What Is The Meaning Of Gayatri Mantra In Hinduism?

Gayatri mantra

The Gayatri mantra is archaic, powerful and empowering in the equal measures.

While the human feelings are rooted in delusion that we mistake as life, Gayatri Mantra teaches us to stand undeterred at the face of upheaval. It vitalizes us through the intense recitation and further prepares our minds to do the work that has been predestined for us. You will otherwise face the brunt of disappointments and your whole existence will lose significance.

To make prosperity a permanent fixture in your life, the Gayatri mantra is infallible.

The word Gayatri was derived from Gayanta Triyate iti which means rescuing the adherent from crumbling into obscurity. It is chanted for appeasing the Veda-Mata or the mother of the Vedas fondly called Gayatri. There are four Vedas in Hindu mythology such as- Rig, Saam, yajur and Atharva that hold the reality behind the experienced and the perceived world.

The Gayatri mantra consists of twenty four syllables uniformly arranged in a triplet of eight syllables each. This particular meter is called Tripadhi which is also called the Gayatri Chhanda.

Meaning of Gayatri mantra:

The chant-
Bhuur Bhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat”

It is a plea to the divine mother to distance the darkness from our hearts and inundate it with the luminous wisdom.
The first word AUM arises from the throat but originates from the navel, rolls over the tongue and leaves a trailing sound with the lips. A symbolizes waking, U symbolizes Dreaming and M symbolizes sleeping. Bhuh means past, Bhuvah means present and Svah means future. Tat means the ultimate reality, Savitur means the divine Sun, Varenium means esteem, Bhargo means illumination, Devasya means divine grace, Dheemahi means we envisage, Dhi means intellect, Yo means who, Nah means ours, Prachodayat means demanding / influencing / pleading.

All the parts together, the Gayatri Mantra helps stir our true psyche and brace for final redemption.

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