God as Divine Mother

However we perceive God to be, that is how we will experience the presence of the Infinite. There are many paths to God and ways of relating to God. The Gayathri Peedam* teaches that, of all the relationships in the world, that of mother and child is the purest. We can picture God as an old man with a long white beard sitting on a throne in the skies above, or, we can see God as a mother and yourself as a her child, sitting on her Infinite lap, playing with her hand and drinking of her spiritual elixir.

Gayathri is one of the most powerful names of the Mother, and the Gayathri mantra, similarly is one of the most powerful mantras to recite, holding within its phrases the 24 universal manifestations. The image of Mother Gayathri is deeply symbolic, each article She holds being a reminder to us of the different aspects of the spiritual journey.

The Gayathri Mantra
Om Bhur Bhuva Swah
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahee
Dhiyo Yonah Prachodayath

* 'Peedam' means 'seat'. The Gayathri Peedam is regarded as the 'seat of the mother'.