Shiva Blues (SHIVA PANCHAKSHARA MANTRA)
Om Namah Shivaya
Om: The Sound of creation.
The first vibration that emerged out of the void and
silence that existed before creation. It is also the root of the word amen.
Namah: my salutations, or I bow and offer deference.
Shiva: to Shiva, auspicious one.
Shiva is the god of destruction and knowledge and
is the newer version of the more ancient for Rudra. His name specifically means,
auspicious, propitious, gracious, benign, kind, benevolent, friendly.
Aya: can mean “to” or “for” the word that it is attached to.
The word ya by itself means the soul.
This word is a grammatical aspect and also a word unto itself.