Gayatri mantra – the most powerful mantra in the Universe!
Gayatri Mantra is the most powerful mantra in Hinduism. It is believed that it is taken from the verses of Rigveda and Yajurveda. The mantra is in Sanskrit language and is considered very effective. Goddess Gayatri is said to be the incarnation of Goddess Saraswati and had married Lord Brahma who is the creator of the Universe. The Goddess is believed to have created all the four Vedas of Hinduism.
And thus Gayatri Mantra is also found in all the four Vedas. The significance of mantra is to invoke the spiritual intelligence in mankind. There are many translations of the mantra according to the spiritual beliefs of varied translators. The translation of the mantra according to Indian sage Swami Vivekananda states that:
“We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”
As per the translation, this powerful mantra praises the glory of the Lord and seeks spiritual wisdom from Him. The five senses of those who chant the mantra are protected by the Goddess Gayatri and are thus purified.
The mantra can be recited at three time periods of the day – dawn, noon and at dusk. The chanting positively affects all the seven chakras (energy centers) of the human body and thus generates power and wisdom within. Chanting the mantra without any rites is termed as Japa meaning repetition of the name of God or mantra.
Thus, reciting the most powerful mantra of the universe called the Gayatri Mantra brings harmony in all the five senses of the human body, awakens the spiritual intelligence and guards the soul from obstacles and eventually gives stability and enlightenment to the wandering soul.