The Mantras

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. 


The Symbols

Altar

A place of solace, meditation and prayerful communication with the Divine.

Anandi

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 Brahma

Lord of the creation and master of the Universe

Deva

Those who play in light.

Dharma

Eternal truth.

Double Lotus Heart

The symbol of divine relationship.

Lord Ganesh

Represents the removal of all obstacles and brings one success.

Ghanta (bell)

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.

Gopi drops

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.

Hari

A name for the Divine who removes all that is evil.

Kama

Fulfillment of desire.

Kama Lock

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.

Lord Krishna

Supreme Lord and eternal lover of the soul.

Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess of opulence, good fortune and grace.

Lotus bud

Represents the unfolding of possibilities.

Lotus heart

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.

Manipura

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.

Nagakanyas

Serpent maidens known in yogic culture to be the protectors of earthly treasures.

Om shanti

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 Parvati

Goddess of Mother nature and earthly femininity.

Peacock

Peacock is the auspicious symbol of love and protection.

Peacock Feather

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 Saraswati

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.

Lord Shiva

The most pure and auspicious.

Shiva lingam

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.

Shri Yantra

The whole cosmos, constructed of nine interlocking triangles, representing the masculine and feminine divine as the source of all life.

Sitaram

Goddess Sita and Lord Ram represent the divine eternal couple.

Surya Namaskar

(Sun Salutation) Installing the sun in your heart which reignites the lamp of the soul.

Varada

Fulfiller of all prayers.

Lord Vishnu

represents preservation, balance and harmony.

The Mantras

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.

Gayatri Mantra

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
ekatvam anupasytah

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
CHIT conscious
ANANDA blissful
VIGRAHA individual soul.

Om Namo Narayanaya

This mantra is chanted to invoke peace, harmony and balance.

Shiva Shakti

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.

Durga Mantra

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.

Ganesh Mantra

Om Gam Ganapataye Om Namaha.
This mantra is chanted to Lord Ganesh the remover of obstacles and bestower of success.

Saraswati Mantra

Om Namo Devi Saraswatyai is a mantra to invoke Saraswati, the goddess of beauty, arts and wisdom.

Lakshmi Mantra

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.