In story of Ajamil, I found out that chanting the name of god destroys the sins. He said “Narayana” when he was dying. In Stayarth Prakash , it is written that “Om” is the best name of god. But it does not represent anyone. Like Krishna, Narayana, names etc represent Vishnu. So my doubt is how is “Om” best name and whom does it represent?

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    Your first mistake is reading Satyarth Prakaash. The author 'Dayananda' has, in one of his books, called Rshi Veda Vyaasa as a bastard. They also reject Puranas and are known to twist meanings of Veda mantras in fantastical ways. I'd recommend that you quickly distance yourself from anything related to 'Aarya' Samaaj, first. Commented Apr 28 at 22:46

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As per the Bhagavad Gita, Om represents Lord Krishna. This is described by the Lord Himself in the Gita (8.13).

Whoever vibrates (vyāharan) the one-syllable absolute Mantra Om (oṁ ity ekākṣaraṁ brahma) while meditating on Me (mām anusmaran) and leaves his or her body (yaḥ prayāti tyajan dehaṁ) shall attain the supreme destination (sa yāti paramāṁ gatim).

ॐ इत्येकाक्षरं ब्रह्म व्याहरन्मामनुस्मरन् । य: प्रयाति त्यजन्देहं स याति परमां गतिम् ॥ १३ ॥

After being situated in this yoga practice and vibrating the sacred syllable oṁ, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Supreme Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the spiritual planets.

Purport by Swami Prabhupada: It is clearly stated here that Om, Brahman and Lord Kṛṣṇa are not different.

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