Saturday, 9 May 2015

Importance and Benefits Of Gayatri Mantra






DISCLAIMER !

Please be mindful that despite Gayatri being the mother of the Vedas and verily the most potent mantra,proper recitation ( with correct pronunciation and intonation ) is a must for one to derive its benefits.Incorrect chanting can result in negative effects !

Most people do not benefit from Gayatri today because they recite it wrongly! 

For example,Gayatri should not be sung! It is a part of Vedas and must be recited according to the correct intonations.The famous singsong fashion of Gayatri by Ms Poudwal is not the correct way.


Video : The famous Gayatri as sung by Paudwal - which is wrong

The correct way to recite will be explained in this very article.If you are in need to get your chanting analysed and corrected,feel free to Whatsapp instantly to +60163059916.




*THERE ARE NO RESTRICTIONS FOR GAYATRI.ALL ARE EQUAL.EVERYONE CAN AND SHOULD RECITE REGARDLESS OF GENDER,AGE,CREED,CASTE WHATSOEVER*


The Gita does not mention this group or that group.Krshna declares 'whoever' ( Gita VIII-12,13 ) without any qualifying words limiting it to one class or sex.






The Gayatri holds a very prominent place in our culture.Much effort is being done to spread awareness on this mantra - which is none other than the mother of the Vedas.

How you can contribute :

Teach your children and emphasise the importance of this mantra to them.

108 recitation of Gayatri mantra in the morning will take a mere 15 minutes. Let us cultivate the seeds of our ancestral ways.In ancient India,children were initiated into this Gayatri Mantra by the age of 7 - this is why they grew into very intelligent,brilliant and enlightened beings - evidenced by the glorious ancient Bharata.

The Gayatri can have the opposite effect of enveloping a person in darkness if it is not chanted correctly..However,if it is chanted with Love,God will accept it'' - Sai Baba





The Mantra,as per Taittiriya Shaakha,Yajur Veda

OM                                                                      

( 1st Face )

BHUR BHUVASSUVAHA                           

( 2nd Face )

TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM                             

 ( 3rd Face )

BHARGO DEVASYA DHEEMAHI                      

( 4th Face )

DHIYO YO NAH (F) PRACHODAYAT                      

( 5th Face )

(1) The ‘OM’ is long and not a short one.It is ‘OOOOOMMMMMM’.

(2) It is 'suvaha', and not 'swaha','svaha' or other variants.

(3) The ‘N’ in Varenyam is retroflex.The tongue should touch the hard palate of the mouth ( roof of the mouth).The 'RE' has a double accent ( vare^eNyam )

    It is vareNyam , not vareNiyam.


(4) It is DEVASYA and not DEVASHYA. It is a 'SA' sound and not 'SHA'

(5) All syllables with a 'H' must be pronounced with a force.It is Bhur Bhuvah , not bur buvah.It is bhargo and not bargo.The 'BHA' must be chanted with force.The ‘Dhee’ in Dheemahi is a strong one,like how we say 'Buddhi ! '.It is not buddi.It is dhiyo yo , not diyo yo.

(6) The ending of prachodayaat has a double accent ( prachodayaa^aatu )

WATCH VIDEO BELOW FOR A GUIDED LEARNING : 



   Video : Correct way to recite Gayatri - Tutorial


REMEMBER : RECITE WITH THE CORRECT PRONUNCIATIONS AND INTONATION



    TONGUE MUST TOUCH THE HARD PALATE OF THE MOUTH ( ROOF OF MOUTH ) DURING THE 'N' IN 'VARENYAM'.

''While chanting the Gayatri Mantra, we may be well advised to follow the Instruction that Lord Krishna gave to Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita V - 27 "Shutting out all sense perceptions, and fixing the gaze between the eye-brows..."




Gayatri is said to be panchamukhi ( five faced ) because the mantra has five parts.



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Gayatri Mantra 

Benefits 
        
 Gayatri Mantra is an essential requisite for the young, because it ensures a bright and auspicious future for them." (SS 9/95-237)

 
   Gayatri will protect your body,make your intellect shine and improve your power of speech.That is why Gayatri is considered to be very important for the second stage of your life. ( Sai baba,SS 6/95,pp.166 & 167 ) - Second stage of life refers to the students.Gayatri mantra greatly promotes intelligence and therefore is a must to be chanted by students.  
  






   The children by virtue of chanting this Mantra in the morning and in the evening, may they be endowed with a rare intelligence which will take care of their fortunes that will be presiding over their destiny. They will become highly qualified. They will become model citizens so that the future of the country will be safe in their hands."



 In ancient times,children were initiated into the Gayatri Mantra by the age of 7.This made them grow into very bright,enlightened beings.

'Sarva-roganivaarini Gayatri' ; Gayatri is the reliever of ALL DISEASES.'Sarva dukha parivaarini Gayatri '; Gayatri wards off all miseries.'Sarva-vaancha-phalashri Gayatri'; Gayatri is the fulfiller of all desires.Gayatri is the bestower of all that is beneficial.If the mantra is chanted properly,various kinds of powers will emerge in one. ( Sai Baba,SS, 8/95, p.236 )


If you chant the Gayatri Mantra whole-heartedly,you will never face difficulties or hardships in life.Chant the divine name incessantly ( Sai Baba,SS 3/2000 , p.72 )

There is nothing more purifying on earth than the Gayatri Mantra. The Japa of Gayatri brings the same fruit as the recitation of all the Vedas with the Angas.

 
It will protect you from harm wherever you are --traveling, working, or at home. The Gayatri Mantra will protect us from harm wherever we are,whether in a bus or car,in a railway train or in a plane,in a bazaar or on the road.Do we need any protection other than what we can get by chanting the Gayatri Mantra? No.Sai Baba tells us that, ' The Gayatri Mantra is enough to protect the person who chants it'. Why is the Gayatri Mantra enough to protect the person who chants it? The Gayatri Mantra is enough to protect the person who chants it because,the Gayatri Mantra embodies all Divine Potencies.



If we chant the Gayatri Mantra while taking a bath,out bath gets sanctified.If we chant it before taking our food,our food becomes an offering to the Divine.We should develop heartfelt devotion to God. ( Sai Baba, SS , 9/95, p.238 )







This Gayatri has the subtle power of removing evil tendencies and implanting virtuous habits


The Gayatri promotes the acquisition of Daivashakti (God-power)

Gayatri is the bestower of all that is beneficial

The Gayatri Mantra's presiding deity is the Sun. Therefore,it is advisable that we face the direction of the Sun while chanting the Gayatri.The power of the inner Sun within us also illumines as we chant the gayatri.


Do not sing cheap and defiling film songs. Instead, recite the Gayatri. When you bathe, the body is being cleansed; let your mind and intellect also be cleansed. Make it a point to repeat it when you bathe as well as before every meal, when you wake from sleep, and when you go to bed. And also repeat santhi thrice at the end, for that repetition will give santhi or peace to three entities in you -body, mind, and soul.[Sai Baba, 20-6-1977]

Gayatri mantra assures you a long life.
  




"Gayatri Chandasaam aham": In Bhagawad Gita, Lord Krishna proclaims that He is Gayatri amongst Veda Mantra-s.


It is essential to recite the Gayatri mantra at least three times during morning, noon, and evening. This will serve to reduce the effects of the wrong acts one does every day. It is like buying goods for cash, instead of getting them on credit. There is no accumulation of karmic (result of action) debt, since each day's karma (action) is atoned for that day itself by reciting the
Gayatri mantra “( Sai Baba )


"One who repeats the Mantra 108 times in each sitting will attain radiance soon.One who repeats the Mantra 1008 times with sincerity and devotion in each sitting will attain illumination in 40 days." (SADGURU SANT KESHAVADAS)




Gayatri must be worshipped as a Mother.The Vedas proclaim Gayatri to be such a Mother.The benefit we derive from the Gayatri Mantra is the cleansing of the mind - Chitta suddhi. Even other Mantras have this ultimate purpose.However, Chitta suddhi is the direct result of Gayatri Japa.  (The Shankaracharya of Kaanchiipuram )

All of the Vedas and all Mantras are represented when chanting the Gayatri Mantra.And,their purpose and powers are included when the Gayatri Mantra is chanted.This is why Gayatri Maa is called , ‘ the mother of the Vedas’.

All Gods and Goddesses are embodied within Mata Gayatri. ( Sai Baba )


 ’'If the Gayatri Mantra is not recited correctly,it has the opposite effect of enveloping the person in darkness.But,if we recite it with Love,God will accept it.’’ ( Sai baba )


Should you need a guide to check your chanting,send your voice recording of the mantra via whatsapp to +60163059916.


Even westerners,who experiment with the Gayatri Mantra find that it has power.The mantra should be said by a person,well practiced in spiritual life.

( Sai Baba,Conversations with Sathya Sai Baba,p.119 )



Westerners have investigated the vibrations produced by this ( Gayatri Mantra ) and have found that when it is recited with correct accent as laid down in the Vedas,the atmosphere around becomes visibly illumined.So,Brahma-prakasha,the effulgence of Brahma,will descend on you and illumine your intellect and light your path when this Mantra is chanted.The Gayatri is the 'Annapurna' Mother, the Force that animates all Life.So do not neglect it.
( Sai Baba,SSS,Vol X, edition : 1980, p.122 ) If you intend to overcome the delusion,you must establish yourself in God.The Bhrama ( delusion ) can be overcome only by the attainment of Daivi-Shakti ( divine power ). The Gayatri promotes the acquisition of Daivi-shakti.
( Sai Baba, SSS, Vol.IV,edition : 1981,p.07,Discourse on 26 April 1965 ) The gayatri Mantra develops the Dhee Shakti ( intellectual power) or the power of discrimination.So,its consequence will be the giving up of evil company and the seeking of kindred souls.

( Sai Baba , SSS, Vol.IV edition : 1981,p.407,Discourse on 26 April 1965 )


 The Gayatri Mantra is a prayer for the development of your intellect ( Sai Baba,SSS,Vol.IV , p.410,Discourse on 26 April 1965 )

 The Gayatri will protect your body,make your intellect shine and improve your power of speech.That is why Gayatri is considered to be very important for this second stage of ( student) life,in which you are entering today.
( Sai Baba,SS, 6/95, pp.166 & 167 )



Sage Manu lays special stress on Gayatri.He has declared that the gayatri is the very life-breath of the Brahmin.It is not his declaration only;it is the truth.What is more efficient for spiritual uplift than Dhyana ( meditation ) on the effulgence that illumines and feeds the intellect of man ?What is more vitally fruitful than prayer,which pleads for saving the mind from sin-ward tendencies ? For man,there is no better armour than the cultivation of virtues.Manu states that the Brahmin will not lose his status as long as he holds on the Gayatri and is inspired by its meaning.He says that if he is too weak to pursue the study of the Vedas,he must at least recite the Gayatri Mantra and adhere to it till the very end.The Smriti ( Manu-smriti) too says that there is no treasure richer than the Gayatri. ( Sai Baba,Dharma Vahini,Reprint 2001,pp.43 & 44 )























There can be no fanaticism,no hatred,no rivalry,if the Gayatri is adhered to.Its Japa ( recitation ) will clarify the passions and promote love.


''The regular repetition of a few Malas (one Mala consists of repeating the Gayatri Mantra 108 times) of Gayatri every day will bestow upon you all that is auspicious and benevolent to you, herein and hereafter.''

No driver of a car identifies himself with the car.Likewise,the body is a car and the Atma is the driver.Forgetting one's true role as a driver,one is identifying one's self with the body,which is only a vehicle.This truth is emphatically brought out by the Gayatri Mantra

(Sai Baba,SS,9/95.p.234 )






 If you chant the Gayathri Mantra whole-heartedly,you will never face difficulties or hardships in life.Chant the divine name incessantly

( Sai Baba,SS 3/2000 , p.72 )

The Gayatri Mantra enabled Sage Viswamitra to use rare weapons which bowed to his will when the Mantra was repeated with faith. Through the powers he attained in this way, Viswamitra was able to create a counterpart of this Cosmos. 

(Sathya Sai Vahini - 184)

Bhagavan's advice to young people is that they should chant the Gayatri Mantra when taking their bath.Bhagavan says that when we take our bath, we are cleansing our bodies. Therefore, we should take this opportunity to cleanse our minds and intellects also at the same time.

We should chant the Gayatri Mantra at least 108 times (One Mala) every morning. This will take only 15 minutes.

At least one Mala of Japa must be done daily without a break. It will guard you from all dangers, give you infinite strength to overcome all obstacles, and take you to the very pinnacle of splendor, power, peace and bliss.

To repeat the Gayatri Mantra 24,000 times is very auspicious.


  



The Gayatri empowers the solar energy within you - as it carries the shakti of Surya
                   

                  

17 comments:

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    1. Mayiliragu : Sr Devraj thanks sir.. In my opinion twice a day is not enough.. 108 will be good

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    1. ADMIN : Thank you Lulia Watson :) . Do share it.

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  3. Hi Can you provide the link with correct pronunciation.

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    1. here you go.. its in the article :

      https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BxeSoIgoGbdObWh1dm5YWnZwUGc

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  4. I started reciting Gayatri mantra as taught in this article earnestly.
    Some time back, I went to a river believed to be inhabited by evil spirits. I had to go there with a spiritual person for some ritual regarding a dosha in me.

    Many are familiar that in any ritual,some other 'beings' tend to derive blood from a victim.Some form of accident happens , resulting in bleeding.It is a form of sacrifice to the beings of nature.

    After the ritual was done,logically, i shud have been injured but the guru got a cut and he started bleeding.
    He analysed me by touching my spine and said that '' OH - you chant gayatri very frequently , that is why it was not possible for other beings to hurt you ''

    I was impressed and beyond words to describe.As mentioned in this article - -It will protect you from harm wherever you are --traveling, working, or at home. The Gayatri Mantra will protect us from harm wherever we are,whether in a bus or car,in a railway train or in a plane,in a bazaar or on the road.Do we need any protection other than what we can get by chanting the Gayatri Mantra? No.Sai Baba tells us that, ' The Gayatri Mantra is enough to protect the person who chants it'. Why is the Gayatri Mantra enough to protect the person who chants it? The Gayatri Mantra is enough to protect the person who chants it because,the Gayatri Mantra embodies all Divine Potencies.

    VERY TRUE.

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    1. Interesting.Thanks for sharing your beautiful experience.In fact,Gayatri is commonly described as 'that which protects the one who chants '

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  5. Very nice quotes of bhagawan sri satya sai baba on gayathri mantra and easy to practice in daily life. thank you very much.

    srinivas murty

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  6. Nice mantra. Good pictures used in video. When i am listening to this mantra, it will makes me more calmful and peace of mind, improves my breathing pattern. Keep posting these type of content. To get more details about pujas, mantras, bhajans, chants, check out this and get all benefits.

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  7. Gayatri mantra when recited in the Ganapada form 1221123321123 tat savitus savitus tat tat savitur varenyam varenyagm: savitur tat tat savitur varenyam...(please check any youtube) provides immense benefits.. it is the most complex form of chanting gayatri mantra..

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    1. Yes.. it is indeed powerful and not difficult to master

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  11. Thanks Vinnith for teaching me the correct way to chant mantra Gayatri. it provides a different effect compare to singing veersion i use to do.

    now i can feel the power of gayatri mmaaa

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