The Sacred Om (or Aum) Symbol

The Sacred Om (or Aum) Symbol



The sacred symbol OM (or aum) represents the name of Brahma and, in Sanskrit script, is a common symbol of Hinduism. It is believed to be the first sound spoken when the world was created.


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