Gayatri Mantra

By reciting slokas everyday, will God help me to write my exam well ????? – My daughter’s innocent doubt.

Yes, by reciting slokas, you’ll become more focussed and mentally strong that you’ll write your exams very well – is my answer to her.

Have you seen Khatron Ke Khiladi ??????  Before every stunt, all the participants along with Akshay Kumar, recite the following prayer :

Even though, I don’t advocate so much, my daughters who were watching this show with me, were quite impressed.

In their school, this Gayatri Mantra is the main prayer, everyday. And every day at school, begins with this wonderful mantra.

Yeah, the girls have learnt the mantra and they recite it everyday at school, but have never realised at the importance – that importance came into the picture, after Akshay Kumar insisted that all the participants recite it before every stunt.

Is this Mantra so great ???? How does it help those participants in doing the stunts ??????

The Gayatri Mantra consists of twenty-four syllables – three lines of eight syllables each. The first line (Aum Bhur Bhuvah Swah) is considered an invocation, and is not technically a part of the original Gayatri Mantra as it appears in the Upanishads. Gayatri is also referred to as a Vedic poetic meter of 24 syllables or any hymn composed in this meter. Hence, there exists a whole family of Gayatri Mantras, which serve as meditative aids to pray for the blessings of a particular personal God.

Aum Bhur Bhuvah Swah, Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat

ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।

A basic translation can be given as…

Oh God, the Protector, the basis of all life, Who is self-existent, Who is free from all pains and Whose contact frees the soul from all troubles, Who pervades the Universe and sustains all, the Creator and Energizer of the whole Universe, the Giver of happiness, Who is worthy of acceptance, the most excellent, Who is Pure and the Purifier of all, let us embrace that very God, so that He may direct our mental faculties in the right direction.  (Source :

I am really in awe of this wonderful Gayatri Mantra.  As is rightly told in the last line of the meaning – it directs our mental faculties in the right direction, thereby making us mentally strong.

OK !!! Just by reciting this, how does it all happen ??????

This is my understanding.

The Upanishads and the Vedas, which form the core of the Hindu Religion, are all written in Sanskrit.   And every syllable of the slokas in these great collections, are meant to be pronounced properly, so that they reverberate in the air and thereby produce sound waves in the air. All the syllables used in our slokas, produce sound vibrations around us, which in turn creates a lot of positive energy.  And it sure is powerful positive energy, which can change our pessimistic mindset to a more optimistic one.

And when postivity surrounds us, anything is possible.

The one and only AUM has got such power, as it produces absolute positivity around the place, it is recited.  Thereby the mind is calmed and the focus is better, for any given work.  The whole place reverbrates with positive force.  People who listen to this will also get benefitted.

Just try this – Close your eyes. Use both your hands for this exercise. With your right hand, index and tall finger, gently cover your right eye and at the same time, cover your right ear with right hand thumb.  Do the same with your left hand for your left eye and ear.

Keep reciting AUM slowly and steadily and feel it vibrate all over your head and body.  Its an amazing feeling and you certainly will feel energised by this whole exercise.

In effect, by reciting The Gayatri Mantra, people can become more positive and work towards a positive goal.