gayatri

[ gah-yuh-tree ]
/ ˈgɑ yəˌtri /

noun Hinduism.

a Vedic mantra expressing hope for enlightenment: recited daily by the faithful and repeated in all religious rites and ceremonies.

Origin of gayatri

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