Gaytari Mantra

 

Om bhu bhurvashya

 Tat savitur vare nyam
     Bhargodevashya dhee mahi

 Dhiyo yo naha pracho dayat

 

 


Summary of the Mantra

 

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.

 

Meaning of the Mantra

Word By Word

 

Aum = Brahma ;

bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ;

bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ;

swaha = embodiment of happiness ;

tat = that ;

savitur = bright like sun ;

vare nyam = best choicest ;

bhargo = destroyer of sins ;

devasya = divine ;

dhee mahi = may imbibe ;

dhiyo = intellect ;

yo = who ;

naha = our ;

pracho dayat = may inspire!

 

 

 

Rishis selected the words of various Mantras and arranged them so that they not only convey meaning but also create specific power through their utterance.

 

Gayatri Mantra inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that "May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path". All the problems of a person are solved if he/she is endowed with the gift of righteous wisdom. Once endowed with far-sighted wisdom, a man is neither entangled in calamity nor does he tread the wrong path. A wise man finds solution to all outstanding problems. Only those persons who do not think correctly find difficulty and take wrong steps due to foolishness.

 

Chanting of Gayatri Mantra removes this deficiency. The teachings and powers incorporated in the Gayatri Mantra fulfill this purpose. Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after Jap(recitation) of this Mantra is performed.