Gayatri Mantra: Meaning and Significance

Gayatri Mantra is one of the oldest and most powerful Vedic mantras as per Hindu religious beliefs. This sacred mantra is mentioned in the Upanishads as a ritual and in the Bhagavad Gita as a divine poem

 It’s an offering to Divine, a way to open to grace, to inspire oneself.

The mantra is an expression of gratitude, to both the life-giving Sun and the Divine.

It boosted devotees taking a heart-centered approach to the mantra. 

The great sage Vishwamitra gave the people the Brahma-gayatri mantra. Gayatri is the second most important Vedic mantra after the syllable OM, personifying creative creation, spiritual development and the disclosure of all human abilities.

Gayatri Mantra is also known as Savitri Mantra, which addressed the Immanent and Transcendent Divine “Savita,” meaning that from which all this is born.

Gayatri Mantra


Bhur Bhuvah Svah

Tat Savitur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi

Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat

Gayatri Mantra Meaning

“Oh, the Supreme Truth, from which the three worlds arose!

Oh, supreme source, illuminating with the light of higher knowledge!

Oh, the highest creative energy!

Oh, the highest divine personality, possessing the highest mind!

I meditate on you, guide me to the true path and enlighten my mind”

There are numerous benefits of chanting Gayatri mantra. 

It strengthens the mind and improves the health condition.

It brings prosperity.

It increases learning power.

It is the first step to go the spiritual road.

It is correlated with God.

It increases concentration.

It gives people eternal power.

It is very useful for peace.

It improves the rhythmic pattern of breathing.

It keeps our hearts healthy.

It protects the devotee from all the dangers and guides towards the Divine by intuition.

It improves family life.

How to Chant Gayatri Mantra?

Chanting Gayatri Mantra has many benefits. But, there is a certain process of chanting them the correct way.

It is highly advisable that people should follow certain rules while chanting the Gayatri Mantra. 

While chanting the Gayatri Mantra, you should always close your eyes and should try to concentrate on every word and understand their meaning. 

Each word or even the sound should be uttered correctly, as it should be.

Although it can be chanted at any time of the day, it is suggested that it is better to chant the mantra, early in the morning as well as at the night before sleeping.