Gayatri is the name of one of the most important Vedic hymns consisting of twenty-four syllables.

This hymn is addressed to Lord Surya (Sun) as the supreme generative force. The hymn says, "We meditate on that glorious light of the divine Surya, may he, the lord of light illuminate our minds". One of the sacred texts says, "The Gayatri is Brahma, Gayatri is Vishnu, Gayatri isShiva, the Gayatri is Vedas" Gayatri later came to be personified as a Goddess. She is shown as having five heads and is usually seated within a lotus. The four heads of Gayatri represent the four Vedas and the fifth one represents almighty God. In her ten hands, she holds all the symbols of Lord Vishnu. She is another consort ofLord Brahma.