great mantra consists of three parts. The first is the
chants to the seven worlds. The second is the mantra
proper of twenty-four syllables. The third is a summary
of the mantra's energies. The following is a brief
explanation of the mantra as presented in the
of the Gayatri
- the physical realm or earth, realm of being or
- the vital plane or atmosphere, realm of
becoming or breath
- the mental plane, space or heaven, realm of
- the sphere of cosmic mind, realm of Dharma
- the realm of creation or bliss
- the realm of consciousness-force
- the realm of absolute truth
power of Mantras & Shlokas has been
acknowledged since time immemorial. A Mantra can consist of a powerful word or a
combination of words and can be used for self
realization, for freedom from worries, to fulfill
one's desires, to ward off the effects of malefic
planets, to bring you success, peace and
contentment -- the range is truly vast. You can
choose for yourself.
of the Mantra
Tat - That
Savitur - Of Savitar, the solar Creator
Varenyam - Supreme
Bhargo - Effulgence
Devasya - Of the God
Dhimahi - We meditate
Dhiyo - Intelligences, minds
Yo - Who
Nah - Our
Prachodayat - May direct
meditate upon the supreme effulgence of the Divine Solar
Creator that he may direct our minds."
of the Gayatri
Apo - the Cosmic Waters
Jyoti - the Cosmic Light
Rasomritam - the Immortal Essence
Brahma - the Absolute
Bhur - the physical
Bhuvas - the atmospheric
Suvar - the realm of space
OM - the four higher realms
the waters, the light, the immortal essence, Brahman,
earth, atmosphere, heaven, OM."
For getting the maximum
spiritual benefit, the mantras
should be recited at designated
Gayatri mantra (Rig Veda III.62.10) is perhaps the
greatest Vedic mantric chant. It was first cognized by
the Rishi Vishwamitra, who himself is a form of the Sun
that is the friend (Mitra) of all (Vishwa). Rishi
Vishwamitra is the embodiment of tapas or ascetic force
and his mantra carries that power of light, energy and
transformation. Through it one can be born again (dwija)
or twice born in truth, in the heavenly stream of Divine
mantra is chanted at sunrise, noon and sunset. At dawn
it is called Gayatri, the youthful form of the Goddess,
consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. It is called
Savitri, the mature form, at noon, the consort of Lord
Shiva. It is called Sarasvati, the elderly form, at
sunset, the consort of Lord Vishnu.
Supreme Self, Paramatman, or Savitar, is the conscious
being within the cosmic sun or Light of lights. The
mantra is his creative force, the Divine Word. Savitar
is the master of all transformations and the director of
all higher evolution. He is the Self of Brahman, the
pure being of the Absolute.
the Power of the Inner Sun
mantra releases the supreme solar power, the power of
the inner sun of Self-realization and cosmic creation.
Those wishing to bring about a new creation or new dawn
for humanity of this dark age, should chant this mantra.
Those wishing to transcend this world of Samsara can
also use the mantra as a stairway to the infinite. This
mantra also grants intelligence, creative vision and
with the chants to the seven worlds it unfolds all the
secrets of the universe outwardly and inwardly.
Gayatri mantra is central to Yoga, Vedanta, Ayurveda and
Vedic astrology. For Yoga it sets in motion the Divine
will toward transformation, stimulating the Kundalini
force. For Vedanta it grants Self-knowledge, knowledge
of the solar Self. For Ayurveda it gives the power of
the cosmic prana that is born of the sun. For Jyotish it
gives knowledge of the movements of the heavenly bodies
ruled by the cosmic sun.
the exact pronunciation and intonation of the mantra
requires personal instruction. This mantra is not
something to be merely toyed with but requires entering
into the stream of transmission of Vedic knowledge.
bahirjyoti pratyagjyoti paratparah
Jyotirjyoti swayamjyoti atmajyoti shivosmyaham
the inside, light is on the outside,
Light is in myself, beyond the beyond.
The Light of lights,
I myself am light,
the Self is light, I am Shiva.