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Gayatri Mantra: Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha - in sanskrit with meaning - mantra on Devi Gayatri

- from Yajur Veda & in some other vedic texts

ॐ   भूर्भुवः   स्वः
Gayatri Mantra: Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah
Devi Gayatri
Devi Gayatri

भूर्भुवः स्वः
तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्
Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah
Tat-Savitur-Varennyam |
Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat ||

Meaning:
1: Om, (that Divine Illumination which Pervades the) Bhu Loka (Physical Plane, Consciousness of the Physical Plane), Bhuvar Loka (Antariksha or Intermediate Space, Consciousness of the Prana) and Swar Loka (Swarga, Heaven, Consciousness of the Divine Mind),
2: On that Savitur (Divine Illumination) which is the Most Adorable (Varenyam), ...
3: ... and which is of the nature of Divine Effulgence (Bhargo Devasya), I meditate,
4: May that Divine Intelligence (Dhiyah) Awaken (Pracodyat) our (Spiritual Consciousness).

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Greatness of Gayatri:


गायत्र्येव परो विष्णुर्गात्र्येव परः शिवः
गायत्र्येव परो ब्रह्मा गायत्र्येव त्रयी ततः
Gaayatry[Ii-I]eva Paro Vissnnur-Gaatryeva Parah Shivah |
Gaayatry[Ii-I]eva Paro Brahmaa Gaayatry[Ii-I]eva Trayii Tatah ||

Meaning:
1: Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Vishnu, Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Shiva,
2: Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Brahma; within Gayatri is Indeed Present the Essence of the Three.

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गायत्री वेदजननी गायत्री ब्राह्मणप्रसूः
Gaayatrii Veda-Jananii Gaayatrii Braahmanna-Prasuuh |

Meaning:
Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas and Gayatri gives Birth to Brahmana (by bestowing divine knowledge).

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गायत्री वेदजननी गायत्री लोकपावनी
Gaayatrii Veda-Jananii Gaayatrii Loka-Paavanii |

Meaning:
Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas and Gayatri is the Purifier of the Worlds.

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गायत्री वेदजननी गायत्री पापनाशिनी
Gaayatrii Veda-Jananii Gaayatrii Paapa-Naashinii |

Meaning:
Gayatri is the Mother of the Vedas and Gayatri is the Destroyer of the Sins.

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गायत्री तु परं तत्त्वं गायत्री परमा गतिः
Gaayatrii Tu Param Tattvam Gaayatrii Paramaa Gatih |

Meaning:
Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme Truth and Gayatri Indeed is the Supreme State to be Attained.

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ॐकारस्तु परं ब्रह्म गायत्री स्यात्तदक्षरम्
Omkaarastu Param Brahma Gaayatrii Syaat-Tad-Akssaram |

Meaning:
Omakara Indeed is the Supreme Brahman (Absolute Consciousness) and Gayatri is the Syllable (or Letter) of That.

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गायत्र्याः परो मन्त्रः सा सर्वश्रुतिमध्यगा
Na Gaayatryaah Paro Mantrah Saa Sarva-Shruti-Madhya-Gaa |

Meaning:
There is No Mantra Greater than Gayatri; She Abides in the Middle of All the Shrutis (Vedas).

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Translated by greenmesg



Mantras from Vedas & Upanishads:

Om Shanti, Shanti, Shanti Shanti Mantras:
Om Asato Ma Sadgamaya
Om Bhadram Karnebhih Shrnuyama Devah
Om Purnamadah Purnamidam
Om Sahana Vavatu
Om Sarvesham Swastirvavatu
Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Om Shamno Mitrah Sham Varunah
Om Vang Me Manasi Pratisthita
Om Dyauha Shantirantariksha Shantihi

Vedic Suktas / Mantras:
Apah Suktam (RV 10.9)
Bhumi Sukta Excerpts (AV 12.1)
Durga Suktam (Mahanarayana Upanishad)
Ganapati Atharvashirsha (Ganapati Upanishad)
Gayatri Mantra (Yajur Veda)
Kshetrapati Suktam (RV 4.57)
Mahamrityunjaya Mantra (RV 7.59.12)
Om Gananam Tva Ganapatim (RV 2.23.1)
Purusha Suktam (RV 10.90)
Sri Suktam (RV appendices)


Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhumi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Spiritual Realization: Spiritual Realization

3. Incarnations & Saints: Incarnations - Rishis - Saints

4. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - River Sangams - Lakes - Consolidated

5. Puranas: Hermitages - Penances - Puranic Events

6. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Ashramas - Samaskaras - Traditions

7. Other Aspects: Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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