The Hindu religion has its roots deep and a big proof of it is the Vedas meaning “knowledge” . The Vedas are large books of knowledge containing ancient Sanskrit mantras. The four Vedas are – Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana Veda. The Gaytri Mantra is found in the Rig Veda.
Gayatri Mantra Significance:
The Gayatri Mantra is considered one of the most powerful mantras and does not align to any specific God. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna had proclaimed to Arjuna – “Among all the mantras, I am the Gayatri”. It is a prayer to the Creator of the Universe to bestow happiness and remove all the sufferings and ignorance from the one who recites it.
Ideal time to recite Gayatri Mantra:
The ideal time to recite Gayatri mantra is at morning, day and at dusk. Chanting the Gayatri mantra 108 times daily gives the maximum power. however you can chant it as many times as you can with soul devotion.
The Gayatri Mantra Lyrics in English
AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA,
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT.
Gayatri Mantra meaning in English:
Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life,
Remover of pain and sorrow,
The Bestower of happiness,
Oh! Creator of the Universe,
May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light,
May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.
Gayatri Mantra Medical Significance
It is scientifically proved that the Gayatri Mantra has immense healing effect of the chanter. All the syllables in the mantra when flawlessly pronounced, creates a sort of vibration in the body and stimulates all the nerve points creating an healing effect. So it is necessary to chant the Gayatri Mantra flawlessly.
The Gayatri Yantra
|The Gayatri Yantra|
A yantra is a diagram that transmits subtle information of mystical significance to the one who looks at it. Like a mantra, each yantra embodies a very particular meaning, opening inner awareness and receptivity to the information that the yantra expresses. It is said that a yantra is most potent when the bij (Sanskrit letters or syllables) are in their rightful positions and less potent when the bij are absent from the diagram.
The Gayatri Yantra is a sacred diagram that transmits a subtle language encoded in the Gayatri’s potential. Geometric yantras may be so precise that each line is drawn in a certain direction and in a certain progression. Every curve, every line and even the number of lines convey meaning. Some yantras are not as precise in structure, but are as precise in the meaning that they convey.
The exact message that a yantra embodies is nearly never, if ever, explained or spoken in words.
The Gayatri Mantra Video
The Gayatri Mantra mp3 by Anuradha Paduwal: