Gayatri Mantra Meaning, Benefits and Power

Previously, guest author, Richard wrote popular articles about Om Mantra ChantingThe Awakening of Kundalini and Energy CentersYoga Pranayama for Beginners and So Hum Mantra Meditation.  Today he discusses with us the meaning, benefits and great power of the Gayatri Mantra . In the article below you will also find links to download a free MP3 of the Gayatri Mantra along with links to videos of Gayatri Mantra Meditation.  

Richard is a meditation teacher and author, and you will find more information on the courses he offers on his website

Gayatri – The Ancient, Supreme Mantra

 Gayatri Mantra Meaning - Temple

The Gayatri practice was secret for thousands of years.

Today, it’s heard everywhere in India, Earth’s most Spiritual land.

Priests chant Gayatri Mantra in Temples.

Sai Baba taught Gayatri to his followers.

So did Sri Aurobindo. And Sri Swami Shivananda.

Cowherds seeking Divinity chant Gayatri from dawn till dusk as they follow their Holy cows.

House wives chant Gayatri Mantra as they sweep the pavement in front of their homes to create lovely chalk mandalas bringing great good fortune.

What’s the amazing attraction to Gayatri? How does the Gayatri Mantra work? Where did it come from? And, most important of all, what are the wonderful benefits of chanting the Gayatri Mantra?

Gayatri Mantra

First, let’s learn the mantra. Then, while you’re experiencing the energy Gayatri creates in you, we’ll discuss its meaning, history, and benefits.  You may feel the blissful effects as you begin chanting the short, easy version of the supreme mantra right now with Anmol’s wife Trupti.

Free Gayatri Mantra MP3 Download

Om Bhur Buvaha Svaha
Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath

You’ll find also find 3 excellent videos here.

TIP – Correct pronunciation is important to direct the energy to activate the proper centers inside yourself. V in Sanskrit is SOMETIMES enunciated W as in Svaha (Swaha).

Gayatri Mantra Meaning 

The words Gayatri Mantra could be translated as meaning: prayer of praise that awakens and liberates. One of the reasons this mantra is so effective is that it combines both prayer and mantra techniques that take you very deep into meditation.

S. Krishnamurthy’s translation of the mantra works well with Anmol’s exercise for opening the Third Eye:

We meditate upon the radiant Divine Light
of that adorable Sun of Spiritual Consciousness;
May it awaken our intuitional consciousness.

Another translation could be:

Radiant Divine Soul from which we all came
Awaken the same brilliant Divine Light in me
So that inner radiance consumes all thought and emotion
Teaching and guiding me to realizing reality

You’ve attained a very high level of realization when the brilliant radiance inside you merges with the Divine Soul. You become the Divine Soul. It’s not that difficult. The power of Gayatri helps get you there faster.

Gayatri Mantra Origins

The Vedas are some of the earliest scriptures, going back 2,500 to 3,500 years. Gayatri is mentioned numerous times as being the supreme mantra. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna proclaims to Arjuna, “I am the Gayatri.” This means that all of Krishna’s attributes can be experienced by chanting Gayatri.

You become Divine.

For many centuries, Gayatri was kept secret by Gurus and Yogis because of its power. As with so many other secret, ancient practices, it’s only in recent times that this amazing mantra has become widely available to all.

Gayatri Mantra Benefits

Becoming radiant Divine light is the greatest benefit, but if that’s not enough for you, or you think it’s too far away, along the path to Divinity there are many other benefits that you can enjoy sooner.


  1. Removes obstacles from your life
  2. Protects you from danger
  3. Brightens you mind
  4. Dispels ignorance
  5. Improves communication abilities
  6. Opens your psychic vision
  7. Brings direct knowledge of the eternal truths 

Full Version of Gayatri Mantra

For those of you who want a little more, chant the long version. The introduction invokes the power of Gayatri in all seven lokahs, or dimensions, purifying and empowering all areas of your life. Reciting all seven lokas before chanting Gayatri energizes all of your chakras, adding efficacy, clarity and power.

Om bhahu

Om bhuvaha 

Om suvaha

Om mahaha

Om gahaha

Om tapaha

Om satyam

Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath

Om apo jyotih rasamritan

Brahma bhur bhuvas suvar


You can listen to a rendition sung beautifully in Western style here Gâyatrî Mantra.

Meaning of the Full Version of Gayatri Mantra: 

Bhuhu is the physical plane or Earth

Bhuvaha is the astral –the energy underlying the physical

Suvaha is the mental world of thought

Mahaha is emotions

Janaha is creative generation 

Tapaha is intuition

Satyam is the absolute from which the true teachings come 

By chanting the introduction, you’re telling the energy created by Gayatri to progressively work through from the grossest physical level of your being to the highest, most refined aspect of you, purifying all.

You become purer, more refined and more translucent –Divine in all aspects. Swiftly becoming Divine radiant light is the greatest benefit and is the goal of chanting Gayatri morning, noon and night.

Advanced Gayatri Mantra Meditation 

Take this practice to a higher level by visualizing brilliant, luminous light appearing at one of two centers inside yourself while chanting.

  1. Your pineal gland at the base of your brain. See a brilliant ball or crystal of luminous light form, expand and become permanent. It grows as you practice Gayatri regularly. Use this visualization in conjunction with Anmol’s Third Eye opening exercise.
  2. Your Thymus gland high in the center of your chest. Do the same visualization as in number one above.

Tip: A good meditation teacher can give you an initiation that will open these Soul Centers for you, exploding this practice into life for you instantly.

Chanting Gayatri may bring immense, practical benefits into your life as well as grant you the ability to become eternal, luminous light.

Please, share your comments or questions below. 

Gayatri Mantra Benefits - Chakra

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18 Responses to “Gayatri Mantra Meaning, Benefits and Power”

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  1. 19
    Anonymous Says:

    wheather the person should not eat non veg who says matra or while saying we should not eat

  2. 18
    Aadibawa Says:

    You have to do sadhna in sea with water upto navel and stand on 1 feet at night and chant gupt gaytri mantra,,,after 12 years u can make dead alive,,,

  3. 17
    Aadibawa Says:

    This SO CALLED “GAYTRI MANTRA ” is actually savtri mantra ,,and actual gaytri mantra has so much power that if its 1 only syllable is chanted 1o8 times person dies ,,,according to aghori master,,,

  4. 16
    yashaswini Says:

    Thanks a million. … very informative. …

  5. 15
    vijaya lakshmi Says:

    we want gayatri mantras in meaning in tamil

  6. 14
    Anonymous Says:

    I like it

  7. 13
    TSubu Says:


    Check out an explanation of the Gayatri mantra here:

  8. 12
    P.kumar Says:

    If you want to make the Gayatri Mantra more effective and beneficial, you must know a few things first.

    Gayatri-Mata (Goddess Gayatri) was cursed by Brahma, Vasishtha, Vishwamitra, and Shukra, so before chanting this Mantra its curse redemption is done, for making it more powerful and effective for you.

    Curse Redemption is done in following steps :-

    1.Brahma-ShapVimochan (Curse redemption from Brahma) :-

    You can do this by chanting this mantra =>

    ॐ गायत्रिं ब्रह्मेत्युपासीत यद्रुपं ब्रह्मविदो विदु: |
    तां पश्यन्ति धीरा: सुमनसो वाचमग्रत: ||

    ENGLISH =>

    2. Vasishtha-ShapVimochan (Curse redemption from Vasishtha) :-

    You can do this by chanting this mantra =>

    SANSKRIT => ]
    ॐ सो अहमर्कमयम ज्योतिरात्म ज्योतिरहं शिव: |
    आत्मज्योतिरहं शुक्र: सर्वज्योतिरसो अस्म्यहम |

    ENGLISH =>

    3. Vishwamitra-ShapVimochan (Curse redemption from Vishwamitra) :-

    You can do this by chanting this mantra =>

    ॐ गायत्रीं भजाम्यग्निमुखीं विश्वगर्भां यदुद्धवा: |
    देवाश्चक्रिरे विश्वसृष्टिं तां कल्याणीमिष्टकरीं प्रपद्ये ||

    ENGLISH =>

    4. Shukra-ShapVimochan (Curse redemption from Shukra) :-

    You can do this by chanting this mantra =>

    सोअहमर्कमयम ज्योतिरात्म ज्योतिरहं शिव: |
    आत्मज्योतिरहं शुक्र: सर्वज्योतिरसोअस्म्यहम |

    ENGLISH =>

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    anu sharma Says:

    what is difference between longer and shorter version of gayatri???Is longer version more benecial???some articles say that longer version is used for pranayam and not for chanting. Is this true??

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    jitendra Says:

    I have experience of power of the mantra, its unbelievable, but have to quit alcohol and nonveg. It makes u different from world, it protects u, empowers u destroys ur obstacles as well as guides u, non the less intuition are more powerful than the astrologer and mind becomes sharper than ever, if give up chanting still it effects u for long long time or years, when u chant it takes u to different world, only u can experience no one can understand or feel it without chanting ……jai gayatri

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