Om Saravanabhavaya Namah

Definition - What does Om Saravanabhavaya Namah mean?

Om saravanabhavaya namah is a Sanskrit mantra that is believed to bring good luck, abundance and prosperity. It is sometimes called the Kartikeya mantra or Muruga mantra, named after two of the identities of the eldest son of Shiva and Parvati.

A mantra is a single syllable, word or phrase that's often chanted more for the power of its sound vibrations than for any specific meaning in the words. It can, however, be an appeal for the assistance of a particular deity.

Yogapedia explains Om Saravanabhavaya Namah

Om saravanabhavaya namah may be translated as “Salutations to the son of Shiva, who brings auspiciousness and who is chief of the celestial army.”

Om is the sacred, primal sound of the universe. Namah is often recited in mantras. It translates as “not me” and it reminds the yogi that the focus should not be on him, but that he is part of the universe. Some sources give symbolic meaning to the syllables in saravanabhavaya as:

Sa – attracts others to you
Ra – brings prosperity
Va – removes disease, debts and other woes
Na – resolves problems with others
Bha – makes you more attractive to others
Va – stops the negativity and the influence evil forces
Ya – represents the atman, or the Self

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