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Gayatri Devi is an incarnation of Saraswati Devi, consort of Lord Brahma, symbolising the "shakti" (strength) and "dev" (quality) of Knowledge, Purity and Virtue. Saraswati Devi is held to be the patronness of the Arts, being a poet and musician, as well as skillful composer. In the form of Gayatri Devi, with the blessings of Lord Brahma, she is believed to have given the four Vedas to mankind.

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Durga Gayatri Manta

Can anyone chant the Durga Gayatri Manta? Are there any restrictions or that have to be followed while chanting this Mantra?
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For which deity is the Gayatri Mantra? Why do we chant it, and what exactly does it mean or signify?

To which deity is the Gayatri Mantra addressed? What exactly does it mean or signify? Why should we chant the Gayatri Mantra ?
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Why is Gayatri Devi called Chaturanana (4-headed) when She's considered to be Panchamukhi (5-faced)?

I'm doing Gayatri Sadhana by Om Swami and I've come across this shloka: "Om balam vidyam tu gayatrim lohitam chaturananam, raktambaradwayopetam..." and the translation says four-faced. But ...
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Can one lakh recitations of a mantra be done in a week?

I wish to know if it is ok to complete the recitations of the mantra in a week or should the recitations be paced over for a mandala number of days
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Sandhyavandanam for those not initiated (without Upanayanam) using Puranas. It is possible?

Many statements (eg. ŚB 1.4.25) talk of how non-initiated persons (irrespective of caste) cannot follow Vedic procedures, and how for them to read and follow, the Puranas and itihasas were composed. A ...
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Why is there a gayatri mantra for every mantra?

Hello so when I look up any God or Goddess mantra there is always a Gayatri mantra for them for example I search Ganesha mantra and there is also Ganesh Gayatri mantra, Shiva mantra and Shiva Gayatri ...
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Gayatri Mantra in Tibetan Script

Can anybody point me to a Tibetan translation or transliteration of the Gayatri Mantra? I need this for a book of mantras I am producing.
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Who is Goddess Gayatri? Is she another form of Saraswati or Saraswati in Parashakti form?

Summary: Is Goddess Gayatri another form of Savitri (Saraswati) or Savitri in Parabrahman form? If yes, can we conclude that the word ‘Savita’ in the Gayatri mantra is representative of Savitri and ...
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Is there a concept of Triple Goddess in Hinduism according to stages of life?

All Devi worshippers are aware of the three main forms of the goddess - Ma Kali, Ma Lakshmi & Ma Saraswati. They can be considered as triple goddesses that correspond to the male Holy Trinity. A ...
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Was the Akshay Patra ever used before Mahabharat?

Chapter 9 of Book 12 of the Devi Bhagvat Puran mentions the following benediction by Devi Gayatri to Rishi Gautam: Thus praised and worshipped, the World-Mother appeared and gave to the Risi one ...
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Was Goddess Gayatri really a cowherdess?

According to this Skanda Purana stoy Goddess Gayatri was actually a milkmaid who was married to Brahma when Saraswati took time to get ready for a Yagna that they were supposed to perform together: &...
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Does listening Gayatri Mantra have same effect as chanting?

I daily listen to Gayatri Mantra at work, at home and even while sleeping. I rarely chant this mantra. Does listening the Gayatri mantra have any effects same as chanting?
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Are Bala and Ati Bala mantras different from and superior to Gayatri mantra?

Sage Vishvamitra imparted a group of hymns, Bala (strength) and Ati Bala (super strength) to Sri Rama, on the southern riverbank of Sarayu. (Bala Kanda 22 Sarga 11-20 Slokas). He told the greatness of ...
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Chanting Gayatri mantra

I read that gayatri mantra should be learned from a sage or yogi OR Brahman. I want to start learning gayatri mantra. What is the procedure to follow for this and whom should I contact?
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How many Gayatri Chalisa/Mantra Janevdhari Brahman has to do?

I heard that After taking Janev Brahman has to do some number of Gayatri Mantra to praise Mother Gayatri in lifetime. It is curse due to Janev. Is it so? If yes, how many Gayatri Mantra malas brahman ...
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What is Gayatri hridayam?

Like Aditya hridayam, I came across Gayatri hridayam. What exactly are hridyam mantras? What is gyatri hridayam and why is it used to pray to Godess gyatri before doing the sandhya gyatri?.
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