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Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu .... - A Beautiful All-Faith Prayer Explained and Elaborated in English

Vanita Thakkar is an Entrepreneur - an Engineer-Researcher-Consultant and an Artist - Singer-Composer-Poetess-Writer from Vadodara, Gujarat.


Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu .... - A Beautiful All-Faith Prayer

Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu, Purushottam Guru Tu,

Siddha Buddha Tu, Skanda Vinayak Savita Paavak Tu,

Brahama Mazda Tu, Yahva Shakti Tu, Ishu Pitaa Prabhu Tu,

Rudra Vishnu Tu, Raama Krishna Tu, Rahim Tao Tu,

Vasudev Go Vishwa Roopa Tu, Chidananda Hari Tu,

Advitiya Tu, Akaala Nirbhay, Aatmalinga Shiva Tu !!

Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu, Purushottam Guru Tu,

Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu !!

Translation : The word Tu translates to Thou art.

The rest are different names of the Almighty - the Universe - the Omnipresent - the Absolute Truth, whatever we choose to call ....

Hence, the literal translation would be ....

Thou art THAT, Thou art TRUTH, Thou art Shree Narayan, Thou art Purushottam Guru,

Thou art Siddha Buddha, (Thou art) Skanda Vinayaka, Thou art Savita Paavak,

Thou art Brahma Mazda, Thou art Yahva Shakti, Thou art Ishu Pitaa Prabhu,

Thou art Rudra Vishnu, Thou art Raama Krishna, Thou art Rahim Tao,

Thou art Vasudev Go Vishwaroopa, Thou art Chidanada Hari,

Thou art Advitiya Akaal Nirbhay, Thou art Aatmalinga Shiva !!

Thou art THAT, Thou art TRUTH, Thou art Shree Narayan, Thou art Purushottam Guru,

Thou art THAT, Thou art TRUTH, Thou art Shree Narayan !!

Elaborations of the meanings are given below :

Elaborating the Essence of the Prayer ....

HindiEnglishWord Meanings / Explanations / References

Om Tat Sat Shree Narayan Tu

Thou art THAT, Thou art TRUTH, Thou art Shree Narayan

Shree : represents Goddess Lakshmi, the Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity, prefixed as a symbol of honour before the names of respectable / revered men; Narayan : The Omnipresent God

Purushottam Guru Tu

Thou art Purushottam Guru

Purushottam : The best among men

Siddha Buddha Tu

Thou art Siddha Buddha

Siddha : An accomplished / enlightened seeker - in Hindu and Jain philosophies

Skanda Vinayak

(Thou art) Skanda Vinayaka

Skanda : literally means, the Leaper / the Attacker - Lord Kartikeya - the Warrior God, the first son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, the destroyer of evil; Vinayak : literally means one who bestows Vinaya, i.e. courtesy / discretion / wisdom, refers to Lord Ganesha - the second son of Lord Shiva and Maa Parvati, the Hindu Deity of Wisdom, Pure Intelligence and Collectivity, the Remover of obstacles

Savita Paavak Tu

Thou art Savita Paavak

Savita : literally means, the best in the universe, refers to the energy of the Sun; Paavak : that which nurtures and nourishes

Brahma Mazda Tu

Thou art Brahma Mazda

Brahma : as per the Hindu philosophy, highest Universal Principle of Existence - the Ultimate Truth; Mazda : comes from Ahura Mazda - the name of the Zoroastrian God and stands for the God of Harmony, Intelligence and Wisdom

Yahva Shakti Tu

Thou art Yahva Shakti

Yahva : youngest, newest, always young or fresh; Shakti : Energy

Ishu Pitaa Prabhu Tu

Thou art Ishu Pitaa Prabhu

Isha : One who Protects - in the Hindu philosophy; Ishu - comes from Yeshu meaning Jesus Christ; Pitaa : Father; Prabhu : Lord / God

Rudra Vishnu Tu

Thou art Rudra Vishnu

Rudra : literally means "the roarer" or the "howler", a name of Lord Shiva in the Hindu philosophy, meaning the mighty God of storm, lightning and thunder, the Purifier; Vishu : the Omnipresent - the all-pervasive, the Protector and the Preserver of Universe, the Hindu Deity of Sustainability of Universe

Raama Krishna Tu

Thou art Raama Krishna

Raama and Krishna are incarnations of Lord Vishnu - the Hindu Deity of Protection and Sustainability

Rahim Tao Tu

Thou art Rahim Tao

Rahim : one of the names of Allah in Islam, meaning "Merciful"; Tao : literally means "way", in Chinese philosophy, refers to the Absolute Principle underlying the Universe, combining within itself the principles of Yin (the Feminine power) and Yang (the Masculine power) and signifying the way, or code of behaviour, that is in harmony with the natural order.

Vasude Go Vishwaroopa Tu

Thou art Vasudev Go Vishwaroopa

Vasudev : Shree Krishna - the Universal Divinity; Go Vishwaroopa : the Almighty God - Lord Krishna - who has the universe as His body.

Chidananda Hari Tu

Thou art Chidanada Hari

Chidananda : one with a conscious mind immersed in total bliss; Hari : the Savior, a name of Lord Vishnu, the one who removes darkness and illusion.

Advitiya Tu Akaal Nirbhay

Thou art Advitiya Akaal Nirbhay

Advitiya : one without a second, unparalleled, only One; Akaal : beyond Time; Nirbhay : Fearless

Aatmalinga Shiva Tu

Thou art Aatmalinga Shiva

Aatmalinga : pure soul manifesting the formless as a form; Shiva : literally means "the Auspicious one", referring to Lord Shiva

Several recorded versions of this prayer are available online.

A couple of links are given below.

I had learnt this prayer during my childhood, regularly sung in the beginning of my dance class sessions. It has remained in my heart ever since. I can still see Ms. Hazarika, our beautiful, elegant dance teacher standing with her hands folded with us, singing this prayer, in the beginning of our sessions.

With prayers that the ordeals and griefs of the pandemic recede to make way for a renewed, rejuvenated world, full of love and peace, laughter and music, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas !!


© 2020 Vanita Thakkar


Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 21, 2021:

Thanks, MG Singhji for your comment. It is indeed a very beautiful and meaningful prayer.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on February 20, 2021:

Beautiful, this mantra has a meaning.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 20, 2021:

Thanks, Tuli, for your visit and comments. I am happy that you liked it. Have a great day !!

Tuli Banerjee from Kolkata on February 20, 2021:

Beautifully expressed with deep thoughts. Trust and faith in God, always lead us to the right path and direction. Thank you for sharing.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 19, 2021:

Thanks, Ravibhai. Happy that you liked it.

Ravi Rajan from Mumbai on February 19, 2021:

The song is so beautiful. Every word has a meaning and is perfectly used. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece, Vanita.Great job .

Vanita Thakkar (author) on February 19, 2021:

Link to this song :


Vanita Thakkar (author) on December 27, 2020:

Thanks, MG Singhji for your thoughtful comments.

I don’t misunderstand you or Swamiji as what he said is correct in its own context. Neither the Swamiji gave up his prayers in spite of the more than 40% poor population of India, nor you gave up all your wealth to help alleviate the poverty about which you felt so concerned as to write this comment on my article.

So, I am inspired by both of you to prayerfully keep doing my best.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on December 26, 2020:

Thank you Vanitha for being so thoughtful. I have another point which was articulated by Swami Shraddanand( bless his soul) when I used to attend his Ashram at Nirmal Gaon. He said prayers and rituals have meaning for a man /woman whose basic needs are met but in a country like India with 40% below the poverty line, such things and rituals have little meaning, because hunger is the driving force. I hope you don't misunderstand me and Swamiji.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on December 26, 2020:

Thanks, Shakuntala. Good observation. Happy to know that you liked and enjoyed.

Naga shakuntala on December 26, 2020:

Wow! Shakespeare language.. excellent work with words!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on December 25, 2020:

Thanks, Umeshbhai. Best regards to you.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 25, 2020:

Excellent. Fascinating.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on December 24, 2020:

Thank you so much, Chitrangadaji !! Your comments are always a delight and strength. Lots of love and regards to you.

Vanita Thakkar (author) on December 24, 2020:

Thank you so much, Brother Manatita !! I feel happy and blessed that you liked this article and my singing.

My prayers for the good health of Swamiji and everyone else at Ramakrishna Vedanta Center and at your place. Take care.

Jay Shree Rama !! Jay Shree Krishna !! Jay Shree Ramakrishna !!

Vanita Thakkar (author) on December 24, 2020:

Thanks a lot, dear Peggy. I am very happy to know that you liked the prayer and my singing. I feel blessed to receive your good wishes. Lots of love and best regards to you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 24, 2020:

Thanks for translating the meaning of this prayer. You have a beautiful voice. Wishing for you all the joys of the season, and a happy and healthy new year to come.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 24, 2020:

Awesome post Vanita.

You have done a wonderful job of introducing this soulful prayer with the readers and also translated the same, for others to understand the meaning of this.

Yes, God is one and every religion teaches the same values. This is the most valuable message of this post.

This is one of my favorite bhajans. You sing beautifully, and I have enjoyed your other videos as well.

Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

manatita44 from london on December 24, 2020:

Beautiful! Beautiful ... so beautiful! We would have been very proud of you in the Ramakrishna Vedanta Centre here tonight. Alas! You can't come ... no one can, really. We're in Tier four and Swamiji is not so well, plus plus. Mother is playing her usual Divine game and dancing with us.

Your voice is so sweet, so charming, so eloquent, my Didi ji. You're truly blessed!

The messages here of Thakur is timeless and immortal and the Spirit is right for this now. Loving Christmas article! Hari Om Tat Sat! Jai, Sri Ramakrishna! Jai Shree Sarada Devi! Swami ji Vivekananda, Jai! Jai Ram!

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