Beware! I question everything and everybody.
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Oh God, you are the Protector and self-existent. The contact with him frees the soul from all troubles. He is the creator. He is the energy of the Universe. He gives us happiness. He will direct us all faculties in the right direction.
I have made it as a practice to utter Gayathri Manthra immediately after the bath. The Gayathri Manthra will be followed by Vinayaka Gayathri Manthram, and further followed by the Gayathri Manthram for that particular day. The whole day remains pleasant.
On any one day, if I don't say this Manthra after my bath, I would face some problem.
No life without Sun
Om bhoor bhuvah suvah- means the three worlds. Earth and spirit worlds.
Tat savitur- a Sun like that( savita is one of Sun's names)
So you're praising the Sun that fares throughout the worlds, in first two lines.
Sun is a physical God and everyone can see and worship him. This very twin lines breaks the religious boundary.
Bhargo devasya dhimahi- concentrate on such light.
Dhiyo yo- by praising who...
Nah prachodayat- there's no darkness.
So, by chanting this mantra you'll eliminate all the darkness in your life.
I'm not very well versed in Sanskrit. I only learnt it briefly. So there might me a little inaccuracy. But the overall summary would be, praise the Sun Lord so that he removes all the darkness from your life.
This mantra is from Vedas, back when gods like Indra and Aditya( Sun ) and Agni were at their utmost prominence. But as we moved from Vedic to puranic period, gods like Vishnu and Shiva overshadowed these splendid beings. So gayatri mantra is not even about gayatri herself. It is simply a purification hymn.
And the mul-mantra is chanted to different Gods nowadays. Because the original gods are long forgotten.
Even worse, the hymn-writers steal the heavenly ancient Gayatri mantra tune and replace the lyrics with their favorite Gods.
Copywriting definitely wasn't a thing in religious world.
The stronger a light shines the darker are the shadows around it.