NAVKAR MANTRA


THE NAVKAR MANTRA

The Hymn of Invocation

 

Namo Arihantanam :-
I bow in veneration to Arihantas. (the destroyers of our inner enemies which is Karmas).

Namo Siddhanam :-
I bow in veneration to Siddhas.(the souls that are perfect through the destruction of Karmas.)

Namo Ayariyanam :-
I bow in veneration to Acharyas. (the Head Sadhus of the four-fold Jain Sangh).

Namo Uvajjhayanam :-
I bow in veneration to Upadhayayas (The learned Sadhus who illustrate the Scriptures).

Namo loye savva sahunam :-
I bow in veneration to all Sadhus in the world. (Those who are pursuing the path of Moksha or salvation).

Eso pancha namukkaro
Savva pavappanasano
Mangalanam cha savvesim
Padhamam havai mangalam

This five-fold salutation destroys all sins and is the most auspicious one amongst all auspicious things. This is the greatest hymn of invocation in Jainism. Every follower of Jainism repeats this hymn with devotion. This is the most efficacious hymn.