Omkara - an essential subject

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'Oṁ', also known as 'oṁkāra', is a symbol of the Hindu religion. In all the Vedic mantras, 'om' is a transcendental sound vibration, and since it is prominent in all the hymns of the four Vedas, it is understood to be a representation of Lord Kṛṣṇa. In the Bhagavad-gītā, Lord Kṛṣṇa says that He is 'praṇavaḥ sarva-vedeṣu', the syllable oṁ in the Vedic mantras. Since oṁkāra is the basic principle of all Vedic knowledge, it is uttered before one begins to chant any Vedic hymn. Without the oṁkāra, no Vedic mantra is successful.

Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Omkara category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 8 quotes.



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