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I have heard that many saints saying aum when they are in meditation. Not only saints, but many mantras like:

aum namah shivaya; aum sreekrishnaya namah

have "aum" present in it.

Questions:

  • What is the meaning of "aum"?
  • What is the meaning of aum namah shivAya, aum sree krishnAye namah?
  • Are you asking for the meaning of om in second question as well? Because it looks like you are asking for the meaning of whole manta. – Krishna Shweta Apr 28 '18 at 6:32
  • yes, Krishna Shweta – Akash. B Apr 28 '18 at 6:37
  • @KrishnaShweta ^^^ – Akash. B Apr 28 '18 at 7:03
  • Since the Qn is already closed as duplicate, it will be better to ask the meaning of Mantra-s in a separate post. BTW, since you already have the meaning of the "aum", you may easily derive mantra meanings. "namah" means to bow down with reverence and then the name of the deity. Anyways, I am rolling back to the original duplicate version. @Sarvabhouma, let the Sanskrit "aum" be present in the text. The OP wanted the symbol of image, hence I included "🕉" and removed the image. – iammilind Apr 28 '18 at 7:07
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    Akash b. You can use this- ॐ . Copy paste it, it is a unicode symbol. – user14995 Apr 28 '18 at 11:05