Q.5. Is Gayatri Jap permissible during night time?
Ans. Sages had advised Jap during the day-time for two reasons. One: the nights are meant exclusively for rest. Any activity during the night (including Upasana ) is likely to affect one's health . Two: since Sun is the deity of Gayatri , the radiations from the Sun are readily obtained from sunlight during day. Nevertheless, Upasana during the night is not a taboo. One may choose his own convenient time for Jap without any apprehension regarding the procedure.