Gayatri Slokas

Tamil Version              Meaning 

ॐ एकदन्ताय विद्महे
वक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि
तन्नो दन्ती प्रचोदयात्
Om ekadantAya vidmahe vakratundAya dheemahi
tanno danti prachodayAt

ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे
महादेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्
Om tat purushAya vidmahe mahAdevAya dheemahi
tanno rudrah prachodayAt

ॐ तत् पुरुषाय विद्महे
चक्रतुण्डाय धीमहि
तन्नो नन्धिः प्रचोदयात्
Om tat purushAya vidmahe chakratunDAya dheemahi
tanno nandhih prachodayAt

ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे
वायुपुत्राय धीमहि
तन्नो मारुती प्रचोदयात् 

Om tat purushAya vidmahe vAyuputrAya dheemahi

tanno mAruti prachodayAt

ॐ तत् पुरुषाय विद्महे
सुवर्णपक्षाय धीमहि
तन्नो गरुडः प्रचोदयात्
Om tat purushAya vidmahe suvarNapakshAya dheemahi
tanno garuDah prachodayAt

ॐ वज्रनखाय विद्महे
तीक्ष्णदंष्ट्राय धीमहि
तन्नो नारसिंहः प्रचोदयात्
Om vajranakhAya vidmahe tIkshNadamShtrAya dheemahi
tanno narasimhah prachodayAt

ॐ कात्यायनाय विद्महे
कन्यकुमारि धीमहि
तन्नो दुर्गिः प्रचोदयात्
Om kAtyAyanAya vidmahe kanyakumAri dheemahi
tanno durgih prachodayAt

Sri Lakshmi

ॐ महादेव्यै च विद्महे
विष्णुपत्नी च धीमहि
तन्नो लक्ष्मी प्रचोदयात्
Om mahAdevyai cha vidmahe vishNupatni cha dheemahi
tanno lakshmi prachodayAt

ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे
महासेनाय धीमहि
तन्नो स्कन्दः प्रचोदयात्
Om tat purushAya vidmahe mahAsenAya dheemahi
tanno skandah prachodayAt

ॐ देवकी नन्दनाय विद्महे
वासुदेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो कृष्णः प्रचोदयात्
Om devakinandanAya vidmahe vAsudevAya dheemahi
tanno Krishna prachodayAt

ॐ नमो नारायणाय विद्महे
वासुदेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो विष्णुः प्रचोदयात्
Om namo nArAyaNAya vidmahe vAsudevAya dheemahi
tanno VishNuh prachodayAt

ॐ वाग्देव्यै च विद्महे
कामाराजाय धीमहि
तन्नो देवी प्रचोदयात्
Om vAgdevyai cha vidmahe kAmarAjAya dheemahi
tanno devi prachodayAt

Sun God
ॐ प्रभाकराय विद्महे
दिवकराय धीमहि
तन्नो आदित्यः प्रचोदयात्
Om prabhAkarAya vidmahe divAkarAya dheemahi
tanno Adityah prachodayAt

ॐ गुरुदेवाय विद्महे
परब्रह्मणे धीमहि
तन्नो गुरुः प्रचोदयात्
Om gurudevAya vidmahe parabrahmaNe dheemahi
tanno Guruh prachodayAt


ॐ दत्तात्रेयाय विद्महे
अवधूताय धीमहि
तन्नो दत्तः प्रचोदयात्
Om dattAtreyAya vidmahe avadhUtAya dheemahi
tanno dattah prachodayAt


  1. This is the first time that I have visited your website. I found it very usefula nd enjoyed it. Some of the mantras have meanings attached as well.
    If you can include the meanings for each slokas/mantra as well as indicate the best time to say it, I think you will add value to visitors who want to know a lot more about our Hindu scriptures and want to recite them more meaningfully. Thanks.

  2. Namaskaram,

    Welcome to this blog. I shall certainly try and incorporate the meanings and other useful information about the slokas. Thank you so much for your comments and suggestions.

    Hari Aum.

  3. please send me the PDF version of these mantras. My e-mail id is
    PK Soni

    1. Sent it to you by email. Please let me know if you haven't received it.

      Hari Aum

    2. Can you please send fr me tooo,
      Feeling Blessed to read these

    3. Namaskaram. The sloka PDF has been uploaded on the top before the start of the slokam. Kindly download it and let me know if you have any issues with that.

      Hari Aum!

  4. Hari Aum
    this is really very nice collection.
    these days we often use Cell phones
    most of cell phones have Mp3 players.
    as I do when I work or alone then I continuously listen some spiritual songs and hymes and mantras at my cell phone with earphone.
    I want to say that if you add .mp3 files at your bolg it would be really helpful.
    Nokia Ovi music provide great collection of such songs and chants... this can be helpful...
    thank you so much... thank you...
    this is not a suggestion it is a request...

    1. Namaskaram Tinku Sharma,

      Thank you so much for your kind words of acknowledgments. I do not have a lot of mp3 file with me, I listen to Youtube and therefore I provide only that link in most of the places. You can use some tools to download those songs from Youtube. I have not heard about ovi music, I shall visit and see if they would let me use/upload their mp3 files in my blog.

      Thanks so much for taking your time to write to me :)

      Have a great day!
      Hari Aum

  5. Pls post the meaning of vidmahe,dheemahi,prachodayat to u

  6. kindly post meaning of viddhmahe, Tanno, Dhimahe, Bhrugujayaya, matter urgent

    1. Namaskaram,

      vidmahe is "we will know"
      dheemahi is "meditate"
      prachodayaat is "guide/inspire"

      It means:-"Narayanaya Vidmahe"..meaning we will know
      Narayana..."Vasudevaya Dhimahi" meaning "we will meditate on
      Vasudeva"...."tanno vishnuh prachodayat" meaning "Through that
      Vishnu will enlighten us"....

      Hari Aum,

  7. This is best one, you can add Hindi meaning of every Sanskrit shlok below of that.

  8. I found this blog looking for meanings: vidmahe, sdheemahi and tanno. Its a fantastic effort for you to have undertaken all by yourself
    My best wishes and blessings to you!
    I have mp3 files of 37 stanzas of the Bhagavadh Giita, Produced by The Watefalls Institute of Technology;Composed and sung by Shrimathi Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam these 37 stanzas are said to represent the essence of the Gita. Please let me know if you wouldlike to listen to them and I can mail you the files. There is a booklet with them which one can read along for meanings.
    The idea is to spread the word of the Gita and share its philiosophy. I believe there is no copyright on this work
    Jayashree Mani

    1. Namaskaram Jayashree ji,

      Thank you so much for your wishes and blessings.

      Thank you for offering to share the Gita slokas. But I already have the Gita slokas in audio and book format. However, if you wish, you can leave your email or blog/website details here. This way, anyone who is in need may get in touch with you.

      God bless you too for your wonderful service.

      Hari Aum!

    2. Jaishi ji
      If you can kindly mail me, I will be greatful.

  9. Respected sir,
    am looking for full sloka from the uddaganda i have just the first few words. i am looking for the full sloka in tamil pdf.

    1. bhagavan vishnurdevaha krishnaha prjapathihi

    2. jagat sarvam sareeram they

    3. thuvam yagyes thuvam vastkaras thuvamomharaha

    kindly mail them to my e.mail

    would be very greatful

    r. raghunathan

  10. sadar pranam
    kindly let me nkow the meaning of word "Tanno"

  11. Very good. All shlokas in one page. Thanks

    1. You are welcome. Thank you so much for your kind acknowledgments :)

      Hari Aum!

  12. Good post. Do you have any MP3 files for these slokas, so that we know proper pronunciation of words

    1. Namaskaram,

      No, I don't have MP3 files for these Gayatri slokas. Sorry about that.

      Hari Aum!

  13. If i want any information i am getting from this site thanks a lot can u plz send me the pdf of above slokas my email id is

    1. Namaskaram Dineshji,

      Thank you so much for your kind comments. The PDF of the above slokas has already been uploaded on this page itself. Please click on the "Download" link at the top to download the slokas.

      God bless us all.

      Hari Aum!


Hari Aum! Thank you so much for taking your time to leave a message.You can also email me at JOYFULSLOKAS at GMAIL dot COM.

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