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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sri Gayatri Devi

Goddess Gayatri Devi is the Goddess to be worshipped during the second day of Durga Navaratri. Sri Gayatri Devi is known by various names such as Veda Matha and Trilokajanani. Gayatri Devi is an incarination of Saraswathi Devi. Saraswathi Devi presented the Chatur Vedas to man kind. Goddess Gayatri is also worshipped as the Hindu Trimurti. Some also consider her to be the mother of all Gods and the culmination of Lakshmi, Parvathi and Saraswathi.

Gayatri is seated on red lotus, signifying wealth. She having five faces, ten hands and three legs. The five represent Knowledge, Layyam, Rithi, Sristi, and Siddi. The ten eyes looking in the eigtht directions plus the earth and sky. Ten hands carries Shankh, Chakra, Kamala, Goad and Rudrakshmala, two hands are in Abhaya and Dhyan Mudra, and also Weapons. Gayatri Devi legs are represent three worlds, first for earth, second for heaven and third for suvaloka.

Chanting of the Gayatri Mantra purifies the mind and confers devotion, and wisdome. Young men must necessarily chant the Gayatri Mantra. Gayatri is the reliever of all diseases. Gayatri is the fulfiller of all desires. Gayatri is the bestower of all that is beneficial. If the Mantra chanting various kinds of powers will merge in one. 

"Aum Bhoor Bhuwah Swaha, Tat Savitur Varenyam,
Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyo Yonaha Prachodayat"   

                               Today Goddess Gayatri Devi Nivedana 
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