Who is Gayatri in Hinduism?
Gayatri is often associated with Savitr, a solar deity in the vedas. According to many texts like the Skanda Purana, Gayatri is another name of Saraswati or her form and is the consort of Lord Brahma. However, Saivite texts identify Mahagayatri as the consort of Shiva, in his highest form of Sadasiva with five heads and ten hands.
What does Gayatri look like with five heads?
The well known form of Gayatri (Parvati) with the Saivite influence will appear having five heads (Mukta, Vidruma, Hema, Neela, Dhavala) with the ten eyes looking in eight directions plus the earth and sky, and ten arms holding various types of weapons attributed to Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
How to pray Gayatri Devi?
1 I meditate upon the Supreme Energy, Gayatri Devi, who has the supreme quality of playing in the creation of all the worlds, and who induces noble thoughts in the hearts 2 Oh, creator of the universe. 3 You who are the source of all power, whose rays illuminate the world, illuminate my heart so that it too can do your work.
What are some of the statues of Gayatri?
One of the bronze images of Gayatri dated back to 10th century CE was obtained from Champa region and now preserved in Delhi museum. It appears with five faces and ten hands holding, sword, lotus, trident, disc, skull, Varada in left and goad, noose, a manuscript, the jar of ambrosia and Abhaya in right.
Is Gayatri in each of US?
Although Gayatri has three names, all three are in each of us as the senses (Gayatri), the power of speech (Saraswathi), and the life force (Savitri). For every kind of power, proof may be sought by direct perception or by the process of inference.
Why meditate on the Gayatri?
Through meditation on the Gayatri, one can become aware of the inner motivating principle of the five elements, the five vital airs in the human body, and the five sheaths which encase the Atma.
What is Savitri Gāyatri mantra?
In the ancient literature of Vedanta, this mantra was indicated familiarly as Savitri and this term has been given to Gāyatrī because it is dedicated to the deity called Savitr. In some rare old books, we find this mantra titled as Savitri-Gāyatrī; it only means that it is an invocation dedicated to Lord Sun couched in the metre called Gāyatrī.