Resources for Manjushri Nama Samgiti / Chanting the Names of Manjushri

English: Litany of the Names of Manjushri;
Chanting the Names of Manjusri;
A Concert of Names of Manjushri

Tibetan: ’jam dpal mtshan brjod

Sanskrit: Manjushri-nama-samgiti


I. YouTube Video Recitations of the Manjushri Nama Samgiti in Sanskrit and Tibetan

II. Texts in English, Tibetan, and Sanskrit

A. English Translations

A concert of names of manjushri from the Alexdander Berzin website

Alexander Berzin (Date Unknown)
“A Concert of Names of Manjushri,” by Alexander Berzin

Translation cover of Chanting the names of manjushri by ronald davidson on the FPMT website

Ronald Davidson (1995)
“Chanting the Names of Manjushri,” by Ronald Davidson at FPMT (PDF)



Gyurmey Dorje's translation of the complete nyingma tradition

Gyurme Dorje (2016)
“The Litany of the Names of Manjushri,” which is Book 17, Part 2 of
The Complete Nyingma Tradition from Sutra to Tantra, Books 15 – 17: The Essential Tantras of Mahayoga, by Choying Tobden Dorje
This text includes the most comprehensive commentary in English on the Names
, an interlinear commentary by Candrogomin titled Extensive Commentary on the Sublime Litany of the Names of Manjushri

Tulku Sherdor's translation of the Perfect profession of the names of manjushri, chanting the names of manjushri and vimalamitra's commentary

Tulku Sherdor (2012)
The Wisdom of Manjusri includes a translation of the root text (translated as “Professing the Qualities of Manjusri”) and Vimalamitra’s commentary plus Garab Dorje’s commentary set into notes. The commentaries and translations are both very useful and rewarding. Available in both paperback and Kindle formats.

Alex wayman's text of sanskrit and tibetan and his english translation of chaning the names of manjushri

Alex Wayman (1983)
Chanting the Names of Manjushri, by Alex Wayman

Four armed manjushri holding sword, book, bow and arrow

Shakya Practice Book (Date and Translator Unknown)
“The Litany of the Epithets of the Noble Manjushri,”