Aapo hi stha mayo bhuvah        

Ta na urje dadhaatana        

Mahe ranaya chaksase       

 Yo vah sivatamo rasah        

Tasya bhajaya teha naha       

Usatiriva matarah       

Tasma aram gamama vah       

Yasya ksayaya jinvatha       

Aapo janayatha cha naha

What do they mean in English?

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    You already got one answer. This site (scroll to the bottom) also gives the translation of the mantra -- onlinedarshan.com/stories/gayatri/ss.asp?id=205
    – Rickross
    Commented Mar 12, 2022 at 16:25
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    this is cool. never seen this site
    – junkone
    Commented Mar 13, 2022 at 0:41
  • Give your sources, this is not a translation forum. Commented Mar 14, 2022 at 5:14
  • @swami vishwananda . the answer is in front of you. it was a response to the onlinedarshan.com
    – junkone
    Commented Mar 15, 2022 at 1:59

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This is part of Marjanam - Body & Mind Purification

Quoting from this document hosted by the Hinduonline site

Meaning :

It is well-known that you, the deities of water, are the cause of great happiness. Please nourish us with the divine vision which brings glory and loveliness. Please make us worthy of imbibing the auspicious bliss even as a mother feeds her children. We approach you with eagerness for that bliss to distribute which you have taken a form and are shining. Bestow on us the boon of a next life sanctified by knowledge.

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