Gayatri Japam 2016 date

Gayatri Japa Day (Gayatri Japam Sankalpam) is observed on the next day of Purnima, Full Moon day in Shravan month. In 2016, Gayathri Japam date is August 19.

It is the most auspicious day to chant the Supreme of all the mantras, the sacred Gayatri Mantra. Gayathri is the Supreme Goddess and considered as the Mother Goddess. Gayatri Mantra is the foundation and the theme for every mantra in Hinduism. Gayatri Japam day is also popular as Gayatri Pratipada or Gayatri Padyami.

Gayatri Japam is recited on this day by all Brahmins in South India (Yajurveda, Rig Veda, and Sama Veda Brahmins).

On Gayatri Japa Day, all the Hindus mainly Brahmins recite Gayathri Mantra. Any Hindu, celibate (Brahmachari), the Grihastha (householder) or the Vanaprastha (old people) have to chant Gayatri Mantra on Gayatri Japa Day. But nowadays only Brahmins are observing the Gayatri Japam. During Avani Avittam or Raksha Bandhan, Gayatri Japam is recited. Brahmins who wear the sacred thread, Jandhyam or Janeyu or Yagnopaveeta or Janivar, recite the Gayathri Mantra for 108 times.

Gayatri Mantram:

Om bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dheemahi
Dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat.

Gayatri Japam Sankalpam for Yajur Veda Brahmins

Gayatri Japam sankalpam for Rig Veda Brahmins

Gayatri Japam sankalpam for Sama Veda Brahmins

In 2015, Gayathri Japam date was August 30. In 2014, Gayathri Japam date was August 11. In 2013, Gayathri Japam date was August 21. In 2012, Gayathri Japam date was August 2. In some places, it was observed on August 3.

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  1. R.MURALI says:

    Sathguru sant keshav das on Gayatri japam book ISBN 81-208-0697-2
    Get this and read through, read again.. Practice..achieve

  2. santosh says:

    gayatri: the highest meditation – sadguru keshav das is the best book on the subject i have read.

  3. sugunabharanidharan says:

    Which books covers RIG veda jaba manthras.
    Which website give the RIG veda jaba manthras

  4. K.NATARAJAN says:

    I AM YAJUR VEDAM. I WANT TO START GAYATRI MANDRAM ON DAILY BASIS WITH PROPER PROCEEDURE. PLEASE GUIDE ME