Gayatri Mantra - word for word translation - word by word meaning

The Gayatri Mantra

AUM   bhoor    bhuvah    svah

tat    savitur    varenyam 

bhargo    devasya    dheemahi 

dhiyo    yo    nah    prachodayaat

 

      Free flow interpretation in English
|| ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो योनः प्रचोदयात् ||
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May our intellect (धियो) bear (धीमहि)
THAT(तत्) Supreme Consciousness ()
which-
-embodies and protects 
the Vital-Spiritual energies (भूः),
-eliminates the Sufferings (भुवः),
-embodies Happiness (स्वः),
 (and)
THAT (तत्)
(which) is-
-Self-Luminous-Divine-Brilliance and
Ultimate Creative Source (सवितुः),
-the best of the best, most virtuous (वरेण्यं),
-cleanser of all our imperfections (भर्गो),
-aggregate of all Divine Virtues and Strengths (देवस्य);
 (and)
WHO (यो) (we pray to) propel (प्रचोदयात्) our (नः) intellect (धियो)
on the Divine-righteous path to unfold spiritual potentiality and enlightenment.
 

May our intellect (Dhiyo) bear (Dhimahi) THAT Supreme Consciousness (AUM)

which-

-embodies and protects the Vital-Spiritual energies (Bhur),

-eliminates the Sufferings (Bhuvah),

-embodies Happiness (Svah),

 (and)

THAT (Tat)

(which) is-

-Self-Luminous-Divine-Brilliance and Ultimate Creative Source (Savitur),

-the best of the best, most virtuous (Varenyam),

-potential cleanser of all our imperfections (Bhargo),

-aggregation of all Divine Virtues and Strengths (Devasya);

 (and)

WHO (Yo) (we pray to) propel (Prachodayat) our (Nah) intellect (Dhiyo)

on the Divine-righteous path to unfold spiritual potentiality and enlightenment.
 
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The Gayatri Mantra -  word for word meaning

 

Descriptor

Sanskrit word

Meaning in English

Meaning in Sanskrit

Identity (of the Supreme Consciousness)

AUM

The Supreme Consciousness, The Source, 

Promordial Sonic Consciousness

Shabda-Brahman / Nada-Brahman

Pranav Paramaatma

Function-1

Bhoor

Embodies and protects Vital-Spiritual energies

(Prana-svarupa)

Function -2

Bhuvah

Eliminates the Sufferings

(Dukha-naashaka)

Function -3

Svah

Embodies Happiness

(Sukha-svaroop)

Pointer to the identity

Tat

That --> pointer to The Source -

The Supreme Consciousness-AUM

 

Attribute-1

Savitur

Bright-Self-luminous brilliant Source that is fountainhead of creative-life-giving-spiritual-energy alike Sun

(Tejasvi)

Attribute -2

Varenyam

the Best of the Best selection of most excellent virtues that are most harmoniously compatible and  most befitting to human consciousness

(Shrestha)

Attribute -3

Bhargo

Destroyer of: weaknesses, defects, flaws, fragility, frailty, imperfection, ineffectiveness, inefficacy, and intrinsic impressions (Sanskars).

(Tejasvee)

Attribute -4

Devasya

Divine Virtues and Strengths imbibing the joy of giving

(Dev-svaroop)

Connection

Meditation

Dheemahi

Receive, meditate, imbibe, impregnate, bear, saturate our intellect (Dhee)

(Dharan)

(Dhyan)

Action on

Dhiyo

Intellect or the inner faculty of wisdom and reasoning which is key to transformation and unleashing of full potential.

(Buddhi)

Action by

Yo

Who - {The Supreme Consciousness}

 

Target group

Nah

Ours - ALL inclusive : no exclusions

 

Prayer for action

Pracho-dayaat

Propel our intellect on Divine path to unfold spiritual potentiality and enlightenment.

{impel, compel, push, pull, inspire, lead, guide}

(Prerit)

 

 

 

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