Hindus have applauded Mick Jagger (Rolling Stone) for singing in Sanskrit.
Jagger sings in Sanskrit in “Satyameva Jayate”, the second single on a new album of rock supergroup SuperHeavy. SuperHeavy consists of Mick Jagger, Joss Stone, Dave Stewart, Damian Marley, and A. R. Rahman. Composed by Rahman, it is reportedly four minutes and seven seconds long. “Miracle Worker” was the group’s first single.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, welcoming Jagger and his group for experimenting in Sanskrit, urged other popular singers/groups like Madonna, U2, AC/DC, Bruce Springsteen, Britney Spears, Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Elton John, etc., to record in Sanskrit.
Sanskrit was a storehouse of wisdom which needed to be explored further by popular culture in order to bring spirituality into the life of consumerist society full of distractions, Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, argued.
“Satyameva Jayate” (commonly translated as “Truth alone triumphs”) is part of a mantra from ancient Hindu scripture Mundaka Upanishad. Sanskrit is considered a sacred language in Hinduism and root language of Indo-European languages. Hinduism is oldest and third largest religion of the world with about a billion adherents and moksh (liberation) is its ultimate goal.