Gayatri is the mother goddess who which disperses the
clouds of ignorance and lets the aspirant see the spiritual sun, which
shines eternally behind those clouds and his oneness with that sun.This
goal is achieved from the form of Gayatri.
She has five faces of
different colours, ten hands carrying different things, and ten graceful
eyes, She is sitting on a red Lotus. Each of her faces symbolise a
specific meaning such as:
1) Pearl Colour: Pearls are collected
from sea from the bosom of snails. Snails come to the surface of the sea
with their eyes and mouth open. When it rains, the rain drops fall into
their mouth and if at the time the rain drops fall into their mouth, the
snails swasthi nakshatra (star) in the sky and absorb its
radiation into them, then the rain drops are converted into original
pearls (as distinct from cultured Pearls). These original Pearls are
divine in Nature. Thus the first face of Gayatri is of Pearl colour,
giving out the luster of Pearls (representing briliance).
2) Coral Colour: (ie. bright red) (one
of the nine gems). The second face develops the principle of nitchala
Tattwa in the aspirants mind (still mind).
3) Gold Colour: Very bright both in
colour and quality. Mere seeing the gold and exposing ourselves into its
luster promote good quality and external charm in the aspirant.
4) Blue colour representing the Sky:
Sea is blue in colour. Sree Mahavishnu
(Lord Narayana) is also blue in colour (Vishnu
tattwa). This face fosters the aspirant with all wealth and also Divine
Grace from Lord Narayana.
White face: This face represents purity. It develops
purity in the mind of the aspirant and also grants divine grace from
Saraswati (the goddess for wisdom).