What does it mean: Jai guru Deva Om?

george's picture

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what does this sentence exactly mean? it appears also in "across rhe universe" by the Beatles.

erez's picture

jai guru deva om

The sentence in sanskrit translates to: hail to the divine guru om.

jai = hail
deva guru = devine guru
om = the mystic syllable om which is the cosmic sound of the universe and used during meditation.

The Beatles included this mantra in their song "Across The Universe" as part of their short period of influence by the Maharishi Maesh Yogi (TM)

erez | Wed, 10/29/2008 - 12:30
nathan's picture

where else does it appear?

Does this sentence appears also in any hindu scriptures or mantras?

Is there any special meaning in sanskrit / hindi to the phrase "guru deva"? I encountered in india many times the words gurudev, is it the same?

nathan | Mon, 11/03/2008 - 13:52
jeffreyer | Sat, 01/29/2011 - 02:45