Gayatri Mantra - Word by Word Meaning, Translation

Gayatri Mantra Word by Word Meaning

To have word by word meaning of Gayatri Mantra, first of all, you need to have little bit knowledge regarding origin of it and other details how it is helpful to prayers. You might come across information regarding what exactly it is and if not then visit Gayatri Mantra page by clicking on the link.

Origin of Gayatri Mantra: Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha

The origin of the word 'Gayatri' approaches from Sanskrit phrase named Gayantam Triyate iti, and mentions that mantra saves the chanter from all kinds of unpleasant circumstances which may direct towards loss of life. Gayatri word clarifies the actual cause for the subsistence of this mantra.

Goddess Gayatri is also known as Mother of Vedas or 'Veda Mata', Rag Veda, Yajur Veda, Saam Veda and Atharva Veda because it is the source of Vedas, the authenticity behind the experienced and perceived universe.

 Gayatri mantra is compiled of a meter that is made of 24 letters. Such specific meter named Tripathi is also identified as Gayatri Meter.

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Gayatri Mantra Meaning Word by Word

The Gayatri Mantra is perfect which represents the three conceptions of strota (singing the admiration and splendor of God; dhyaana (reflection) and praarthana (prayers and wishes).

Aum (Om) is also identified as Pranav, and the reason behind this is that its sound springs out from Prana (essential vibration), which experiences the creation. 

Aum means Brahma; 
Bhoor stands for incarnation of essential spiritual energy; 
Bhuvah states demolisher of sufferings; 
Svah means reincarnation of happiness; 
Tat means that; 
Savitur states bright and clear like sun; 
Varenyam means best selection; 
Bhargo states destroyer of offences; 
Devasya signifies divine. 

The above 9 words stotra explains the magnificence of God

Dheemahi signifies may absorb;
Dhiyo means intellect;
Yo states who; nah states our;
Prachodayat states may inspire. 

‘Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat’ is considered a prayer to God, The Almighty. Here is Gayatri Mantra lyrics available in mostly all languages of India.