Gayatri - Info from Ravi Chandrasekhara MD
jagchat01 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Aug 16 00:14:53 CDT 2002
That is a very interesting bit of information from
you. I too have heard of the shaapa mantra but never
came across it. Moreover as the Gayatri is a Vedic
mantra I did not know there were so many restrictions
on it. As I am a brahmin my Guruji insisted I recite
the Gayatri Mantra a specified number of times before
going on to the initiation mantra.
How can I get access to the shaapa mantra? I do not
know Kannada. Will it be asking too much if I request
you to pass it on at my address jagchat01 at yahoo.com?
I certainly won't mind if you don't.
--- ravi chandrasekhara <vadhula at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I have a copy of the Gayatri Shaapa mantra, in
> Sanskrit printed in the Kannada Lipi. My father
> me it was seek remedy from the shaapa of Vashista
> Vishwamitra. It is recited during Sandhyavandana
> Dhyanam but before reciting Gayatri mantra.
> Supposedly Gayatri mantra will have no effect/ or
> effect unless this shaapa mantra is said beforehand.
> In addition it must be remembered that recitation of
> Gayatri mantra is limited male Braahman, Kshatriya,
> and Vaisya males and that too only after upanayana.
> It is not something that can given wili-nily to
> anyone. I have heard the shaapa mantra is there to
> deter that those who do not traditionally have
> right/responsibility to the Gayatri mantra.
> Pranam, Ravi Chandrasekhara MD
> Ravi Chandrasekhara MD
> --- Ravi <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> > http://www.ambaa.org/stotrams/gayatri_tr.htm
> > I posted the mantras for gAyatri shaapa vimochanam
> > to ambaa-L sometime
> > (probably an year) back. It is found in devii
> > bhaagavatam. The
> > english translation I have does not have details
> > the incidents behind
> > these curses and merely makes a mention of it. But
> > according to the san
> > antonio temple priest, it is there in the original
> > text and he has also
> > written a detailed article on it in kaNNada, which
> > he mentioned he will
> > explain when I go there. (But I did not find time
> > do that).
> > According to the same priest, you need not say
> > mantras every time you
> > do japa. But the book I have recommends it though.
> > 4th Pada of gayatri comes in atharva veda and it
> > requires a special
> > initiation. It is not so much classified these
> > (like many other
> > mantras) -- I have seen this in more than one
> > Hope this information helps.
> > On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 13:04:24 -0400, Shrinivas
> > Gadkari
> > <sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM> wrote:
> > >Namaste,
> > >
> > >I have recently discovered some facts about the
> > Gayatri mantra
> > >and was wondering if list members would have
> > to more
> > >information.
> > >
> > >It seems the standard Gayatri mantra
> > >"tat savitur vareNyam
> > >bhargo devasya dhImahi
> > >dhiyo yonaH prachodayat"
> > >is placed under a curse. When we obtain this
> > >during the thread ceremony (upanayana) is the
> > >removed ? Any more information available on this
> > >
> > >Also there is an additional verse of 8 letters
> > >making it a 32 lettered Gayatri. Is 32 lettered
> > Gayatri
> > >for a slect few ?
> > >Any more information on the 32 lettered Gayatri
> > that is
> > >not considered "classified" information ?
> > >(Until recently I had not even heard about the 32
> > lettered
> > >Gayatri).
> > >
> > >Thanks.
> > >
> > >Best regards
> > >Shrinivas Gadkari
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