This is a healing mantra that invokes the Hindu god Shiva to lift the veil of darkness with his goodness and grace and to shine the consciousness. The word "Jaya" is often translated as "victory." "Shankara" is another name of Shiva. Here he appears as the great yogi absorbed in deep meditation in the snows of the Himalayas. The "Bom, Bom" is said to represent the sound of Shiva's drum, from which the universe once emerged.
Mantras are powerful sound energies in Sanskrit, a prayer and chanting language. The correct use of these sound energies helps to achieve health, inner harmony, mental clarity, powerful life energy, unfoldment of love and joy. The highest goal of Mantra Yoga, as always in yoga, is the realization of the true nature, the oneness with the infinite life itself. Mantra Yoga is considered one of the most powerful, easiest, safest and fastest ways to this realization.