Gayatri Mantra chanting is one such remedy, by which all problems can be overcome. Mantras have been described as very powerful and miraculous in the scriptures.
One of the most effective mantras is the Gayatri Mantra. Its chanting can yield auspicious results very soon. This great mantra fulfills not one or two but hundreds of wishes, the one who chants it never fails.
Gayatri Mantra is also called Mahamantra in Hinduism. Its importance is considered paramount. It is believed that the world’s first book, Rigveda, begins with this mantra. Brahma ji composed this mantra before the creation of the four Vedas.
You will be well acquainted with Gayatri Mantra. This mantra is an important mantra of Hindu religion, whose importance is considered equal to Om.
It is composed of a combination of Yajurveda‘s mantra Om Bhur bhuvah Swah and Rigveda’s verse 3.62.10. In this mantra, Savitra is worshiped, hence it is also called Savitri. It is believed that its pronunciation and understanding leads to the attainment of God.
From Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva to modern times, sages and human beings who want their welfare have taken shelter of Gayatri Mantra.
This Mahamantra of Yajurveda and Samaveda is considered to be the main mantra, but in all other Vedas also Gayatri is mentioned repeatedly in one way or the other.
The literal meaning of Gayatri is ‘Gayat Trayate’ which means the savior of the one who sings. Gayatri Mantra is a very famous mantra composed in Gayatri Chhand. Its deity is Savita and the sage is Vishwamitra.
The mantra is-
Om Tatsaviturvarenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi. Dhyo yo na: Prachodayat..
Om and Bhu: Bhuv: Swah means – There is a law to apply Om before Gayatri Mantra. Om means Pranav, and Pranava is the name of Parabrahma Paramatma.
The three letters of ‘Om‘ A + U + M have been considered as the form of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Before Gayatri Mantra, there is a law to chant the mantra by applying ‘Om’ followed by Bhu: Bhuv: Self, because these are the seeds of Gayatri Mantra. Sadhana becomes successful only by chanting the Beej Mantra.
Gayatri Mantra is made up of a total of twenty four letters.
There are twenty four letters in the Gayatri Mantra. The sages recognized in these letters the powers existing in the form of seeds, which are called twenty-four avatars, twenty-four rishis, twenty-four powers and twenty-four siddhis.
The twenty-four letters of the Gayantri Mantra have twenty-four deities. He has twenty four conscious powers. The twenty four letters of Gayatri Mantra are 24 Shakti Beejs. Worshiping Gayatri Mantra gives benefits and accomplishments of those 24 powers.
Timing of Gayatri Mantra Chanting: Three times have been given for chanting Gayatri Mantra, the time of chanting is also called Sandhya Kaal.
- The first time to chant Gayatri Mantra is in the morning. Mantra chanting should be started a little before sunrise. Chanting should be done till after sunrise.
- The second time for chanting mantras is afternoon. This mantra is also chanted in the afternoon.
- After this the third time is in the evening, shortly before sunset. After starting the mantra chanting before sunset, it should be chanted till some time after sunset.
If chanting of Gayatri Mantra is to be done in addition to the evening hours, then it should be done silently or mentally. Mantra should not be chanted in loud voice.
In all the religious texts, the glory of Gayatri was spoken in one voice. All the sages and sages sing the praises of Gayatri with a free throat. Sacred descriptions of the glory of Gayatri are found in the scriptures. Gayatri Mantra is the essence of the three gods, Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. In the Gita, the Lord Himself has said ‘Gayatri Chhandasamham’ which means I am the Gayatri Mantra.
Gayatri Mantra Meaning in English
Om bhur bhuvah svah tatsaviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dhimahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayat.
Aum : Parabrahma ( the Supreme power of )
Bhuvah : universe
Tat : Paramatma or God
Bhargo: the remover of sins
Devasya: God’s form of knowledge
Dhimahi: We meditate to god
Dhiyo: who provide us Wisdom
Yoh : which
Nah: led us
Prachodayat: darkness to the light in life.
3 Meaning of Gayatri Mantra
We meditate on the glory of God, who created this world, who is worshipable, who is the storehouse of knowledge, who is the remover of sins and ignorance – may he show us the light and lead us on the path of truth.
First Meaning : We meditate on the effulgence of the Creator, the luminous Supreme Soul, which pervades the earth, the earth and the heaven. May the glory of God inspire our intellect to walk towards the right path.
Second Meaning: We should imbibe in our conscience that sorrow-destroyer, radiant, sin-destroyer, life-form, happiness-form, superior, God-form God. May God inspire our intellect in the right path.
Third meaning: the protector of God, earth: dear to the soul, bhuva: the destroyer of sorrow, self is the form of happiness, tatah that, savitu: producer, publisher, inspirer, varenya: worthy of choice, bhargo: of pure science form, devasya: Dev ke, dhimahi: let us meditate, dhiyo: intellect, yo: which, na: ours, prachodayat: inspire in auspicious works.
Method of Chanting Gayatri Mantra
It is best to use Rudraksh garland for chanting this mantra. Before chanting one should purify oneself by taking bath etc. The number of chanting mantras should be at least 108. The mantra should be chanted while meditating on Gayatri Mata in the temple of the house or at any holy place.
Benefits of chanting Gayatri Mantra
It is believed that if this mantra is chanted continuously, it changes the system of the brain. This increases mental power and negative energies go away from the chanter. According to a legend, sage Vishwamitra created a new world on the strength of this mantra. This shows how powerful this mantra is. It is said that the pronunciation of each letter invokes a deity.
- Enthusiasm and positivity increase.
- The skin gets glowing.
- The mind gets away from evils.
- The mind is engaged in the work of religion and service.
- There seems to be a foreshadowing.
- The power to bless increases.
- Dreams are achieved.
- Anger calms down.