From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Puraścarana is the technical name given to a particular ceremonial mode of repeating the Gāyatrīmantra in order to secure certain special fruits or results. The usual steps involved in it are:

However it should be undertaken under the guidance of experts.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore