Let Peace be prevail everywhere

photo of snow capped mountain

Kaustav Ghosh

It was in 2011, just after India won the world cup and I finished my higher secondary exam. Today’s online system was not in a full swing but yes, it had started its journey. Few colleges and universities had launched online admission system. This is why my father brought me computer as I am taking one step closer to higher education.

At that time I used to listen to a song in my desktop, that is ‘Shanti Mantra’. I found it in youtube and downloaded it. It is very peaceful and soothing mantra, very good for meditation. In this mantra Sarvesham means everyone, every living and non living being. It does not matter which color you have in your skin or you wear to cover your skin; it does not matter on which religion, caste, creed, sex you belong to. I will share its english translation with you below alongwith the Shanti Mantra written in vedas. May god bless you with abundant peace and prosperity.

ॐ सर्वेषां स्वस्तिर्भवतु, ॐ सर्वेषां स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां पूर्णंभवतु ।
सर्वेषां मङ्गलंभवतु ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

“ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः 

Meaning-May there be relief and satisfaction in all, may there be peace in all, may there be fulfillment in all, may there all achieve the grace of god. Let there be peace, peace and peace.

May all become happy, May none fall ill ,May all see auspiciousness everywhere, May none ever feel sorrow, Let there be peace, peace and peace.

It is important to note that spiritually relief, satisfaction, peace, fulfillment, happiness carries many meaning, explanation; it can be interpreted in various manner. But if I start writing more on its interpretation It will become huge book. I hope may be in future we may have lots of discussion and question/ answer segment on it.

Previously mentioned mantra can be found in youtube if you search ‘sarvesham swastir bhabatu, sarvesham santir bhabatu.’

Let me introduce with other shanti mantras can be found in Vedas.

“स्वस्ति न इन्द्रो वृद्धश्रवाः ।
स्वस्ति नः पूषा विश्ववेदाः ।
स्वस्ति नस्तार्क्ष्यो अरिष्टनेमिः ।
स्वस्ति नो वृहस्पतिर्दधातु ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः “

Meaning:-Blessed Indra, whose glory is great, bless us,
Surya who is omniscient, who remembers the science of the world and all things, may he bless us,
Whose speed like the chakradhara no one can stop, may Garuddev grant us well-being,
May the lord of Vedvani, Brihaspati grant us well-being,
Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti.

This mantra usually chanted in every puja irrespective of which deity we are worshipping, in marriage and other auspicious ceremonies. All the mantras and its translation can be found in google by the way. You can even find it here-


The third slokas I want to share with you is from Yajurveda 36:17-

ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः ।
वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः
सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः 

Meaning-Om. 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)

It took my three hour to think, frame and complete this. It is 1.00 a.m at night, everyone near by is sleeping as there is a pin drop silence. I am writing my experience in a hope that you will like this, comment and share it.

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