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28 Nov, 15 tweets, 15 min read
1-#Savita is the presiding Deity of the #GayatriMantra,

#Fire (#Agni) is the mouth,

#Vishvamitra is the #Rishi and #Gayatri is the metre.

Gayatri Mantra is recited during the investiture of sacred thread, practice of #Pranayama and #Japa, etc. (1/15)

2-What Gayatri is, the same is #Sandhya, and what Sandhya is, the same is Gayatri.

Sandhya and Gayatri are identical.

He who meditates on Gayatri,

..meditates on Lord #Vishnu, the Supreme Lord of the #Universe. (2/15)

3-A man can repeat the Gayatri Mantra mentally, in all states, even while lying, sitting, walking, etc.

There is no sin of commission or omission of any sort in its repetition.


4-One should thus perform Sandhya-Vandana with the Gayatri Mantra

...three times every day, in the morning, noon and evening.

It is the Gayatri Mantra alone that can be commonly prescribed for all. (4/15)

5-The Lord commands in the #Vedas -

"Let (one) Mantra be common to all"-"Samano Mantrah."

Hence the Gayatri should be the one Mantra for all. (5/15)

6-The secret lore of the Upanishads is the essence of the four Vedas,

..while Gayatri with the three #Vyahritis is the essence of the #Upanishads.

He is the real #Brahmana who knows and understands the Gayatri. (6/15)

7-Gayatri is the mother of the Vedas and is the destroyer of sins.

There is nothing more purifying, on the earth as well as in the heaven, than the Gayatri.

The Japa of Gayatri brings the same fruit as the recitation of all the four Vedas together with the Angas. (7/15)
8-This single Mantra repeated three times a day brings great good (#Kalyana or #Moksha).

It is the supreme Mantra of the Vedas.

It destroys all sins. (8/15)

9-It bestows splendid health, beauty, strength, vigour, vitality

..and magnetic aura in the face – what they refer to as the #Brahmic effulgence. (9/15)

10-वाराणसीपुरपते मणिकर्णिकेश

वीरेश दक्षमखकाल विभो गणेश ।

सर्वज्ञ सर्वहृदयैकनिवास नाथ

संसारदुःखगहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष ॥

vārāṇasīpurapate maṇikarṇikeśa

vīreśa dakṣamakhakāla vibho gaṇeśa ;

sarvajña sarvahṛdayaikanivāsa nātha

saṃsāraduḥkhagahanājjagadīśa rakṣa . (10/15)
11-O You! Lord of #Vārānasi,

and of #Manikarnikā as well,

the foremost amongst the heroes,

the destroyer of Daksha's sacrifice,

All-pervading One,

the Lord of the troops of demigods known as Ganas,

the #Omniscient One (11/15)

12-the One Indweller in the hearts of all,

O Lord, the ruler of the universe,

protect me who am forlorn

in the wilderness of the miseries of this world (#Samsāra). (12/15)

13-#Buddha famously said, #Life is #Suffering.

Instead, it is one of the first great #Truths of #Buddhism

My own personal attempt towards alleviating suffering in this world is #charity and giving people the best advise I can. (13/15)

14-To that end, I use #Astrological Consultations – wherein the intent is - to raise money and donate the proceeds to charity.

Join me in this #Yajna.

Those seeking a personal consultation - please send a Direct Message. (14/15)

15-Money thus generated, shall be given to charity.

Preference will be given to those, with acute issues.

May #Goddess #Saraswati guide this little effort of mine with her own hands.!

Om Tat Sat!

Shubham Bhavatu! (15/15)


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