6 Amazing Benefits of Gayatri Mantra Chanting
Almost all Indians know what Gayatri Mantra is. Gayatri Mantra is the oldest and powerful among Sanskrit mantras. It is often taught by our parents or teachers. Also known as ‘Savitri Mantra’, this mantra was originally written in Sanskrit some 3500 years ago, composed of 24 syllables.
It has Gayatri in its name and Goddess Gayatri is also called "Veda-Mata" or Mother of Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Saam, and Atharva Veda). Brahmarshi Vishwamitra, who spread the Gayatri Mantra and also revealed the benefits of chanting this Mantra, after knowing its benefits, this mantra is chanted with devotion and love all over the world.
Benefits of Chanting Gayatri Mantra
Before knowing the benefits of chanting Gayatri Mantra, let us see what this mantra is. Most people know the words of this mantra.
Om Bhur Bhuvaḥ Swaḥ
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonaḥ Prachodayat
It is the most powerful mantra and it is believed that by chanting the Gayatri Mantra and setting it firmly in the mind if you carry on your life then your life will be full of happiness.
But have you ever thought about the importance and benefits of these mantras? According to the findings, it has been observed that chanting mantras provides peace and it also helps in releasing stress from our body. Chanting of mantras is also considered very beneficial for our mind. It is believed that these mantras bring positive vibrations that reduce negativity from our surroundings and minds.
Here you can find some of the ultimate benefits of chanting Gayatri Mantra.
1 Peace of Mind
Many studies say that chanting mantras calms the mind. The moment the recitation of mantras begins, mind relieves stress and it also helps to relieve happy hormones like serotonin and others by which one can feel happy and calm. The chanting of the Gayatri Mantra creates vibrations in the body which have proved to be very relaxing.
2 Improves Immune System
When we continuously chanting Gayatri Mantra, it creates pressure on the tongue, lips, vocal cord, palate and connective areas of brains, which produces an echo in and around your head and this resonance stimulates the hypothalamus, a gland, which is responsible for maintaining the immunity in the body.
3 Regular Chanting Increases Concentration and Learning
The vibration that arises while chanting this mantra activates the three chakras - the Throat Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra. These chakras are related to focusing on and removing distractions. Therefore, the concentration increases. Increased concentration also increases learning ability.
4 Removes Toxins from the Body
Chanting the mantra creates vibrations that allow vital points in your skin to increase blood circulation. Increased blood circulation flushes out toxins through your skin. Apart from this, deep breathing carries oxygen-rich blood through your skin's veins and gives your skin a glow.
5 Improves Your Breathing Pattern
You are taking deep controlled breaths while chanting any mantra. Chanting the mantra brings positivity in you, which calms you down and then you get a pattern in your breathing technique. This deeply controlled style of breathing can be attained by reciting the Gayatri Mantra. And when this is done regularly your lung function improves and hence helps in breathing. Apart from taking deep breaths, it also helps in giving oxygen to the whole body, as a result, you become healthy.
6 Healthy Heart
According to a study published in the British Medical Journal, a person's breathing rate gets slow down while chanting mantra which helps synchronize and regularize your heartbeat, keeping it healthy. The study also revealed that synchronized heartbeat and functioning of the heart together with Baroreflex sensitivity (a mechanism that helps control the heart) are parameters that help to prevent heart disease.
Some More Benefits
- Removes all fears and sicknesses and increases wealth, happiness and prosperity
- Contributes to spiritual maturity and through enlightenment helps a person climb the ladder of spiritual progress
- Gayatri Mantra enhances the ability of students to concentrate and learn in their studies
- It makes the brain sharp and removes the confusion of mind
- It empowers devotees to make the right decisions and right judgments
- Brings down the stress level and removes negativity
How and When to Chant Gayatri Mantra
There is a certain process of chanting every mantra. It is advisable to do Pranayama before starting the chanting of Gayatri Mantra. The eyes should be closed while chanting this mantra and try to concentrate and understand the meaning of each word. Every word or even sound should be spoken correctly, as it should be. This mantra should be chanted at least 108 times.
Even though it can be chanted at any time of the day, it is recommended that it is better to chant the mantra early in the morning and before sleeping at night.