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Gayatri Mantra

Posted in Meditation,Yoga by Harmony on September 20, 2010

A beautiful rendition of the Gayatri Mantra by Deva Premal with relaxing, scenic images to help create a quieting mood.

“Om bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat”

This mantra has been around for thousands of years and has several translations.  Here are two:

Swâmi Shivânanda’s translation of the Gâyatrî Mantra is:

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.

A succinct and delightful translation by S. Krishnamurthy is:

We meditate upon the radiant Divine Light
of that adorable Sun of Spiritual Consciousness;
May it awaken our intuitional consciousness.

This mantra is considered one of the oldest and most sacred hymns and is believed to alleviate many fears and will help with the start and successful outcome of any important work.

If you enjoyed Deva Premal’s singing of the Gayatri, you may also enjoy Deva’s CD titled Embrace.

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