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Today, I am going to talk about the sacred sound mentioned in Indian Mythology. This sound is everywhere and the entire cosmos starts with the sound. I guess by now, you got to know what is that sound isn’t it? Yes its nothing, but Omkar, pronounced as “OM”.

Introduction to Omkar – the sacred sound:

Omkar was there even before the cosmos has been created by the ultimate divine power. My granddad tells me that, Omkar is the most sacred sound in Indian Mythology and it describes the entire cosmos, its creation, its day to day activities (maintenance) and also the ending part in one single Omkar. That’s why this sound is also called as Pranav nadham in Indian Mythology it seems. Of course, I didn’t understand how that can be possible. But he showed me a video from youtube in which Nasa has recorded the sounds emanating from Sun God and they are nothing but the Omkar.

NASA recording of the sounds coming from Sun
Source: Youtube

Yesterday, we read about the discussions between Nachiketa and the Lord of Death, isn’t it? Lord of Death (Yama) explains the meaning of Omkar to Nachiketa. He also explains that the entire order of universe emanates from the way this Omkar mantra is practised.

My interactions with the Omkar Mantra:

Every thursday, when the yoga aunty visits our Montessori house, she makes us practise this mantra. She tells us that practising this mantra regularly not only improves our concentration skills, but also improves our logical reasoning skills. Though I am really small to understand all the importance of this mantra, I could really feel that there is some importance associated with this mantra, as so many people keep saying this.

I like the feeling, I will experience while chanting and even after chanting this mantra. I feel that I am transported to some very good scenic place with a lot of calmness around it and no noise would be disturbing me. Do you guys also experience the same?

Me singing Omkaram

By the way, are you guys practise this mantra or not? If not, let me warn you that my yoga aunty would come after you and will teach you the importance of this mantra in a much better way than me.

So that’s all folks for today about Omkar – the most sacred sound in Indian Mythology. Happy to be part of the #AtoZChallenge and #BlogChatterA2Z. In the meantime, if you want to read my older articles in A2Z, please click here. Expecting to meet you tomorrow, till, then have a great time.

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