गुरु गायत्री मन्त्र | Guru Gāyatrī Mantra

“Gayatri” means “joy of singing”. The traditional Gayatri metre is 24 syllables long, and arranged in three lines of eight. There are hundreds of Gayatris, all following the form given here. By far the most common Gayatri is the Savitri Gayatri, beginning “Aum, Bhur, Bhuvah Svaha”, which honours the Sun. This particular Gayatri, the Guru Gayatri, honours the Teacher. It is chanted three times.


गुरुदेवाय विद्महे।

ब्रह्मानन्दाय धीमहि।

तन्नो गुरुः प्रचोदयात्॥

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥


gurudevāya vidmahe

brahmānandāya dhīmahi

tanno guruḥ pracodayāt

Aum śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ


Let us envision the divine teacher

Let us meditate upon the bliss of the Supreme

May the guru guide us to That

Aum shanti shanti shanti.