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Gayatri mantra
Kavitha Shah | 28 Jan 2011

 
GAYATRI MANTRA understood
 
OM bhuurbhuvaH svaH

tatsaviturvareNyaM

bhargo devasya dhiimahi

dhiyo yonaH pracodayaat .

The Rig Veda (10:16:3) 

 

OM - the Infinite beyond Conception, Brahman, Supreme Lord and State of Being

bhuur - Protector of the earth, the material sheath, The Life breath of the Universe. From the feet to the navel center.

bhuvaH - the Mental Worlds One of the meanings is the sky. The Lord who pervades and eliminates all miseries. From the navel to the throat center.

svaH - I AM ONE WITH GOD - the Spiritual Worlds, One of the other meanings is the heavens. He is all Bliss and blesses His devotees with happiness. From above the throat center to the thousand petaled lotus.

tat - That (That Thou Art)

savitur - The SUN, Creator, Preserver and Self Luminous, the central mantra of the Solar Science.

vareNyaM - Most fit to be worshipped. Most choice worthy - most adorable, enchanting.

bhargo - The burning splendor of the Sun that dispels ignorance, and therefore sorrows and miseries.

devasya - The 'Deva', The God, He who is All Bliss, The Joyful One, The Shining One, The Revealer of All Glory

dhiimahi - We meditate upon Him

dhiyo - Bhuddi, intelligence, Wisdom

yo - which

naH - our

pracodayaat - Inspires, enlightens, illumns