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OM Namah Shivaya OM


Its translation is "salutations to Shiva ", preceded by the mystical syllable "Aum" or “OM” . The syllable "ya" at the end of the mantra denotes an offering. Thus the mantra Om Namah Sivaya actually means "I offer to Siva a respectful invocation of His Name", and not merely "I respectfully invoke His Name". Om Namah Shivaya mantra is sung by devotees in prayers and recited by yogis in meditation. It is associated with qualities of prayer, divine-love, grace, truth, and blissfulness.

Traditionally, it is accepted to be a powerful healing mantra beneficial for all physical and mental ailments. Soulful recitation of this mantra brings peace to the heart and joy to the Atma or Soul. Sages consider that the recitation of these syllables is sound therapy for the body and nectar for the soul or Atma. The nature of the mantra is the calling upon the higher self or higher soul; it is the calling upon Shiva, the destroyer deity, to aid in the death (destruction of ego) and rebirth achieved during meditation. This goes generally for mantras and chants to different gods, which are different aspects of the higher self.


  1. The Inner Teaching of Hinduism Revealed by Master Choa Kok Sui 2004

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