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Om Shiva, Om Shakti

Devanagari script:

ॐ शिव ॐ शक्ति


oṃ shiva oṃ shakti



oṃ: The eternal source-sound-vibration of creation.

shiva: Shiva is "The Auspicious One," the Supreme God, the Destroyer and Transformer, the Lord of the cosmic dance of all creation and destruction.

shakti: Literally meaning energy or power, Shakti is the feminine aspect of the divine, and can be used to refer to any Goddess. In Shaivism, Shiva and Shakti are the masculine-feminine God-Goddess.

"Shakti is the embodiment of the female principle within each of us, the receptive, compassionate energy force residing at the base of the spine. It is said that if we chant with fervor and devotion, Shiva himself (who resides in the uppermost or sahasrara chakra) comes down and escorts Shakti all the way up to be united with him in blissful consciousness and oneness. That is also symbolic of our yearning to merge the masculine and feminine aspects of ourselves and achieve wholeness and inner integration."  ~ Jo Ann Levitt

"No bliss on earth or in Paradise can compare with the infinite bliss of samadhi attained through the union of shiva, Pure Consciousness, and shakti, the Divine Energy that manifests the universe, moment by moment."  ~ Ramakrishna

"O auspicious one, O partner of Lord Shiva! O golden one! You make all things possible. You are the refuge of all. You have the third eye of knowledge. I bow down to you."  ~ traditional prayer

"Shiva forms a Tantric couple with Shakti, the embodiment of energy, dynamism, and the motivating force behind all action and existence in the material universe. Shiva is her transcendent masculine aspect, providing the divine ground of all being. Shakti manifests in several female deities. Sati and Parvati are the main consorts of Shiva. She is also referred to as Uma, Durga, Kali and Chandika."  ~ wikipedia