Gayatri Mantra and its true meaning



                                                                 ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः ।
                                                          भर्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि ।
                                                          धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् ॥


The गायत्री Mantra is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda, dedicated to Savitr, the Sun-deity. Gayatri is the name of the Vedic poetic meter in which the verse is composed.

It translates to:

“Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.”

Swami Vivekananda’s translation:

“We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”


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