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Om is the most sacred primordial sound. It is also used in the beginning of mantras

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What is the origin of the Sloka “Mantraanaam Pallavo Vaaso…”?

The sloka is to be found here. मंत्राणां पल्‍लवो वासो । मंत्राणां प्रणव: शिर: । शिर: पल्‍लव संयुक्तो । कामधुक्‌ भवेत्‌ ।। The meaning: The letters or words in a mantra constitute its body ...
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Religious symbol Om on an anklet

I have seen few friends of mine wearing anklets with symbol Om on them these days! Heard somewhere that an Om pendant can't be worn with an anklet. Is that true? If yes, why?
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Is Om the first sound?

Where does it say that Om is the primordial sound or the first sound? Which verse of the vedas?
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Does the first verse of Nammalwar's Thiruvaimozhi intentionally spell out AUM?

The Tamil TV serial "Ramanujar" is about the life story of Ramanujacharya, the most famous Acharya of the Sri Vaishnava sect (of which I'm a member). (You can watch past episodes here; it's a great ...
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How To Chant ॐ?

How To Chant ॐ with respect to Time and Breath..and how long should each chant Be. I know ॐ is devided into AUM.. While Chanting ॐ silently, within Mind Is there Any Instruction Like Say A for 3 ...