Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Gayatri Mantra

I remember meeting a particular religious guru at the age of 19. During an interesting chat that we were having concerning Hindu mythology and shlokas, I asked him what exactly the Gayatri Mantra meant.

He told me that the shloka referred to the various body parts of the Mother Goddess and that it is a hymn to ask Her to radiate energy from her entire body to us.

Today, I found a picture on the Net, alluding to the same:

Wikipedia offers other explanations / translations of the shloka here.

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