BHAGAWAN SRI SATHYA SAI ASHTOTTARA SHATHA NAMAVALI

This is a garland of 108 sacred names in praise of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, each describing one of His countless Divine attributes and powers.

Each of these 108 sacred names begins with AUM SRI SAI and ends with the word NAMAHA, what does these four words signify?

AUM:

The chanting of each names starts with Aum which is the primordial sound from which the whole creation has emerged. All the sounds in the Universe are only waves or vibrations of this primeval sound which is therefore, considered most sacred. For the same reason, Aum represents and also symbolises the Brahman or the all-pervading Supreme Cosmic Consciousness itself. It is called 'Pranava mantra', Sacred syllable having spiritual significance and power.

SRI:

'Sri' signifies the subtle beauty, charm and grace of auspiciousness embedded in the Divine. It also stands for the radiance of spiritual manifestation and power in any particular deity - goddess or god.

SAI:

'Sai' is the composite form of 'Sa' indicating Sarveshwara the creator or Father of Creation and 'Ayi' indicating Shakti or the creative Energy or the Mother of creation. Thus, Sai is the embodiment of our Divine Father as well as Mother looking after our material welfare as well as our spiritual progress towards realizing the truth of our own divinity.

NAMAHA:

In common parlance, Namaha means 'my salutation or namaskaram'. Namaha has also a deeper significance, which is more relevant in these sacred names all of which end with this word. 'Na' means no, not, or nil. 'Ma' signifies delusion which makes one identify himself with the inert body (Ego) and, thereby, subjects him to ignorance, misery and death. 'Namaha', thus, signifies the surrender of one's ego to the - Omnipresent, Omniscient and Omnipotent God in recognition of the truth that we are also a part of that supreme reality. Each of these sacred names, therefore, ends in a note of reverence, salutations and surrender.

Thus 'AUM SRI SAI', at the beginning of each name is intended to elevate our vision to the sublime glory of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai while 'Namaha' at the end of each name serves to awaken in us a spirit of reverence, humility and self-surrender to the Avatar of this Age. It is in this spirit that we have to chant each of the line in the following Namavali.

1. AUM SRI BHAGAWAN SATHYA SAI BABAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai Baba who manifests all the attributes of the Creator and is also our divine Father and Mother.

2. AUM SRI SAI SATHYA SWAROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai who is the very embodiment of the Supreme Truth of the Omniscience, Omnipresent and Omnipotence of God.

3. AUM SRI SAI SATHYA DHARMA PARAAYANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who manifests the excellence of the Truth of this Divine glory and also of Righteousness or living, in thought, word and deed, in accordance with this Truth.

4. AUM SRI SAI VARADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai, the Giver of boons.

5. AUM SRI SAI SATPURUSHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai the Embodiment of Divinity.

6. AUM SRI SAI SATHYAGUNATMANE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who manifests the true attributes of Divinity.

7. AUM SRI SAI SADHU VARDHANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who inspires and helps people to develop goodness in the world.

8. AUM SRI SAI SADHUJANA POSHANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who looks after and supports good people.

9. AUM SRI SAI SARVAJNAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is Omniscient.

10. AUM SRI SAI SARVAJANA PRIYAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is loved by all people.

11. AUM SRI SAI SARVA SHAKTI MOORTHAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the embodiment of all Divine powers.

12. AUM SRI SAI SARVESHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the Lord of everything and every being in the World.

13. AUM SRI SAI SARVASANGA PARITHYAAGINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who has given up all attachments.

14. AUM SRI SAI SARVAANTHARYAAMINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who resides in the hearts of all.

15. AUM SRI SAI MAHIMAATMANE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is a great and glorious Soul.

16. AUM SRI SAI MAHESWARA SWAROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the Supreme God incarnate.

17. AUM SRI SAI PARTHI GRAMODHBHAVAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who has taken birth in Putaparthi village, manifesting Himself as Divine Incarnations.

18. AUM SRI SAI PARTHIKSHETRA NIVASINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, is the resident of the holy place Parthi.

19. AUM SRI SAI YASHAKAAYA SHIRDI VASINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, in His previous body, won fame as the resident of Shirdi.

20. AUM SRI SAI JODI ADIPALLI SOMAPPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, indeed, is Somappa or the male and the female aspects of the Lord (Shiva-Shakti) residing in the primeval village in Kailasa.

21. AUM SRI SAI BHARADWAAJA RISHI GOTRAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who has taken birth in the lineage of Bharadwaaja Rishi.

22. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTAVATSALAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who looks after the devotees with the same affection and tender care as the parents do to their children.

23. AUM SRI SAI APAANTHARAATMANE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, as the Universal consciousness, dwells in the heart of every being.

24. AUM SRI SAI AVATHAARA MOORTHAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the embodiment of all Incarnations.

25. AUM SRI SAI SARVA BHAYA NIVAARINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who removes all our fears.

26. AUM SRI SAI AAPASTHAMBHA SUTRAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is born in the line of Brahmarishi Aapasthambha.

27. AUM SRI SAI ABHAYA PRADAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose Grace rescues us from all fears and grants us security from all harm.

28. AUM SRI SAI RATNAAKARA VAMSHODBHAVAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who belongs to the clan of Ratnaakara.

29. AUM SRI SAI SHIRDI SAI ABHEDA SHAKTY AVATHAARAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai whose incarnation with Divine Powers is not different from that of Shridi Sai Baba.

30. AUM SRI SAI SHANKARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, in truth, is an embodiment of Lord Shankara's holiness and auspiciousness.

31. AUM SRI SAI SHIRDI SAI MOORTHAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai who in His previous incarnation had assumed the form of Shirdi Sai Baba.

32. AUM SRI SAl DWARAKAMAYI VAASINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai who, previously as Shirdi Sai was a resident of Dwaarakaamaayee at Shirdi. (Dwarakamayi - an Old Muslim Temple Premises)

33. AUM SRI SAI CHITRAAVATHI THATA PUTTAPARTHI VIHAARINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, at Puttaparthi, sported with his companions, on the banks of Chitraavathi river.

34. AUM SRI SAI SHAKTI PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai the bestower of strength to our body, mind and intellect for our material as well as spiritual good.

35. AUM SRI SAI SHARANAAGATHATHRAANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Lord Sai, who is the Saviour of all who surrender themselves to Him.

36. AUM SRI SAI AANANDAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is an embodiment of Bliss.

37. AUM SRI SAI ANANDA DAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai the bestower of Bliss on us.

38. AUM SRI SAI AARTHATHRAANA PARAAYANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is an avowed guardian of persons in distress.

39. AUM SRI SAI ANAATHANAATHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the beloved guardian of the orphaned.

40. AUM SRI SAI ASAHAAYA SAHAAYAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who goes out to assist persons in helpless condition.

41. AUM SRI SAI LOKA BAANDHAVAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is Kith and Kin to one and all in the world.

42. AUM SRI SAI LOKARAKSHAAPARAAYANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who has given Himself up completely to protecting the world from disaster.

43. AUM SRI SAI LOKANAATHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the beloved Lord of the whole mankind.

44. AUM SRI SAI DEENAJANA POSHANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who protects and fosters people who are meek and humble.

45. AUM SRI SAI MOORTHITHRAYA SWAROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai in whom the Holy Trinity of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer and Mahesha the Destroyer resides in the form of Shaktis or Divine powers.

46. AUM SRI SAI MUKTI PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who confers Liberation from ignorance, misery and death.

47. AUM SRI SAI KALUSHAVIDOORAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who removes faults and blemishes in us.

48. AUM SRI SAI KARUNA KARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai from whom perennially flows compassion for the suffering and the needy.

49. AUM SRI SAI SARVAAADHAARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the basis as well as support of everything in creation.

50. AUM SRI SAI SARVA HRIDVAASINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the indweller of all hearts.

51. AUM SRI SAI SARVA PUNYA PHALA PRADAAYINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai the dispenser of the fruits of our meritorious deeds.

52. AUM SRI SAI SARVA PAAPA KSHAYAKARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai the destroyer of all our sins.

53. AUM SRI SAI SARVAROGANIVAARINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who cures all our diseases.

54. AUM SRI SAI SARVA BAADHA HARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who wards off all our sufferings.

55. AUM SRI SAI ANANTHA NUTHA KEERTHANAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose glories are sung endlessly.

56. AUM SRI SAI AADI PURUSHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the primeval Purusha, the Creator Himself.

57. AUM SRI SAI AADI SHAKTAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai, the primeval cosmic Energy - the Shakti aspect of the Creator.

58. AUM SRI SAI APAROOPA SHAKTAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who has inimitable Divine powers.

59. AUM SRI SAI AVYAKTA ROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose true nature of Divinity is unmanifested and, therefore, not cognisable by our senses.

60. AUM SRI SAI KAAMA KRODHADHWAMSINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who destroys our desires and wicked passions like anger.

61. AUM SRI SAI KANAKAAMBARA DHAARINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who wears a robe of golden shine.

62. AUM SRI SAI ADBHUTACHARYAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose deeds are amazing.

63. AUM SRI SAI AAPADBAANDHAVAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who, in our calamities, comes to our help like a loving brother or a relative.

64. AUM SRI SAI PREMAATHMANE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose inner reality is only Love.

65. AUM SRI SAI PREMAMOORTHAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the embodiment of Love.

66. AUM SRI SAI PREMA PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who bestows Love on all.

67. AUM SRI SAI PRIYAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who endears Himself to all.

68. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTA PRIYAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the beloved Lord of all devotees.

69. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTA MANDAARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who like the Divine Mandaara tree in Heaven described in the Puranas, fulfils our sacred desires.

70. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTHAJANA HRIDAYA VIHAARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who sports and revels in the hearts of the devotees.

71. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTAJANA HRIDAALAYAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who makes the heart of the devotee a sacred abode for Himself.

72. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTHA PARAADHEENAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who gives himself up to His devotees.

73. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTI GNANA PRADEEPAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who kindles Bhakti and Jnana in us.

74. AUM SRI SAI BHAKTI JNAANA PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who confers Bhakti and Jnana on us.

75. AUM SRI SAI SUJNAANA MAARGA DARSHAKAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who directs us on the path of Supreme Wisdom.

76. AUM SRI SAI JNAANA SWAROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the Supreme Wisdom personified personality for our good.

77. AUM SRI SAI GEETHA BODHAKAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who inculcates into us the Wisdom of Bhagawad Gita.

78. AUM SRI SAI JNAANA SIDDHI DAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who bestows on us the attainment of self-realisation.

79. AUM SRI SAI SUNDARA ROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose form has a divine beauty which evokes devotion.

80. AUM SRI SAI PUNYA PURUSHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai the manifestation of Supreme Divinity.

81. AUM SRI SAI PUNYA PHALA PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who dispenses the fruits of merit acquired by good deeds or acts.

82. AUM SRI SAI PURUSHOTHA MAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is sovereign person, activating the entire Universe which is His Body.

83. AUM SRI SAI PURAANA PURUSHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai the primeval person, the Creator of the Universe.

84. AUM SRI SAI ATHEETHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who as Universal consciousness, is subtler than the material world and therefore beyond our sense-perception.

85. AUM SRI SAI KAALAATHEETHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is transcendental and, therefore, beyond the bounds of time (i.e. birth, life and death) and has his existence in Eternity.

86. AUM SRI SAI SIDDHI ROOPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who Personifies in Himself all attainments, fulfilments and realizations.

87. AUM SRI SAI SIDDHA SANKALPAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose will positively fulfils itself and attains everything according to its design.

88. AUM SRI SAI AAROGYA PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who grants us good health.

89. AUM SRI SAI ANNAVASTHARA DAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who provides us with food and clothing.

90. AUM SRI SAI SAMSAARA DHUKKHA KSHAYA KARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who removes the distress in our worldly life.

91. AUM SRI SAI SARVAABHEESHTA PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who fulfils all our good desires and aspirations.

92. AUM SRI SAI KALYAANA GUNAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whose one significant attribute is to bestow on us the blessedness and welfare.

93. AUM SRI SAI KARMADHWAMSINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who destroys our Karmas in past lives to rescue us from their efforts of pain and distress in this life.

94. AUM SRI SAI SARVAMATHA SAMMATHAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who accepts all faiths as equally true.

95. AUM SRI SAI SADHU MAANASA SHOBHITHAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who adorns the hearts of Truly pious people.

96. AUM SRI SAI SADHU MAANASA PARISHODHAKAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who searches out pious people to illumine their hearts.

97. AUM SRI SAI SADHAKAANUGRAHA VATAVRIKSHA PRATHISHTHAAPAKAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who graciously planted the banyan tree at Prasanthinilayam for aspirants to do effective meditation.

98. AUM SRI SAI SAKALA SAMSHAYA HARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who removes all doubts in us and strengthens our faith.

99. AUM SRI SAI SAKALA TATTWA BHODAKAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who enlightens us on the essence of all systems of knowledge.

100. AUM SRI SAI YOGEESWARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the sovereign of all Yogis living in oneness with God.

101. AUM SRI SAI YOGEENDRA VANDITAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is revered by the foremost among the yogis or divine personages.

102. AUM SRI SAI SARVAMANGALA KARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who fills our life with auspiciousness within and all around.

103. AUM SRI SAI SARVASIDDHI PRADAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who bestows on us fulfilment of all our good aspirations.

104. AUM SRI SAI AAPANNIVAARINE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who rescues us from all calamities.

105. AUM SRI SAI AARTHIHARAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who rescues us from all physical and mental distress.

106. AUM SRI SAI SHAANTHA MOORTHAYE NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai who is the very image of boundless peace.

107. AUM SRI SAI SULABHA PRASANNAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sai whom it is easy to please to will His Divine Grace.

108. AUM SRI BHAGAWAN, SRI SATHYA SAI BAABAAYA NAMAHA
Salutations to Sri Sathya Sai Baba who as Bhagawan possesses in full the six divine attributes of the Supreme Creator, viz., Aishwarya (Omniscience, Omnipresence, Omnipotence), Dharma (Righteous Action), Yasas (Fame), Sri (Prosperity), Jnana (Wisdom), Vairagya (Detachment).

JAI SAI RAM


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