Goddess Gayatri is the supreme Mantric Power. She is believed to be the Second
consort of Brahma and also considered the goddess of the dawn. Goddess Gayatri is depicted in Hindu literature as seated within a lotus which signifies wealth.
Goddess Gayatri is also portrayed with five heads out of which four heads represent the four Vedas and the fifth one represents almighty God. She is also shown having ten hands holding all the weapons of Vishnu.
Gayatri’s mantra is the initiation into Hindu mystical tradition.Gayatri Mantra:
The Gayatri Mantra is first recorded in the Rig Veda (iii, 62, 10) 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. OM Bhur-Bhuvah-Svah
Tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasva dhimahi.
Dhiyo yo nah pracodayat.The individual words and characters of the Mantra can be defined as following:
the Gayatri Mantra can be translated as follows:
- Om: The primeval sound that represents Brahma,
- Bhur: The physical world that embodies the vital spiritual energy
- Bhuvah: The mental world and destroyer of all sufferings,
- Swaha: The celestial and spiritual world that embodies happiness,
- Tat: That or God, referring to transcendental Paramatma
- Savithur: The Bright Sun or the Creator and Preserver of World,
- Varenyam: Best or most adorable,
- Bhargo: Destroyer of all sins,
- Devasya: Divine Deity or Supreme Lord,
- Dheemahi: We meditate upon and take in,
- Dhiyo: The Intellect,
- Yo: The Light,
- Nah: Our,
- Prachodayath: Inspire or Enlighten.
We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of all Sin and Ignorance;
May He enlighten our Intellect.