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Gayatri Mantra Lyrics And Meaning In English And Sanskrit

The Gayatri Mantra is considered one of the most powerful hymns in Hinduism. The Gayatri Mantra has been mentioned in the Rig Veda, one of the holy scriptures in Hinduism, and also in the Upanishads and other ancient scriptures. People believe that chanting Gayatri Mantra can help in attaining peace of mind, gaining will power and overcoming all the obstacles of life. Sages and those who are into spirituality are often seen chanting the Gayatri Mantra to seek blessings from the deities.

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Swami Vivekananda and Dayanand Saraswati themselves have emphasised the importance of the Gayatri Mantra. They have described this mantra as one of the best ways to purify one's mind. It is one of the most easy-to-learn sacred hymns and can be learnt in just a few minutes.

Here are the Gayatri Mantra lyrics and text, both original and English:

Om Bhur Bhuváh Sváhá

Meaning: Ultimate reality, in which physical, astral and causal worlds exist

Tát Savitúr Váreṇyaṃ

Meaning: That is the Supreme reality from which creation happens, and it is the foremost

Bhárgo Devásya Dhīmahi

Meaning: Oh divine effulgence, we meditate upon you

Dhíyo Yó Náḥ Prácho Dáyāt

Meaning: Propel our knowledge of the Supreme reality.

It is believed that if you chant the Gayatri Mantra every day 108 times, it drives evil away and keeps you protected. It will also keep any negative thoughts at bay, it is said.

Some people in earlier times forbade women and girls from reciting the Gayatri Mantra for the sheer power it is believed to provide, but the practice is no longer prevalent. Anybody can chant the Gayatri Mantra and seek protection from the divine.