Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiya Yo Nah Prachodayat
We meditate on that Ishwara's glory, Who has created the universe, Who is fit to be worshiped, Who is the embodiment of knowledge and Light, Who is the remover of all sins and ignorance. May He enlighten our intellects.
|OM||Symbol of the Par Brahman|
|Bhuvah||Bhu-Loka (Physical plane)|
|Bhuvah||Antariksha-Loka (Astral plane)|
|Swah||Swarga-Loka (Celestial plane)|
|Tat||That; Transcendent Paramatman|
|Savitur||Ishawara or Creator|
|Varenyam||Fit to be worshipped or adored|
|Bhargo||Remover of sins and ignorance; Glory Effulgence|
|Dhiyo||Buddhis; Intellects; Understandings|
|Prachodayat||Enlighten; Guide; Impel|
Different Gayatries of Different Deities
Gayatri is a verse of specific length and meter. Although the Gayatri described above is one of the most sacred of the Vedic Mantras and is called "Mother of the Vedas", this verse form is also used to praise and invoke many of the deities.
Mantras for JAPA
OM Ekadantaya Vidmahe Vakkratundaya Dheemahi, Tanno Danti Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Ganesha.
OM Narayanaya Vidmahe Vasudevaya Dheemahi, Tanno Vishnuh Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Vishnu.
OM Tatpurshaya Vidmahe Sahasrakshaya Mahadevaya Dheemahi, Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Siva.
OM Dasarathaye Vidnahe Sitavallabhaya Dheemahi, Tanno Ramah Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Rama.
OM Devakinandanaya Vidnahe Vasudevaya Dheemahi, Tannah Krishnah Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Krishna.
OM Katyayanyai Vidmahe Kanyakumaryai Dheemahi, Tanno Durga Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Durga.
OM Mahadevyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnupatnyai Cha Dheemai Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Lakshmi.
OM Vagdevyai Cha Vidnahe Kamarajaya Dheemai Tanno Devi Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Saraswati.
OM Sarvasammohinyai Vidmahe Visvajananayai Dheemai Tannah Shaktih Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Shakti, Cosmic Power.
OM Gurudevaya Vidmahe parabrahmane Dheemai Tanno Guru Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of the Guru.
OM Bhaskaraya Vidmahe Mahadyutikaraya Dheemai Tanno Adityah Prachodayat.
This is the Gayatri of Surya, the Sun.