Tapestry with Om sign in tie dye green
The sacred syllable Om (ॐ) or Ohm/Aum describes the universal whole. Om is considered a manifestation of spiritual power.
This tapestry with a large Om symbol shows a stylised representation of the spiritual palace with a door to each cardinal direction. A large Om symbol is located in the centre. The Om symbol is surrounded by the signs of the 7 chakras
, the outer area is filled with oriental ornaments.
The area outside the spiritual building is decorated with a floral pattern, the four corners of the inner pattern show intertwined ornaments.
The entire design has a wide frame that surrounds the wall hanging.
Traditional screen print in black on green dyed fabric.
Size: approx. 210×230 cm
Material: 100 % cotton
What is the Om sign and what does it mean?
The mantra Aum symbolizes the essence of all being. The three letters A, U and M stand for three different levels of consciousness. A stands for the waking state and the awake consciousness in the material world. U expresses the dream consciousness and the dream state. The M, which often vibrates during meditations and should be emphasized somewhat nasally, stands for the state of deep sleep and enlightenment.
As one of the most used syllables in mantras, Om is not only very well known and important for Indian culture, but also worldwide. For practitioners, the chanting of mantras is extremely important. The energy emanating from the syllable sequences has a positive effect on the speaker of the mantra, but also on the listeners. Especially in a chant, they are correspondingly powerful.
Om can be used alone as a mantra or as part of a sequence. One of the most energetic and widespread mantras is “Om mani padme hum”. This mantra is the universal mantra of love and compassion and is said to have a purifying ability. Om or Aum circumscribes the visible as well as the invisible.
Where does the Om sign come from?
The mantra Om has its origin in the Sanskrit language, which consists of several varieties of ancient Indian. Sanskrit is a language that is over 3500 years old. It is still one of the 22 national languages recognised in India. The character in the Devanagari script looks like this: ॐ and for us in the western world it is also a sign of Indian culture and Indian tradition. Thus, it carries something mystical and mysterious, but also primal and pure.
The mantra Om comes from the language Sanskrit, which consists of several varieties of ancient Indian. Sanskrit is a language that is over 3,500 years old and is still one of the 22 national languages recognized in India. The character in the Devanagari script looks like this: ॐ and is for us in the Western world also a sign of Indian culture and Indian tradition. So it carries something mystical and mysterious, but also original and purity. Om is the most all-encompassing symbol in the religions Hinduism, Buddhism as well as in Jainism and has been used for a long time especially as a mantric syllable. In many scriptures, the sacred syllable even has its own character instead of being written with the sequence of letters O and M, or even A, U and M. Already thousands of years ago the powerful sign was used as wall decoration. Learn more about the meaning of the sacred syllable OM
in our blog post.