Satyameva Jayathe (song)

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"Satyameva Jayathe"
Single by SuperHeavy
from the album SuperHeavy
Released August 9, 2011
Format Digital download
Genre Indian pop, rock, alternative rock
Length 4:07
Label A&M
Songwriter(s) A. R. Rahman, Damian Marley, Joss Stone
Producer(s) A. R. Rahman, Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley
SuperHeavy singles chronology
"Miracle Worker"
"Satyameva Jayathe"
"Miracle Worker"
"Satyameva Jayathe"

"Satyameva Jayathe" is a song by rock supergroup SuperHeavy from their eponymous debut album (2011). It is a Sanskrit-language song performed by A. R. Rahman and Mick Jagger, released on 9 August 2011 as the album's second single.[1]


"Satyameva Jayathe" is named after the national motto of India, which literally translates as "Truth Alone Triumphs". Rahman revealed that his long dream was "to take one of the morals of Indian culture which is 'Satyameva Jayathe' and make it as a song."[2]


"Satyameva Jayathe" was released as the second single from the album on 9 August 2011, a week before India's Independence Day on 15 August. The single is written and composed by Rahman, also features Jagger singing in Sanskrit.[3][4] The song premiered exclusively on Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM on 9 August across twenty-two Indian cities, and Tata DoCoMo simultaneously promoted the song and the album on mass media.[5]

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed welcomed and appreciated Jagger and his group for experimenting in Sanskrit, also urging other popular singers and groups to record in Sanskrit.

Music video[edit]

VH1 India asked Indians to shoot and send in videos of their interpretations of the word truth (or satya). The best videos were selected and strung together to create a video for the song. According to VH1 India, they received in all 500 entries and selected a video where a soldier drops his gun and picks up a guitar, and another featured a tale told through the eyes of a child.[6] SuperHeavy was reportedly involved in selecting the videos which made make the cut.


  1. ^ Rodrigues, Collin (19 September 2011). "'We know some Hindi phrases because of AR Rahman'". Hindustan Times. HT Media. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "A R Rahman, Mick Jagger release single 'Satyameva Jayathe'". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Salvadore, Sarah (22 July 2011). "Rahman's new approach". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone Mick Jagger sings in Sanskrit". BBC News South Asia. BBC News Online. 10 August 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "A R Rahmans Satyameva Jayathe releases!". The Times of India. Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  6. ^ D'Mello, Yolande (21 August 2011). "Let the nation make your music video". MiD DAY. MiD DAY Infomedia Ltd. Retrieved 21 September 2011.