Friday, March 1, 2013

Gayatri Mantra

Let us meditate on God. His glorious attributes, who is the basis of everything in universe as its creator, who is fit to be worshipped as omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, and self-existent conscious being, who removes all ignorance and impurities from the mind and purifies and sharpens one intellect. May God enlighten our intellects.

Aum -> Om
Bhur -> earth
Bhvah -> sky
Swah -> in the heavens above

Tat -> God
Savitur -> God as creator and power that sustains creation
Varenyam -> transcendent

Bhargo -> he is the light that dispels darkness and purifies impurities
Devasya -> light behind all lights and bestower of happiness
Dhimahi -> exhortation to mediate on him

Dhiyo -> intellect
Nah -> ours
Prachodayat -> prayer that God may direct our energies towards good deeds, thoughts and conduct.

Source: Khushwant Singh article

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