Goddess Gayatri is worshipped as Veda Mata or the mother of Vedas, Dev Mata and Vishwa Mata. According to a holy transcript the Goddess is considered as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and Vedas. She is looked upon as if her four heads represents the four Vedas and fifth one symbolizing the almighty and is sitting on lotus. The ten hands of Goddess Gayatri bear the symbols of Lord Vishnu. It is believed to be second consort of Lord Brahma.
The belief that Goddess Gayatri appeared in the form of knowledge on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta marks the celebration of Gayatri Jayanti. This knowledge was shared to the world by Sage Vishwamitra and thus contributed in removing ignorance.
Gayatri Jayanti is celebrated to cheer the expression (Pradurbhaava) of Aadi-shakti Gayatri. The whole Universe is originated by Gayatri. Scholars advocate that Sage Vishwamitra first uttered the Gayatri Mantra on the Gayatri Jayanti day. The day is celebrated every year. In 2010, the date of Gayatri Jayanti is June 22.
Special prayers and pujas are dedicated to Gayatri Mata. Special satsangs and bhajans are also sung in praise of the deity. Gayatri mantra is chanted during puja.
Om bhur bhuvah svah
Tat savitur varenyam
Bhargo devasya dheemahi
Dhiyo yo na prachodayaat.