Gayatri - Info

Shrinivas Gadkari sgadkari2001 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Aug 16 13:11:48 CDT 2002

On Thu, 15 Aug 2002 14:50:45 -0400, Ravi <miinalochanii at YAHOO.COM> wrote:

>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.

Namaste Ravi,

Thanks for the shaapa vimochanam mantras. Whenever you get access to
the kaNNada article do consider posting a brief summary to the list.


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