Friday, March 13, 2009

Arunachala Gayathri / Arunachala Darshan 29

The Goddess Gayathri Arunachala

Goddess Gayathri is the Mother Goddess of the vedas.

The Goddess is invoked through the mantra:

"Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha

Tath Sa Vitthur Varenyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi

Dhiyo Yona Prachodayaath!

It means:

We salute the The Supreme Light illuminating the gross, subtle and the causal Cosmos.

May that light illuminate our intellects!"

This mantra is held as the most powerful and sacred mantras on par with OM and the Sri Rama Mantra.

It is the secret teaching that the pupil gets from his guru whence he undergoes the Thread ceremony which symbolises a new birth for the Brahmin.

The Goddess invoked has the conglomerate attributes of all the three main Goddesses Lakshmi, Parvathi and Saraswathi.

She is represented with Five heads , four representing the four vedas and the fifth head representing the Ultimate reality.

Arunachala Hill is Goddess Gayathri.

On its slopes were the Vedas realized, in its shadows did ancient hermitages lost in the translation of thousands of years, flourish.

The trees of the Hill, the animals on its slopes were witness to innumerable Siddhas attain to the Realization of the Vedas thousands of years ago.

Arunachala as such represents Goddess Gayathri in all aspects but is best appreciated in this darshan.

Arunachala Gayathri

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