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In Bengal, the Gayatri (Savitri) Mantra always starts with OM and ends with OM. The mantra is thus printed in the very famous book 'Ahnik-Krittya' by Shyamacharan Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi.

But so far as I know, in the other parts of India, the Mantra only starts with OM but does not end with OM; the rest is identical though.

What is the reason for this difference?

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    This is something I have also noticed. It's very indeed confusing. Would help if someone explains the same. – D. Chatterjee Apr 23 at 18:44
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    I think title should be in a suitable way. – Krishna Shweta Apr 23 at 21:07
  • Your question is essentially. It is because Shyamacharan Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi and those that follow him... – Swami Vishwananda Apr 24 at 5:47
  • @SwamiVishwananda I could not get you.This mantra is prevalent throughout Bengal. Yes Shyamacharan is very respected here but did he add OM without any basis? That seems highly unlikely for such a giant! – user17294 Apr 24 at 6:02
  • Title should be did Shyamacharan Kaviratna Vidyavaridhi followers chant gayatri with additional Om ending.. – Prasanna R Apr 24 at 9:28

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