Hamsa, the Swan

Swans possess a purity, beauty, and elegance that have long inspired saints, sages, and poets. They are revered in Vedic scripture, representing the human soul as well as the quality of discernment. You may read more about their symbolic meaning in an exposition titled The Significance of Hamsa, the Majestic Swan.

The Sanskrit word for swan is hamsa, and hamsa, or so’ham, is one of the mantras of the Siddha Yoga path. The swan is also a visual motif given by Gurumayi during her Message talk for 2019. Visualizing and focusing on the image of the swan is a means to study Gurumayi’s Message for 2019.

This gallery shows the splendor of swans living freely in their natural environments. As you engage with the gallery, remain aware of your breath and reflect on how the images evoke attributes that you wish to connect with in your life.

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