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Ek Onkar (also , ਇਕ/ਏਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ, Ēk Ōaṅkār, Ek Omkar, Ik Onkar and other variants) means one God and is a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy. It is also a symbol of the unity of God in Sikhism, and is commonly found on Gurdwaras. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... In theology, monotheism (Greek μόνος(monos) = single and θεός(theos) = God) is the belief in the existence of one deity or God, or in the oneness of God. ... The Sikh religious philosophy is covered in great detail in the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh holy text. ... Sikhism (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is a religion that began in fifteenth century Northern India with the teachings of Nanak and nine successive human gurus. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Ek Onkar is from Sanskrit ekomkāra, the sandhi of eka "one" and ''omkāra, the name of the Aum syllable, literally meaning "the Single Aum", but translated as meaning "One God". Sandhi is a cover term for a wide variety of phonological processes that occur at morpheme or word boundaries. ... Om redirects here. ...


Ek Onkar in the Gurmukhī script is a combination of three letters: Ek Aum and Kar - which is a line drawn over the Om, signifying the continuity, timelessness and eternal presence of Aum (God)[1]. The GurmukhÄ« (ਗੁਰਮੁਖੀ) script, derived from the Later Sharada script and standardised by Guru Angad Dev in the 16th century, was designed to write the Punjabi language. ... Om redirects here. ...


Ońkāra is itself found in ancient Sanskrit literature. Sanskritic rules of sandhi or phonetic liaison turn the 'm' of Om into a velar/guttural 'ń' when preceded by the velar/guttural 'ka', so that the nasal consonant and the velar 'ka' can both be spoken at the back of the mouth. Liaison removes the unrefined pronunciation which would result from a labial 'm' followed by a velar 'ka' producing a clumsily pronounced Omkāra. Any conjunct nasal consonant can be represented however, by a 'm' with a dot above or below, but in pronunciation, must match the consonant group to which the proceeding consonant belongs.


Ek Onkar is the first phrase in the Mool Mantra: Mool Mantra is the very first Hymn that appears in the Sikh Holy Book called the Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. ...


One Universal Creator God. The Name Is Truth. Creative Being Personified. No Fear. No Hatred. Image Of The Undying, Beyond Birth, Self-Existent. By Guru's Grace.


David C. Lane [2] makes reference to a dissertation by an un-named writer that describes of how Paul Twitchell, founder of Eckankar, derived the name of his new religion from Ek Onkar. David Christopher Lane (born April 29, 1956 in Burbank, California) is a professor of philosophy and sociology at Mount San Antonio College, USA and lecturer in religious studies at California State University, Long Beach, California. ... Paul Twitchell (d. ... Eckankar. ...


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Ek Onkar - SikhiWiki, free Sikh encyclopedia. (271 words)
Any conjunct nasal consonant can be represented however, by a 'm' with a dot above or below, but in pronunciation, must match the consonant group to which the proceeding consonant belongs.
According to Swami Vivekanand, "Onkar is the most holy word of the Vedas".
The figure 'one' appended to Onkar does not merely signify God's unity as against trinity, but also affirms His being a personality and not merely a Shunya or void.
Australian Information from Wikipedia (306 words)
Ek Onkar (also ੴ, ਇਕ/ਏਕ ਓਅੰਕਾਰ, Ēk Ōaṅkār, Ek Onkar, Ik Onkar and other variants) means one God and is a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy.
Ek Onkar is from Sanskrit ekomkāra, the sandhi of eka "one" and ''omkāra, the name of the Aum syllable, meaning "the Single Aum".
Ek Onkar in the Gurmukhī script is a combination of three letters: Ek Om and Kar - which is a line drawn over the Om, signifying the continuity, timelessness and eternal presence of Om (God)
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