Gayatri Mantra: Meaning | Importance | Benefits

Gayatri Mantra: Meaning | Importance | Benefits

Gayatri Mantra

In Hinduism, Vedas and Puranas have been given special importance. The most frequently mentioned mantra written while reading Hindu texts is the Gayatri Mantra. Also, known as Savitri Mantra and considered as the most influential mantra.

Origin of Gayatri Mantra

For the first time, this mantra appeared in Rig Veda which is a Hindu text( written between 1100 BCE – 1700 BCE). In the book of Bhagavad Gita, it is mentioned as a poem of the divine.

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra which consists of four Vedas, changes the life completely. At the same time, it brings happiness to the life of a person, the body becomes healthy and a person also gets fame and wealth.

Gayatri Mantra

In Sanksrit

“ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं
भर्गो देवस्यः धीमहि|
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्||

In English

Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

Meaning Of Gayatri Mantra

The meaning of Gayatri Mantra chanted in praise of Lord Surya is as follows… We should put that superior, glorious, joyous God-like form in our soul. May that divine show our intellect the right path.

Every word in the Gayatri mantra explains the qualities of the Lord. Meaning of every word is mentioned below:

  • Om– Almighty God
  • Bhoor- Earth on which we born
  • Bhuvah– One who destroys all problems of life
  • Svah– One who brings happiness to life
  • Tat– Supreme God
  • Savitur– Shines like Sun
  • Varenyam– Best or Outstanding
  • Bhargo– Purity like Sunrays
  • Devasya– Belonging To God
  • Dhimahi– Worthy for self-healing
  • Dhiyo– Intellect
  • Yo– Who
  • Nah– Our
  • Prachodayat– Inspiring to good deeds

Benefits of Gayatri Mantra

Benefits of gayatri mantra
  • It enhances our memorizing ability and learning power.
  • Proved to be helpful in concentrating the mind.
  • Calms the turbulent mind.
  • This is the first step to move towards the path of spirituality.
  • It protects the devotee from all the life hurdles and guides towards the Divine by intuition.

Mental peace, glow on the face, attainment of happiness, better senses are, decrease in anger and increase in intelligence are some other major benefits of Gayatri mantra.

How To Chant?

Chanting gayatri mantra

However, chanting this Mantra anytime is good. But according to texts, Gayatri mantra should be chanted 3 times in a day. It is highly preferred that certain rules should be followed.

  • While chanting, always close your eyes.
  • Try to understand the meaning and focus on every single word.
  • Pronunciation of every word should be correct.
  • Chanting the mantra for 108 bead rudraksha or tulsi mala can purify one’s soul and heart and leave a calming effect on both mind and body.
  • It is chanted on 3-time period – in the morning ( 2 hrs. before Sunrise), at mid of the day and in the evening (1 hr after sunset).
  • If you practice in the morning, face the East, if you choose for evening chant, you should face the West.
  • You can recite this Mantra in morning time on an empty stomach.

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