Navkar (Namokar) Mantra; नवकार (णमोकार) मंत्र

Navkar Mantra; नवकार मंत्र

Navkar Mantra is the universal prayer of Jainism. The Navkar Mantra is the most important mantra in Jainism and can be recited at any time. This mantra is also called Namaskar (नमस्कार) or Namokar (णमोकार) Mantra. It is the first prayer recited by the Jains while doing Samayik (Jain meditation). It is the first prayer recited by the Jains while doing Samayik (Jain meditation). Recitation of this Mantra helps one remember that the most important goal of life, it contains the main message of Jainism. The message is to achieve liberation from the non-reality. This mantra which offers respect to the great ones also reminds one of their qualities, thus keeping one focused on the path. It is one of the oldest mantras, this mantra was found on 162 BC Hathigumpha inscription.

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Navkar Mantra, Namokar Mantra

Navkar Mantra - English text

Namah Arihantanam
Namah Siddhhanam
Namah Ayariyanam
Namah Uvjhayanam
Namah Loye Savva Saahunam
Aiso Panch Namahkkaro, Savva Paav Panasano I
Manglanancha Savvesim, Padhmam Havei Mangalam II

Meaning of Navkar Mantra (नवकार (णमोकार) मंत्र का अर्थ)

अरिहंतो को नमस्कार
सिद्धो को नमस्कार
आचार्यों को नमस्कार
उपाध्यायों को नमस्कार
सर्व साधुओं को नमस्कार

ये पाँच परमेष्ठी हैं । इन पवित्र आत्माओं को शुद्ध भावपूर्वक किया गया यह पंच नमस्कार सब पापों का नाश करने वाला है ।
संसार में सबसे उतम मंत्र है ।

Meaning of Navkar Mantra - English

Namah Arihantanam : I bow to the Arihantas (the perfect human beings)
Namah Siddhhanam :
I bow to the Siddhhas (liberated body less souls)
Namah Ayariyanam :
I bow to the Acharyas (masters and the heads of congregations)
Namah Uvjhayanam :
I bow to the Upadhyayas (spiritual teachers)
Namah Loye Savva Saahunam:
I bow to all the Sadhus (spiritual practitioners) in the world
Aiso Panch Namahkkaro :
Worshiping all these five
Savva Paav Panasano :
destroys all sins and obstacles
Manglanancha Savvesim :
Among all that is auspicious
Padhmam Havei Mangalam :
this "Navkar Mantra" is the foremost.