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                                                NAMOKARA  MANTRA





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Jain's Nav Devta

1. Arihantas 2.Siddhas 3. Acharya 4. Upadhayaya 5. sadhu

6. Jin Mandir7. Jinvani 8.Jin Bimb (Image) 9. Jin Religion


Namokara Mantra


Jains throughout the world chant the Namokara Mantra with full faith

and belief. The mantra can be recited at any time of the day or night. Through

this prayer of the salutation and worship, all good work and events start.


Namo      Arihantanam
Namo      Siddhanam 
Namo     Ayriyanam
Namo  Uvajjhayanam
Namo     Loe Savva-sahunam
Eso Panch Namokaro Savva-pavappanasano
Manglananch Savvesie Padhamam Havei Mangalam



Namo Arihantanam                I bow down to Arihanta,

Namo Siddhanam                   I bow down to Siddha

Namo Ayriyanam                       I bow down to Acharya

Namo Uvajjhayanam                I bow down to Upadhyaya

Namo Loe Savva-sahunam      I bow down to Sadhu and Sadhvi


(The following portion has been taken from the book ABC of Jainism written

by Shanti Lal Jain)


Question : What is Namokar  Mantra?

Answer   : Namokar Mantra is a prayer of virtues. By reciting Namokar

                Mantra, we worship Arihant, Siddha, Acharya, Upadhayaya and 

               sadhu .They are known as “Panch Parmeshthi”.

Question : what should be our feelings while reciting Namokar Mantra ?

Answer   : while reciting Namokar Mantra our wish should be to attain

                their virtues. Continuous reflection of Namokar Mantra

                inspires and reminds us to achieve those virtues.

Question : Who are Arihantas ?

Answer   : Arihantas are perfect souls with body having infinite cognition,

                knowledge, bliss and power.

Question : who are Siddhas?

Answer   : Siddhas are perfect bodiless souls, free from all karmic bondage.

               Although Siddhas are spiritually higher than Arihantas,

               we pray Arihantas first because they preach the religious

               order for wellbeing of all. Both Arihantas and Siddhas are

               known as “Jinas”

Question : Who is an Acharya?

Answer   : an Acharya is a head monk of the group of monks.

Question : Who is Upadhyaya?

Answer   : An Upadhyaya is a teacher monk of the group of monks.

Question : Who is Sadhu?

Answer   : A Sadhu is a monk. He is possession-less and devoted to


Namokar Mantra is a unique prayer. Panch-Parmesthi are the ideals

for us to follow. By reciting the Namokar Mantrs, we gain purity

and peace.


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