Meaning of Gayatri Mantra

Meaning of Gayatri Mantra

ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः ।


भर्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि ।

धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् ॥

Gayatri Mantra is the most revered Mantra among Hindus and it is considered as the mother of all Mantras. Sage Vishwamitra revealed this great Mantra for the good of the humanity. Gayatri Mantra finds its reference in many Hindus scriptures but the oldest one comes from Rig Veda. Gayatri Mantra is considered as a gateway to the divine knowledge. Lets now understand the meaning of Gayatri Mantra.

Meaning of Gayatri Mantra:


ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः (Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ)

The Mantra begins by word OM, which is considered to be the source of everything. Bhur Bhuva Svaha highlights the omnipresence of that supreme soul. 

तत्स॑वि॒तुर्वरे॑ण्यं॒ (tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ)

That is the supreme reality from which creation happens and is the foremost for worship.

भर्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि (bhárgo devásya dhīmahi)

O divine who illuminates through his radiance, we meditate on you.

धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् (dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt)

Propel our intellect and knowledge of the supreme reality.

Gayatri Mantra is a divine knowledge seeking Mantra from the supreme soul.

How to chant this Mantra


Best time to chant this Mantra is early morning with the rising Sun.

Astrological Importance of Gayatri Mantra


Astrologically also this Mantra is very important as this Mantra is also considered the Mantra for Sun.

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