The name “Simhanada” means the “Lion’s Roar” in Sanskrit. In Buddhism, it symbolizes the fearless proclamation of the teachings of the Buddha. The Buddha’s discourses, as found in the ancient Pali canon, frequently draw their imagery from the rich and varied animal life of the Indian jungle. It is therefore not surprising that the Buddha chose to represent himself as the stately lion and described his proclamation of the Dharma, bold and thunderous, as the veritable lion’s roar in the spiritual domain.
The Lion’s Roar is also a strong image in both martial arts and Hinduism.