Today, when I practiced the Surya Namaskar hatha yoga poses as the sun rose, I played the audio recording of the Surya Gayatri
mantra. I experienced that as my practice unfolded, a nice flow developed between the sequence of the postures and the sound of the repetition of the mantra. I found it to be a beautiful way to listen to and absorb the Surya Gayatri
mantra, as well as to practice the hatha yoga poses of Surya Namaskar.
Pennsylvania, United States
I have made it my daily morning practice to greet Lord Surya, my friend, by reciting the Surya Gayatri
mantra. The melody and syllables fill me with so much sweetness.
This practice is my way of giving thanks for the sun’s constant presence—warming my days, lifting my spirits, and reminding me of the great light within me.
Massachusetts, United States
As I recited the Surya Gayatri
mantra along with the recording on the Siddha Yoga path website, I felt bathed in gentle grace. I experienced my breath rising from deep within, breathing me! The fatigue I had been feeling disappeared—I was rejuvenated and felt one with the golden vitality of the sun.
Illinois, United States
Tonight I meditated in silence on the content of the Surya Gayatri
mantra. I created space in my heart and asked Savitri, the Sun God, to take a seat inside and illuminate my heart.
As my heart began to open, I experienced a bright light filling my heart. The gentle rays of this light flowed through my whole body. My mind became still and humble, and then the impermanence of my body, my relationships, my abilities, my wealth, and my life revealed themselves to me. With great love, I realized that I, as the observer of everything, am imperishable.
When I came out of this meditation, I was filled with a feeling of complete humility.
Listening to the Surya Gayatri
mantra, I feel my whole being relax into a deep and quiet place where my worries are dissolved. I am left with boundless gratitude for having a Guru in my life and for her ever-present grace.
Queenstown, New Zealand
As I listen to and recite this beautiful mantra, I feel I am becoming one with its radiance. I feel it illuminating my being and providing me with an armor of strong protection.
Over the last few days, before I sat for meditation, I listened to the recording of the Surya Gayatri
mantra. I focused intently on the mantra’s vibrations and on the sound and meaning of the Sanskrit words. As I did this, I saw that I was filled with the light of Consciousness.
I felt the mantra lead me into a state free from identification and attachment. In this deep space, I felt protected, peaceful, and fully present.
Since the first time I heard the Surya Gayatri
mantra, it has been repeating inwardly in my mind. Its presence is a blessing for my sadhana
and my well-being during the dark days of winter.
Whether it is grey and wintery or the sun is lighting up the sky and the trees in my garden, I am aware, more than ever before, that the sun is always there! This is a constant reminder of my true Self.
London, United Kingdom
Gurumayi’s teachings about the sun and the sky are a key to joy for me. When I feel constrained, I make my way to a place where I can gaze at the sky and recite the Surya Gayatri
This practice reminds me that, just as the sun illumines the Earth and our solar system, the light of God permeates me and the realm in which I exist. This awareness immediately uplifts me.
On this beautiful, clear morning of Makara Sankranti, I recited the Surya Gayatri
mantra and meditated while listening to it. As I did this, I experienced Lord Surya in the power of the sun vibrating within me. My body became so alive. I felt strong, full of clarity and gratitude for life.
Today in honor of Makara Sankranti, I stood on the bank of a dam in the early morning stillness and recited the Surya Gayatri
mantra as the sun rose. I watched the sky turn golden and gazed at the mist rising from the water.
As the sun’s rays illumined both the sky and landscape, I understood why the mantra invokes “… Earth, Sky, and Heaven!” I offered my gratitude not only to Lord Surya, but also to everything that his light illumines within and without.
Lake Bolac, Australia
In the morning, I listen to the Surya Gayatri
mantra while I watch the sun rise, and I read the verses from the Rig Veda
. The verses come alive. It is such an enjoyable way to begin my day.
I was so thrilled to find the Surya Gayatri
mantra on the website! This melody transports me to another place. The voices of the group blend so well that it seems as though they become one voice and fade into the background while I travel deep inside.
Pennsylvania, United States
This morning, the sky was at first covered with grey clouds. At the moment when the sunlight appeared and entered my home, I began to sing the Surya Gayatri
mantra. As I did so, I experienced a strong connection with my heart.
Ever since the Surya Gayatri
mantra became available on the Siddha Yoga path website, my husband and I have practiced meditating on it every Sunday. While meditating on the soothing energy this mantra evokes, we experience how this practice is imbued with Shri Gurumayi’s sankalpa
. I believe that one divine gift bestowed upon me by this practice is that I have been inspired to practice the discipline of hatha yoga on a regular basis.
Bedford Gardens, South Africa
I have the good fortune to live in a place where I can admire the sunrise as well as the sunset. In the early morning, I savor the deep peace of dawn, and when the soft rays of Lord Surya enter my home, they bring light and joy into my heart.
When I recite the Surya Gayatri
mantra, I feel its tender vibrations bringing me into the presence of the sun, wherever it may be shining upon the earth. Through this celebration, I receive Lord Surya’s shining form and experience serenity and love within.
It has become a beloved practice to repeat the Surya Gayatri
every morning just before meditation. As I begin to repeat it with my eyes closed, a golden light appears within, strong and brilliant, drawing me—like a lighthouse—into the deep and peaceful realm of meditation.
This sweet state of being follows me throughout the day—transforming it into a glorious one!
St. Laurent, Canada
With this mantra, I feel like I am swimming in the ocean. I am feeling very fresh and energetic.
I recite this mantra as I look out my window each morning. The scenery outside is ever changing with the seasons. Today was dark and clear with frozen bare branches waiting, along with me, for the blessing of the sun’s earliest rays to light up our corner of the planet, making snow glitter and icicles glow.
I am grateful to Gurumayi for making this ancient and beautiful practice accessible.
St Lazare, Canada