Why we chant three ‘Santhi’ at end of prayer?
In some Hindu and yogic traditions, it is customary to chant three “shantis” at the end of a prayer or spiritual practice. The word “shanti” is derived from the Sanskrit language and means “peace.” The repetition of the word “shanti” three times is believed to help create a sense of peace and harmony within oneself and in the world.
The three “shantis” that are commonly chanted are:
- “Om Shanti”: This is the first “shanti” that is chanted, and it is meant to invoke peace within oneself.
- “Shanti Shanti”: The second “shanti” is repeated twice and is meant to bring peace to the surroundings and the world at large.
- “Shanti”: The third and final “shanti” is repeated once more, and it is meant to bring peace to the universe as a whole.
- Chanting the “shanti” mantra at the end of a prayer or spiritual practice can help to cultivate a sense of peace and calm within oneself, as well as in the community and the world at large. It is believed that the vibrations of the chanting can have a positive effect on the surrounding environment, promoting harmony and tranquility.
- In addition to its spiritual significance, chanting the “shanti” mantra can also serve as a reminder of the importance of peace and unity in our daily lives. It can encourage individuals to approach their interactions with others in a spirit of compassion and understanding, and to work towards creating a more peaceful and harmonious world.