Lyrics: Gayatri Mantra
Om, Bhur, Bhuvah, Svah, Tát savitúr váreṇyaṃ
Bhárgo devásya dhīmahi Dhíyo yó naḥ prachodáyāt
Gayatri Mantra in English:
Om is in what I am, what I sense and what I do,
I see Om – that light which is bright,
Destroy our impurities and purify us,
And give us enlightened intelligence,
Let good thoughts from you enter us all,
And guide us in the right directions
Gayatri Mantra is a Hymn from the ancient Indian scripture RigVeda, also often repeated in other scriptures like Upanishads, It is attributed to sage Vishwaamitra. It is called Gayatri Mantra or Savitri Mantra because it is directed towards goddess Gayatri, who is not considered a deity or demigod, but the single supreme personality.
Gayatri is recited by a spiritual aspirant to remember the higher purpose of life, it can also be a invocation or prayer to the supreme god to lift our consciousness upwards.
It is usually recited by the people who consider ‘knowing the ultimate truth’ as the primary purpose of their life.