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Gayatri Mantra – A prayer connecting to the Ultimate Source

A colorful swirl with the letter v in it.Please use the Audio Player Below To Here the Beautiful Rendition in Sanskrit By Ms. Anuradha-Poudwal.

I have provided the verse in English to follow along.

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My thanks to The Hindu temple Of Minnesota for the Sanskrit Text.

Word By word Textual Meaning:

Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Suvaha
Tat-savitur Vareñyaṃ
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ PrachodayÄt

General meaning: We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose effulgence (divine light) illumines all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). May this divine light illumine our intellect.

Word meaning: 
Om:          The primeval sound; 
Bhur:        the physical body/physical realm; 
Bhuvah:      the life force/the mental realm
Suvah:       the soul/spiritual realm; 
Tat:         That (God); 
Savitur:     the Sun, Creator (source of all life);
Vareñyam:    adore;
Bhargo:      effulgence (divine light); 
Devasya:     supreme Lord; 
Dheemahi:    meditate; 
Dhiyo:       the intellect; 
Yo:          May this light; 
Nah:         our; 
PrachodayÄt: illumine/inspire.

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