Gayetri Mantra Mahatya

Gayatri abahan:
Aum ayahi barade devi traskhre bramhabadini.
Gayatrichandasang matarbramhayoni namahastute.

Gayatri dhyan prata sandhay:
Aum kumarimrigavedayuktang bramharupang bichintayet.
Hangssthitang kushahastang suryamandalsangsthitam.

Gayatri dhyan madhyanhe:
Aum madhyanhe bishnurupancha tarskhasthang pitabasinim.
Yubatincha yajurvedang suryamandalasangsthitam.

Gayatri dhyan sayanhe:
Aum sayanhe shibarupancha bridhang brisavabahinim.
Suryamandalamadhyasthang samavedasmayutam.

Bhuh Bhuvah Swah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodayat aum.

O thou existence Absolute, Creator of the three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy divine light. May He stimulate our intellect and bestow upon us true knowledge."
Or simply,
"O Divine mother, our hearts are filled with darkness. Please make this darkness distant from us and promote illumination within us."

The First Word Om (Aum)
It is also called Pranav because its sound emanates from the Prana (vital vibration), which feels the Universe. The scripture says "Aum Iti Ek Akshara Brahman" (Aum that one syllable is Brahman).

When you pronounce AUM:
A - emerges from the throat, originating in the region of the navel
U - rolls over the tongue
M - ends on the lips

A - waking, U - dreaming, M - sleeping

It is the sum and substance of all the words that can emanate from the human throat. It is the primordial fundamental sound symbolic of the Universal Absolute.

The "Vyahrities": Bhuh, Bhuvah & Swah
The above three words of the Gayatri, which literally means "past," "present," and "future," are called Vyahrities. Vyahriti is that which gives knowledge of entire cosmos or "ahriti". The scripture says: "Visheshenh Aahritih sarva viraat, praahlaanam prakashokaranh vyahritih". Thus, by uttering these three words, the chanter contemplates the Glory of God that illumines the three worlds or the regions of experience.

The Remaining Words
• Tat simply means "that" because it defies description through speech or language, the "Ultimate Reality."
• Savitur means "Divine Sun" (the ultimate light of wisdom) not to be confused with the ordinary sun.
• Varenium means "adore"
• Bhargo means "illumination"
• Devasya means "Divine Grace"
• Dheemahi means "we contemplate"
• Dhi means intellect
• Yo means "who"
• Nah means "ours"
• Prachodayat means "requesting / urging / praying"