I have heard people saying gayatri mantra is powerful mantra if you do it you will get this or that.
But when I analysed the meaning of that i am surprised...i doubt whether the importance should given to mantra. The importance should be given to the meditation and not just the mantra.
But Most of the people are focusing on just mantra and not on meditation
Let us see the meaning of Gayatri Mantra:
(Om )Bhur Buvah suvaha
the physical,subtle and casual
Tat Savithur Varenyam
That revered ray of light
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi
Let us meditate upon that divine effulgence
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodyat
May that light direct our intellect
The verses clearly says that we need to meditate upon "light".
The next question arise where is that light?how to meditate on light?
Is that light lamp?
Is that light sun?
Is that light God?
May be :)
So where is that light?
That light is within you (and it is everywhere let us not talk about that now.
Yes..that light is within everyone of us...
we need to see that light and we need to meditate upon it..
How to see the light that is within us?
When your third eye opens you can see that light..
How to open my third eye?
Get the help of some "real" yogi
So the verse is to remind us that we need to meditate upon that "light".
That light will give the knowledge of everything.
And this be may called an Enlightenment.
There is nothing wrong in saying Gayatri Mantra but what is most important is meditating upon light.
(This is my understanding..use your intelligence to identify the truth)