Gayatri Mantra – English Lyrics & Meaning:
Om Bhūr Bhuvaḥ Suvaḥ, ThathsavithurvarENyaṃ, Bhargo Dhevasyadheemahi, Dhiyo Yo Naḥ Prachodayaath ||
“Oh, creator of the universe.
We meditate upon thy supreme splendor.
May thy radiant power illuminate my intellects, destroy my ignorance and guide me in the direction of enlightenment by purifying my inner hearts.”
Benefits of Gayatri Mantra Chanting:
Improves Breathing and Keeps Your Heart Healthy by Removes Toxins from Body and Blocks in the Nerves due to any injury.
Relaxes and Boosts your Brain, Reduces Stress and Anxiety, Improves Concentration and Memory and Removes Negative thoughts, Proper Functioning of the Brain leads to proper Functioning of all the Organs of the body, Improves Overall Immunity for a Healthy Body.
Firstly one should learn Pranayama from a Yoga Guru and understand about Deep Breathing Yoga Techniques. Then learning that one can easily recite this mantra along with a breathing technique to get the benefits of the Manthra.
First, sit in Padhmasan and practice Gentle Breathing or Pranayama for a while and then do recite the Manthra –
While reciting the mantra, the breathing process should be like this
Om Bhūr Bhuvaḥ Suvaḥ – Normal Inhale breath
ThathsavithurvarENyaṃ – Normal Exhale breath
Bhargo Dhevasyadheemahi – Normal Inhale breath
Dhiyo Yo Naḥ Prachodayaath – Normal Exhale breath
Or just recite the mantra as possible for you.
While chanting the mantra, you should concentrate on your Breath and pronounce the Manthra words precisely understanding the meaning of each word.
While reciting the Gayathri mantra in the precise procedure as I said above, the vibrations that create out of the sound when chanting the mantra activates the Four chakras namely Anahata Chakra – Heart Chakra, Vishuddha Chakra – Throat Chakra, Ajna Chakra – Third Eye Chakra, Sahastrara Chakra – Crown Chakra, will expand your lungs and other nerves. Doing this kriya regularly improves breathing and also oxygenates the whole body. This kriya cures diseases related to the Lungs, Throat, Sinus, Heart etc.
The Gayatri mantra creates a soothing effect when chanted in a Rhythmic soft tone. It creates vibrations that provoke the chakras allowing the Cosmic energy to flow through in it.
When and how Should You Chant Gayathri Mantra?
Chant the Gayatri Mantra during Brahma Muhurath which is around 3:30 AM and 4:30 AM for the best and fast result. One can achieve a high amount of Cosmic Energy during this time. However, this may not be possible for the people who live with the present living style. So doing this at least before 05.00 or 06.00 Am would be better or can do it before sunrise and after sunset time also.
Chant this mantra after doing breathing exercises – Pranayama for five to ten times at least. This should be done preferably facing towards East in the morning and West in the evening and then sit before Mother Photo facing south and start reciting the Manthra 108 times. This gives tremendous results for the above-said diseases when in starting stage.
It is recommended to recite, repeat the Gayatri mantra 108 times daily or every Friday having Rudhra mala in your hands if you have it. Fridays are considered most Auspicious as it is a favorable day to worship the Mother Goddess.
The benefits can be reaped by practicing this mantra daily or regularly.
Remember don’t strain yourself to recite the mantra along with the Pranayama technique. First, read the mantra with meaning and practice and then when you come to know its ease then start doing before the Mother Goddess to bless you good health.
Om Gurubhyom Namah Shivaya