Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does Aieem Mean?

Aieem (or aim) is a bija (one-syllable sound) mantra associated with Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, and represents the principle of divine wisdom in nature. Bija, or "seed," mantras typically have no literal meaning but provide a connection to specific energies or spiritual principles, thereby accelerating physical, spiritual and emotional growth and transformation.

In yoga practice, bija mantras are chanted while performing poses or during meditation in order to focus the yogi's concentration on a single purpose and/or to still the mind.


Yogapedia Explains Aieem

Aieem is the second most common bija mantra after om (or aum) and is considered the feminine version of om, often following it in chants. Aieem is considered a shakti (female divine energy) mantra and is recited for its power to aid in communication and expression, and to help the yogi attain wisdom, knowledge and success in all fields. As a shakti mantra, aieem contains the vibratory “ee” sound, which is the primal sound of shakti.

Bija mantras can be chanted alone or as an element in a longer mantra. Although some mantras may be translatable, their meanings are less important than the sound vibrations, which provide the true benefits of the mantras.

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