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Brahma Gayatri – its meaning and its importance

In hinduism on December 17, 2008 at 6:32 am
Chaturmukha Brahma

Chaturmukha Brahma

Brahma Gayatri is for those who seek knowledge, know the real essence behind things, become creative, increase productivity and become active mentally. Brahma Gayatri is for Lord Brahma, the creator. Brahma is father of all creation and hence by knowing Him we gain all knowledge and the essence of knowledge itself. Brahma is the grandfather of Manu, the first man on earth (Hindu equivalent to Adam).

It is indeed strange that there are no temples to worship such an important god. But nevertheless, Brahma remains the source of all creation and He alone can reveal the knowledge of birth and life.

Brahma Gayatri:
Aum Parameshwaraya Vidmahe
Paratatvaye Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

There is another Brahma Gayatri:

Aum Chatur Mukhaya Vidmahe
Hamsarudhaya Dhimahi
Tanno Brahma Prachodayat

Translation: Let us meditate on the great lord with four faces and is seated on a white swan. May Brahma, the Creator, inspire and illuminate our mind.

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You can type the mantra or do mental chanting. If you are doing mental chanting, use ‘copy paste’ method to keep track of your count.

Do this mantra a minimum of 3 times per day. It is better if you can chant 108 times per day for 21 days.

While chanting, meditate upon the aspect of Brahma as the creator and as the giver of knowledge. Reflect on the four-headed form of him (chaturmukha).

Observe your mind after doing the mantra for a week continuously. When you see the results coming, acknowledge them. Major results are you begin to know things better, you will understand problems better, your ability to solve issues will increase, you tend to become more creative and you begin to turn clear headed and active mentally.

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What is Dattatreya Jayanti?

In hinduism, Vedic on December 12, 2008 at 7:32 am

Today is Dattatreya Jayanti. So who is Dattatreya and what does this Dattatreya Jayanti mean to all who worship him?

Dattatreya Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day of the Margaseersha (Margashirsha) month. On that day, the feast of Dattatreya is celebrated by his worshippers.

Dattatreya is the combined avatar of Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu. There is a very interesting story behind the birth of Dattatreya.

Many centuries ago, there lived a rishi (sage, muni) called Atri. His wife Anasuya was very devoted and a pativrata. Narada used to talk a lot about Anasuya and her devotion to her Atri. That made Saraswati, Lakhsmi and Parvati jealous of Anasuya. They decided to really test the strength of Anasuya’s fidelity to her husband Atri. So they requested their husbands Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara (Siva) to test Anasuya.

So Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva (Shankar) disguised themselves as sages and go to pativrat Anasuya’s house when her husband Atri was not at home. Anasuya welcomed the trinity and requests them to stay for lunch.

Brahma, Visnu and Shiva agree to that but they put one condition. They ask Anasuya to serve them naked.

Anasuya is shocked but cannot refuse the sages. But at the same time she is a devoted wife and hence cannot stand naked before three strange men even though the three are sages. Finally Anasuya hit upon a solution. With the power of her sincerity and devotion she turned the trinity
into three babies. She then removed her clothes and served the three babies their food. She treated the babies as if they were her own.

Anasuya’s husband Atri returns and immediately recognizes the babies for who they are. Anasuya tells her husband about the sages. Atri explains to his wife who the three actually were. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva reappear in their own forms and bless the devoted couple. They leave back to the heavens but they also leave a part of themselves in the form of a baby. This baby is named Dattatreya and thus Dattatreya is born.

Dattatreya remained the son of Anasuya and Atri. He grew up to be a sage and a celibate. He remained digambara (naked) throughout his life.

Dattatreya Mantra:

Om Namo Bhagavate Dattaatreyaaya Smarana Maatra Samtushhtaaya

Translation:

Om salutations unto Lord Dattatreya who is appeased by devotion and remembrance

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