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Gayatri Mantra



Bhur Bhuvah Svah
Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo Yonah:


Throughout all realms of experience,
essential nature illuminating existence,
is the adorable
May all beings perceive through
subtle and meditative intellect,
the magnificent brilliance
of enlightened awareness.



In Hinduism, the Gayatri mantra is also personified as the Goddess, Gayatri Devi. She is the wife of Brahma and is pictured with five heads sitting on a lotus. She is the embodiment of the supreme Brahman. (Click on the picture to enlarge it)

The Gayatri Mantra is first recorded in the Rig Veda which was written in Sanskrit about 2500 to 3500 years ago, and by some reports, the mantra may have been chanted for many generations before that.

Gayatri Mantra might be translated as: a prayer of praise that awakens the vital energies and gives liberation.

It is one of the oldest mantras, and generally thought of as being amongst the highest and most powerful mantras of all. This mantra is therefore often referred to as "the Mother of the Vedas". In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna had proclaimed to Arjuna - "Among all the mantras, I am the Gayatri".


Rishis (seers) selected the words of the Gayatri Mantra and arranged them so that they not only convey meaning but also create specific power of righteous wisdom through their utterance. The ideal times for chanting the mantra are three times a day - at dawn, mid-day, and at dusk. The maximum benefit of chanting the mantra is said to be obtained by chanting it 108 times. However, one may chant it for 3, 9, or 18 times when pressed for time. The syllables of the mantra are said to positively affect all the chakras or energy centers in the human body - hence, proper pronunciation and enunciation are very important.


Chanting of Gayatri Mantra removes all obstacles in our path to increased wisdom and spiritual growth and development. The teachings and powers incorporated in the Gayatri Mantra fulfill this purpose. Righteous wisdom starts emerging soon after recitation of the Gayatri Mantra is performed. The Gayatri Mantra will protect you from harm wherever you are, make your intellect shine, improve your power of speech, and dispel the darkness of ignorance.


The  Mantra word for word




I have about 30 different recitations of the Gayatri Mantra

My favorite version is the one with NEW for it.

Read more how to use it combined with Narayana OM and the significance for the world


You can also download them as mp3


Gayatri Mantra 1 short



Gayatri Mantra 1 dynamic



Gayatri Mantra 1 long (54x)



Gayatri Mantra 2 chant   NEW

Very beautiful

13:07 12MB
Narayana Om NEW (Another great mantra, chanted by the same people)  9:32   9MB

Gayatri Mantra 2 chant




More information about the Gayatri Mantra:

Interactive Mandalas with the Gayatri Mantra (Move the mouse)

Very beautiful version of the Gayatri Mantra (and others)


Sacha-CD with CDs and books about the Gayatri Mantra

World Wide Gayatri Mantra Light Circle

Gayatri Mantra



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