|Significance of mantra & Gayatri Mantra|
Question: What is “Gayatri Mantra”?
Every holy hymn of the Veda is called “the mantra” , and every mantra of the Veda is filled with the deep meaning for that one has to think. Mantra means “thinkable subject”.
“O GOD! You are the life and support of the whole world, self-existent and dearer than life itself, you are free from all suffering and your contact frees others from all suffering. You pervade this multiform universe and all power proceeds from you.
Creator of all that exists in this phenomenal world, you are most luminous, pure and adorable. We meditate on you. May you inspire and guide our intellect on the right path.
Gayatri Mantra is the supreme mantra of the vedas. Gayatri is the mother of universe, the shakti itself. There is nothing she cannot do. Her mantra purifies the mind, destroys pain, sin and ignorance, brings liberation, and bestows health, beauty, strength, vitality, power intelligence and magnetic aura. Modern system of treatment is bereft of religion.
Anybody who enchants the gayatri mantra everyday can never be affected by diseases. Mahatma Gandhi believed that It protects both your body as well as soul.
The repetition of the Gayatri mantra, with its proper meaning, improves the intellect and with refined intellect one can understand and acquire the subjects of knowledge and science i.e. wisdom easily.
Above - written mantra of the Veda is called “the Gayatri Mantra”, in which the devotee prays to GOD for thesharp discriminative intellect (Sad-Buddhi). It is a prayer for wisdom, by which one can acquire true knowledge, from which everything is achieved in the life.
Each and every mantra of the Vedas is holy and the best. As every limb and organ of the body is precious, but Prana (nervauric force) is the most precious of all, because the body is useless without the nervauric force. In the same way the Gayatri mantra is the Prana (Vital force) of the Vedas. The Veda is understood only with pure intellect and without intellect there is no use of the Vedas. The Gayatri mantra is complete mantra of glorification-prayer-communion of GOD.
SOUND THE SEED OF MATTER
A MANTRA is a mystical energy encased in a sound structure. Every mantra contains within its vibration a certain power. Upon concentration and repetition of a given mantra, its energy is liberated and takes form There are different types of mantras. Some called Bija (Seed) mantra. They have no exact meaning but act directly on the nerves of astral body. The other type of mantras, having a combination of words, and having some meaning also set up powerful vibrations in the body.
Most common, however is the deity mantras, in which a specific form with attributes is visualized along with the repetition of the sound.
Initiation - If possible, before attempting Japa one should seek out a guru and receive mantra initiation from him. Only those who are themselves pure can give initiation to others. Therefore it is important to find a qualified guru to successfully implant the mantras in the disciples body.
If no guru can be found, one may select any mantra that seems appropriate to fulfil his desires, assuming Lord Shiva as his guru and start repeating it with mentally with faith and devotion everyday.
The efficiency of the japa is accentuated according to the degree of concentration. The mind should be fixed on the source or the related YANTRA (please see yantra section for details). Then only you will realize the maximum benefit of a mantra.
1. “Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam.
2. “Om Sri Maha Ganapataye Namah”
3. “Om Namah Sivaya”
4. “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”
5. “Om Sri Ramaya Namah”
6. “Om Sri Durgaya Namah”
7. “Om Sri Maha Lakshmyai Namah”
8. “Om Aim Saraswatyai Namah”
9. “Om Kleem Krishnaya Namah”
10. “Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat”
1. “Soham” - I am That I am