Gayatri Jayanti is a significant Hindu festival dedicated to Veda Mata Gayatri. It falls on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi in the month of Jyeshtha. Goddess Gayatri is Lord Brahma’s better half and is better known as a remarkable epitome of Lord Brahma. Mother Gayatri is the 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. In erstwhile scriptures-Saivite, Goddess Gayatri is portrayed as Savitri who has been involved with Savitri in some way and thus considered as the consort of the Lord of universe Shiva.
Gayatri Jayanti 2022 Date and Muhurat
Gayatri Jayanti 2022 Date: Saturday, 11 June
Ekadashi Tithi Begins – 07:25 AM on Saturday, 10 June 2022
Ekadashi Tithi Ends – 05:45 AM on Sunday, 11 June 2022
Gayatri Jayanti is observed on Shravan Purnima, mainly in the South Indian States. As per the Hindu calendar, it falls the very next day of Ganga Dusshera on the eleventh day of Shukla Paksha Ekadashi during Jyeshtha lunar month.
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Gayatri Jayanti Significance
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 the 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 noontime, 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 the 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.