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Meaning of Om Namo Narayanaya Mandala Thangka

An extremely rare Om Namo Narayanaya Thangka painting commissioned by special request. It is very unusual for the Hindu mantra (prayer) to be featured in the traditional Tibetan Buddhist style of art.

Om Namo Narayanaya is said to invoke the powerful and benevolent attention and blessings of Narayanaya (the Supreme Lord). Viewing the written form of the mantra is said to have the same effect. It is widely considered to be useful for individuals seeking self-realization and oneness, which is the ultimate goal of yoga.

Om is the cosmic sacred syllable, which encompasses all of the Universe, energy and consciousness. Namo means “to bow” or “to bow to.” Narayanaya has more complex roots and interpretations. Some take its root from the Sanskrit word for water, naara, while anaya means “resting place” or “shelter.” Thus, the word is another name for the Hindu god, Vishnu, whose resting place is water. Alternatively, naara can also mean the “living entities”, so Narayanaya can also mean the “resting place of all living entities”.


Mandalas use sacred geometry to create perfect geometrical shapes and aesthetic looks, which can help create a sacred space at home. There are a lot of philosophies and studies about the flow and movement of energy within a space and how to guide it to offer the best benefits to the person. Among them, there is Feng Shui which is an ancient Chinese science of harmony and prosperous living. It suggests that one of the best ways to eliminate negative and enhance positive energies around us is to keep art with the positive image and meaning. Mandala's harmonious structure is an iconic choice for interior design.

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