The Gayatri Mantra
The Gayatri Mantra is a beautiful prayer from ancient India that can be chanted, sung or meditated on. It is said that this sacred prayer spirals through the entire universe from the heart of the chanter, appealing for peace and divine wisdom for all.
For many devout Hindus, the Gayatri is seen as a Divine awakening of the individual mind and the individual soul, and within it, a way to union with God. Understanding and simply loving the essence of the Gayatri Mantra is considered by many to be one of the most powerful ways to touching God.
The words to the Gayatri mantra in it’s original Sanskrit language are:
“OM BUHR, BHUVA, SWAHA
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YONAHA PRACHODAYAT”
This translates roughly as:
“We meditate on that most adorable, desirable and enchanting luster and brilliance of our Supreme Being, our Source Energy, our Collective Consciousness….Our creator, inspirer and Source of eternal Joy. May this warm and loving Light inspire and guide our mind and open our hearts.”