Powerful Gayatri Mantras
In addition to the original Gayatri mantra, which is the one generally known and chanted across the Hindus and the Westerners, there are other powerful Gayatri mantras, which are less known to the masses.
According to orthodox views of the Hindu society in times of the caste system, Shudras (the lowest of the four castes, the laboring class) and women were not allowed to chant the Vedic Gayatri mantra. That is perhaps the reason why other Gayatri mantras were disclosed. Most of these mantras are a certain adaptation of the original Gayatri mantra, but worshipping different Deities.
The structure of the mantras is practically the same, because the words dhimahi, vidmahe and prachodayat are common to all the Gayatri mantras. The main difference is, that the original Gayatri mantra invokes Savitr (a solar Deity in the Rigvedas, sometimes identified as ‘the Sun’), whereas the other Gayatri mantras invoke other Deities, such as Vishnu, Shiva and many more.
The Most Powerful Gayatri Mantras
There is a whole class of Gayatri mantras, practically for every important Deity, representing various aspects or qualities of our life. That way you can choose a Gayatri mantra, which is the most relevant to your current needs. Several of the mantras mentioned below have more than one version, such as Ganesh or Brahma Gayatri mantras. These are however generally the most used mantras.
Below is the list of Gayatri mantras chanted in a traditional way. Although this form of recitation might not seem “attractive or swift enough” for some people, it carries the most potential in terms of profound changes you wish to accomplish. If the recordings seem “too slow” for you, you can always perform the mantra japa more vigorously.
Know The Essence of Things With the Great Trinity
The following three mantras are the the Gayatri Mantras for the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (or Maheshwara) – The Creator, the Protector and the Transformer/The Destroyer. These are the three dominant forces which control everything in the Universe.
Brahma Gayatri mantra
“Om Vedathmanaya Vidmahe, Hiranya Garbhaya Dheemahi,Thanno Brahma Prachodayat”
Vishnu Gayatri mantra
Om Narayanay Vidmahe Vasudevay Dhimahi Tanno Prachodayat
Shiva Gayatri mantra
“Mahesaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi. Tannaha Shivaha Prachodayat”
Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra For Wealth
According to Hindus, the Goddess Lakshmi protects us from all financial problems. If you are in a situation where you need to improve your financials or secure long-term prosperity and wealth, you should chant the Lakshmi Gayatri mantra for longer periods of times (3-6 months) on Fridays and Tuesdays for 11, 108 or 1008 times. While reciting this mantra, you should keep your mind free from distracting thoughts and be clean also physically.
Lakshmi Gayatri mantra
“Om Mahadevyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnupatnyai Cha Dheemahi Tanno Lakshmi Prachodayat”
“We know the Great Lakshmi; we meditate on Vishnu; may Lakshmi inspire that knowledge and meditation of ours.”
Find a Partner With Durga Gayatri Mantra
The Durga Gayatri mantra helps to overcome the problem of finding a groom or a bride. It is also believed that the mantra gives victory over all enemies in life. If you want to chant this Gayatri mantra properly, choose Fridays and Tuesdays and chant it for 11, 108 or 1008 times.
Durga Gayatri mantra
Om Mahadevayai ca Vidmahe; Durgadevayai ca Dhimahi; Tanno Devi Prachodayat.
“We know the great Goddess; we meditate on Durga; may the Goddess inspire that knowledge and meditation of ours.”
Saraswati Gayatri Mantra For Learning
In Hindu mythology, Saraswati is the Goddess of knowledge, arts and science. She is also worshipped by those who are seeking inspiration and creativity to gain psychic powers (siddhi} in a sattvic manner. You should chant the Saraswati Gayatri mantra, if you are looking for learning, knowledge or excellence.
Saraswati Gayatri mantra
“Om Vagishvarya Cha Vidmahe Saraswatye Cha Dheemahi Tanno Saraswati Prachodayat”
Gain Success With Ganesh Gayatri Mantra
The elephant-headed Ganesh is one of the most “popular” Hindu Deities. It is referred to as the Lord of Success and The Remover of Obstacles. It is also believed that those who worship Ganesh, not only enjoy success and wisdom in their lives, they will also free themselves from selfishness and pride. If you are looking to develop qualities like Ganesh, practice the Ganesh Gayatri mantra japa with utter devotion and open heart.
Ganesh Gayatri mantra
“Om Ekadantaya Vidmahe Vakkratundaya Dheemahi Tanno Danti Prachodayat”
Dhanvantari Gayatri Mantra for Health
Dhanvantari is the Hindu God of health, medicine and well-being. You can chant the Dhanvantri Gayatri mantra on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays to preserve and gain good mental and physical health for yourself, or others. It is also believed to help conquer the fear of diseases and illnesses.
Dhanvantri Gayatri mantra
“Om Vasudevaya Vidmahe Vaidhyarajaya Dhimahi Tanno Dhanvantri Prachodayat”
Become Strong With Hanuman Gayatri mantra
In Hindu mythology, Hanuman is the God of great physical strength and stamina. Hanuman is fearless and never hesitating – he is the embodiment of inner strength, amazing virtue, loyalty and unwavering devotion. If you want to develop qualities like Hanuman, you should invoke him in the following Hanuman Gayatri mantra japa.
Hanuman Gayatri mantra
“Om Anjaneyay Vidmahe Vayu Putraia Dhimahi Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat”
There are many other types of Gayatri mantras representing all kinds of other Deities (Krishna, Daksinamurti, Indra…), elements of the Universe (Surya, Chandra, Agni…) or even other mantras itself (Yam, Ram…).
Another two special types of Gayatri mantras were assigned to the lower castes of the traditional Hindu society – one for Kshatryias (the warrior class) and another for Vaishyas (the merchant class).
The Gayatri mantras are very powerful. If you chant them with wide-open heart and mind free of prejudice, they can bring you significant improvement in any aspect of your life. However, make sure your intentions are purely sattvic – do not strive to gain personal advantage at the expense of others.
Use the Gayatri mantras with respect and dignity, and only for your own personal and spiritual development – and your life will be in your own hands!Inspiration: Vatika Shakti Peeth, I.K. Taimni: Gayatri
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