Shri Gayatri Mantra

04 Nov

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्यः धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्॥

Om Bhur Bhuwah Svah Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat॥

Translation of the Mantra:
Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress toward his holy seat.

Greatness of Gayatri:

गायत्र्येव परो विष्णुर्गात्र्येव परः शिवः ।
गायत्र्येव परो ब्रह्मा गायत्र्येव त्रयी ततः ॥
Gaayatry[Ii-I]eva Paro Vissnnur-Gaatryeva Parah Shivah |
Gaayatry[Ii-I]eva Paro Brahmaa Gaayatry[Ii-I]eva Trayii Tatah ||

1: Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Vishnu, Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Shiva,
2: Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Brahma; within Gayatri is Indeed Present the Essence of the Three.

गायत्री वेदजननी गायत्री ब्राह्मणप्रसूः ।
Gaayatrii Veda-Jananii Gaayatrii Braahmanna-Prasuuh |

Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas and Gayatri gives Birth to Brahmana (by bestowing divine knowledge).

गायत्री वेदजननी गायत्री लोकपावनी ।
Gaayatrii Veda-Jananii Gaayatrii Loka-Paavanii |

Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas and Gayatri is the Purifier of the Worlds.

गायत्री वेदजननी गायत्री पापनाशिनी ।
Gaayatrii Veda-Jananii Gaayatrii Paapa-Naashinii |

Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas and Gayatri is the Destroyer of the Sins.

गायत्री तु परं तत्त्वं गायत्री परमा गतिः ।
Gaayatrii Tu Param Tattvam Gaayatrii Paramaa Gatih |

Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Truth and Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme State to be Attained.

ॐकारस्तु परं ब्रह्म गायत्री स्यात्तदक्षरम् ।
Omkaarastu Param Brahma Gaayatrii Syaat-Tad-Akssaram |

Omakara Indeed is the Supreme Brahman (Absolute Consciousness) and Gayatri is the Syllable (or Letter) of That.

न गायत्र्याः परो मन्त्रः सा सर्वश्रुतिमध्यगा ।
Na Gaayatryaah Paro Mantrah Saa Sarva-Shruti-Madhya-Gaa |

There is No Mantra Greater than Gayatri; She Abides in the Middle of All the Shrutis (Vedas).

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