image AUM or OM Symbolism

AUM or OM Symbolism

AUM or OM Symbolism

Embracing symbolism in something we wear, gives us a constant reminder of an idea or quality in which we can better ourselves and in turn the world we live in.

AUM or OM Symbolism

Made up of the sounds of the letters A-U-M, Om is all about threes. With its roots in Hinduism, it is said to represent the one-ness of all creation, including the heavens, earth and underworld. Om is considered one of the most powerful mantras, and the ritual of chanting Om has been done for thousands of years.

This symbol (as seen above) is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called pranava, to mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath.


During meditation, when we chant Om, we create within ourselves a vibration that attunes sympathy with the cosmic vibration and we start thinking universally. The momentary silence between each chant becomes palpable. Mind moves between the opposites of sound and silence until, at last, it ceases the sound. In the silence, the single thought—Om—is quenched; there is no thought. This is the state of trance, where the mind and the intellect are transcended as the individual self-merges with the Infinite Self in the pious moment of realization.

It is a moment when the petty worldly affairs are lost in the desire for the universal. Such is the immeasurable power of Om.


Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily. The Hindus begin their day or any work or a journey by uttering Om. The sacred symbol is often found at the head of letters, at the beginning of examination papers and so on. Many Hindus, as an expression of spiritual perfection, wear the sign of Om as a pendant. This symbol is enshrined in every Hindu temple premise or in some form or another on family shrines.

There are many many writings on Om or Aum, this is but just a snippet.

You will also find that the sound OM or AUM is connected to the Crown  Chakra or Sahasrara.  Key details shown below.  There are many sound meditations to be found on you tube that relate to this sound if you wish to practice.

Crown – Sahasrara
Keynote: B
Frequency: 480 Hz.
Vowel: Eee
Bija: Om
Element: All
Shabd Sound: Om
Energy: Transcendence

You can find the AUM or OM symbolism in many of my crystal healing pieces, a couple of examples given below.  You can find out more about my Shanti Range of Symbolism Charms here:  Aurora Facets Artisan Jewellery

Thank you for popping by, Justine xxx


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s