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If you aren’t familiar with Bollywood films, you might not immediately recognize Esha Deol.  But if you’ve seen such films as Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe, which was the unofficial Hindi remake of Sleeping with the Enemy, you know this face.  And gracing the shoulders of this Bollywood beauty are two yoga-inspired tattoos.  Check them out:

As you can see, Esha has an “om” tattooed inside of a sun on one shoulder and the Gayatri mantra tattooed on the other shoulder.  The Gayatri mantra is a highly revered mantra found in many sacred Hindu texts, including the Bhagavad Gita.  Swami Vivekenanda has translated the Gayatri mantra as meaning: “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”

Esha, who’s name is rooted in sanskrit and apparently derived from the Upanishads and means “the divine beloved”, is the daughter of two Bollywood actors. In fact, Esha’s mother is a devout yoga practitioner, and Esha, a self-proclaimed “yoga freak” was profiled in a Yogadork blog post in 2009.

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