Om Ashram – The Unsung OM -“????”.. the most beautiful mantra, which contains all three fundamental aspects of God – Brahma (the Creator), Vishnu (the Sustainer) and Shiva (the Liberator), But this OM is known by all, isn’t it? So other than this, which is the unsung OM?
It’s the undiscovered and not known by many the ‘OM Ashram’. Also known as, ‘Om temple’ or ‘Om shaped temple’ was built in 1993 by Vishwa Guru Mahamandaleshwar Parmhans Swami Maheshwaranand Ji Maharaj and is situated in Jadan village, 22km from Pali district, Rajasthan. This is a unique and magnificent project inspiring and important for the future of mankind.
The central building of this large Om Ashram complex is constructed in the shape of the ancient Sanskrit symbol ‘OM’. This underlying source of creation, adi-anadi – the reality that was, is, and will forever be. Therefore ‘OM’ represents wholeness and completion. This central monument is the largest man-made symbol of OM in the world, with an area of 250 acres. The 108 compartments of residential units that are to form this impressive OM shape, attracts a tremendous cosmic energy. These units are symbolic of the 108 beads of the Japa Mala. A lake represents the cresent Moon of the OM symbol. Its point, known as bindu, will be constructed as a tower, 108 feet in height, with 12 temples. At 90 feet, there will be a large overhead water tank and above this, a Surya temple dedicated to the Lord of the Sun.
The Om Ashram building is surrounded by many other unique pieces of architecture constructed according to the ancient science of “Vastu Shastra”. Altogether, these structures create a harmonious and divine atmosphere where one finds peace of mind, calmness and divine bliss. There are also many projects associated with this ashram in the area of promotion of yoga, Vedic culture, education, health, rainwater harvesting, development of peace and understanding across religion and culture.
By now, the ‘OM’ is sung and known by all!