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Someone told a priest that he wants to pray in reverse and the priest told him this:

You are praying like Om Namah Shivay currently. So you need to pray now Shivay Namah Om.

So my question is what is reverse chanting and what does it signify?

  • yeah I heard the same reverse chant by many people. I think you mean "chant" but not "worship".. :) – Mr_Green Jul 9 '14 at 5:24
  • Reverse worship sounds like a taunt. Like reverse cleaning would be smearing :-) – MKaama Jul 9 '14 at 5:24
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    i don't know about it @MKaama you may mean something but i want to understand it – Just code Jul 9 '14 at 5:26
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    at least by semantics both, 'Om namah shivaya' and 'Shivaya namah om' are same. – Vineet Menon Jul 9 '14 at 5:34
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    Also, changing the word order in Sanskrit does not reverse the phrase, meaning stays the same, because word relationships are indicated by inflection. Word order gets customarily changed in Sanskrit poetry. – MKaama Jul 9 '14 at 5:37
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Changing the word order in Sanskrit does not reverse the phrase meaning. Meaning stays the same, because word relationships are indicated by inflection.

Word order gets customarily changed in Sanskrit poetry. Example:

namas te gaura vānī šrī mūrtaye dīna tārine
rūpānuga viruddhāpasiddhānta dhvānta hārine

and

gaurāvirbhāva bhūmes tvam nirdeštā saj jana priyah
vaišnava sārvabhaumah šrī jagannāthāya te namah

in both verses "namah te" and "te namah" mean the same thing, "I bow down before you".

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Om Namah shivaya indicates positive energy. If any body chants the reverse that means "Yavashih Mana Mo" its a negative energy. Generally used in voodoo or Black magic. For any query watch Vikramaditya YouTube channel on black magic.

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    Can you provide link of that video? If possible, can you mention any scripture where this is mentioned. – The Destroyer Oct 17 '16 at 14:13

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