The English phrase, rest in peace, used to convey condolences and also wishing the departed soul a peaceful journey to the next abode is becoming quite popular in all the countries where social media has its footprints. For the millennials, its acronym RIP is also quite handy when it comes to sharing the feeling.
However, in Sanskrit, the phrase carries a different meaning though it is contextually equal to rest in peace. The actual meaning of the phrase that can be used to convey the same feeling as that rest in peace is ‘may you get a good deliverance’ or something with the same connotation.
Instead of the simple literal meaning of the Sanskrit phrase, it is the message, the wish and the feeling that count. So, if you are looking to say rest in peace in Sanskrit, you can use the following phrase. For the understanding of users who don’t read the Devanagari script, we have provided the IAST format transliteration so that could understand the pronunciation of the Sanskrit word.
We were helped in Sanskrit translation by our dear friend Varalakshmi Kandregula.