Transcriptions #10: Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu
|Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu 12" x 12"|
Prayer: Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu (Peace Mantra)
I fell in love with this Peace Mantra when I stumbled across a Youtube video of Tina Turner beautiful interpretation of it. I immediately knew I wanted to use it in one of my paintings. So, I went in search of the meaning or English translation and the Sanskrit or Hindi writing for this mantra. I found what I was looking for and the above painting is the result.
Here is the Tina Turner video of Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu I found on YouTube.
The following words are repeated on two of the hanging strips of canvas cloth (on the right and the left). They represent the mantra's meaning.
"May there be happiness in all
May there be peace in all
May there be completeness in all
May there be success in all"
And the following English transliteration can be found on the attached open book.
"Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu
Sarve bhavantu sukhinah
Sarve santu niraamayaah
Sarve bhadraani pashyantu
Maakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet"
|Sarvesham Svastir Bhavatu|
I look forward to incorporating this prayer into a larger canvas in the future.