Hinduism is a very spiritual religion where the tales of gods and goddesses govern people’s beliefs in good, evil, love and strength. Even out of Hinduism, some people follow some values and traditions of this religion, such as the Gayatri Mantra. It is also called Savitri Mantra as it is dedicated to Savitri, the goddess of five elements.
Significance of Gayatri Mantra
According to the Gayatri mantra, meditation is purifying yourself and increasing your Divine insight. It is the way for inspiring intellect. Your aim is life is to choose the right path for yourself and see the sun inside you. Different words in the mantra mean different things, such as Bhoor, which means existence. Your existence is what keeps you here, but you need to figure out the meaning of this existence and what you need to spend your life doing. Secondly, the mantra talks about Prana, which means life.
Other than that, there is tat, which means praising Him, the great Lord. This mantra says that you should strive for everything without expecting anything in return. You should strive to find divinity and praise God without expecting personal benefits. Savitur shows that God exists as a fountain from which everyone gets nourishment. All life springs from this fountain. Bhargo means purifying your intellect and keeping it pure so that it can be used for good only. We need to purify our thoughts and words while destroying the sins that we commit.
Gaytri Mantra in Yoga
Most yoga teachers love doing yoga, in class, to Gayatri mantra as this mantra lets you connect with the inner spirit and your God in the best way. In this mantra, you ask God to enlighten you to see things you can otherwise not see. This mantra lets you get in touch with His light and use that light to look inside you. Bhur is the physical plane, while Savithur is the Sun. With the Gayatri mantra, you get in touch with all these planes. Even when doing yoga at home, you can play the Gayatri mantra and do your yoga exercise. The beauty of this mantra is that even if you do not understand the language, you still feel it in your bones.
The Gayatri Mantra is one of my favourite mantras EVER.
Chanting with my class or in my own practice, I feel the benefits instantly.
About the Gayatri Mantra
Om Bhur Bhuvah Suvah,
Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Deemahi
Dhiya Yo Nah Prochodayat.
Om: primordial sound.
Bhur: earth or physical plane.
Bhuvah: water or mental/astral plane.
Suvah: fire or celestial plane.
Savithur: the Sun.
Bhargo: luster. Devasya:lord. Deemahi: meditate upon.
Yo: this light.
Meaning of Gayatri Mantra:
O Lord, we meditate upon you, please enlighten us with your light that is omnipresent in earth plane, astral plane and celestial plane. —Source.