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Gayatri mantra is a highly revered mantra cognized by Brahmarshi Vishwamitra, as mentioned in the Rig Veda.

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Why is the Gayatri Mantra taken as the mother ,in Upanayana?

I have read in some answers that the Gayatri Mantra is taken as the Mother,and the Guru is the father,in Upanayana. Questions: 1)Why the Gayatri Mantra,and not another Mantra? 2)Why is the Gayatri ...
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Why is the Gayatri Mantra so important?Who is Gayatri Devi?What is Her relation with Lord Shiva?

I have seen this question Someone had pointed out a quote of sage Yajnavalkya saying that Gayatri (Mantra) is the mother of the Vedas. a)We know that the Vedas emerged from the four faces of Brahma. b)...
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Elucidate on tantra Sadhna?

I have heard of different (tantric?) sadhnas like Vetal Sadhna,Pisach Sadhna,Bhuvaneshwari Sadhna,Hamjaad Sadhna etc..where the beings invoked through the said Sadhna will perform certain tasks/...
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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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Doubts while practicing gayatri mantra

I am facing the below questions in my mind while chanting Gayatri mantra. Can anyone please help me to unblock these doubts or questions? When we spell the Gayatri mantra with sound, it produces a ...
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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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Ganapati Gayatri Mantra | In which Shastra it is contained this mantra and who wrote it firstly?

This very mantra for Shree Ganesha Who wrote it for first? Which Shastra- Veda or others- contain that? Dhanyawaad Thank you https://www.thedivineindia.com/ganpati-gayatri-mantra/5889
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Variations in Gayatri mantra, why?

I've come across two versions of the Gayatri mantra. One is this: The other is this: The only difference is that in the first pada, the word "varenyam" is different. Both these variations ...
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“Moksha” and Arms and Weapons [closed]

Is the attainment of moksha the final stage of Hinduism? after achieving the goal they again take arms and weapons in their hands?>> because working is better than remaining idle. Those who ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

I have a particular condition which makes me unable to consume more carbohydrate food. I usually stay active and consume a balanced diet with meat included. Lately I wanted to start sandhyavandan and ...
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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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About Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra and water

I am referring to this book: Исцеляющие мантры в Аюрведе It is said, that according to Swami Sadashiva Tirtha if Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra is chanted 21 times over the water, it becomes elixir, ...
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Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra

I have found this Dhanwantari Gayatri Mantra: Om Vasudevaya Vidmahe Vaidhyarajaya Dhimahi Tanno Dhanvantri Prachodayat This Mantra can be found on Internet, but also I have this book Исцеляющие ...
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Bhagavata Maha Purana and Gayatri Mantra

Matsya Maha Purana chapter 53, slokha 20 says the following: यत्राधिक्र्त्य गायत्रीम् वर्ण्यते धर्मविस्तर: | व्र्त्रासुरवधोपेतम् तत्भागवतमुछ्यते || Translation: The Purana that contains The Gayatri ...
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Does mAnasika puja or mAnasika anushtanam or mAnasika UpAsana have any basis in ItihAsAs or Smritis or Upanishads or Vedas?

mAnasika pUja is lauded & bheema is given as an example. If so, what stops one who is lying down in sleep at 4am everyday, instead of getting up, just continue lying down and then do in his mind ...
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Does Gayatri Mantra affect physical reality?

As some background I grew up in a Hindu household but Hinduism never resonated with me. As an adult I was looking to improve my Anxiety disorder and found meditation to be very powerful. I was unsure ...
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Order of learning mantras [closed]

I'm a 42 yr male looking to learn some chants. Assuming i know nothing, what can be the correct order of learning chants? Nothing is too small - right from one shloka to big chants, how to approach ...
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Janeau wearing direction

Does the Janeau or Poonol (Yajnopavitham) for Brahmins wearing direction from left to right is for signifying that they have to be more Justice and Righteous oriented?
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The correct Kali Gayatri mantra

Does anyone know the difference between these 3 Kali Gayatri mantras? The First one: om pishachadwajayai vidmahay shoolahasthaya dhimahi tanno kali prachodayat Second: oṃ mahākālyai ca vidmahe ...
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Can we do gayathri mantram instead of sandhyavandanam?

Can we do Gayathri Mantram instead of sandhya-vandanam? If yes, May I know how many times does the Mantram need to be chanted?
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What does “being ignorant to Gayatri mantra” mean?

What does ignorance to anything specifically "Gayatri hymn" mean? Context: A Brahman, ignorant of the Gayatri hymn, is more .... (Parashara Smriti,Chapter 8,Verse 24) What does ignorance ...
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Is Gayatri and Yogic practice compatible with Pure Bhakti practice or not [closed]

This is my doubt, and now again... Is Gayatri and Yogic practice compatible with Pure Bhakti practice or not?! Explanation: I have practiced many things and sādhanas, I'm not the first day, BUT... ...
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Gayatri mantra mental recitation

Are there any adverse effects if mistakes made in mental reciting of gayatri mantra while doing daily chores?
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Why does the Gayatri Mantra NOT end with OM except in Bengal?

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 ...
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Who is invoked in gayatri mantra? [duplicate]

Gayatri mantra is famous all over. 'om bhur bhuvaha svah tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya......' Who is invoked in the famous gayatri mantra? I mean which god or goddess is invoked.
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Gayatri mantra for Lagna [duplicate]

Can someone shed light on the Gayatri Mantra for lagna. By lagna I don't mean the house where lagna is present in horoscope, like scorpio, leo etc. The mantra goes something like this Om Lagnaye .... ...
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From which Gayatri Mantra is this part taken?

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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What is Gayatri Sadhana? How it is different from Gayatri mantra japa? What's its significance?

What is Gayatri Sadhana? How it is different from Gayatri mantra japa? What is its significance? Is it supposed to be performed only by Brahmins? Are the results different in each case? Who needs to ...
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Why the Gayatri mantra is different in some words given to a Brahmin and Kshatriya?

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 ...
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Can any one recite Gayatri Mantra

Some people say only those who are having Yagnopaveetam are eligible to recite Gayatri Mantra and some people say there was no such limitation, any one can recite Gayatri Mantra. Which one is ...
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Gayatri mantra mudras?

How to do Mudras before chanting Gayatri mantra? This Quora post gives mantra to unlock Gayatri mantra. This Facebook image describes 24 Mudras to be done next As well as instructions /mantras ...
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What are the benefits of chanting gayatri mantra?

What are the benefits of chanting gayatri mantra, either spiritual, material, mental or physical?
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Is it okay to use rudraksha Mala that's used for wearing to use to chant Gayatri Mantra?

Is it okay to use rudraksha Mala (108 beads, 5 faced) that I'm wearing to use to chant Gayatri Mantra? Or do I need a new one to use specifically for chanting Gayatri? If so, is there specific no of ...
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Why Gayatri mantra is widely recited by non-bramhins nowadays which was once the stronghold of only the brahmins?

Is there any reason for release of Gayatri mantra to non brahmins and even to women? I think such practice is irregular. Who is responsible for deviation from very ancient practice and making it ...
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Tatpurusha in Gayathri Mantra

Gayathri mantra dedicated to several gods contains Tatpurusha. For example Shiva Gayathri mantra is Om Tatpurushaya vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudra prchodayat and Subrahmanya Gayathri Mantra ...
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Which upanishad contains the laxmi gayatri mantra? [duplicate]

Gayatri mantra which is chanted at the end of Sri sukta, which upanishad or Veda contains it? The Mantra is this: ॐ म॒हा॒दे॒व्यै च॑ वि॒द्महे॑ विष्णुप॒त्नी च॑ धीमहि । तन्नो॑ लक्ष्मीः प्रचो॒दया॓त् ...
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What is the prayaschitta for chanting the Gayatri Mantra without initiation?

Do scriptures mention any sort of prayaschitta for people who have chanted the Gayatri Mantra without initiation?
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Where can I find the Gayatri mantra commonly used?

Where can I find the Gayatri mantras for deities commonly worshipped like Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma etc? I found some video from YouTube but not sure if its safe to chant.
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What is the meaning of Gayatri Mantra?

What is the meaning of Gayatri Mantra? ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं । भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि, धीयो यो न: प्रचोदयात् ।।
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is it ok to do Gayatri Japa during a Lunar Eclipse?

For example, there is a Partial Lunar Eclipse taking place tomorrow ( 7th August 2017 ). Is performing Gayatri Japa during the Lunar Eclipse (10.52 Pm- 12.48 AM tomorrow) allowed ? Regards
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Metrical restoration of Gayatri Mantra

Wikipedia states that a metrically restored version of Gayatri Mantra would have "váreṇiyam" instead of "vareṇyaṃ" i.e, tát savitúr váreṇiyam bhárgo devásya dhīmahi dhíyo yó naḥ pracodáyāt ...
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What is the Balatibala Mahamantra which was taught to Rama by Sage Vishwamitra?

In Ramayana we see that Sri Vishwamitra imparted a special mantra called "balA-atibalA" to Sri Rama and Lakshmana which is considered to be immensely helpful in both spiritual and materialistic ...
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Correct pronunciation of Lord Savitr

Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Lord Savitr. In the Hindi version of both Wikipedia pages, different pronunciations are given. The former says it's "सवित्र", while the latter says it's "सवितृ". ...
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Ramayana and Gayathri Mantra [duplicate]

What is the significance between Ramayana and Gayathri Mantra? The essence of the epic is having a pivotal role with the gayatri mantra.
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Non recital of Gayatri Mantra by Women and ringtones [duplicate]

Gayatri Mantra is to be chanted by a brahmachari or grihastha who adorn yagnopaveedam. Women neither should hear the mantra nor recite. If they do so what re the consequences? Nowadays ringtone has ...
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Is Rishi Vishvamitra the one who cognised the Gayatri mantra?

This wiki article says this without providing any reference: Brahmarshi Vishvamitra is one of the most venerated rishis or sages of ancient times in India. He is also credited as the author of ...
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Sandhyavandanam before the age of Vishwamitra?

How was sandhyavandanam performed before the age of Vishwamitra? Since the two most important parts of sandhyavandanam - arghyam and Gayatri japam - involve the Gayatri (savitri) mantra, I was ...
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Can we do Gayatri japam without its being part of Sandhyavandanam? [duplicate]

I don't mean to ask whether we can skip sandhyavandanam and do Gayatri japam instead. I know we can't. Say, I feel like doing the japam at around 3 or 4 p.m. Is that allowed?
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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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What is the origin of the long version of the Gayatri mantra?

As far as I know the Gayatri mantra appears in Rig Veda 3.62.10: Om Bhur Buvaha Svaha Tat Savithur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayath But in some books and on the Internet, I'...