Gayatri Jayanti – Puja, Vrat Vidhi and its Importance
In ancient texts- vedic puranas, it is unfolded: Goddess Gayatri is Lord- Brahma’s better half and is better known as a remarkable epitome of Lord Brahma. Mother Gayatri is Goddess of all Vedas and is venerated as the godhead of Trimurti (Hindu trisect divinity). She is also popular as Vedamata- the divinity of Vedas thus Gayatri Jayanti is stated as the birth anniversary of Goddess Gayatri or Gayatri Devi (Gayatri Mother). In erstwhile scriptures-Saivite, Goddess Gayatri is portrayed as Savitri who has been involved with Savitr in some way and thus considered as the consort of the Lord of universe- Shiva.
Puja Timings, Date and Shubh Muhurat for Gayatri Jayanti :
Without wasting any time, let’s directly jump into puja timings and Shubh muhurat for Gayatri Jayanti festival which will be remarked on 13th June in 2019.
Gayatri Jayanti Shubh Muhurat Timings:
Ekadashi Tithi Begins = 21:57 on 12/Jun/2019
Ekadashi Tithi Ends = 20:19 on 13/Jun/2019
Gayatri Jayanti is observed on Shravan Purnima, mainly in South-Indian States. As per Hindu calendar, it falls the very next day of Ganga Dusshera on the eleventh day of Shukla Paksha Ekadashi during Jyeshtha lunar month.
Importance of Gayatri Jayanti :
Each Hindu festival or religious occasion has its own importance and significance and so does have different rituals and traditional customs to conduct and follow. Most of the people believe that Mother of culture and enlightenments’ is the name given to Goddess- Gayatri who has been worshipped on this venerated day and some of them consider her notable personification of Goddess ‘Saraswati’ ‘Parvati’ and ‘Laxmi’.
Gayatri Maa’s passionate and avid admirers perform several prayers on her name in innumerable temples and pilgrimages. These devotees also recite Gayatri Mantra persistently and carry out archetypal sacred Hawans and Yagnas at Gayatri temples as well as homes.
In various places, it has also been reverenced with the name- Sanskrit Diwas to delineate the eminence of Sanskrit language in Hindu culture. Divinity’s fervent believers exhibit that she is a sacred Goddess and eliminates ignorance by her spark and utmost power amongst the folks.
Benefits of Chanting Gayatri Mantra :
Mother- Gayatri showers her protection, bounty and endowment if she is being worshipped by chanting Gayatri Mantra, thrice a day, ideally in the early morning after the sunrise, after noon time and before the sunset in the evening time.
– It is said that Mother Gayatri removes all the hurdles, obstacles and hindrances from one’s life, if she/he has ever committed any crime or sin and unintentionally done any wrong-deed in the past days.
– Reciting Gayatri mantra has innumerable health benefits, such as:
- It helps in cooling down your mind.
- Boosts up in increasing ability to think and understand quickly.
- Intensifies ability, power and strength.
- Improves immunity and stamina.
- Lessens the heart attacks and breathing problems.
It’s better to allow someone who is the oldest in the house to perform Gayatri puja along with hawan or yagna with proper Shubh muhurat. Take an auspicious time from Jyotirvid to conduct prayers and to worship Goddess Gayatri as well.