[Advaita-l] Gayatri [was Re: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 110, Issue 7]
bhaskar.yr at in.abb.com
Thu Oct 3 00:37:53 CDT 2013
If one wanted
to meditate on some other form, why not use their own Gayatri? Every
deity has one.
sAshtAnga praNAms Sri Vyas prabhuji
But all gAyatri is not veda base...can we use different gAyatri for deity
which does not have veda base?? For example, hanumAn gAyatri, skanda
gAyatri, sarpa gAyatri ( nava nAga gAyatri) navagraha gAyatri ( for all
the navagraha-s) etc. donot have reference in veda-s I think, unlike
vishnu, shiva, nArasimha, durga, gaNapati, sUrya, shaNmukha, nandi etc.
for which we have the veda reference in upanishads like mahAnArAyaNa.
I recently heard a latest gAyatri on circle mAramma ( a famous deity here
in Malleshwaram circle, Bangalore), the priest who was performing
'mAramma' hOma chanting 'circle mAramma' gAyatri maNtra in loud speaker
while giving gudAnna Ahuti, gAyatri was something like : mahAkAlyaicha
vidmahe, shiva patnaicha dheemani, tannO mAramma prachOdayAt.. :-))
can we use ready made gAyatri-s like this to propitiate the sthaLa devata
or kshetra devata prabhuji ?? Kindly clarify.
Your humble servant
Hari Hari Hari Bol!!!
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