Now I am no Theologian or an expert on Quraan e Hakim or on Hindu Vedas. What follows is just an innocent observation by me and I wish to share it with you dear readers. YOU WILL MAKE YOUR OWN FINAL CONCLUSIONS AND UNDERSTANDING.
1. Surah Fatiha has two main aspects
(a) Description of and praise of Allah subhanahu wa Taala and mentioning of His some of many qualities
(b) Prayer to Allah (SWT)
2. Gayatri Mantra also is conprised of these two main aspects. The praises and other attributes are practically the same. The prayer is also same!
(The only thing missing in Gayatri mantra is the last ayat in which the prayer qulifies the sought guidance as of those… and NOT of those….)
NOW READ WITH AN OPEN MIND, AND CAREFULLY O N L Y IF YOU WANT TO LEARN. COMPARE THE TWO STEP BY STEP. WHAT DO YOU SEE?
GAYATRI MANTRA – ITS MEANING
गायत्री मंत्र की व्याख्या
AUM BHOOR BHUWAH SWAHA,
TAT SAVITUR VARENYAM
BHARGO DEVASAYA DHEEMAHI
DHIYO YO NAHA PRACHODAYAT.
Summary of the Gayatri Mantra
Gayatri Mantra (the mother of the vedas), the foremost mantra in hinduism and hindu beliefs, inspires wisdom. Its meaning is that “May the Almighty God illuminate our intellect to lead us along the righteous path”. The mantra is also a prayer to the “giver of light and life” – the sun (savitur).
Oh God! Thou art the Giver of Life,
Remover of pain and sorrow,
The Bestower of happiness,
Oh! Creator of the Universe,
May we receive thy supreme sin-destroying light,
May Thou guide our intellect in the right direction.
Word for Word Meaning of the Gayatri Mantra
Aum = Brahma ;
bhoor = embodiment of vital spiritual energy(pran) ;
bhuwah = destroyer of sufferings ;
swaha = embodiment of happiness ;
tat = that ;
savitur = bright like sun ;
varenyam = best choicest ;
bhargo = destroyer of sins ;
devasya = divine ;
these first nine words describe the glory of God
dheemahi = may imbibe ; pertains to meditation
dhiyo = intellect ;
yo = who ;
naha = our ;
prachodayat = may inspire!
“dhiyo yo na prachodayat” is a prayer to God
Hence the Gayatri is unique in that it embodies the three concepts of stotra (singing the praise and glory of God), dhyaana (meditation) and praarthana (prayer).
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بِسْمِ اللّهِ الرَّحْمـَنِ الرَّحِيم 1:1
الْحَمْدُ للّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِين 1:2
الرَّحمـنِ الرَّحِيم 1:3
مَـالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّين 1:4
إِيَّاك نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِين 1:5
اهدِنَــــا الصِّرَاطَ المُستَقِيمَ 1:6
صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنعَمتَ عَلَيهِمْ غَيرِ المَغضُوبِ عَلَيهِمْ وَلاَ الضَّالِّين
1.Bismillah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem
2.Al-hamdu lillahi Rabb il-‘alamin
5.Iyya-ka na’budu wa iyya-ka nasta’in
7.Sirat al-ladhina an’amta ‘alai-him
Ghairil-Maghdubi ‘alai-him wa la-d-dallin
1.In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
2.Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds:
3.The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful:
4.Owner of the Day of Judgement.
5.Thee (alone) we worship; Thee (alone) we ask for help.
6.Show us the straight path:
7.The path of those whom Thou hast favoured; Not (the path) of those who earn Thine anger nor of those who go astray.