Gayatri Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Goddess Gayatri – the Goddess of the Vedas. Goddess Gayatri is known by various names like Veda Mata, Dev Mata, and Vishwa Mata. She is worshipped as one of the goddesses of the Trimurti; and is considered as the mother of all Gods and embodiment of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Parvati. She is seen to have five heads – four considered to represent the four Vedas, and one symbolizing the Almighty. She has ten hands that bear the symbols of Lord Vishnu.
Gayatri Jayanti falls on the 11th
day of Shukla Paksha during the Jyeshtha month as per the Hindu calendar, which is also the Ekadashi; and this year it is to fall on 5th
June 2017. It is believed that Goddess Gayatri appeared in the form of knowledge on this day; the knowledge that was shared to the world by Sage Vishwamitra to contribute in removing ignorance. It is believed that the whole universe has benn originated by Goddess Gayatri, which is why Gayatri Jayanti is celebrated to cheer the expression of Aadi-shakti Gayatri. This day of worship is a community affair, where people from different walks of life gather to offer respect and devotion to the Goddess in the form of prayers. Special satsangs are arranged and bhajans are sung in the praise of the deity.
It is also believed that Sage Vishwamitra first uttered the Gayatri Mantra on this day, which is why devotees offer special prayers and Pujas to Gayatri Mata every year on Gayatri Jayanti by chanting the Gayatri Mantra. Such is the power and significance of the Gayatri Mantra that if one chants it, then no other mantras
are needed to be chanted. This mantra inspires wisdom in the chanter, and purifies both the chanter and the listener.
– Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi Dhiyo Yo Na Prachodayaat
– We meditate on the glory of the Creator, who has created the universe, who is worthy of worship, who is the embodiment of knowledge and light, who is the remover of sin and ignorance. May he open our hearts and enlighten our intellect.
To take advantage of the holy and auspicious day of Gayatri Jayanti this year and every year from now onwards, you can get in touch with MakeMyPuja Pandits who can help arrange for the most appropriate rituals that can help you in gaining spiritual energy and universal enlightenment with greater wisdom. You can also reduce the effect of bad karma
and facilitate good karma
into your lives with the help of the Gayatri Puja.