Garuda Purana 37-45
Acara Kanda 37-45
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Description of the glories of Gayatri
1Hari said: -The great goddess Gayatri gives enjoyment and emancipation. He who recites it has even mighty iniquities dissipated.
2-4I will now describe the Gayatri Kalpa which yields enjoyment and emancipation. Having recited it one thousand and eight times or one hundred and eight times at three periods of junction one repairs to the region of Brahma. Then after reciting it a hundred times he should drink water. Having invoked the spirit of the goddess having twelve names who destroys all sins at the period of conjunction he should adore her, with her won mantram “Bhur, Bhuvas, Svaha.” Om, salutation unto Gayatri. Om, salutation unto Savitri.
5Om, salutation unto Sarasvati, unto the mother of the Vedas, Sangkriti, Brahmani and Kousiki. He should assign the mantram “Bhur, Bhuvas” to Sadhya, having a thousand eyes, who accomplishes all objects.
6With the man tram “Swar” he should offer unto fire, one thousand and eight or one hundred and eight times, sacrificial twig butter and Havi.
7-8He should make all these oblations for attaining success in religious rites, personal undertakings and all other works. Having adored an image, made of sandalwood or gold, recited the name a lac of times, lived on water, roots and fruits and performed two Ayutas of Homas a person attains to all desired-for objects.
9O goddess, ordered by Brahma, do thou, at thy pleasure, repair to the land situated on the northern summit.