“Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam… Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi, Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat” which means the divine and holy ray of light that pervades all that exists, the significant and adorable sun as I meditate on your supreme and sovereign radiance, may you illuminate and brighten my intellect. Gayatri Mantra is believed as one of the most powerful and supreme mantras in Hindu religion. According to the teachers and preachers of Krishnamacharya lineage, Gayatri is the Mother of all the Vedas and has the power of destroying all sins. Reciting Gayatri mantra brings the same glory and result as the recitation of all four Vedas together brings. Every word of the Gayatri mantra are arranged in a specific manner to create a powerful force and impact on mind, soul and body. The significance of Gayatri Mantra is way too difficult to be analyzed by humans in fact it’s beyond the human reach. However, the power of Gayatri mantra can be felt by only the individual who enchants it.
Techniques of reciting Gayatri Mantra
There are certain rules and guidelines that has to be followed while enchanting the Gayatri mantra. It is highly recommended that a person who recites Gayatri Mantra should always close his/her eyes trying to concentrate on every single word that are recited or pronounced. However, you can recite Gayatri Mantra in any part of the day, but the preachers assert that it’s beneficial if you start your day by chanting the powerful Hindu Mantra and reciting the mantra at night will relax your body and soul to give you an undisturbed sleep rejuvenating your body and mind.
1. Calms your unstable mind
The eloquence of Gayatri Mantra improves the cognitive and intellectual level washing away the sins and purifying your mind, body and soul. Enchanting this mantra makes you feel relaxed thus increasing concentration power. The first word of the mantra starts with Om. The pronunciation of this ‘Om’ word creates a sound sending vibration through your lips, tongue, back of your throat and skull, which calms down your mind releasing the relax hormones to make you feel relaxed.
2. Improves concentration and learning power
People who enchant the Gayatri mantra gain remarkable concentration and memory power. Because chanting this mantra creates vibration first activating your three chakras that are third eye, throat and crown chakras. These chakras help in improving concentration linking directly to the brain, penial gland, eyes, sinuses, lower head, the pituitary gland and thyroid gland. The vibrations of chanting this mantra stimulated the glands improving concentrating power, learning power and focus.
3. Improves your breathing pattern
While reciting Gayatri mantra you need to take deep controlled breaths repeating regularly which will improve the function of lungs and therefore improving breathing. Breathing deeply also helps to transport oxygenated blood to the entire body.
4. Keeps your heart healthy
Enchanting this mantra remarkably relaxes a person’s breathing pattern that helps in synchronizing and regularizing heart beats. Experts say that the synchronized heart beating and functioning helps to keep your blood pressure in control keeping heart diseases at bay.
5. Enhances nerves functioning
Chanting the mantra exerts pressure on your lips, tongue, palate and vocal cord connecting regions in and around your brain which creates a resonance effect or a vibration helping to boost and stimulate nerve functioning. This vibration also stimulates the enhanced release of neurotransmitters to help the conduction of impulses.
6. Reduces stress and stress related damage
Gayatri mantra also helps to beat stress and oxidative damage caused by stress. It not only strengthens the immunity and immune response but also helps in reversing the damage by consistent stress on your body.
7. Reduces depression
Chanting this mantra stimulates and boosts the functioning of your brain keeping you calm and more relaxed. The Gayatri Mantra gives relief from stress making you more flexible. According to science the vibration created by chanting this mantra stimulates the functioning of the vagus nerve which is a common treatment for depression and epilepsy patients.
8. Gives your skin a glow
The vibrations and resonance of this mantra activates vital points on your face increasing blood circulation and helps to get rid of toxins from your skin. The deep breathing while reciting Gayatri mantra also helps oxygenated blood to be carried through your skin nerves making you look younger.
9. Makes you strong
Gayatri Mantra brings strength and energy inside an individual, because goddess Gayatri is a 3-in-1 model of three goddesses Durga, Saraswati and Mahalakshmi. Hence, reciting this mantra brings strength in three forms.
10. Attracts positive energy
Chanting the powerful Gayatri Mantra with perfect accent and pronunciation without any errors illuminates and highlights the surrounding atmosphere and creates positive vibrations attracting positive energy soothing your mind and body.
11. Successful marriage relationships
Delay in marriage, relationship disturbances related worries can be solved by chanting Gayatri Mantra. According to Indian astrology, marriage issues are due to the negative position of stars but Gayatri Mantra has the significant power to evaporate the negative position of the stars.
12. Brings prosperity and development
Goddess Gayatri is considered as Annapoorna according to Hindu mythology who is the Hindu Goddess of food. It is believed that worshipping Goddess Gayatri and reciting Gayatri mantra brings prosperity, wealth and development in life filling with lots of happiness, love, food and shelter.