Monday, April 5, 2010


The Gāyatrī Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda (3.62.10), attributed to the Rishi Viśvāmitra. As the verse invokes the deva Savitr, it is also called Sāvitrī. Its recitation is traditionally preceded by OM and the formula bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ, known as the mahāvyāhṛti ("great utterance").

Vishwamitra was the author of the revered great Mantra - The Gayatri Mantra (for the sake of clarity, Vishwamitra brought the Gayatri Mantra into world view through whatever method the Divine provided for him, and in that sense he was "the author.") . It is a mantra or prayer and is found in all the three Vedas; Rig, Yajur and Sama Veda. Vedas clearly state that anyone can chant this Mantra, and gain its benefits.

Meaning of Gayatri Mantra:
We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who is worthy of Worship,
Who is the source of knowledge,
Who is the bright light,
May he illuminate our intellect.

Gayatri Mantra is so called
because it liberates one who chants it.

Gayatri Mantra
Om bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇyam
bhárgo devásya dhīmahi
dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt

Chanting Gayatri Mantra

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks and Love!