Facts About Om

January 14, 2015, In: Mythological, Traditions

Remember how when we were young how our grandparents made it a point that we should learn as much of Shlokas, and Bhajans. If not all they made sure that we all knew the most important one.

Gayantri Mantra the easiest basic Shloka that we heard and learnt growing up. The first thing it teaches us is the powerful enunciated word OM. Every good household by default makes sure to raise a good value inculcated child. OM has and always will be a part of our moral upbringing. Our religious doors open with OM. The sanctified syllable which resides in our heart and soul. It slips out whenever one is in a problem or any sort of trouble.  It’s an aid to our aching souls. From the very initial levels of our childhood we have been taught that there is nothing that we can’t solve with the help of the divine Om. No one can deny the fact that one instantly feels relaxed calm solace when one chants Om. Synonyms of Om are Aum, Omkara, Aumkara or Om itself but it has never failed the true devotees.

The greatness is not only shared by Hindu’s but also Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. Even though the roots of the word are not clear but they can be traced back to east India or Nepal. But doesn’t it make you wonder how such a small word radiates positivity?

The answer is that it’s the source of the purest form of energy which is a blend of creation, liberation and perseveration, the 3 ingredients to life for a human. Primarily a Sanskrit word, its literal meaning is to “pronounce loudly” or “shout loudly” maybe that’s the reason why it’s so popular in Yoga. According to Yogi’s chanting Aum pulsates the vibration equivalent to that of nature and surroundings. It’s also scientifically proven that chanting Om gives a frequency of 432 Hz.

Even though one word it has different translations for diverse religions .Hindus regard it as a mystical divinity, a sign of gods above and written in Devangiri  Script. Whereas Jains  use it as direct reference to god. Buddhists consider it holy and a good omen. Even though Sikhs have broken Om to Onkar basically means “one lord” justifying the uniqueness of the almighty. It’s a wonderful marvel how one word can give such diverse meaning to various people.

Well, we all know how each god has his own personal animal as their transport. But ever heard of a Lord having a personal word? In fact, they do. Ganesh JI the symbol of Om itself his trunk and curve of the belly together form OM.

Om is truly omniscient. The prolonged scripture is in reality a combination of all the sounds of each and every human language. Every audible and understandable linguistic aid originates and ends with it. It’s no less than a wonder how such a small word could be so deep embedded in our history which has stretched to our very present. Fortunately our race has stumbled upon this magical word which fulfills our spiritual needs. Truly said Om Shanti Om.

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