It is astounding even to contemplate the genius of our Rishis and their foresightedness.
Let’s say you want to check your emails on gmail. you would visit the site and login with your credentials and once you are done with the job, you would log out to ensure security. For those who might argue that they are using gtalk or having push mail delivered into their mailbox or mobile box and those who keep the gmail account open all 24 hours, please go back to the first time you checked your emails!!
What does this got to do with SV?
Before we chant the Gayathri Japam, we invoke the Gayathri Devathai by reciting “gayathri aavahane viniyogaha” which is logging into that space. Once we have completed the chanting, we recite “Gathri utvasane viniyogaha” as a means of telling that we are logging out.
Do not take this literally but as a metaphor.
Imo, the people who designed the concept of logging in and out of an application or service were perhaps inspired by the invoking and releasing the Devathais in our Tradition. It is not my intention to stir the hornet’s nest but that is a distinct possibility.
What do you think?
Just in case you want to read my other posts on Sandhyavandanam, here they are