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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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How to do Gayatri sandhya Upasana?

The book ‘om Gayatri and sadhana’ written by swami mukhyananda of Ramakrishna mission has discussed 24 practices to perform the Sandhya Upasana . These are acamanam, vignesvara dhyanam, pranayama ,...
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What is the Gayatri mantra?

I am a householder and want to know what is the exact Gayatri mantra which I can recite for my benifit without any guru initiation . Thank you.
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How to find/check whether Gayatri Mantra recitation style is authentic

Are there any good references online that could be used to check whether a given style of reciting the Gayatri Mantra is authentic (based on a sacred text), or is a modern invention (like a song ...
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Brahma sent Gayatri to whom? How did we get it,?

The Gayatri (Savitr) mantra is mentioned in many questions. How did it come and in what background ie Ved, Mandala , RK, line does it occur? Please present the entire RK.
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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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How and when Gayatri mantra became public chant?

When i had Brahmopadesham, it was taught to us secretly in ears ensuring others and especially women don't listen to it. Women those times were closing the ears if someone starts chanting. Its ...
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Can Gayatri Mantra be used as background song in movies?

I see some movies using Gayatri Mantra as the background song, is that allowed? I dont see any protests also regarding it, so is it commonly allowed? For example in recent Vijay Antony movie ( Bikli 2)...
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Upanayanam Ritual information

Upanayanam ritual Upanayanam ritual Gayatri Mantra I would like to know the following information and inputs from your end. 1 In case of those children who have lost their fathers before 8 years, who ...
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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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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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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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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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Bhajans and stotras for mleccha/unitiated person to chant at midday and sunset?

This video claims that a person who has not undergone upanayana, can receive similar benefits to sandhya vandanam by chanting Aditya Hrudayam at sunrise followed by japa of the sarva gayatri mantra. ...
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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?
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Can anyone give me an example of Bhurich Gayatri Mantra?

In vedas , The poetic metre Gayatri has 24 syllables . As far as I know, In vedas , When the poetic metre has less than the required number of syllables, it's called as 'Nichrit' and when more than ...
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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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General principles for attaining divine bliss

I am aware that a similar Question has already been asked, but my question is more about the how than what. I meditated once on Gayatri mantra (I was initiated into it a few years ago) for 30 minutes. ...
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Should the Gayatri mantra be pronounced only without an audible sound?

These days it is everywhere - youtube etc. and temples play it over the public loudspeakers. Is that a bad practice?
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Does reciting a stotra without knowing its meaning work?

I have read somewhere that if we are reciting any particular stotra with its viniyoga to achieve some goal in mind, in order for a stotra to work, one must know the meaning of the stotra. Is it true?
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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 ...
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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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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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A black lizard or dragon in dream [closed]

So, I was doing meditation with Gayatri mantra and when I was about to reach 108 I saw a big black lizard or dragon I can't figure it out because it wasn't having a tail. It was slowly climbing a rock....
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What is the difference between pronounciation of alphabets श and ष in mantras [closed]

There are many mantras with the above two alphabets. Obviously both of them cannot have the same sound. What is the exact difference in their pronounciation. Official references are welcome.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why Gayatri Mantra is the king of all mantra?

The Gayatri Mantra is called king of all Mantra. Chanting Gayatri Mantra every knowledge can be achieved. Why is Gayatri Mantra so important? Who was the Gayatri Mantra given to first? ॐ भूर्भुव: ...
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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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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 ।।