OM – Good Luck Symbol
OM – A Powerful Good Luck Symbol and Charm
By Chitraparna Sinha
OM is an ancient Sanskrit term made up of three letters – ‘aa’, ‘au’ and ‘maa’. ‘OM’ charms have their own significance. It is a very important symbol in the Hindu religion. It represents the omnipresent and omnipotent power of the universe. Not only for the Hindus, it is also considered sacred for the Jains, Buddhist and Sikh religion.
There are several charms and amulets to represent the power of Om. These charms and amulets are generally made round to signify the entire circle of the universe and to include the three letters. These charms are made from a variety of materials but the ones made of silver or other base metals like pewter with a blue surface, the blue symbolizing heavenly sky are considered to be luckier than those made of other metals.
Wearing an ‘OM’ charm is said to bring harmony, peace and eternal bliss to the ones who wear them. These charms are said to work well in bringing fortune and good luck if it is accompanied by chanting of the Om mantra on daily basis.
To wear a good luck charm while meditating, a level of spiritual vibration can be reached and a state of universalism can be attained in a matter of time. OM charms are available in shops and gift websites too in various forms. The most popular ones are OM pendants. The Om sign helps to enhance the very essence of one’s life towards good health and living.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
– Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher (1788 – 1860)
The ‘Ashtamangala’ or the eight auspicious objects consists of the Om good luck charm are the central symbol of good luck and fortune. They keep away bad omens around us and protect from evil influences in the universe. Wearing or keeping them with us strengthens our inner core and empowers our inner strength.
It is said to be the essence of all mantras. Putting on the Om symbol in any form like a shawl, shirt, amulets, bracelets or pendants evokes the all fulfilling energy within our life.
The Om good luck charms have very strong powers of protection against anyone who doesn’t mean you well. It is also believed to attract wealth luck and pacifies us during crucial times when we become hyper. It also alleviates jealousy, anger, resentment and spite. It builds an environment of enlightenment, protection and wisdom around us.
The ‘Aumkara’ bracelets or pendants can be gifted to our dear and near ones as a token of sending good luck wishes. It is considered as a thoughtful gift and also a style statement. The Om luck should be used in a proper manner otherwise the reverse Om can bring bad luck too.
According to the Hindu religion, a newborn child is ritually cleansed and the symbol Om is written on the tongue with honey. This is to bring good luck to the family in which the child is born and also to bring fortune to its own life. The symbol Om if used sacredly is said to have cured several people from evil-eye and bad dreams. Last but not least, it improves one’s self esteem.
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