Hollywood stars' obsession with Sanskrit

Pop icon Lady Gaga sent netizens into a frenzy on Sunday with a special message in Sanskrit!

The Oscar-winner tweeted a famous Sanskrit saying – Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu which, in English, means — “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

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01/6Lady Gaga to Rihanna: Hollywood stars and their obsession with Sanskrit

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Lady Gaga to Rihanna: Hollywood stars and their obsession with Sanskrit

Indian fans of multi-Grammy and Oscar-winner Lady Gaga, were in for a pleasant surprise when they noticed a tweet from the star, with a Sanskrit line. Well, as it appears, Gaga is not the only Hollywood star who harbours a great love for the ancient Indian language. Be it chanting Sanskrit mantras or incorporating it into song or even getting it inked on their body, we take a look at Hollywood’s obsession with Sanskrit.

02/6Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga

Pop icon Lady Gaga sent netizens into a frenzy on Sunday with a special message in Sanskrit!

The Oscar-winner tweeted a famous Sanskrit saying – Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu which, in English, means — “May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.”

03/6Madonna

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Madonna

Queen of Pop, Madonna incorporated an entire Sanskrit verse into her song ‘Shanti/Ashtangi’ from her seventh studio album ‘Ray of Light’.

The singer had stated that the song is about her personal mantra after seeking enlightenment. The techno dance track features her singing the adapted version of Shankaracharya entirely in Sanskrit.

05/6Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

Singer Miley Cyrus has been making headlines for her rocky relationships these past months, however, there was a time when she was in the news for getting the symbol of ‘Om’ inked on her wrist. The actress, who loves getting tattooed, also has ‘Karma’ inked on the index finger of her right hand. According to reports, the singer confessed that she felt calmer after getting the tattoo done.

06/6Katy Perry and Russell Brand

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Katy Perry and Russell Brand

Katy Perry and ex-husband Russell Brand got matching Sanskrit tattoos to express their love for each other. The tattoo reads, ‘Anuugacchati Pravaha,’ which means go with the flow. So great was their love for India, that Russell popped the question to Katy outside the Taj Mahal and they tied the knot at a luxury resort outside the Ranthambhore tiger sanctuary. Sadly, their relationship didn’t stand the test of time and the two called it quits within just 2 years of marriage.

Pop icon Lady Gaga sent netizens into a frenzy on Sunday with a special message in Sanskrit! The Oscar-winner tweeted a famous Sanskrit saying – Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu which, in English, means — "May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in… […]

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