Do you know about one of the oldest and most powerful mantras of Vedas that has immense powers, powers that are truly amazing, for the Sun is its presiding deity? Regular chanting of this mantra improves concentration and learning and promotes the healthy functioning of the nervous system.
This immensely powerful mantra is the Gayatri Mantra written in the Sanskrit language by Maharishi Vishwamitra which appears in the Rig Veda, an early Vedic text written between 1800 and 1500 BCE. It is mentioned in the Upanishads as an important ritual and in the Bhagavad Gita as the poem of the Divine.
ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि । धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।
भावार्थ:- उस प्राणस्वरूप, दुःखनाशक, सुखस्वरूप, श्रेष्ठ, तेजस्वी, पापनाशक, देवस्वरूप परमात्मा को हम अन्तःकरण में धारण करें । वह परमात्मा हमारी बुद्धि को सन्मार्ग में प्रेरित करे ।
Om Bhur Bhuva SvahaTat Savitur VarenyamBhargo Devasya DheemahiDhiyo yonah Prachodayat
Meaning- We meditate on the glory of the creator, who has created the universe, who is worthy of worship, who is the embodiment of knowledge and light, who is the remover of all sin and ignorance; may he enlighten our intellect.
The best time to chant the mantra as per Vedas is between 4 am to 8 am and 4 pm to 8 pm. As per the Vedas, this time is called Satva as it is said to have satvic (meaning pure) quality.
It is important that the mantra must be chanted with the purity of thoughts.
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