Gayatri Mantra

Aum (Om) Bhur Bhuva Svaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam, Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat

The Gayatri Mantra is an ancient Hindu mantra that first appeared around 1100 BCE. It is the most chanted and most studied mantra around the world. One of Yoga’s most influential texts, the Bhagavad Gita, describes the Gayatri as “the poem of the Divine” Like all Sacred Mantras, it is regarded for Adoration, Meditation and Abundance.

In specific, chanting this mantra transcends the mind into a higher dimension of consciousness. One who works towards the path of self-awareness or enlightenment will live a life of happiness and joy.

The mantra starts with the sound of OHM. It is the sum and substance of all the words that can emanate from the human throat. It is the primordial fundamental sound symbolic of the Universal Vibration.

To hear the mantra with lyrics in Sanskrit, visit this YouTube video:

In simple terms, the mantra is translated to say:

“O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant from us and promote illumination within us”.

It is recommended to hear the mantra first, then practice singing in your head or out loud. You can practice working with this mantra while sitting in a comfortable seat, eyes closed. Another fun and empowering way to work with mantras is combining them with free flow dancing. It can be a powerful release!

Lauren Hanna