Bhajan-Dhimahi Gayathri : Know the meaning

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Title: Dhīmahi Gāyatrīṁ
Bhajan id : 304
Ragam: Rēvagupti
Talam: Ādi
Lyrics and Music composed by – Pujya Sri Sri Ganapathy Sachidananda Swamiji
Pallavi:
Dhīmahi Gāyatrīṁ
Satataṁ Dhīmahi Gāyatrīṁ
Dhīmahi Gāyatrīm :
MEANING

Meditate on Mother Gayatri
Constantly meditate on Mother Gayatri

Caraṇaṁ:
Sandhyātritayē Munivinutāṁ
Savitr̥ Varēṇya Śrīrūpāṁ
Dhīmaddhī Cōdana Śīlāṁ
Bhargō Rūpāṁ Tāṁ Dēvīṁ …1

Sages pray to Her during the three auspicious times of the day morning, afternoon, and evening
She is the most valued wealth of the Divine Sun (Ultimate Light of Wisdom)
It is Her nature to drive the intellect
Devi is in the form of light and shines by Herself

Mahita Caturvimśativarṇāṁ
Tripadāṁ Dēvīṁ Ṣaṭkukṣiṁ
Pan̄caśiraskāṁ Daśahastāṁ
Upanayanārthē Viniyuktāṁ …2

She has 24 varnas (syllables)
Three parts (Gayatri mantra)
Five heads and ten hands
She is invoked during the sacred thread ceremony

Muktā Vidruma Hēmaghanā
Ghana Dhavaḷōjvala Varṇa Mayīṁ
Vyāhr̥ti Rūpāṁ Praṇavārthāṁ
Gāyaka Sacidānanda Karāṁ …3

She has five faces of five different colors, which are Mukta (pearl), vidruma (light red), hema (gold), neela (blue-black), and dhavala (white).
The Vyahritis (Bhur, Bhuvah, Suvah) are Her attire
She is the interpretation of Pranava
She grants Truth, Knowledge, and Bliss to those who worship Her



_The refrain (Pallavi) of the song together with the first caranam (stanza) contains all of the letters of the Gayatri Mantra. Gayatri Mata is considered as the Mother of all Vedas. She is symbolically represented as the effulgence of the Sun or the radiance of the true knowledge. Vyahriti is that which gives knowledge of the entire cosmos. Bhur, Bhuvah, Suvah, are Earth, Sky, and Space. These can be equated to Past, Present, and Future, or Tamas, Rajas, and Sattva Gunas. _




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