The importance of Gayatri Mantra is apparent in every traditional household. It is a part of many people’s Puja routine. Gayatri Mantra significance is far-reaching. There is scientific significance of Gayatri Mantra as well. In this excerpt, we will touch upon all these topics.
Every morning I have woken up to the voice of Gayathri Mantram when I was a kid.
Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ
Tat- savitur Vareñyaṃ
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayāt
I used to hear it so much when I was a kid. And then, one day I intended to learn the meaning of the mantra rather than just listening to it. We reflect on the Universal Lord who is the creator. His divine light brightens all domains. He blesses all our physical, mental, and spiritual sides and also our intellect. The Mantra was like magic. It possessed a purposeful and impactful meaning. It could lift you up to levels of unbound joy and serenity. But I had a feeling that it has more than just devotional meaning. So, I started researching about this. By the time I was 9-10 years of age, I found out impressive facts and figures about the Gayathri Mantra.
As you all are aware, I keep my blogs very simple so that everyone can read and understand what’s written here. My blogs are more of an introduction to the subject and if you find it interesting then you can pursue your own course of study. So let’s dive into the religious and scientific significance and importance of Gayatri Mantra.
Religious Importance of Gayatri Mantra
Many believe that Maharshi Vishwamitra composed the Gayathri Mantra in the Rig Veda. The mantra was a part of Gayathri Metre and hence the name. We dedicate this mantra as a prayer to Surya. Gayathri Mantra is also called Savitri or Savitri Mantra as we pray to the Lord Surya. This mantra supposedly increases the intellectual power of the devotee and provides clarity of mind.
It is also considered to help the person focus. Regular chanting of Gayatri Mantra improves concentration. It has inculcated the realization of Supreme power. Which is the ultimate reason for Sustainability of Life On Planet Earth. It establishes a round the clock mindfulness of the same. It also makes a person grateful towards the materialistic, realistic gifts. He/She also would develop a sense of gratitude for being a part of this world. The mantra that cleanses both the mind and body of one person. It detoxifies one’s mind and body. And also clears all the Karma. Which in turn liberates and is a stepping stone towards moksha. The best part is that Gayathri Mantra is a part of both the house holder’s life and a monk’s life. Hence this is the religious importance of Gayatri Mantra.
Scientific Significance of Gayatri Mantra
There is scientific significance of Gaytri Mantra as well. The tones and reverberations of the Mantra have great effects. This makes it one of the best mantras. When we chant this Mantra, the sound waves transform into 110000 forms. Regular chanting of Gayathri Mantra increases the lung capacity. It also brings betterment in the breathing pattern. Like already said, it sharpens our brain and increases intellectual power.
As Gayathri Mantra has these many intricacies and complications, we must recite it with care. The stresses on syllables can even change the transformation of sound waves. And have drastic effects on the benefits of chanting Gayathri mantra too. Now you know the scientific importance of Gayatri Mantra.
Introduction to chant Gayathri mantra
The Gayatri mantra can be chanted every day. Preferably during sunrise and sunset. It is instructed by our ancestors that the Mantra must be learnt from our father. However, in the modern age, I suggest try and learn it from someone who understands the body dynamics, chakras, nadis and how each mantra works with an individual’s body. This is unique and can differ from person to person. That is why it has to be exclusively taught and instructed to us. Just learning from the internet can not be the solution for this. This should not be just learnt from random audio recordings. The Gayathri Mantra must be instructed clearly by a person who can understand our psycho-spiritual wellbeing.
Only then we will be able to follow through the technicalities of the Mantra. The ups and downs in the tones and the pronunciation have to be taken care. Recitation with proper intonation and pronunciation is only effective. In this case, something is not better than nothing. Something is mere nothing. However, you can listen as much as you are interested. And once you see a definite connect that’s when your search begins. These were some of the importance of Gayatri Mantra. However, you can listen to the Gayatri Mantra as an when you please and in fact, it is proven to be very good.