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Re: Vedic origin of sandhyavandanam mantras
Date: Fri Oct 23 1998 - 12:23:29 PDT

Dear Bhagavatas:
So far as my understanding goes, the entire Sandhyavandanam Mantras are of
Vedic origin -- not merely Gayatri. Of all the Mantras, Gayatri is said to be
the mother of all Chandas. It is not correct to say that only GAyatri and
Ashtaksharam are of Vedic origin. The Dvaya Mantram, for example, is said to
have been taken from mantras occurring in two different contexts in the Katha
Upanishad, which is very much a part of the Vedas-in fact, hailed as 
Veda Siras.
Anbil Ramaswamy