I'm proud to say that my daughter can recite the Gayatri mantra (one of the oldest Sanskrit mantras) by heart: Om bhur bhuvah suvaha tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yo na prachodayath.
A lotus to represent a new beginning, or a hard time in life that has been overcome and the symbol Om comes from the Buddhist mantra to stand for love, kindness and protection.this symbol is also said to purify hatred and anger. by Caroline C.
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ is the six syllabled mantra particularly associated with the four-armed Shadakshari form of Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva of compassion. Mani means "the jewel" and Padma means "the lotus".