Jai is often used in bija (seed) mantras or with the name of a deity or guru to indicate praise. A popular mantra or prayer that incorporates jai is the Ram Nam: Om Sri Ram Jai Ram Jai Jai Ram or simply, Jai Sri Ram, Both translate as “victory to Lord Rama” or “all honor to Lord Rama.”
A mantra that is chanted to eliminate negativity and bring courage and strength is the Jai Te Gang. It is a lengthy mantra that, in part, praises the divine protector.
In popular culture, the Beatles song “Across the Universe” includes the mantra Jai Guru Deva Om, which roughly translates as “victory to the divine guru.” This mantra is recited to attain higher consciousness.