The Gayatri Mantra is a highly respected and admired mantra in Hindu religion. It is a Sanskrit verse taken from a hymn of Rigveda (3.62.10). Gayatri Mantra is not just a means of worshipping the goddess Gayatri, but it itself is an object of worship.

Goddess Gayatri

Goddess Gayatri

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ॐ भूर्भुवः॒ स्वः ।
तत्स॑वितुर्वरे॑णयं(तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं) ।
भ॒र्गो॑ दे॒वस्य॑ धीमहि ।
धियो॒ यो नः॑ प्रचो॒दया॑त् ॥

Transliteration : Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ
tát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ
bhárgo devás yadhī mahi
dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt

Traditional Translation : We meditate upon that most meditation-worthy, the most knowable and hence the delightful self-luminous radiance (in the form of Parabrahman) of the divine entity called Savita (the all-inspiring, all-creating one), which inspires our activities, properties and intellect”.

Other translations by different authors

Ralph T. H. Griffith

“May we attain that excellent glory of Savitar the god: So may he stimulate our prayers.” —The Hymns of the Rigveda (1896).

Sir William Jones

“Let us adore the supremacy of that divine sun, the god-head who illuminates all, who recreates all, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, whom we invoke to direct our understandings aright in our progress toward his holy seat.”

William Quan Judge

“Unveil, O Thou who givest sustenance to the Universe, from whom all proceed, to whom all must return, that face of the True Sun now hidden by a vase of golden light, that we may see the truth and do our whole duty on our journey to thy sacred seat.”

Sivanath Sastri (Brahmo Samaj)

“We meditate on the worshipable power and glory of Him who has created the earth, the nether world and the heavens (i.e. the universe), and who directs our understanding.”

Swami Vivekananda

“We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”

S. Radhakrishnan

” We meditate on the effulgent glory of the divine Light; may he inspire our understanding.”
“We meditate on the adorable glory of the radiant sun; may he inspire our intelligence.”