Gayatri Mantra Meaning

Gayatri Mantra – word for word translation – word by word meaning

The Gayatri Mantra

AUM   bhoor    bhuvah    svah

tat    savitur    varenyam 

bhargo    devasya    dheemahi 

dhiyo    yo    nah    prachodayaat


      Free flow interpretation in English
|| ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो योनः प्रचोदयात् ||
-embodies and protects the Vital-Spiritual energies (भूः),
-eliminates the Sufferings (भुवः),
-embodies Happiness (स्वः),
THAT (तत्)
(which) is-
-Self-Luminous-Divine-Brilliance and
Ultimate Creative Source (सवितुः),
-the best of the best, most virtuous (वरेण्यं),
-cleanser of all our imperfections (भर्गो),
-aggregate of all Divine Virtues and Strengths (देवस्य);
May our intellect (धियो) bear (धीमहि)

THAT(तत्) Supreme Consciousness ()

 (WHO (यो) (we pray to) propel (प्रचोदयात्) our (नः) intellect (धियो)
on the Divine-righteous path to unfold spiritual potentiality and enlightenment.



The Gayatri Mantra -  word for word meaning



Sanskrit word

Meaning in English

Meaning in Sanskrit

Identity (of the Supreme Consciousness) AUM The Supreme Consciousness, The Source, Promordial Sonic ConsciousnessShabda-Brahman / Nada-Brahman Pranav Paramaatma
Function-1 Bhoor Embodies and protects Vital-Spiritual energies (Prana-svarupa)
Function -2 Bhuvah Eliminates the Sufferings (Dukha-naashaka)
Function -3 Svah Embodies Happiness (Sukha-svaroop)
Pointer to the identity Tat That –> pointer to The Source -The Supreme Consciousness-AUM  
Attribute-1 Savitur Bright-Self-luminous brilliant Source that is fountainhead of creative-life-giving-spiritual-energy alike Sun (Tejasvi)
Attribute -2 Varenyam the Best of the Best selection of most excellent virtues that are most harmoniously compatible and  most befitting to human consciousness (Shrestha)
Attribute -3 Bhargo Destroyer of: weaknesses, defects, flaws, fragility, frailty, imperfection, ineffectiveness, inefficacy, and intrinsic impressions (Sanskars). (Tejasvee)
Attribute -4 Devasya Divine Virtues and Strengths imbibing the joy of giving (Dev-svaroop)
ConnectionMeditation Dheemahi Receive, meditate, imbibe, impregnate, bear, saturate our intellect (Dhee) (Dharan)(Dhyan)
Action on Dhiyo Intellect or the inner faculty of wisdom and reasoning which is key to transformation and unleashing of full potential. (Buddhi)
Action by Yo Who – {The Supreme Consciousness}  
Target group Nah Ours – ALL inclusive : no exclusions  
Prayer for action Pracho-dayaat Propel our intellecton Divine path to unfold spiritual potentiality and enlightenment.{impel, compel, push, pull, inspire, lead, guide} (Prerit)