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The chanting of the Gayatri Mantra in an uninterrupted and permanent way, 24 hours, every day, around the globe.
United worldwide effort, intensifying our sadhana, bringing all the benefits of chanting the Gayatri Mantra, purifying our hearts and planet, realising the one divine love in all.
Bhoor Bhuvah Suvaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dheeyo Yonah Prachodayaat
General meaning: We meditate on that most adored Supreme Lord, the creator, whose effulgence (divine light) illumines all realms (physical, mental and spiritual). May this divine light illumine our intellect.
“You should recite the Gayatri at least a few times a day.”
[Sathya Sai Speaks 13.34: 20 June 1977]
Sathya Sai Baba said that the Gayatri Mantra illuminates our intellect as well as the surrounding atmosphere: "Westerners have investigated the vibrations produced by this mantra and have found that when it is recited with the correct accent as laid down in the Vedas, the atmosphere around becomes visibly illumined. So Brahmaprakasha, the Divine Effulgence, will descend on you and illumine your intellect and light your path when this mantra is chanted." In addition, "repeat Shanthi thrice at the end, for that repetition will give shanthi or peace to three entities in you— body, mind, and soul."
[Sathya Sai Speaks 13.34: 20 June 1977]
Now, imagine thousands of spiritual seekers, all around the world, reciting the Gayatri with love and dedication. They will set in motion a powerful wave of light, protection and blessings circling the globe. This will benefit every being on Earth, Mother Earth itself, and radiate love and light throughout the universe.
This practice will help counter the challenges facing humanity such as environmental changes, natural disasters, wars, famine, violence and fear, caused by human selfishness. Every nation experiences these challenges in one way or another. As a divine countermeasure, we will chant the Gayatri Mantra, as a service to our planet, all beings and ourselves.
Akhanda means eternal, uninterrupted. The purpose of this practice is to fill every hour of every day with the divine vibrations of the Gayatri Mantra. Chanting the Gayatri with love will transform spiritual seekers into beacons of love and light, spreading divine radiance all around the world.
May our Beloved Lord Sathya Sai shower His blessings on our efforts and pour His boundless Grace on all beings!
Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavanthu!
May All The Worlds Be Happy!
"Sarva roga nivaarini Gayatri"
(Gayatri is the reliever of all diseases).
"Sarva dhukha parivaarini Gayatri"
(Gayatri wards off all misery).
"Sarva vaancha phalashri Gayatri"
(Gayatri is the fulfiller of all desires).
Gayatri is the bestower of all that is beneficial.
If the mantra is chanted, various kinds of powers will emerge in one.
[Sathya Sai Speaks 28.22: 23 August 1995]
An individual devotee or a group of devotees assumes the responsibility of chanting the Gayatri Mantra for half an hour. This allows for approximately 108 repetitions depending on the speed of chanting. Devotees can choosea specific day and time to chant the mantra.It can be a single eventor it can be donemonthly, weekly or daily.
To participate in this service, an individual or a group representative can complete the registration form on the website.
The Calendar shows all the times chosen by devotees worldwide. Devotees may wish to fill a vacant time slot or pick a time that has been booked by other devotees. The ultimate aim is to have multiple devotees chanting the Gayatri at the same time in order to maximise global impact.
If you are unable to chant at your scheduled time, please find someone else to offer the service. You may also stop participating at any time by simply requesting to Unsubscribe
Gayatri Mantra has three parts: praise, meditation, and prayer. First, the Divine is praised, then It is meditated upon in reverence and, lastly, an appeal is made to the Divine to dispel the darkness of ignorance and to awaken and strengthen the intellect. Dheemahi is related to the meditative aspect. Dheeyo Yonah Prachodayaat relates to the aspect of prayer. Chanting of the Gayatri Mantra purifies the mind and confers devotion, detachment and wisdom.
[Sathya Sai Speaks 33.4: 10 February 2000]
Gayatri is the Mother of all scriptures (Vedas). She is present, wherever Her name is chanted. She is very powerful. The One who nourishes the individual being is Gayatri. She bestows pure thoughts on anyone who worships Her. She is the embodiment of all Goddesses. Our very breath is Gayatri, our faith in existence is Gayatri. Gayatri has five faces, they are the five life principles. She has nine descriptions, they are ‘Om, Bhur, Bhuvah, Swah, Tat, Savitur, Varenyam, Bhargo, Devasya’. Mother Gayatri nourishes and protects every being and She channelises our senses in the proper direction. ‘Dheemahi’ means meditation. We pray to Her to inspire us with good intelligence. ‘Dheeyo Yonah Prachodayaat’ - We beseech Her to bestow on us everything we need. Thus Gayatri is a complete prayer for protection, nourishment and finally, liberation.
[My Dear Students, Vol. 3, Ch. 2: 19 March 1998]
It is essential to recite the Gayatri Mantra at least three times during morning, noon and evening. This will serve to reduce the effects of the wrong acts one does every day. It is like buying goods for cash, instead of getting them on credit. There is no accumulation of karmic (result of action) debt, as each day's karma (action) is atoned for that day itself by reciting the Gayatri Mantra.
[Sathya Sai Speaks 16.6: 17 March 1983]