Gayatri Kavacha Nyasa Details How To Chant Lord Narayana

Lord Narayana describes the inner meaning and procedures of the Gayatri Manta to Sage Narada.
The Gayatri mantra is from the Rig Veda.

Narayana explains Gayatri from Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.

I am providing the Armor of the Gayatri Mantra.

This forms the Nyasa.

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Lord Narayana describes the inner meaning and procedures of the Gayatri Manta to Sage  Narada.

The Gayatri mantra is from the Rig Veda.

The Gāyatrī Mantra, also known as the Sāvitrī mantra, is a highly revered mantra from the Rig Veda (Mandala 3.62.10)

Narayana explains Gayatri from Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas.

I am providing the Armor of the Gayatri Mantra.

This forms the Nyasa.

Gayatri Mata. Jpg
Goddess Gayatri.

This is the Kavacha one has before chanting the Gayatri Mantra.

Now hear the Risis, Chhandas, etc., of this Kavacha :–

Brahmâ, Visnu and Mahes’vara are the Risis;

the Rik, Yajus, Sâma and Atharva Vedas are the Chhandas;

the Paramâ Kalâ Gâyatrî of the nature of Brahmâ is the Devatâ;

“Tat” in Gâyatrî is the Vîja; “Bharga” is the S’akti; and “Dhîyah” is the Kîlaka; and its viniyoga (application) is in getting the Moksa (liberation.).

With the first four syllables touch the heart; with the next three letters touch the head;

with the next four letters touch the tuft on the crown of the head; with the next three

letters on the Kavacha; with the next four letters on the eyes and with the last four letters

make the Nyâsa, all over the body repeating “Astrâya Phat,” O Nârada! Hear now the

Dhyânam of Gâyatrî, that grants all desires.

The Gâyatrî Devî has five faces; one of which is of white colour; and the other four is of pearl, Vidruma, golden, and Nîlakântamani colour respectively.

Each face has got three eyes; on the head there is a crown of jewels and the digit of the Moon is shining there. Her body is composed of the twenty-four tattvas.

She has ten hands :– On the top right and left hands there are two lotuses; lower down, there are disc and conch shell; lower down, there are rope and skull; lower down, there are noose and goad; and on the bottom hands right and left she is making signs of “No fear” and “ready to grant boons.”

Thus meditating on S’rî Gâyatrî, one is to recite the Kavacha thus :–

Let the Gâyatrî Devî protect my front; Sâvitrî Devî protect my right;

the Sandhyâ Devî, my back and

the Devî Sarasvatî, my left.

Let my Mother Pârvatî Devî protect my quarters.

Let Jalas’âyinî protect the southeast;

Yâtudhâna Bhayankarî protect my South-west;

Pavamânavilâsinî my north-west;

Rudrarûpinî Rudrânî protect my north-east.

Let Brahmânî protect my top and

Vaisnavî protect my nether regions

. Let the word “Tat” in the Gâyatrî protect my legs;

“Savituh” protect my Knees;

“Varenyam,” protect my loins;

“Bhargah,” my navel.

Let “Devasya” protect my heart;

“Dhîmahî” protect my neck;

“Dhîyah,” protect my eyes;

“Yah,” protect my forehead;

“Nah” protect my head; and

“Prachodayât” protect the tuft on the crown of my head.

Again let the “Tat” of the twenty-four syllabled Gâyatrî protect my head;

“Sa,” protect my forehead;

“Vi” protect my eyes;

“Tu” my cheeks;

“Va,” protect my nostrils;

“Re,” my mouth;

“ni” protect my upper lip;

“Yah” protect my lower lip;

“Bha” within my face;

“rgo,” protect my cheeks;

“De,” my throat; “Va” my shoulders;

“Sya” my right hand;

“Dhi” my navel;

“ma,” my heart,

“Hi,” my belly;

“Dhî,” my navel;

“Yo” my loins;

“Yo”, my anus;

“nah,” my thighs,

“Pra,” my Knees;

“Cho” my shanks ,

“Da” my heels;

“Yâ” my legs;

and let “at” protect all my sides.

O Nârada! This divine Kavacha of the Devî Gâyatrî can baffle hundreds and thousands of obstructions and evils; can grant sixty-four Kalâs and liberation. By the glory of this Kavacha, man can become free from all evils and can attain the state of Brahmâ. Moreover whoever reads or hears this acquires the fruits of making a gift of a thousand cows.

( Devi Bhaavatham,Book 12,Chapter 3, Slokas  to 25)

Source.

Devi Bhagavatham

Gayatri Mantra 24 Powers Colors One For Each Syllable


The Gayatri Mantra has,

24 Syllables,

24 Rishis,

24 Meters, Chandas,though  Gayatri itself is a Chandas, and

24 Devatas, Presiding Deities,

That is One for Each Syllable.

Gayatri is vibration, sound.

As science confirms energy is convertible.

Each Syllable of Gayatri is a Vibration and as a whole the Gayatri produces a Vibration in addition to vibration corresponding to Each Syllable.

The Vibration of Gayatri produces Hues(colors) for each Syllable.

Here is the List of the the name of the powers released by each syllable of Gayatri and the corresponding colors.

I shall be writing in detail on each of these.

The Sakti,Powers released by Gayatri.

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These are personified as female deities.

(1) Vâma Devî,

(2) Priyâ,

(3) Satyâ,

(4) Vis’vâ,

(5) Bhadravilâsinî,

(6) Prabhâ Vatî,

(7) Jayâ,

(8) S’ântâ,

(9) Kântâ,

(10) Durgâ,

(11) Sarasvatî,

(12) Vidrumâ,

(13) Vis’âle’sâ,

(14) Vyâpinî,

(15) Vimalâ,

(16) Tamopahârinî,

(17) Sûksmâ,

(18) Vis’vayoni,

(19) Jayâ,

(20) Vas’â,

(21) Padmâlayâ,

(22) Parâs’obhâ,

(23) Bhadrâ,

and (24) Tripadâ.

The color of each syllable.

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Colors Of Gayatri Mantra

(1) like Champaka and Atasî flowers,

(2) like Vidruma,

(3) like crystal,

(4) like lotus;

(5) like the Rising Sun;

(6) white like conchshell;

(7) white like Kunda flower;

(8) like Prabâla and lotus leaves;

(9) like Padmarâga,

(10) like Indranîlamani;

(11) like pearls;

(12) like Saffron;

(13) like the black collyrium of the eye;

(14) red;

(15) like the Vaidûrya mani;

(16) like Ksaudra (Champaka tree, honey, water);

(17) like turmeric;

(18) like Kunda flower; and the milk

(19) like the rays of the Sun;

(20) like the tail of the bird S’uka;

(21) like S’atapatra;

(22) like Ketakî flower;

(23) like Mallikâ flower;

(24) like Karavîra flower.

Source.  Devi Bhaavatham Book 12, Chapter 2, Slokas 1 to 18

Colors of Gayatri image credit.

 https://bluebutterfliesandme.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/gayatri-mantra/

Gayatri Twenty Four Devatas.

I am providing the Devatas, presiding Deitites ofThe Gayatri Mantra.

They are twenty four, one Devata for each syllable.

The list.

1) Agni,


I have listed the 24 Rishis, 24 Chandas of the Gayatri Mantra , the most sacred mantra decscribed in Hinduism.

I am providing the Devatas, presiding Deitites ofThe Gayatri Mantra.

They are twenty four, one Devata for each syllable.

The list.

1) Agni,

(2) Prajâpati,

(3) Soma,

(4) Îs’âna,

(5) Savitâ,

(6) Âditya,

(7) Brihaspati,

(8) Maitrâvaruna,

(9) Bhagadeva,

(10) Aryamâ,

(11) Ganes’a,

(12) Tvastrâ,

(13) Pûsâ,

(14) Indrâgnî,

(l5) Vâyu,

(16) Vâmadeva,

(17) Maitrâ varunî

(18) Vis’vadeva,

(19) Mâtrikâ,

(20) Visnu,

(21) Vasu,

(22) Rudra Deva,

(23) Kuvera, and

(24) the twin As’vinî Kumâras.

Source. Devi Bhagavatham Book 12, Chapter 1, Slokas 8 to 27.

*The Devatâs, mentioned in the Gâyatrî Brahmâ Kalpa are different from those mentioned here.

 

 

Twenty Four Meters for Gayatri One For Each Syllable.

Every letter of 24 of Gayatri has one Rishi , in all twenty four Rishis for twenry four Syllables.

Now Gayatri , a meter by itself has twenty four Meters.


The Gayatri Mantra, the Mother of all Mantras explained in Hindu Texts is the ultimate mantra and is called Maha Mantra.

One can understand the significance of the Mantra by the following statement.

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Goddess Gayatri.

‘Gayatri Chadasam Mata, Gayatri is thr Mother of all meters, Chandas

Mantras are not mere letters.

They represent vibrations and as such they are to be heard and learnt and not by writing/reading.

This applies to all Hindu scriptures right from the Vedas.

The sounds are captured in Syllables and Mantras have never been written as a poem or as Prose.

Individual Syllables are locked mystically and together they form a Mantra.

Placement of the syllable results in delivering different results.

Mantras were grasped from Ether by the Rishis, Seers and were released by them for the welfare of Mankind.

Each Mantra has a Rishi, Devata and Athi Devata.

And each mantra has to be chanted in a specific meter called Chandas.

For more details on Chandas please read my article.

The speciality of Gayatri. thpugh it is a Mantra. It is a Chandas, that is Meter!

The avahana, the welcome and seating of the Gayatri Mantra is,

Savitrya Rishi:

Nisruth Gayatri Chandah”

It is clearly stated that the Meter of Gayatri, the way it is ti be chanted is the Gayatri meter.

Meter for Meter, Chandas for Chandas!

Every letter of 24 of Gayatri has one Rishi , in all twenty four Rishis for twenry four Syllables.

Now Gayatri , a meter by itself has twenty four Meters.

It can be intoned in twenty four meters, a rarity for A Mantra as a Mantra can be recited only in on meter.

Each syllable Gayatri has one chandas, that is the essence of the specific Meter.

One can chant in this way.

The other method is to chant Gayatri in any of the 24 Chandas.

Each Recitation has a different effect .

I shall be writing on this in detail.

Inputs on this is requested from Scholars.

The twenty Four Chandas, meters of Gayatri are,

(1) Gâyatrî,

(2) Usnik,

(3) Anustup,

(4) Brihatî,

(5) Pankti,

(6) Trisnup,

(7) Jagatî,

(8) Atijagatî,

(9) S’akkarî,

(10) Ati S’akkarî,

(11) Dhriti,

(12) Ati Dhriti,

(13) Virât,

(14) Prastârapankti,

(15) Kriti,

(16) Prâkriti,

(17) Âkriti,

(18) Vikriti,

(19) Samkriti,

(20) Aksarapankti,

(21) Bhuh,

(22) Bhuvah,

(23) Svah and

(24) Jyotismatî.

( Devi Bhagavatham Book 1, Slokas 8 to 27)

I shall be writing on the 24 Reigning Deities of Gayatri.

Source.

Devi Bhagavatham.

 

Twenty Four Rishis Of Gayatri One For Each Syllable

Now, who are the Rishis of the Gayatri Mantra and the Chief Rishi who released the Gayatri Mantra?

The Rishi who revealed the Gayatri Mantra is Sage Visvamitra.

The Rishis, according the Nyasa we recite for the Gaytri are seven in number..

They are,

Atri,

Bhrigu,


 I have written on the Gayatri Mantra, the most sacred of the Mantras of Hindus, quite a few articles,

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The Gayatri Mantra.

its efficacy in realizing The Reality and its effect in warding off evil and its power to sharpen the Intellect and bestowing Prosperity.

I have also written about the number of letters in the Gayatri Mantra.

Based on Intonation the Gayatri Mantra has Twenty our letters

Now, who are the Rishis of the Gayatri Mantra and the Chief Rishi who released the Gayatri Mantra?

The Rishi who revealed the Gayatri Mantra is Sage Visvamitra.

The Rishis, according the Nyasa we recite for the Gaytri are seven in number..

They are,

Atri,

Bhrigu,

Kutsa,

Vasishta,

Gautama,

Kasyapa and

Angirasa.

But the Devi  Bhagvatham states there are twenty our Rishis

The Risis, in due order, are

(1) Vâma Deva,

(2) Attri,

(3) Vas’istha

,(4) S’ukra,

(5) Kanva,

(6) Parâs’ara,

(7)  Vis’vamitra,

(8) Kapila,

(9) S’aunaka,

(10) Yâjñavalkya,

(11) Bharadvâja,

(12) Jamadagni,

(13) Gautama,

(14) Mudgala,

(15) Vedavyâsa,

(16) Lomas’a,

(17) Agastya,

(18) Kaus’ika,

(19) Vatsya,

(20) Pulastya,

(21) Mânduka,

(22)  Durvâsâ,

(23) Nârada and

(24) Kas’yapa.

( 12th Book,Chapter I, Slokas 1 to 7)

It may be noted that one Rishi seems to have been assigned to One tone(for one syllable)

And Agastya seem to find a place a well.

There is Kausika, apart from Viswamitra.

Viswamitra was known as Kausika when he was a King.

I am checking on this Kausika as I feel he is another Rishi.

Reference and citation.

 Devi Bhagavtham

What Is Mantra Overview

Sound coexists with Universe.
Sound has Rhythm and Scale.
Nadha is Sound and its Rhythm is Nature.
It is described as an Attribute of Reality in the Upanishads.
Reality is described as Nadha Brahman.
Sound is different from Ether or Akasa
Akasa is the carrier of Energy including Sound.
Akasa is the energy source.


What is sound?

How is it created?

Sound is that which is perceived by the ears.

It is known by our recognising it.

As is the case with all Perception, be it sight,touch or smell.

Whether they have their existence other than being perceived by us is a great philosophical question and this issue is the reason for various ‘isms’


Idealism, Empiricism,Rationalism,Pragmatism and Logical Positivism.

For more on this please read my post Perception.

Now to Sound.

It exists in Nature and some sounds instill Fear, some serenity.

Thunder instils fearvwhile the slapping of the waves soothes.

Sounds by Nature has qualities inherent in them.

Sound, ,according to Science,is produced because of Vibration/Resonance.

There is also a view that Sound produces Resonance..

One may never know.

Hinduism assigns important position to Sound.

Universe is in Constant Motion and consequently Sound is present since The Universe was born.

In Hindu thought, the Universe is Eternal and so is Sound.

Sound coexists with Universe.

Sound has Rhythm and Scale.

Nadha is Sound and its Rhythm is Nature.

It is described as an Attribute of Reality in the Upanishads.

Reality is described as Nadha Brahman.

Sound is different from Ether or Akasa

Akasa is the carrier of Energy including Sound.

Akasa is the energy source.

Article on Akasa, Energy source, Hinduism and Quantum follows.

Sound is grasped intuitively and remembered mentally.

Sound as grasped from Ehter directly by the Rishis are known as Mantra.

These are mystical.

When we attempt to write the sound, it may not convey the sound grasped.

Language is born of Sound and not the other way.

Hence Mantras, including the Vedas, were transmitted orally.

Vedas, the Scripture of Hindus are to be leant bt Hearning and not by writing or Reading.

The intonation is to be perfect.

When people started using the method of writing the grasped sounds, Mantras, were expressed through alphabets,in Hinduism Sanskrit.

Sanskrit produces the near perfect intonaton of the sound, as an attribute of Reality and hence Sanskrit is called the language of Gods, Deva Basha.

There are different types of Mantras.

1. Mantras one follows as enjoined in the Vedas and by Family traditions as a part of daily activity.

2. This type is to ward off or tide over or get relief from a specific problem.

3. The Mantra for spiritual development.

The first one is mandatory, without which all the other Mantras would not yield better results.That is the reason it is insisted that at least Sandhyavandan is performed daily for the Mantras to deliver results

The second one that is the one used for a specific issue becomes of no use once the problem is resolved.

Preferable one learns Mantras through hearing.

However there are also written forms.

The letters in Sanskrit are called Aksharas, meaning limitless.

The combination of letters, Aksharas locked mystically become Mantras.

There are two types of Aksharas.

One is the letters is a Mantra and the other is

the Root letter to  which are bound the other letters of a Mantra.

This Root letter is called Beejakshara and it is held as a secret.

For Mantras to be efective one need not know the Beejaksharas.

Powerful slokascand Mantras deliver results because the Beejaksharas are embedded in them.

Soundaryalahari by Adi Shankaracharya contains 51 Aksharas of Devi embedded secretly in the slokas.

Mantrass should be initiated by a Guru.

In exceptional cases one can take the Mantra worshipping Family Deity and keepingShiva/Subrahmanya/Krishna as Guru.

Mantras are not to be translated.

Nor should one divulge the Mantra or thecreason for reciting it to others.

‘The bija mantras of the main chakras are given in the following table:

———————————————————
Mantras Chakra Physical location
—————————————–
Lam Mooladhara Perineum
Vam Swadhisthana Base of the spine
Ram Manipura Navel centre
Yam Anahata Heart centre
Ham Vishudhi Throat
Om Ajna Eyebrow centre
———————————————————–

Chakra Beej Mantras

A, Aa, E, Ee, O, Oo etc are all vowels and are spoken with sounds that come from within i.e: stomach, buzzing in the ear, nasal tones, tongue rolling etc. each of which stimulates one part of the body or other thereby corresponding to a chakra.
Chakras have different tones and move and different frequencies, the root being the slowest and most dense to Ajna or third eye chakra being the fastest . The beej mantra or single seed syllable  of the chakra balances the chakra and thereby purifies it.

(Ref.http://sciencebehindmantras.blogspot.in/2013/01/beej-mantras.html?m=1

Chakra Beej Mantra Associated Planet Presiding lord Goddess
Muldhara- LAM Shani and Uranus but elements of Sun Ganesha with Siddhi and Buddhi Dakini
Svadhisthana VAM Guru/Jupiter and Neptune, but elements of moon & venus Brahma in child form with Savitri Rakini
Manipura RAM Mangal/Mars and Pluto, with elements of jupiter Vishnu Garbha and Kundalini chakras are associated. Lakini
Anahata YAM Venus  but elements of sun and mercury Mahadeva in rudra form  with Uma Kakini
Vissudhi HAM Mercury but elements of jupiter Jiva and Adya sakti Shakini
Ajna OM Moon mainly but elements of Sun Parannath and Param Sakti , Hamsa Devata and sushmana sakt Siva and Sakti
Sahashara OM All Unite

Bhogar Explains Gayatri Mantra New Approach

This expands as the Universe.

This power is in many Forms

This Power Impels our Mind to function.

Let us Pray to Light the most potent of this Power .

Seven births indicate the number of births one has to undergo.


The interpretation of the Gayatri Mantra depends on one’s spiritual status and his enlightenment level.

I have written a few articles on the meaning of the Gayatri Mantra, including the explanation by Adi Shankaracharya.

The interpretation  depends on one’s system of Philosophy/Faith.

Whatever the interpretation  is the core meaning and the power of Gayatri remains unchanged.

Siddhas are Realized souls who are timeless.

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The Gayatri Mantra.

Their interpretation of the Gayatri Mantra provides a different and novel Perspective.

One might notice that no deity is mentioned in the Gayatri mantra.

This is like the Ganesha Mantra,

suklambratharam vishnum sasi varnam chatur bhujam,

prasanna vadnam dhyayeeth sarva vignopasanthaye.

The term Vishnu means the one who supports.

Siddhas refer to Reality the Brahman as Nirguna, Without Attributes.

And the mention Siva  mostly in the sense of attribute-less reality as auspicious.

Siva means auspiciousness.

An interesting explanation of the Gayatri Mantra is provided by Bhogar,a Siddha on par with sage Agastya.

He occupies the second list of Siddhas after Siva and is among the top of the eighteen Sidddhas.

Bhogar explains,

The sound ‘o’ expanded by an explosion into the sounds of ‘A’,’U’ and ‘M’

These three sound became the Motion.

This in turn expanded into the Five Elements,

Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.

These in turn combined to form four different wombs and seven births.

This expands as the Universe.

This power is in many Forms

This Power Impels our Mind to function.

Let us Pray to Light the most potent of this Power .

Seven births indicate the number of births one has to undergo.

As to four wombs (Yonis) one explanation can be the three genders,Male, Female and Neuter.

In this case what does Bhogar indicate?

The other explanation is the essence of Saiva Siddhantha.

Pasu, ( Jivatma, individual soul)

Pathi (Paramatma, the Brahman, Universal Soul without Attributes.

Paasam, the bond akin to Maya/Avidya of Advaita.

I am trying to get clarification on this

 

‘ஓ என்ற புள்ளியாகிய இறைவன் ஓம் என்ற பிரணவமாக பெரு வெடிப்பானான் . இந்த பிரணவம் அகார உகார மகார என்ற சக்தியாக விரிவானது . இந்த ஓங்காரம் விரிவடைந்து அகார உகார , மகர நாத விந்து சக்தியானது . . இது பஞ்ச வித்தாக , பஞ்ச பூதமாக விரிவானது . பஞ்ச பூதங்கள் நால்வகை யோனி எழுவகை பிறப்பாக இப்பிர பஞ்சமாக விரிவானது . இந்த பஞ்சபூத இறை சக்தி நமது புத்தியை செயல் படவைக்கிறது. இந்த இறை சக்தி பல வடிவாக இந்த பிரபஞ்சதில் உள்ளது அவற்றுள் மிக சிறந்த வடிவான ஒளி வடிவத்தில் இறைவனை தியானிப்போம் . இந்த விளக்கத்தில் காயத்திரியும் இல்லை சூரியனும் இல்லை

Reference and citation

http://www.siddharyogam.com/siddharphilosopies/gayathrimanthra

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