Yato Dharma Tato Jaya – Meaning and Orgin

Yato Dharma Tato Jaya – Origin

Yato Dharma Tato Jaya Sanskrit (यतो धर्मस्ततो जयः) (or, Yato Dharmastato Jayah) is a Sanskrit verse. This is the motto of the Supreme Court of India. It appears a total of eleven times in the Mahabharata and it means .

“Where there is dharma there is jai (victory).”

Shloka Yato Dharma Tato Jaya shloka is taken from Ancient sacred text Mahabharat. Mahabharat the greatest epic of Indian civilization.

This shloka is Inscribed as the logo of supreme court of India. And you might be thinking that why “yato dharma tato jaya” is inscribed as logo of SC?

Well yato means where, dharma means righteous, jaya means victory.


Dharma is essential part of human life. But many of us take dharma as religion but As we all know religion is a western and Arabic concept.

So We the people of bharatvarsha follow the basics of humanity and righteous rules from the beginning of our civilization. And That’s why we are the only ancient civilization survived in the world.

I think that’s the only reason of our survival that we are practicing righteous laws of life. Never break rules of nature. That’s why it is called Yato Dharma Tato Jaya.

As you all know that Our Sanatana dharma has deep routed practices and rules which are directly and indirectly connected to the nature.

Like we worship cow, peepal tree, Tulsi maa, River ganga, girls on kanjaks and many other practices which are allowed in our Sanatana Dharama only.

This is my opinion it may be wrong and if you find any mistake please let me know is comment box.

Yato Dharma Tato Jaya logo of supreme court

Meaning of Dharama

Some say dharma means Religion but as I mentioned earlier dharma is way of life. When you understand that how to live a peaceful life that day you will understand the real dharma.

In Manu smriti the sacred book of Sanatana dharma clearly sates that there are 10 signs of dharma. please read “Sanatana Dharma Meaning” article for clear explanation.

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