[INDOLOGY] Fw: [RISA-L LIST] IAST and the Gayatri Mantra

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 12:55:45 EST 2015


The RV one is called Gayatri Mantra.

The

.....vidmahe
....dhimahI
tan naH pracodayAt


type are called various Gayatris not Gayatri mantras.

For example, if the tan nah ............ prachodayat reads as tan nah
vishNuh prachodayat it is called VishNu gayatri.

Gayatri Mantra and these Gayatris of the formula

.....vidmahe
....dhimahI
tan naH pracodayAt

do not belong to the same category.

Gayatri mantra is a full , unique, single mantra.

Where as the Gayatris is a formula that can be used to generate several
Gayatris that are never used/executed the way Gayatri Mantra is executed.


-- 
Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies

FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,

(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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