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Nãrãyanã Vidmahe



om namo nãrãyanã vidmahe


vasudevãyã dhimahi


tanno vishnum prachodayãt


Om, let us meditate on Sri Nãrãyanã,

the lord who dwells in all beings, and is known as the sovereign of the world.

May that Sri Vishnu inspire and illumine our mind and understanding.




mano buddhy ahankãra chittãni nãham

na cha shrotra jihve na cha ghrãna netre
na cha vyoma bhumir na tejo na vãyuhu
chidãnanda rupaha shivoham shivoham


i am not the mind, intellect, memory or ego,

nor the ears,  the tongue, the nose or the eyes

nor the space, earth, fire or wind,

i am of the nature of consciousness, i am bliss.


na cha prãna sangyo na vai pancha vãyuhu

na vã sapta dhãtur na vã pancha koshahaha

na vãk pãni-pãdau na chopastha pãyu

chidãnanda rupaha shivoham shivoham


i am not the breath nor the five prãnãs

not the seven constituents of the body, nor the five sheaths

not the organ of speech, nor hands and feet

i am of the nature of consciousness, i am bliss.

na mey dvesha rãgau na mey lobha mohau

mado naiva me naiva mãtsarya bhãvahaha dharmo na chãrtho na kãmo na mokshaha

chidãnanda rupaha shivoham shivoham

i do not have likes-dislikes, greed and attachments, 

i do not have pride, nor do i have the feelings of jealousy.

i do not have pursuit of religion, money, desires or freedom, 

i am of the nature of consciousness, i am bliss.


na punyam na pãpam na saukhyam na duhkham

na mantro na tirtham na vedã na yagyaha

aham bhojanam naiva bhojyam na bhoktã

chidãnanda rupaha shivoham shivoham

there is no virtue, no sins, no pleasure, no pain,

no mantra, no holy place, no scriptures, no rituals

i am neither an experience, nor the object of experience, nor the experiencer,

i am of the nature of consciousness, i am bliss.


na mey mrityu shankã na mey jãti bhedaha

pitã naiva me naiva mãtã na janmahana bandhur na mitram gurur naiva shishyaha

chidãnanda rupaha shivoham shivoham

i have no death, no suspicion, there is no caste difference in me,

i have no father or mother, nor i am born.

i have no relatives, no friends, neither master nor disciple,

i am of the nature of consciousness, i am bliss.


aham nirvikalpo nirãkãra rupo

vibhutvãcha sarvatra sarvendriyãnam

na chã sangatham naiva muktir na meyaha

chidãnanda rupaha shivoham shivoham

i am free of alternatives, and having no forms.

i am in all sense organs as i pervade everywhere.

there is no freedom or bondage for me.

i am of the nature of consciousness, i am bliss.

‘Nãrãyanã Vidmahe' is also known as ‘nãrãyanã gãyatri’ or ‘gãyatri mantrã’ of Vishnu. Nãrãyanã is the supreme being, from whom everything exists. 

It is a veneration to lord vishnu, the one who supports, preserves and sustains all which was created. 

It is believed that whenever evil prevails over good with an opportunity to emerge victorious, Vishnu descends to earth in some mortal form and guides humans to act in ways that will restore proper balance between good and evil. Vishnu is worshipped widely throughout India, having one thousand names. Devotees who engage in his name recitation and repetition are believed to accumulate great blessings.

Written around 788-820 CE by Adi Shankarãchãrya, the ancient shlokã or song shivoham summarizes the basic teachings of ‘Advaita Vedãntã’ – the Hindu teachings of non-dualism. a story says that when the young Shankarã,

seeking his guru in himãlayãs, encountered a sage who asked him, “who are you?”, the boy answered with these verses which are known as ‘Nirvãna Shatakam.’ They are actually a declaration of his own direct and intimate experience of the absolute bliss of self-realisation.

As such, this is not a text to be explained; they are actually sacred words to be meditated upon and experienced by every sincere seeker.



Advaita Vedanta is non-dualism or monism, the doctrine that declares that there is but one reality, that the individual Self and the brahman are one.


Every human being is unhappy. he is discontented.

We all feel that something is missing. We want more.

No matter how much we possess, it is never enough.

We are afraid to die. we want to live longer, be healthier, look younger and accumulate more wealth.

We want to increase our knowledge and awareness.

We want to experience more joy and happiness.

All these lead to unbearable restlessness. why?

The answer lies in the three statements comprising the wonderful formulae given to us by Sri Shankaracharya, the exponent (explainer and clarifier) of Advaita Vedanta.


" brahma satyam

jagan mithya

jivo brahmaiva na parah"


It means...

God alone is real.

The world is illusory.

The individual is none other than god.


Guru Brahmã


gurur brahmã gurur vishnu

gurur devo maheshwaraha  |

gurur sãkshãt para brahmã

tasmai shree gurave nahama | | 


The guru is brahmã (the creator),

the guru is vishnu (the sustainer),

the divine guru is maheswara (shiva – the destroyer), the guru is verily the parabrahman (supreme consciousness); salutations to the guru. 


dhyaana-muulam gurur-muurtih

puujaa-muulam gurur-paadam |

mantra-muulam gurur-vaakyam

moksha-muulam guruur-kripaa || 


The Root of Meditation is the Form of the Guru, The Root of Worship is the Feet of the Guru,

The Root of Mantra is the Word of the Guru,

The Root of Liberation is the Grace of the Guru. 


brahmanandam parama sukhadam

kevalam gyaanamurtim

dvandvaateetam gagana sadrisham

tatvamasyadi lakshyam

ekam nityam vimala machalam

sarvadhee saakshibhutam

bhaavaateetam triguna rahitam

sadgurum tam namaami.


The universe of bliss, supreme happiness,

pure unending knowing

Beyond the dualities, like the infinite space,

the sole aspiration of all seeking The one,

eternal, pure, unmoving,

the witness in all Beyond states,

beyond the three qualities,

salutations to that true Guru.

It is said that a Guru or a Master has the highest place in the heart of a disciple. For me, it is simply impossible to describe the significance of a Guru in my own journey.

That is why probably  so many songs have been created to express eternal gratitude to the Guru, the dispeller of darkness. I believe each of us has a Guru  guiding our paths in many mysterious ways that sometimes we can’t even see.  Personally, two spiritual masters have influenced my path endlessly… Osho and Gurudev

(now lovingly addressed as Whosoever).


This Mantrã is  one more attempt of expressing gratitude to  existence for having showered its grace in the form of a Guru.








"The master functions as a friend. He holds your hand and takes you on the right path, helps you to open your eyes, helps you to be capable of transcending the mind. That's when your third eye opens, when you start looking inwards. Once you are looking inwards, the master's work is finished. now it is up to you."  -  OSHO


jaya shiva omkãrã


jaya jaya shiva omkãrã

har har omkãrã

shivãya namaha om namaha shivãya