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Om Sahana vavatu shanti mantra Lyrics and meaning

This Shanti Mantra is taken from the krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2) . It is usually recited in schools as prayer before the start of the classes in schools

Lyrics in Sanskrit

Meaning in English

ॐ सह नाववतु।

सह नौ भुनक्तु।

सह वीर्यं करवावहै।

तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु

मा विद्विषावहै।

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om, May we all be protected

May we all be nourished

May we work together with great energy

May our intelect be sharpened (may our study be effective)

Let there be no Animosity amongst us

Om, peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces)

Lyrics transliterated in English

Meanings of the words

Oṁ Saha nāvavatu

Om=supreme god; saha=together; nau=both/ all; avatu=may he protect

saha nau bhunaktu

saha=together; nau=both/ all;bhunaktu= be nourished/ energized

Saha vīryam karavāvahai

saha=together;vīryam=energy; karavāvahai=work (kara=hand; avahai=bring into use)

Tejasvi nāvadhītamastu

tejaswi = having great energy;nau = both ; adhi = intellect/ study; tama = higher degree; astu=so be it

Mā vidviṣāvahai

=not be; vidvis=animosity; avahai=bring/ have

Oṁ Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ

shantih= peace

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