HINDU FASTS & FESTIVALS : 4 -4.
4. Gayatri Japa Day -4.
“We meditate on the glory of the Creator who has created the universe, who is fit to be worshipped, who is the embodiment of knowledge and light, who is the remover of all sins and ignorance. May He enlighten our intellect!”
Herein there are five parts:
Om is the first part;
Bhur bhuvah svah is the second;
Tat savitur varenyam is the third;
Bhargo devasya dheemahi is the fourth;
and Dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat is the last.
While chanting the Mantra you should pause after every part.
This rare and most precious divine treasure of the Gayatri Mantra is neglected by the youth of the present day.
This is a very serious lapse indeed.
Open your eyes now on this sacred day and start in right earnest the Japa of the Gayatri.
Repeat it at least 108 times (1,008 is better!) on the Gayatri Japa day.
Then continue it (at least 108 times daily) without missing even a single day.
May the whole world be made Gayatri-conscious through the inspiration of the auspicious Gayatri Japa Day!
May you all be thrice blessed by taking the vow of daily Gayatri Japa right from this very moment!
May you realise the inner Truth of the Gayatri Mantra!
Gayatri Japa is observed on the day after the Raksha Bandhan or Avani Avittam (July-August).
Next : 5. Guru Purnima :
To be continued ....