Prayers

Navakar Mantra

The Navakar Mantra is also referred to as Namokara Mantra, Namaskar Mantra or the Panch Parameshti Namaskar. This is the most significant mantra in Jainism.

Namo Arihantanam

I bow to the arihantas – the ever-perfect spiritual victors

Namo Siddhanam

I bow to the siddhas – the liberated souls

Namo Ayariyanam

I bow to the acharyas – the leaders of the Jain order

Namo Uvajjayanam

I bow to the upadhyayas – the learned preceptors

Namo Loe Savva Sahunam

I bow to all saints and sages everywhere in the world

Eso Panch Namukkaro

These five obeisance’s

Savva PavapPanasano

Erase all Sins

Mangalancha Savvesin

Amongst all that is auspicious

Padhamam Havai Mangalam

This is the foremost