brahmarshi Viswamithra gave us the Gayathri mantra
*A close relationship between the Ramayana and the Gayathri manthra:
There are 24 letters in the Gayathri,
and 24,000 slokas in the Ramayana.
There is 1 letter of the Gayathri
for every 1,000 verses of the Ramayana.
The first letter of the Gayathri is the same as
the first letter of the first 1,000 Ramayana verses.
The second letter of the Gayathri is the same as the first letter of the second 1,000 verses,
The Gayathri mantra may, therefore, be considered the essence of the Ramayana.
The object of veneration in the mantra is lord shreemanNarayana, and the hero of the Ramayana is lord shreemanNarayana too.
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Gayathri temple, Yashwanthpur,
near namma IISc (TATA inst. ),