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Om Namah Shivaya!! What it means?

Om Namah Shivaya is also called Panchakshara, the “five-syllable” mantra.Basically its meaning is adoration to shiva who is present in everywhere……..

There are many other meanings and interpretations to this maha mantra .The most beautiful one may be

Na  signifies not or negation. mah means mine. So Namah means not mine. What is not mine? that belongs to Shiva

Thus this mantra, in its subtle meaning, emphasises negating our ego of possession and moving to the state of being possessed by the supreme being.

Another interpretation is that the 5 letters, represent the 5 primary elements which constitute the entire universe

Na  is the sound of earth
Ma effects water factor
Shi  energises the fire factor
Va  energises the air factor
Ya  energises the  space

Everything in the universe, including our body is made up of these five basic elements. . So the mantra purifies the whole body and the surrounding.

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