Words Satyameva Jayate inscribed in State Emblem taken from?

Previous Year Paper GK Questions and Answers:Satyameva Jayate State Emblem

    Pre-Historic Period-Question 23

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers in English.23.From which of the following Upanishads, the words 'Satyameva Jayate

Daily Online General Knowledge Quiz:Previous year paper gk questions with answers and explanation in English on Indian History of Pre-Historic Period.

Q23.From which of the following Upanishads, the words 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed in Devanagari script below the abacus of the State Emblem?
A. Prashna
B. Mundaka
C. Ishavasya
D. Mandukya


Note: Satyameva Jayate is a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture 'Mundaka Upanishad' which is one of the Vedic Sanskrit texts of Hindu philosophy. Upansihads, a genre of Hindu scriptures commented upon by the great saint and philosopher of India, Shri.Adi Shankaracharya. He was the foremost exponent of Advaita .

🔑Key Points

✔"Satyameva Jayate" ("Truth alone triumphs.") is a mantra from the ancient Indian scripture Mundaka Upanishad.

✔Upon independence of India, it was adopted as the national motto of India.

✔It is inscribed in script at the base of the national emblem.

✔The emblem and the words "Satyameva Jayate" are inscribed on one side of all Indian currency.

✔The emblem is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka which was erected around 250 BCE at Sarnath, near Varanasi in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

✔It is inscribed on all currency notes and national documents.

✔The "Mundaka Upanishad" is an ancient Vedic philosophical text written in poetic verse style that imparts spiritual knowledge.

✔Mundaka Upanishad which is of one of the major Upanishads on which Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya had written commentary takes up the question of relationship between the Jivatma (individual self) and Paramatma (Supreme Self) by means of an analogy of two birds living together on a branch of a tree.

✔Mundaka Upanishad belongs to the Atharva Veda and has 64 verses (mantras) spread over three Chapters (mundakas), each of which having two sections (khandas).

✔The word mundaka denotes a shaving razor and a person with a shaven head i.e. a monk.

✔The reason for naming the Upanishad thus is that the one who comprehends its teaching is shaved or liberated from error and ignorance of higher wisdom and also that such teachings are razor sharp leaving no possibility of any ambiguity.


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