Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Vedic Mantra – Lyrics, Meaning and Benefits

What are the lyrics and meaning of the Om Purnamadah Purnamidam mantra?


This chant is a Shanti mantra (peace invocation) and appears primarily in Isha Upanishad (Ishopanishad) or many times called Ishavasya Upanishad (one of the primeval Upanishad).

This mantra is commonly chanted as a prayer before the study of Upanishad begins.

Practicing Vedic mantras systematically, diligently, and with total concentration will lead you to a state of complete healing energy, and this will allow your physical, mental, and energetical body to regain its natural state.

To truly understand the transformative power of the Vedic mantras, we need to realize that any form of sound in the creation is vibrational energy.

om purnamadah purnamidam

Human speech and words are also a combination of sound waves (vibration), each of which resonates at distinct vibrational frequencies.

“This is a mantra of the most significant statements ever made anywhere on earth at any time. The mantra contains the whole secret of the mystic approach towards life.

This small mantra contains the essence of the Upanishadic vision… Nothing is insignificant, nothing is smaller than anything else. The part represents the whole just as the seed contains the whole.” – Osho.

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Om Purnam Adah Purnam Idam mantra complete lyrics in Sanskrit:

”Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Purnat Purnamudachyate

Purnasya Purnamadaya Purnamevavashisyate

Om, shanti, shanti, shanti.”

Om Purnamadah Purnamidam mantra meaning:

”THAT is infinite, THIS is infinite; From That, This comes. THIS added or removed from THAT, the Infinite remains as Infinite. Om, peace, peace, peace.”


”You are the fullness. There is fullness, here is fullness. From the fullness, the fullness is born. Remove the fullness from the fullness, and the fullness alone remains.”

The meaning of this ancient Vedic mantra is that the whole creation constitutes one whole unit.

Each and every particle, non-living or living, represents the same whole unit. There is no place where this whole is not present.

This whole reproduces itself in its own image.

Removing every entity from this unit has no effect on it because that which remains represents the same whole.

Final Words

om purnamadah purnamidam meaning

The mantra is traditionally recited 108 times, and it can be done either in silence or out loud.

When recited with intention, the mantra can help to bring about inner peace, clarity of mind, and improved physical health.

Additionally, the Om Purnamadah Purnamidam mantra is believed to promote spiritual growth and increase our connection to the divine.

For these reasons, the Om Purnamadah Purnamidam mantra is an excellent tool for anyone seeking personal growth and transformation.

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11 thoughts on “Om Purnamadah Purnamidam Vedic Mantra – Lyrics, Meaning and Benefits”

    • The universe was created by the divine. After completion of the creation no energy was lost. God was full before creation and is full even after creation. It also means that whatever was created out of that divine energy contains everything.. every object created is a Cosmos by itself. But only human being can comprehend that and thats why human life is precious!

  1. This is the defination of Infinity. You take out infinity from infinity , what is left is infinity.
    Dr. S. Nagraj Rao

  2. n mathematics ,
    we put this as equations
    Infinity ♾ + infinity ♾ = infinity ♾
    Infinity ♾ – infinity ♾ = infinity ♾ I
    0+0=0 and 0-0=0
    Infinity can be related to physical world and zero can be related to spiritual world or our own inner self. When you look and seek outward you can attain this state in infinity which is not possible. But when you seek inwards and dis-own all your materialistic belongings you reach absolute bliss of zero.

  3. Namaskar and thanks for this enlightening post of Shanti Mantra from Holy Ishopanishad. Awaiting to read more such enlightnng posts. This Shanti Mantra says all in Physics and Mathematics.

  4. Beloved friends, what is missing here. For most, this is only a mental abstraction, which has no effect on the root of our suffering, the “I”. Allow the Beloved, to shift “you” more and more to the awakening spiritual heart, where the Loving Presence is embraced. This Perfect Love, dissolved, melts, everything. This is the deeper experience of “Removed/Added”. Here, there is no “I” doing anything… “I” melts. Like water pouring into water… all is water. Awareness. Conciousness. Awakening spiritual heart is the key, not mentally imagining… or visualizing… or anything to do with “us” doing anything. Then, True Peace naturally, effortlessly arisies as anugraha.. as a the Gift from the Divine Source. Divine Love, loving, Divine Love…. like water pouring into water. What remains, is adi khodrat… original. Just Love.

  5. Pure consciousness Brahman is aprameyam no limit of space and time transend of time,spce& object that is infinity, also unmaanifested form. Infinity minus Infinity is infinity beyond of our human comprehention

  6. I think this shloka explains the ultimate meaning of life and this universe. Read about black hole, white holes and singulatiy. Read about matter and anti-matter.
    Singularity, or nothingness manifests into matter and anti-matter which are both complete. Even nothingness/singularity is complete.


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