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Padma Purana, Srstikhanda, Chapter 17:

Once Lord Brahma came to know that a demon, Vajranash, was killing people here so  Lord Brahma intoned a mantra on a lotus flower and killed the demon. During this process the parts of Lotus fell on three places are situated within a circuit of about six miles, and are called the

  1. Jyeshtha (elder) Pushkar, 
  2. Madhya (central) Pushkar, and 
  3. Kanishtha (younger) Pushkar
Later accompanied by brahmanas and other devas, or demigods, Lord Brahma went to Puskar to perform a sacrifice. To perform his yajna peacefully without being attacked by the demons, he created the hills around the Pushkar
  1. Ratnagiri in the south, 
  2. Nilgiri in the north, 
  3. Sanchoora in the west and 
  4. Suryagiri in the east and positioned demigods there to protect the yajna performance. 
Such Yajna sacrifices are to be performed along with one’s wife, so when the arrangements for the sacrifice were complete, Lord Brahma sent Narada rsi, the sage among the devas, to bring Sarasvati, Lord Brahma’s consort. But Sarasvati was not ready to leave, so Narada returned to Puskar alone.

According to astrological calculations, the sacrifice had to begin at once, so Brahma asked Indra, the king of the heavenly planets, to provide him a suitable wife to assist in the sacrifice. Lord Indra chose a cowherd girl, but the sacrifice required that the girl be of the brahmana caste. So the devas purified the girl, or elevated her caste, by passing her through a cow (into the cow’s mouth and out the other end), because in Vedic culture cows are considered pure and of the same caste as the brahmanas. The girl then became known as Gayatri, “one who was pulled through a cow.” She married Brahma and performed the yajna.

When Saraswati arrived and saw that Brahma had married without her permission, so she cursed

  1. Brahma saying that he would be worshiped in Pushkar only. 
  2. Indra to be easily defeated in battles, 
  3. Lord Vishnu to suffer the separation from his wife as a human, 
  4. the fire-god Agni who was offered the yajna to be all-devouring and 
  5. the priests performing the yajna to be poor. 
Endowed by the powers of yajna, Gayatri however diluted Saraswati 's curse, blessing
  1. Pushkar to be the king of pilgrimages, 
  2. Indra would always retain his heaven, 
  3. Vishnu would be born as the human Rama and finally unite with his consort by fire and 
  4. the priests would become scholars and be venerated. 
Enraged Sarswati (Savitri) went and established a temple on top of Ratnagiri, the hill a little south of Pushkar. Today pilgrims to Puskar can visit temples of both Sarasvati Devi and Gayatri Devi.  Sarasvati Devi is also present in this world in the form of a river. Five branches of that river
  1. Sarasvati, 
  2. Supapra, 
  3. Candra, 
  4. Kanaka, and 
  5. Nanda flow in the Puskar area, but at present they are invisible to ordinary eyes.

It is also said that Lord Varaha appeared  at Varaha ghat here, and Lord Rama came and bathed here.  The sage Parasara is said to have been born here. His descendants, called Parasara Brahamans, are still found in Pushkar and the surrounding area.

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Gayatri Savitri Saraswati




1) Morning Gayatri Dhyanam:

‘balarkaruna shona patala mukaih yuktam kumarim giram
Pratarlokita vigraham bhuvigatam saukatmikam rajaseem
vibhranamabhayam kamandalumathambhojaksha malam sruvam
kayatrim hrudi hamsanam bhavakarim sri brahmarupam bhaje’

Morning time Gayatri dwells in Surya mandalam. She is having red colour. She is young and having rajoguna. Her vahana is swan and having Brahma amsam. She represents Rig Veda. She is having (in Three hands) kamandalu, lotus and japamala. The fourth hand shows abhaya mudra. She is called Gayatri. (She has four heads).

Alternate Dhyanam:

‘pratar dhyayami gayatrim, ravimandala-madhyagam
rg-vedam uccarayantim raktavarnam kumarikam
akshamalakaram brahmadevatyam hamsavahanam’

2) Noon Savitri Dhyanam:

‘mukta pandura hemadhusara sitasyam trishanam vyomagam
madhyanhe sitavikraham suyuvatim satyatmikam tamaseem
khatvankgapaya sulakani dadhateem rudraksha malaamumam
savitrim vrushavahanam kshapakarim sri rudrarupam bhaje’

Midday she dwells in Surya mandalam having white colour and tamoguna. She is having (in three hands) Trident. Cot-leg, rudraksha mala and the fourth hand is in abhaya mudra. She is a middle aged and her vahana is bull. Also she is having three eyes (on all the Five heads).She represents Yajur Veda and takes the Rudra rupini (Rudra amsam). She is called as Savitri in noon.

Alternate Dhyanam:

‘madhyandine tu savitrim ravimandalamadhyagam
yajur-vedam vyaharantim svetam sulakaram sivam
yuvatim rudradevatyam dhyayami vrshavahanam’

3) Evening Saraswati Dhyanam:

‘nilendevara mesakaika vadanam vrudhdasvarupam ramam
sayam shyamala vigraham dwigataam gnanatmikamsatvikim
sankam chakramathabhayancha tulasi malam karair bhiratim
tarkshyathmja saraswathim sthitikarim sri Vishnu rupaam bhaje’

Evening she is called Saraswati and dwells in Surya Mandalam. She has black colour and old aged. Her vahana is Garuda. She is having (in three hands) chakra, conch and Tulsi mala and the fourth hand is in abhaya mudra. Sha has gnana swarupam and is having satvaguna. She represents Sama Veda. She takes Vishnu amsam. (She has single head only)

Alternate Dhyanam:

‘sayam sarasvatim syamam ravimandalamdhyagam
sama-vedam vyaharantim cakrayudhadharam subham
dhyayami vishnudevatyam vrddham garudavahanam’

4) Samasti Rupa Gayatri Dhyanam:

The following Dhyana sloka is recited in all the three times by many.

‘Muktavidruma hema nila dhavala chhayirmukhayir streekshanayir
yuktamindu nibaddha ratna makutam tatvartha varnatmikam
Gayatrrem varadabhayam kuskasassubhramka palam gadam
sankham chakra dharavinda ugalam hastyirvahanteem bhaje’

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