Sunday, May 05, 2019

The Gayatri Mantra ...

The Gayatri mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful of Sanskrit mantras. 
It is believed that by chanting the Gayatri mantra and firmly establishing it in the mind, if you carry on your life and do the work that is ordained for you, 
your life will be full of happiness . 
The Vedas say:
To chant the Gayatri Mantra 
purifies the chanter.
To listen to the Gayatri Mantra 
purifies the listener.
The Gayatri Mantra inspires wisdom in us. In very basic but beautiful language, it says "May the divine light of the Supreme Being illuminate our intellect, to lead us along a path of righteousness".
Goddess Gayatri also called "Veda-Mata" or the Mother of the Vedas - 
Rig, Yajur, Saam and Atharva - because it is the very basis of the Vedas. 
It is the basis, the reality behind the experienced and the cognized universe. 
"O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant from us and promote illumination within us."


Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat

Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt