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)]
SWAMI CHANTING GAAYATHREENOTE: Refer to the following discourses by Swami on Gaayathree for detailed meaning and explanation:
Sai (Eeshvara) Gaayathree
OM. Sayeeshvaraaya Vidhmahe
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
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
We know this Embodiment of Divine Love, Sathya Sai.
We meditate on this Golden-Wombed
May Truth-incarnate, Sathya Sai,
[NOTE:For detailed meaning, please refer to the articles on
Sai Surya Gaayathree]