Format: MP3 Download (not available on CD)
Type: Music with Chant for Meditation
Author/Artists: Stuart Wilde & Richard Tyler
© 2012. Size: 117MB. Total time: 60 mins
Mantra for meditation and healing read by Stuart Wilde
Track 1: Gayatri Mantra by Stuart Wilde (60 mins).
A long 60 minute version of the classic Gayatri Mantra read by Stuart Wilde with music by Richard Tyler.
The Gayatri mantra is said to ensure happiness and wellbeing for anyone who holds it in their heart faithfully and follows their calling. Excellent for meditation.
The Gayatri Mantra in Sanskrit:
Om bhur bhuvah svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
The Gayatri Mantra Translated:
The eternal, earth, air, heaven
That glory, that resplendence of the sun
May we contemplate the brilliance of that light
May the sun inspire our minds.
History and Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra
The mantra first appeared in the Rig Veda, the ancient Indian text sometime between 1800 and 1500 BC.
The mantra, written in gayatri meter (a verse with 24 syllables said to contain all the knowledge and revelations of the Vedas) is a hymn to the sun god Savitar. The sun in the mantra represents both the physical sun and the Divine in all things.
Like the sun illuminating the land, the mantra fills the faithful chanter with energy from the cosmos. It calls upon the infinite light of consciousness to guide one's actions and beliefs.
Why and How To Use the Gayatri Mantra
The best times to chant are during sandhya the junctures right before sunrise and sunset and the hours before noon.
Chanting the mantra serves many purposes:
- Giving back energy to the sun to refuel the gracious offering.
- Seeking wisdom and enlightenment from the gift of illumination and energy that comes to all beings without judgement and attachment.
- A heartfelt expression of gratitude for this life and the spirit in all things.