Deva Premal – The Gayatri Mantra Around The World

Om bhur bhuvah svah

tat-savitur varenyam

bhargo devasya dhimahi

dhiyo yo nah pracodayat

Literal Translation

tat–that (God)

savitur–of the sun

varenyam–the best

bhargo (bhargas)–light, illumination

devasya–divine

dhimahi–let us meditate (a verb)

dhiyo (dhiyah)–thought(s)

yo (yah)–which

nah–of us, our

pracodayat–May it push, inspire (a verb)

Simple Translations

“O Divine mother,

our hearts are filled with darkness.

Please make this darkness distant

from us and promote illumination within us.”

or

“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.”

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