Om Namah Shivaya is a profound mantra that is practised by the Shaivite sect of Hinduism. The Mantra as such has immense significance and encompasses a gamut of life’s functions. Shaivites chant this mantra to invoke in their lives the influence and immeasurable power of Lord Shiva.
The main objective of any religion is to make people comprehend the true aspect of life and its various functions. Functions such as happiness, sorrow, despair, abhorrence, envy, anger and love are collectively inherent in the life of an individual. But to stay aloof from negative influences that dampen ones free spirit is certainly a daunting task. However, with the right approach and the right teaching of course, it is possible to attain a state of life that is unperturbed and impregnable to the suffering that is an inherent aspect in every person’s life.
The benefits of chanting Om NAmah SHivaya range from being completely impervious to unnecessary and trivial problems to realising the true aspect of life. The Mantra, as described by sacred Hindu texts, consists of all five characters that represent the universe. These include Air, Water, Earth, the Sky and Fire.
The Mantra basically integrates these five vital elements and when chanted, it wells forth a serene life state that is capable of perceiving life’s happenings in a profound manner. It has been understood that by piously chanting Om Namah Shivaya, a state of life that is free from misery and distress can be achieved. Moreover, the practice of this mantra enables a person to attain a highly placid state of inner peace.