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Caste Apasthamba Sutra Contradicts Bhagavad Gita

In Hinduism on July 17, 2014 at 17:51

Code of Righteousness is contained  in many texts in Hinduism.

 

They are called Dharma Shastras.

 

Apasthamba Sutra.jpg

Apasthamba Sutra.

 

There are many.

 

Some of them are,

 

Apasthamba,

 

Bodhayana,

 

Vasishta,

 

Manu,

 

Gautama.

 


The Dharmasutra of Āpastamba forms a part of the larger Kalpasūtra of Āpastamba. It contains thirty praśnas, which literally means ‘questions’ or books. The subjects of this Dharmasūtra are well organized and preserved in good condition.

 

These praśanas consist of the Śrautasūtra followed by Mantrapāṭha which is used in domestic rites and is a collection of ritual formulas, the Gṛhyasūtra which deals with domestic rituals and lastly the Śulvasūtra which are principles of geometry needed for vedic rituals.

 

On Catse system, Apasthamba says thus,

 

 

Catvāro varṇā brāhmaṇa kṣatriya vaiśya śūdrāḥ || 4 ||
4. [There are] four castes — brāhmaṇas, kṣatriyas, vaiśyas, and śūdras.
All four are entitled to practice the Dharma set forth by the agreement of the Law-givers.
teṣāṃ pūrvaḥ pūrvo janmataś-śreyān || 5 ||
5. Among these, each preceding [caste] is superior by birth to the one
following.
aśūdrāṇām aduṣṭa-karmāṇām upāyanaṃ vedādhyayanam agnyādheyaṃ
phalavanti ca karmāṇi ||

 

Here the translation reads as’by Birth”

 

But the real meaning does not seem to be so.

 

This is a vital subject.

 

Would some one clarify on the Sanskrit Text and Translation?

 

 

अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. not guilty
अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. innocent
अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. not vitiated
अदुष्ट aduSTa adj. not bad

 

 

Bhagavad Gita.

 

According to the three modes of material nature and the work ascribed to them, the four divisions of human society were created by Me. And, although I am the creator of this system, you should know that I am yet the non-doer, being unchangeable.” (Bhagavad Gita 4.13)

 

The Caste is determined by the dispositions of the individual.

 

This subject of Three dispositions is discussed at length in the Gunathraya Vibhaaga Yoga of the Bhagavad Gita ,Chapter 14.

 

Obviously there is a contradiction of this is by Apasthamba.

 

As the Bhagavad Gita carries the weight of Sruthi its words are final.

 

Please read my posts on Caste.

 

Citation.

 

http://www.hinduwebsite.com/sacredscripts/hinduism/dharma/apasta1.asp#1.1.1

 

http://spokensanskrit.de/index.php?tinput=aduSTa&script=&direction=SE&link=yes

 

“Uproot Rig Veda” Max Mueller The Fraud’s Quotes

In Hinduism on July 3, 2014 at 17:03

The real Max Mueller reveals himself here.

In the later portion of this post, note how cleverly he mixes up his real iMintentions by praising the Vedas, to lend credibility to his thesis(?)

 

““It (The Rigveda) is the root of their religion and to show them what the root is, I feel sure, is the only way of uprooting all that has sprung from it during the last three thousand years.”-Max Mueller to His wife,in his letter.

English: Photograph of Max Muller as a young man

English: Photograph of Max Muller as a young man (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Max Mueller.

 

Later he also wrote to the Duke of Argyle, the then acting Secretary of State for India:

 

“The ancient religion of India is doomed. And if Christianity does not take its place, whose fault will it be?”

 

The Biblical Creation Theory states that the world was created with all its life forms at 9.00 AM, October 23, 4004 BC.

 

If one goes by the real date of the Rig Veda, arrived at and the establishment of the dates of the Ramayana and Mahabharata being quite ancient , which has been proved and that these dates are real and validated by Astronomical data, it would not suit Christianity.

 

Max Muller it is said was an agent of the British colonial rulerswho was funded by them to write, rewrite and distort the history of Asia so as to establish Christian history as superior to that of the Asians and create an inferiority complex among the Indians by proving to them that their history, traditions, culture, philosophy, religion etc. had no value before the history and culture of Europe.
He originally estimated that the Rig Veda was written around 1200 B.C as a later date could have been in conflict with the Christian beliefs. He also formulated the Aryan Invasion Theory to show that the Vedas and the superior Aryan race came to India from Europe.

Max Muller and other missionaries like Ralph T.H. Griffith, Maurice Bloomsfield, Wilson etc. also tried to learn sanskrit to comprehend the primary Hindu scriptures but landed up distorting them by the application of the Abrahamic template on the Hindu worldview

Moreover due to this distortion and mistranslation of Vedic scriptures rendered by manyindologists in the past, many people including the Hindus today assume that Hinduism consists of blind superstitions, beef eating, horse killing, animal sacrifice, caste system, etc

 

Mr.Boulanger, the editor of Russian edition of The Sacred Books of the East Series, in the context of the commentary/translation of the Vedas by Max Muller, stated:
“What struck me in Max Muller’s translation was a lot of absurdities, obscene passages and a lot of what is not lucid…. As far as I can grab the teaching of the Vedas, it is so sublime that I would look upon it as a crime on my part, if the Russian public becomes acquainted with it through the medium of a confused and distorted translation, thus not deriving for its soul that benefit which this teaching should give to the people”.

The ancient Hindu scriptures- Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, etc. have been preserved in the language of ‘sanskrit’ which today is recognized as the most advanced and scientific language so much so that even scientists are trying to incorporate it into computers to increase the scope of artificial intelligence and give a boost to the field of robotics.

 

Sanskrit is indeed a highly modular language where words change when they are combined.

Importance is hence given to the way the words are pronounced and the way in which it is written.

Any little mistake in the ‘halant or visarga’ alone can change the meaning of the sentence.

The teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads and Gita has thus been preserved and considered universally applicable because of the scientific integrity and consistency of the sanskrit language.

Unlike other literature or the abrahamic religious texts which are updated as the seasons change, the primary Hindu scriptures remain intact delivering the same eternal knowledge which is always nourishing to a scientific and a philosophical mind.

 

 

  • History seems to teach that the whole human race required a gradual education before, in the fullness of time, it could be admitted to the truths of Christianity. All the fallacies of human reason had to be exhausted, before the light of a high truth could meet with ready acceptance. The ancient religions of the world were but the milk of nature, which was in due time to be succeeded by the bread of life…. The religion of Buddha has spread far beyond the limits of the Aryan world, and to our limited vision, it may seem to have retarded the advent of Christianity among a large portion of the human race. But in the sight of Him with whom a thousand years are but as one day, that religion, like the ancient religions of the world, may have but served to prepare the way of Christ, by helping through its very errors to strengthen and to deepen the ineradicable yearning of the human heart after the truth of God.
    • History of Ancient Sanksrit Literature (1860)

When a religion has ceased to produce defenders of the faith, prophets, champions, martyrs, it has ceased to live, in the true sense of the word…

  • The worship of ShivaVishnu, and other popular deities was of the same and in many cases of a more degraded and savage character than the worship of JupiterApollo or Minerva. … A religion may linger on for a long time, it may be accepted by large masses of the people, because it is there, and there is nothing better. But when a religion has ceased to produce defenders of the faith, prophets, champions, martyrs, it has ceased to live, in the true sense of the word; and in that sense the old orthodox Brahmanism has ceased to live for more than a thousand years.
    • Lecture at Westminster Abbey (1873); as quoted in Hinduism : A Religion to Live By (1997) by Nirad C. Chaudhari ISBN 0195640136

If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life… I should point to India.

  • If I were asked under what sky the human mind has most fully developed some of its choicest gifts, has most deeply pondered over the greatest problems of life, and has found solutions of some of them which well deserve the attention even of those who have studied Plato and Kant, I should point to India. And if I were to ask myself from what literature we who have been nurtured almost exclusively on the thoughts of Greeks and Romans, and of the Semitic race, the Jewish, may draw the corrective which is most wanted in order to make our inner life more perfect, more comprehensive, more universal, in fact more truly human a life… again I should point to India.
    • India, What Can It Teach Us (1882) Lecture IV
  • They contain, by the side of simple, natural, childish thoughts, many ideas which to us sound decidedly modern, or secondary and tertiary.
    • On the Vedas, in India, What can it teach us (1882) Lecture IV
  • I have declared again and again that if I say Aryans, I mean neither blood nor bones, nor hair nor skull; I mean simply those who speak an Aryan language… in that sense, and in that sense only, do I say that even the blackest Hindus represent an earlier stage of Aryan speech and thought than the fairest Scandinavians… To me an ethnologist who speaks of Aryan race, Aryan blood, Aryan eyes and hair, is as great a sinner as a linguist who speaks of a dolichocephalic dictionary or a brachycephalic grammar.
    • Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas (1888)

 

Citation.

http://www.chakranews.com/the-max-muller-syndrome-deceiving-hindus-part-2/1408

 

http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Max_M%C3%BCller

 

Shankaracharya Intellectual Giant Complete Works

In Hinduism on May 15, 2014 at 10:12

Whether  Adi Shankaracharya is the incarnation of Lord Shiva is point, better left alone.

 

There are some who dispute it.

 

However what one can not dare to deny the fact that He was an intellectual Giant ..

 

Shankaracharya was engaged in an argument with Buddhists on Reality  and the nature of the world.

 

The main pivot of Shankaracharya’s  Philosophy rests on His assertion that Permanence is Real and Change is Illusory.

 

For the Buddhists, Change alone is permanent and there is no Permanence.

 

Totally diametrically opposite  point of views.

 

Buddhists argue with Shankaracharya thus.

 

Take a Candle.

 

It lights up the area surrounding it.

 

It releases Energy, and loses Energy every micro second.

 

So when you look at the candle for the second time ,it is not the same as it was as it has expended energy, has changed its size.

 

In the case of Man, Man changes.

 

Man goes through the various Ages-Childhood,Youth, Old Age.

 

So Man does not remain the same.

 

Every thing changes and nothing is Permanent.

 

Shankaracharya replies,

 

True,

 

But , if , as you declare, every thing changes and does not remain the same, how is it that you identify the Object as such?

 

Yes, The candle has changed, Changes, Man changes.

 

If only Changes are there, how is that we recognize them as such?

 

Because there is Something by referring to which you recognize Objects despite the Changes.

 

The permanent Reality is Brahman and the Changes are Illusory.

 

What an argument?

 

Look at list of works of Shakaracharya whci he completed  in 32 years of His Life.

 

Shankaracharya with His Disciples.Imge.jpg.

Shankaracharya with His Disciples.

 

Prasthanatraye.

 

  • Brahmasutra Bhashya
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  • Brhadaranyakopanishad Bhashya
  • Chandogyopanishad Bhashya
  • Ishopanishad Bhashya
  • Kathopanishad Bhashya
  • Kenopanishad Bhashya
  • Prashnopanishad Bhashua
  • Mandukyopanishad Karika Bhashya
  • Mundakopanishad Bhashya
  • Taittiriyopanishad Bhashya
Other Commentaries
  • Adhyatma Patala Bhashya
  • Hastamalakiya Bhashya
  • Lalita Trishati Bhashya
  • Nrsimha Purvatapanyupanishad Bhashya
  • Sanatsujatiya Bhashya
  • Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra Bhashya
Longer Philosophical Works
  • Prapancha Sara
  • Sarva VedAnta SiddhAnta Sara Sangraha
  • Upadesha Sahasri
  • Viveka Chudamani
Shorter Philosophical Works
  • Advaita Anubhuti [84]
  • Advaita Panchakam [5]
  • Anatma Shrivigarhana [18]
  • Aparokshanubhuti [144]
  • Atmabodha [68]
  • Brahma Anuchintanam [28]
  • Brahmajnanavallimala [20]
  • Dhanyashtakam [8]
  • Ekashloki [1]Jivanmukta Anandalahari [17]
  • Kaupina Panchakam [5]
  • Laghu Vakyavrtti [18]
  • Manisha Panchakam [5]
  • Maya Panchakam [5]
  • Nirvana Manjari [12]
  • Nirvana Shatakam [6]
  • Panchikaranam [prose]
  • Prabodha Sudhakara [257]
  • Prashnottara Ratnamalika [67]
  • Praudha Anubhuti [17]
  • Sadachara Anusandhanam [55]
  • Sadhana Panchakam or Upadesha Panchakam [5]
  • Shatashloki [100]
  • PDF from Sanskrit Document Site
  • Svatma Nirupanam [153]
  • Svatmaprakashika [68]
  • Tatvopadesha [87]
  • Vakyavrtti [53]
  • Yati Panchakam [5]
  • Yoga Taravali [29]
In Praise of Ganesha
  • Ganesha Pancharatnam [5]
    PDF from Sanskrit Document Site
  • Ganesha Bhujangam [9]
In Praise of Shiva
  • Dakshinamurti Ashtakam [10]
  • Dakshinamurti Stotram
  • Dakshinamurti Varnamala Stotram
  • Dasashloki Stuti
  • Dwadasha Jyotirlinga Stotram
  • Kalabhairava Ashtakam
  • Mrityunjaya Manasika Puja
  • Shiva Anandalahari [100]
  • Shiva Aparadhakshamapana Stotram [17
  • Shiva Bhujangam [4]
  • Shiva Keshadipadantavarnana Stotram [29]
  • Shiva Manasa Puja [5]
  • Shiva Namavali Ashtakam [9]
  • Shiva Padadikeshantavarnana Stotram [41]
  • Shiva Panchakshara Nakshatramala Stotram [28]
  • Shiva Panchakshara Stotram [6]
  • Suvarnamala Stuti [50]
  • Vedasara Shiva Stotram [11]
In Praise of Shakti
  • Ananda Lahari
  • AnnapUrna Ashtakam [8]
  • Bhavani Bhujangam [17]
  • Bhramaramba Ashtakam [9]
  • Devi Bhujangam [28]
  • Devi Chathuhshasti Upachara Puja Stotram [72]
  • GaurI Dashakam [11]
  • Kalyana Vrshti Stava [16]
  • Kanakadhara Stotram [18]
  • Lalita Pancharatnam [6]
  • Mantramatrka Pushpamala Stava [17]
  • Minakshi Pancharatnam [5]
  • Minakshi Stotram [8]
  • Navaratna Malika [10]
  • Saundaryalahari [100]
  • Sharada Bhujanga Prayata Stotram [8]
  • Tripurasundari Ashtakam [8]
  • Tripurasundari Manasa Puja [127]
  • Tripurasundari Veda Pada Stotram [10]
In Praise of Vishnu and His Avatars
  • Achyutashtakam [9]
  • Bhagavan Manasa Puja [10]
  • Govindashtakam [9]
  • Jagannathashtakam [8]
  • Krishnashtakam [8]
  • Lakshminrsimha Karavalamba (Karunarasa) Stotram [17]
  • Lakshminrsimha Pancharatnam [5]
  • Mohamudgara (Bhaja Govindam) [31]
  • Pandurangashtakam [9]
  • Rama Bhujanga Prayata Stotram [29]
  • Shatpadi Stotram [7]
  • vishnu Bhujanga Prayata Stotram [14]
  • vishnu Padadikeshanta Stotram [52]
In Praise of Other Deities and Tirths
  • Ardhanarishwara Stotram [9]
  • Gangashtakam [9]
  • Guru Ashtakam [10]
  • Hanumat Pancharatnam [5]
  • Kashi Panchakam [5]
  • Manikarnika Ashtakam [9]
  • Narmadashtakam [9]
  • Nirguna Manasa Puja [33]
  • Subrahmanya Bhujangam [33]
  • Uma Maheshwara Stotram [13]
  • Yamunashtakam [8]
  • Yamunashtakam(2) [9]

Complete Works of Shankaracharya for Download at the following Link.

 

Shankara Works

 

Works of Shankaracharya

 

 

 

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Racism Embedded In Brain Science. Krishna Says?

In Science on May 10, 2014 at 11:25

In the Bhagavad Gita, Arjuna informs Krishna,

 

‘Finally one  suffers because hePunya orPaapa.

Racist area of the Brain .jpg

The amygdala CLIPAREA/Shutterstock

 

Punya or Paapa is acquired because of performance of Actions, both Good and Bad.

 

So I have decided not to act, perform any act’

 

So no Punya,Paapa,no rebirth ‘Suffering or Death’

 

Krishna smiles and tells him,

 

‘May be you are right.

 

But facts seem to be otherwise.

 

No one can remain doing Nothing.

 

If you mean by sitting quiet means you do not perform an action, you are mistakes.

 

Your very Perception affects the Perceived , both Animate and Inanimate(This point has been proved by Quantum, please read my Post )

 

You have to eat.

 

What you eat has Life.

 

While breathing  you inhale and many Organisms die.

 

One can not avoid performing actions.

 

Because it is the Swabhava, Nature.

 

Look at Me.

 

There is Nothing in the World that I need for the World is in Me and me in the World.

 

Yet I perform actions.

 

Why?

 

Because once born one is controlled by the three Gunas, Satva, Rajas and Tamas.

 

So none can help doing what he does’

 

However Krishna later explains how to overcome this, by Abhyasa (Practice) and Vairagya (Right Determination)

 

On this Nature of Man, scientists have determined that racist tendencies are embedded in the Brain.

 

Read the story.

In a number of classic studies, research subjects are asked to complete a seemingly simple task, such as watching words pop up on a screen and quickly categorizing those words as either positive, like “happy,” or negative, like “fear.”

 

But right before the word appears, a face, either black or white, flashes on the screen. “What we find over and over again in the literature,” explains Amodio, “is that if a black person’s face was shown really quickly, then people are quicker at categorizing negative words than positive words that follow it. Versus if a white face was shown really quickly, people are usually quicker to categorize the positive words, compared with the negative words.”

 

These types of biases are quite prevalent.According to a research summary by Stanford University’s Recruitment to Expand Diversity and Excellence program, “about 75% of whites and Asians demonstrated an implicit bias in favor of whites compared to blacks.”

In other words, despite your best intentions, you might be a little bit racist. (Similar unconscious biases have been documented in people’s views of those of different genders, the elderly, and other groups.)

And why do these split-second negative responses exist?

The underlying problem is that our brains have evolved to see patterns in things that are complex, and to categorize the world in order to simplify it.

Thus, when we encounter another person, our brains rapidly and subconsciously try to figure out if he or she is friend or foe: in-group or out-group.

Source.

http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2014/05/inquiring-minds-david-amodio-your-brain-on-racism

 

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Three Levels Of Speech Gayathri Savitri Sarasvati

In Uncategorized on April 8, 2014 at 09:29

 

There is a debate on the difference between the Gayatri and Savitri Mantras.

 

The Gayatri, the Supreme Mantra of the Vedas is to be intoned, not to be learnt by writing.

 

“Gayathethi Gayathri, Gayathri is ‘That which is intoned.

 

“Among the Mantras I am The Gayatri’ Bhagavad Gita.

 

There is no hymn superior than Gayatri Mantra, ‘na gaayatriyaah paramam japam’ .

 

Now in the Gayatri Mantra we have the mention of Gayatri,Savitri and Sarasvati.

 

“In invoking Gayatri and praying to be present, we say,

 

Gayathrrem Aavaahayami,

 

Savitreem Aavahayaami,

 

Sarasvatheem Aavahayaami’

 

Why?

 

 

Gayatri .Image Credit ,http://www.exoticindiaart.com/audiovideo/

Gayatri Matha

There are three levels of Speech.

 

First when we think.

 

If one analyses , when one thinks, he/she would find an echo in the mind, some times quite loud, this is especially so in the case of those who perform Japa, and Devi Upasana.

 

This applies to our day-to-day thoughts as well.

 

The implication is that the Universal Sabda, Sound, is being brought forth into individual level and the

One who makes it possible is Gayatri.

 

This is level One.

 

The next is as soon as the thoughts are formed,it sits as it were, in the spot just beneath the tongue.

 

The words are not formed at the physical level and they lie dormant.

 

We have heard and we also know at times on seeing or while coming into contact with something which we think is new, we say,

 

‘I Know,it is at the tip of my tongue, it will come’

 

This is the place of Savitri” the unformed words, with the potential to become words.

 

This the level where the Speech Impaired people’s impediment lies.

 

Savitri does not synchronize with Sarasvati.

 

The third and final level is that of Sarasvati.

 

This is where the thoughts get transformed into words.

 

Sarasvati ,in synchronization with Gayatri through Savitri expresses in the form of words.

 

‘Srimad Vaakbhavakooda Swarooopini’ the confluence Words and its Happening.Lalitha Sahasranaama.

 

These are the three levels of Speech.

 

One should always remember the Gayatri is  a Chandas,Meters primarily and there are many Mantras in this

Meter.

 

Chandas.

 

Gayathri Mantra is both Mantra and Chandas.

 

This Mantra has other significance in terms of Mantra and Tantra Shastra and I hope to write on it.

 

Related information.

 

Each of three is called sthula (material) form. Three separate forms are grouped as Vyasti. There is also a combined form and that is called Samasti.

(Vishvamitra is the Seer for Gayatri hymn. He is the same Sage to impart ‘bala atibala’ hymns to Lord Rama and Lakshmana.This ‘bala atibala’ mantra is also called as Savitri Mantra and this is available in Savitri Upanishad, Verse 4.This hymn is yet another aspect of Gayatri,)

There is no hymn superior than Gayatri Mantra, ‘na gaayatriyaah paramam japam’

Gayatri Forms:

1) Morning Gayatri Dhyanam:

‘balarkaruna shona patala mukaih yuktam kumarim giram
Pratarlokita vigraham bhuvigatam saukatmikam rajaseem
vibhranamabhayam kamandalumathambhojaksha malam sruvam
kayatrim hrudi hamsanam bhavakarim sri brahmarupam bhaje’

Morning time Gayatri dwells in Surya mandalam. She is having red colour. She is young and having rajoguna. Her vahana is swan and having Brahma amsam. She represents Rig Veda. She is having (in Three hands) kamandalu, lotus and japamala. The fourth hand shows abhaya mudra. She is called Gayatri. (She has four heads).

Alternate Dhyanam:

‘pratar dhyayami gayatrim, ravimandala-madhyagam
rg-vedam uccarayantim raktavarnam kumarikam
akshamalakaram brahmadevatyam hamsavahanam’

2) Noon Savitri Dhyanam:

‘mukta pandura hemadhusara sitasyam trishanam vyomagam
madhyanhe sitavikraham suyuvatim satyatmikam tamaseem
khatvankgapaya sulakani dadhateem rudraksha malaamumam
savitrim vrushavahanam kshapakarim sri rudrarupam bhaje’

Midday she dwells in Surya mandalam having white colour and tamoguna. She is having (in three hands) Trident. Cot-leg, rudraksha mala and the fourth hand is in abhaya mudra. She is a middle aged and her vahana is bull. Also she is having three eyes (on all the Five heads).She represents Yajur Veda and takes the Rudra rupini (Rudra amsam). She is called as Savitri in noon.

Alternate Dhyanam:

‘madhyandine tu savitrim ravimandalamadhyagam
yajur-vedam vyaharantim svetam sulakaram sivam
yuvatim rudradevatyam dhyayami vrshavahanam’

3) Evening Saraswati Dhyanam:

‘nilendevara mesakaika vadanam vrudhdasvarupam ramam
sayam shyamala vigraham dwigataam gnanatmikamsatvikim
sankam chakramathabhayancha tulasi malam karair bhiratim
tarkshyathmja saraswathim sthitikarim sri Vishnu rupaam bhaje’

Evening she is called Saraswati and dwells in Surya Mandalam. She has black colour and old aged. Her vahana is Garuda. She is having (in three hands) chakra, conch and Tulsi mala and the fourth hand is in abhaya mudra. Sha has gnana swarupam and is having satvaguna. She represents Sama Veda. She takes Vishnu amsam. (She has single head only)

Alternate Dhyanam:

‘sayam sarasvatim syamam ravimandalamdhyagam
sama-vedam vyaharantim cakrayudhadharam subham
dhyayami vishnudevatyam vrddham garudavahanam’

4) Samasti Rupa Gayatri Dhyanam:

The following Dhyana sloka is recited in all the three times by many.

‘Muktavidruma hema nila dhavala chhayirmukhayir streekshanayir
yuktamindu nibaddha ratna makutam tatvartha varnatmikam
Gayatrrem varadabhayam kuskasassubhramka palam gadam
sankham chakra dharavinda ugalam hastyirvahanteem bhaje’

Meditate on the Goddess Gaaytri with five heads, sitting in a pond on a red lotus flower. She wears a red sari and is beautiful. Her heads are pearl, coral, gold, blue, and white in color. Gaayatrii has three eyes and wears the cresant moon upon Her head. She has ten arms. She makes the mudra dispelling fear (abhaya mudra), and the mudra granting gifts (varada mudra), She holds a mace, a chakra, a conch, an ankusam, pasam, kapalam and two lotuses .

Devi Gayatri’s five faces are white like pearl; one is red like coral, second is yellow like gold, third is blue like neelam, fourth white like milk, and the fifth is of ‘trinetra’ or three eyed. We meditate Her gem studded headgear with half- moon like jewel on Her Head,

5) Reference, Book, Personal Collection:

Sri Santhya Vandanam, Srivatsa Somadeva Sarma, Vaideega Dharma Vardani Publication, Chennai, Year 1952, Pages 9 to 13, Total Pages 116+20.

6) Edited:

There are different gayatri metre based mantras for different gods.

http://www.stephen-knapp.com/gayatri_and… )

The Gayatri Mantra appears in Rigveda 3.62.10 (Yajurveda Mantra 22.9, 30.2 & 36.3, Samaveda Mantra 1462). To distinguish this from others, this is ALSO called as Savitri Mantra as this contain the word Savitr.”

 

Citation:

https://in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110819223118AAv65jn

 

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