Friday, April 17, 2015

O for Om

'Om' is a popular Indian name. 'Om' (Aum) is considered a  sacred syllable in Sanskrit because it represents the range of sounds that can be made by the human voice. It is placed at the beginning of most Hindu texts as a sacred incantation to be intoned at the beginning and end of a reading of the Vedas or prior to any prayer or mantra. Hindus believe that as creation began, the divine, all-encompassing consciousness took the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as sound "OM".


Name: OM
It's a boy name.
Origin: Sanskrit
Meaning: Sacred

I am taking part in the Blogging From #AtoZChallenge [April 2015].

4 comments:

  1. Very interesting. It also explains why you hear that. It really is a peaceful and calming sound when you make it. Thanks!

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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  2. Fascinating! Hi I'm Spacerguy trekking through on the A to Z challenge quest seeking out new blog friends.

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  3. It is a nice sound. I'm Cher'ley with Writing Wranglers and Warriorshttps://writingwranglersandwarriors.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/o-is-for-ornery-by-cherley/comment-page-1/#comment-16034
    I'm doing the ATo Z challenge.

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  4. That is fascinating. It's so neat to learn about other countries and languages. I can almost here the sound, soft and serene.

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