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om bhur bhuvah svaha

tat savitur varenyam

bhargo devasya dhimahi

dhiyo yo nah prachodayat

The Gayatri Mantra (chant)

The Gayatri Mantra was first chronicled in the Rig Veda between 3500 to 2500 BC and is considered to be the most powerful of all Sanskrit mantras. It is an ernest prayer to the Supreme Consciousness for true knowledge or enlightenment. It is said that this sacred prayer spirals through the entire Universe from the heart of the chanter, appealing for peace and divine wisdom for all. 

to chant the Gayatri mantra

purifies the chanter

to listen to the Gayatri mantra 

purifies the listener

Traditionally the Gayatri mantra is chanted 108 times, a number considered sacred in many Eastern religions like Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. According to vedic cosmology, the number 108 is the basis of all creation. 108 is the numerical equivalent of 'Aum', the sacred sound of the Universe. 

the gayatri by kavita rajput

'the gayatri by kavita rajput' is a set of two watercolour and ink paintings, 'agni' (fire) and 'jal' (water) that were born out of Day177 and Day182 of my k-art365 challenge, representing the warm and cool energies of the Universe. In the centre of the paintings, resides the AUM, the source of all cosmic sound, while the Gayatri reverberates outwards. The Gayatri mantra is written 108 times in each painting.

Gayatri Agni

2016 - watercolour and ink on paper - 21 x 21"


Gayatri Jal

2016 - watercolour and ink on paper - 21 x 21"



Divine Numerals

The numbers 18, 108, 1008, 10008... (multiples of the 'brahman' number 9) are considered extremely sacred in Hinduism and appear several times in many Vedic scriptures and traditions. In addition to the Gayatri mantra written 108 times, each painting contains 18 full concentric circles, expanding into 9 outer circles which are partially seen. To continue being guided by the divine numerals, the signed prints of 'the gayatri - agni' and 'the gayatri - jal' have been planned as limited editions of 504 each, adding up to 1008. 

Pick up your own limited edition signed prints of the gayatri

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