The Significance Of ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ In Hinduism

Tat Tvam Asi : In this article, the 4 mahavakyas of Sanatana Dharma: ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ ‘Tat Tvam Asi’, ‘Prajnanam Brahm’ and ‘Ayam Atma Brahm‘ are being discussed in depth. We, the meaning of ‘Aham Brahmasmi‘ from the philosophical and scientific point of view. In this article, we will unearth the meaning of ‘Tat Tvam Asi.’ sixth chapter of Chandogya Upanishad And this Mahamantra has been the main mantra for all the Vedantic ideologies of Sanatan Dharma.

If you have seen the pictures of world-famous Sabarimala Temple of Kerela, then you must have seen ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ written at the entrance and if you do not know, let me tell you that the the main gate of the Shabari Mala temple, which has a stair of 18 steps, allows entry to only those devotees who fast for 41 days and in these 41 days, devotees have to practice celibacy, have to sleep on the ground, have to bathe twice a day, have to worship twice, stay away from non-vegetarian food.

Stay away from drugs, stay away from any kind of physical pleasure and after that when this 41 days fast is completed, which usually happens on the day of Makar Sankranti, on January 14. Then on the same day these devotees get entry into the temple and when they start entering the temple by climbing straight 18 steps, then they see ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ written in front of their eyes, which means that it is you, it means that You are the ultimate truth infinite Brahman. Now why is it written like this, why only ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ ? This you will know when you will understand the meaning of ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ in depth.

Friends, the meaning of ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ in all the ideologies of Sanatan Dharma which are there in Vedanta whether it is Advait, Vishisht Adwait, Shudh Adwait, Dwait Adwait, Dwait or Achintya Bhedabhed, all the ideologies have extracted separately. Or you can say that on the basis of ‘Tat Tvam Asi’ mantra, these ideologies have flourished and they have taken shape, but before understanding the meaning of this mantra, we have to understand who recited this mantra, and when and for whom. and in what context.