Om Shanti Om: Peaceful Shanti Mantras That Leads To Profound Unwinding

The Shanti Mantras or Peace Mantras are Hindu prayers for Peace (Shanti) found in Upanishads which are supposed to calm the mind of the reciter and environment around him/her. At the point when recited, the Shanti mantra can soothingly affect the psychye and lead to profound unwinding. These are very powerful and said to be miraculous because it calls in for the Lord to protect us and bless us with the powers he has.



Om Shanti Om: Peaceful Shanti Mantras That Leads To Profound Unwinding

Reciting them is also believed to be removing any obstacles for the task being started. Generally they are recited at the beginning and end of religious rituals and discourses. Om Shanti mantra is the bringer of cosmic peace and has a deep philosophical meaning. It reminds us of the Supreme and how we are connected to it. It reminds us that being at peace is our true form and true self. By chanting these mantras you are purifying your physical body of any diseases, any negative energy or sufferings. Your body is refreshed.


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Shanti Mantras always end with the sacred syllable Om (Auṃ) and three utterances of the word "Shanti" which means "Peace". The Vedics had very intricate knowledge about how the mind works and they had well-established methods to achieve a meditative state. When Shanti mantras are recited, obstacles from the below given realms are believed to be pacified. The reason for uttering three times is for calming and removing obstacles in the three realms:

  • Physical or Adhi-Bhautika realm can be source of obstacles coming from external world, such as from wild animals, people, natural calamities etc.

  • Divine or Adhi-Daivika realm can be source of obstacles coming from extra-sensory world of spirits, ghosts, deities, and demigods.

  • Internal or Adhyaatmika realm is source of obstacles arising out of one's own body and mind, such as pain, diseases, laziness, and absent-mindedness.



Famous Om Shanti mantras from Vedas:


ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः

oṃ dyauḥ śāntir antarikṣaṃ śāntiḥ


पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः ।

pṛthivī śāntir āpaḥ śāntir oṣadhayaḥ śāntiḥ


वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः

vanaspatayaḥ śāntir viśvedevāḥ śāntir brahma śāntiḥ


सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥

sarvaṃ śāntiḥ śāntir eva śāntiḥ sā mā śāntir edhi


ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ


— यजुर्वेद ३६:१७

— Yajurveda 36:17


Meaning: May peace radiate there in the whole sky as well as in the vast ethereal space everywhere. May peace reign all over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers. May peace flow over the whole universe. May peace be in the Whole Universe. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone. Om peace, peace and peace to us and all beings — (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India)



ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय ।

oṃ asato mā sad gamaya


तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।

tamaso mā jyotir gamaya


मृत्योर्माऽमृतं गमय ॥

mṛtyor mā 'mṛtaṃ gamaya


ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ


Meaning: Lead us from the unreal to the real. Lead us from darkness to light. Lead us from death to immortality. Om peace, peace, peace!



ॐ सर्वेषाऺ स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।

oṃ sarveṣāṃ svastir bhavatu |


सर्वेषाऺ शान्तिर्भवतु ।

sarveṣāṃ śāntir bhavatu |


सर्वेषाऺ पूर्णं भवतु ।

sarveṣāṃ pūrṇaṃ bhavatu |


सर्वेषाऺ मङ्गलं भवतु ।

sarveṣāṃ maṅgalaṃ-bhavatu |


ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||


Meaning: May there be Well-Being in All. May there be Peace in All. May there be Fulfilment in All. May there be Auspiciousness in All. Om Peace, Peace, Peace.


— (Translation by Swami Abhedananda, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, India)




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