"OM Namah Shivay" once I chanted it out of fear became my fact nowI am a person who is between old tradition and new generation thinker. If I am holding my tradition, I am welcoming the new changes too. I am not regular temple goer neither I am atheist. What I am saying is my own personal faith or belief and I do not mean that other too follow the same blindly.
Long back I was in a situation, where I was alone to fight with it. And, I had nothing but this three word "Om Namah Shivay" to safeguard myself. It has not only changed my life but the way of my thinking too. I started chanting this mantra out of fear but little did I know that it will go so deep inside me that even if I don't chant, it will circulate inside me unknowingly.
With so much regular chanting, I made this mantra as "Ajapa mantra" for me. Ajapa meaning the mantra which runs in your mind even if you don't physical chant no matter what you do or wherever you are.
I don't know how much it has help me in my life. But certainly, has given me so much inner power, a strength, a powerful thinking. Today is Mahashivratri and I did't do any puja or fasting, yet I believe in my GOD from bottom of my heart. I know he is always there for me whenever I need him.