OM symbol in Europe (2000 BCE)!


Research paper written by London Swaminathan
Research article No.1480; Dated 12th December 2014.

One need not be extraordinarily brilliant to see the link between AUM (Om) and Number three. Look at the pictures and read the description of Om in Hindu scriptures and then judge for yourself!

Om is the primal sound. This is the name of Brahman or God. It is the word from which everything came. Om has no beginning, no end. During cosmic dissolution, the universe is merged into Aum.

Of all the Mantras, the most powerful is the single syllable incantation called the Pranava, i.e. Om. Lord Krishna confirms it in the Bhagavad Gita. “of the incantations I am the single aksharam (Aum/Om)— (B.G.10-25)

All the Vedic recitations begin with Om. No mantra gets its power without Pranava. Only when it is added all the mantras get life force. That is why it is called Pranava. Om moves the Prana or the cosmic vital force.

Krishna says in Bhagavad Gita 8-13 that those who depart reach the highest goal if they recite the Pranava.
In the Gita sloka 17-24, he says

“Therefore with the utterance of Om the acts of sacrifice, gift and penance enjoined in the scriptures are always undertaken by the expounders of Brahman”.


Aum and Number 3
Aum stands for Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (Trinity)
It stands for the world made up of tri gunas (triple manifestations of nature). They are Satva Guna/ tranquillity, Rajo Guna/ passionate activity, Tamo Guna/ inactivity.

Esoterically Om stands for of our physical, astral and casual bodies.

AUM is made up of three letters: A is guttural, U is middle and M is the labial. In short Om stands for all that is manifested and un manifested.

AUM = Three Letters A, U, M can be seen in Sanskrit AUM and Tamil AUM. Actually the three letters written jointly and that only forms the AUM symbol.

The efficacy of the Mantra “Aum” and the benefits of reciting Mantra Aum fall beyond the scope of this article. I will show how the same here forces are understood by all ancient cultures and wrote the symbol in the same way.

There are 207 entries under Number 3 in the Encyclopaedia of Numerals in Sanskrit literature. If I add Tamil entries it will add to another 100 at least! From other cultures I can add hundred more!

New Grange, Megalithic Spiral Art, Ireland

Three spirals at new grange
New grange is in Republic of Ireland. It is one of the most impressive megalithic tombs in Europe. The most remarkable example of megalithic art in Europe is the entrance stone at New Grange. Its three spirals are similar to found on Malta and Brittany in France. The spiral symbolised a natural force of which the builders were aware. It is dated around 2000 BCE.

Some of the spirals at New Grange have seven turns; but this is not usual; they do turn both clockwise and counter clock wise . It shows that it is more than a decoration. It indicates the builders’ awareness of the natural force or energy.
Omega of Greek alphabet.If we slightly turn it, it will match with Aum

OMEGA is Greek
“O – Mega” means Big O. That is the last letter of the Greek alphabet. Like Krishna, Jesus also said “I am the Alpha and the Omega” in the Bible (Revelation 22-13).
The Greek O was not only called Maga O that was placed as the last letter as well. This indicates how much they valued it. As we all know “O” is one of the vowels in all the major languages of the world.

Several cultures have got three hands or three legs as their emblem. But the three rounds, looking like Aum, is in the tombs in Ireland. This reminds of what Krishna said in Bhagavad Gita (8-13), who ever departs saying this letter will reach the highest goal. That is why we find this symbol in such places like passage graves.

Triskelion in Celtic Art

Triskelion is a design that appears on pre historic earthenware. A circle is divided into three parts. This symbol adorns the wall of Irish megaliths.

There are also Triskelions formed from three human legs bent at the knee. We see it in the arms of Isle of Man with the motto/slogan –“It will stand erect wherever it is thrown”. The city of Fussen in Bavaria also has this emblem
isla of man
Isle of Man emblem of Three Legs

The form of three overlapping circles, are frequently found in the windows of Gothic Churches.
What is the purpose for these designs or emblems?

All these emblems demonstrate vital positive force going in clock wise direction, same like Hindu AUM.