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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Mantras, Chapter III, Part – 8

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Gayatri Mantra

Gayatri Mantra is most universal, non-personal, a holy prayer, which can be used by any person belonging to any country, irrespective of race, religion or sex. Persons who have practiced have a lot of faith in it. Such practitioners have devoted themselves to Gayatri for ever and reached the stage of salvation. Our revered saints have done research on Gayatri which was very much compiled in Purans, sanhitas and other Hindu religious classics.

During Gayatri sadhana Jyestha, Asadh, Bhadrapad, Pusha and Malmasa; Tuesday, Saturday; Vayatipat, and vaidarti yoga; ashtami, navmi, chaturthi, trodashi, chaturdashi, Amavasya, pardosh, night, yam, agni, Rudra, sarp, inder, vasu, shravan, birth constellation and Aries, Cancer, Taurus, Aquarius, and Capricorn all are prohibited. The Gayatri worship should be started during Poornima in the Hora of Moon.

Gayatri mantra for planets can be recited for shanty purpose if one is already initiated in moola gayatri mantra (given at the time of Upanayana). This involves 3 lines in specific pronunciation pattern and can be learnt personally under the able guidance of a guru. Priests who do not have much concentration prefer this mantra to conduct shanty in the similar manner as in beeja mantra japa.

Moola Gayatri mantra is:

Om yaddevaye surpujatim partaram samarthaye taratmikam punnagambujpushpnagvakaluu kashai shukairchirtam

Nityam dhyan samastdiptikarnam kalagniruddipnam tatsanharkaram namami statam patalsanstham mukham

After dhyana do prayer with folded hands as given below:

Om Aho devi mahadevi sandhye vidye saraswati
Ajre amre chaiv brahamyonirnamoastu te
Om Devi Gayatri tavam brahmashapadivimukta
bhav, Vashisthadi shapa divimukta bhav,
Vishvamitrashavpaidimukta bhav

Now do the viniyoga (application) of Gayatri mantra after doing shapvinochan:


Om karasya brahma rishirgayatri chanda parmatma devata, om Bhurbhuva svariti mahavyahritinam parmesthi prajapatir rishir
Gayatriushninustubhschandashi agni vayusurya devta
Om tatsavituritasya vishvamitra rishir Gayatri chanda savita devta jape viniyoga

||Gayatri mantra for recital||

Om bhurbhuswa tatsaviturvarenyam bhargo devasya dheemahi dhiyo yohanh prachodayat

In the sound file this mantra is repeated thrice word-by-word with sufficient pauses for your practice. Listen to Gayatri mantra and practice:

Whatever mantra or stotra you select kindly see it is easy for you to recite. Engaging a priest to do shanty will not absolve you from doing your own bit as remedial measure.


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