhaa sa labdha mat sutaam iti
    Meaning:
    He that will string this bow with these well adorned arrows shoot the target in this machine with precision shall obtain my daughter.
    No 5 Squadron (Tuskers), Indian Air Force – Shakti Vijayate
    Meaning: Strength is Victory
    No 6 Squadron (Dragons), Indian Air Force – Sada Satark
    Meaning: Ever Alert
    No 7 Squadron (Battle Axes), Indian Air Force – Shatrunjay
    Meaning: Vanquish the army
    No 8 Squadron (Pursoots), Indian Air Force – Suraksha V Akraman
    Meaning: Protect and Attack
    No 9 Squadron (Wolfpack), Indian Air Force – Sahase Wasati Jayashrih
    Meaning: In courage resides Victory
    No 11 Squadron (Rhino), Indian Air Force – Vishvambarah Pranadah
    Meaning: Supporters of the universe
    No 12 Squadron (Winged Daggers), Indian Air Force – Amit Vikram
    Meaning: Unlimited Valor
    No 14 Squadron (Bulls), Indian Air Force – Balam Jayay
    Meaning: Strength will give victory
    No 15 Squadron (Lancers), Indian Air Force – Nishantavya Shtravaha
    Meaning: Annihilation the enemy
    No 16 Squadron (Black Cobras), Indian Air Force – Praharodata
    Meaning: Noble Strike
    No 17 Squadron (Golden Arrows), Indian Air Force – Udayam Ajasram
    Meaning: Arise Ever
    No 20 Squadron (Lightning), Indian Air Force – Vegvankutobhayah
    Meaning: Fast and Furious
    No 21 Squadron (Ankush), Indian Air Force – Siddhivasti Sahase
    Meaning: Success/Perfection lies in courage
    No 22 Squadron (Swifts), Indian Air Force – Sahase Vijayate
    Meaning: Courage Triumphs
    No 23 Squadron (Panthers), Indian Air Force – Amritham Abhayam
    Meaning: Immortal and Fearless
    No 24 Squadron (Hawks), Indian Air Force – Navijitya Nivartanam
    Meaning: No return without conquest
    No 25 Squadron (Himalayan Eagles), Indian Air Force – Satvadeena hi Sidhvayah
    No 26 Squadron (Warriors), Indian Air Force – Yudhyasva Vigatha Jwar'
    Meaning: When all efforts at peace have failed, engage in war with all your might
    No 27 Squadron (Flaming Arrows), Indian Air Force – Durarakshya Sharlakshya
    Meaning: Strike far, Strike Sure
    No 28 Squadron (First Supersonics), Indian Air Force – Sanharancha Karothi Ya
    Meaning: Determined to Destroy
    No 29 Squadron (Scorpions), Indian Air Force – Sadaiv Sachit
    Meaning: Always Alert
    No 30 Squadron (Rhinos), Indian Air Force – Aseema Paurusha
    Meaning: Boundless Valor
    No 31 Squadron (Lions), Indian Air Force – Shatru Chhidrey Prahret
    Meaning: A Kill with every blow
    No 32 Squadron (ThunderBirds), Indian Air Force – Mahavegashya Dhundvrataha'
    Meaning:
    No 35 Squadron (Rapiers), Indian Air Force – Drutpraharnayudha
    Meaning: Armed to Strike Fast
    No 37 Squadron (Black Panthers), Indian Air Force'' – Sadaiv Nirbhik
    Meaning:' Forever Fearless
    No 43 Squadron, Indian Air Force'' – Nabhsa Jeevan dhara''
    Meaning:' A life line through sky
    No 45 Squadron (Flying Daggers), Indian Air Force'' – Ajeeta Nabaha''
    Meaning:' Shining in the Sky
    No 47 Squadron (Black Archers), Indian Air Force – Karmani Vyapurutham Dhanuhu
    Meaning: My bow is stretched for its task
    Source: Ramayan Aranyakanda (Chapter 34, verse 7 and 8) Canto 36, Verse 7
    Verse:
    Nana shastra praharanah khara pramukha Rakshasah,
    thena samjatharoshena Ramena ranamurddhani
    Anukthwa purusham kim cic charair vyaparitam dhanuh
    Chaturdasha sahasrani Rakshasam Bhimakarmanam
    Meaning:
    Demons headed by Khara, skilled to use various weapons, came into a clash with Rama on the battle field. Without uttering any harsh word the bow with arrows was made use by Rama, in whom anger had burst forth, in the forefront of the fight.
    No 48 Squadron (Camels), Indian Air Force – Sahasa phalit Sarvetrah
    Meaning: Courage bear fruit everywhere
    No 52 Squadron (Sharks/Suryakirans), Indian Air Force – Sadhaiva Sarvotham
    Meaning: Always the Best
    No 101 Squadron (Falcons), Indian Air Force – Anwishyavedhi
    Meaning: Search and Destroy
    No 102 Squadron (Trisonics), Indian Air Force – Samdhanam Ripudamanayah
    Meaning: Uniting to defeat the enemy
    No 104 Helicopter Unit (Pioneer Rotarians), Indian Air Force – Apathsu Mithram
    Meaning: A Friend in difficulties
    Source: Hitopadesha by Narayan Pandit (Book 1, Story 3 – The story of the Vulture, the Cat and the Birds)
    Verse:
    Aapathsu mithram'' jaaneeyad yudhe shooramrune shuchim
    Bhaaryaam ksheeneshu vitheshu vyasaneshu cha baandhavaan
    Meaning:
    One may test the honesty of a friend in difficulties, bravery of a man in battle, honesty of a person when he has to pay his debt, the faithfulness of a wife when prosperity declines and affection of relatives when disaster strikes.
    No 106 Squadron (Lynx), Indian Air Force – Sarva Peshayami
    Meaning: I am seeing all
    No 125 Helicopter Squadron (Gladiators), Indian Air Force – Balidaan Veerasya Bhushanam
    Meaning: Sacrifice is jewel of brave
    No 181 Flight, Indian Air Force – Sadaiva Satark
    Meaning: Always Alert
    No 220 Squadron (Desert Tigers), Indian Air Force – Shauryam Tejo Dhritih'
    Meaning: Valour, Energy and Firmness
    No 221 Squadron (Valiants), Indian Air Force – Tejaso Shatrun damayah'
    Meaning: Destroy the enemy with radiance
    No 222 Squadron (Tigersharks), Indian Air Force – Vinaashaaya Dushkrutam'
    Meaning: Destroyer of Evil
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chapter 4 Jnana Yoga, Sloka 8, Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    Paritranaya sadhunam Vinaashaaya cha dushkrutham
    Dharmasamsthapanarthaya sambhavami yuge yuge
    Meaning:
    For the protection of the good, for the destruction of the evil, and for the establishment of the Dharma, I take birth in every age.
    No 223 Squadron (Tridents), Indian Air Force – Vijayastra Amoghastra'
    Meaning: Weapon for Victory
    Tactics and Combat Development and Training Establishment(TACDE), Indian Air Force - Tejas Tejaswinamaham
    Meaning: I am the splendor of the splendid
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chapter 7, Sloka 10, Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    Bijam mam sarva bhutanam; viddhi partha sanatanam
    Buddhir buddhimatam asmi; tejas tejaswinam aham
    Meaning:
    O Parth, Know me as the eternal seed of all beings. I am the intellect of the intelligent and the splendor of the splendid.
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chapter 10, Sloka 36, Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    Dyutam chalayatam asmi, tejas tejasvinamaham
    Jayo asmi vyavasayo asmi, sattvam sattvavatam aham
    Meaning:
    I am the gambling of the cheats, and the splendor of the splendid.
    I am victory, I am effort, I am strength of the mighty.
    Mig Operational Flying Training Unit(MOFTU), Indian Air Force – Sarve Yudhavisharadah
    Meaning: All Skilled in Warfare
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chaper 1, Sloka 9, Duryodhan to Drona)
    Verse:
    Anye cha bahavah shooraha madarthe tyaktha jivitaha
    Nana shastra praharanaya Sarve Yudhavisharadah
    Meaning:
    There are many other heroes also, who are prepared to give up their lives for my sake. All are equipped with various kinds of weapons and all are skilled in warfare.
    Air Force Missile Squadrons, Indian Air Force – Samgrame Jayate Shur
    Meaning: Only the brave will win in the war
    No 268 Engr Br Regiment, Army Institute of Tehnology – Sarva Shreshta
    Meaning: Ever Eminent
    No 110 Engr Regiment, Army Institute of Tehnology – Sadaiv Nipun
    Meaning: Always Perfect
    Eastern Air Command, Indian Air Force – Samareshu Parakramaha
    Meaning: Valor in Battle
    Central Air Command, Indian Air Force – Damniya Atmashatrava
    Meaning: Destruction of the enemy
    South Western Air Command, Indian Air Force – Jai Shree Varte Veeram
    Meaning: Victory garlands the gallant
    Army Air Defence (AAD), Indian Army – Akashe Shatrun Jahi
    Meaning: Destruction of the air enemy
    Indian Police - sadd rakshanay khalah nighranayah
    Meaning: Protect the virtuous (sadd); punish the wicked (Khalah)
    (Protect Truth, destroy evil)
    Bhusawal Arts, Science college - Vidya daanam Mahat punyam
    'All India Radio] ' - Bahujana-hitaya bahujana-sukhaya
    Meaning: For the good of many, for the happiness of many
    'Indonesian Navy] ' - Jalesveva Jayamahe
    Meaning: On the sea we are glorious
    'Aceh Province, Indonesia' - Pancacita
    Meaning: Five Goals
    'Maharaja' Sayaji Rao University of Baroda, Gujarat – Satyam Sivam Sundaram
    Doordarshan, Public Television Broadcaster of India – Satyam Sivam Sundaram
    Meaning: Truth, Godliness and Beauty
    From: Yajur Veda
    National Institute of Technology, Raipur – Nityam yathu subhodayam
    Meaning: Broaden your horizons
    National Institute of Technology, Durgapur – Udyogam Purushasya lakshanam
    Meaning: Industriousness is the characteristic of man
    University of Colombo - Buddhih Sarvatra Brajate
    Meaning: Wisdom shines forth everywhere
    University of Delhi - Nishta Drithih Satyam
    Meaning: Dedication, Self Control and Truth
    (Firm devotion to truth)
    Defence Research and Development Organisation(DRDO) – Balasya moolam vijnanam
    Meaning: Knowledge is the basis for Power
    Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee - Shramam Vina Na Kimapi Sadhyam
    Meaning: No achievement is possible without hard work
    Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad - Vidyaviniyogadvikasaha
    Meaning: Knowledge from application is progress
    Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow – Suprabandhe Rashtra Samriddhi
    Meaning: With better management towards a better nation
    INS Viraat – Indian Navy Aircraft Carrier – jalameva yasya balameva thasya
    Meaning: He who controls the sea is all powerful
    Adikavi' Nannaya University', Andhra Pradesh – Vidya Spardhaya Vardhate
    Meaning: Friction brings knowledge
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani - Jnanam Paramam Balam
    Meaning: Knowledge is Supreme Strength
    Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay - Jnanam Paramam Dhyeyam
    Meaning: Ultimate knowledge has to be given
    Indian Institute of Management, Indore – Siddhimoolam Prabandanam
    Meaning: The root of perfection is in Management
    Indian Statistical Institute - Bhanineshvaikyasay Darshanam
    Meaning: Unity in Diversity
    National> Defense Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla – Seva Paramo Dharma
    Meaning: Service before self
    'National' Defense College, Delhi – Buddhir Yasya Balam Tasya
    Meaning: Wisdom is strength
    Source: Hitopadesha of Narayan Pandit (Story of Black Snake and Golden Chain)
    Verse:
    Buddhir Yasya Balam Tasya'' Nirbuddhes tu kuto Balam
    Meaning:
    He who has Wisdom is strong, the fool is always weak.
    College' of Defense' Management – Naipunyat Vijayo Dhruvam
    Meaning: Victory through excellence
    Sri Venkateswara University, Andhra Pradesh - Jnanam Samyaga Vekshanam
    Meaning: Wisdom lies in proper perspective
    Ratnapith College, Assam - Vidyai Pratishta
    Meaning: Learning brings establishment
    Daly College, Madhya Pradesh – Gynamamev Shakti
    Meaning: Knowledge is Power
    Guwahati University, Assam – Vidyaya Sadhayeta
    Meaning: Achievement through knowledge
    University of Calicut - Nirmaya Karmana Sree
    Meaning: Prosperity will be produced by pure action
    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka – Vidyaiwa Sarwadhanam
    Meaning: Wisdom is all wealth
    Defense' Service Staff College', Indian Army – Yuddham Pragayya
    Meaning: To war with wisdom
    The Kumaon Regiment, Indian Army – Parakramo Vijayate
    Meaning: Valour Triumphs
    The Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry, Indian Army – Balidaanam Vir Lakshanam
    Meaning: Sacrifice is a sign of the Brave
    The Rajputana Rifles, Indian Army – Veer Bhogya Vasundhara
    Meaning: The brave shall reap the earth
    The Dogra Regiment, Indian Army – Kartavyam Anvatma
    Meaning: Duty before Death
    Center for Environmental Planning and Technology – Jnanam Vijnana Sahitam
    Meaning: Knowledge united with realization
    Source: Bhagavat Gita (Chapter 9, Sloka 1, Krishna to Arjuna)
    Verse:
    Om Hrim Ramakrishna Hamsaya Vidmahe
    Paramahamsaya Dhimahi'' Tanno Hamsa Prachodayat
    Meaning:
    To you, who is non envious, I will impart this most confidential knowledge, united with realization. Such knowledge will liberate you from the miseries of the world.
    'University' of Pune, Maharashtra – Yah Kriyavan Sa Panditah
    Meaning: Learned is one who is always active
    Source: Mahabharat (Vana Parva – Yaksha Prasna)
    Verse:
    Yaksha Asked:
    Rajan Kulena vrithena svadhyayena srutena va
    Brahmanyam kena bhavati? Prabruhy etat sunischitam
    Yudhishtira Said:
    Srunu Yaksha! Kulam tata na svadhyayo na cha srutam karanam dvijatve cha;
    vrittam eva, na samsayah;
    Vrittam yatnena samsrakshyam brahmanena visesatah. Aksinavritto na ksino vrttatas to hato hatah.
    Pathakah pathakas chaiva ye chanye sastra chihtakah sarve vyasanino murkha; yah kriyavan sa panditah;
    Chaturvedo pi durvrttah sa sudrad atirichyate yo agnihotraparo dantah sa brahmana iti smrtah.
    Meaning:
    Yaksha Asked:
    By What, King, does one become a Brahmin? Is it behavior? Or birth? Or Study? Or learning?
    Say for certain
    Yudhishtira Said:
    Listen, Dear Yaksha, neither birth, study nor learning make one a Brahmin. It’s behavior alone, without a doubt. A Brahmin especially should take pains to guard his behavior. The man whose conduct does not fail is not corrupted, but one can be undone again and again in line with one’s behavior. Teachers and taught, and others who study the texts, all work hard at being stupid; it’s the man who performs religious rites who is a learned authority. Even a man who knows the four Vedas is inferior to a servant if his behavior is bad. It is the restrained man, who concentrates on the offering into the fire, who is designated a Brahmin.
    Chail military school – Himachal Pradesh – Sheelam Param bhushanam
    Meaning: Character is the greatest virtue
    'Income Tax Department' – Kosha Moolo Dandaha
    'Meaning:' Revenue is the backbone of governance
    'Source:' Arthashastra (Kautilya)
    'Singapore Indian Fine Arts Society (SIFAS), Singapore' – Kala Samskrithi Lakshanam
    'Meaning:' Art Characterizes Civilization
    'Institute of Medical Sciences, Banares Hindu University' – chikisitat punyatmam na kinchita
    'Meaning:' Glory is obtained only by healing others and nothing else
    Theosophical Society - Satyat paro nasti dharmah
    'Meaning:' There is no religion higher than truth
    'Source:' Mahabharata

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    Re: Sanskrit verses used by various Indian Organisations

    These are beautiful verses. Thanks for taking the time to compile them and make them available to us.

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    Re: Sanskrit verses used by various Indian Organisations

    namaste,
    the list is wonderful. Please let me know where 'satyam shivam sundaram' appears in Yajur Veda?
    I came across 'satyam dnyan-anatam' or 'sat chit ananda' as laxanas of brahman, not 'satyam shivam sundaram. I think this has origine much latter may be 18th or 19 th century.
    regards,
    v.k.kondawar

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