Gayatri Mantra

A Love song from the Vedas

भूर्भुवः ्वः
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देव्य धीमहि
धियो प्रोदयात्।।

Om bhoor bhuvah svah.
Tat savitur vareņyam bhargo devasya dheemahi.
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat.

Toone hame utpann kiyaa,
paalan kar rahaa hai too.
Tujhse hee praaṇ paate ham,
dukhiyo ke kaṣhṭa hartaa too.
Teraa mahaan tej hai,
chhayaa hu-waa sabhee sthaan.
Shriṣhṭi kee vastu-vastu me,
tu ho rahaa hai vidya maan.
Teraa hee dharte dhyaan ham,
maangate teree dayaa.
Prabhoo hamaree buddhi ko,
shreṣhṭha maarga par chalaa.

O Soul of Life, The Holy King of kings!
O God of all the regions high and low,
O Lord of Joy, Whose Glory Nature sings,
Who shapes the earth and lets the mortals grow.
We seek Thy blessed feet to meditate
Upon Thy Glorious Form of Holy Light
Which drives away the gloom of sins we hate
And makes the souls of righteous people bright.
My heart, O Father, meekly prays to Thee
To win Thy Grace, to make me good and wise,
And bless my mind with knowledge full and free
From dark and vicious thoughts of sins and lies.

O Lord! O Personification of True Existence, Intelligence and Bliss! Everlasting, Holy, All wise – Immortal. Thou art unborn without any symbolical, distinction and organization; Omniscient, Sustainer and Ruler of the Universe. Creator of all, Eternal, Protector and Preserver of the Universe.
O All-pervading Spirit! O Ocean of mercy! Thou art the Life of the Creation, Thou art an All-blissful Being, the very contemplation of whom wipes off all our pains and sorrows. Thou art the Sustainer of the Universe, Father of all, may we contemplate Thy holy adorable nature so that Thou mayest guide our understanding.
Thou art our God, who alone art to be adored and worshipped. There is none beside Thee who is equal to Thee or above Thee. Thou alone art our Father, Ruler and Judge.
Thou alone bestoweth happiness.

Gayatri for Meditation

भूः । ॐ भुवः । ॐ ्वः । ॐ महः
जनः। ॐ तपः । ॐ त्यम्
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं
भर्गो देव्य धीमहि
धियो प्रोदयात्
ओमापो ज्योति ोऽमृतं
ब्रह्म भूर्भुवः्सुरोम्

Om Bhooh. Om bhuvah. Om svah.
Om mahah. Om janah.
Om tapah. Om Satyam.
Tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dheemahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat.
Om aapo jyotee raso’mritam brahma
bhoor-bhuvas-svarom.

Notes:
The Gayatri Mantra can be found in the Yajur Veda 36.3, Yajur Veda 3.35, and Rig Veda 3.62.10
The Yajur Veda 36.3 has the version Om bhoor bhuvah svah. Tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi. Dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat.
The Yajur Veda 3.35 and Rig Veda 3.62.10 has the version without the first three words, (Om bhoor bhuvah svah) the mantra reads: Tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi. Dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat.

The Taittireeya-Aaanyaka of the Brahman Granth at 10.35.1 has the longer version of the Gayatri Mantra, usually used in meditation

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