Gayatri Jayanti is observed as the anniversary of the birth of the goddess Gayatri, the goddess of Veda. Being the goddess of all the Vedas, the goddess of Gayatri is also known as Veda Mata.
It is believed that the goddess Gayatri is the manifestation of all the phenomenal attributes of Brahman. She is also revered as the goddess of Hindu Trimurti. She is considered the mother of all gods and the incarnation of goddess Saraswati Devi, goddess Parvati Devi and goddess Lakshmi Devi.
Gayatri Jayanti is celebrated on Shukla Paksha Ekadashi during the lunar month of Jyeshtha and is usually observed the next day of Ganga Dussehra. According to Matantara, that is to say, because of the difference of opinion to observe Gayatri Jayanti, it is also observed during Shravana Purnima. Gayatri Jayanti during Shravana Purnima is widely accepted and generally coincides with the day of Upakarma.
The faithful observe Gayatri Jayanti doing special prayers to Gayatri Mata and singing Gayatri Mantra several times.
Significance of Goddess Gayatri Jayanti:
Gayatri Jayanti is the day Sage Vishwamitra pronounced Gayatri Mantra for the first time. Some people also believed that the goddess Gayatri, the mother of the Vedas, appeared on earth that day. The supremacy of Gayatri Mantra is narrated in Hindu religious writings and in the Puranas. The size of this mantra has been known since Vedic times. According to legend, the goddess Gayatri is the supreme goddess and is also venerated as the mother goddess. Devi Gayatri gave to his devotees all the spiritual and worldly happiness. The Gayatri mantra frees the individual from all sins.