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List of institutions with Sanskrit mottos

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IndiaEdit

  • Republic of India: 'सत्यमेव जयते' Satyameva Jayate "Truth alone triumphs"[1]
  • Supreme Court of India: 'यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः' Yato Dharmas Tato Jayaḥ "Whence dharma, thence victory"
  • Goa: 'सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्‌भवेत्' Sarve Bhadrāni Paśyantu Mā Kaścid Duhkhabhāg bhavet "May all perceive good, may not anyone attain unhappiness"
  • Life Insurance Corporation of India: 'योगक्षेमं वहाम्यहम्', Yogakshemam Vahāmyaham "I shall take care of welfare" (taken from the Bhagavad Gita)[2]
  • Indian Navy: 'शं नो वरुणः' Shanno Varuna "May Varuna be peaceful to us"
  • Indian Air Force: 'नभःस्पृशं दीप्तम्' Nabhaḥ-Spṛśaṃ Dīptam "Touching the Sky with Glory" (from Bhagavad Gita: XI, Verse 24)[3]
  • Maharashtra Police: 'सद्रक्षणाय खलनिग्रहणाय' Sadrakshanaaya Khalanigrahanaaya "For protection of the good and control of the wicked"
  • Indian Coast Guard: 'वयं रक्षामः' Vayam Rakshāmaha "We protect"[4]
  • All India Radio: 'बहुजनहिताय बहुजन‍सुखाय‌' Bahujana-hitāya bahujana-sukhāya "For the benefit of all, for the comfort of all"
  • Rajputana Rifles: 'वीरभोग्या वसुन्धरा' Veerabhogya Vasundhara "The earth is fit to be ruled by the brave"
  • India Meteorological Department: 'आदित्यात् जायते वृष्टिः' Adityat Jayate Vrishtihi "The Sun Gives Rainfall"
  • Doordarshan: 'सत्‍यं शिवम सुंदरम' Satyam Shivam Sundaram "Truth is God and God is beautiful"
  • Intelligence Bureau: 'जागृतं अहर्निशं' jagratam aharnisham "Wide awake day and night"
  • Research and Analysis Wing: 'धर्मो रक्षति रक्षित:' dharmo rakhshati rakshtia "Dharma Protects those who protect the Dharma"
  • Uttar Pradesh Police - Paritranaya sadhunam vinashaya cha dushkritam "For the upliftment of the good and virtuous, for the destruction of evil"
  • Defense Research and Development Organisation: बलस्य मूलं विज्ञानम् : "Balasya Moolam Vigyanam": Meaning- "Knowledge is strength"
  • Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode: Yogah Karmasu Kaushalam -- To do one's work skilfully is Yoga
  • National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT): Vidyaya Amritamashnute -- Knowledge grants immortality
  • Indian Institute of Management Bangalore: Tejasvi Navadheetamastu -- May the shining one (the Sun, metaphor for God) illumine our intelligence
  • University of Delhi: Nishtha Dhriti Satyam -- Truth is borne by faith

IndonesiaEdit

In Indonesia, Sanskrit are mostly and widely used in mottoes and terms in the Armed Forces, educational and government institutions respectively.

  • Aceh Province: 'पञ्चचित' - Pancacita "Five Goals"
  • Bali Province: Bali Dvipa Jaya "Glorious Bali Island"
  • Central Java Province: Prasetya Ulah Sakti Bhakti Praja "Promise to try hard and loyal to the nation
  • Jakarta: Jaya Raya "Glorious and Great"
  • Indonesian National Police: Rastra Sewakottama "People's Main Servants"
  • Indonesian Military: Tri Dharma Eka Karma
  • Indonesian Army: Kartika Eka Phaksi "Unmatchable Bird with Noble Goals"
  • Indonesian Navy: Jalesveva Jayamahe "On the Sea We Are Glorious"
  • Indonesian Air Force: Swabhuana Paksa "The Wings of the Motherland"
  • Paskhas (Indonesian Air Force Special Forces): Karmanye Vadhikar aste Ma falesu Kadacana "You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action" (Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, Verse 47)
  • Indonesian Marine Corps: Jalesu Bumyamcha Jayamahe "On the Sea and Land we are glorious"
  • Military Academy ("Akmil"): "अधिकाऱ्या महत्व विर्य नगरभक्ति" - Adhitakarya Mahatvavirya Nagarabhakti (Hard-working Knights Serving Bravery as Nations Hero")
  • Police Academy ("Akpol"): Dharma, Bijaksana, Kshatriya
  • Indonesian Fire Brigade: Yudha Brama Jaya
  • Army Staff and Command College ("Seskoad"): Viyata Vira Jati
  • Army Officer Candidate School ("Secapa-ad"): Budi Bhakti Wira Utama
  • Naval Academy ("A.A.L."): Hree Dharma Shanty ("Embarrassed for Doing The Defects")
  • Naval Staff and Command College ("Sesko-al"): Dharma Wiratama
  • Air Force Academy ("A.A.U."): Vidya Karma Vira Pakcha
  • Air Force Doctrine Development, Education and Training Command ("Kodiklat-au"): Vidyasana Viveka Vardhana
  • Police Knowledge College ("P.T.I.K."): Bhakti-Dharma-Waspada
  • Institute of Domestic Governance ("I.P.D.N."): Among Praja Dharma Satya Nagari Bhakti
  • Sebelas Maret University: Mangesthi Luhur Ambangun Nagara
  • Ganesha University of Education: Dharmaning Sajjana Umerdhyaken Vidyaguna (mixture of Old Javanese and Sanskrit languages)
  • Mahasaraswati University of Denpasar: Gonging Maha Pataka Muddha Hetu (mixture of Old Balinese and Sanskrit languages)

NepalEdit

  • Nepal: 'जननी जन्मभूमिश्च स्वर्गादपि गरीयसी' Janani Janmabhūmisca Svargādapi garīyasi "Mother and motherland are greater than heaven"
  • Nepal Rastra Bank]:'तमसोमा ज्योतिर्गमय' Tamasoma Jyotirgamay "Darkness to light"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://india.gov.in/
  2. ^ See e.g.File:LIC Logo.svg
  3. ^ The IAF Motto, Official website
  4. ^ See banner Archived 2012-03-25 at the Wayback Machine. on Coast Guard website Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine.