Om ओम, ॐ
- Suitable for Boy
- Easy to pronounce
- 2 syllables and 2 letters
- pronounced as om
- Hindi (Sanskrit) ओम, ॐ
sacred syllable Short Meaning
Om (also Aum) ॐ is a mystical or sacred syllable in the Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions. It represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice.
In Puranic Hinduism, Aum is the mystic name for the Hindu Trimurti, and represents the union of the three gods, a for Brahma, u for Vishnu and m for Mahadev which is another name of Shiva. The three sounds also symbolize the three Vedas (Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda).
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- In Jainism, Aum is regarded to be a condensed form of reference to the five parameshthis, by their initials A+A+A+U+M (o3m).It has been said: "Arihanta, Ashiri, Acharya, Upadhyaya, Muni". Thus, ओं नमः (oṃ namaḥ) is a short form of the Navkar Mantra.
- Aum Namah sivaya (ॐ नमः शिवाय) is among the foremost mantras. Its general translation is "adoration (namas) to siva", preceded by the mystical syllable Aum. It is called Panchakshara, or "having five syllables".
- Buddhists place om at the beginning of their Vidya-Sadaksari or mystical formulary in six syllables (viz., om mani padme hum) As a seed syllable (bija mantra), it is also considered holy in Esoteric Buddhism.
- For both Hindus and Buddhists this syllable is sacred and so laden with spiritual energy that it may only be pronounced with complete concentration.