[Advaita-l] Meaning of Gayatri mantra

Haresh Bakshi hareshbakshi at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 16:08:45 CST 2009

namaste, Surely, also GauDapaada kaarikaa (and sha.nkara commentary) --
these being more than an adjunct.

dhanyavaadaH |

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 1:58 PM, Ajit Krishnan <ajit.krishnan at gmail.com>wrote:

> namaste,
> I'm looking for sanskrit commentaries on the Gayatri mantra. I will typeset
> them and make the collection available.
> So far, I have the following:
> (a) various commentaries from vaidyanAtha dIkshitIyam (Mainly, from
> smRiti-bhAskara, mantra-dIpikA, varadarAjA-s nitya-mantra-vyAkhyAna
> and nirukta-bhAShyam)
> (b) shankara bhAShyam on the relevant portion of the chAndogya upaniShad
> (c) "gAyatrI upanishad" portion of the gopatha-brAhmaNa
> (d) gloss called "pratyag brahmaikya bodhikA" attributed to shankara (from
> Tamil Nadu)
> (e) another bhAshyam attributed to shankara (from Andhra)
> (f) gAyatrI-gItA
> I'm looking for additional commentaries (including Sayana's), as well
> as different editions of d,e,f, since the source material I have is full of
> typos. I'm particularly looking for "(e) shankara bhAShyam" since the copy
> I
> have is missing the remainder of the section which starts like this:
> "yaH savitA devaH naH asmAkaM dhiyaH karmANi dharmAdi-viShayA vA buddhiH
> pracodayAt prerayet, tat tasya . . . "
> In anyone is interested in helping with the proofreading, please let me
> know, and I'll gladly take you up on the offer.
> bhavadIyaH,
>       ajit
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