Gayatri - Info

Ravi miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM
Thu Aug 15 13:50:45 CDT 2002

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 of 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 to do that).

According to the same priest, you need not say these 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 days (like many other
mantras) -- I have seen this in more than one book.

Hope this information helps.

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 13:04:24 -0400, Shrinivas Gadkari
<sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM> 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 ?
>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
>Best regards
>Shrinivas Gadkari

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