Jain Prayer

Jain Daily Prayer

Namaskar Mantra

Namo Arihantanam: – I bow to the arithantas – the ever-perfect spiritual victors 

Namo Siddhanam: – I bow to the siddhas – the liberated souls 

Namo Ayariyanam: – I bow to acharyas – the leaders of the jain order 

Namo Uvajjayanam: – I bow to upadhyayas – the learned preceptors 

Namo Loe Savva Sahunam: – I bow to all saints and sages everywhere in the world 

Eso Panch Namukkaro: – These five obeisances

Savva PavapPanasano: – Erase all Sins 

Mangalancha Savvesin : – Amongst all that is auspicious 

Padhamam Havai Mangalam: – This is the foremost

In the above prayer, Jains do not ask for any favors or material benefits from their Gods, the Tirthankaras or from monks and nuns. They do not pray to a specific Tirthankara or monk by name. By saluting them, Jains receive the inspiration from the five benevolent for the right path of true happiness and total freedom from the misery of life.

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