Madhava Nidan is considered one of the finest texts of Ayurveda. It was written by sage Madhavacharya. Read below how Madhavacharya worshiped Gayatri and attained wisdom to write Madhava Nidan. If you want to learn correct pronunciation, meaning and signification of Gayatri Mantra, I encourage you to join mini-course I will be teaching on Reading and Pronouncing Mantras. We will focus on Gayatri, Mahamrityunjaya and 9-planet mantras. See flyer below. More details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1028635367162124.
Madhavacharya’s Gayatri Worship:
Madhavacharya was a saint living in Vrandavan. He performed the worship of Gayatri for twelve years but lost patience thereafter, as he did not get the desired divine benefits. He was quite distressed at that time. He left the sadhana of the Gayatri Mantra and began worshiping Bhairav on the advice of a tantrika. In less than a year’s time he succeeded in the sadhana of Bhairav. The celestial body of Bhairav appeared but stood behind him and asked him to demand what he wanted to be blessed with. Madhavacharya said; “If you are the real Bhairav, please appear before my eyes”. Bhairav said : “I can’t appear in front of you, because the brilliance of Gayatri- Shakti infused in you will burn me”. The devotee was surprised and inquired that if Gayatri sadhana was so powerful, why couldn’t he get the desired benefits for such a long time? Then Bhairav explained to him how his Gayatri sadhana up till then had destroyed his sins and burnt out the evils accumulated during his past lives and that it was only after this purification that he would have deserved realization and attainment of the divine boons of the mantra. Now there was no doubt left in Madhava’s mind. He restarted the sadhana of the Gayatri Mantra and was soon blessed with divine boons. With the awakening of inner intelligence and acumen, he wrote the “Madhav Nidan”, which remains till date, a crucial treatise for the education and expert practice of the Ayurvedic System of Medicine” – From Gayatri Mahavigyan by Pandit Sri Ram Sharma Acharya.