• Nitika Mehra

Brief Introduction to 'OM' Ucharan - Chanting

Updated: May 17


Om is the most sacred syllable symbol and mantra of Lord Brahma, the almighty God in hinduism. It signifies the essence of the ultimate reality, consciousness or Atma. The syllable is often chanted either independently or before a mantra. Om vibration has divine energy, high spiritual and creative power. Its three main characteristics are creation, preservation, and liberation. Its also written as 'Aum'.


Om is part of the iconography found in ancient and medieval era manuscripts, temples, monasteries and spiritual retreats in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. The symbol has a spiritual meaning in all Indian dharmas, but the meaning and connotations of Om vary between the diverse schools within and across the various traditions. In Islam, Om referred to as Samaa. Samaa is the hum that helps you find a spiritual connection with Allah. In Sikhkhism, Omkaar is the only truth. Om is auspicious and its chanting helps us in attaining harmony.



Sometimes things happened which our eyes cannot see but our mind can sense that and gives the feeling of highest knowledge, realisation and blessing. In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual sounds. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Lord Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts. It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers.


Regular chanting of Om creates a melodious effect in the body and decreases the adrenaline levels which further reduces the stress levels by providing more oxygen in the body. Om has direct effect on our minds and body that helps to unwind ourselves and gain control over our breathing.


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