“The Guru Gayatri of Guru Gobind Singh has the power of the four Vedas, six Puranas and 36 Simritis. All these are equal to reciting the Guru Gayatri just once. Traditionally, only a person who has been initiated by a guru is entitled to chant a gayatri. First you have to find a guru, one with God consciousness, and then he needs to initiate you. Only then are you entitled to chant the gayatri. That is why Guru Gobind Singh recited this Gayatri for his Sikhs, and that is why this is known as the Guru Gayatri. Whosoever shall chant it, the Primal Power, the Adi Shakti, will guard that being.
This mantra is a “Shakti” mantra. Shakti gives one the positive power of God. If you chant this mantra, there shall be no enemy, including oneâ€™s own ego, which can overpower you. It is a mantra of deathlessness, and the personal mantra of Baba Deep Singh.” – Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Yogiji (7/9/75)