Mantra Calligraphy
"Gayatri"
Gayatri Mantra - composed by the Vedic sage Vishvamitra spontaneously upon emerging from Samadhi (spiritual trance). This is the most famous mantra of the Vedas (Rigveda (3.62.10), and the daily practice of millions of contemporary Hindus. Considerable power on all levels is attributed to the Gayatri.

Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha
(Om Bhoor Bhoova Swa-Ha)

Tat Savitur Varenyam

(Tat Sa-Vidoor Va-rain-yam)

Bhargo Devasya Deemahi

(Bhaargo They-Vas-Ya Dee-Mahi)

Deeyo Yo Naha, Prachodayaat

(Thee-Yo Yo-Na-Ha, Pra-Cho-Da-Yaat)



Om Bhur Bhuva Swaha
(a preamble to the main mantra)
We invoke the earthly, physical spirit,
the world of our mind,
and the world of our soul.

Tat Savitur Varenyam
Tat : THAT, the Supreme Being
Savitur : the radiating source of life
Varenyam : most adorable, most desirable

Bhargo Devasya Deemahi
Bhargo : luster and splendor
Devasya : Divine or Supreme
Deemahi : We meditate upon

Deeyo Yo Naha, Prachodayaat
Deeyo : spiritual perception
Yo : He Who, and
Naha : Our. Finally,
Prachodayaat, : May he Inspire, Guide, Illumine.

A summary translation ( you will find many various on the web)
"We invoke That Supreme Essence
which manifests as the earthly spirit, the world of our mind, and the world of our soul.
Oh, Supreme Being, most adorable radiating source of life,
We meditate on Thy Divine Splendor. May thou illumine our spiritual perception."


A good instructional on some pronunciation in the Gayatri:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIIgkAyoupU

To see how the written Devanagari reflects the spoken mantra:
https://youtu.be/nzl-U8bwX-0



“Of the many methods of yoga, one of the most potent is the yoga of Gayatri mantra. Mantras have powers to endow one with remarkable abilities. The Gayatri mantra gives the devotees spiritual as well as material benefits.”
     — Ramana Maharshi


“I tell people that due to the sadhana of Gayatri hard austeries have been rendered unnecessary. The treatest of siddhis can be obtained by the japa of Gayatri. The Gayatri mantra is small but its powers immeasurable. “
    — Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Fix Mind on the Ultimate Cause of the Universe
For what else is there to worship?
It is streaming light of knowledge
Washing out our imperfections.
What perfection!

- India Riaz