Saturday, August 17, 2013

Gayatri Yagna at SPN 16-18 August 2013 with Premavatar Sri Swami Vishwananda

Gayatri Devi is portrayed as seated on a red lotus, signifying wealth.  She appears in either of these forms:

Having five heads with the ten eyes looking in the eight directions plus the earth and sky, and ten arms holding all the weapons of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma.

 Accompanied by a white swan, holding a book to portray knowledge in one hand and a cure in the other, as the Goddess of education. 

She is an aspect of Mata Saraswati. Mata Lakshmi and Mata Parvati  all three in one form, a form of Adi Shakti, possessing the Rajasi Guna and hence is the source of Brahma’s power. Without her, Brahma remains dormant or unable to create.

The Gayatri Mantra is a highly revered mantra in Hinduism, second only to the mantra Om.

Om bhur bhuva svah
tat savitur varenuyam
bhargo devsya dhimahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat

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