27 Beautiful Sanskrit Words

By: Allowah

Aum (Om) — God, the sound of the universe
Ananda — bliss, joy, our true nature
Amma/ma — mother/ devine mother
Avatar — embodiment or incarnation of the devine (you, me, us!)
Baba — father/ holy father
Devi — a goddess, devine mother energy (Kali, Durga, Parvarti, you, me…)
Deva — a god (Rama, Shiva, Krishna, you, me…)

Dhanyavad — thank you!
Guru — the one who brings light to darkness
Mahamaya — the grand illusion
Namaste, namaskar — I honour you as myself
Satnam — truth (sat) is our highest identity (nam)
Satsang — true communion; true communication

Swagatam — welcome!
Shanti, śāntiḥ — peace
Premadevine love
Seva — selfless service
Shantiprema — peace & love
Lila, leeladevine play
Shaktidevine energy, kundalini energy
Sundaramdevine beauty

Sadhana — our yoga, our spiritual practice
Sadhu (masc), sadhvi (fem) — one who does sadhana, a yogi or yogini
Jai, jaya — yay! victory!
Swaha — we are one Tat Tvam Asi — thou art that
Lokah Samastah Sukhinoh Bhavantu — may everyone everywhere be happy
Tathastu — so be it, and so it is!

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