In the times of ever evolving terminology, words have become superfluous. A sentence is too big for fleeting attention spans and a word is too deceiving with double, triple and quadruple meanings. With too many whatsapp messages to catch up and a load of emails to read-reply-delete, the mind keeps buzzing. In the constant din of understanding and conveying we have lost touch on how to tap the actual information. The information residing in root sounds present in the cosmos. These sounds with no apparent meaning form the very basis of unlocking the treasures of our mind. The positive reverberations from these sounds help a seeker to focus and connect with his/her being. Beej mantras are the monosyllabic sounds passed on to us by the attained ones. Chanting them on a regular basis not only calms our mind but helps us move forward in quest of the ultimate.
Gam Beej Mantra
ॐ गं गणपतये नमः ।।
Gam is the intonation for Ganesha, the God of auspiciousness. Red and yellow in the artwork represent haldi-kumkum, the two quintessential offerings to our most lovable Ganesha.
Ham Beej Mantra
ॐ हं हनुमते नमः ।।
Ham is the intonation for Hanuman, hence, stands for clarity and strength. The primary colour of the artwork is saffron as it represents Hanuman.
Aing/Aim Beej Mantra
ॐ ऎं सरस्वत्यै नमः ।।
Aing/Aim is the intonation for Goddess Saraswati, hence, stands for knowledge, arts and wisdom. The artwork is done primarily in white to reflect the purity of mind.
Hroum Beej Mantra
ॐ ह्रौं नमः शिवाय ।।
Hroum is the intonation for Shiva. Shiva embodies the inevitable end that gives way to new beginnings. Midnight shades of blue in the artwork along with hazy background and wilting lotus are representational forms of Shiva.