Guru Gayatri

Pronounced: (goo-rue) (guy-tree)

Traditionally, only a person who has been initiated by a “Guru” is entitled to chant a Gayatri Mantra. First you have to find a Guru, one with God consciousness, and then he or she needs to initiate you. Only then are you entitled to chant a Gayatri Mantra. A Gayatri Mantra is considered the highest of all Mantras.

Yoga & the Golden Temple

That is why Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, recited this Gayatri for his Sikhs, and that is why this is known as the Guru Gayatri Mantra. As we enter into the Aquarian Age, the Guru Gayatri Mantra is open and available for all to recite. The Aquarian Age is an Age of self-initiation. Whosoever shall chant this mantra, the Primal Power of the Universe, the Adi Shakti* will guard that being.


This mantra is a “Shakti” mantra. Shakti gives one the positive power of God. If you chant this mantra, there shall be no enemy, including one’s own ego, which can overpower you. It is a mantra of deathlessness. The Guru Gayatri Mantra of Guru Gobind Singh has the power of the four Vedas, six Puranas and 36 Simritis. All these are equal to reciting the Guru Gayatri just once.

*Adi Shakti means, literally, the primal, first power. Feminine in its aspect, it divines the future—both known and unknown, and is the embodiment of creativity, balance, and completion.  In a world where women are still struggling for their own power, the Adi Shakti plants the seed in the consciousness of both men and women that She is. She exists. She moves. She sees. And She flows is in all of us. – Sat Purkh Kaur