This picture is of the Golden Temple,
the preeminent spiritual site of the Sikhs.
Traditionally, only a person who has been initiated by a “Guru” was entitled to chant a Gayatri Mantra. A Mantra is a word or series of words chanted aloud or silently to elevate one’s consciousness. First, you had to find a Guru, one with God-consciousness, and then he or she needed to initiate you. Only then were you entitled to chant a Gayatri Mantra. A Gayatri Mantra is considered the highest of all Mantras.
Gobinde, Mukande, Udare, Apare, Hariang, Kariang, Nirname, Akame
Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, recited this Gayatri openly for all his Sikhs, and that is why it 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, the first primal power, will guard that being. The Guru Gayatri 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 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.
“Whosoever shall chant this Mantra, the Primal Power of the Universe, the Adi Shakti* will guard that being. This Mantra is considered a “Shakti” Mantra. Shakti gives one the positive power of the Divine. It develops mental stability and stimulates the Heart Center, bringing compassion, patience, and a deep sense of peace to anyone who meditates on it.”-Yogi Bhajan
The Guru Gayatri Mantra describes eight attributes of the Divine.