"Tat" and "Dut" in Gayathri mantra?

Some gayathri manthra say

"Om TAT purushaya widmahe"

and some say

"Om DUT purushaya widmahe"

What does "tat" and "dut" means?

4 Answers

  • Flute
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
    Favourite answer

    It is always 'Tat' only. Therefore it has to be chanted as "Om TATpurushaaya widmahe" only.

    'Tat' referes to 'Brahmam' (Almighty) as is specifically stated in the 17th Chapter of Bhagavatgeeta.

    In view of what is stated above, explanation for "dut" has no place here.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Some people lisp and use different alphabets to use. Like L for R or R for L. similarly some use d for T. god understands and accepts.

  • Vasu
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    dat is not the correct word the correct word is "tat" the word is a sanskrit word meaning ones self.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago


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