Om Saha Nāvavatu

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Om Sahana Vavatu - in sanskrit with meaning - mantra from Upanishad

ॐ   सह   नाववतु

Om Sahana Vavatu

Om saha nāvavatu

(full mantra)

ॐ सह नाववतु ।
सह नौ भुनक्तु ।
सह वीर्यं करवावहै ।
तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तु मा विद्विषावहै ।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

Om Saha Nau-Avatu |
Saha Nau Bhunaktu |
Saha Viiryam Karava-Avahai |
Tejasvi Nau-Adhii-Tam-Astu Maa Vidviss-Aavahai |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

(iast)

Om saha nāvavatu .
saha nau bhunaktu .
saha vīryaṃ karavāvahai .
tejasvi nāvadhītamastu mā vidviṣāvahai .
Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ॥

Meaning:

1: Om, May God Protect us Both (the Teacher and the Student),
2: May God Nourish us Both,
3: May we Work Together with Energy and Vigour,
4: May our Study be Enlightening, not giving rise to Hostility,
5: Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(word-by-word)

Line 1:

  • ॐ (Om): Symbol of para-brahmaṇ
  • सह (saha):Together
  • नाववतु (nāvavatu): May He Protect us Both
    नौ (nau) = Both
    अवतु (avatu) = May He protect

Line 2:

  • सह (saha):Together
  • नौ (nau) = Both
  • भुनक्तु (bhunaktu) = Nourish

Line 3:

  • सह (saha):Together
  • वीर्यं (vīryaṃ): Strength, Power, Energy
  • करवावहै (karavāvahai): Do Work
    कर (kara) = Hand, Doer, Doing
    आवह (āvaha) = Bringing, Producing

Line 4:

  • तेजस्वि (tejasvi): Possessing Vigour, Enlightening
  • नावधीतमस्तु (nāvadhītamastu): Let our Study be
    नौ (nau) = Both
    अधी (adhī) = Study
    तम (tama) = In a high degree, much
    अस्तु (astu) = Let it be
  • मा (mā): Not
  • विद्विषावहै (vidviṣāvahai): Produce Hostility
    विद्विष् (vidviṣ) = Hostile
    आवह (āvaha) = Bringing, Producing

Line 5:

  • ॐ (Om): Symbol of para-brahmaṇ
  • शान्तिः (śāntiḥ): Peace
  • शान्तिः (śāntiḥ): Peace
  • शान्तिः (śāntiḥ): Peace
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