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Why is Gayatri Mantra given to Brahmin and Kshatriya slightly different?

I was given this mantra from a Brahmin and the words are different such as

‘tat purusaya tanno surya, bidmahe’

These words are not mentioned in the mantras for Brahmin. Should not a mantra be the same since chanting is for same god?

  • Can you post the full mantra he gave you? – Ikshvaku Jan 11 at 21:14
  • There is no such difference as per any authoritative scriptures IMHO – zaxebo1 Jan 13 at 3:38
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    Not sure about why different for Brahmana and Kshatriya, but Gayathri Mantra is different for those who did not underwent Upanayana process. This different Gayatri Mantra introduced by Vyasa – user2225190 Jan 14 at 3:33

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