Talk:Om Namah Shivaya

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Screwed up Grammar[edit]

Second sentance is: Its translation is "adoration (namas to Śiva", preceded by the mystical syllable "Aum".

Where is the second parentheses, ")" to close the "(" before "namas"??

Is is supposed to read as follows?: Its translation is "adoration (namas) to Śiva", preceded by the mystical syllable "Aum" ?

As is currently is, it is incomplete and unclear.

(ps I LOVE STORMYX !!!!!!!)

06/08/2011 (talk) 19:03, 8 June 2011 (UTC)

Opening comment[edit]

The Shaivite religion is arguably the oldest religion in the world.

Sholdn't alternate spellings redirect here? I put in "Om Namo Shivaya" and got nothing. 17:56, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

Correct spelling is Om Namah Shivaya[edit]

I don't know why people insist in writing the mantra "Om" as "Aum". English transliteration is "Om", French transliteration is "Aum". Is this so difficult to understand? Besides, the article is terribly written, shabby information, no sign of scholar's hand...—Ana Bruta (talk) 10:10, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

The translation is also very biased, and I could disagree with almost everything in it. The basis as explained in Shiva Purana is missing. This page could perhaps be removed entirely if no one is willing to write it carefully. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:04, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved. Vegaswikian (talk) 03:19, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

Aum Namah ShivayaOm Namah Shivaya — Over redirect. Correct spelling of ॐ is Om.--Devadaru (talk) 19:46, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

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not "om " its aum Akaram Makaram and Ukaram consist of"Aum" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:32, 3 April 2015 (UTC)


the Shiva Mantra is actually "Om Śivāya Namaḥ"
I was told by a Brāhmaṇa
that's the correct way of saying it
-- (talk) 09:55, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

good for you, then you are the only one doing it right. But read WP:RS and WP:V. --dab (𒁳) 13:01, 23 May 2011 (UTC)

Oh, I overlooked this part. I created a topic with the reference to why Om Shivaya Namah is the correct way to say it. Tiruvacakam is the source document. Stories of the Hindus: An Introduction through Texts and Interpretations has a translation of the text in it. (talk) 23:37, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

Popular culture[edit]

I reverted the edit by which deleted the "Popular culture" section on 22 February 2011 without an explanation. If you feel that the "Popular culture" section does not belong in this article, please leave an explanation here before deleting it. Folklore1 (talk) 16:44, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

The impact of a religious chant on popular culture is important to establishing its notability. Folklore1 (talk) 17:08, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

The "Popular culture" and "TV serial" sections were blanked on May 13, 2013 with "Random trivia" as the explanation. If you believe this information is irrelevant trivia, please provide an explanation here before blanking the section. I have moved this article to my watch list and will revert section blanking that is not discussed on the talk page. Folklore1 (talk) 13:59, 9 June 2014 (UTC)


eat, pray, love is used as a reference, seriously? FoCuSandLeArN (talk) 18:56, 10 August 2012 (UTC)

Some texts put it as Om Shivaya Namah[edit]

I remember reading a book saying this was the correct as opposed to the popular form of the mantra. The book was called Stories of the Hindus by James A. Kirk. It's in the section Teachings of the Sage Umapathi, pages 106-115. Page 108 contains the part where it says Shiva should be recited before Namah and not the other way around. (talk) 23:25, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

"Teachings of the Sage Umapathi", from The Trivaçagam, translated by G. U. Pope (Oxford: at Clarendon Press), Appendix 1, pages xxxiv-xlvi or 34-46. This is the source which the book references as being part of the previously mentioned anthology. Umapathi might have an article? (talk) 23:30, 16 May 2013 (UTC)

It's spelled Tiruvacakam in the Wikipedia. It's the text that refers to the mantra as Aum/Om Shivaya Namah and not Aum/Om Namah Shivaya. The source above gave a different spelling, but this is the Wikipedia article. (talk) 23:33, 16 May 2013 (UTC)