Prayers for all religions

God is hope. But religions are unnecessary and divisive. Generally speaking, Indians in Australia are yet to be divided by the venomous spits of religion. But the nasty heads of religion are hidden among us and will show its nasty faces sooner than we think.

So we have come up with Indian prayers that has no divisive tastes of religion and can be recited at functions people of all religious faiths attend. In fact it is not necessary to recite any prayer at any function. But if the situation demands here are our suggestions.


Prayer 1

Om Poornamadah Poornamidam , Poornat Poornamudachyate,

Poornasya Poornamaadaya , Poornamevavashishyate,

Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih


Meaning of the prayer

That is Absolute, This is Absolute,

Absolute arises out of Absolute,

If Absolute is taken away from Absolute,

Absolute remains

OM Peace, Peace, Peace*

Prayer 2

Om Asato Maa Sadgamaya ,

Tamaso Maa Jyotir Gamaya,

Mrityor Maa Amritam Gamaya ,

Om Shantih, Shantih, Shantih


Meaning of the prayer

Lead me from bad to good,

lead me from darkness to light,

lead me from death to immortality.

OM Peace, Peace, Peace

Prayer 3

Om Sahanaa Vavatu Sahanau Bhunaktu ,

Saha Veeryam Karavaavahai,

Tejasvi Naavadheetamastu Maa Vidvishaavahai ,

Om Shantih Shantih Shantih


Meaning of the Prayer

May He protect both of us. May He nourish both of us . May we both acquire the capacity

(to study and understand the scriptures). May our study be brilliant. May we not argue

with each other. Om peace, peace, peace.


Word-by-word meaning:

Saha- both; nau-us; avatu- may he protect; bhunaktu-may he nourish; viryam

karavavahai-may we acquire the capacity; tejasvi-be brilliant; nau-for us; adhitam- what

is studied;astu-let it be; ma vidvisavahai-may we not argue with each other.

Prayer 4

Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah ,

Sarve Santu Niramayaah Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu ,

Maa Kaschid-Dukha-Bhag-Bhavet


Meaning of the prayer

Om, May All become Happy,

May All become free from Illness.

May All see what is Auspicious,

Let no one Suffer.

Om Peace, Peace, Peace.

Prayer 5

Twameva maata cha pita twameva ,

twameva bandhu cha sakha twameva

Twameva vidya draviNam twameva ,

twameva sarvam mama deva deva

Meaning of the prayer

oh god, you’re the father , mother , relative , and friend. You’re the god of education and knowledge. You’re everything and all over.


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