Shanti Mantra - Translation

Peace on Earth. Peace in Space. Peace in the Heavens.

Peace in all Horizons and Directions. Peace in Fire.

Peace in the Air. Peace in the Sun. Peace in the Moon.

Peace in the Constellations. Peace in the Waters. Peace in the Plants and Herbs.

Peace in the Trees. Peace towards Cattle. Peace towards Goats.

Peace towards Horses. Peace towards Mankind. Peace in the Absolute (Brahman).

May there be Peace. Only Peace.

May that Peace be in Me, Peace Alone.

Through that Peace may I confirm Peace in myself,

And Peace in all bi-peds and quadru-peds.

May there be Peace in me, Peace alone!


Shanti Mantra in Sanskrit

shanti mantra in sanskrit

पृथवी शान्तिः अन्तरिक्ष शान्तिः द्यौश्शान्तिः

दिशश्शान्तिः अवान्तरदिशाश्शान्तिः अग्निश्शान्तिः

वायुश्शान्तिः आदित्यश्शान्तिः चन्द्रमाश्शान्तिः

नक्षत्राणि शान्तिः आपश्शान्तिः औषधयश्शान्तिः

वनस्पतयश्शान्तिः गौश्शान्तिः अजाशान्तिः

अष्वश्शान्तिः पुरुषश्शान्तिः ब्रह्मणश्शान्तिः शान्तिरेव

शान्तिः शान्तिम अस्तु शान्तिः |

तयाऽहं शान्त्या सर्वशान्त्या

मह्यं द्विपदे चतुष्पदे शान्तिं करोमि

शान्तिर्मे अस्तु शान्तिः || 

Shanti Mantra in Romanized Sanskrit

pthavi śānti antarika śānti dyauśśānti 

diśaśśānti avāntaradiśāśśānti agniśśānti 

vāyuśśānti ādityaśśānti candramāśśānti 

nakatrāṇi śānti āpaśśānti auadhayaśśānti 

vanaspatayaśśānti gauśśānti ajāśānti 

avaśśānti puruaśśānti brahmaaśśānti śāntireva 

śānti śāntima astu śānti | 

tayā.aha śāntyā sarvaśāntyā 

mahya dvipade catupade ca śānti karomi 

śāntirme astu śānti || 

Audio (mp3) Snippets of the Sarveshaam Shanti Mantra

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Source: Taittiriya Aranyaka, 4th Prasna (Pravargya Mantras, 42nd Anuvaka)

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