Here is an example I took from another post here:

bhaskaraya vidmahe mahaddyutikaraya dhimahi |
tanno adityyah pracodayat

There are lots of variants of this formula. What is the context in which this formula is used and what does it mean?

  • these are parts of gayatri mantras of different deities. You would get the main Gayatri which is for Sabitur or Sun or the Supreme Creator and different gayatris of different vedic and tantrik deities – user17294 Jan 23 '19 at 18:30
  • Gayatri means the mantra singing or chanting which one is freed from hindrances obstacles and dangers – user17294 Jan 23 '19 at 18:37
  • Bhaskara is another name of Surya Deva. That is a Gayatri mantra for worshipping the Sun. – Ikshvaku Jan 23 '19 at 22:13

Any god worshipped in a format can have a basic name being referred to (1 vidmahe). He has another name or description or attribute (2 dheemahi). May he grant us progress (3 prachodayath).


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