[INDOLOGY] Gāyatrī-Mantra | New Publication

Dominik A. Haas dominik at haas.asia
Wed Nov 15 13:37:47 UTC 2023

Dear colleagues and friends,

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first monograph: /Gāyatrī: 
Mantra and Mother of the Vedas/, available from the Austrian Academy of 
Sciences Press. The book is Open Access and can be downloaded and 
ordered here: https://doi.org/10.1553/978OEAW93906

“The mantra known as Gāyatrī or Sāvitrī (Ṛgveda III 62.10) is one of the 
most frequently recited texts of mankind. Over the course of time it has 
not only been personified as the mother of the Vedas – the oldest 
religious literature of South Asia –, but has even come to be venerated 
as a goddess. Today many consider it the most important, most 
efficacious, or holiest mantra of all.

In /Gāyatrī: Mantra and Mother of the Vedas/, Dominik A. Haas 
reconstructs the history of the Gāyatrī-Mantra for the first time, 
tracing it from 1000 BCE to 1000 CE. He shows how an inconspicuous verse 
became an emblem of Brahminical Hinduism and presents the processes that 
led to its deification. To this end, he not only subjects passages from 
more than one hundred source texts in Vedic and Sanskrit to 
philological-historical analysis, but also draws upon perspectives and 
insights from religious studies.

The Gāyatrī-Mantra plays an important role in contemporary Hinduism as 
well as in modern yoga and alternative spiritual currents around the 
globe. This book therefore not only contributes to South Asian studies 
and religious studies, but is also of interest to a wider readership.”

I hope you enjoy reading it!

Best regards,

D. Haas

(Apologies to those who have received this message more than once.)

*Dr. Dominik A. Haas, BA MA*
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POST-DOCTRACK Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2023–)
Lecturer, University of Vienna (2023–)
DOC Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences (2020–2022)

Recent publications:
– Gāyatrī: Mantra and Mother of the Vedas 
– Translating the Gāyatrī-Mantra 
– Puṣpikā 6. Proceedings of the 12th International Indology Graduate 
Research Symposium (Vienna, 2021) https://doi.org/10.11588/hasp.1133

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