Hand carved and hand painted wood om wallhanging from Nepal. Om is a mystical or sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism faith. This om is written in Devanagari script. The om symbolizes as the creation began, the devine, all-encompassing consciouness to the form of the first and original vibration manifesting as the sound "AUM". Om is not just a sound or vibration. It is not just a symbol. It is the entire cosmos, whatever we can see, touch, hear and feel. Moreover, it is all that is within our perception and all that is beyond our perception. It is the core of our very existence. If you think of the Om only as a sound, a technique, or symbol of the Devine, you will miss it altogther. ...Om is the mysterious cosmic energy that is the substratum of all the things and all the beings of the entire universe. It is an eternal song of the Devine. It is continuously resounding in silence on the background of everything that exists. Measures 8" high by 9" wide.