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Shanthi means peace, rest, calmness, tranquility, or bliss.

In Sanskrit[edit]

  • Inner peace, a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress
  • Ksanti, one of the paramitas of Buddhism



In the media[edit]

Other uses[edit]

  • Shanti Project, a group providing support and guidance for people with life-threatening illnesses
  • Shanthi Nagar or Shanthi Nagar Colony, one of the major and oldest colonies of Nalgonda, Andhra Pradesh
  • Shanthi Sena or 'Sarvodaya Shanthi Sena Sandasaya' (Peace Brigade), a country wide Sri Lankan youth force
  • Shanti Mantra, prayers for Peace found in Upanishads, as used in the final line of T.S. Eliot's poem "The Waste Land"
  • Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist white-domed stupa (chorten) on a hilltop in Chanspa, Leh district, Ladakh, in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir
  • Shanti Theatre, an Indian film theatre

See also[edit]