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The emblem of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission bears a part of some Gayatri Mantra that reads : TAN NO HAMSAH PRACHODAYAT

From which Gayatri is this part taken? Please cite proper scriptural source.


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It can be one of the following three mantras:

Om hamsa hamsaya vidmahe param hamsaya dhimhai tanno hamsah prachodayat |

Om hamsaya vidmahe param hamsaya dhimahi tanno hamsah prachodayat |

Om param hamsaya vidmahe param tattvaya dhimahi tanno hamsah prachodayat |

All these three mantras are listed under Parabrahma Gayatris in the PDF Gayatri Worship (p 112)

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  • Thanks.Whats the original scripture?
    – user17294
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 16:38
  • That I don't know, I think u asked which Gayatri is that portion part of? @Partha
    – Rickross
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 16:39
  • must be from some scripture as Swamiji quoted.
    – user17294
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 16:40
  • so sorry these lines are containing many mistakes:(Does not seem from reliable source.Kindly check
    – user17294
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 16:42
  • I don't know the scriptural source so I m deleting the answer
    – Rickross
    Commented Mar 13, 2019 at 16:42

At last I received the original mantra and source from a friend of mine who is a monk of the Ramakrishna order.

The Gayatri Mantra is a part of the Medha-Suktam (Taittiriya Aranyakam-4,prapatak-10,Anubak 41-44).

The Gayatri Mantra reads as

ॐ हंस हंसाय विद्महे परमहंसाय धीमहि तन्नो हंसः प्रचोदयात्

Here Hamsa is the Paramatma in the form of Surya.Because just the previous line reads 'Mayi Suryo bhrajo dadhatu.

Hamsa is a name of Surya as per the sanskrit dictionary also.

There is no name mentioned like 'हंस-गायत्री' by the way.


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