The Gayatri Mantra is Hinduism’s most representative prayer. Hindus recite it on a daily basis, not only contemplating its straightforward meaning, but also dwelling and imbibing its sound, regarded to be pregnant with spiritual meaning.
The Gayatri was first recorded in the Rig Veda which was written in Sanskrit about 2500 to 3500 years ago, and, by some reports, the mantra may have been chanted for many generations before that.
Thus Hindus have been praying throughout the ages for enlightenment and peace through unity with God, the transcendental and final goal of their religion.
Most commonly practiced is GAYATRI MANTRAin this shorter form:
Glorified be the Lord Supreme,
The Maintainer of the worlds,
The Source of knowledge and light,
The Most worthy of worship,
The Remover of fault and ignorance;
O Divine, on Your radiance we meditate;
Please illuminate and guide our minds.(Rig Veda, 10:16:3)
Original: “Om Buhr…
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