Learn pronunciation of powerful Mantras. If you are not a native Hindi speaker, it may not be easy to figure out correct pronunciation of Sanskrit mantras on your own. We have created a series of videos where we speak the mantras one word at a time along with English transliteration so you can follow along and practice speaking correctly. On this auspicious occasion of Akshay Tritiya (May 8, 2016), Sunday, the day of Surya, we are starting with Gayatri Mantra as our first video. We will upload new mantras on a regular basis.
#1 Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri is the Adi-Shakti – the primordial Goddess. Gayatri is the deity of Surya (Sun). Gayatri mantra is the highest mantra. Think of the rising Sun while chanting this mantra. The mantra starts with invocation of the 3 lokas (planes of existence): BHU loka (Earth plane), BHUVAH loka (solar system), SWAHA loka (swarg loka or Heaven). Swami Vivekananda gave this meaning of Gayatri Mantra: “We meditate on the glory of that Being who has produced this universe; may He enlighten our minds.”
This video helps you learn correct pronunciation of Gayatri mantra: