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With supreme devotion on this day, are blessed with spiritual and worldly happiness along with prosperity, health and success. It’s a modern adoption of the age old wisdom of Vedic Rishis, who practiced and propagated the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. In the end, although so many in her family died young, she lived until the ripe old age of 90, passing in 2009. While inside of her cell, Gayatri began to feel some disturbing symptoms. Her intestines grew troublesome, and eventually, she’d developed full-blown gastric problems. These issues continued long past when the government finally released her, developing into a chronic condition and marring the last decades of her life.

When I chant laxmi mantra, again Durga mantra is calling me. To be frank I’m unable to concentrate and focus on a single goddess. Gayatri mantra is definitely on of the most complete and powerful mantras. At first, it was forbidden to chant this mantra to people other than brahmin males, that is why I am doubtful about its current use in a soundtrack for a tv series! …anyways, the sound of the words is soothing and recharging at the same time.

Soon, she was internationally renowned as a socialite, famous as much for her chiffon saris as for her wit and, yes, impeccable manners. When Gayatri settled in Jaipur, nothing could have prepared her for the culture shock. The city was formal and forbidding, and purdah truly extended to all parts of women’s lives. Gayatri may have been a princess since birth, but she was still woefully unprepared to be a maharani. Intimidated by her new social circle, she often became shy at the parties she began to attend or host.

That year, her mother hosted the infamously dashing Maharaja of Jaipur at their family estate. As Gayatri grew up, it was clear she going to become a great beauty like her mother. At the time, the royal family in Cooch Behar were liberal and indulgent with their children, but no one took to freedom quite like Gayatri. She grew into a reckless secret mature affair tomboy who loved horse-riding as much as hunting, even shooting her first panther when she was 12. In some Puranas, Gayatri is said to be the other names of Sarasvati, the wife of Brahma. According to the Matsya Purana, Brahma’s left half emerged as a female, who is celebrated under the names of Sarasvati, Savitri, and Gayatri.

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Across cultures and throughout time, the sun symbolized spiritual light. The word “savitur” refers to Savitri, the Vedic sun deity . The mantra, considered the essence of all mantras, is personified as the resplendent Gayatri, the power behind the sun and the mother of the universe. As we chant her mantra, we tune into the frequencies of universal light and bring it down to the earth plane and ourselves. According to the Scriptutes, Goddess Gayatri appeared this day on earth in the form of knowledge and Sage Vishwamitra shared this knowledge to the entire world to remove the ignorance. It is believed that Sage Vishwamitra recited Gayatri Mantra for the first time on this sacred day.

Caste and creed are no bars for chanting this mantra that absolves the worshiper of all sins and sufferings. Goddess Gayatri is worshipped as the deity, which expresses the untiring pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. As per the Vedic literature, she is portrayed as the female form of the light of the sun. The light itself denotes the wisdom that enlightens the soul.

Although it can be chanted at any time of the day, it is advisable to chant the mantra both early in the morning and at night before sleeping. Keep your mind focused on each word as you chant the mantra. Notice where you feel the vibration of the sacred sound in your head and chest. You may need to keep your eyes open to read the mantra at first, but eventually work on memorizing it so you can practice with your eyes closed. But my mind is wandering, not Gayatri mantra if I should chant laxmi mantra.

Gayatri further developed into a fierce goddess who could even slay a demon. According to Varaha Purana and Mahabharata, Goddess Gayatri slew the demon Vetrasura, the son of Vritra and river Vetravati, on a Navami day. When counting the letters, the word vareṇyam is treated as vareṇiyam. But, while chanting, it ought to be chanted as vareṇyam only. As mentioned in Taittiriya Sandhya Bhashyam, the three feet of Gayatri is supposed to represent the first 3 vedas (Ṛk, Yajus, Sāma). The six bellies are supposed to represent 4 cardinal directions, along with the two more directions, Ūrdhva and Adhara .

Her Mother Discovered The Truth

Doctors begged him to stop over-exerting himself, from the daredevil adventures right down to his polo playing. But the Maharaja simply couldn’t accept that age was wearing on him; he scoffed that it was a bunch of “silly fuss about nothing.” Only, it wasn’t nothing. By the end of the decade and the beginning of the next, Gayatri’s glittering world had fallen to pieces.

But, terrified, she kept putting it off—until the worst happened. Thinking she already knew, Jai broached the subject with the dowager, who immediately grew confused and insisted Gayatri had told her nothing. Fearing that her daughter would be miserable in Jai’s court if he also wanted her to follow purdah, her mother wanted to protect her from the match. Little did she know, that train had already left the station. Soon after Gayatri turned 14, the Maharaja made a confession.

In the wake of her grief, Gayatri distracted herself in an extreme way. During the period where Gayatri was losing her realm, she got a terrifying omen of things to come. One day, she and Jai had plans to travel together, but by the time she arrived at the airport, he had met some Americans and taken a joy ride in their aircraft. But when she suddenly heard an alarm and smoke rising in the distance, the feeling instantly turned to dread. For a time, Gayatri thought nothing of the dangers inherent in her engagement.


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