Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah: Meaning with Explanation

The mantra “ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः…” encapsulates a profound wish for universal well-being and peace in Hindu tradition. It is a heartfelt wish for the holistic well-being and serenity of all existence.

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

Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Niraamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

English Translation

Sanskrit WordEnglish Meaning
ॐ (Om)The universal sound; a sacred syllable representing the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness, or Atman.
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिन (Sarve bhavantu sukhinah)May all beings be happy.
सर्वे सन्तु निरामया (Sarve santu nirāmayāh)May all beings be free from disease or affliction.
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु (Sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu)May all beings see the auspiciousness or goodness in everything.
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् (Mā kashchid duḥkha-bhāgbhavet)May no one suffer or experience sorrow.
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्ति (Om shāntiḥ shāntiḥ shāntiḥ)May there be peace, peace, peace.


Beginning with the sacred syllable “ॐ (Om),” symbolizing the essence of ultimate reality, the mantra calls for the happiness of all beings, extending beyond personal circles to encompass strangers, animals, and even the environment.

It advocates for good health, urging that all beings be free from affliction. The mantra encourages a positive perspective, asking that all beings perceive auspiciousness in everything, even during challenging moments.

Further, it expresses a compassionate desire for a world without suffering for loved ones and all.

Concluding with the repetition of “ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः (Om shāntiḥ shāntiḥ shāntiḥ),” it serves as a universal prayer for inner and outer peace, aiming for tranquility within individuals, harmony in society, and peace throughout the universe.

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