A sacred, mystical syllable used in prayer and meditation.
Origin: From ॐ.
Om is a mantra and mystical Sanskrit sound of Hindu origin, sacred and important in various Dharmic religions such as Sanātana Dharma or Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism. The syllable is also referred to as omkara or aumkara, literally "om syllable", and in Sanskrit it is sometimes referred to as praṇava, literally "that which is sounded out loudly". Om is also written ओ३म्, where ३ is pluta, indicating a length of three morae —an overlong nasalised close-mid back rounded vowel—though there are other enunciations adhered to in received traditions. 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. It is used at the end of the invocation to the god being sacrificed to as an invitation to and for that God to partake of the sacrifice.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a mystic word among the Hindus and Buddhists; presumed to be latent with some magic virtue, and used on solemn occasions as a sort of spiritual charm efficacious with the upper powers, and potent to draw down divine assistance in an hour of need.
mo , Mo, m/o, mo', MO, m.o.
The numerical value of OM in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of OM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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