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Gayatri Mantra A Prayer For Morning

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    • Publish Date: Feb 5 2017 11:55AM
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    • Updated Date: Feb 5 2017 11:55AM
Gayatri Mantra A Prayer For Morning


Invoking the goddess

The Gayatri Mantra is the basic prayer for Hindu brahmins, especially men who wear a janeyu, and by reciting the four lines of the mantra, they are invoking the mother goddess represented by savitr or sun god. Thus it is recited at sunrise or sunset. it is also the basic prayer taught to young Hindu boys at the time of their upanayanam or janeyu ceremony, initiating study of the Vedas. Such teaching of the Gayatri mantra is called Gayatri deeksha. Let us recite the mantra...

The literal translation of these four syllables are: Om or Para Brahman, Bhur or the physical plane, Bhuvah or the astral plane, and Svaha or the celestial plane. The actual meaning is let us meditate upon the Supreme Being who is the ruler of the physical, astral and celestial planes...

Tat means ultimate reality, Savitur means the source of all and Varenyam means fit to be worshipped. The verse hails the Supreme Goddess as the ultimate truth from where all life forms emerge and who is worthy of worship.

Bhargo means spiritual entity, Devasya means divine reality and Dhimahi means we should meditate. The implication is let us meditate upon the ultimate divine and spiritual entity.

From the lips of Rishi Bhrigu

The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra, based on a Vedic Sanskrit verse from a hymn of the Rigveda and attributed to Rishi Bhrigu.

Great words of wisdom

The phrase, bhur bhuvah svah, is known as the mahavyahrti, or the great utterance.

Vivekananda's translation

Swami Vivekananda translated the Gayatri Mantra thus: We meditate upon the glory of that Being who has produced this Universe. May he enlighten our minds.
 

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N.BHANU Sree Narayana Vidya Bhavan

Ya tho aamara histor aay good

Aadrit Banerjee Apeejay School Salt Lake

The gayatri mantra also fills us with divinity and peace... during by upanayanam ceremony I was given gayatri diksha... from then on words I recite this mantra everyday...

Aadrit Banerjee Apeejay School Salt Lake

The gayatri mantra also fills us with divinity and peace... during by upanayanam ceremony I was given gayatri diksha... from then on words I recite this mantra everyday...

Aadrit Banerjee Apeejay School Salt Lake

The gayatri mantra also fills us with divinity and peace... during by upanayanam ceremony I was given gayatri diksha... from then on words I recite this mantra everyday...

Ardent Fountain head school

People do practice it still ...

Sanjay Jain St. Xavier's Sr. Secondary School

nice one

Sanjay Jain St. Xavier's Sr. Secondary School

very very nice

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