- Shri Shiv Chalisa, literally Forty chaupais on Shiva is a devotional song dedicated Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. Adapted from the Shiva Purana...
Gayatri Mantra is regarded as the foremost mantra in Hindu belief. It is believed to be the mother of all mantras and is recited by millions of people to gain spiritual solace and enlightenment. This popular mantra is found in the Vedic texts and since ancient times is believed to be a powerful chant which enables a person to gain wisdom and follow a righteous path. The significance of the mantra lies in the fact that this simple mantra is dedicated to both the Sun god as well as goddess Gayatri (mother of the Vedas) who is closely associated with goddess Saraswati. Mentioned below is the Gayatri mantra with its meaning. The mantra is often referred to as the "Mantra of spiritual light".
The summary of the Gayatri Mantra is that may the lord guide us towards the righteous path, enlightening us by removing our ignorance. O Almighty Lord may we pray to you, who is the embodiment of spiritual energy, remover of all suffering, who bequeaths all happiness to us, who is the manifestation of knowledge and light. To you O lord, O great spiritual light we pray to illuminate our minds with intellect and wisdom by removing our sins and acts of ignorance.