Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life, Remover of pain and
sorrow, The Bestower of happiness, Oh! Creator of the Universe, May we receive thy supreme
sin-destroying light, May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.
Word for Word Meaning of the Mantra
Aum = Brahma ; bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual
energy(pran) ; bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ; swaha = embodiment of happiness ; tat =
that ; savitur = bright like sun ; varenyam = best choicest ; bhargo = destroyer of sins ;
devasya = divine ; dheemahi = may imbibe ; dhiyo = intellect ; yo = who ; naha = our ;
prachodayat = may inspire ;
Meaning of Gayatri Mantra
Rishis selected the
words of various Mantras and arranged them so that they not only convey
meaning but also create specific power through their utterance. Gayatri
Mantra inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that "May the Almighty God
illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path". All the
problems of a person are solved if he/she is endowed with the gift of
righteous wisdom. Once endowed with far-sighted wisdom, a man is neither
entangled in calamity nor does he tread the wrong path. A wise man finds
solution to all outstanding problems. Only those persons who do not
think correctly find difficulty and take wrong steps due to foolishness.
Chanting of Gayatri Mantra removes this deficiency. The teachings and
powers incorporated in the Gayatri Mantra fulfill this purpose.
Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after chanting this Mantra.