[Advaita-l] Gayatri Mantra and Sandhyavandana

sriram srirudra at vsnl.com
Mon May 17 11:26:28 CDT 2010

Dear Questioner
There is no short cut/simplified version of SV as far as my knowledge 
goes.SV is not complete without Gayatri Manthra Japam which has to be 
recited  108 times thrice daily  or minimum of 36.In emergency times ten 
recitals are permitted.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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Subject: [Advaita-l] Gayatri Mantra and Sandhyavandana

> Namaskara to all:
> I have a question re: Gayatri Mantra
> 1.Can it be recited outside of sandhyavandana ?
> 2.My understanding is that before it is recited, Gayatri Shaapa-Vimochana 
> Mantra must be recited first, which is what I do.
> 3.Albiet not an excuse, is there a shortened version of sandhya-vandana 
> for those who are dharmically weak or times of exigency (aapatkaal).  I 
> have read there are Madhva versions of a shortended SV but what is 
> appropraite for those belonging to Smartha sampradaya ? I have seen a 
> shorter version that after giving arghya, it proceeds to the point of 
> reciting Achutayanama, Anantayanama, Govindayanama; then Kaayena vaacha 
> etc and then giving respects to Bhoomi Devi at the end. Now this method 
> omits tarpana to Navagrahas, Dasha-Pranayama, nyasa, Gayatri Mantra, 
> salutations to Mitra/Varuna, Yama, and lords of thee directions.
> Dhanyavaad,
> Ravi Chandrasekhara
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