Thursday, August 11, 2011


‘SATYAMEVA JAYATE’ WITH A.R. RAHMAN - Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has sung ‘Satyameva Jayate’ (Truth alone triumphs) in an album that was produced by a supergroup, which also features Oscar-winning Indian musical legend A. R. Rahman.  In a rare feat in his illustrious career, rock legend Mick Jagger will hum the Sanskrit words (Satyameva Jayate) which is India’s national motto and is inscribed in Devanagiri at the base of India’s national emblem. The band SuperHeavy, which also consists of AR Rahman, Dave Stewart, Joss Stone and Damian Marley, has recorded the song. But only Rahman and Jagger sing the Sanskrit words. The song is the second single that the band has released. The first, Miracle Worker…, released in July and is already a summer hit. The second track specifically keeps India and our Independence Day in mind.

It will also be part of SuperHeavy’s first untitled album, which hits stores on September 19. Says Sunil D’Sa, vice president marketing, Universal India, which is releasing the CD in India. “The song is an original AR Rahman composition. It’s not a patriotic song. It’s just that the timing was right. The other members of SuperHeavy have sung the English lyrics, while Rahman and Jagger sing in English and Sanskrit.” Interestingly, Rahman and Jagger will promote the single on the first day of the third test between India and England at Edgbaston on August 10.  Since Jagger is a huge cricket fan, he and Rahman will join commentators Sunil Gavaskar and Harsha Bhogle for a special session during the lunch break.  Jagger revealed that he had formed the band in May, saying that he ‘wanted a convergence of different musical styles’.  “It’s different from anything else I’ve ever been involved in,” the BBC quoted Jagger as telling Rolling Stone magazine.

Rolling Stones front man Mick Jagger has sung in Sanskrit on a new album by a supergroup, called SuperHeavy, which stars Oscar-winning Indian musician AR Rahman and also features Dave Stewart, Joss Stone and Damian Marley.  Jagger sings Satyameva Jayate (Truth alone triumphs), the band’s second single.  SuperHeavy’s album is expected to be released in September.  “The music is very wide-ranging - from reggae to ballads to Indian songs in Urdu,” Jagger said.  The alphabet and vowel system of the Sanskrit language are found in every language of the world because Sanskrit is the first language of the earth planet.

The Divineness of Sanskrit language is self-evident. You don’t light up a candle to see the sun; just open your eyes and see it. But if you deliberately shut your eyes then how could you see the sun. Scriptures themselves tell about the eternal Divineness of the Sanskrit language and thousands of learned Saints and acharyas have already proclaimed its Divine authenticity. ... No ‘sound shift,’ no change in the vowel system, and no addition was ever made in the grammar of the Sanskrit in relation to the formation of the words. It is in its totally perfect form since it landed on the earth planet with its 52 letter alphabet. As regards its vocabulary, it had abundance of words and its grammar had a capacity of creating any number of new words for a new situation or concept or thing, and the same we have up till today. Its alphabet, vowels and the exacting nature of the pronunciation of the letters and words were all perfect and the same since the very beginning.

Swami Prakashanand Saraswati (Shree Swamiji) :
“Encyclopedia of Authentic Hinduism”
from “The True History and Religion of India”
Chapter 11: “The Divine language of Bhartiya scriptures”

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