Gayatri Mantra is highly sacred. As Sastri Garu pointed out, Gayatri Mantra contains the essence of all the Mantras. Gayatri is the embodiment of all gods and goddesses. Just as a single thread runs through all the flowers in a garland, the same divine power exists in all the god forms. Understand this unity in diversity. One who has understood this unity will never be put to suffering. Develop faith in God. Do not get carried away by what others say. Follow the dictates of your conscience.
(SS - March 2000, Pg 73)