gayatri

gayatri

[gah-yuh-tree]
noun Hinduism.
a Vedic mantra expressing hope for enlightenment: recited daily by the faithful and repeated in all religious rites and ceremonies.

Origin:
1835–45; < Sanskrit gāyatri, derivative of gāyatra song, hymn

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