Om Bhur Bhuva Suvah
Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat

Meaning: We meditate on that most adorable, most desirable and most enchanting luster (effulgence) of our supreme Lord, who is our creator, inspirer and source of eternal Joy. May this light inspire and illumine our intellect (and dispel the darkness).

[Word Meaning: Aum: The primeval sound (from which all sounds emerge); Dheemahi: We meditate upon; Varenyam: the most adorable, most desirable or most enchanting; Bhargo: luster or effulgence; Tat: of that; Devasya: supreme (Lord); Savitur: from whom all creations emerge (also means the Sun God who is our life source); Bhur: who is our inspirer; Bhuvah: who is our creator; Suvaha: who is the abode of supreme joy; [Bhur, Bhuvah and Suvaha are also considered to mean three lokaas or worlds namely Heaven, earth and lower worlds]. Yo: May this light; Prachodayaat: inspire/illumine; Naha: our; Dhiyo: intellect (activities of the intellect)]


NOTE: Refer to the following discourses by Swami on Gaayathree for detailed meaning and explanation:
  1. Significance of Gayatri Mantra
  2. Potency of Gaayathree
  3. Gaayathree Path to God
  4. Gaayathree Manthra
  5. Universal Prayer
  6. Gaayathree Prayer
  7. Gaayathree as Savior
  8. Brahmopadesham
  9. Power of Gaayathree

Sai (Eeshvara) Gaayathree


OM. Sayeeshvaraaya Vidhmahe

Sathya-Dhevaaya Dheemahi

Thannah-Sarvah Prochodhayaath



We know this Sai is Supreme Divinity incarnate.

We meditate on this God of Truth.

May this Almighty Personality lead us

on the path of total liberation.


Sai Suurya Gaayathree



OM. Sri Bhaaskaraaya Vidhmahe

Sai-Dhevaaya Dheemahi

Thannah-Suuryah Prochodhayaath



We know this Self-shining Being.

We meditate on this Divinity as Sai Suurya.

May this Divine Light

enlighten us on the path of liberation.


Sai Hiranyagarbha Gaayathree


OM. Premaathmanaaya Vidhmahe

Hiranyagarbhaaya Dheemahi

Thannah-Sathyah Prochodhayaath



We know this Embodiment of Divine Love, Sathya Sai.

We meditate on this Golden-Wombed
Divine Personality.

May Truth-incarnate, Sathya Sai,
inspire us on the path of liberation.

[NOTE:For detailed meaning, please refer to the articles on
Sai Gaayathree
Sai Surya Gaayathree]