Gayatri - Info
Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Aug 19 08:51:44 CDT 2002
On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Shrinivas Gadkari wrote:
> I have recently discovered some facts about the Gayatri mantra
> and was wondering if list members would have access to more
> It seems the standard Gayatri mantra
> "tat savitur vareNyam
> bhargo devasya dhImahi
> dhiyo yonaH prachodayat"
> is placed under a curse. When we obtain this mantra
> during the thread ceremony (upanayana) is the curse
> removed ? Any more information available on this ?
Whenever I do a full japa of Gayatri, I recite the three shapavimochana
mantras. The Gayatri is under three
1. The curse of Brahmaji
Gayatri is the daughter of Brahma but He lusted after Her. As a result
of this primordial incest the creation was marred by evil. He cursed Her
and She in return cursed Him not to be worshipped.
2. The curse of Maharshi Vasishta.
I wasn't able to find out the details of this one.
3. The curse of Maharshi Vishvamitra.
He was a Kshatriya who wanted to become a Brahmana. When his efforts
failed he cursed the Gayatri mantra out of frustration.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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