‘Hari’ means ‘the remover’. When one repeats it, sins, karmas and bad astrological effects are steadily erased. Pain and suffering are removed. ‘Om’ is the primordial cosmic vibration from which sprang the entire cosmos and all creation. ‘Hari Om’ is a universal mantra that removes suffering. This mantra contains within itself the cosmic vibration.

Hari is another name of Lord Vishnu. In Hinduism, starting with Adi Sankara’s commentary on the Vishnu sahasranama, hari became etymologized as derived from the verbal root hṛ “to grab, seize, take”, in the connection of Vaishnavism deciphered as “to take away or remove evil or sin”, and the name of Vishnu rendered as “he who destroys samsara”, which is the entrapment in the cycle of birth and death, along with ignorance, its cause; compare hara as a name of Shiva, translated as “destroyer”.

Om is a consecrated sound and a spiritual icon in Dharmic religions. It is additionally a mantra in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In Hinduism, Om is a profound symbol referring to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, wisdom).

‘Hari Om’ can also be translated as The Remover of ego.