Gayatris Mantras for Assistance and the Meaning

Om Bhur Bhuva Suvah
Tat Savithur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayat


We meditate on that most adorable, most desirable and most enchanting luster (effulgence) of our supreme Lord, who is our creator, inspirer and source of eternal Joy. May this light inspire and illumine our intellect (and dispel the darkness).

Word Meaning

Om: The primeval sound that represents Brahma,
Bhur: The physical world that embodies the vital spiritual energy or 'Pran',
Bhuvah: The mental world and destroyer of all sufferings,
Swaha: The celestial and spiritual world that embodies happiness,
Tat: That or God, referring to transcendental Paramatma (Ultimate Spirit),
Savithur: The Bright Sun or the Creator and Preserver of World,
Varenyam: Best or most adorable,
Bhargo: Destroyer of all sins,
Devasya: Divine Deity or Supreme Lord,
Dheemahi: We meditate upon and take in,
Dhiyo: The Intellect,
Yo: The Light,
Nah: Our,
Prachodayath: Inspire or Enlighten.

 Gayatris Mantras for Assistance

Gayatris to Lord Sri Krishna, for spiritual success:
Aum Devkinandanaye Vidmahe
Vasudavaye Dhi-mahi
Tanno Krishnah Prachodayat

Om Dhamodharaya Vidhmahe
Rukmani Vallabhay Dheemahe
Tanno Krishna Prachodayath

Om Govindaya Vidhmahe
Gopi Vallabhaya Dheemahe
Tanno Krishna Prachodayath

Lord Vasudeva,  supreme spiritual: Om namo bhagavate vasudeya

To Radha, for increasing our devotion and divine love:
Aum Vrashbhanujaye Vidmahe
Krishnapriyaye Dhi-Mahi
Tanno Radha Prachodayat

To Vishnu, for welfare:
Aum Narayanaye Vidmahe
Vasudavaye Dhimahi
Tanno Vishnu Prachodayat
To Goddess Lakshmi, for increasing wealth, luxuries, promotion, status:
Aum Mahalakshmaye Vidmahe
Vishnupriyaye Dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmih Prachodayat

Similar Gayatris for Lakshmi are:
Om Mahalakshmyai cha vidmahe
Vishnu patnyai cha dhimahi
Tanno Lakshmihi prachodayat

Om Mahadevyaicha Vidhmahe
Vishnu Pathniyaicha Dheemahe
Thanno Lakshmi Prachodayath

             Another to Goddess Lakshmi. This mantra is said to get siddha or perfection after chanting it 108 times a day for 11 days. This mantra is never failing for one who seeks success in business and financial prosperity, or who faces barriers in business growth, or other obstacles to prosperity. This mantra is very dear to Goddess Lakshmi, who told Vasistha that, "I am very pleased by this mantra and if any person recites this mantra even once, I will establish myself in his home." It is:

Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Shreem
Mama Mandire Tishtha-Tishtha Swaha

             Another mantra to Lakshmi. Shring is the seed. Japa is 100,000 times after which one gets the blessings of peace and prosperity:
Aum Shring Hring Kleeng Maha Lakshmaye Namaha, Aum.

The Shri Rig Veda Maha Lakshmi Devi Mantra is:
Om Shrim Hrim Shrim
Kamale Kamalalaye
Praseedha Praseedha
Shrim Hrim Shrim Om
Shri Mahalakshmi Devyai namaha

The Shri Soubagya Mahalakshmi Mantra is:
Om Shrim Hrim Klim Aim
Kamala Vasinyai Swaha

Another to Lakshmi is:
Sarva mangala mangalye
sive sarvardha sadhike
saranye trayambake devi
narayani namostute

Another traditional mantra to Lakshmi is:
Om sreem hreem kleem
kamale kamalalaye
prasida prasida
sreem hreem kleem
sri maha lakshmyi namaha
The Sri Mahalakshmi Mula Mantra:
Om srim hrim klim hrim srim
mahalakshmayai namaha

To Lord Rama, for security and status:
Aum Dasharathaye Vidmahe
Sita Ballabhaye Dhimahi
Tanno Ramah Prachodayat

To Srimati Sita, for increasing power to work on oneself, penance, and tolerance:
Aum Janaknandiniye Vidmahe
Bhumijayai Dhimahi
Tanno Sita Prachodayat

To Lord Narayana, to increase administrative power:
Aum Narayanaya Vidmahe
Vasudevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Narayanah Prachodayat

Venkateswara Gayatri Mantra:
Nirnajanaya Vidmahe
Nirapasaya Dheemahe
Thanno Srinivasa Prachodayath

To Lord Narasimha, to increase our ability to help others:
Aum Ugranarsinghaye Vidmahe
Vajranakhaye Dhi-Mahi
Tanno Narsingha Prachodayat

A similar Narasimha Gayatri is:
Om Narasimhaya vidmahe
Vajra nakhaya dhimahi
Tanno Narasimha prachodayat

To Hamsa, for increasing power of discrimination:
Aum Paramhamsaye Vidmahe
Mahahamsaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hamsah Prachodayat

To Hayagriva, to increase courage and remove fear:
Aum Vanishwaraye Vidmahe
Hayagrivaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hayagrivah Prachodayat

To Lord Shiva, for easing problems, and giving peace & prosperity:
Aum Panchvaktraye Vidmahe
Mahadevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Rudra Prachodayat

Om Tat Purushaya Vidhmahe
Mahadevaya Dheemahe
Thanno Rudra Prachodayath

To Goddess Durga, for victory over obstacles, pains & enemies:
Aum Girijaye cha Vidmahe
Shiva Priyaye cha Dhimahi
Tanno Durga Prachodayat

Om Kathyayanaya Vidhmahe
Kanya Kumari cha Dheemahe
Thanno Durgaya Prachodayat

To Ganesh, for removing obstacles:
Aum Eikdantaya vidmahe
Vakratunaye Dhimahi
Tanno Buddhih Pracodayat

Another Ganesh Gayatri similar to this is:
Aum Eka dantaya vidmahe
Vakra tundaya dhimahi
Tanno dantih prachodayat

To Brahma, for increasing productivity:
Aum Parmeshwaraye Vidmahe
Paratattvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

Another similar Gayatri for Brahma is:
Aum chatur mukhaya vidmahe
Hamsarudhaya dhimahi
Tanno brahma prachodayat

Also to Brahma is:
Om Vedathmanaya vidmahe,
Hiranya Garbhaya Dheemahi,
Thanno Brahma prachodayath

To Goddess Saraswati, for memory, wisdom, knowledge, and creativity:
Aum Saraswateye cha Vidmahe
Brahmaputriye cha Dhimahi
Tanno Saraswati Prachodayat

Om Vakdeviyai cha Vidhmahe
Virinji Pathniyai cha Dheemahe

To Indra, for security in aggression or war:
Aum Sahasra-Netraye Vidmahe
Vajra hastraye Dhimahi
Tanno Indrah Prachodayat

The Devendra (Indra) Gayatri:
Om Sahasra nethrayeVidhmahe
Vajra hasthaya Dheemahe
Tanno Indra Prachodayath

To Hanuman, for love of selfless service
Aum Anjaneyaye Vidmahe
Mahabalaye Dhimahi
Tanno Hanuman Prachodayat

Another similar Gayatri for Hanuman is:
Aum anjani sutaya cha vidmahe
Vayu putraya cha dhimahi
Tanno marutih prachodayat

To Yama the lord of death, for freedom from the fear of death:
Aum Surya-Putraye Vidmahe
Mahakalaye Dhimahi
Tanno Yamah Prachodayat

To Varuna, for increase of love between man & woman:
Aum Jalbimbaye Vidmahe
Nila Purushaye Dhimahi
Tanno Varunah Prachodayat

To Agni the fire deity, to provide vitality and ojas to the body & mind:
Aum Mahajwalaye Vidmahe
Agnidevaye Dhimahi
Tanno Agnih Prachodayat

Two additional mantras to Agni:
Om angimile purohitamyyajnasya devamritvijam
Hotaram ratnadhatamam harih om harih om

Agna ayahi vitaye
Grinano havyadataye
Nohota satsi barhishi
Harih om harih om

The Subrahamanya Gayatri Mantra:
Om Tat Purushaya Vidhmahe
Maha Senaya Dheemahe
Tanno Shanmuga Prachodayath

To Prithvi, for stability, patience, cooperation:
Aum Prithvidevaye cha Vidmahe
Sahasramoortaye cha Dhimahi
Tanno Prithvi Prachodayat

To Kam, for increase in stamina, vitality, & sexual power:
Aum Kamdevaye Vidmahe
Pushpvanaye Dhimahi
Tanno Kamah Prachodayat

The Sri Tulasi Gayatri for clarity in our devotion and spirituality:
Aum tulasi devyai cha vidmahe
Vishnu priyayai cha dhimahi
Tanno brindah Prachodayat

The Devi Varahi Mantra:
(Mantra to the consort of Lord Varaha for ridding oneself of negativity)
Om shreem hreem kleem dhum
jwaalaa jwaalaa
shulini asya yajamaanasya
sarva shatroon samhara samhara
kshema laabham kuru kuru
dushta graham
hum phat svaha

The Garuda Gayatri Mantra:
Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Suvarna Pakshaya Dheemahe
Tanno Garuda Prachodayath

The Sudharshana Chakra Gayatri Mantra:
Om Sudharshanaya Vidmahe
Maha Jwalaya Dheemahe
Tanno Chakra Prachodayath

The Gayatri Mantra for Nandi, Shiva’s Bull Carrier:
Om Thathpurushaya Vidhmahe
Chakrathundaya Dheemahe
Tanno Nandi Prachodayath

The Famous Sri Gayatri Mantra

Om bhur bhuvaha svah
tat savitur varenyam
bhargo devasya dhimahi
dhiyo yo nah prachodayat
(Rig-veda 3.62.10)

This Sri Gayatri is a very important and well known Gayatri mantra, chanted silently in the mind, three times a day. It translates as: “Om, Let us meditate on that worshipable effulgence of the divine sun, Savitri, Creator of the Earth, Heaven and ether, and who enthuses our meditation.”

Word for word meaning of this mantra is:
             Om or aum - It is the chief and the most appropriate name for God. This word is made of the combination of 'a', 'u', and 'm': 'a' means creator of the universe, 'u' means sustainer of the universe, ‘m' means annihilation of the universe. Thus the word 'aum' imbibes in itself all the chief qualities of God.
             Bhur - The substratum of life; dearer than even life; the Giver and Sustainer of all life.
             Bhuvah - The destroyer of all kinds of miseries; the Remover of all sorrows.
             Svah - The form of pleasure and the bestower of pleasure/bliss.
             Tat - That God
             Savitur - The progenitor of the entire world; The Creator of the Universe; One who always inspires us.
             Varenayam - Worth acquiring, the superior most; You alone are worthy of worship.
             Bhargo - Of the pure form; You are the light that illuminates us, the Fire which burns away all our evil desires.
             Devasya - Of God; You are the Supreme Being.
             Dhimahi - Let us meditate upon.
             Dhiyo - intellect so we move forward, may be able to tell right from wrong and follow the right path.
             Yo - Who, i.e. the God referred to; You who have all these qualities.
             Nah - Of ours
             Prachodayat - May inspire (for good deeds).

Additional Mantras for Blessings

Invocation to Ganesh:
Gajananam Bhutganadisevitam
Kapittha Jamboo Phalcharu Bhakshanam
Umasutam Shokvinashkarakam
Namami Vighneshwar Padpankajam

Translation: "Oh Elephant-faced, worshiped by the existing beings, of all living beings, tasting the elephant apple (kaith) and jambolana (jamun), the Son of Uma, destroyer of grief, I bow to the lotus feet of Ganesh who is lord of all."

Ganesh Gayatri Mantras for increasing intellect:
Om Lambhodaraya vidmahe
Mahodaraya deemahi
Tanno danthi prachodayath

Om Thatpurashaya vidhmahe
Vakrathundaya dheemahi
Tanno danthi prachodayath

To Ganesh for removing obstacles, a good way to start any projects, studies or rituals:
Ganapati Bappa Morya
Pudhachya Varshi Lovkar Yaa

The Ganesh Maha-mantra:
Om gam ganapataye namaha

The Ganesh Mula Mantra:
Om srim hrim klim glaum gam ganapataye svaha
Om shanti shanti shantihi

Om gam-gau-ganapataye
Bighna-binashi ne-svaha

For one who wants wealth and prosperity, meditate on the golden color of Ganesh and say this prayer:
Om Lakshmi Ganapataye namaha

Another to Ganesh, Japa is 5,000 times a day for 25 days:
Om Gum Ganapataye Namaha, Om

Also to Ganesh:
Om gam ganeshaya namaha
Om klim gam gam gam mahaganapataye namaha

To Ganesh for blessings for spiritual success:
Om gananam tva ganapatigm havamahe kavim kavinamupamashravastamam
Jyeshtharajam brahmanam brahmanaspata snah shrinvanutibhissida sadanam
Mahaganapataye namaha

Translation: Om. Oh lord of speech, we worship you, the lord of the gods, the wisest among the wise, the one having incomparable fame, the best among the praiseworthy, and the lord of the Vedic hymns. While listening to our praises, come with your protecting powers and be rested in our yajnashala (temple). Obeisances to Mahaganapati.

Agajananapadmarkam gajananamaharnisham
Anekadantam bhaktanamekadantamupasmahe

Translation: We meditate, day and night, on the one-tusked one (Ganesh) who is the sun for the lotus in the form of the face of Parvati, the one with the elephant face and the one who is the giver of plenty to his devotees.

Shanmukha Gayatri Mantra to Murugan:
Om Thatpurushaya Vidhmahe
Maha Senaya Dhimahi
Thannah Shanmukha Prachodhayath

Translation: Om, let us meditate that Supreme lord who is the Supreme General of the great Deva Army, Lord Shanmukha or Muruga. May He enlighten us and lead us to be one with him.

             The following mantra to Lord Kuvera, the treasurer of the demigods. The ancient books refer to this as the supreme mantra. Lord Shankara revealed its secret to the powerful Ravana. Through its use he could create his golden capital and could attain supreme financial accomplishments. This mantra has been found to be powerful enough to yield beneficial results very quickly. It becomes siddha after chanting it 108 times each day for 11 days. It is good for financial progress, removal of obstacles, material happiness, home ownership, reputation, victory, longevity, etc.

Om Yakshaya Kuberaya Vaishravanaya Dhana-Dhanyadi
Pataye Dhana Dhanyadi Samruddhim Me
Dehi Dapaya Swaha

Another to lord Kubera, the treasurer of the demigods, for financial assistance:
Om rajadhirajaya prasahyasahine
Namo vayan vaishravanaya kurmahe
Sa me kaman kamakamaya mahyam
Kameshvaro vaishravano dadatu
Kuberaya vaishravanaya maharajaya namaha

“We offer salutations unto Vaisravana (the son of Visrava, Kubera), the king of kings, whose nature is to help without any purpose of his own. May Vaisravana, the lord of deities, give me, the seeker of desires, what I desire. Salutations unto the great lord Kubera, the son of Visrava.”

             To Goddess Sarasvati, it is said that after japa of 500,000 times, one becomes enlightened and all knowledge is revealed. Aing is seed of this Sarasvati mantra:
Om Aim Saraswatye Namaha, Om.
Another to Sarasvati for clarity:
Om Aim Shreem Hreem
Saraswathi Devyai Namaha

A Sarasvati Bhija Mantra:
Om aim klim sarasvatyai namaha

The Shiva Panchakshari Mantra:
Om namah shivaya

Shiva Shakti Panchakshari Mantra:
Om hrim namah shivaya

To Shiva as Dakshinamurti:
Nidhaye sarvavidyanam bhishale bhavaroginam
Gurave sarvalokanam dkashinamurtaye namaha

Another popular mantra to Durga, japa is 500,000 times:
Om Aim Hrim Kleem Chamundaye Vichchey, Om.

Also: Om dum Durgaye Namaha, Om.

The Shri Durga Mantra is:
Om Hrim Dhum Durga Devyai namaha

A Durga Gayatri:
Om girijayai vidmahe
shiva priyayai dhimahi
tanno durga prachodayat

A mantra for Kali, Kring is the seed of the Kali mantra. Japa is 500,000 for mantra siddha:
Om Kring Kalikaye Namaha, Om.

Sri Mahakali Mantra:
Om hrim srim krim
paramesvari kalike
hrim srim krim svaha
The Shri Annapurna Mantra is:
Om Annapurnayai namaha
Om Sadapurnayai namaha

The Shri Chakra Mantra is:
Om Shri Chakravasinyai namaha
Om Shri Lalithambikayai namaha

 The Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra to Lord Shiva for removing ailments, ill health and fear:
Om Triyambakam Yajamahe
Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanat
Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat

Translation: “We worship the Three-eyed One (Lord Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes well all beings, and grants liberation just as the cucumber is severed from bondage to the creeper.”

A mantra to Lord Rama for invoking the healing energy:
Om apadamapa hataram
dataram sarva sampadam
loka bhi ramam shri ramam
bhuyo bhuyo namamyaham

Translation: Om. O most compassionate Lord Rama.Please send You healing energy here to the Earth, to the Earth. Obeisances to You.”

To Lord Dhanvanatari, the great avatara of Vishnu and physician of the gods, for healing any ailments:
Om shri dhanvatari namaha

“Om. Obeisances to Lord Dhanvantari.”

Prayers / Mantras for the welfare of everyone:

Om Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu
Sarvesham Santir Bhavatu
Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu
Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu

Sarve Bhavantu Sukinah
Sarve Santu Nirmayaah
Sarve Bhadrani Pasyantu
Ma kaschid-Dukha-Bhag-Bhavet

Om Asato Ma Sat Gamaya
Tamaso Ma Jyotir-Gamaya
Mrityor-Ma Maritam Gamaya

Mantras for the Planets
(Used when certain planets need to be strengthened in our astrological chart, or for benedictions.)

To the Sun:
Japa kusuma-sankarsham kashyapeyam maha-dyutim
tamo-rim sarva-papa-ghnam pranato ‘smi divakaram

To Surya the sun deity, for freedom from disease:
Aum Bhaskaraye Vidmahe
Divakraraye Dhimahi
Tanno Suryah Prachodayat

Also these following mantras:
Om Suryaye Namah
Aum Bhaskaraye Vidmahe
Divakraraye Dheemahi
Tanno Suryah Prachodayat

Om Aswadwajaya Vidhmahe
Pasa Hasthaya Dheemahe
Thanno Surya Prachodayath

To the Moon:
dadhi-shankha-tusharabham kshirodarnava-sambhavam
namami shashinam somam sambhor mukuta-bhushanam

To Chandra, the moon deity, for subduing anxiety and worries:
Aum Kshirputraye Vidmahe
Amrittattvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Chandrah Prachodayat

Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe
Hema roopaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath

To Venus (Shukra) for creativity and success in such things as trading in the markets:
daityanam paramam gurum
bhargavam pranamamy aham

Om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae
dhanur hastaaya dheemahi
tanno shukra prachodayaat

To Mars (Angaaraka):
dharani-garbha-sambhutim vidyut-kanti-samaprabha
kumaram shakti-hastam cha mangalam pranamamy aham

Om veeradhwajaaya vidmahae
vighna hastaaya dheemahi
tanno bhouma prachodayaat

To Mercury (Budha):
priyangava-gulikashyam rupena pratimambadam
saumyam saumya-gunopetam tam budham pranamamy aham

Om gajadhwajaaya vidmahae
sukha hastaaya dheemahi
tanno budha prachodayaat

To Jupiter (Guru):
devanam cha rishinam cha gurum kanchana-sannibham
buddhi-bhutam tri-lokesham tam namami brihaspatim

Om vrishabadhwajaaya vidmahae
kruni hastaaya dheemahi
tanno guru prachodayaat

To Saturn or Shani:
nilanjana-samabhasam ravi-putram yamagrajam
chaya-martanda-sambhutam tam namami shanaishcharan

The Shani Gayatri Mantra:
Om Sanaischaraya vidhmahe
Sooryaputraya dhimahi
tanno manda prachodayat

Sanishwara (Saturn) Gayatri Mantra:
Om kaakadhwajaaya vidmahae
khadga hastaaya dheemahi
tanno mandah prachodayaat

Shani Dhyan Mantra:
Nilanjana samabhasam raviputram yamagrajam
chaya martanda sambhutam tam namami shaishcharam

To Rahu:
ardha-kayam mahim-viryam chandraditya-vimardanam
simhika-garbha-sambhutam tam rahum pranamamy aham

Rahu Gayatri Mantra:
Om Sookdantaya Vidmahe,
Ugraroopaya Dhimahi,
Tanno Rahu Prachodayat

om naakadhwajaaya vidmahae
padma hastaaya dheemahi
tanno raahu prachodayaat

To Ketu:
raudram raudratmakam ghoram
tam ketum pranamamy aham

om aswadhwajaaya vidmahae
soola hastaaya dheemahi
tanno ketu prachodayaat

The Navagraha Stotram
(One mantra for counteracting all ill effects from any of the planets and improve the positive energy by favorable planetary positions.)

Aarogyam pradadathuno Dinakara / Chandro yasho nirmalam
Bhoomim Bhoomisutha Sudhaamshu Thanaya / Prajyam Gurur gourava
Kavya komala Vagvila samathulam / Mandho mudam sarvada
Rahur bahu balam virodha shamanam / Kethur kulasonnayathim

After chanting this sloka for 1 0r 8 /16/64/108 times chant the following for 8 times:

Om Navagrahaya Namaha

Mantras for Each Day of the Week

For Sunday:
Om namo Narayanaya
Reverence to Narayana (Vishnu) brings love, prosperity, power, and glory.

For Monday:
Om namah Shivaya
Reverence to Shiva, destroys negative tendencies and effects. Gives freedom from attachments that bind one to material consciousness.

For Tuesday:
Om Sri Subramunyaya Namah
Reverence to Subramunya, Shiva's son, gives success, drives away evil influences, gives spiritual victory and in battle.

For Wednesday:
Om namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya
Reverence to Lord Krishna, the all-pervading Divine Lord. Gives success in all activities and offers divine love, and eases a troubled mind.

For Thursday:
Om namo Bhagavate Shivanandaya
Reverence to the guru who can give great power and bliss of enlightenment to you.

For Friday:
Om Sri Maha Lakshmiyai Namah
Reverence to Lakshmi, bestows prosperity, truthfulness, nonviolence, humility, spiritual understanding, and spiritual wisdom.

For Saturday:
Om Sri Hanumate Namah
Reverence to Hanuman, invokes unbounded love for Lord Rama, gives strength, success in devotional activities, reveals the power of the soul that can triumph over adversities for attaining highest realizations.

The highest spiritual mantra for all purposes:

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.