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Learning Sanskrit - Om̐ namaḥ śivāya (Om namah shivaya)

Five-syllabled Mantra

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OM namaH shivAya

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Transliteration IAST (International Alphabet of Sanskrit Transliteration) Om̐ namaḥ śivāya
ITRANS (commonly used online) OM namaH shivaaya
OM namaH shivAya
AUM namaH shivaaya
AUM namaH shivAya
HARVARD-KYOTO o.m namaH zivAya

OM na ma H shi vaa ya
Om̐ na ma i śa va a ya
śi
1 Mātrā is the time taken to pronounce a short vowel such as "a". Below, you have the amount of mātrā-s assigned to both every portion and the entire Mantra itself in order that you can pronounce the Mantra properly, i.e. without shortening or protracting inadequately any part of it. Of course "vā" is "va + a" or "v + ā". I make this point clear as I spell "vā" differently below to calculate the amount of mātrā-s.
O n a m a i ś a v ā y a
śa
Om̐ na ma śi ya
2 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 2 ½ 1
½
12½ mātrā-s (the optimal measure)



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