ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवी- तुवरण्यम
भर- ्गो देवसयाह धीमही
धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात्-
Gayatri Mantra has been chronicled in The Rig Veda which was written in Sanskrit some 3500 years ago. The ancient Hindu scriptures reveal that Sage Vishwamitra was given this mantra as a gift for his years of penance and austerities that he performed. However, it is believed that this mantra has been chanted long before it was recorded in the text.
It is an intense and deep prayer to the Supreme power, which can be used universally by anyone. There is no caste, no race, no gender, no colour before this mantra, all are equal and all are one. While reciting this mantra what really matters is your dedication, faith and belief.
Gayatri Mantra invokes and inspires wisdom in us. In simpler terms it means – “May the divine light of the Supreme power enlighten our understanding, and lead us along a path of virtue”.
The Vedas state, this mantra purifies the chanter and the listener. However, there is much more to this beautiful mantra than purification, it opens our heart and expands our horizon. It also opens new opportunities for us.
It is very important to chant the Gayatri Mantra with perfect pronunciation or else the meaning of the prayer is lost, and we are unable to connect with our soul. There should be intensity and deep reverence in your intent of chanting the mantra.
This mantra is made up of 24 syllables that have both a psychological and physiological effect on our body. The benefits are endless but here are few benefits of chanting the Gayatri Mantra for good health.
- Calms the mind: The chant of the mantra starts with Om, which sends vibrations to your mind through your lips, tongue, and skull and helps in the release of relaxing hormones which calms your mind.
2. Improves immunity: The vibrations stimulate our chakras and the hypothalamus – the gland that is responsible for functioning of immunity and release of happy hormones. Thereby, making our body happier and building a stronger immunity.
- Increases concentration and learning: A study reveals that those who chant this mantra have better concentration and memory. This is because when you chant the Gayatri Mantra the resulting vibration activates the three chakras that are present on our face and head — namely the third eye, throat and crown chakras. These chakras help in improving concentration as they are directly related to the brain.
4. Improves our breathing: Chanting this mantra requires taking deep controlled breaths which improves our lung function and breathing.
5.Helps beat the stress & depression: regular chanting of the mantra helps to keep the stress at bay. It stimulates the vagus nerve, which aids in the treatment of depression and epilepsy. It also helps in the release of endorphins and other relaxing hormones, which keep depression away.
6.Relieves the symptoms of asthma: While chanting the mantra, one is required to breathe in deep and hold their breath for a short period of time. This helps strengthen the lungs and can serve as an enhanced therapy for asthma.
Shubhpuja offers Gayatri Jap yagna which is very powerful and it saves us from every problem in life and keeps away the evil influences. It enlightens us and brings success and glory in our life.