Omh (Aum) & Ganesha Keyring (B160)

R65.00

Sound of the Universe. Om, Omh, Aum. Remove obstacles.

3 in stock

Description

Om & Ganesha – The meaning of the Om symbol is also said to represent the Hindu God, Ganesha, as the shapes loosely represent his elephant form. The curves on the left of the symbol are seen as his head and belly, while the curve on the right is his trunk. Ganesha is most commonly known as the God who removes obstacles, which correlates to the Ohm meaning, as one must overcome all obstacles and let go of everything before the absolute state of being can be reached.

The OM is the most sacred of all sounds. Om, Omh and Aum are the same thing; it’s just written in different ways.

The sound of “Aum” – the slow, calming chant many associate with the word, is the sound that was made when all of creation came into existence. The “Om” represents the four divine states of Brahman – metta (loving kindness), karuna (compassion), mudita (sympathetic joy), and upekkha (equanimity). The devout begin their day, work, prayers or a journey by uttering OM. Used in Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism and the Bön faith. It is believed that the Christian “Amen” and Islamic “Amin” are both derived from Om.

Many wear the sign of Om as a pendant, and it is the first syllable of the sacred mantra “Om mani padme hum”.

‘Om’, ‘Ohm’ or ‘Aum’ is a sacred sound that is known generally as the sound of the universe. Om is all encompassing, the essence of ultimate reality, and unifies everything in the universe. The vibrations that the Om sound creates are thought to energize the chakras throughout the body, especially the third eye and crown chakras, which help us connect with our Divine selves.  

The Om sound is a short, ‘seed’ mantra, which is chanted to connect with and energize the chakras. The Om symbol represents the sound in a visual form and has a lot of meaning behind it. Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols and is found throughout many ancient Hindu texts, prayers and ceremonies.