Divine Connection

Gayatri Mantra, MahamRityunjaya & Shanti PaTh

Mantra is described by yogis (those with a Transcendental Mind), as syllables of sound vibration. Mantra may be chanted mentally or aloud as an efficient form of meditation which vibrates and heals into the mind and cellular body.

Below, you will find links for beautiful versions of the Mahamrityunjaya mantra, the full Shanti Path and the Gayatri mantra. These three mantras are known as universal mantras – healing mantras for use by everyone, which work on many levels of body and mind, to heal and uplift.  

MahamRityunjaya mantra – healing mantra.
Chanted 108 times by Sw Satyananda. 

MahamRityunjaya mantra – healing mantra.
Chanted by Tina Turner and children.

MahamRityunjaya mantra – healing mantra.
Chanted by Shankar Sahney + others.

This version of the mahamrityunjaya mantra is so very soft and devotional. So gently offered one can feel the healing in it. This would soothe an insomniac into surrender for sweet sleep. Truly beautiful.

                         Mahamrityunjaya Mantra                         
                         Om - Tryambakam Yajamahe 
                         Sugandhim PushtivaRdhanama
                         Urvaa rukamiva bandhanat,
                         Mrityou Muksheeyam, Amritat.

Full Shanti Path – for living auspiciously.
Chanted once through, by Sri Swami Satyananda.

Asato ma sadgamaya
Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya
Mrityorma amritam gamaya

Saravesham svasti bhavatu
Saravesham shantir bhavatu
Saravesham purnam bhavatu
Saravesham mangalam bhavatu

Lokah Samastah Sukino Bhavantu

Om tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushtivardhanam
Urvaarukamiva bandhanat
Mrityor mukshiyam amritat.
(Note: this last stanza of the Shanti Path, is the Mahamrityunjaya mantra).

Om Shantih Shantih Shantihe

From the unreal lead me to; the real.
From the darkness lead me to the light.
From death lead me to immortality.

May all beings dwell in happiness.
May all beings dwell in peace,
May all beings attain oneness.
May all beings attain auspiciousness.

May happiness be unto the whole world.
We worship the three-eyed one (Shiva) who is fragrant and who nourishes all beings.
May he liberate us from death for the sake of immortality, even as the cucumber is severed from the vine.
Aum Peace Peace Peace.

Gayatri mantra – for intuitive wisdom
Chanted by Deva Pramal and Miten, in a delicious, but non-traditional, melody.

                     Om Bhur Bhuvah Svaha
                     Tat Savitur VarenYam
                     Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
                     Dheeyo Yo Nah Prachodayat.

The meaning of the Gayatri mantra:
Essentially the Gayatri Mantra is a salute to the Divine Light within each of us, helping us to connect with that Divine Luminous Sun, which Shines within us. That Divine Sun is a particle of the Cosmic Force, Maha prana - Pure Love and Pure Intelligence.

As you can imagine there is a special kind of wisdom contained in Pure Love and Pure Intelligence. A Luminous kind of wisdom. Think about the potential of this for you. The Gayatri Mantra is credited with awakening the wisdom in us, gently and incrementally. This is wisdom in the form of true compassion, intuition, inspiration, true contentment, and many other aspects also.

Intuitive wisdom is best accessed in increments, if the totality of it was revealed all at once, we would be over-whelmed and unable to withstand it. In fact we have to really want it and work extremely diligently to get access to the totality, the Divine force. Incremental awakening, striven for, was a safety clause the Divine wrote into our contract, to prevent insanity.

Being kind and compassionate, activating noble willpower, experiencing love and joy in the realm of detachment are just a few of the things we must do to awaken and access more of the Divine Sun.

Note: Swami Niranajananda of the Satyananda tradition, reminds us that the origins of mantra are not Hindu, as is so often thought. Hinduism has been around for approx. 5000 years whereas yogis and mantra existed for thousands of years before that.

The chanting of mantra is a means of leaving the thinking processes alone for a while and giving the mind and body a period of wholesome, integrating calm. 30 - 90 minutes is a suitable period of mantra chanting to penetrate and calm the cellular structure. The more you do, the quicker it works.

The Gayatri Mantra may be chanted in monotone, or in a beautiful melody, or sung as kirtan. It is usually repeated 11, 27, 54 or 108 times. While it is considered an ideal mantra for beginners, it is ideal for anyone/everyone, any time.

Yogis recommend the Gayatri be chanted each new morning as the sun rises to increase one's awareness of their inner, spiritual life. Each new morning we get yet another opportunity to place conscious awareness on the rising of our spiritual life. The inner life rises in beauty, in the sky of the transcendental mind, in the same way that the sun rises each morning.

It may be chanted as many times as you like, as slowly or as fast as you like. There are many versions of the Gayatri mantra – you can find them on youtube, to learn them.

The Gayatri mantra is ideally chanted each day to encourage remembrance of who we really are . . .ourselves as Divine Love and Intelligence

The formation of mind causes us to think we are humans having a spiritual experience, when we are Spirit having a human experience.

May the Luminous, Divine Wisdom shine throughout your body and mind.


Kirtan is a form of chanting which spontaneously awakens feelings of love for self and Others, and for the Divine force within - and it does this comparatively quickly.

These types of feelings of love are known as bhava. These days one can find cd's, mp3's or youtube kirtan very easily. Kirtan and kirtanists have taken the world by storm. Krishna das is one such kirtanist.MahaMrityunjaya mp3


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