Gayatri Mantra is a universal mantra which was first revealed to Brahmarshi Vishwamitra. The basic significance of Gayatri mantra is the worship of the Sun God. It was the same Sage – Viswamitra who commenced Sri Rama into the mysteries of Sun worship, through the Mantra “Aaditiya Hrdayam.” The mantra is also known as Savitri Mantra, which is addressed to the Immanent and Transcendent Divine which has been given the name “Savita”, meaning that from which all this is born.
According to the Vedas, Gayatri Mantra is to be recited both at dawn and dusk, facing the sun. The mantra is a significant part of the Upanayana Ceremony in Hindu Dharma. The main Gayatri mantra also referred to as “Ved-Mata”. (Gayatri Mantra Meaning)
ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यम्
भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् |
Om Bhoorbhuvah Swah tatsviturvarenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayaat |
Moreover, several other Gayatri Mantras have been created by our Rishis to please various gods and goddesses. Here is the collection of Gayatri Mantras for various Hindu Gods.
Ganesha Gayatri Mantra
ॐ एकदन्ताय विद्महे
वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि ।
तन्नो दन्तीः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Om Ekadantaaya Vidmahe
Vakratunddaaya Dhiimahi |
Tanno Dantiih Pracodayaat ||
Om, Let me meditate on that god with broad paunch
Oh, God with a big belly, give me higher intellect,
And let the elephant faced one illuminate my mind.
Shiva Gayatri Mantra
ॐ महादेवाय विद्महे रुद्रमूर्तये धीमहि ।
तन्नः शिवः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Om Mahaadevaay Vidmahe Rudra Moortaye Dheemahi,
Tanno Shivah Prachodyaat ||
Om, Let me meditate on the great Purusha,
Oh, greatest God, give me higher intellect,
And let God Rudra illuminate my mind.
Guru Gayatri Mantra
ॐ गुरुदेवाय विद्महे
परब्रह्माय धीमहि ।
तन्नो गुरुः प्रचोदयात् ॥
Om Gurudevaaya Vidmahe
Parabrahmaaya Dhiimahi |
Tanno Guruh Pracodayaat ||
Om, Let me meditate on him who has bull in his flag,
Oh, He who has power to get things done, give me higher intellect,
And let Guru illuminate my mind.
Durga Gayatri Mantra
ओम् कात्यान्ये च विद्मिहे कन्याकुमार्ये धीमहि |
तन्नो: देवी प्रचोदयात ||
ओम् गिरिजायये विद्मिहे शिवप्रियाये धीमहि |
तन्नो: दुर्गा प्रचोदयात ||
Ohm Kaatyaanye Cha Vidmahe Kanyakumarye Dhimahi |
Tanno: Devi Prachodayat ||
Ohm Girijayaye Vidmahe ShivaPriyaye Dhimahi |
Tanno: Durga Prachodayat ||
Om, Let me meditate on the goddess who is daughter of Kathyayana,
Oh, maiden Goddess, give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Durga illuminate my mind.
Narayan Gayatri Mantra
ॐ नारायणाय विद्महे वासुदेवाय धीमहि,
तन्नो नारायणः प्रचोदयात् |
Om Naarayanaay Vidmahe Vaasudevaay Dheemahi,
Tanno Naarayanah Prachodyaat ||
Om, Let me meditate on Lord Narayana,
Oh, Lord Vasudeva, give me higher intellect,
And let Lord Viṣṇu illuminate my mind.
Lakshmi Gayatri Mantra
ॐ महादेव्यै च विद्महे विष्णु पत्न्यै च धीमहि,
तन्नो लक्ष्मीः प्रचोदयात् |
Om Mahadevyai Cha Vidmahe Vishnu Patnayai Cha Dheemahi,
Tanno Lakshmih Prachodyaat ||
Om, Let me meditate on the greatest goddess,
Oh, wife of Lord Vishnu, give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Lakshmi illuminate my mind.
Rama Gayatri Mantra
Om Daserathaya Vidhmahe
Sita Vallabhaya Dheemahe
Thanno Rama Prachodayath.
Om, Let me meditate on the son of Daṣaratha,
Oh, consort of Sita, give me higher intellect,
And let God Rāma illuminate my mind.
Hanuman Gayatri Mantra
ॐ आञ्जनेयाय विद्महे वायुपुत्राय धीमहि।
तन्नो हनुमत् प्रचोदयात्॥
Om Anjaneyaya Vidmahe Vayuputraya Dhimahi।
Tanno Hanumat Prachodayat॥
Om, Let me meditate on the son of Anjana,
Oh, Very strong one, give me higher intellect,
And let Hanuman illuminate my mind.
Krishna Gayatri Mantra
ॐ देवकीनन्दनाय विद्महे वासुदेवाय धीमहि,
तन्नो कृष्णः प्रचोदयात् |
Om Devakinandanaay Vidmahe Vaasudevaay Dheemahi,
Tanno Krishnah Prachodyaat ||
Om, Let me meditate on the god whose belly was tied by a rope, Oh, consort of Rukhmani, give me higher intellect, And let God Krishna illuminate my mind.
Vishnu Gayatri Mantra For Intelligence
ॐ श्री विष्णवे च विद्महे वासुदेवाये धीमहि,
तन्नो विष्णुः प्रचोदयात् |
Om Shree Vishnave Cha Vidmahe Vaasudevaaye Dheemahi,
Tanno Vishnuh Prachodyaat ||
Saraswathi Gayatri Mantra
Om Sarasvatyei Vidmahe, Brahmaputriye Dhimahi,
Tanno Devi Prachodayat
ॐ सरस्वत्यै विद्महे, ब्रह्मपुत्रियै धीमहि।
तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात।
Om, Let me meditate on the goddess of speech,
Oh, wife of Lord Brahma, give me higher intellect,
And let Goddess Vani illuminate my mind.