Om Namah Shivaya: Lord Shiva Mantra Meaning, Essence & Existence

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Today let’s dive deeper into an old Hindu Mantra “Om Namah Shivaya” and it’s meaning. Everything in the world is made up of atoms-Atoms that are identified into three subatomic particles- The Proton or the Positive, the Neutron or the charge less sustaining particle and the Electron, the negative subatomic particle.  These three particles of existence were discovered way earlier in the history of Mankind, specifically in the Hindu Sanatan Dharma. The Proton is compared to Brahma, the creator or the Positive of the Trinity. The Neutron is compared to Bishnu or the Neutral sustaining part of the existence and the Electron or the Negative part of existence which is compared to the true one and only, Lord Shiva.

What is the meaning of Om Namah Shivaya?

Om Namah Shivaya (Devanagari: ॐ नमः शिवाय)means “Gratification and Reverence to the Almighty Shiva, the Gods of the Gods and the Deity of Destruction.” Om Namah Shivaya is often chanted to generate a sense of courage and fearlessness in oneself.


It would not be ethical or complete to write an article about the Mantra and not explain Om properly first.

Om or Aum in Om Namah Shivaya is a mystical syllable used in the Hindu and Tibetan cultures especially in the sacred, religious texts. The word Omni is its closest counterpart in the west with its roots being in the Latin etymology. However, it has its different forms spread out to different cultures of the world with words such as Ameen or Amen. While in various cultures, it might relate to a lot of other different things, in the east, it is majorly associated with the all-pervading sound of existence.


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