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    About Gayatri

    Gayatri- The Goddess of Wisdom

     

    Goddess GayatriGayatriGayatri
    Goddess Gayatri is an aspect of three Hindu Goddess named Saraswati (Goddess of Knowledge)...
    is an aspect of three Hindu Goddess named SaraswatiSaraswatiSaraswati
    The name Saraswati is a combination of two Sanskrit words...
    (Goddess of Knowledge), LakshmiLakshmiLakshmi
    Lakshmi is a Hindu goddess who is regarded as the ultimate deity of wealth...
    (Goddess of wealth) and ParvatiParvatiParvati
    After the death of Shiva's first love Sati, Shiva...
    (Goddess of love, fertility and devotion). She is considered the female counterpart of the Hindu trinity (Trimurti), which consists of Lord Brahma, the Creator, Lord Vishnu, The Preserver and Lord Shiva, the Destroyer. She is also the female expression of the light of Sun and thus wisdom. She is considered Veda Mata as she is believed to have given the four Vedas Four ancient texts constituting the oldest layer of Sanskrit literature and the oldest scriptures of Hinduism(sacred scriptures on Hinduism) to mankind.

     

    Personification

     

    Gayatri is depicted sitting on a red lotus. The flower signifies wealth. She is five headed denoting the five elements of creation, i.e., sky, earth, water, fire and air. She has ten eyes looking in the eight direction, East, West, North, South, North-East, North-West, South-East and South East. The other two eyes are looking at the sky and the earth. She holds weapons of the Brahma, VishnuVishnuVishnu
    Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,..
    and ShivaShivaShiva
    Shiva is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindu Trinity that ...
    in her hands like axe, disc, conch, mace, etc. 

     

    The subtle description of Gayatri is her being accompanied by a white swan. She holds a book in one hand symbolizing knowledge and wisdom and a cure in another. 

     

    Legend of Existence

     

    Brahma was performing a ritual for which his consort, Saraswati’s presence was essential. For some reason, she didn’t arrive at time. Angry BrahmaBrahmaBrahma
    According to Hinduism, the whole creation is the work of Trimurti (the Hindu Trinity)...
    asked a priest to get hold of any woman and wed him to her at that very spot so that she could sit next to him in the ritual. The priest fetched a beautiful shepherdess and she was Gayatri herself. Thus married to Brahma, she became another of his consort.

     

    Worshipping to Gayatri

    Gayatri bestows unlimited spiritual energy and universal enlightenment. People attain the wisdom to deal with any situation appropriately. She brings inner illumination that gives mental clarity. 

     

    Gayatri Mantra

     

    Gayatri name also suggests a song or a hymn in Sanskrit. It refers to Gayatri Mantra A group of sacred words chanted in order to gain something, be it materialistic pleasures or peaceful mind(sacred words). Gayatri is also a meter, 24 syllables used to write a verse. 

     

    Om Bhur Bhuvah Swah Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Prachodayat.

     

    The mantra is chanted for the blessings of God stating that God is omnipresent, omnipotent and Almighty. He is the light, knowledge, bliss, destroyer of evil and fears and creator of the universe. He is the greatest. We all bow down and meditate upon his light to give our intellect the right direction. 

     

    Gayatri Mantra embodies the concept of stotra, dhyaana and praarthana, meaning praise of God, meditation and prayer respectively. People chant these words to gain the wisdom of following the righteous path. This prayer is also sung to the Sun because he is the life and light giver. This mantra contains the primary knowledge of Hindu Dharma. It is meant for realizing one’s spirituality and faith in God. A person who chants the words thousand times a day for a month is said to attain salvation. As he will be free from all his sins and guilt.

     




     
     

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