The artwork is a print by one of my favorite artists Alkananda Mukerji. The link above this text is for a YouTube video that is quite informative about the science behind Sanskrit mantras. A lot of information is there about the Sacred Gayatri Mantra. I share this to hopefully influence those new to yoga and mantra to understand what an amazing benefit it is to partake and utter the mantras. Some westerners feel that it is an afront to their religious beliefs but it is definitely not that but a support for life to move on in a supported manner irrespective of religious background. There are so many languages and dialects in India that depending on who is doing the translation it may vary widely. As I have studied in a few schools in various states in India I have synthesized the Gayatri into the following: We invoke the energies of the heavens, stars, planets, suns, moons, stars, earth and atmosphere to be fully infused within and around us during our sadhana (yoga practice as when I most share this with other participants.) Gayatri may be invoked at any time or place, the more the better! Don’t be shy, utter the mantras, lift up and shine, Namaste
n.b. Share here your different translations of Gayatri Mantra in the comment section below, and would love to read your different versions about Gayatri the goddess married to the Sun-God, thanks!