In these turbulent times, the world is in desperate need of peace and harmony. It is essential that we come together, united in our intention to create a better future for ourselves and for generations to come. The Vedic mantras mentioned below have been passed down through generations, and they have the power to uplift our spirits, calm our minds, and bring about a sense of tranquility and inner peace.
What do Vedas say about Peace Mantras?
As Shukla Yajur Veda Stated, peace needs to be spread and mantras of Veda (Veda peace mantra) can be the perfect tool for that. S.Y.V. 36/17 states that,
द्यौः शान्ति॑र॒न्तरि॑क्ष॒ शान्तिः॑ पृथि॒वी शान्ति॒रापः॒ शान्ति॒रोषध॑यः॒ शान्तिः॑।
वन॒स्पत॑यः॒ शान्ति॒र्विश्वे॑ दे॒वाः शान्ति॒र्ब्रह्म॒ शान्तिः॒ सर्व॒ शान्तिः॒ शान्ति॑रे॒व शान्तिः॒ सा मा॒ शान्ति॑रेधि
Dhau Shanti Rachye Shanti Prithivi Shantirapa Shantirosadhaye Shanti
Banastapaye Shantibishowai Deva ShantiBramha Shanti Sarba Shanti Shanti Reva Shanti Sa Ma Shantiradhi
Meaning: Let there be peace in heaven, Let there be peace in the atmosphere, Let there be Peace on Earth, May the waters and medical herbs bring peace, May the trees give peace to all beings, May all the Gods be peaceful, May the Vedas spread peace everywhere, May all other objects everywhere give us peace, And may that peace come to us and remain with us forever.
Hindu Mantras for World Peace
Mantras are sacred sounds or phrases that are believed to have a powerful effect on the mind and body. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including promoting inner peace, healing, and spiritual growth. In this article, let’s explore some of the most powerful Hindu mantras for world peace.
#1. Gayatri Mantra
Origin: Rig Veda
Why to chant: Praying to the deity of the five elements for adequate resources
ॐ भूर् भुवः स्वः।तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं।
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि।धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥
om bhur bhuvah svah tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
Meaning: We meditate on the glory of the Creator; Who has created the Universe; Who is worthy of Worship; Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light; Who is the remover of Sin and Ignorance; May He open our hearts and enlighten our Intellect.
#2. Asatoma Sadgamaya
Origin: Brhadaranyaka Upanishad
Why to Chant: Rekindling a spirit of optimism within you
ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।
मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya,
mrtyor mamrtam gamaya, om shanti shanti shanti
Meaning: Lead me from the unreal to the real. Lead from the darkness to the light. Lead me from fear of death to immortality of the soul. Let there be peace and peacefulness all around us.
#3. Shanti Mantra
Why to chant: For World Peace (Shanti)
ॐ पूर्णमदः पूर्णमिदम् पूर्णात् पूर्णमुदच्यते। पूर्णस्य पूर्णमादाय पूर्णमेवावशिष्यते ॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Om purnamadah purnamidam purnat purnamudacyate purnasya purnamadaya purnamevavasisyate om santih santih santih
Meaning: May peace reign all over this earth, in water and all herbs, trees, and creepers. May peace flow over the whole universe. May peace be in the Supreme Being Brahman. And may there always exist in all peace and peace alone. Om peace, peace, and peace to us and all beings!
Origin: Vedas, Upanishads, and Yoga Sutras
Why to chant: Soothe negative feelings and inspire peace
AUM (awe-oo-mmm )
Meaning: A sound of the universe describing A – waking state, U – Dream state, and M – Deep sleep.
Origin: Isha Upanisadh
Why to chant: To identify the larger universe
तेजो यत्ते रूपं कल्याणतमं तत्ते पश्यामि योऽसावसौ पुरुषः सोऽहमस्मि|
tejo yat te rūpaṃ kalyāṇatamaṃ tat te paśyāmi yo ‘sāv [asau puruṣaḥ] so’ham asmi
Meaning: The light which is thy fairest form, I see it. I am what She/He is, I am that.
#6. Om Namah Shivaya
Origin: Krishna Yajurveda
Why to chant: Self-realization and dissolving the ego, insecurity, and greed
ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaye
Meaning: My adoration and respect for aligning with Absolute Reality.
May the power of these mantras continue to resonate within us and guide us toward a brighter future. Let us carry the intention of peace and harmony within our hearts as we go forth from here, and let us work together to make this world a better place.