[Advaita-l] Gayatri [was Re: Advaita-l Digest, Vol 110, Issue 7]
Venkata sriram P
venkatasriramp at yahoo.in
Thu Oct 3 01:50:56 CDT 2013
gAyatri is the "chadas" (metrical notation) which has to satisfy certain conditions like 24 akSarAs. It should have a rishi (seer), dEvata, shakti, bija, keelaka.
One cannot coin new gAyatris out of the blue for any dEvatAs.
A wrong notion among certain purOhitAs is that if are able to coin the mantra containing "vidmahE", "dhImahI" and "prachOdayAt", it becomes a gAyatri mantra.
NO. This is not the shiSTAchAra.
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