Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Mantra

Hindu Mantras

Om Hrim Namah Shivaya lyrics in Sanskrit:

„Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Tas Mai Shri Gurave Namaha.”

Om Hrim Namah Shivaya Mantra meaning:

  • Om – Om is an ancient Sanskrit „word” that was first felt by rishis as they meditated. The sacred sound of Om is also called Pranava, meaning that it sustains life and runs through breath or Prana. The healing vibration produced by reciting Om in the physical universe corresponds to the original sacred vibration that first arose at the time of creation. Om is a matrix of all sounds when in its diversified form gives rise to all words used in language.
  • Hrim – The blessings of this syllable is like the spiritual nature of the Sun, especially in terms of illumination. It increases our receptivity and aspiration to Divine light, truth and wisdom. It’s pure vibration also has the ability to heal us. Hrim is everything that can conceive in the mind, perceived by the senses, known through meditation or intuition, and beyond.
  • Namah – This literally translates to bow.
  • Shivaya – In Hinduism, Lord Shiva is considered as the representation of the Supreme Being. Lord Shiva is known as the 3rd element in the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti), the other 2 members being Lord Vishnu – the protector and Lord Brahma – the creator. The word Shiva has many meanings. Lord Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given to consciousness that dwells in all. Lord Shiva is the name of your true identity – your self.

He is said to be half man and half woman. In the full figure of Lord Siva, the female and male principles are united. Shiva Linga – the symbol of Shiva which consists of both Lingam (phallus) and yoni (the female organ) signifies the totality of his nature and the totality of all created existence.

Mantra translation in English:

„I bow to that Supreme Consciousness

As the Universal Divine resonance

That vibrates within my heart.”

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