These verses are for the upliftment of the society and the world at large. It is said our individual happiness lies in the happiness of all. Our level of individual well-being is dependent on the well-being of all.
Sarveshaam svastir bhavatu
सर्वेषां स्वस्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां शान्तिर्भवतु ।
सर्वेषां पूर्णंभवतु ।
सर्वेषां मङ्गलंभवतु ॥
May all be blessed with auspiciousness (swasti);
May all be blessed with peace (shanti);
May all be blessed with fulfilment (poornam);
May all be blessed with prosperity (mangalam).
सर्व – all, everyone शाम् – happy, asupicious may there be well-being स्वस्ति well-being भव to be शान्ति peace पूर्णंम् fulfilment मंगल happiness, auspiciousness
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः ।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत्॥
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
sarve santu niraamayaah.
Sarve bhadraaṇi pashyantu
हे ईश सब सुखी हो, कोई न हो दुखारी।
सब हो निरोग भगवन, धन धान्य के भंडारी ॥
सब भद्र भाव देखे, संमार्ग के पथिक हो।
दुखिया न कोई होव, शृष्टि में प्राणधारी ॥
He eesh sab sukhee ho, ko-ee na ho dukhaaree
Sab ho neerog bhagawan, dhan dhaanya ke bhaṇḍaaree
Sab bhadra bhaav dekhe, sanmaarga ke pathik ho
Dukhiyaa na ko-ee hove, sṛiṣhṭi me praaṇdhaaree
Sarve bhavantu May all be sukhinah happy! May all be niraamayah free from negatives and free from diseases/disabilities! May Sarve all be bhadraani happy/auspicious and pashyantu see maa kaschid no one be dukh bhaag bhavet with any degree or iota of sadness.
1) This verse is used to pray for freedom from depression and sorrow. For the upliftment of everyone. It is a universal prayer.
2) This verse is usually recited at the conclusion of all Hindu worship.
सर्वे all, everyone भवन्तु may be, may become, they shall be भु – to cause – or to be/become सुखिनः happy, joyful सन्तु may all be निरामयाः free from negatives; free from diseases/illnesses भद्राणि auspiciousness – happiness पश्यन्तु may all see (पश्य – seeing) मा not, to not, do not कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत् anyone suffer or become miserable or unhappy कश्चिद् anyone दुःख unhappy, miserable, sorrowful भाग portion, iota, share of भवेत् let it last
Lokaah samastaah sukhino bhavantu
स्वस्तिप्रजाभ्यः परिपालयन्तां न्यायेन मार्गेण महीं महीशाः।
गोब्राह्मणेभ्यः शुभमस्तु नित्यं लोकाः समस्ताः सुखिनोभवन्तु॥
nyaa-yena maargeṇa maheem mahee-shaah.
Gobraah-maṅe-bhyah shubham-astu nityam
lokaah samastaah sukhino-bhavantu.
May everyone enjoy good fortune; May the leaders lead us along the right path; May the wise ones as well as the animals enjoy well-being. May all of creation become happy; Peace, peace and peace be everywhere!
Note: This verse is called Mangala mantra. It is a closing prayer for many religious ceremonies and forms part of the closing supplication for Ashtanga Yoga practitioners. The source is rather obscure and it is usually attributed to stone inscriptions dating back to 1336AD.
स्वस्तिप्रजाभ्यः May there be success for all स्वस्ति well-being or success (here it is a wish, may there be well-being प्रजाभ्यः for the people, for everyone, for the people of the world परिपालयंताम् protect, rise, awake न्यायेन according to the rules, in the right manner न्याय – rules, law, logic मार्गेण on the path मार्ग path, track, roadway महीम् earth महीशाः rulers, leaders (of the people) गोब्राह्मणेभ्यः Source of Wealth and Source of Wisdom गो go literally means ‘cow’ – However, it is used as a representation of possessions/wealth. ब्राह्मणेभ्यः braahmaṇebhyaah wise person, godly one like a Guru. A scholar connected to God. A source of wisdom for all.शुभमस्तु may these be auspicious and happy शुभम् – shubham – auspicious, rich, happy अस्तु astu may this be नित्यम् nityam – eternal लोकाः all the world लोका lokaa – worlds – including ‘underworld’, the earth and the heavens समस्ताः contented and happy समस्ता contentment, healthy, rich (in body and mind) सुखिनोभवन्तु May all be happy and healthy. सुखिनः sukhinah – happiness, well-being भवंतु bhavantu – may all be
Dyauh shantir-antariksham shaantih
ॐ द्यौः शान्तिरन्तरिक्षं शान्तिः
पृथिवी शान्तिरापः शान्तिरोषधयः शान्तिः ।
वनस्पतयः शान्तिर्विश्वेदेवाः शान्तिर्ब्रह्म शान्तिः
सर्वं शान्तिः शान्तिरेव शान्तिः सा मा शान्तिरेधि ॥
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥
Shaantih prithivee shaantir-aapah
saa maa shantir-edhi.
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih.2
May there be peace in the heavenly regions;
May there be peace in the atmosphere;
May peace reign on earth;
May the waters be soothing and
May the medicinal plants be healing.
May the plants be a source of peace to all;
May the enlightened persons bring us peace;
May the Vedas spread peace throughout;
May the all other objects give us peace
And may peace itself bring peace unto me.
(om shaantih shaantih shaantih)
द्यौः sky, heaven, luminous bodies in space शान्तिः peace अन्तरिक्षम् atmosphere पृथिवी earth आपः waters (oceans and rivers) and air ओषधयः medicinal herbs and plants वनस्पतयः trees, forests, plants, vegetation विश्वे देवाः enlightened persons ब्रह्म God and Veda सर्वम् everything एव really, thus सा you मा me एधि receive, be received.