Significance Of Reciting Gayatri Mantra

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Published: Friday, February 22, 2013, 15:42 [IST]
 
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Gayatri Mantra is considered to be one of the powerful mantras in Hindu religion. The Gayatri Mantra has been reported in the Rig Veda about 2500 to 3500 years ago, and the mantra may have been chanted for many centuries before that. The words for the Gayatri mantra are arranged in such a manner that it creates a powerful force. The significance of Gayatri Mantra is beyond the human reach and whoever chants can feel the power of Gayatri mantra.

There are few techniques that should be followed while chanting the Gayatri mantra. It is recommended that a person chanting Gayatri Mantra should always close their eyes and try to concentrate on each and every word that are recited. Gayatri Mantra can be recited at any part of the day, but is beneficial if the day is started by chanting the powerful Hindu Mantra.

The power of Gayatri Mantra enhances the intellectual level and washes away the sins, purifies the mind, body and soul. Anyone who chants this Mantra tends to feel relaxed, thus increasing concentration power. Gayatri mantra is said to be so powerful that if it is repeated thrice a day, it will confer all the blessings on you in the form of good health, wealth, vitality and beauty.

Gayatri Mantra in Sanskrit:

Aum bhur bhuvah suvaha,
tat savitur varenyam.
Bhargo devasya dhimahi.
Dhiyo yo nah pracodha yat.

The interpretation of Gayatri Mantra:

Aum, Dear God, Thou are the giver of life, the bestower of happiness and the remover of pain and sorrow.
O Lord, Creator of the universe, may we receive your sin-destroying light.
May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.

Significance Of Reciting Gayatri Mantra

Here are few benefits of reciting Gayatri Mantra:

Makes you strong from within:
Reciting Gayatri Mantra brings strength in oneself. It is interesting to know that Goddess Gayatri is a personification of three Goddesses, Durga, Saraswati and Mahalakshmi. It is believed that reciting this mantra brings blessings from all of them. Thus, inculcate the habit of chanting this Mantra as it brings relief from personal and other problems. It helps you in achieving deeper intellect and get prosperity.

Brings positive energy:
When one is reciting the powerful Gayatri Mantra, it should be chanted with correct accent and pronunciation without any errors. This in turn, illuminates the surrounding atmosphere and creates positive vibrations.

Successful marriage:
If anyone is worried about the delay in marriage, then there is a solution found in Gayatri Mantra. In a country like India, delayed marriage is attributed to the negative position of stars that are supposed to be responsible for it. Accordingly, reciting Gayatri Mantra has the power to dilute the negative position of the stars.

Brings prosperity
Interestingly, Goddess Gayatri is also known as Annapoorani, the Hindu Goddess of food. It is said that any family who worships Goddess Gayatri and recite the Gayatri Mantra find prosperity in their life. Similarly, their life will be filled with lots of happiness, love and of course main important aspect, food and shelter.

Gives us health and a sense of protection:
Reciting Gayatri Mantra is known to be a particular type of Pranayama. It regulates and channelizes the entire breathing system which in turn makes us healthy. It also provides protection as the Gayatri Mantra symbolises all Divine Potencies. Recitation of Gayatri Mantra protects us from all kinds of physical harms and assures a long life.

Gayatri Mantra is indeed very significant for us as it describes in brief, essence of God or material and spiritual aspect of God. It is also a magnificent hymn or prayer that connects the human mind with Supreme Being. In order to attain enlightenment, there can be no better therapy than chanting this foremost Mantra that is found in Hindu religion.

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