Gayatri Mantra Explanation
Gayatri Mahamantra Artist: Shubha Mudgal, Jitender Singh, Manuji Gayatri mantra is a mahamantra It is also called the Gurumantra. This is the mantra given to the disciple at his initiation. Gayatri is also called Savita and Savitri in the Vedas. The puraans mention the two powers of Brahma in th form of Gayatri and Savitri. One is the giver of all material wealth and happiness and the other is the giver of spiritual wealth and upliftment. The devotee who treats both these powers as one and chants the Gayatri Mahamantra at least 108 times daily derives Her divine blessigs. According to sage Vedavyas, "Like the essence of flowers is honey, like the essence of milk is butter, similarly, the essence of the Vedas is Gayatri". The way river Ganga cleanses the body of its sins, the chanting of Gayatri mahamantra rids the spirit of all evils. In a nutshell, the meaning of the Gayatri mantra is this: "We pray to the cosmos of energy that lights up the whole universe. May that energy light my inner self and lead me from darkness to light and from evil to good. May my mind always lead me to the path of good"