Gayatri Jayanti is observed as the birth anniversary of Goddess Gayatri, the Goddess of Veda. Being the Goddess of all Veda, Goddess Gayatri is also known as Veda Mata. Gayatri is the personified form of Gayatri Mantra, a popular hymn from Vedic texts.
Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya DDheemahi
Dhiyo Yo nah Prachodyat
She is also known as Savitri and Vedamata (mother of Vedas). Gayatri is often associated with Savitr, a solar deity in the Vedas. According to many texts like the Skanda Purana, Gayatri is another name of Saraswati or her form and is the consort of Lord Brahma.
It is believed that Goddess Gayatri is a manifestation of all the phenomenal attributes of Brahman. She is also worshipped as the Goddess of Hindu Trimurti. She is considered as the mother of all Gods and embodiment of Goddess Saraswati, Goddess Parvati, and Goddess Lakshmi.
Gayatri Jayanti Date
Gayatri Jayanti is one of the auspicious occasions in Hinduism. Gayatri Mata is considered the mother of all Vedas. As per Drik Panchang, Mata Gayatri was born on Ekadashi tithi Shukla paksha in Jyeshtha month. It is usually observed on the next day of Ganga Dussehra. According to Matantara i.e. due to the difference of opinions to observe Gayatri Jayanti, it is also observed during Shravana Purnima.
Gayatri Jayanti was celebrated on 11th June 2022 this year and will be celebrated on 31st May in 2023. The Gayatri Jayanti during Shravana Purnima is widely accepted and usually coincides with Upakarma day.
People worshiping Gayatri Maa with devotion on this auspicious occasion are with worldly happiness, health, prosperity, wealth, and spirituality.
Maa Gayatri Mantra Significance
It is the mother of all mantras and has powerful effects. It is believed that worshiping Goddess Gayatri on this auspicious day and chanting Gayatri Mantra helps to get rid of sins and bad karma. In Hindu beliefs, the chanting of the Gayatri Mantra relieves the person from the hardships and miseries of life.
Devotees observe Gayatri Jayanti by making special Puja and Havan to Gayatri Mata and by repeatedly chanting Gayatri Mantra. It is also believed that renowned sage Vishwamitra recited the Gayatri Mantra for the first time on this day. However, since the Vedic times, the power and effect of this holy mantra are well known.
Benefits of Gayatri Mantra chanting in front of Gayatri Maa
- Chanting Mata Gayatri Mantra on daily basis removes Pitra Dosha.
- The daily chanting of the Gayatri Ma mantra removes the hidden enemies.
- It helps to enhance the concentration of students and children
- It brings spirituality and peace of mind to those Chanting it daily.
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