Food prayer


Food Prayer is used before eat food for thanks to the God.

This Shanti Mantra is taken from the krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2) . It is usually recited in schools as prayer before the start of the classes in schools Lyrics in Sanskrit Meaning in English

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

Food Prayer॥ Om, May we all be protected May we all be nourished May we work together with great energy May our intelect be sharpened (may our study be effective) Let there be no Animosity amongst us Om, peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces) Lyrics transliterated in English Meanings of the words

Oṁ Saha nāvavatu Om=supreme god; saha=together; nau=both/ all; avatu=may he protect

saha nau bhunaktu saha=together; nau=both/ all;bhunaktu= be nourished/ energized

Saha vīryam karavāvahai saha=together;vīryam=energy;karavāvahai=work (kara=hand; avahai=bring into use)

Tejasvi nāvadhītamastu tejaswi = having great energy;nau = both ; adhi = intellect/ study; tama = higher degree; astu=so be it

Mā vidviṣāvahai Mā=not be; vidvis=animosity; avahai=bring/ have

Oṁ Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ, Shāntiḥ shantih= peace