This pacifying mantra goes back literally thousands of years and is the most important spiritual practice of devotion to the Shaivism sect of Hinduism.

Shiva, is part of the Hindu Trinity, is the supreme reality, the inner self. He is the name given to consciousness that resides deep within our own selves. He is also known as ”Devadidev,” which translates as ”the god of gods.” Lord Shiva ultimately represents the true reality, consciousness,  your inner self, your absolute true identity.

A reflection of sincere respect, devotion, and faith for the divine to which we are all connected to and from which we came.

Om Namah Shivaya translation:

„Salutations to Shiva.”

Om Namah Shivaya meaning:

This Hindu mantra is a love song, to ourselves, to our higher self. Furthermore, it is a love song we sing to our own deepest true nature. In this powerful mantra, we recognize that we are the true source, like a mental hologram, a piece of God that also represents the whole creation.

  • Om – represents the primordial syllable. Before there was a universe, there was a vibration-less void of pure existence. Out of this void came the sacred vibration which created the entire universe, which is recognized as Om (or Aum).
  • Namah – this Sanskrit word literally translates as to bow.
  • Shivaya – this Sanskrit syllable literally translates as Lord Shiva; but more importantly, this Sanskrit word means the inner self.

„Namaḥ Sivaya is the most sacred mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva, recorded at the very center of the Vedas (ancient texts of Hinduism) and elaborated in the Saiva Agamas. Ma is the creation, Na is the Lord’s concealing grace,  Va is His revealing grace, Si stands for Siva, Ya is the soul.”

Satguru Subramuniyaswamis also explained – ”The 5 elements, too, are embodied in this ancient sacred formula for invocation, mantra, or prayer. Na is earth, Si is fire, Ma is water, Va is air, and Ya is ether, or Akasa.” – Satguru Subramuniyaswamis quote about the mantra benefits.

Chanting benefits:

108 times chanting of this pacifying mantra, helps you to inquire deep within, taking you to a meditativeness mental state, a sublime journey to your inner being to learn more about yourself. Another important benefit of reciting this mantra is to have mental peace and spiritual strength to overcome the struggles of your day to day life.

It’s acknowledged that daily practice of this healing mantra (A correct pronunciation is need it. You can learn from an authentic spiritual teacher.) will bring you very close to the divine inner nature within all of us. Sages and advance meditators consider that the chanting of these five holy syllables is sound therapy for the body and nectar for the Atman (soul).

It’s also a well know fact, that daily chanting of this soothing mantra will bring you closer to the divine inner nature within all of us. Moreover, this sacred healing mantra can be recited by any individual, no matter of races or spiritual believes, because the mantra is truly a mantra of purification and manifestation.

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