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Swami Shivananda's English translation is
We meditate on the glory of the Creator;
Who has created the Universe;
Who is worthy of Worship;
Who is the embodiment of Knowledge and Light;
Who is the remover of all Sin and Ignorance;
May He enlighten our Intellect.
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The Mantra: ----------- AUM bhuurbhuvaH svaH AUM tat.h saviturvareNyaM bhargo devasya dhiimahi dhiyo yo naH prachodayAt Summary of the Mantra: ---------------------- O God, Thou art the Giver of Life, the Remover of pains and sorrows, the Bestower of happiness O Creator of the Universe, may we receive Thy Supreme Sin destroying light, May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction. Meaning of each letter in mantra: --------------------------------- Aum Brahma or Almighty God bhuuH embodiment of vital spiritual energy (pran) bhuvaH destroyer of sufferings swaH embodiment of happiness tat.h that savituH bright, luminous like sun vareNyaM best, choicest bhargo destroyer of sins devasya divine dhiimahi may imbibe dhiyo intellect yo who naH our prachodayaata may inspire The Meaning of Gayatri Mantra: ------------------------------ Rishis have selected the words of various Mantras and arranged them in such a way that they, not only convey some meaning but their utterance also creates specific power. Gayatri is a Mantra which inspires righteous wisdom. Its meaning is that the Almighty God may illuminate our intellect which may lead us to righteous path. This is most important teaching. All the problems of a person are solved if he/she is endowed with the gift of righteous wisdom. Having endowed with far-sighted wisdom, a man is neither entangled in calamity nor does he tread a wrong path. A wise man finds solution of all outstanding problems. Only those persons find difficulty who do not know thinking correctly and take wrong steps on account of foolishness. The worship of Gayatri Mantra removes this deficiency. The teachings of and the powers incorporated in Gayatri Mantra fullfil this purpose. Righteous wisdom starts emerging no sooner Jap(recitation) of this Mantra is performed. This meaning is obtained from the book "The Great Science and Philosophy of Gayatri" by Shree Ram Sharma Acharaya, Shanti Kunj Hardwaar. ===============================================================================
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Marathi: (XDVNG )
! B:ÜB:Øüv:H sv:H t:ts:ev:t:Øv:ürðNy:ö B:g::ðü dðv:sy: D:im:eh eD:y::ð y::ð n:H )c::ðdy:at:Î .
Puri Shankaracharya's mantra-shastra book gives the meaning in Marathi as follows [for baahyaa~Nga upaasanaa; for antara~Nga upaasanaa, there is a separate elaboration]:
trailokya-kartaa suurya-devaachyaa prabhaavashaalii tejaache.n aamhii dhyaana karato.n . jo aamhaalaa sadbuddhiichii preraNaa karato .