Gayatri Mantra is the most powerful mantra that can be sung anytime in a day. It is essential to have some mantra knowledge in order to connect with our heavenly mother. Read ahead to know more fascinating things about this most melodious hymn and how precious Vedic gemstones can help you unleash the power of the Gayatri mantra.
Gayatri Mantra was discovered by Sage Vishwamitra, who went with his disciple to the forest and came across the sanctum of the mighty sage, Vasistha.
Vasistha greeted them and offered him and his disciple food to eat and a place to rest. In his yard, Vasistha turns to a cow and mumbles some words into the cow's ear. The sage and his disciple suddenly had plenty of food to eat. Vishwamitra was beguiled by this miracle and wanted the cow for himself; he intended to take the cow back to the kingdom. But, Vasistha refused to give him the cow, which led to the argument between them. And ultimately, Vishwamitra has to accept his defeat and go back to his kingdom. But, Vishwamitra has a continuous thought in his mind that Vasistha has some immense power. Vishwamitra decided to eliminate all the ties with the material world and started meditating in the jungle.
Vishwamitra spent many years meditating and faced many impediments. With time, Vishwamitra conquered all his desires and was granted the title of 'Maha-Rishi' by Lord Brahma. But Lord Brahma added: Vishwamita will be bestowed the title of Maha-Rishi when he will take blessings from Vasistha.
Having no choice, Vishwamitra went looking for Vasistha. As Vishwamitra approached the sanctum of the Vasishtha, he overheard the conversation between Vaishtha and his wife and discovered that Vaishtha had secretly guided him into the enlightenment of his meditation journey.
Remorseful for his vexation and anger towards Vasistha, Vishwamita began banging his head towards the wall and fell on the ground. Vishwamitra felt some divine power running through his body when his head hit Vasistha's foot. Vishwamitra suddenly started hearing the mysterious sound of Gayatri Mantra in his head and started reciting it. Then Vasistha blessed him and finally gave him the title of 'Brahma-Rishi.'
This is how Gayatri Mantra was discovered! This engrossing story also teaches us not to let our anger be part of our life journey and how everything happens for a reason.
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि।
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात॥
Bhur Bhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Diyo Yo Nah Prachodayat
We meditate on the divine grandeur of the foremost reality, which is the root of existence. May the godly and saintly light brighten our mind, and we always lead a path of justice.
Om (ॐ) - Om or Aum is the sound that comes from Prana, the Vital Vibration. Om is the symbol of the primordial symbolic tone of the universal absolute.
Bhur Bhuvah Svah (भूर्भुवः स्वः) - These three words are past, present, and future which means Vyahriti. And Vyahriti means giving knowledge to the whole universe. Thus, the person who chants these three magical words contemplates the Glory of God.
Tat Savitur Varenyam (तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम) - Tat means the ultimate truth, Savitar means the divine sun also the light of wisdom, and Varenium means to adore and respect the power of the divine.
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi (भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि) - Bhargo means illumination; Devasya means the grace of the divine, Dhimahi means we all contemplate. We are grateful to the universe with what we have.
Diyo Yo Nah Prachodayat (धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात) - Diyo means intellect, Yo means what, Nah means ours, and Prachodayat means requesting, and praying. We pray to the divine Lord for enlightening our intellect.
Chanting the mantra increases vibration and activates three chakras- throat chakra, the third eye chakra, and crown chakra. These chakras increase the concentration level and remove distractions. You can also from Brahma Gems, which work in improving the spirituality of these chakras.
Chanting mantra helps you to keep your mind relaxed and optimistic. It eliminates the negativity and toxicity in your environment. You become a different positive individual who sees life from a positive perspective.
While chanting, you use your tongue, throat, ears, and lips, which produces a vibration. This helps in stimulating the brain to release neurotransmitters to active sensations, which helps you to live a healthy and happy life.
Chanting the Gayatri mantra every day will help in eliminating depression and anxiety from your life. These days people are becoming susceptible to stress, but chanting the mantra is the best way of keeping the anxiety, depression, or any other serious issue or disorder under control.
Chanting mantra every day also activates the hypothalamus, which helps increase our immunity. You can also buy gemstone online from a certified gemstone shop like Brahma Gems if you want to include the power of these gemstones in your life.
These were some of the benefits, history, and meaning of the most powerful ancient mantra 'Gayatri Mantra.' Let's show our gratitude to the universe every day for all that we have. Let's be thankful for all that we have got. Chanting the Gayatri mantra, while wearing the right Vedic gemstone to unleash the mantra's power will surely change your life!