Do Sahasra Gayathri every Sunday!

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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Hara Sankara – Sri Periyava re-iterating what was told in Deivathin Kural through a simple incident. Thanks to Sri Siva for the share. Ram Ram

Experiences of Maha Periyava: Perform Sahasra Gayathri Japam every Sunday

I took my daughter to have darshan of Kanchi Maha Periyava. Though He was laid up with high temperature He gave me darshan, and inquired about the health of my daughter. I burst into a tempest of tears for His mercy, compassion, kindness, and divine blessings.

He then instructed me to perform Sahasra Aavrti (1000) Gayatri Japa, every Sunday and avoid discussing politics which would invariably involve turning the mind away from things spiritual. He said that my performance of Gayatri Japa alone would repay my indebtedness. For some months afterwards I obeyed His command with implicit faith and earnestness and switched over doing Gayatri Japa every day instead of only on Sundays!

In another incident I went to Satara in Maharashtra, where Maha Periyava was camping. Around 3.00 AM in the wee hours of the morning Maha Periyava sent for me and asked me to recite Dhayana Sloka of the sacred Gayatri, which I did it trembling within myself!

For nearly 30 minutes, the great Sage gave a rich annotation, and instructed me to etch it in my mind while performing the Japa! I however confessed that being too small, mired in profound ignorance it would be difficult for me to capture the picture of sacred Gayatri, as it was expounded, but I enthroned the lotus feet of Maha Periaval in the inner recesses of my heart while doing the Japa.

He displayed His benign and divine smile. It was an epochal event in my life. He aroused and awakened my sensibility and sensitivity to the glory and greatness of sacred Gayatri!

Source: Maha Periyava Darisana Anubhavangal

Categories: Devotee Experiences


10 replies

  1. Reciting Gayatro 108 times takes about 25 minutes for me. Hence reciting Sahasra Gayatri will take about 4-5 hours. I have done it in the past on the day after Avani Avittam but to do it every Sunday seems a difficult task for me.

  2. When to perform Sahasra Gayathri,,, Pratha, Madyanam or Sayam…It is to be performed at a single stretch, or can be splint into trikala ?
    Kindly elaborate.

  3. Dear Sir Namaskaram; Periyava always has His ways of giving direction; this day (29th Sep 2019) being the final conclusive day of Mahalayam, i prayed to my father to guide me ; normally when i rest on chair i pick the Japa Mala and start Gayathri one cycle( 108 times) it occurred that i should refer to Sahasra Gayathri site; first choice was yours -a random selection; your prayer to Peririva asking for His blessing and His instruction that “Sahasra gayathri chanting only would repay your indebtedness ” was meant for me also

    Thanks Sir; Periyava will be with you and daughter ever! Jaya Jaya Sankara, Hara Hara Sankara

  4. After reading Deivathin Kural,I havw started performing Sandhyavandanam twice a day and recite 108 time Gayatri.I shall do sahasragayatri soon at least every sunday.
    Performing Sandhyavandanam daily , brings about discipline.
    I read daily at least one chapter from Deivathin Kural.I read all 7 vols once but again started reading.Frankly no other book interests me any more.
    Jaya Sankara!Hara Hara hara Sankara!!

  5. Yes. It gives lot of positive energy and peace. I am enjoying by performing Sahasra Gayatri japam everyday.

  6. I heard that chanting sahasra gayathri every day results in reduced sleep, more clarity of mind and general increase in positivity. Is this experience shared by those who are performing this.

  7. Please elaborate periyava’s annotation of the Dhyana Sloka for everyone’s benefit. You are more than blessed..

    • Dyaana sloka is the one which we recite just before commencing the Japa.

      “Aayaatu varadha Devi, …

      After reading Deivaththin Kural of Sri Mahaaperiyavaa in 2006 I started performing sahasra Gayatri everyday. Now since recently, I have progressed to dwi-sahasra Gayatri everyday. [The zeal, the verve, the enthuse for performing Japam for hours together comes from Him alone. There is nothing in it by me]
      The reason I am mentioning it here is not out of any arrogance. It is only out of a desire to spread positive vibes, even if one more gets inspired to follow-suit, so much the better for the Universe!

      – Sri Mahaaperiyavaa Daasan
      Sri Swaminatha Sarma aka Sri Aiyer Raju Sreenivasan
      Trikaala Sandhyavandhani &
      Nitya Dwi-sahasra Gayatri Upasaki

      • Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara! Namo Namaha; even though i have been doing Sandhyavandhanam 3 times a day, doing Sahasra Gayathri very often was a dream; from this Avani Avittam (2019) i started doing Sahasra Gayathri every day; and it is Periyava’s Grace! His 3 Major instructions are: 1) Trikaala Sandhaya Vandhanam 2) Sahasra Gayathri Japam at least once in a week 3) Ekadasi Upavasam
        first 2 have become regular; but regarding Ekadasi, i have Pradhosham upavasam; many a time Ekadasi and Pradhosham fall in subsequent days; i am waiting for His instruction

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