[Advaita-l] Meaning of Gayatri mantra

Ramakrishnan Balasubramanian rama.balasubramanian at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 17:07:54 CST 2009

I volunteer to proof-read the shankara bhashyam.

BTW, Gaudapada Karika is not directly relevant since it deals with om
and not gAyatrI - I know the connection, but there is a difference in


On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 5:08 PM, Haresh Bakshi <hareshbakshi at gmail.com> wrote:
> namaste, Surely, also GauDapaada kaarikaa (and sha.nkara commentary) --
> these being more than an adjunct.
> dhanyavaadaH |
> Haresh.
> 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,

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