The Meaning of Jahandost

8 10 2007

One of the readers asked for the meaning of Jahandost so I thought I should have it as a separate post so that it is more likely that everyone gets a chance to see it. The word Jahandost is from Farsi or Persian and is a concatenation of two words: Jahan means the universe and dost means friend. Hence Jahandost is the friend of the universe. An equivalent word in the Hindi language is Vishvamitra who is considered to be one of the greatest sages of ancient India and one of the authors of Rigveda. In Allama Muhammad Iqbal (also known as Iqbal Lahori) book Javed Nama Jahandost is one of the persons that he meet in his journey.




10 responses

8 10 2007

Interesting……nice to know the explanation of Jahandost.

8 10 2007

intresting , nice to know the meaning now since I did ask you .

9 10 2007

😀 An apt name!

10 10 2007

Jahandost is also a Urdu and Hindi word. I would say Jahandost will raise less, if any, eyebrows, compared to Viswamitra. 😛

11 10 2007

Thank you people.

Manas you are very correct. :p

14 10 2007

So you are Indian, are you?

14 10 2007

Manas, actually no but I am familiar with Indian history lets just say.

15 10 2007

I am not very clear. But I have to respect your anonymity. 🙂

16 10 2007

Manas, by that I meant that I am not from India. 🙂

18 10 2007

O no, that’s not what I meant. I was thinking about where you are from, but didn’t ask. 🙂

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