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Why Gayatri mantra is widely recited by non-bramhins nowadays which was once the stronghold of only the brahmins?

gAyatri mantra HAS TO BE recited by non brahmins also, Kshatriyas and vysyas too have right for vedic initiation/upanayana. Secondly women too have right to study and chant vedas and conduct vedic ...
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Where can I find the Gayatri mantra commonly used?

One can find Gayatri Mantras for many Deities in the minor Upanishad called Mahanarayana. Or else one find some of them from Linga Purana too: The various Swarupas of Gayatri as created by Maha ...
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Correct pronunciation of Lord Savitr

In Sanskrit grammar, each सुबन्त (grossly interpreted as a noun) has 7 (+1) cases and its form will vary as per the case. This is unlike Hindi (which uses something similar to the prepositions in ...
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Does listening Gayatri Mantra have same effect as chanting?

No, listening does not have the same effect as chanting. Listening is a step only. In the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, Yajnavalkya say to his wife Maitreyi that there are three steps - hearing (sravanam),...
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Why are women not allowed to chant the Gayatri mantra?

It is perfectly acceptable, and what's more, it is desirable for women to chant Gayatri Mantra. How come? It is because, the dharma for this Kali Yuga, is not against it. Sanatan dharma is described ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

Since you're a dvija, it should be known that eating the meat of un-sacrificed animals is highly sinful: Manu 5.33 - In normal times the twice-born man conversant with the law shall not eat meat ...
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Power of Gayatri Mantra

The power of the Gayatri mantra is explained in the Brahma Sutras, the Chandogya Upanishad and the Brhadaranyaka Upanishad. The Brhadaranyaka Upanishad (V.xiv.1.) says (Swami Madhavananda translator): ...
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What are the benefits of chanting gayatri mantra?

Goddess Gayatri is called the mother of the Vedas. That is why one becomes qualified to read all the thousands of Vedic Mantras after being initiated into the Gayatri Mantra alone. It has immense ...
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Why Gayatri mantra is widely recited by non-bramhins nowadays which was once the stronghold of only the brahmins?

Why are Shudras reciting the Gayatri mantra? The answer is partly because of adopting Western beliefs, which all Indians are taught in Indian public schooling, such as "all men are created equal" and ...
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Why Gayatri mantra is widely recited by non-bramhins nowadays which was once the stronghold of only the brahmins?

Who is responsible for the deviation from this ancient practice and making it possible for others to follow this irreligious marvelous idea of devotion? In the 20th century, Pandit Shriram Sharma ...
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Correct pronunciation of Lord Savitr

The correct pronounciation is सविता ie. Lord Savitã. As one can see the Devata of Mantra 10-12 is सविता (Savitã) and the 10th Mantra is the Gayatri. In IAST: savitā In ITRANS: savitA
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Power of Gayatri Mantra

Power of Gayatri Mantram is explained in Chapter XXVI- On the narration of Sâvitrî- THE NINTH BOOK of DEVI BHAGAVATAM. Nârâyana said :-- O Muni! The King As’vapati reigned in Bhadrades’a, ...
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What is the meaning of Gayatri Mantra?

The English translation of Rigveda 3.62.10 is as follows: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि। धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्॥ ३.०६२.१० May we attain that excellent glory of Savitar the God: So ...
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What is the Balatibala Mahamantra which was taught to Rama by Sage Vishwamitra?

This mantra is very powerful and it looks like gAyatri mantra. It has additionally some beejas and other words hence it is a very long mantra. It is capable of slowly making one evolve to higher ...
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Can any one recite Gayatri Mantra

After initiation one becomes qualified to recite any Mantra not just the Gayatri Mantra. And, for Gayatri Mantra the initiation is called the Upanayana, where the investiture of the sacred thread is ...
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Does listening Gayatri Mantra have same effect as chanting?

Yes. Mantras are like energy packets which effect your conscious and bring all positivity to you, especially the supreme mantra of Vedas, the Gayatri mantra. The thing is that, when you're listening ...
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Metrical restoration of Gayatri Mantra

The Gayatri Mantra that is present in the Veda Samhitas has Varenyam in it and not Vareniyam. The Gayatri mantra of Viswamitra Gatinah is not in the Gayatri metre but in a slightly variant metre ...
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Why are women not allowed to chant the Gayatri mantra?

In the book, Hindu Dharma: The Universal Way of Life, Swami Chandrasekarendra Saraswati explains why some of the Hindu samskāras are not prescribed for women and people belonging to the fourth varna. ...
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Is Rishi Vishvamitra the one who cognised the Gayatri mantra?

Scriptual refrence is itself mentioned in Rig Veda. The Anukramani of Rig Veda gives the name of Sage to which mantra was revealed. Gayatri mantra is in 3.62.10 of Rig Veda and Anukramani mentions it'...
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Does Gayatri Mantra affect physical reality?

The Sanskrit vowels are placed in such manner that speaking them vocally enhances and activates the entire mouth and the organs involved in producing the sound. the neurological benefit of some vowels ...
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Who is Goddess Gayatri? Is she another form of Saraswati or Saraswati in Parashakti form?

Those who do a detailed Sandhya Vandanam three times a day, are aware that they have to invoke Goddess Gayatri using three different Dhyana Slokas during the three Sandyas (morning, mid-day and ...
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Can we do Mantra japa while consuming non vegetarian on a daily basis?

Japa Yoga, a famous treatise by Swami Sivananda Saraswati speaks about the code of conduct of a person practicing Japa: On Page 114 of the text under the title Rules to be observed During Japa, ...
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Ganapati Gayatri Mantra | In which Shastra it is contained this mantra and who wrote it firstly?

The mantra you are referring to (the one that is found the link given in the question) is Ganapaty Gayatri mantra viz: Aum Ekadantaya Viddhamahe, Vakratundaya Dhimahi, Tanno Danti Prachodayat॥ It is ...
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Can Gayatri Mantra be used as background song in movies?

8 Children sired by Brahmins, Ksatriyas, and Vaisyas on women of one, two, or three classes below the man’s become Ambas has, Ugras, and Nisadas, respectively. 9 Children sired by a Brahmin on a Sudra ...
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What is the origin of the long version of the Gayatri mantra?

The Origin of Long Version of Gayatri Mantra is from Taitteriya Aranyaka of Yajurveda in 10.35.1 [[10-35-1]] ojo'si saho'si balamasi bhrÀjo'si devÀnÀÎ dhÀmanÀmÀ'si viÌvamasi ...
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What is the meaning of Gayatri Mantra?

Tat savitur varenyam (1) Bhargo devasya dhimahi (2) Dhiyo yo nah prachodayAt (3)|| Meaning We meditate on the excellent splendour (bhargo) of the Divine Savitr (2), who is supremely ...
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Gayatri mantra mudras?

In the Gayatri Mantra Upashana practicing 24 Mudras (hand postures) have been prescribed. The names of the Mudras can be found in the following passage from the Devi Bhagavatam's 11th Book's chapter ...
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What is Gayatri Sadhana? How it is different from Gayatri mantra japa? What's its significance?

Usually by mantra sadhana we mean the Purascharana of that particular mantra. So, Gayatri sadhana involves Gayatri Purascharana, which is accomplished by 24-lakhs of Japa (1 lakh multiplied by the ...
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