International Yoga Day 2023: Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam -Yoga Jyotih Namastute

On the auspicious occasion of International Yoga Day 2023, I am very happy to share with you a Sanskrit sloka that I composed to express my reverence for the ancient science of life called yoga. This verse is offered with the utmost reverence as a tribute to the profound knowledge and exquisite beauty of yoga, which possesses the potential to reawaken unity, cultivate well-being, and kindle the flame of inner calm that resides inside each of us.

International Yoga Day 2023 Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam Sri Amit Ray

The Sloka:

विविधताम् एकत्वम्, वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम्।
सर्वेषाम् दुःखहरणम्, योग ज्योतिः नमस्तुते॥
आरोग्यम् कल्याणम् च, योग ज्योतिः सुखप्रदा।
शान्ति-सुख प्रदायिनी, योग ज्योतिः नमस्तुते॥ श्री अमित् रायः॥ 


vividhatām ekatvam, vasudhaiva kuṭumbakam।
sarveṣām duḥkhaharaṇam, yoga jyotiḥ namastute॥
ārogyam kalyāṇam cha, yoga jyotiḥ sukhaprada।
śānti-sukha pradāyinī, yoga jyotiḥ namastute॥ – Sri Amit Ray


Amidst the manifold diversity, let unity prevail,
For the world is but one cosmic family, without fail.
With yoga’s illuminating light, sorrows it dispels,
We bow to this divine radiance that in wellness dwells.
Bestowing peace and joy, it guides us on the way,
Salutations to the radiant light of yoga, we humbly say. – Sri Amit Ray

May this sacred sloka inspire us to cultivate unity, alleviate suffering, and embrace the transformative power of yoga in our lives. As we celebrate International Yoga Day, let us immerse ourselves in the practice of yoga, honoring its profound teachings that lead us towards harmony, well-being, and inner awakening.

This sloka can serve as a guiding light, directing us towards the transformative power of yoga and the universal message it holds. These Sanskrit verses express the idea that the entire world is one interconnected family, and yoga is the divine light that unites us all. It reminds us of the inherent oneness that binds humanity together, transcending borders, cultures, and differences. On this International Yoga Day, let us delve deeper into the significance of this sloka and its relevance to our personal yoga journey.

At its core, yoga is a holistic practice that encompasses physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions. It offers a pathway to self-discovery, inner peace, and holistic well-being. Through the practice of yoga, we not only nurture our physical bodies but also cultivate mental clarity, emotional balance, and spiritual growth.

With each breath, each gentle movement, and each moment of stillness, yoga reveals its transformative nature. It invites us to explore the depths of our being, unlocking the door to self-discovery, healing, and personal growth. Through the practice of yoga, we cultivate an unwavering connection to our true selves and awaken a sense of interconnectedness with all of humanity.

As we embark on this journey of self-exploration and self-realization, let us embrace the radiant light that yoga shines upon our lives. It is a light that dispels the shadows of sorrow, replacing them with joy, peace, and harmony. It is a light that guides us on the path of well-being, nurturing our physical, mental, and spiritual health.

On this International Yoga Day, let us immerse ourselves in the transformative power of this ancient practice. Let us honor the teachings of yoga and allow its wisdom to permeate every aspect of our lives. May this sacred sloka serve as a reminder of the immense potential within each of us to create a world filled with unity, well-being, and inner peace.

As we celebrate International Yoga Day 2023, let us come together in gratitude and reverence for the gift of yoga. May its radiant light continue to inspire and guide us on our journey of self-discovery, personal growth, and collective harmony.

Happy International Yoga Day 2023!