Compiled by S NAGARAJAN
Date: 17 December 2016
Time uploaded in London:- 5-37 AM
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Gayatri mantra – 24 syllables and Governing Devatas
The Gayatri mantra consists of 24 syllables.
The Tantra Sara of Madhwa indicates that these 24 letters are called Varnas.
The Tantra Sara sloka describes thus:-
Veda mata tu gayatri dvikunana dvadashaksharan
Chathurvishathi murthiyosya kathitha varnadvatha
These 24 Varnas have corresponding governing forms of God – viz Kesava upto Srikrishna.
Given below is the list of governing devatas of the 24 syllabels.
So one who recites Gayatri mantra automatically worships all the 24 devatas..
Gayatri Varnamala Stotram indicates the colour of each varna and the good effects of chanting these letters