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Shanti Mantras:

Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya

(Lead us from Unreal to Reality, Lead us from Darkness to Light)


See also Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya - line by line

Om Bhadram Karnebhih Shrnuyama Devah


- from Mundaka Upanishad, Mandukya Upanishad, Prasna Upanishad

(May we Hear what is Auspicious, May we see what is Auspicious)

Om Dyauha Shantirantariksha Shantihi

(May there be Peace in Heaven, Sky, Earth, Water, Plants, Trees; May there be Peace
in All)

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam
- from Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Ishavasya Upanishad

(That is Full, This is Full, From Fullness comes that Fullness)

Om Sahana Vavatu
- from Taittiriya Upanishad, Katha Upanishad, Mandukya Upanishad, Shvetashvatara
Upanishad

(May God protect us, May God nourish us, May we work together and let our study be
enlightening)

Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah

(May all be Happy, free from Illness, see what is Auspicious and may no one Suffer)

Om Sarvesham Swastirvavatu

(May there be Auspiciousness, Peace, Fullness and Prosperity to All)

Om Shamno Mitrah Sham Varunah


- from Taittiriya Upanishad

(May the presiding deities be propitious to us, Adoration to Brahman, May Brahman
protect us)

Om Vang Me Manasi Pratisthita


- from Aitareya Upanishad

(May my mind be fixed in my speech, May Atman manifest unto me, and reveal unto
me the Highest Knowledge)

Vedic Suktams:

Apah Suktam
- from Rig Veda 10.9

(O Water, because of your presence the atmosphere is so refreshing; with the


auspicious sap of yours provide nutrition to our crops, with the medicinal herbs
protect our body and with your Agni fill our body with lustre.)

Kshetrapati Suktam
- from Rig Veda 4.57

(O Lord of the Kshetra [Field], with the sweet waves of Mother Nature's blessings,
may you milk our Fields like the Milk of a Cow and yield abundant harvest)

Purusha Suktam
- from Rig Veda 10.90

(The Purusha, the Universal Being with thousand heads, thousand eyes and thousand
feet, pervades the creation and transcends it)

Sri Suktam
- from Rig Veda appendices

(Invoke for me, O Agni, the Goddess Lakshmi, who shines like gold, golden in hue,
wearing gold and silver garlands, blooming like the moon, and the embodiment of
wealth and prosperity.)

Other Vedic Mantras:

Gayatri Mantra
- from Yajur Veda & other vedic texts

(We meditate on the glory of the creator, who is the embodiment of Knowledge and
Light; May he enlighten our intellect.)

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra


- from Rig Veda 7.59.12

(I worship the Three-eyed One (Shiva), who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings;
please liberate me from (the fear of) death and lead me towards immortality.)

Om Gananam Tva Ganapatim


- from Rig Veda 2.23.1

(O Ganapati, to You Who are the Lord of the Ganas, ever unborn and the embodiment
of the Sacred Pranava, we offer our sacrificial oblations.)