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.

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.

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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)


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.


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.

Gayatri Twenty Four Devatas.

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.

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.


Devi Bhagavatham.


Twenty Four Rishis Of Gayatri One For Each Syllable

 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,






Kasyapa and


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