Shanti Mantra

Shanti Mantras or “Peace Mantras” are Hindu prayers from the Upanishads, where they are invoked in the beginning of the discourses/topics. They are supposed to calm the mind of the reciter and bring tranquillity to the environment around them. They are also believed to remove any obstacles for the task being started.

Sanskrit

Om Saha Na Vavatu
Saha Nau Bhunaktu
Saha Viryam Karavavahai
Tejasvinavadhitamastu Ma Vidvisavahai
Om Shanti Shanti Shantihi

Translation

Om, May we be protected together
May we be nourished together
May our roles be clear during this time.
May we create strength among one another.
May our study be filled with brilliance and light.
May there be respect, humility and complete understanding.
May there be no hostility between us.
Om peace, peace, peace.

Source

– Various Upanishads

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