Guru Yoga Mantra -
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The Guru Yoga Mantra is an invocation of the Trimurti (trinity of Gods), This mantra is chanted before yoga practice to awaken the spiritual self before any yoga practice.

Through this mantra, a yoga practitioner becomes receptive to the power of divine knowledge and sheds away ignorance.

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History of the mantra

Guru literally translates to teacher. Guru is made of two root words/sounds in Sanskrit. 'Gu' means darkness and 'Ru' means remover. So a guru means remover of darkness.

This darkness can be interpreted as lack of awareness, knowledge, or consciousness. And a Guru dispels this darkness by bestowing knowledge and wisdom.

The Guru Yoga mantra allows yoga practitioners to submit to the Trimurti as a disciple submits to his/her guru. The mantra enhances your capability to learn and improves discipline.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwara,
Gurur Saakshaat, Parabrahma, Tasmai Shri Guravay Namah

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Meaning of the Mantra

Verse 1 :
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu, Gurur Devo Maheshwara
Meaning :

I bow to my Gurus, the divine trinity of the Universe - Brahma, the creator, Vishnu, the protector & Shiva, the destroyer.

Verse 2 :
Gurur Saakshaat, Parabrahma, Tasmai Shri Guravay Namah
Meaning :

I acknowledge my Gurus as the embodiment of the Master of the Universe, and I humbly seek the blessings of those Gurus.

Benefits of listening to Guru Yoga Mantra

The Guru Yoga Mantra holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener.

Listening to this mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Uplift your devotion
Practicing this mantra can help you uplift your sense of devotion and respect towards your teacher/guru

Benefit 2 - Enhances self-discipline
This is a powerful chant for awakening the powers of self-discipline and control

Benefit 3 - Aids learning of yoga
The mantra helps you to learn the concepts and benefits of yoga quickly

Benefit 4 - Better healing of the mind
With regular practice, the mind learns to efficiently tap into the healing forces of your mind body as you practice yoga

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