When Brahma took for a second wife gayatri, the milkmaid, she cursed him so that he could only be worshipped once a year.
In this position every pious Hindu must mentally repeat a certain verse, which is called the gayatri.
By repeating the gayatri (a certain verse of the Rigveda addressed to the sun) a man is saved.
One should next proceed to the tirtha known as gayatri celebrated over the three worlds.
After we had attained full brahminhood I became72 very keen on repeating the gayatri.