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🕉️ - om emoji

or Om symbol emoji or om emoji

[ohm sim-buh l ih-moh-jee]

What does 🕉️ mean?

Assume the lotus position, take a deep breath, and chant Om ... symbol emoji.

This emoji represents the sacred sound and icon of Om, a symbol of oneness in Hinduism and other world religions. As appropriated in the West, the Om symbol emoji marks content dealing with yoga, spirituality, and feelings of inner peace.

Related words:

  • aumkara emoji
  • yoga
  • mantra
  • omkara emoji
  • pranava emoji

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Where does 🕉️ - om emoji come from?

The Om symbol (Aum.svg) is an important and ancient religious sound and icon in major religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Jainism. Representing a oneness with the universe, the symbol, written in Devanagari and other scripts, is inscribed on temples and in holy texts and chanted in meditation and prayer.

Many Westerners are familiar with the Om symbol through yoga and New Age spiritualism, which have helped make Om a shorthand for finding one's inner peace or zen.

The Om symbol emoji was approved in 2015 under Unicode 7.0, appearing in white script on a purple background, like other other religious or spiritual emoji such as as the Jewish Star of David ✡️ or Islamic Star and Crescent, ☪️.

Who uses 🕉️ - om emoji ?

The Om symbol emoji is commonly used to mark content concerning Hindu faith, culture, people, and politics. It frequently is paired with other religious emoji in sentiments of more universal ideals and values.

Westerners have co-opted the om symbol as a catch-all for feelings of peace, calm, balance, being centered, and enlightenment. As such, the om symbol emoji very widely appears in content about yoga, spiritualism, and mysticism in general, as well as alternative medicine.

Due to the Om symbol's popular Western associations with peace, its emoji form is sometimes used more metaphorically to convey "going with the follow" or "being chill."

Cultural appropriation at its best.

For example

I pray now that all we willing may be connected to and with all that is sacred in creation / 🕉✌✨💖✨✌🕉

@treezat, January, 2018

"Yoga is invigoration in relaxation. Freedom in routine. Confidence through self-control. Energy within and energy without.” / 🧘‍♀️😇💫🙏🕉️ / #YmberDelectoQuotes #saturdayinspiration #motivation #hathayoga #rishikesh

@yogaandtraining, May, 2018

remember we're all floating on the stream of life together. And at times we get in the same part of the stream together for a bit. We're always where we're supposed to be at any given time. Keep being the awesome dude you are! 🙏🕉️😀

@MandolinChick, May, 2018

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