Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Gāyatrī-Gītikā (गायत्री-गीतिका) : Dr. Harekrishna Meher

Gāyatrī-Gītikā (Song for Gāyatrī) 
Sanskrit Lyrics and Tuning by : Dr. Harekrishna Meher 
(Composed in self-innovated original new lyrical
maatraa-metre, which has been named 

(Extracted from Sanskrit Kāvya ‘Mātrigītikāñjalih’)  
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The famous Mantra of Savitŗ appears in the Ŗg-Veda.
“ Tat Savitur vareņyam bhargo devasya dhīmahi, Dhiyo yo nah prachodayāt.” 
Prefixed with Mahā Vyāhŗtis Bhuh, Bhuvah, Svah and Praņava Om, this forms Gāyatrī Mantra.
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ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः
तत्‍सवितु-र्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि,
धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् । 

It means :
“We meditate on the adorable excellence of God Savitr who would stimulate our intellect.”

Gāyatrī is the power of God Savitŗ (Sun). She is worshipped in three forms in spiritual perspective. Rays of Sun are the givers of life and well-being to the worldly creatures, also are described as the panacea for all diseases from scientific point-of-view. A synthesis of spiritual and scientific conceptions is presented in this song. 
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गीत-रचना तथा स्वर-संयोजना : डॉ. हरेकृष्ण-मेहेरः 
(‘मातृगीतिकाञ्जलिः’ - काव्यतः) 
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ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः ।
ध्येया धियो नः प्रचोदयित्री,
सुनुता धरण्या
शक्तिः सुपुण्या
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ।
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ॥
तामिस्रहा दीप्त-सहस्र-हस्ता, प्रज्ञावती ;
यस्यां समस्ता जड़ता निरस्ता, सा भारती ।
ज्योतिः-स्वरूपा प्रकाशयित्री,
शक्तिः सुपुण्या
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ।
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ॥ (१)
शोभामयी शुभ्र-विशुद्ध-सत्त्वा, हंसासना ;
संसार-शमनी शिव-शर्म-तत्त्वा, सोपासना ।
सा वेद-माता प्रमोदयित्री,
शक्तिः सुपुण्या
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ।
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ॥ (२)
नित्य-स्तुता सत्य-पथानुकूला, सा मङ्गला ;
विश्‍व-प्रसूति-स्थिति-नाश-मूला, साऽनर्गला ।
त्रैश्‍वर्य-मूर्त्तेः प्रवर्त्तयित्री,
महतां शरण्या
शक्तिः सुपुण्या
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ।
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ॥ (३)
भर्गात्मिका सा सुभगा नमस्या, पद्मानना ;
शुभदावकाशा भक्त्या हि यस्या, नीराजना ।
धर्मस्य धात्री विकासयित्री,
शक्तिः सुपुण्या
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ।
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ॥ (४)
आरोग्यदा लोक-रुजापहन्त्री, सञ्जीवनी ;
ध्वस्ताशिवा स्वस्तिमती नियन्त्री, सन्दीपनी ।
सर्वत्र दिव्या पवित्रयित्री,
वरदा हिरण्या
शक्तिः सुपुण्या
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ।
गायत्री सरस्वती सावित्री ॥ (५)
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(English Translation by the Author Dr. Harekrishna Meher)
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Om Auspicious Bhūh, Bhuvah, Svah.
We meditate on the Goddess
who stimulates our intellect.
She is the adorable power of God Savitr
well-worshipped by the world.
She is known as Gāyatrī, Sarasvatī and Sāvitrī. (0) 

She is the Goddess of Speech
eradicating all the gloom.
She has thousand-rayed illustrious hands.
She is the form of auspicious wisdom.
In her, all ignorance is subdued.
She is the illuminating splendour
and the predominant power
enumerated in the scriptures. (1)

She is the beauteous goddess
endowed with pure and fair Sattva guņa.
Her conveyance is the swan.  
Destroyer of all mundane sufferings,
she is the form of auspiciousness and bliss.
She is verily meditated upon
and worshipped by the people.
She is the bestower of beatitude,
 is celebrated as the mother of the Vedas
and is attributed with utterance of the Śruti. (2)

She is eternally praised
and conducive to the path of truth.
Conferring weal, she is the root-cause of creation,
sustenance and dissolution of the world.
She is beyond mundane hindrances.
She enjoins the forms of Trinity,
 i.e. Brahmā, Vishņu and Śiva.
She is the resort of the noble ones. (3)

She is the quintessence
 of auspiciousness and divine excellence.
She is the revered goddess, lotus-faced.
Devotional worship to her gives all the well-being.
 She is the sustainer and enhancer of righteousness.
She is the unique letter OM. (4)

She cures all diseases
and annihilates all mundane pains.
 She is the life-giving energy.
Destroyer of all evils,
She is replete with all purity and holiness.
She is the controller of the world,
is the stimulator of our thoughts
and is the divine purifier everywhere.
Bestower of boon, she is golden-figured.
She is the adorable energy  
of God Savitŗ well-praised in her trio. (5)
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Complete ‘Matrigitikanjalih’ Kavya : 
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1 comment:

KhushiG said...

Thank you for translating the Sanskrit Shlokas!! It definitely interests me to know more about allt he Sanskrit shlokas we have, books we have. I appreciate it!!