Out of 10 mandalas, 1028 shuktas, 10580 mantras of world’s oldest religious book Rigveda, Gayatri Mantra is considered to be one of the most sacred and powerful one. It is considered to be the key opener of the minds of the people chanting it.

Created by Maharishi Vishwamitra, certified not only internationally by an American scientist Howard Steigeril, who collected the mantras and researched them in his laboratory but also by an All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMs) who concluded their research in 1998.

In their conclusion the scientists explained that regular chanting of Gayatri Mantra, on a definite time of a day produces several hormonal changes in the body, which induces proper sleep, rest and happiness hormone, which helps the body to function in the much better way than the body of those who don’t chant it.

The research also concluded that correct pronunciations of Gayatri Mantra produces 1 lakh 10 thousand sound waves which opens the minds of persons chanting it.

The research also concluded that the mantra had 24 syllables which addresses 24 different sections of the body.

The research also concluded that the arrangement of sound waves provide sound therapy to the body which itself is a cure of many diseases, that’s why we say,” sarwa rog niwarini Gayatri”.

Being aware of the importance of Gayatri Mantra, during our ancient times it was made compulsory for the students of our great gurukulas. This was the reason why India gave birth to the scholars like Aryabhata, Dhanwantri, Panni and many more with an unending list.

The meaning of Gayatri Mantra as described in Rigveda means to mediate upon the highest kind of God that may divert our mind from (bhu lok) earth to (bhurwa) hallowed space.

The holder of Gayatri Mantra, Rigveda is itself treasure of numerous mantras. The great sages of ancient India must be well aware of their importance that’s why they have tried their utmost to preserve the great heritage of ancient India.

Unfortunately, we the people of modern India, ignoring the jewels of our great heritage are blindly moving towards west. Moving towards west is not bad but forgetting your own culture is not good. Schools are enough for imparting western education, educate your child of Indian culture at least at you homes if you want them to be really great.

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