Daily Archives: August 1, 2016

Sahanavavatu Mantra


Om sahana avavatu 

Om help us together to (saha na) that which is happening in good manner (avavatu)

sahanau bhunaktu

Help us together to that we are part of  (sahanau) which we eat/enjoy with our bodies (bhunaktu) (in essence to say that which we consume with our bodies literally and figuratively)

saha viryam karaavavahai 

Help (saha) to give us strength (viryam) to perform in order to (karaavavahai)

Tejasvinau adhitamastu 

illuminate in us (Tejasvinau) that ignorance/darkness (adhitama) be it so that (astu)

maa vidvishaavahai

from our (maa) study (vid) the enmity/poison that exists around us (vishaavahai)

Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

Om peace, peace, peace


Om…. help us together to that which is happening in good manner; help us together to that we are part of which we eat/enjoy with our bodies, help to give us strength to perform inorder to illuminate us in our studies; be it so that from enmity/poison that exists around us.  Om peace, peace, peace. 

It is a beautiful prayer that is recited at the beginning of a study or before a spoken discourse. 

sahana avavatu


Check out the internet with the many other meanings.

Om Sahana Vavatu – In sanskrit with meaning

Om Sahana vavatu shanti mantra Lyrics and meaning



Notes: for the meaning in the above website I would like to point there are no words in the sloka for a teacher or student or lord or to be protected. One website writes ma visha, to mean let us never be poisoned, it is ma vid visha so knowing that it would not make sense to think of it that way. Nonetheless, the meanings from the all of the other websites though there are variations convey the over all meaning if that is all you care about. Since I am particular about what makes sense to me and how I understand things that is reading from left to right and taking a deeper look at the meaning to understand it and make sense of it in way it is meant to be understood in Sanskrit.