Om Tat Sat

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Om tat sat is a Hindu mantra.

Om Tat Sat (Sanskrit: ओम् तत् सत्, About this soundOm Tat Sat ) is a mantra in Sanskrit found in verse 17.23 of the Bhagavad Gita. It means "Om, that is Truth", "Om, it is Reality", "Om it is good". It is the threefold designation of the Hindu metaphysical concept called Brahman.[1][2]

'Om' is the eternal sound-pranava. ‘Om’ represents the unmanifest and absolute reality. By the word ‘reality’, here it means total existence. We may even use the word God, reality, existence, Parbrahma or the absolute, are all synonymous terms pointing to one being.

"Om Tat Sat" can be literally translated as the "Supreme Absolute Truth" or "all that is."

In Bhagavad Gita chapter 17, from verse 23 to 28, Lord Krishna has talked about the meaning & importance of the topic Om Tat Sat. Lord said Om Tat Sat is actually a threefold name of the Supreme soul with which at the start of the universe the Brahman, Vedas and Yajna were made.[3].

'OM' - therefore it is said the priests who japa the veda-mantra as described in the vedas, they always start every activity with the name of the God i.e. 'OM'.[4]

'Tat' word means everything belongs to the God, by keeping that in mind, the persons seeking liberation selflessly do the yajna, tapas & dana without desiring any of the fruits of the actions.[5]

'Sat' word represents all the actions & duties that are performed with truthfulness, it is also said the everything present in yajna, tapas & dana are considered as 'Sat', also actions solely meant for the satisfaction of the supreme is indicated by the word 'Sat'.[6]


  1. ^ Jeaneane D. Fowler (2012). The Bhagavad Gita: A Text and Commentary for Students. Sussex Academic Press. p. 270. ISBN 978-1-84519-520-5.
  2. ^ Christopher Key Chapple (2010). The Bhagavad Gita: Twenty-fifth–Anniversary Edition. State University of New York Press. p. 656. ISBN 978-1-4384-2840-6.
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