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Guru Brahma Guru Vishnu Gurudevo Maheshwara: Lyrics & Meaning

Veda Vyasa

Lyrics in Sanskrit

  1. गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णु र्गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः
  2. गुरु साक्षात परब्रह्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः

Lyrics in English

  1. GururBrahma GururVishnu GururDevo Maheshwaraha
  2. Guru Saakshaat ParaBrahma Tasmai Sri Gurave Namaha

Meaning in English

  1. Guru is the Creator (Brahma), Guru is the Preserver(Vishnu), GuruDeva is Destroyer(Maheshwara)
  2. Guru is the absolute (singular) Lord himself, Salutations to that Sri Guru

Meaning of the words

  • Guru: Dispeller of Darkness; Gu=Darkness, Ru=Remover
  • Brahma: Creator; Personification of Creating Quality of God
  • Vishnu: Preserver; Personification of Preserving quality of God
  • Deva: God
  • Maheshwara: Destroyer; Personification of Destroying Quality of God
  • Saakshaat: Self/ Himself
  • ParaBrahma: He who is the highest Lord; Consciousness
  • Tasmai: To him/ To such
  • Sri: Holy, splendorous 
  • Namaha: Salutations

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