Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya

Tamso Ma Jyotirgamaya is a Sanskrit verse taken from the “Pavana Mantra” from the great Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.

ॐ असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय । ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥

"O Lord, lead me from untruth to truth Lead me from darkness to light Lead me from death to immortality Om Peace Peace Peace"

The symbolic and deep meanings of this phrase are about the state of self-awareness and enlightenment.

One being “from darkness” illustrates how in the times of Kaliyug we are surrounded by many evils, harms, and sins.