pronounced as Aum
Namah Shivaya is known as the great redeeming mantra also known as five-syllable
It means "I bow to Shiva."
Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given
that dwells in all.
Shiva is the name of your true identity- your self.
to Hindu mythology there are three Gods who run this creation. The
Brahma - who creates the universe, the Vishnu - who preserves the
Universe and the Shiva- who in the end destroys the universe. Among the three deities,
Shiva, though considered as destroyer, also symbolize the - the inner self which remains intact even after
this mantra the chanter (one who repeats the mantra) bow to Shiva- his
Namah Shivay is a very powerful mantra. It has been said about
this mantra that if this mantra vibrates continually in your heart, then
you have no need to perform austerities, to meditate, or to practise
yoga. To repeat this mantra you need no rituals or ceremonies, nor must
you repeat it at an auspicious time or in a particular place." This
mantra is free of all restrictions. It can be repeated by anyone, young
or old, rich or poor and no matter what state a person is in, it will
to repeat 'Om Namah Shivay'
in a comfortable and peaceful place and position. Start repeating
the mantra in your mind or loudly with the same speed as you talk:
Om Namah Shivay (Aum Num-ha Shi-why)
repeat any mantra
as already mentioned in General
Rules : one should repeat it with full
awareness of its meaning.
Repeat 'Om Namah Shivay', with the feeling that you are bowing to
Shiva - your true inner self. Repeat this mantra with respect. The inner
self is the form of God in you. So as you say ' Om Namah Shivay' i.e.
"I bow to Shiva'; you are actually bowing to God - The great
almighty. The repetition of the name of God is equivalent to be merged in his very being.
When you repeat God's name in your mouth, in one way, you experience
the God itself. Just repeat this mantra with faith and it's
powerful phonetic vibrations will start doing
miracle for you.
Read this true experience of a
reader with Om Namah Shivay
Another reader's true
experience with Om Namah Shivay
Hare Krishna Mantra
clarification on Mantra Meditation