Om Namo Narayanaya

 Om Namo Narayanaya

What’s a Mantra?

Mantra is derived from the root words, man, meaning “to think,” and the suffix, tra, meaning “tool” or “instrument.” Classical mantras are considered sacred syllables and are believed to have psychological and spiritual power when repeated audibly or silently. When chanted or sung with devotion and intention, they evoke the quality or energy inherent in the Sanskrit sound. Mantras are often given as an initiation by a master to a devotee and serve as a tool with which the student can move into deeper devotional practice. Of course, any thought churned repetitively in the mind will begin to manifest in kind. So, it is important to assess what you are creating mentally through your mantra.

Definition - What does Om Namo Narayanaya mean?

Om namo narayanaya is a Sanskrit mantra. It has several translations and consequent interpretations. It is widely considered to be useful for individuals seeking self-realization and oneness, which is the ultimate goal of yoga.

Om namo narayanaya is an ancient mantra, and was taught by the Vedic seers to the seekers who came to them. Appearing in the “Sama Veda,” it is said that this mantra and its meaning was revealed to the Vedic seers through their penances.

One meaning of om namo narayanaya is about acknowledging the Divine in every individual. It may be said to any wise or elderly person as a salutation and respectful greeting, recognizing their innate divinity.