Gayattri, aka: Gāyattrī; 1 Definition(s)
Gayattri means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
Gāyattrī (गायत्त्री) refers to the famous mantra of the Brāhmiṇs. It is used throughout vedic and purāṇic literature.(Source): Wisdom Library: Purāṇas
The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.
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The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 5 - A general review of the other important topics of the Brahma-sūtras < [Chapter XXVI - Madhva’s Interpretation of the Brahma-sūtras]