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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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Power of Gayatri Mantra

Can anybody please tell me about the power of Gayatri Mantra? I often listen to this and feel something.
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Why are women not allowed to chant the Gayatri mantra?

Many say that girls/women are not supposed to chant the Gayatri mantra. Is there any specific reason for this? Since it is one of the most powerful mantras, would it be good if women also chant the ...
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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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Where I can get the words of Dhanvantari Gayatri Mantra?

I was listening to " Dhanvantari Gayatri Mantra" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ajQOxVA3ak video. Would like to know the words, but I did not find it. Even though I found few, it's looks little ...
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Gayatri mantra and three Lokas (planes)

Gayatri mantra starts with "Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ". It praises god Savitr (Sun God) for illuminating worlds Bhu (Earth), Bhuva, Svah (Svarga). We all know that , there are seven lokas above earth as ...
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What is the actual meaning of Gayathri mantra?

I have been chanting that mantra every morning to today and don't have a clue of what it means. But I realize that the sound produced while chanting that mantra is the most important part; I still ...
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Why Gayatri Mantra is the king of all mantra?

The Gayatri Mantra is called king of all Mantra, Using Gayatri Mantra every knowledge can be achieved. So why Gayatri Mantra is so much important and who had first given the Gayatri Mantra? ॐ ...
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When did the Gayatri-Mantra appear?

The Gayatri-Mantra appeared in the Rigveda, which was composed between c. 1700–1100 BCE. This Mantra has probably been transmitted from masters to disciples, a long time before being written. ...
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Significance of Gayathri Mantra

What is the significance of Gayathri Mantra? On what occasions is this Mantra used? Also, what is the meaning of the Gayathri Mantra? Will be grateful for an explanation.
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Is the Gayatri mantra used to worship the sun or Goddess Gayatri?

I've heard that the Gayatri mantra is actually used to worship the sun, and that the mantra was titled "Gayatri mantra" because the mantra is formed using Gayatri meter (a Vedic meter). Is that true?