Shanti Mantra, Vedic Mysticism, Divine Music, Pandit Jasraj

The Shanti Mantras or “Peace Mantras” are Hindu prayers for peace (Shanti) from the Vedas. Generally they are recited at the beginning and end of religious rituals and discourses. Shanti Mantras are found in Upanishads, where they are invoked in the beginning of some topics of Upanishads. They are supposed to calm the mind of reciter and environment around him/her. Reciting them is also believed to be removing any obstacles for the task being started. Shanti Mantras always end with three utterances of word “Shanti” which means “Peace”. The Reason for uttering three times is for calming and removing obstacles in three realms which are : 1. “Physical” or Adhi-Bhautika 2. “Divine” or Adhi-Daivika 3. “Internal” or Adhyaatmika According to the scriptures of Hinduism sources of obstacles and troubles are in these three realms. Physical or Adhi-Bhautika realm can be source of troubles/obstacles coming from external world, such as from wild animals, people, natural calamities etc. Divine or Adhi-Daivika realm can be source of troubles/obstacles coming from extra-sensory world of spirits, ghosts, deities, demigods/angels etc. Internal or Adhyaatmika realm is source of troubles/obstacles arising out of ones own body and mind, such as pain, diseases, laziness, absent-mindedness etc. These are called “Tapa-Traya” or three classes of troubles. When Shanti mantras are recited, obstacles from these realms are believed to be pacified.

25 responses to “Shanti Mantra, Vedic Mysticism, Divine Music, Pandit Jasraj”

  1. Eva Goovaerts says:

    One of the best mantra I’ve ever listen to. Thank you for sharing!

  2. vineshbudhu says:


  3. moniquevervloet says:

    Very very beautiful mantra,
    thanks for sharing this.

  4. samanbazhagan1949 says:

    Very appealing ! Thanks, many.
    Divine, not devine, please.


  5. raghu731953 says:


  6. HariDhun says:

    Awesome….Thanks for this video…

  7. dax2316 says:

    thank you Bob – very soothing and uplifting

  8. usdubey says:

    Is Pandit Jasraj the singer?

  9. Dineshchannel says:

    Nice Raag i like it …

  10. knblutz says:

    This song makes me dream and remember of times long ago! xo

  11. prabhirvishnu says:

    What is the raag he elaborates? Can anyone identify the Hindustani/carnatic notes?

  12. Tathagatal says:

    che vibrazione….

  13. ANDROID697 says:

    Powerful indeed!

    Hare Krishna!

  14. felipefernanddes says:

    Really calms mind [2] =] Thanks for posting. Peace!

  15. krishna7227 says:

    Its Ultimate

  16. IndianRhythms says:

    Can you share the details of the painting…..

  17. sudhivalapad says:

    Really calms mind…..

  18. MrManjunath99 says:

    excellent, It takes you to vedic times

  19. PiroozAzDirooz says:

    This is very similar to Persian chanting in the Chargaah Dastgaah (Chahaargaah).
    Hail to the great and ancient Indian and Persian civilizations.

  20. sherlock17783 says:


  21. DJBF2007 says: deep so beautiful, it makes shake my it..namaste !

  22. DJBF2007 says: deep so beautiful, it makes shake my soul..!

  23. mariajosesa2 says:

    Amazing!!!!! So beautiful

  24. neovasant says:

    oṃ bhadraṃ karṇebhiḥ śruṇuyāma devāḥ |
    bhadraṃ paśyemākṣabhiryajatrāḥ
    sthirairanṅgaistuṣṭuvāgaṃ sastanūbhiḥ |
    vyaśema devahitam yadāyuḥ |
    svasti na indro vṛddhaśravāḥ |
    svasti naḥ pūṣā viśvavedāḥ |
    svasti nastārkṣyo ariṣṭanemiḥ |
    svasti no brihaspatirdadhātu
    oṃ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ ||

  25. prashanthari says: