Gayatri Mantra – Bowing to Surya – the sun

Through the popular and ancient mantra of light, the Gayatri mantra from the Vedas, we bow to Surya – the sun – and ask for enlightenment.

Mantra

om
oṁparticle
Om

OM

bhūr
bhūrsubstantive particle
Erde
bhuvaḥ
bhuvassubstantive particle
Luftraum
svaḥ
svarsubstantive particle
Himmel
tattatpuru.sa~~-compound genitive
tadpronoun 3rd person
dieser
savituḥmasculine genitive singular
savitr̥substantive
der Sonne, des Belebers, des Bewegers
vareṇyaṁaccusative singularwünschenswerth, liebenswerth; vorzüglich, der vorzüglichste

Erde, Luftraum und Himmel der höchsten Sonne.

Dr. Ronald Steiner

bhargaḥnominative singular
bhargasubstantive masculine
strahlender Glanz
devasyagenitive singular
devasubstantive masculine
des Göttlichen
dhīmahi1st person plural aktive present indicative
dhāverb
wir richten unseren Geist auf etw.
dhiyaḥnominative plural
dhīsubstantive feminine
die Meditationen, die Gedanken, den Verstand, die Andacht, die Gebete
yaḥnominative singular
yadsubstantive masculine
der, wer, welcher
naḥaccusative plural
madpronoun 1st person
unsere
pracodayāt3rd person singular imperative causative
pracudverb
er möge veranlassen zu inspirieren, anzutreiben, zu animieren

Wir richten unseren Geist auf den strahlenden Glanz des Göttlichen, der unsere Meditation inspirieren möge.

Dr. Ronald Steiner

Who better to ask for spiritual enlightenment than the sun itself? It provides our planet with light and life and is the brightest star in our sky. Not surprisingly is Gayatri-Mantra{m} (गायत्रीमंत्र{म्}, Gāyatrī-Maṁtra{m}) one of the most frequently recited prayers, at least in our time. Earlier, only the members of high cast were allowed access to the holy mantra, but today all devout Hindus sing in praise of the sun and ask for spiritual enlightenment. At Upanayana – the coming of age of Hindu Brahmin – boys between six and twelve are given the mantra as a daily prayer. Recitation of the mantra at dawn and dusk and at midday is a daily duty for Brahmin.Traditionally the Gayatri-Mantra{m} (गायत्रीमंत्र{म्}, Gāyatrī-Maṁtra{m}) is regarded as the mother of the Vedas“. The first lines originated from the Yajur Veda and the rest from verse 3.62.10 of the Rig Veda. The mantra also appears in the Upanishads and in the Bhagavad-Gita, where Krishna describes himself as Gayatri (10.35). The mystical greeting to the sun constitutes our very existence, strengthening spiritual energy and eliminating impurities in the soul. According to legend, the seer Vishva Mitra was the first of 24 Rishis who understood the first 24 syllables. The Goddess Gayatri is the personification of the mantra and is the wife of the creator, Brahma.

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