Mantra Meanings 1. Gayatri Mantra Keywords: Prachodayat, Dhiyo Om O dear God! You are, bhoor The giver and sustainer of all life, bhuvah The remover of all pains and sorrows, svaha The bestower of bliss, Tat That God, Savitur The Creator of Universe, Varenyam You alone are worthy of worship, Bhargo The fire or light which burns away our ignorance, Devasya Of that God Dheemahi We meditate on Thee (You), Dhiyo Intellect – knowledge Yo You who have these qualities, Nah Our Prachodayat Please inspire and guide in the right direction. 2. Prarthana Mantra 1 Keywords: Duritani, Parasuva Viswani dev savitar O God! the Creator of the entire universe, Duritani Parasuva Keep evil traits, bad habits and miseries away from us, Yad Bhadram Whatever is blissful, good qualities, aptitiudes and habits, Tanna a suva Give all those (good things) in plenty. 3. Prarthana Mantra 2 Keywords: Hiranyagarbhah, Samavarta Taagre Hiranyagarbhah samavarta taagre God existed prior to the creation of the universe. Bhootasya jaatah patirek-aaseet God is the sole master of the universe Sa Dadhaara Prthivim dya mutemam God is sustaining the entire world including other planets Kasmai devaya havisha vidhema Let us offer our worship for that God. 4. Prarthana Mantra 3 Keywords: Yasya chhaya amritam Ya Aatmadaa balada yasya vishva upaasate God, who is the giver of knowledge of self and all kinds of might and capability and who is worshipped by all, through prayers, Prashisham yasya devah All the righteous people adore him and accept His rule, Yasya chhaya amritam yasya mrityuh Whose shelter is giver of liberation and bliss and whose disobedience is the cause of destruction, Kasmai devaya havisha vidhema Let us offer our worship for that God. 5. Prarthana Mantra 4 Keywords: Esshe, Dwipadashcha-tushpadah Ya Pranato nimishato mahi tvai k-iddraja God is the sole ruler of all that is living or non-living ______ (fill in the blank …see below for answer) by virtue of His greatness Jagato babhuva of the universe, Ya Esshe asya Dwipadashcha-tushpadah God is the lord of Living things consisting of 2 legged or 4 legged creatures of this world, Kasmai devaya havisha vidhema Let us offer our worship for that God. 6. Prarthana Mantra 5 Keywords: Antrikshe Rajaso Vimanah Yen dyou rugra prithvee cha dridha God who is stabilizing the earth, the sun and the whole universe, Yen svah stabhitam yen nakah Who grants salvation and sustains happiness Yo antrikshe rajaso vimanah who is providing motion to the various worlds created by Him, Kasmai devaya havisha vidhema Let us offer our worship for that God. 7. Prarthana Mantra 6 Keywords: Yat-ka-maste Juhumastanno Astu Prajapate na twadeta nyanyo O Lord of all creatures, there is none equal to you, Vishva jatani parita babhuva You are the creator and protector of all, Yat-ka-maste juhumastabnno astu May you fulfill our good desires, Vayam syam patyo rayeenam so that we attain prosperity to enjoy the pleasures of life 8. Prarthana Mantra 7 Keywords: Vidhata, Bandhu Sa no bandhur janita sa vidhata God helps us in difficult times just a like a brother and is also the giver of the fruits of our actions, Dhamani ved bhuvanani vishva He knows all the names, places and source of everything in the world, Yatra deva amrit maanshanas tritiye The enlightened people move freely in His supreme world after being liberated from the experience of worldly pleasures and pain, Dhamann dhayi rayanta May we attain the eternal bliss by praying and worshipping Him. 9. Prarthana Mantra 8 Keywords: Supatha, Raaye Agne naya supatha raaye asmaan Take us through the noble path so that we may attain prosperity, Vishvani deva vayunani vidvan [Because] O’ all knowing God, you know the path of knowledge and deeds, Yuyo dhyasama juhurana meno And take away from us sinful deeds by keeping us off the crooked path, Bhuyishtan te nama uktim vidhema We offer unto thee our prayers from the depth of our hearts.