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Sahanavavatu Mantra

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Om sahana avavatu 

Om let us together/altogether (saha na) that which is happening in good manner (avavatu)

sahanau bhunaktu

let us together (saha na) which we eat/enjoy (bhunaktu) (in essence to say that which we consume with our bodies literally and figuratively)

saha viryam karaavavahai 

together (saha) give us strength (viryam) to perform for the benefit of (karaavavahai)

Tejasvinau adhitam astu 

illuminating us in (Tejasvinau) our studies (adhitam) be it so that (astu)

maa vidvishaavahai

from our (maa) enemies/enemity (vidvishaavahai)

Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

Om peace, peace, peace

 

Om let us together that which is happening in good manner. let us together that which we eat/enjoy, together give us strength to perform for the benefit of, illuminating us in our studies (or what is studied) be it so that, from our enemies/enemity  Om peace, peace, peace. 

sahana avavatu

Websites with other meanings–

http://www.eaglespace.com/spirit/sahanavavatu_mantra.php 

http://www.gitamritam.com/samvad/sahana/

http://www.greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/vedas-om_sahana_vavatu.php

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. Nonetheless the meanings from the websites convey the over all meaning. Since I am particular about what makes sense to me and how I understand things, it helps me to take a deeper look at it for a meaning to understand it in way it is meant to be understood in Sanskrit.