Gayatri is a goddess as well as a mantra.
As a goddess she is the spouse of Brahma, the creator, so she is another form of Saraswati. She is sister to the sungod Surya and loved his radiance so much that she chose to dissolve herself in him and become the Gayatri mantra. She is dedicated to him, who is a symbol of consciousness and creation. As the mantra, she speaks to him. In her hands she holds symbols of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, as she is above all 3 paths that they represent.
Gayatri is zowel een godin als een mantra.
As a mantra she is regarded as the most holy of all vedic mantras. She is considered older that the vedas (the oldest holy scriptures of Hinduism) and even as the mother of the vedas. Alle knowledge of the vedas can be found inside of it.
The mantra consists of 24 sound syllables that activate the main energy centers of the body.
Other mantras exist with 24 syllables, with more or less the same message towards other divine energies. They are also called "gayatri mantras".
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AUM BHUR BHUVA SVAHA
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASYA DHI MAHI
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT
You who are everywhere
Enlightened and adorable
May we reach your divine light
Inspire us to wisdom and meditation
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