Gayatri Maa is the Mother of all Vedas. Reciting the Gayatri mantra brings same glory and result as the recitation of all four Vedas bring. It is the great jewel of Vedas and the most powerful and supreme mantras in Hindu religion. One should recite it atleast three times in the morning or evening to extract its benefits. The person who is reciting the Gayatri Mantra should close his/her eyes, fold hands and concentrate on every single word of the pious mantra. It can be recited in any part of the day, but according to the Hindu mythology, starting your day by chanting this powerful mantra brings an utmost divine feeling, a sense of rejuvenation and positivity. It not only calms your unstable mind but also enhance your intellectual. Students are especially advised to chant this mantra as it improves concentration and learning power.
Prayer is carried out for four main reasons:
- to praise and glorify God
- to thank God
- to ask forgiveness from God
- to make a request from God.
Overall Meaning of Gayatri Mantra
O dearest God, the Protector, the basis of all life, you are the most capable. You alone are full of bliss, you are perfect in all manner, you are unchangeable, you are unborn, you are undying, you love us so much, you give us birth, you care for us everytime; from eternity to eternity, you alone are worth being loved.
You alone are worth being admired. You alone are worth being aspired. You only give and give and there is nothing that we can give you. There is nothing except you that is worthwhile. When you are achieved, everything is achieved. And when you are not achieved, nothing is achieved. Because you are the source of everything.
Even this intellect through which we admire you and through which we enjoy all the blessings, is gifted by you. There is no way we can repay you for all your kindness and love and care.
So we humbly promise only one thing – that this intellect which you have gifted us, we shall direct this intellect towards you. You have enlightened us and we shall seek only you through this enlightenment.
We will use all the resources you have bestowed upon us through this magnificent creation to only seek you.
Because it is you who has and who will enlighten our intellect. It is only you who will lead us from wrong towards right, from miseries towards bliss, from impurity towards purity, from Adharma towards Dharma, from hatred towards love, from evil deeds towards noble efforts.