A Guide to Adornment
This is a resource guide to help you understand the use of the symbolism and Mantras throughout the Sonja Picard Collection. We have provided product links to help you find an adornment piece that connects with a particular symbol, mantra or intention that may resonate with you.
A place of solace, meditation and prayerful communication with the Divine.
Bringer of bliss.
Ananta lotus flower
Represents unlimited potentiality of divine energy.
Bija Surya Namaskar
(Sun Salutation) These 12 Bija or seed mantras can be chanted in sequence while performing the Sun Salutation asanas as an offering of complete surrender to the sun, to benefit the mind, body and spirit.
Lord of the creation and master of the Universe
Those who play in light.
Double Lotus Heart
The symbol of divine relationship.
Represents the removal of all obstacles and brings one success.
The symbol of the mystical primal sound from the origin of creation, which represents the sweet music of paradise. The sound of a bell inspires fear in all evil beings.
The Gopis are Krishna’s companions, these drops represent their tears of pure love and devotion to Krishna who is the eternal lover of their soul.
A name for the Divine who removes all that is evil.
Fulfillment of desire.
The symbol of unlocking your desires.
Kamala (lotus flower)
Represents the unfolding of possibilities, purity, eternal renewal. It is the flower of our divine self, blossoming above the mud of material existence.
Supreme Lord and eternal lover of the soul.
Goddess of opulence, good fortune and grace.
Represents the unfolding of possibilities.
The bloom within which our soul is hidden. It is said in the Vedas that the creator of all was born on a lotus flower.
Name of the third chakra, also translated as ‘the place of gems’. This energy center located at the navel, is said to control our sense of accomplishment, self esteem and is the seat of our power.
Serpent maidens known in yogic culture to be the protectors of earthly treasures.
Shanti or spiritual peace is the true nature of self, freedom from all fear.
Om lotus petal
Om, is the imperishable Vedic symbol, representing divine unity, embracing creation, preservation and destruction. It is the sacred symbol of unified spiritual knowledge and existence.
Goddess of Mother nature and earthly femininity.
Peacock is the auspicious symbol of love and protection.
The peacock feather is a reminder of Lord Krishna who wears a peacock feather on his head to represent the ecstasy of divine love.
Shakti Lotus Medallion
Shakti means divine feminine energy and the lotus represents the unfolding of potentiality.
Goddess of wisdom, beauty and the arts.
Skull with Om
Associated with the Goddess Kali, the Goddess of fearlessness, protection and transformation. Since change implies a death or the ending of one passage and the beginning of another.
The most pure and auspicious.
The ancient and sacred symbol of Lord Shiva, it denotes the primeval energy of the Creator. This piece was designed with tantric symbolism, the lotus at the base symbolizing the yoni or Shakti energy.
The whole cosmos, constructed of nine interlocking triangles, representing the masculine and feminine divine as the source of all life.
Goddess Sita and Lord Ram represent the divine eternal couple.
(Sun Salutation) Installing the sun in your heart which reignites the lamp of the soul.
Fulfiller of all prayers.
represents preservation, balance and harmony.
A Mantra is a ‘mind tool’–a sacred sound vibration spoken in Sanskrit originating from India. Sanskrit is such an ancient language that it is said it is at the root of all language origins. Many scholars pursue the study of this language for their entire lifetime.
When Mantras are spoken in a rhythmic repetition, they carry a vibrational sound quality which can filter throughout our body. This sound can offer healing for your body, inner peace, deeper connection to your higher source, attainment towards your goals and lift you to a higher level of consciousness.
It is said that carrying, wearing or marking your body with sacred mantras or symbols act as a protection and connection to your goals, aspirations and intentions.
Om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yonah prachodyat
The universe is filled with golden light of the sun, shining from Mother and Father Divine, to remind us of our true nature.
The Gayatri Mantra inspires and protects us by awakening our divine intuition, illuminating our spiritual intelligence and protecting us from all negative energies.
Mantra Seven from Isha Upanishad
yasmin sarvani bhutany
atmai vabhud vijanatah
tatra ko mohahkah soka
One who sees all living beings as spiritual sparks, in quality one with the Divine, becomes a true knower of things. Such a person no longer experiences illusion or anxiety.
Vishnu’s Prayer from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
Om asatoma sad gamaya
tamasoma jyotir gamaya
mritor ma amritam gamaya
From the unreal lead me to the real
From the darkness lead me to light
And from death lead me to immortality.
Sat Chit Ananda Vigraha
SAT I am an eternal
VIGRAHA individual soul.
Om Namo Narayanaya
This mantra is chanted to invoke peace, harmony and balance.
Together they represent undivided union within the material world.
Om Namo Shivaya
This mantra is chanted to destroy the darkness of the mind and lead one to pure consciousness
Om Tat Sat
Supreme absolute truth.
Goddess Kali Mantras
Om krim kalikaye namah + kali ma
These mantras are chanted to Goddess Kali to invoke her protection while in the midst of transformation.
Goddess Durga is considered the Divine mother of Shakti power (Saraswati / Lakshmi / Kali – creation, preservation, destruction). Her omnipotent strength is capable of destroying all dark and negative forces while protecting all that is good and righteous.
Om Gam Ganapataye Om Namaha.
This mantra is chanted to Lord Ganesh the remover of obstacles and bestower of success.
Om Namo Devi Saraswatyai is a mantra to invoke Saraswati, the goddess of beauty, arts and wisdom.
This mantra is chanted to Goddess Lakshmi for opulence, good fortune and grace.
Jaya Hanuman Mantra
Jaya means victory, Hanuman is the Supreme Being who symbolizes pure devotion and service to the Divine.