Gayatri

Created by Jijith Nadumuri at 25 Feb 2010 14:42 and updated at 25 Feb 2010 14:42

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MAHABHARATA NOUN

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Mbh.2.11.439 viz, Rig, Sama, Yajuh, and Atharva; all Sciences and branches of learning; Histories and all minor branches of learning; the several branches of the Vedas; the planets, the Sacrifices, the Soma, all the deities; Savitri Gayatri, the seven kinds of rhyme; Understanding, Patience, Memory, Wisdom, Intelligence, Fame, Forgiveness; the Hymns of the Sama Veda; the Science of hymns in general, and various kinds of Verses and Songs; various Commentaries with arguments, all in their personified forms, O king, and various Dramas and Poems and Stories and abridged Glosses, these also, and many others wait upon the Supreme Deity in that Sabha, Kshanas, Lavas, Muhurtas, Day, Night, Fortnights, Months, the six Seasons, O Bharata, Years, Yugas, the four kinds of Days and Nights viz, appearing to man, to the Pitris, to the gods, and to Brahma and that eternal, indestructible, undeteriorating, excellent Wheel of Time and also the Wheel of Virtue, these always wait there.
Mbh.2.37.1569 As the Agnihotra is the foremost among all Vedic sacrifices, as the Gayatri is the foremost among metres, as the king is the foremost among men, as the ocean is the foremost among all rivers, as the moon is the foremost among all constellations, as the sun is the foremost among all luminous bodies, as the Meru is the foremost among all mountains, as Garuda is the foremost among all birds, so as long as the upward, downward, and sideway course of the universe lasteth, Kesava is the foremost in all the worlds including the regions of the celestials.
Mbh.3.85.4628 One should next proceed to the tirtha known as Gayatri celebrated over the three worlds.
Mbh.3.85.4631 If a Brahmana, whether born of a Brahmani or any other woman, reciteth the Gayatri there, the recitation becomes rhythmic and musical, while, O king, a person who is not a Brahmana cannot adequately hymn it at all.
Mbh.3.199.10223 That Brahmana who adoreth the goddess Sandhya in the morning and the evening, and who recites meditatively the sacred goddess Gayatri who is the mother of the Vedas, sanctified by the latter, is freed from all his sins.
Mbh.5.108.4989 It was here that the Gayatri was first preached by Surya unto the reciters of that sacred hymn.
Mbh.5.182.8191 The wind is my car-driver, and my coat of mail is constituted by those mothers in the Vedas viz, Gayatri, Savitri and Saraswati.
Mbh.6.4.275 Twenty-four in all, these are described as Gayatri Brahma as is well-known to all
Mbh.6.4.276 He who knows these truly to be the sacred Gayatri possessed of every virtue, is not liable, O best of the Bharatas, to destruction in this world.
Mbh.6.34.1615 Of the Sama hymns, I am the Vrihat-sama and Gayatri among metres.
Mbh.7.199.11430 And Mahadeva made Gayatri and Savitri the reins, the syllable Om the whip, and Brahma the driver.
Mbh.8.34.1666 The Vedic sound Vashat became the goad, and Gayatri became the string attached to that goad.
Mbh.12.35.1882 A Brahmana may be cleansed of all sins by reciting the Gayatri in a sacred place, all the while living upon frugal fare, casting off malice, abandoning wrath and hate, unmoved by praise and blame, and abstaining from speech.
Mbh.12.195.11738 Reciting the highly beneficial composition viz, the Gayatri, he meditates with the aid of his intellect on Brahma alone.
Mbh.12.195.11740 In consequence of his dependence on the strength of the Gayatri which he recites, this concentrated contemplation will come of itself.
Mbh.12.198.11798 Silently reciting the Gayatri composition, he practised severe austerities for attaining to Brahma.
Mbh.12.198.11800 The goddess of Gayatri or Savitri showed herself to him and said, I am gratified with thee'
Mbh.12.198.11983 At present, however, I recite the Gayatri, observing the duty of abstention
Mbh.12.198.12059 The Brahmana said, If I have won any fruits by reciting the Gayatri, accept them all'
Mbh.12.198.12073 A Reciter of Gayatri goes to the supreme god Brahman, or repairs to Agni or enters the region of Surya.
Mbh.12.284.17589 The utterers of the Gayatri sing thy praises in uttering the Gayatri, and the worshippers of the Sun adore thee in adoring the Sun.
Mbh.12.284.17695 Thou art the beginning and thou art the end of the Vedas; thou art the Gayatri, and thou art Om.
Mbh.12.338.21695 Thou art he who is divested of all attributes, who is the Witness of all the worlds, who is called Kshetrajna, who is the foremost of all Beings, who is Infinite, who is called Purusha, who is the great Purusha, who is the foremost of all Purushas, who is the soul of the three attributes, who is called the Foremost, who is Amrita nectar, who is called Immortal, who is called Ananta Sesha, who is Space who is without beginning, who is both Manifest and Unmanifest as existent and not-existent things, who is said to have his home in Truth who is the first of gods Narayana, who is the giver of wealth or of the fruits of acts, identified with Daksha and other Lords of the Creation, who is the Aswattha and other big trees, who is the four-headed Brahman, who is the Lord of all created Beings, who is the Lord of Speech who is the Lord of the universe or Indra, who is the all-pervading Soul, who is the Sun, who is the breath called Prana, who is the Lord of the waters viz, Varuna, who is identifiable with the Emperor or the King, who is identifiable with the Regents of the several points of the compass, who is the refuge of the universe when it is dissolved in the final destruction who is Undisplayed unrevealed, who is the giver of the Vedas unto Brahman, who is identifiable with the sacrifices and Vedic studies achieved by Brahmanas with the aid of their bodies, who is identifiable with the four principal orders of the deities, who is every one of those four orders, who is possessed of effulgence, who is possessed of great effulgence, who is he unto whom the seven largest offerings in sacrifices are presented with the Gayatri and other sacred mantras, who is Yama, who is Chitragupta and the other attendants of Yama, who is called the wife of Yama, who is that order of the deities called Tushita, who is that other order called Mahatushita, who is the universal grinder Death, who is desire and all diseases that have been created for aiding the advent of Death, who is health and freedom from disease, who is subject to desire and passions, who is free from the influence of desire and passions, who is Infinite as exhibited in species and forms, who is he that is chastised, who is he that is the chastiser, who is all the lesser sacrifices like Agnihotra and others, who is all the larger sacrifices like those called Brahma, etc,
Mbh.12.339.21797 With one of his mouths he uttered the syllable Om and then the Gayatri following Om.
Mbh.13.7.464 The Brahmana of pure practices that subsists on water only, and performs the Agnihotra ceaselessly, and recites the Gayatri, obtains a kingdom.
Mbh.13.23.3304 Those Brahmanas that are observant of the rites and ceremonies laid down in the scriptures, or they that are possessed of merit, or they that are conversant with the Gayatri, or they that are observant of the ordinary duties of Brahmanas, even if they happen to betake themselves to agriculture for a living, are capable, O king, of being invited to Sraddhas.
Mbh.13.28.3745 After a time measured by multiplying the period last named by three hundred, one takes birth in the race of a Brahmana that is given to the recitation of the Gayatri and other sacred Mantras.
Mbh.13.136.11315 If a Brahmana accepts gold from any one, he becomes cleansed of all sins by silently reciting the great Vedic prayer Gayatri and by holding a piece of iron in his hand in the presence of the public.
Mbh.13.136.11318 If one accepts, paddy, flowers, fruits, water, half-ripe barley, milk, or curdled milk, or anything made of meal or flour, the expiation is made by reciting the Gayatri prayer a hundred times.
Mbh.13.152.12805 What the virgin Gayatri has said from the welkin is not true.
Mbh.14.44.1819 The Gayatri is the first of all metres; of all sacrificial animals the first is the goat.
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Jijith Nadumuri Ravi
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Reference:- Mahabharata of Krishna Dwaipayana Vyasa, translated to English by Kisari Mohan Ganguli; Source of Plain Text: www.sacred-texts.com; Wikified at AncientVoice.

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