• Ongkara is the name of this sacred symbol which is in Sanskit rendered as oṁ. According to Sanskrit sandhi rules it represents blending of three sounds, namely a, u, m which in their turn represent the Trimurti, or Trinity. Brahma is symbolised as A, Viṣṇu as U and Śiva as M.
  • holy word used to begin prayers
  • traditional words said at the end of a prayer, with the wish that the mind be at peace
Alus sor
Alus mider
Alus madya
Alus singgih
Bali dataran dialect
Bali aga dialect

Usage Examples

Om swastiastu.
Traditional greeting, like "shalom". Literally, "Hopefully all will be unharmed."

⚙ Usage examples pulled from the Virtual Library

In Balinese:   Om Swastiastu.

In English:   Om Swastiastu.

In Indonesian:   Om Swastiastu.

In Balinese:   Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om.

In English:   That's the story of the fool and stubborn like the monkey.

In Indonesian:   Om Shanti Shanti Shanti Om

In Balinese:   Ane jani, kaceritayang juru arahe mapangarah teken Pan Balang Tamak.

Om Swastyastu Pan Balang Tamak, tiang pangarah niki.

In English:  

In Indonesian:   Dikisahhkan, juru arah menginformasikan rencana rapat adat kepada Pan Balang Tamak.

Om Swastyastu Pan Balang Tamak, besok ada rapat adat.