Om represents an unmanifest state beyond the 3 gunas (elements of sattva, raja & tama). We bow to Deity Shiva, from whom Om was created.
Chant of Deity Shiva
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What does the word ‘Shiva’ mean?
1. The word Shiva has been derived by reversing the letters of the word vash. Vash means to enlighten; thus the one who enlightens is Shiva. He remains radiant and also illuminates the universe. 2. He is the auspicious and prosperity-bestowing principle.