What is Shanti Mantra?
“Shanti” comes from the Sanskrit word meaning peace. “Mantra” means prayers. Shanti mantra is a prayer or chant for peace, which is recited not only during all Hindu religious rituals, auspicious occasions, but also daily by most devout Hindus.
Shanti mantras are quoted in the beginning of many Upanishads, the Hindu religious texts.
Shanti mantras have miraculous powers in not only calming the mind and bringing peace within the reciter & your surroundings, but also removes any obstacles in life or any task that is undertaken.
When Shanti mantra is chanted first time, it purifies the body and relieves it from the sufferings and discomforts.
It should be chanted three times every early morning so that you can stay calm throughout the day.
What does Shanti mean?
ॐ द्यौ: शान्तिरन्तरिक्षॅं शान्ति:,
( Om Dyauh Shanti Rantariksha gwam Shantihi )
पृथ्वी शान्तिराप: शान्तिरोषधय: शान्ति:।
( Prithvi Shanti Rapaha, Shanti Roshadhayaha Shantih )
वनस्पतय: शान्तिर्विश्र्वे देवा: शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्ति:,
( Vanasa-patayah Shanti Vishvedevaa-ha,Shanti Brahmah Shantih )
सर्वॅंशान्ति:, शान्तिरेव शान्ति:, सा मा शान्तिरेधि।।
( Sarvag-wam Shanti Shanti Reva Shanti Saamaa Shanti Redhih )
ॐ शान्ति: शान्ति: शान्ति:।।
( Om Shanti Shanti Shantih )
May peace radiate in the whole sky and in the vast ethereal space everywhere.
May peace rule over this earth, in water and in all herbs, trees and creepers.
May peace flow over the entire universe. May peace be in the Supreme Being Brahman.
May there always exist in all peace and peace alone. Om peace, peace and peace to us and all beings!
Shanti is repeated three times for peace in the body, mind and spirit.
And also, to make the past, present and future peaceful.
How do you remove all obstacles?
There are kinds of obstacles:
- Physical obstacles coming from external world e.g., wild animals, people, natural calamities etc.
- Divine obstacles coming from extra-sensory world of spirits, ghosts, deities, and demigods.
- Internal obstacles arising out of one’s own body and mind, such as pain, diseases, laziness, and absent-mindedness.
When Shanti mantras are recited, all obstacles are believed to be removed.