Q.6. Why is the Primordial Divine Energy (Gayatri) represented in so many forms (idols) ?
Ans. God is omnipresent. The primordial Divine Energy symbolized as Gayatri take up numerous forms and functions in innumerable ways. The analogy of an actor will illustrate the point. An actor in a play has to wear different costumes on various occasions to portray different roles. For each role, he is made to don specific garments with appropriate ornamentation and adopts suitable histrionics. The person chooses the deity according to one’s need. During Trikal Sandhya for instance, the trinity Brahmi - Vaishnavi - Shambhavi is invoked. Aspirants for strength and success in worldly pursuits worship Durga; for prosperity, Lakhyami; for scholarship and cultural excellence, Saraswati; and so on.