Gayatri - Info
Subrahmanian, Sundararaman V [IT]
sundararaman.v.subrahmanian at CITIGROUP.COM
Mon Aug 19 09:01:06 CDT 2002
Nobody (any priest) has ever told this. Why is it not popular in the
tradition to recite this?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jaldhar H. Vyas [mailto:jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM]
> Sent: Monday, August 19, 2002 9:52 AM
> To: ADVAITA-L at LISTS.ADVAITA-VEDANTA.ORG
> Subject: Re: Gayatri - Info
> On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Shrinivas Gadkari wrote:
> > Namaste,
> > I have recently discovered some facts about the Gayatri mantra
> > and was wondering if list members would have access 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 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
> 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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