Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Upakarma/Gayatri Japa - Gayatri Laghu Stavaraja by Sage Vishwamitra

Dear All,

Greetings and Namaste.

As Yajur Upakarma and Gayatri Japa fall on 15th and 16th of August 2019, I am delighted to share a very rare King of Prayer (Stavaraja) known as Gayatri Stavaraja by Sage Vishwamitra taken from Vishwamitra Kalpam. Sage Vishwamitra mentions that reciting this hymn in the morning is the sure way to get all rightful wishes fulfilled including the fructification of Mantras (Mantra Siddhi). This is called Laghu Stavaraja (easy or short) and there is a longer Brihad Stavaraja by Sage Vishwamitra in the same Kalpa.

We have seen many many hymns on Vedamata Gayatri in the preceding years. We have also seen that Lord Narayana declares in Devi Bhagavatam that every Dvija is first a Devi Upasaka and then only he can call himself as belonging to the other Shad-matha (Vaishnavite, Shaivite, etc.). He also corroborates that Gayatri Upasana is mandatory but prayer to other deities are optional. He also declares that there is nothing beyond Gayatri (gAyatryAH param nAsti).

May We worship Vedamata Gayatri with this wonderful prayer!

With best regards and Pranams,
K. Muralidharan Iyengar (Murali)

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