What is the origin of Sarveshaam Shanti Mantra

The text form of the mantra is as under:-

Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu

Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu

Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu

Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu

Sarve bhavantu sukhinah

Sarve santu niraamayaah

Sarve bhadraani pashyantu

Maakaschit duhkha bhaag bhavet

Meaning:- Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all; peace (shanti) be unto all; fullness (poornam) be unto all; prosperity (mangalam) be unto all. May all be happy! (sukhinah) May all be free from disabilities! (niraamayaah) May all look (pashyantu)to the good of others! May none suffer from sorrow! (duhkha)

Shanti Mantras By Sri Swami Sivananda The Divine Life Society, Rishikesh


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This is a peace mantra and the "inspiration" comes from the Brahadaranyaka Upanishad{ Khila division},though the mantra is not there in this exact form.

Om asato maa satgamaya
Tamaso maa jyotir gamaya
Mrityor maa amritam gamaya


Lead us from the unreal to the Real From darkness to Light From death to Immortality

Om poornamadah poornamidam Poornaat poornamudachyate
Poornasya poornamaadaya Poornamevaavashishyate


That (pure consciousness) is full (perfect); this (the manifest universe of matter; of names and forms being maya) is full. This fullness has been projected from that fullness. When this fullness merges in that fullness, all that remains is fullness.

Reference is Brahadaranyaka Upanishad

Therefore, to conclude:

The following Popular Peace-Shanti Mantra:

ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः
सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः।
सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु
मा कश्चिद्दुःखभाग्भवेत।
ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥

The origin source of the above mantra, is untraceable as discussed in this article and this article by ReSanskrit. It is said to have been loosely inspired from Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣhad & other pauranika texts.
  • I have checked the 12 main upanishads.Not seem to able to find the shanti mantra gven in the question.But the following page lists it among Veda/Upanishads mantras:greenmesg.org/mantras_slokas/…
    – Rickross
    Sep 14, 2016 at 6:58
  • I have edited your answer with relevant material to make it more comprehensive, Conclusive and better readable for everyone.
    – Vivikta
    Jun 17, 2021 at 17:10

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