Gayatri mantra is the most sacred mantra in Hinduism. Divine Mother Gayatri represents the combined essence of wisdom from three Goddesses: Mahakali, Mahalakshmi, and Mahasaraswati.
This united wisdom manifested as ‘Gaya’, which means the Song of Wisdom, and ‘Tri’, which means the Three. It is a jewel among the treasures that are handed down from generation to generation.
Gayatri is the source of Brahma’s power. Without her, Brahma remains dormant or unable to create. Gayatri is shown to have five heads and is usually seated within a lotus.
She is another consort of Brahma. Gayatri is also the supreme light of the Sun.
To be initiated into this sacred mantra is a great privilege. The sound or even the thought of Gayatri’s verse sets grace in action. Those who are called by her are initiated into her power by the Master.
Gayatri is a Goddess who represents a divine attitude: the incessant and relentless pursuit of wisdom. In Vedic literature, She is known as the female expression of the light of the Sun, the Light of Wisdom.
Importance of Gayatri mantra
- The performance of the Gayatri mantra helps in self-purification and protects a person from the malefic effects of sins.
- Gayatri's mantra serves as a protector for all those who utter the mantra sincerity.
- The Gayatri mantra is a prayer to the Sun god to free a person from all human sins, physical dissipation and to bestow knowledge, health, and longevity.
ॐ भूर्भुव: स्वः । तत् सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि । धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasaya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat”