Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra

A Universal Prayer enshrined in the Vedas:

Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ
Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ
Bhargo Devasya Dhīmahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt

According to the Vedas:

Chanting the Gayatri Mantra purifies the chanter

Listening to the Gayatri Mantra purifies the listener


gaya: – vital energies

tri: – preserves, protects, gives deliverance, grants liberation

Word meaning:

Om The primeval sound;
Bhur The physical body/physical realm;
Bhuvah The life force/the mental realm
Suvah The soul/spiritual realm;
Tat That (God);
Savitur The Sun, Creator (source of all life);
Vareñyam Adore;
Bhargo Effulgence (divine light);
Devasya Supreme Lord;
Dhīmahi Meditate;
Dhiyo:- The intellect;
Yo May this light;
Nah Our;
Prachodayāt Illumine/inspire.

The mantra is a hymm to Savitur, the sun god.

One can seek wisdom and enlightenment by chanting the gayatri mantra.

Goddess Gayatri is also called “Veda-Mata” or the Mother of the Vedas – Rig, Yajur, Saam and Atharva.

We meditate on that most adorable, desirable and enchanting luster and brilliance of our Supreme Being, our Source Energy, our Collective Consciousness….who is our creator, inspirer and source of eternal Joy. May this warm and loving Light inspire and guide our mind and open our hearts.


Ideal times to chant the mantra are 3 times a day – at dawn, mid-day and at dusk. The three sandhyas – morning, mid-day and evening.

Maximum benefit of chanting the mantras can be attained by 108 times. But it can also be chanted 3,9 or 18 times.

Time, has three qualities:
(4am – 8am/ 4pm 8pm) satva – qualities of purity or serenity
(8am – 4pm) rajas – passion
(8pm – 4am) tamas – inaction


Gayatri Mantra removes all obstacles in our path to increased wisdom and spiritual growth and development.

Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after Jap(recitation) of the Gayatri Mantra is performed.

The syllables of the mantra are said to positively affect all the chakras or energy centres in the human body.