Abhishek: Greetings to swamiji and his students, My question : It is said that gayatri mantra is essence of vedas then why there are so many other mantra and invocations of gods and who is the supreme god according to vedas. Thanks and regards.
Swami Ramswarup: My blessings to you. Dear son, no doubt, Gayatri mantra has its own importance because it has three matters together as under –
(1) Stuti (praise ) of God –like Bhuhu, Bhuvaha, Swaha, Savitaha, Bhargaha, Devaha.
(2)Upasana (worship) by saying – dhee mahi i.e., Oh! God we meditate.