It’s an inherent desire of every parent to see their child prosper in future, emerging as a super intelligent and conscious human being.So, here is a simple yet powerful way to achieve . Now, this trick is being scientifically proved in the most prestigious Institute of Medical Science of India, AIIMS. The research work was carried out for the last 20 years.
Before going deep into what Gayatri Mantra means and unravel it’s magical benefits. It’s important to know the meaning of Mantra first.
Mantra is a sacred utterance, a numnious sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and /or spiritual powers.
The earliest mantras were composed in Vedic sanskrit in India, and are at least 3000 years old. Mantras now exist in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism. In Japanese Shingon tradition, the word Shingon means mantra.Similar hymns, antiphons, chants, composition and concepts are found in Zoroastrianism, Taoism, Christiniaty and elsewhere.
What is Gayatri Mantra?
Bhur Bhuvah Svah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat”
The Gayatri Mantra is a universal prayer enriched in the Vedas. It is also known as Savitri Mantra, which is addressed to the Immanent and Transcendent Divine which has been given the name ” Savita”, meaning that from which all this born.
It was discovered by Sage Viswamitra through years of severe penance and meditation. It first appeared in the Rig Vedas, some 3000 years ago.The Gayatri Mantra not only calms the mind but fills our life with joy and happiness. In brief the mantra means:
” O thou existence Absolute ,Creator of the three dimensions, we contemplate upon thy divine light. May He stimulate our intellect and bestow upon us true knowledge.
How to chant Gayatri Mantra?
This mantra should be chanted with closed eyes and with full devotion. Usually 12 ,24 or 108 times one can chant. The preferred time for chanting is before noon that is in the morning or in Sandhya Kaal (one hour after sunset).
Research on Gayatri Mantra at AIIMS: (Conduct of Research and Results)
AIIMS has recently confirmed it through the research of the brain activation by MRI, that on chanting Gayatri Mantra over a period of time it expands Prefrontal cortex of the brain. It was conducted on men of 25 -30 years for a period of 9 months and after that, data was studied for 5 years. It was observed that there are remarkable changes in the brain especially in prefrontal cortex of the brain. The work of this part is to make plan, solve problems and to be aware.
Those who were reciting the mantras were releasing a chemical called GABA , lack of this chemical causes sleep deprivation and depression like diseases.
Right age to teach your child
It can be taught as early as 3 years so that they are well versed by the age of 7 years . It helps a child in decision making and rational thinking which lays the foundation of a bright future.
Benefits of Gayatri Mantra
- Calms the Mind – The chant of the mantra starts with “OM”. The enunciation of this sound sends vibration through lips, tongue , palate, back of the throat and skull that helps in releasing relaxing hormones in brain.
- Increases Concentration and Learning – A study published in the International Journal of Yoga(2) found that whoever chants this mantra has better concentration and memory. This is because Gayatri Mantra helps in activating first three chakras that are present on face and head – namely the third eye, throat and crown chakras. The vibrations of the chant activates the glands that are located in these chakras to release chemicals that helps in concentration and memory. The Pituitary gland ( third eye Chakra), Penial gland ( crown Chakra) and the Thyroid gland (throat Chakra).
- Strengthens mind and keep depression at bay– According to a study published in the International Journal of Yoga, this mantra chant helps in stimulating Vagus nerve which is commonly used for the treatment for depression and epilepsy. This mantra also activates Penial gland to release endorphins and other happy hormones keeping depression at bay.
- Keep your Heart healthy and improves in working of nerves – The chant of this mantra slows down the breathing which helps in regularizing and synchronizing heart beats. It also helps in release of neuro transmitters in the brain that help in the conduction of impulses.
The benefits are several more and we can gift this to our next generation, helping to build a more conscious, prosperous society for the benefit of the mankind.
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