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Mantras from Vedas



Mantras from Vedas

The Vedas are a collection of very old religious books from ancient India. They are written in a special language called Vedic Sanskrit and are the oldest sacred texts in Hinduism. The word "Veda" means "knowledge" because these books are full of wisdom.


There are four main Vedas:

  1. Rigveda: The oldest Veda, filled with songs praising different gods.

  2. Samaveda: A book of songs and chants, mostly taken from the Rigveda, sung during special ceremonies.

  3. Yajurveda: A book with instructions and prose mantras for performing rituals.

  4. Atharvaveda: Contains songs, spells, and magical formulas for everyday life and healing.


Here are 5 knowledge-giving mantras presented by myNachiketa from the Vedas, each with a simple meaning and a profound message for children that teaches about the importance of God. These mantras from the vedas give timeless insights about truth and wisdom that can help us reach God.



ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti

1. Mantra (Source: Rigveda)

एकं सत् बिप्र बहुदा वदन्ति 

ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti


Meaning

This mantra from vedas teaches us that truth is one; the wise call it by many names.


Message

Some of you may like chocolate ice cream, some vanilla and some may like mango, but in the end, these are all ice-creams made up of basic common ingredients. Similarly, we worship God in different forms but they all are one.

 

Asato ma sadgamaya  Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya  Mṛtyorma amṛtam gamaya  Om santih santih santih

2. Mantra (Source: Yajurveda)

असतो मा सद्गमय, तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय ।

मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय, ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

asato ma sadgamaya, tamaso ma jyotirgamaya

mrityorma amritam gamaya, om shantih shantih shantih


Meaning

This mantra from the Vedas teaches us to pray to God that we are led from falsehood to truth, from darkness to light, and from death to immortality. Om, peace, peace, peace.


Message

This mantra from the Vedas teaches us that we should always speak the truth and do good things. Life is about always moving towards betterment. We Should keep learning new things and growing in life.

 
Watch this video to get a deeper understanding on these mantras


 

a no bhadrah kratavo yantu visvatah 

3. Mantra (Source: Rigveda)

अनो भद्राः क्रतवो यन्तु विश्वतः।

a no bhadrah kratavo yantu visvatah 


Meaning

This mantra from vedas teaches us to let noble thoughts come to us from every side.


Message

This mantra from the Vedas teaches us to respect knowledge, no matter where it comes from. Just as we study different subjects in school and learn from various books, we should also explore the scriptures of different religions. These scriptures share messages from the same God, offering valuable wisdom and insights for our lives.

 
Punar ehi vachaspati devena manasa saha,  Vasoshpati ni ramaya mayeva astu mayi shrutam

4. Mantra (Source: Atharvaveda)

पुनरेहि वाचस्पते देवेन मनसा सह।

वसोष्पते नि रमय मय्येवास्तु मयि श्रुतम् ॥

punar ehi vachaspati devena manasa saha,

vasoshpati ni ramaya mayeva astu mayi shrutam



Meaning

This mantra from the Vedas teaches us to pray to God, the giver of knowledge and power, wealth and value, come and bring me a brilliant holy mind, stop not the process, and whatever I hear, let it stay with me.


Message

We learn many new things from our teachers, parents, and friends daily. But sometimes, we forget what we've learned. We should pray to God to sharpen our minds and help us remember all the important things. 

 
Read our books to know more on these mantras.

 
om bhur bhuvah svah tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat

5. Mantra (Source: Rigveda - Gayatri Mantra)

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं

भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥

om bhur bhuvah svah tat savitur varenyam

bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat


Meaning

This mantra from vedas teaches us to meditate on the God, who has created this universe, who is fit to be worshipped, who is the symbol of knowledge and light. May he enlighten our intellect.


Message

Imagine when there's a power cut at home, and a single lit candle instantly removes the darkness, making everything visible. Similarly, understanding God and embracing truth removes the shadows from our minds, bringing clarity and brightness to our thoughts and actions.

 
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