This blog gets many hits from people searching for the Mangalam. Here are words and commentary to this beautiful prayer plus a link to download the version I recorded with Daniel Johnson a few years ago on our album Daughter of the Mountain.
Bhumi-Mangalam, Udaka-Mangalam, Agni-Mangalam, Vayu-Mangalam, Gagana-Mangalam, Surya-Mangalam, Chandra-Mangalam, Jagat-Mangalam, Jiva-Mangalam, Deha-Mangalam, Mano-Mangalam, Atma-Mangalam, Sarva-Mangalam-Bhavatu-Bhavatu-Bhavtu…
May there be peace in earth, water, fire, and air, the sun, moon, and planet, in all living beings, in body, mind and heart. May that peace be everywhere and in everyone. Mangala is an adjective meaning auspicious, lucky, fortunate, etc. With the suffix “m,” it becomes a noun: auspiciousness, luck, etc. It is also related to the goddess Durga suggesting, “one whose touch brings ecstasy.”
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Click here to download the Mangalam
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My favorite chant. I listen to the Deva Premal version often. ❤
Thanks for writing. You might like listening to our version of The Mangalam. Has a different feel than Deva Premal’s. Check it out. You can stream for free via Sound Cloud or Spotify. Available for purchase from all online portals.
So sorry that when I wrote that. I did not realize you were a performer as well. I will indeed check out your version.