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Why so much interest in tattoos in Hindi/Sanskrit?


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There are so many posts in this thread asking for help in writing names in Hindi/Sanskrit for tattoing. I am really curious to know how so many people (many of whom may not have met each other) are interested in knowing how their names or the names of some of their near and dear ones look in Sanskrit.
Could you please throw some light on how you got interested in seeing names in Sanskrit?
Please note. I am asking this only out of curiosity.

(The thread 'Do you want to write in Hindi/Sanskrit' should help you create tattoos in Hindi/Sanskrit.)

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Is David Beckham Hindu? or interested in Hinduism? I would assume he must have some interest to get a sanskrit tattoo.

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He is a westerner (white). I am not sure why he got the tattoo.

 

so am I :) whites are interested in hinduism and yoga too.

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The name victoria is properly written. It is not misspelt.

Sanskrit, Hindi & Marathi are the 3 languages which use the samr devanagari script. Hence the name translations appear same in these languages.

Also, these languages are phonetic i.e. they are written as they are spoken ( no silent letters, different pronounciations, etc.)

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The name victoria is properly written. It is not misspelt.
The name is absolutely misspelled. There is no need to put H into the devanagari. It is pronounced Viktoria, without any stress; not VHIKTORIA. The H has no place in it.

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Here is what one scholar has commented on the misspelled tattoo:

 

Padmesh Gupta, president of the United Kingdom Hindi committee and editor of Purvai, a Hindi language magazine said: "Whoever wrote this tattoo is clearly not a Hindi expert. There is no H in Victoria when it is written in Hindi."

A spokesman for the Hindi department at the Indian High Commission in central London said: "Victoria is a name that we are used to writing in Hindi because of Queen Victoria. I can assure you that there is no H in Victoria.

Complete article:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4097437,00.html

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Yes, 'H' sound is not required in Victoria. But, when I first came to know that 'Victoria' was written in Hindi wrongly, I thought that the tattoo shows something, which is not a Hindi word at all.

 

However, in reality, the tattoo does show a Hindi word though not what should be expected.

 

May be some Hindi speaking person made wrong suggestion to Beckham.

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After making the previous post, I went to the page that contains article on this issue.

The statement by David Beckham's spokeswoman is amusing. :) She says as if Hindu and Hindi were two different languages. According to her, the tattoo is spelt correctly as per Hindu language.

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After making the previous post, I went to the page that contains article on this issue.

The statement by David Beckham's spokeswoman is amusing. :) She says as if Hindu and Hindi were two different languages. According to her, the tattoo is spelt correctly as per Hindu language.

 

She must have meant Sanskrit.

 

He should have went to India to get it, and got it from someone who actually knows Hindi.

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Some common Sanskrit tattoos and their meanings:

 

 

ईश्वरः मम न्यायदाता

 

God is my judge

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

कुटुंबकं जीवनं मम

 

Family is my life

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

माता मत्सकाशं सदा

 

Mom is with me forever

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अस्माकं कार्याणि अस्मान्सावधीकरिष्यंति

 

Only action will define us

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

न कदापि खंडितः

 

Never broken

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

तव हृदयं रक्ष

 

Protect your heart

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

एम् एन् सत्यं प्रेम

 

My true love

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अहमस्मि योधः

 

I am a fighter

 

 

एतदपि गमिष्यति

 

This, too, will pass

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

शाश्वतं जीवनम् , अमरं प्रेम

 

Eternal Life, Undying Passion

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

शक्तिः दुर्दम्येच्छाशक्त्याः आगच्छति

 

Strength comes from an indomitable will.

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सदैव देवत्वं दर्शयामि

 

I always manifest divinity

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वतःची चांगली काळजी घ्या

 

Take good care of your self

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रेम शांतिः आनंदश्च

 

Love,peace and happiness

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

“अनुगृहिता” अस्म्यहम्

 

I am blessed

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

एकं जीवनम्, एकः अवसरः

 

One life one chance

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वात्मानं जानीहि

 

Know thyself

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सदैव मम प्रेम

 

Forever my lofe

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

दिव्यः प्रकाशः

 

Divine light

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

हस श्वसिहि मंदं गच्छ च

 

Smile, breathe and go slowly

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

यात्रायां सखा जीवने करुणा

 

In travel, a companion, in life, compassion.

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रेम सत्यमस्ति

 

Love is truth

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रतिकूलतायाः शक्तिः

 

strength through adversity

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मा कस्मिंश्चित् विश्वसिहि

 

Trust nobody

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मृत्युः न कदाप्यस्मान्पृथक्करिष्यति

 

Death will never separate us

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सः रक्षतु मयानुरक्तां सर्वान्

 

May he protect everyone i love

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शक्तिः कृपायुक्तं जीवनमस्ति

 

Strength is having a graceful life

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मम जीवनस्य प्रेम

 

Love of my live

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

यदाहं जीवामि , अहमाशंसे

 

while I live, I hope

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

जीसस मम शक्तिः

 

Jesus is my power

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वात्मानं बोध

 

Awaken to your true nature

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मम षष्ठमेंद्रियम्

 

My sixth sense

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

न कदापि स्वप्नदर्शनात्विरमिष्यामि

 

I will never stop dreaming

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

भविष्यकालं मा कथय

 

Do not predict the future

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सहैश्वरेण ममैकात्मता

 

I am one with god

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सर्वं ज्ञानं मयि विद्यते

 

All that I have to learn is within me

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अहमस्मि पवित्रता ईश्वरः इच्छति

 

I am the purity god desires

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रतिकारतमः मार्गः

 

The path of most resistance

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

जीव प्रणश्य च पश्चात्तापेन विना

 

Live and die without regret

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अस्मासु प्रत्येकः तस्य नियतेः अधिपतिः

 

Each of us is master of his destiny

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रेम कुरु यदा शक्नोसि, श्वः न विश्वस्तः

 

Love when you can, tomorow isn’t promised.

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

ईश्वरः मां रक्षति

 

God protects me

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

आनंदः अस्ति स्वीकृतिः

 

Happiness Is Acceptance

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सत्यप्रेम शाश्वतमस्ति

 

Real love is forever

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स्वपिष्यामि यदा म्रिये

 

I will sleep when i die

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सारल्यं शक्तिं पक्षौ यच्छति

 

Sincerity gives wings to stength

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अंतः अस्ति प्रारंभः

 

The End is the Beginning

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कालः सर्वं विरोपयति

 

Time heals everything

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सदैव सौंदर्यं पश्य

 

Always see beauty

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एतदपि गमिष्यति

 

This Too Shall Pass

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विश्वासः तवात्मनि एव

 

trust in only yourself

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स्वात्मानं प्रति सत्येन वर्ते

 

I am true to myself

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पुनर्जन्मने म्रियामहे

 

We die to be reborn

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

तत्परिवर्तनं भव

 

Be the change

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वाभाविका भव

 

Be yourself

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सदैव त्वया सह

 

Always with you

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यानंदः अंतरतः विद्यते

 

True happiness lies within

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्पर्शः विरोपकः अस्ति

 

To touch is to heal

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परिवर्तनमेव स्थिरमस्ति

 

The only constant is change

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मम सर्वमसि

 

You Are My Everything

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

कारुण्येन सह विरोपय

 

Heal with compassion

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मुक्तिः त्वत्तः आगच्छति

 

freedom comes within yourself

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रेम सर्वान्‌ जयति

 

Love conquers all

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मा कदापि त्यज

 

Never give up

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

यशप्राप्तिः अस्ति नियतिः

 

Being successful is destined

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रत्येकश्वासः पारितोषिकमस्ति

 

each breath is a gift

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रेम ईश्वरस्य महत्तमपारितोषिकमस्ति

 

Love is Gods greatest gift

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सदैव स्वात्मानं प्रति सत्येन वर्तस्व

 

Be true to yourself always

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

प्रेमास्ति मम शक्तिः

 

Love is my strength

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मम नियतिं नियच्छामि

 

I control my destiny

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सर्ववस्तूनि कारणोद्भवानि

 

Everything happens for a reason

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यमस्ति क्रांतिकारि कर्म

 

truth is a revolutionary act

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यानंदः अंतरतः विद्यते

 

True happiness lies within

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

ईश्वरः मया सहास्तु

 

God be with me

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

केवलमीश्वरः मां विज्ञातुं शक्नोति

 

Only god can judge me

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

ते मम हृदयं यच्छामि

 

I give you my heart

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

तव गुणान्मा त्यज

 

Do not leave your values

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

एतदपि परिवर्तिष्यते

 

This too will change

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सर्ववस्तूनि कारणोद्भवानि

 

everything happens for a reason

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

ईश्वरे विश्वासं करोमि

 

in god i trust

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

परिवर्तितुं शक्तिः

 

Power to change

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मा कदापि वद म्रियस्वेति

 

Never say die

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

आत्मानं जानीहि

 

Know yourself

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

जीवनं महार्हमस्ति

 

Life is precious

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अनुभवः वास्तविकतास्ति

 

Perception is Reality

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मम शक्तिः त्वत्तः आगच्छति

 

my strength comes from you

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

तव परमानंदं मृगयस्व

 

Find your bliss

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

तव कर्म नियच्छ

 

control your karma

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

जीवनं जीवितुं पश्चात्तापेन विना

 

To live life without regrets

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

शांत्यां विरम

 

Rest in peace

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

पश्चात्तापः न, भयं न

 

No regrets,no fear

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

निरामयमनः निरामयशरीरे

 

sound mind in sound body

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यं प्रशस्यतरं श्रद्धायाः

 

truth over faith

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

जीवनमनुरज, दृढं जीव

 

love life, live hard

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सकारणजीवनं जीव

 

Live a life of purpose

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

कुटुंबं कीर्त्याः प्राक्‌

 

Family Before Fame

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

भयमेवास्ति शत्रुः

 

Fear is the only enemy

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

यावच्छ्वासोच्छ्वासं करोमि, आशां करोमि

 

while i breathe, i hope

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

क्षमां कर्तुं शक्तिः

 

Strength to forgive

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

म्रियंतां जीवतः सर्वे

 

everything that lives must die

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अपयशः नास्ति विकल्पः

 

Failure is not an option

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सदैव मम हृदये

 

Forever in my heart

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

ईश्वरः अस्ति मम शक्तिः

 

THE LORD IS MY STRENGTH

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

शक्तिः श्रद्धायाः आगच्छति

 

Strength comes from faith

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सदैव शाश्वतं च

 

Always and forever

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यं किमस्ति?

 

What is truth?

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

यथार्थपरिपूर्णता अपरिपूर्णा भवतु

 

true perfection has to be imperfect

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यं प्रेम अमरम्

 

The love never dies

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

न कंचित् शाश्वतम्

 

Nothing is permanent

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

विश्वासघातः तवात्मानं रक्षितुं न शक्नोति

 

Deceit can’t save your soul

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

नान्येन तूत्तमेनैवालम्

 

Nothing but the best is good enough

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

असतो मा सद्गमय

 

lead me from the unreal to the real

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

मुंच तव मनः

 

Free your mind

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

आत्मदीपः भव

 

Be your own light

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

शक्त्याः धैर्यमायाति

 

From strength comes courage

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वप्नां द्रष्टुं धैर्यं करवाम

 

we must dare to dream

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सारज्ञः भव

 

Be realistic

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

अशक्यस्य पृच्छां कुरु

 

Demand the Impossible

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वस्वप्नेषु श्रद्धां कुरु

 

Believe in ones dreams

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

स्वात्मानं मुंच

 

Liberate yourself

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

नवारंभः अन्यारंभस्यांतादायाति।

 

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

ईश्वरः मम रक्षणकर्ता

 

God is watching my back

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

सत्यं दुःसह्यतमं दुःखम्

 

Truth is the Most Exquisite Pain

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मातृ देवो भव

पितृ देवो भव

 

Honour thy mother as God.

Honour thy father as God.

sanskrit tattoos and meanings

 

क्रोधात् भवति संमोह:

संमोहात् स्मृतिविभ्रम:

स्मृतिभ्रंशात् बुद्धिनाशो

बुद्धिनाशात् प्रणश्यति

 

From Anger comes Delusion,

From Delusion loss of Memory,

From loss of Memory the destruction of Discrimination,

From the destruction of Discrimination, one Perishes

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I didn't even know David Beckham had a tattoo in sanskrit. The reason i am interested in getting a sanskrit tattoo is because I don't think the english language has a word equivalent to Dhriti. Plus, as an artist, I personally love the way sanskrit looks, which I think thats why many people like getting tattoos in it and then theres its whole history which is also very interesting. For most people, i don't think it has anything to do with David. But the more research i have done on sanskrit tattoos, i have discovered many celebrities have them including Jessica Alba who has Lotus on wrist and Alyssa Milano who has one on her neck, i forget what it is though. I don't think David influenced them either.... Many people get it for the religious aspect also. Also, this is the only website that i have found, after a lot of searching, that had a forum like this and therefore, everyones coming here.

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The name is absolutely misspelled. There is no need to put H into the devanagari. It is pronounced Viktoria, without any stress; not VHIKTORIA. The H has no place in it.

It depends entirely on pronunciation of the name.

Same name could be said differently by diferent people.

Charlotte has different pronunciation in English & French.

If Davd Beckham wants it Vhiktoria then that is the correct word.

This problem arises because Hindi is a phonetic language & words

are written as they are spoken. So the is written the way one wants to say it the actual way.

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Some of us are Hindu - like my self.....the OM symbol has been overdone & over used to such a commerical cliche....it was something i did not want permeant on my skin for the rest of my life....

 

But my name however, was given to me by my mother - who took care & thought into my name...it is something that is personal to me....it is something that will never change in my life....and means something a great deal....

 

a person's body may be a canvas....but...what one chooses to put on that is inhertly self expression - who they are...and what they like to say about themsleves....about who they are...

 

but that's just my feeling on it...

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Namasthe,

 

I'm sop glad to know that more and more people are becoming interested in Sanskirt, yoga, and Vedic tradition in general. I was born in Peru (Latin America) and I'm a devotee of Lord Krishna.

 

I witness everyday how lots of people are connected with Vedic tradition by practicing yoga, eating vegetarian food, using ayur-vedic medicine, and even choosing spiritual names for their children.

 

God's names are so sacred and powerful that even if the people are not so interested or don't have a strict sadhana, the Holy Names work. I just wanna say THANK YOU to all the merciful Indian devotees who share with us the miracles of Vedic spirituality.

 

(I have Vedic tattoos and would love to share them with all of you.)

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. Carlos. A. Cavero.

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There are so many posts in this thread asking for help in writing names in Hindi/Sanskrit for tattoing. I am really curious to know how so many people (many of whom may not have met each other) are interested in knowing how their names or the names of some of their near and dear ones look in Sanskrit.

Could you please throw some light on how you got interested in seeing names in Sanskrit?

Please note. I am asking this only out of curiosity.

 

(The thread 'Do you want to write in Hindi/Sanskrit' should help you create tattoos in Hindi/Sanskrit.)

 

Sanskrit is way cool!!! Thats why. :)

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Namasthe,

 

I'm sop glad to know that more and more people are becoming interested in Sanskirt, yoga, and Vedic tradition in general. I was born in Peru (Latin America) and I'm a devotee of Lord Krishna.

 

I witness everyday how lots of people are connected with Vedic tradition by practicing yoga, eating vegetarian food, using ayur-vedic medicine, and even choosing spiritual names for their children.

 

God's names are so sacred and powerful that even if the people are not so interested or don't have a strict sadhana, the Holy Names work. I just wanna say THANK YOU to all the merciful Indian devotees who share with us the miracles of Vedic spirituality.

 

(I have Vedic tattoos and would love to share them with all of you.)

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mr. Carlos. A. Cavero.

Great Idea! Perhaps start a new thread.

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