Guru Yoga Mantra
Guru Yoga Mantra

Guru Yoga Mantra

Guru Yoga Mantra Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

Learn everything about this Yoga chant that awakens your spiritual self
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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Lyrics of the Mantra

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

Meaning of the Mantra

|| Om
Gurur Brahma, Gurur Vishnu,
Gurur Devo Maheshwara,
Gurur Saakshaat, Parabrahma,
Tasmai Shri Guravay Namah ||
Meaning :
I bow to my Gurus,
Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector,
And Shiva the destroyer,
I acknowledge my Gurus as the embodiment of the Master of the Universe,
And I humbly seek the blessings of those Gurus.
For a more thorough explanation of the mantra, look below:
Guru : The remover of darkness
Brahmā : The creator God
Viṣhṇur : The sustainer God
Devo Maheśvaraḥ : Lord Shiva, into which everything dissolves
Sākṣhāt : Direct
Paraṁ Brahma : Supreme Creator
Tasmai Srī-Gurave Namaḥ : Salutations to that great guru

Variations of the Mantra

The Guru Mantra is a well-known and widely respected verse paying homage to the guru or spiritual teacher.
While its core elements remain consistent, variations in pronunciation and transliteration may occur. However, the fundamental meaning and purpose of the mantra remain unchanged.
Alternate names for this mantra may include the Guru Stotram or the Guru Vandana Mantra, emphasizing its nature as a hymn of praise and reverence for the guru. The mantra meaning of this shloka exhibits minimal variation.

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Benefits of the Mantra

The Guru Yoga Mantra holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and the listener.
Listening to this powerful Trimurti mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.
Benefit 1 - Uplifts 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

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 a 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.