Gayatri Mantra

By April 20, 2015Yoga

Gayatri Mantra

This prayer, or meditative chant, is meant to connect the earthly realm with the spiritual or celestial realm and one’s higher-self. This ancient mantra is found in the Rig Veda, sacred scriptures of Hinduism, estimated to have been composed around 6,500 BCE or earlier. This mantra, as with many ancient mantras, is believed to hold great power through repeating the vibrations of sounds that have been chanted for thousands of years. Sanskrit and English translation below.

Gayatri Mantra

Aum, bhur bhuvaha svah

Tat savitur vareniyam

Bhargo devasya dhimahi

Dhiyo yonah prachodayat

Here is a basic translation:

Aum, Earth (the physical realm of existence, or matter), atmosphere (element of air, the breath that brings our bodies to life), heavens, (the spiritual realm). We meditate on the source of Divine knowledge, to be held sacred. Let that truth inspire our thoughts and intentions. Aum.

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