Bhojan mantra meaning

Bhojan Mantra – Meaning Word By Word

Before starting eating, students should put their hands together and recite the Bhojan mantra with devotion. In my childhood days, we used to chant this mantra before having food. Its my personal experience that this mantra gives energy to students.

This Shanti Mantra is taken from the krishna Yajurveda Taittiriya Upanishad (2.2.2).

The Mantra

AUM saha navavatu, saha nau bhunaktu
Saha veeryam karvaavahai
Tejasvi naa vadhita mastu
maa vid vishaa va hai
AUM shaantih, shaantih, shaantih.

Bhojan Meaning Meaning Word By Word

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

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

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

tejaswi = having great energy;
nau = both ;
adhi = intellect/ study;
tama = higher degree;
astu=so be it
Mā=not be;
vidvis=animosity;
avahai=bring/ have

Oṁ=Supreme God
shantih= peace

Translation In English

May God Protect us,
May God Nourish us,
May we Work Together with Energy and Vigor,
May our Study be Enlightening and not give rise to Hostility,
peace (in me), peace (in nature), peace (in divine forces)

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