The Divine Glories of Gayatri Meditation
Amongst the many energies of Almighty God
Gayatri Super Power is very important and priceless. That scientific
method by which one imbibes gigantic amounts of Gayatri is called
'Upasana' or devotional practice. If devotion to Gayatri is based on
a sound scientific footing a great deal of Gayatri Super Power can be
imbibed by us all. Anybody in this world who gathers more and more
wealth (legally), good health, knowledge, skillfulness in
art/sculpturing etc is given a high status in society and is looked
up to by one and all. Similarly a true Gayatri devotee imbibes so
much soul power that he is elevated to sainthood. True saints differ
from laymen simply because saints possess infinite divine energy
whereas laymen possess only an iota of it.
Gayatri Mantra is
the Mother of all the 4 Vedas. All the sciences and knowledge of the
world rest in Gayatri and in fact they form only a minor part of
Gayatri's Super Power storehouse. As of now there exist mysterious
energies which remain undiscovered. A few Gayatri devotees who manage
to manifest even an iota of these energies perform such gigantic
tasks in the world which amazes one and all. Many saints and sages of
the world manifest many divine powers called Ridhi-Sidhi. There is no
end to the quantity and variety of these divine powers. The more one
dives deep into the recesses of his/her psyche which is taintless and
one pointed, the more he/she manifests these powers. Such saintly
people after attaining God Realization never return to this mortal
world simply because they have attained Moksha or salvation or
Amongst all Yoga spiritual practices Gayatri
meditation is easier to follow, supreme and shows results more speedily. Mere
chanting of the Gayatri Super Mantra (Japa) awakens and evolves many
powerful and secret Chakras (plexus) that lie in the deep recesses of
ones soul. Hatha Yoga involves practices like
Kundalini Yoga, Shat Chakra Vedhan, Naadi Shodhan etc and one has to
perform many intense austerities. Instead if one chants the Gayatri
Mantra with devotion these goals of Hatha Yoga can be achieved with
relatively greater ease and speed. Gayatri Mantra chanting subtly
influences many Naadis (subtle nerves) and secret Chakras so as to
awaken latent divine powers present in that region. And with relative
ease a Gayatri devotee marches ahead on the path of both material and
Gayatri spiritual practices reign
supreme as far as soul advancement is concerned. Great Yogis and
sages perform austerities full of hardships so as to attain spiritual
prosperity. As against this Gayatri devotion bestows these very
attainments to its devotee with greater ease and speed. I have known
many great souls who despite being householders attained great
material and spiritual heights due to Mother Gayatri's grace.
an ordinary person can overcome mental taints, material problems etc
by surrendering to Mother Gayatri. External circumstances faced by
human beings are nothing but the reflection of the state of ones
mind. A pure and taintless psyche breeds conducive and peaceful
circumstances whereas a tainted mind breeds sorrow and pain in ones
daily living. Thus if you overcome taints like vile thinking, vile
behavior and a lowly viewpoint with the help of Gayatri all your
sorrows and hardships will be overcome. Then you will live a life of
peace, contentment and self fulfillment. Gayatri's teachings are the
supreme gist of all religious scriptures. By imbibing them one fully
imbibes true spirituality, purity of heart, sacredness of the soul
and deep faith in God. Once all this is imbibed all material
requirements automatically come unasked in the life of a Gayatri
Gayatri spiritual practices have given many material
benefits too. And yet the supreme benefit is spirituality or God
Realization. There are 3 predominant benefits amongst many others
which is attained by a steadfast and mature Gayatri aspirant and they
are: 1.Self Realization, Jeevan Mukti (liberation while yet alive)
and Brahma Nirvaana or salvation 2.Awakening of divine powers in the
deep cave of the soul after ones psyche becomes focused and sacred 3.
When ones mental taints like hatred, anger, lust, greed etc are
destroyed one earns good merits (Punya) and hence the world starts
respecting you and this in turn gives you untold eternal joy. The
more ones faith deepens and the more ones mind becomes sacred and
focused to that extent one prospers both materially and spiritually.
Of course even if ones faith is not so intense even then some minor
benefits definitely accrue.
It is my own experience that
Gayatri meditation helps one attain God Realization. I have seen many
others progress by leaps and bounds after seeking Gayatri's grace.
Hence I have imbibed an unswerving faith that just about anybody can
benefit both materially and spiritually by humbly serving the lotus
feet of Mother Gayatri. Gayatri eulogies have been sung aloud as
"TATDIYRCHAHA SAMO NAASTI MANTROM VEDA CHATUSHTAYAY.
VEDAASHCHA DAANAANI CHA TAPANSI CHA.
SAMAANI KALAYAA PRAHURMUNAYO
Mantra in the Vedas is as supreme as Gayatri Mantra. All the Vedas,
Yajnas, charities, austerities etc put together pales in comparison
with the greatness of Gayatri. Thus spoke great Munis (deep thinkers)
THE KEY THAT OPENS THE INFINITE VAULT OF MYSTERIOUS
Since time immemorial many great sages and
saints have performed intense penance by adhering to the precepts of
Gayatri meditation. Gayatri is the key that opens the vault of all
divine powers without exception. Without Gayatri's grace the lock of
soul liberation can never open. Many devotees have performed Yoga
practices to please and get blessings from Rishis, Munis, Rama,
Krishna, Shankar, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Surya etc. Many have devoted
themselves to the formless God (Niraakaar Brahman). And yet each one
of them has had to first devote their mind to Gayatri. Without
Gayatri's blessings none of our austerities and spiritual practices
has the power to succeed.
Great scriptures proclaim:
KASYAAPI MANTRASYA PURASHCHARANAMAARABHAIT.
SANYUKTAA GAYATRI CHAAYUTAM JAPAIT.
KAULAA TAANTRIKAA TATHAA.
BINAA JAPTAVAATU GAYATRI SATSARVA
MEANING: One may chant any Mantra
and yet its Vyahvriti should be done alongside Gayatri Mantra
chanting. One may worship Nrisingha, Surya, Vaaraha etc or one might
perform Kaul Tantrik exercises of the Vaam Path and yet without
Gayatri's blessings none of them can bear fruit.
the Divine Mother of all the 4 Vedas. Without her help none of the
Dakshina Path austerities (Vedic in nature) can succeed truly.
Tantriks, Kauls, Avadhootas, Kaapaalikas, Aghoras etc of the Vaam
Path require certain powers and their roots lie in none other than
Gayatri. Many master the Shabar Mantra without Gayatri's grace. Hence
for a short time span they show momentary 'miracles' but later all
their powers come to naught. Only that devotee who manifests Divine
Powers from their very source attains them ceaselessly and eternally.
Mantra chanting without devotedly serving Gayatri can never give long
lasting joy and soul power.
Ancient history and mythology
(Puraanaas) maintain that Rishis, Munis etc of yore who performed
various Yoga based penance did so with the blessings of Gayatri. Lord
Krishna in the Bhagwad Geeta says: Gayatri Chhanda Saamaham meaning I
(God) am Gayatri manifest. No other Mantra is as suitable as Gayatri
to meditate on the Almighty Lord.
In this book it is not
possible for me to give a detailed biography of great saints like
Vashishtha, Yaajnavalkya, Atri, Vishwaamitra, Bharadwaaj, Naarada,
Kapil, Kanaad, Gautam, Vyaas, Shukadeva, Dadheechee, Vaalmiki, Vana,
Shankha, Lomus, Taiteraiya, Jaabaalee, Uddaaalaka, Vaishampaayan,
Duravaasaa, Parshuraama, Pulista, Dattatreya, Agastya, Sanat Kumaras,
Kanva, Shaunaka etc to show how their austerities succeeded only
after devoting their minds at the holy feet of Mother Gayatri. It was
the power of Gayatri imbibed by great Rishis which helped them
perform gigantic tasks for world welfare. Respected readers are
hereby encouraged to read ancient spiritual history of India along
with Puraanaas (Mythology) and find more details of the lives of the
great Rishis mentioned above.
A few decades back there was a
great saint who evolved his soul radiantly with the help of Gayatri.
Of course there is a possibility that his idol, ideals and principles
were different yet everyone had great faith in the Mother of the
Vedas viz. Gayatri. Initially he had imbibed the divine energy of
Gayatri and thus later he became a great saint. It was due to Mother
Gayatri's blessings that Shankaracharya, Samarth Guru Ramdas,
Narsinha Mehta, Dadu Dayal, Saint Jnaneshwar, Swami Ramanand,
Gorakhnath, Machindranath, Haridas, Tulsidas, Ramanujacharya,
Madhavacharya, Ramkrishna Paramhans, Swami Vivekanand, Ramtirth, Yogi
Aurobindo, Maharshi Raman, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Saint Ekrasanand and
other revered saints attained divinity or God Realization.
are man contemporary saints who either live in society or other
mysterious places like mountain caves, forests etc so as to perform
austerities. All of them are unswerving devotees of Gayatri. Mahatma
Gandhi, Mahatma Malviya, Rabindranath Tagore, T.Subbarow, Sir
Radhakrishnan, Jagadguru Shankaracharya, Swami Shivanand and other
great spiritual preceptors have given their valuable message on the
deep import of Gayatri. Thus we all can benefit tremendously by
reflecting meditatively on their message. The founder editor of
Akhand Jyoti magazine (our revered author) had devoted his sacred
life to Gayatri meditation and had thus exalted his spiritual stature
Whether they were Rishis-Munis of ancient
civilization or whether they are great contemporary saintly beings,
one thing is common to all of them and that is their spiritual goals
were achieved due to Gayatri's holy blessings. All great scholars of
various scriptures and Yogic spiritual seekers always were first
initiated into Gayatri meditation. After that they were free to
choose their idol (Krishna, Shiva, Rama etc) and mode of penance.
From the very commencement of creation Gayatri has been the leader
amongst all Yoga practices. No other spiritual endeavor is as easy,
straightforward, less time consuming and which reaps sure success
when one compares them with Gayatri practices. It is only the boat of
Gayatri practices that helps us cross the river of this world of pain
bestowing dualities (joy-sorrow, profit-loss, good-bad etc). Gayatri
is that holy wish fulfilling cow (Kamdhenu) who bestows material and
spiritual bliss equally on householder devotees or mendicants who
renounce their home and hearth in search of spiritual joy. Both these
class of human beings can avail the divine powers as blessings from
The most special characteristic of Gayatri
meditation is that those spiritual goals attained by Rishis, Munis,
Yogis etc living in forests, mountain caves etc (far away from the
humdrum of society) are attained by those Gayatri devotees who live a
householder's way of life i.e. living in a fast paced world. A
definite goal attained by Gayatri worshippers is purification and
focus of their psyche. Any Gayatri devotee who chants the Gayatri
Mantra with one pointed faith and devotion will attain purity of
thought word and deed. Vile qualities start diminishing in their
psyche and positive, wholesome qualities wax day in and day out. Just
as you wash a dirty vessel with soap water so that it starts
glistening, just as you wipe of the thick layer of dust on a mirror
so that you can see your face clearly reflected in it, just as you
remove the thick layer of ash in a coal furnace so that the fire
blazes forth brightly in the same way Gayatri cleanses the psyche of
its devotee and this helps the devotee's previously latent divine
powers manifest in full strength. Thus not only does the devotee
prosper both materially and spiritually but he/she becomes a very
important instrument of Almighty God to usher in world peace and
brotherhood. Anyone who drinks the divine milk from the sacred bosom
of Divine Mother Gayatri (whether a man of renunciation or a
householder living in the thick of things) will attain both bodily
and mental sanctity.
GAYATRI MEDITATION OVERCOMES ALL SORROWS
OF THE WORLD WITHOUT EXCEPTION
Man is not only the rightful
heir of Almighty God but is a royal prince too. The individual soul
is a part and parcel of the cosmic soul whom laymen call God. This
royal prince (man) has all the qualities of his royal father (God)
albeit in seed form. A small spark of a gigantic inferno has the same
qualities of the inferno from where it emanated. Despite this it is
very clear that man lives a very demeaned life today i.e. despite
possessing divine qualities he lives a downfallen life. Why is this
so? The answer is obvious and that is these divine powers are present
in only their seed form. These latent powers have yet not been
activated or awakened.
The Lord is Sat (eternal existence)
but we human beings (God's heir) undergo the vicious cycle of birth
and death. God is Chit (divine light) and human beings swim in this
terrible ocean of spiritual darkness/ignorance. God our Holy Father
is divine bliss manifest and we wallow in the ocean of sorrow and
pain. Hence a serious question arises in the mind of a deeply
thinking person: Why this anomaly? God (King of this cosmos) sent his
prince (mankind) in this world so as to live life royally and look
upon it as a divine sport (Lila). And yet the bare reality is that
man today is living a life of hell and strife. The little joy that he
gets is transient and sure enough after a short time span hardships
and anguish rule the roost. Why is it that that eternal (divine)
bliss eludes mankind and thus forces him to wallow in pain and agony?
Fire by its very nature is full of heat and light. When this
blazing fire slowly gets doused its upper region gets covered with a
thick layer of ash. Thus the 2 qualities of fire viz. heat and light
get covered by ash and cannot be seen or experienced by us. Fire
covered by ash will not emit much heat nor light and lies listlessly.
The burning fire full of brilliance can be demeaned to a lowly and
useless state by a thick layer of as that covers its potential light
and heat. Now suppose this thick layer of ash is removed totally the
fire lying underneath will blaze forth terrifically and will also
manifest its heat and light qualities fully.
Almighty God is
Sat-Chit-Ananda or Existence-Consciousness-Bliss in nature. Hence his
princely heir i.e. mankind too should be eternal bliss in nature.
While living a life of divine sport (Lila) man should experience
bliss and only bliss in this heavenly garden called world. And yet
this divine bliss has been totally veiled by a lowly and vile
intellect. A lowly intellect breeds nothing but strife and sorrow in
life. Just as mentioned above when ash covers a blazing fire's
quality of heat and light so too a vile and tainted intellect covers
man's true nature which is eternal bliss oozing with divinity. It is
a lowly intellect that perforce induces man to live a hell like life
akin to penal servitude.
A tainted intellect is also called
Maya, spiritual blindness/ignorance, demonic nature, Avidya etc. The
thicker this veil of taints in our intellect and psyche greater are
the hardships and dire situations faced by that individual. The more
ones physical body is covered by a cake of filth the more one will
feel itchy and emit a foul stench. If this dirt is reduced the
itchiness and foul smell too will reduce correspondingly. If the body
is devoid of dirt and filth it will remain in good health and less
disease prone. But the more this filth attacks our body and settles
on it the more one is prone to diseases that maybe fatalistic too. A
tainted intellect and psyche can be compared to filth settling on the
physical body. It induces unwholesome characteristics like fear,
restlessness, agitation, stress, worry etc in our inner
Today the world over, people are full of stress
and tension. Some are unhappy because of illnesses, some face marital
anguish, some are childless, some face business losses, some do not
get job promotions, some are apprehensive of failure, some face false
court cases, some fear their enemy, some face struggle due to
injustice, some face disloyalty in friendship, some fear dowry
problems, some are painfully separated from their dear ones etc. Thus
as Lord Budha had declared: Everywhere there is sorrow and pain. Even
our religious, financial, social, political and international aspects
of life are full of tension and misery. Assuming that a person is
more mentally alert even then at some point in time the widespread
taints and misdeeds of others influence his psyche and thus his peace
is destroyed. Thus his goal of attaining bliss remains
Sorrow may be individual or at a macro level;
their roots lie in a tainted intellect and psyche. Today this
material world is so full of sense pleasures and comforts that it
logically seems our entire lives should be full of joy and nothing
but joy. Man possesses a priceless body, mind and intellect which
logically should extract a lot of joy from these sense pleasures. In
fact a gross viewpoint tells us that this joy should exceed even that
present in heaven. And yet the bare reality experienced by world
humanity says that everyone is in agony for some reason or the other,
life seems dry and meaningless in the long run and virtually everyone
experiences life to be burdensome and hence wait listlessly for death
to take over. Our minds are bombarded with worry, tension, fears of
future, taints and agitation. Is this not very similar to the
description of hell described in ancient mythology like Puranas etc?
In reality this world indeed is beautiful and there is not an
iota of ugliness in it. This world is a play ground of divine sports
(Lilas) and has no place for worry, fear, tension etc. This precious
human life is actually an eternal fount of the bliss of nectar and
has no place for sorrow or anguish. "Swargaadapi
gareeyasee"-this world is even more nectarine than heavenly
pleasures because all those principles are present that pave the way
for manifesting zest in our minds and hence daily lives. This rare
and precious human body has been designed in such a manner that if it
touches anything that object becomes beautiful and radiant. The
Lord's prince (humans) enters this world to revel in divine sports.
He has been given a chariot called this rare body, servants in the
form of sense organs and a minister in the form of an intellect so
that he revels in this beautiful garden called the world. This prince
is meant to taste and touch the nectarine beauty of this world. And
yet if man is not experiencing nectar in this world it his vile and
tainted intellect that is totally responsible for the pain and agony
of worldly life faced by him.
Good health both mental and
physical is our very true nature whereas mental and physical illness
is not our nature. This is because physical and mental strife is the
result of our own erroneous thinking and living. Birds and animals
that live their lives in accordance with nature's laws made for them
do not fall sick day in and day out. Majority of the times they
experience a fit and healthy body. As against this, man is actually
inviting mental and physical agony by foolishly adhering to a
lifestyle that goes against the very grain of natural laws laid down
for world humanity. If only man sticks to nature's laws while
performing his daily activities he would be in a much better shape
both physically and mentally. Similarly a sacred intellect is the
very nature of all human beings. A pure and taintless
intellect/psyche is God's gift to mankind and hence is divine, our
very birth right and nectar bestowing. When God sends every
individual in this world he gives us a sacred mind and intellect so
that it can in turn give us nothing but bliss while contacting this
world of objects. And yet because spiritual ignorance and blindness
take over our intellect it results in a psyche and intellect that
thinks and acts erroneously and in an undesirable manner. In this
manner at the mental level too we actually invite tension, agitation
and turmoil simply because we harbor taints like lust, greed,
avarice, criminal leanings, unethical thoughts etc in our psyche. Our
psyche adheres to the law of "ALL OR NONE RESPONSE". It
means either our mind harbors wholesome thoughts or insists on
foolishly thinking in an undesirable manner. In short both
unwholesome and wholesome qualities cannot exist together. Thus it is
for each individual to decide whether he/she wishes to nurture
sacredness or lowliness in their minds and intellects. A vile
intellect breeds sorrow and strife in abundance and a sacred mind,
oozes with bliss and serenity that is devoid of even an iota of
Gayatri verily is synonymous with a sacred
intellect. In this Super Mantra a devotee prays to God for attaining
a taintless and pure intellect. The 24 letters of Gayatri give us 24
priceless spiritual lessons and are direct manifestations of a sacred
intellect. If these spiritual lessons are fully imbibed ones very
viewpoint in life will be transformed in a sacred manner. Our
previous tainted thinking, which was the root cause of our misery,
now renounces these taints so as to attain purity. The Gayatri Super
Mantra's designing is so scientific that it helps activate
innumerable latent powers in the psyche of a mature Gayatri devotee.
Gayatri has that rare capacity to attract divine cosmic powers and
store them in the psyche of its steadfast devotee. In this manner
Gayatri definitely destroys ones tainted intellect from its very
foundation so as to replace it with a pure and focused intellect. The
more these taints (anger, lust, greed, fear, worry etc) are overcome
greater is peace and bliss experienced by the aspirant. Gayatri is
that eternal torch of divine light which destroys our spiritual
ignorance that manifests as a tainted intellect. Thus man attains his
true supremely divine state which was the reason why he took birth in
this world of names and forms.
A person wearing spectacles
with green colored lens will see all external objects as green. If
the color used is yellow everything appears yellow. Similarly if we
wear the spectacles of a vile intellect external circumstances will
appear sorrowful and dire whereas these same circumstances will
appear joyful for the one wearing spectacles of a sacred intellect.
When a person's brain experiences dizziness he/she visualizes
external objects (house, trees, roads etc) as though they too are
revolving when in reality they are not. A fearful man will 'see'
ghosts while traveling in a dark alley where there are none in
actuality. Know for sure that if our mind is tainted merely
rectifying external situations will not diminish your woes. It is
only when the psyche is cleansed and made focused that external
situations, however dire will not destroy your inner serenity and
mental balance. If a person wears yellow tinted sunglasses and wants
to see external objects other than yellow in color you may keep
changing external objects but they will continue to appear yellow in
color. Some illnesses render a bitter taste in the patient's taste
buds and hence even if you give him delicious cakes, pizzas, mouth
watering fruits etc he/she will get only a bitter taste. If a tainted
intellect has induced lowly and unwholesome thinking in ones psyche
it does not matter whether you live in palatial homes or for that
matter heaven too, one will experience sorrow and nothing but sorrow
even in such exotic surroundings.
Thus the chief task of
Gayatri Super Mantra is to destroy ones taints present in the
intellect and mind. A true Gayatri devotee is one who makes a firm
resolve (Sankalpa) to overcome his inner taints and replace them with
sacred qualities like love, compassion, integrity, values, ideals
etc. Such devotion to Gayatri reaps success both materially and
spiritually with greater ease and speed. Anyone who lays stress on
imbibing purity of mind and intellect prospers both materially and
spiritually. Thus infinite eternal bliss is at such a person's beck
and call for eternity.
And yet not for a moment should one
err by thinking that Gayatri meditation is merely a psychological
method of transforming ones life. In reality its philosophy and
underlying scientific principle is so powerful that along with
overcoming of worldly problems it also hastens activation of potent
energy centers in the devotee's body. These centers called Chakras,
plexuses etc are so full of potent energy that an aspirant starts
manifesting Sidhis (divine powers) like Animaa, Garimaa, Mahimaa etc.
mentioned in Yogic scriptures. Activation of these energy centers
makes man's personality so potent that he prospers both materially
and spiritually in life.
Work outs in gyms and other physical
exercises keep our body fit and healthy. Regular studies augment our
knowledge and wisdom. Hard work helps us earn wealth. Good deeds give
us desirable fame. Developing wholesome qualities helps make
trustworthy friends. In the same way devotional and other spiritual
practices awaken latent divine powers in the psyche of the devotee.
These divine powers are so potent that they augment ones material and
spiritual well being by leaps and bounds. It is very natural that
divine light manifests in a big way in the soul of a true Gayatri
devotee. A radiant and divine psyche breeds success in all spheres of
It is a fact that despite many potent energy
centers being present albeit latently in man's psyche let alone
awakening them, man is totally ignorant about their very existence.
No doubt a lot of research is being carried out in the fields of
Psychology and Psychiatry. Despite this these respected research
scientists accept that their findings are barely 2 percent of
information pertaining to the human psyche potential. Hence about 98%
information related to the human mind yet remains undiscovered. In
the same way brain anatomy researchers opine that they have barely
unraveled 8% of the information pertaining to the human brain
potential. The human brain truly is an astonishing vault of miracles.
Apart from being capable of thinking and understanding the human
brain possesses such magnetic principles which are capable of
attracting potent divine energies that exist in the cosmos. Thus it
can help us attain both material and spiritual success in our day to
day lives. We can influence people to behave in a desirable manner.
Gayatri devotion activates the force of magnetism in our psyche for
useful and wholesome purposes. When our mental potential/will power
augments manifold certain subtle electrical energies activate latent
centers of the mind that are magnetic in nature and thus we can
attract both material and spiritual well being in our lives. In daily
parlance they are called Ridhis, Sidhis or divine powers and glories.
Holy Mother Gayatri blessed her devotee with Sidhis and
success since she was pleased with her devotee's pure hearted
penance. This is the viewpoint of a sentimental Gayatri devotee. This
same viewpoint if looked at scientifically tells us that when
spiritual practices are carried out with a disciplined mind it
augments ones will power in leaps and bounds. This will power or soul
force in turn awakened latent energy centers along with their force
of magnetic pull. This magnetic pull helped attract material and
spiritual powers in abundance from the cosmos and thus success in all
fields becomes part and parcel in the life of a Gayatri aspirant. Man
albeit potentially is a divine being. All divine powers are present
in his psyche but in seed form. These powers are present both within
and without i.e. in the external world too. These external divine
powers are immersed in their own appointed tasks. They are hence
incapable of looking after the requirements of innumerable spiritual
aspirants who seek their blessings. Therefore the divine powers
present in the psyche of all human beings only can help each
individual devotee. These divine powers exist in a latent or seed
form and hence each individual of the world should awaken/activate
them via spiritual practices and penance. Only then can these
activated powers solve the material and spiritual requirements of a
Gayatri devotion and meditation is that royal path
which radiates both the inner personality of its follower and also
the external circumstances so as to make them conducive for overall
well being. External changes made speeds up external progress and yet
without an inner transformation of ones personality these changes do
not last long. In the lives of laymen it is seen that external
problems like attack of diseases, death of a beloved one, job loss,
business loss etc rattle their minds so much that they wallow in
agony for a fair length of time. As against this a person who
purifies and focuses his psyche via self control, penance, meditation
etc faces the above problems in a very calm and poised manner and
ultimately overcomes them from their very roots. A scientific
spiritual practice executed with a pure heart can definitely help
attain material and spiritual joy. And it goes without saying that
Gayatri meditation is supreme amongst all other spiritual practices
prevalent in the world.
Scriptural scholars in voice have
proclaimed aloud that Gayatri's divine energy, nature and utility
value is supreme. Following are proofs elucidated from various
"SARVAYSHAAM JAPASOOKTAANAAM RICHAANSCHA
SAAMNAAM CHAIKAAKSHARAADEENAAM GAYATRI PARAMO
................BRIHAD PARAASHAR SMRITI
Gayatri Mantra reigns supreme amongst all Japa Sootras, all Vedic
Mantras and other single lettered seed Mantras (Beej).
VEDA PAVITRAANYA BHIHITPANI AIBHYA SAAVITREE
By themselves all Vedic Mantras are sacred and yet Gayatri Mantra is
supreme amongst them all.
"SAPTA KOTI MAHAAMANTRAA
GAYATRI NAAYIKAA SMRITAA.
AADI DEVAA HYUPAASANTAY GAYATRI VEDA
Gayatri is like the supreme general of an army and demigods
ceaselessly worship Holy Mother Gayatri. Gayatri is the Mother of all
the 4 Vedas.
"TADITYARICHAA SAMO NAASTI MANTRO
SARVAYVEDAANSCHA YAJNAANSCHA DAANAANI CHA
SAMAANI KALAYAA PRAAHURMUNAYO NA
Gayatri is supreme amongst all Vedic Mantras. Great Rishis opine that
all the Vedas, Yajnas, charities, austerities etc put together are
not equivalent to even an iota of the priceless nature of Gayatri
"DURLABHAA SARVAMANTRAYSHU GAYATRI
NA GAAYATRYADHIKAM KINCHIT
In the entire world no other Mantra is as potent and rare as Gayatri.
Nothing is more supreme in the Vedas apart from Gayatri Super
"NAASTI GANGAA SAMAM TEERTHAM NA DEVA
GAYATRYAASTU PARAM JAAPYAM NA BHOOTAM NA
Amongst all pilgrim spots, Ganga is supreme and amongst all gods
Keshava is supreme. In the past there has been no greater Mantra than
Gayatri and in future too none will be greater than it.
SARVAMANTRAANAAM SHIROMANISTATHAA STHITAA.
UPAASYACHATURO VARGAANSAADAYAYDYO NA
DEVYAA DVIJATWAMAASAADYA SHREYASAYNYARAITAASTU
TAYRATNAANIVAANCHANTI HITVAA CHINTAAMANI
MEANING: Gayatri is the crest jewel amongst all
Mantras and knowledge. With its help the sense organs are mastered.
Weak minded are those who fail to undergo Gayatri meditation so as to
attain spiritual values, wealth, fulfillment of wholesome aspirations
and salvation. Those Dvijas (twice born) who insist on performing
spiritual practices not related to Gayatri devotion are most
unfortunate because it is like throwing away a precious jewel and
instead running after stones of no significance.
KATHAM CHA JAPTAISHAA TRIPADAA PARAM PAAVANEE.
PROKTAA VIDHINAA KIM PUNARNRUYA."
MEANING: O King! Mother
Gayatri is known to fulfill the wholesome desires of even that
Gayatri devotee who is very irregular in doing his/her spiritual
practices. Hence what to say about the nectarine material/spiritual
bliss attained by those who devote themselves to Gayatri ceaselessly
PUNYAM SOOTAY DUSHKRITAM YA
SHABDAAM SHAANTAAM MAATARAM MANGALAANAAM.
Gayatri fulfills all our desires just like Kaamadhenu-the wish
fulfilling cow of yore. It destroys our ill fate, hardships etc. It
destroys our sins and augments our good merits. Hence this Divine
Super Power which blesses us with supreme peace and well being is
called Gayatri by Rishis of ancient times.
In ancient times
great Rishi-Munis had performed intense austerities and Yogic
practices so as to attain divine glories like Anima, Mahima etc.
Indian Mythology is full of descriptions with reference to the
miraculous powers attained by these Rishis. Hence Rishi-Munis have
ordained all of us to perform Gayatri based practices. Gayatri
devotion and meditation should be executed on a daily basis. It is
called Trikaal Sandhya wherein at dawn, noon and dusk one meditates
and chants the Gayatri Mantra.
In Indian Mythology called
Puranas again and again various examples have been given wherein
Gayatri devotion has given both material and spiritual success to its
devotee. Even in today's times there have been quite a few Gayatri
devotees who have attained a lot of material success along with name
and fame in the world. Some examples appear a bit strange and yet
even they point at the supreme attainments of Gayatri meditation. Any
one who mentally dwells in close proximity to divinity attains
supreme material and spiritual success.
GAYATRI MENTIONED IN
MANY SPIRITUAL TEXTS
In the Yajurveda Gayatri has been
strangely symbolized as a bull-
DVAY SHEERSHAY SAPTA HASTAASOASYA.
MEANING: Gayatri Super Mantra like that 4-horned,
3-legged, 2-headed, 7-handed (bound in 3 places) bull moos aloud so
as to become divine and then it blesses its devotee infinitely.
4 Vedas are the 4 horns of a bull. The 3 legs of the bull correlate
to the 8x3=24 letters of the Gayatri Mantra. Wisdom and scientific
knowledge are its 2 head. The 7 hands are the 7 Vyahvrittis that
bestow 7 divine powers. It is tied to 3 places represented by wisdom,
action and devotion to Almighty God. Thus divine situations of
divinity manifest. Anyone who dwells in close proximity to it attains
all material and spiritual gains.
The 24 letters of Gayatri
Mantra have been symbolized as the 24 daughters of Daksha Prajapati
or divinity. These daughters got married to Dharma or righteousness
as written in the scriptures. Thus it gives us all a hint that a
person of ethics, integrity and spiritual leanings can benefit
stupendously from the Super Divine Power of the 24 lettered Gayatri
"CHATURVISHATI KANYAASHCHA SRISHTAVAANA DAKSHA
SHRADHA LAKSHMEERDHUTISTUSHTIHA PUSHTIRMEDHAA KRIYAA
BUDHIRLAJJAA VAPUHA SHAANTIRRIDHIHA
PATNYARTHA PRATIJAAGRAHA DHARMO DAAKSHAAYANAHA
MEANING: Daksha Prajapati sired 24 daughters called
shradha, Lakshmi, Dhriti, Pushti, Tushti, Medha, Kriya, Budhi, Lajja,
Vapu, Shanti, Ridhi, Kirti etc. Dharma married these 24 daughters.
Devi Bhagwat describes Anudan in the Ashwapati story as
"TATAHA SAAVITRYUPAAKHYAANAM TANMAY
PURAA KENA SAMUDRABHUTAA SAA SHRUTAA CHA
KENA VAA POOJITAA LOKAY PRATHAMAY KAISHCHA VAA
BRAHMANAA VEDAJANNANEE PRATHAMAYM POOJIVAA MUNAY.
CHA VEDAGANAISTATPASHCHAADISHAAM GANAYHA.
..............................DEVI BHAGWAT (SAVITRI
Sage Naradaji asked God: It is well known that
Shrutis emerged from Gayatri and hence please throw more light on how
Gayatri came into being.
Almighty God replied: Gayatri, the
Holy Mother of the Vedas, was first worshipped by Brahmaji (creator)
and then the demigods too worshipped Gayatri regularly. They were
later followed by great scholars, men of austerities etc. King
Ashwapati worshipped Gayatri in a very special way and thus all the 4
Varnas (Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas and Shudras) too commenced
daily Gayatri worship.
In the Vana Parva of epic Mahabharat a
discussion has been made wherein Goddess Savitri manifests from the
sacred fire of Agnihotra and when the King worshipped Savitri with
devotion and penance she blessed him with a divine boon. Its details
are as follows:
"ROOPINEE TU TADAA RAAJAN DARSHAYAAMAASA
AGNIHOTRAAT SAMUTTHAAYA HARSHAYNA
UVAACHA CHAIINAM VARDAA VACHANAM PAARTHIVAM
SAA TAMASHWAPATIM RAAJAN
MEANING: O King! At that time Goddess Savitri
tangibly manifested from the Agnihotra fire and lovingly gave her
Holy Darshan (vision)
to King Ashwapathy. While giving a boon to the King who had performed
great penance with devotion Goddess Savitri said:
SHUDHENA DAMANAY NIYAMAYNA CHA.
SARVAATMANAA CHA BHAKTYAA CHA
TUSHTAASMI TAVA PAARTHIVA."
MEANING: Savitri said: O
King! I am very pleased with you pure hearted sexual continence,
sense organ mastery, mental control and large hearted devotion.
this very story Maharshi Parashar had given a detailed explanation of
Gayatri's deep import and method of meditation to King Ashwapathy.
Further it has been said here that the King's consort whose womb was
barren previously now gave birth to a pious child. Also the royal
couple was blessed with immense material and spiritual prosperity.
Devi Bhagwat also describes incidences wherein famine was
warded off due to Gayatri Super Power's grace. For this the revered
Maharshi carried out a congregational worship and meditation program
with Gayatri as its basis. Following are the details:
KAALAY TU DASHAPANCHASAMAA VIBHO.
SHAVVANAAM TU SANKHYAA KARTU NA SHAKYATAY.
BAHAVASTATRA VICHAARAM CHAKRUHA RUTTAMAMA.
TAPADHANO GAUTAMOSTI SA
NAHA KHEDAM HARISHYATI.
SARVAANSAMAASHWAASYA GAUTAMEE MUNIRAT TADAA.
TASMAI YAYNA SYAATSARVAPOSHANAM.
UVAACHA MUNI MAMBAA SAA YAM
TASYA POORTIKARAM PAATRAM MAYAA DATTAM
ITYUKTVAANTARADADHAY DEVO GAYATRI PARAMAA
TRIKAALAM PARAYAA BHAKTYAA
Sage Vyasa told Janmayjaya: Once there was no rain for
15 years. As a result a terrible famine set in. Innumerable creatures
died of hunger and thirst. Their corpse rotted in their homes.
that time pure hearted individuals got together and decided to
approach a great devotee of Gayatri called Gautama who also was known
for his intense penance. They all felt that Gautama was the right
person to solve this dire problem. Hence they spoke to Gautama about
the deadly famine faced by everyone.
Rishi Gautama humbly
gave solace to everyone and started praying to Super Power Gayatri so
as to overcome this harsh famine.
Holy Mother Gayatri was
pleased by Rishi Gautama's devoted plea and hence gave him a 'Poorna
Paatra' (vessel) that could feed all hungry beings suffering due to
the famine. Mother Gayatri said: All your desirable yearnings will be
fulfilled by this divine vessel. Saying this she became invisible.
Due to the grace of this divine vessel mountains of food grains and
other requirements manifested.
Rishi Gautama told everyone
that Gayatri is a supreme pilgrim spot. And hence everyone commenced
Gayatri Purashcharana (special worship and meditation program) with
devotion and intense faith.