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8 Apr, 13 tweets, 9 min read
Word to word meaning of Gayatri Mantra.

अस्य श्री गायत्री मंत्र:।

ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्।
ॐ AUM
भू: bhuH
भुव: bhuvaH
स्व: svaH
तत् tat
सवितु: savituH
वरेण्यम् vareNyaM
भर्ग: bhargaH
देवस्य dEvasya
धीमहि dhImahi
धिय: dhiyaH
य: yaH
न: naH
प्रचोदयात् prachOdayAt

Now let's understand the meaning of each word..
ॐ (AUM) -- It is the premordial sound.
A combination of sounds corresponding to CREATION, MAINTENANCE & DESTRUCTION.

भू: (bhuH)-- It represents भूलोक: The material world in which we live.

भुव:(bhuvaH)-- It represents अंतरिक्ष लोक: in which the material world exists.
स्व:(svaH)-- It represents स्वर्ग लोक: or a higher plane of existence.

These three words not only represent three different worlds but they also represent how gross or subtle we perceive life within our own self.
धीमहि which means 'we meditate upon'

• What do we meditate upon?

तत् भर्ग: which means 'brilliance'

• What kind of brilliance?

वरेण्यम् भर्ग: which means 'highest kind of brilliance'

• Whose brilliance is this?

देवस्य Of the divine entity.
• Which divine entity?

सवितु: वरेण्यम् भर्ग: Of the divine entity who gave birth to life.

• Why do we meditate on it?

प्रचोदयात् - So that it may propel or drive.

• Drive what?

न: धिय: - Our minds.
• In which direction does it propel?

भु: भुव: स्व: - From gross to subtle direction.

Let's now rearrange the words and understand the meaning.

धीमहि तत् (भर्ग:) वरेण्यम् भर्ग: सवितु: देवस्य
{We meditate upon the highest brilliance of the source of life}
य: प्रचोदयात् न: धिय:
{Which may propel our minds}

भू: भुव: स्व:
{From the material world to subtle planes}

॥ॐ॥
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