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Sri Rudram with Translation and Interpretation

Sri Rudram with Translation and Interpretation

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It is impossible to describe the power of Sri Rudram and Chamakam. Its influence on your self has to be realized that cannot be explained in words. Give it a try!
Perhaps you have some form of trouble, ailment....reading the Sri Rudram and Chamakam will give you peace of mind as you are asking...rather boldly I must say...for Lord Shiva to grant your wishes. The reason you have thought of the Sri Rudram is directly attritbuted to your bhakti for Shiva since very many births...continue the bhakti with the Sri Rudram.

You repose your trust on Lord Shiva...why carry the luggage on your head when you can just lay it on the floor, and let the train carry it for you. You are virtually guaranteed protection by just putting forth the trust. The surrender ...Saranagati...is essentially taking refuge in Shiva in mind, body and soul. You acknowledge Shiva's powerful nature and his utter ferocity and you seek to appease him with beautiful words. Lord Shiva is easily pleased...it will work wonders. You will end up calming him, all his arrows are diverted from us and he will grant us his no questions asked blessings. Namakam is all praise for him, and then Chamakam is asking for what rightfully belongs to us.

Did you go and beg something from your parents? You ask for it. Have that same attitude and you will be given.
It is impossible to describe the power of Sri Rudram and Chamakam. Its influence on your self has to be realized that cannot be explained in words. Give it a try!
Perhaps you have some form of trouble, ailment....reading the Sri Rudram and Chamakam will give you peace of mind as you are asking...rather boldly I must say...for Lord Shiva to grant your wishes. The reason you have thought of the Sri Rudram is directly attritbuted to your bhakti for Shiva since very many births...continue the bhakti with the Sri Rudram.

You repose your trust on Lord Shiva...why carry the luggage on your head when you can just lay it on the floor, and let the train carry it for you. You are virtually guaranteed protection by just putting forth the trust. The surrender ...Saranagati...is essentially taking refuge in Shiva in mind, body and soul. You acknowledge Shiva's powerful nature and his utter ferocity and you seek to appease him with beautiful words. Lord Shiva is easily pleased...it will work wonders. You will end up calming him, all his arrows are diverted from us and he will grant us his no questions asked blessings. Namakam is all praise for him, and then Chamakam is asking for what rightfully belongs to us.

Did you go and beg something from your parents? You ask for it. Have that same attitude and you will be given.

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  • ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM FIRST ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM SECOND ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM THIRD ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM FOURTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM FIFTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM SIXTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM SEVENTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM EIGHTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM NINTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM TENTH ANUVAKA
  • NAMAKAM ELEVENTH ANUVAKA
  • END OF NAMAKAM
  • CHAMAKAM FIRST ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM SECOND ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM THIRD ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM FOURTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM FIFTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM SIXTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM SEVENTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM EIGHTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM NINTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM TENTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM ELEVENTH ANUVAKA
  • CHAMAKAM SHANTI PATHA
  • 2nd ANUVAKA
  • 3rd ANUVAKA
  • 4th ANUVAKA
  • Anuvaka
Maha Rudram repeated for eleven full days. My salutations to your bow and to your two hands. Mallikarjuna.wikipedia. getting rid of the enmity of powerful people. Throughout all of Vedic literature. etc. from his lap Narada. “Oh Rudra. a good wife.com http://shivabhakta. thy marvellous and awful form. Its influence on your self has to be realized that cannot be explained in words.for Lord Shiva to grant your wishes. fetal disorders.. Trishuli and other peaks. and nuts. Brahma created first four rishis called Sananda. Like all Vedic texts it is pleasing to the ear but confounding to the intellect. Having been pacified. averting difficult astrology and protection of one’s own son. blessings with good children. Following the Abishekam the deity is dried and anointed with sandalwood and kumkum and dressed festively. Him we worship. The sun and moon are your eyes. clouds. visiting of sacred places. This is called a kalasam and can be quite simple or elaborate depending on the event. Maha Rudra Yagna The yajna is a process that blends the repeated repetition of the Sri Rudram and Chamakam with various procedures to both calm and empower the force of Rudra in our lives. is a hymn devoted to lord Shiva. Sanatana and Sanal Kumara with a view to initiate the activities of creation. we who are unenlightened have stolen the immortal status of the Self and replaced it with our own limited conception of ego. Ordinary method where first Rudram is read and then Chamakam. Gusmeswar 2 3 4 TABLE OF CONTENTS (Click below) Introduction Benefits of reciting the Sri Rudram Background Birth of Rudra Key Mantras in Sri Rudram Description of Anuvaka Methods of Chanting Maha Rudra Yagna Sri Rudram with Meaning Sri Rudram (only Hymn) Where can I hear the hymn? 5 Benefits of reciting the Sri Rudram It is impossible to describe the power of Sri Rudram and Chamakam. The Eleventh Anuvaka brings out the long list of benedictions asked for in the odd divine number and even human numbering. and makes it as Jnana Yajna. The fifth and sixth Anuvakas are chanted for the expansion of one’s own assets. Rudra is described as the creator and worker of all kinds. “He who turns even once to me and takes refuge in me saying Lord I am yours. Rudra is asked to turn away his Ghora rupa (fierce appearance) and to please keep his and his followers’ weapons at bay. diabetics and leprosy. In the eleventh Anuvaka Rudra’s accomplishments are profusely praised and his benevolence is invoked with unconditional salutations. Rudram is divided into 11 sections called Anuvakas.. The Second Anuvaka prominence and leadership. in turn. the three Asura cities. 1 SRI RUDRAM By Shiva Bhakta1 shivabhakta @ gmail. victory against enemies. You acknowledge Shiva's powerful nature and his utter ferocity and you seek to appease him with beautiful words. bondage in ignorance and the release of moksha). Rudra is prayed to as one who pervades the earth and as the green foliage and heritage of medicinal herbs. A puja is an offering of various items such as water. and Homam. All of creation is a manifestation of three forces. Tarakund. avoidance of a miscarriage and easy childbirth. service to Divinity and humanity and a condition where the world wants him and he 12 wants the world for upliftment. “Om namah Shivaya” Also found is the great mrytunjaya mantra. infinite in power. But he who enjoys their gifts without offering to them is merely a thief. sons. one supporting and feeding the other.blogspot. It begins with an introductory sloka and puja for Ganesha who is always worshipped first in every ritual. Arjuna is shown the universal form of Krishna as Lord of the Universe. Each part has eleven sections. In the fourth Anuvaka. with many arms. common sense. Rudram and Chamakam are exclusively intended for three main classes of persons. Ramanatha. the self of all. There are five methods of chanting Rudra viz. Rudra ekadasini. and soul. progeny. You will end up calming him. It also involves higher spiritual elevations. the pujas that offers light to the deity. i. In the very first line he says. This Anuvaka is chanted for the increase of intelligence. demons. This Anuvaka is chanted for obtaining gold. all his arrows are diverted from us and he will grant us his no questions asked blessings. creation. the three-eyed Rudra. mind. The temple site provides splendid views of Hathi Parvat. Sanaka. He is the cause of both the significant and minor. where after chanting Rudram. the verses in praise and salutation of Lord Parameswara alias Sri Rudran. are the holy kunds situated nearby. absence of fear from all living beings. This Anuvaka is chanted for blessings of one’s progeny. Sri Rudram comprises of two parts.it will work wonders. As easily as a ripe berry falls from its stalk. middle. Key Mantras in Sri Rudram There are several mantras found in Sri Rudram that are used to bring great peace and enlightenment. Foremost among the mantras contained in Rudram is the Panchakshari Mantra. These three are Sakama and these goals ultimately leads to the fourth goal. wealth. The first part known as Namakam (because of the repeated use of word “Namo” in it) is found in the Krishna Yajurveda. Taittariya Samhita or Taithireeya Samhita in the fourth chapter. Generally the homam uses relatively short introductory slokas and then large numbers of repetitions of the mantras (typically the moola mantra or gayatri). the god of fire (and incidentally one of the 11 forms of Rudra) who will consume and deliver the offerings of ghee. Chandrakund. This is normally performed by 121 members chanting Sri Rudram eleven times everyday for eleven days continuously. Kedarnath. Anusuya Devi temple is located on the trek to Rudranath involving an additional trek of 3 km. sumptuous rainfall. education. First the priest purifies HIS implements and the fire area with water and sacred kusha grass. It is the duty of the deity.. Tryambaka. Repeating "Maha Rudram" eleven times is called "Athi Rudram". longevity and obtaining liberation. The second part known as Chamakam (because of repeated use of word “Chame”) is found in the seventh chapter.” In a moment. salutations to that glorious and great God.rather boldly I must say. protection from famine. By watering the tree at the base of the trunk all the parts of the tree including branches. 10 “Namaste astu bhavagan vishvesvaraya mahadevaya triyambakaya triupurantakaya trikal Agni kalaya kalagni Rudraya nilakanthaya mrutyunjayaya sarveshvaraya sadashivaya sriman mahadevaya Namah” “Let my salutations be to that great God who is the Lord of the universe. When Brahma was deep in prayer requesting for a son similar to him.. The scenic beauty and the spiritual piousness of the place make it scenically beautiful as well as enchanting. This Anuvaka is chanted for the cure of tuberculosis. Since he was crying (rudha). from his right Thumb Daksha. 3. O high souled Being. In the fourth Anuvaka. That son started crying and Brahma told him not to cry-“Maa Ruda”The child wanted a name. to cure diseases. The fifth and sixth Anuvakas are chanted for the expansion of one’s own assets. Aarti is a briefer form of the puja in which the offering is the light from burning camphor or ghee lamps along with the signing of appropriate slokas of only a few minutes in length. rains. Laghu Rudram. This Anuvaka is chanted for blessings of one’s progeny. freedom from fear. who is Rudra the fire that consumes the universe. Some of them are: 1. Having been pacified. to war among men. In the Anuvaakas two to nine the all pervading (Sarvesvaratva). obtain leadership and divine benevolence. and destruction is Rudra. blessings and the absolution of sins. fetal disorders. flowers. diabetics and leprosy. cure of diseases.Saranagati.. clothes. (11x11x11x11 = 14641 times) The powers and benefit of such an enviable task of participating and performing an "Athi Rudram" is beyond verbal description and it would suffice 14 to sum it up that in our life span one should be lucky to see and participate in a AthiRudram. Repeating this Rudra ekadasini eleven times is called a "Laghu Rudram" (11 x 11 = 121 times). saffron. absolution from evils stars and bad karma. storms and its various forms are described. and destruction. whose throat is blue. wealth. and protect cows. each chanting eleven times. fruit. Throughout all of the Vedic tradition. the rituals being performed and the desired results. He is described as the source of the different worlds. a long and peaceful and happy old age. water. lists out the blessings that can be got by prayer to Rudra. obtain leadership and divine benevolence. In the first Anuvaka. what can we do about it? In the Vedic tradition. The female aspect was called Rudrani and she also divided herself into eleven parts and became consort to the eleven Rudras. leaves. Shrutis (Vedas) and its essence in Vedanta. 1. education. Who are afflicted with troubles and miseries Seekers of knowledge for pleasures of earth and heaven and for riches.. The homam or fire ceremony is the most elaborate and time consuming of the rituals. Ahirbudhnyan. incense. First. the three worlds are trembling. This is my steadfast vow. removal of fear. In this vision he sees not only the calm but the fierce and destructive as well. blessings for a son with the stature of Rudra. ghee. present and future. In the sixth Anuvaka Rudra is identified with time (Kalarupa). the Lord of all. Rudram both acknowledges the fierce nature of Rudra and asks for Him to show only the peaceful. blessings for a 11 son with the stature of Rudra. a baby deep blue in colour came on to his lap. Krishna relents and changes back into HIS less frightening aspect. In Sanskrit “rishi” means enlightened seer and this hymn is simply a record of what he saw. Then the homa fire is lit. Having seen this. a Kalasa puja is performed in honor of the seven rivers of India and to invoke the god Varuna to bless and purify the water. present and future. The fourth assures of courtesy. turmeric. And as Rama says to Vibhishana (Ravana’s good brother in the conflict of the Ramayana). peaceful and fierce. from monsters.com (From Bottom Left) Somantha. but which through the rain is the source of peace and plenty. Ekaath. also known as Rudraprasna. fulfillment of all material desires and the destruction of enemies. restoring us to our natural status of enlightenment. cure of diseases. all the deities have two seemingly contradictory manifestations. the highest form of mediation (Nishkaama) which leads to liberation. of tigers.” “This space between heaven and earth and all the quarters are filled with Thee alone. victory against enemies. milk. sesame oil. The pujas will include the usual offerings of fruit and flowers. He is described as the source of the different worlds. for the fulfilment of one’s desires. He is Sarvatma. NAMAKAM ANUVAKA EXPLAINED – different perspective In the first Anuvaka prayer is made to keep fit in the human being his vitalities internal and sensory organs and mind hale and healthy.. the enhancement of longevity. The Mukhor face of Lord Shiva os worshipped as Neelkanth Mahadev here. averting difficult astrology and protection of one’s own son The Seventh lists the various instruments necessary for some and sacrifices in the “Homa Kunda”. He is seen as ever present in holy rivers and He who can absolve all sins. and 27 to 108 mantras (names) of the deity. verses that form the central portion of Krishna Yajur vedam is considered very auspicious and effective in invoking the blessings of the Supreme Lord. capability to face trying circumstances. Reciting Namakam and Chamakam is essential to absolute of all sins. In the tenth Anuvaka Rudra is again asked to shed his fury and shower benevolence by displaying Pinaka bow without arrows and to gracefully appear with tiger skin on body with pleasing countenance ready to shower boons upon devotees. Naganatha. the site of offerings to the fire God with Svahakara. save me! I protect him from dangers from all quarters. “Tryambakam yajamahe Sugandhim pushtivardhanam Urvarurkamiva bhandhanamMrityor mukshiya mamirtate. a selection of slokas. possession of wealth. Repeating this Laghu Rudram eleven times is called "Maha Rudram" (11x11x11 = 1331 times). This Anuvaka is chanted for the destruction of enemies.[1][1] . the reason it is being performed. the deities all have their fierce aspects and the Abishekam is intended to soothe and pacify them. and let me not turn away from immortality and enlightenment. 2. In the same way by worshipping shiva all his related Devas will be pleased and one will get both the earthly and heavenly benefits including liberation. They were Ajan. to cure diseases. This Anuvaka is chanted for the increase of intelligence..continue the bhakti with the Sri Rudram. Easana and Tribhuvana. It is also chanted as a shield (kavaca) for virulent fever. Chanting Sri Rudram at a stretch eleven times over with one chapter of Chamakam every time in between is known as "One Rudra Ekadasini" (11 times). The entire process will take about 4 to 5 hours daily. Bhimashankar. So a typical mantra will be repeated 108 or 1008 times each time with the offerings into the fire. fruit. But all the four preferred to be ascetics and never bothered to reproduce.In the ninth Anuvaka the strength and power his inner circle team is celebrated because they illumine the gods and the world and control the forces of the universe. 3. cosy and comfort. 7 In Chapter 11 of the Bhagavad-Gita.” “He who has divine fragrance. In the eleventh Anuvaka Rudra’s accomplishments are profusely praised and benevolence is invoked with unconditional salutations. body and soul. Vaidhyanatheswar. absence from dangers and fears. for absence from untimely fear of death. This surrender by the devotee is called Sharanagati. Another route 13 km from Gopeshwar to Mandal then trek 6 km to reach Anusuya Devi. having the vision of Bhairava (Shiva in most fearful aspect).” “Through yajna you nourish and sustain the gods and those gods will. Thus makes him big to get the major obtainers of Havis among all Gods and his special honour and supremacy. The offerings are primarily liquid or mixed with water... removal of fear.. Then the names and nakshatra (vedic constellation) of each sponsoring individual is read along with slokas that detail the time and place of the yagya. And in turn it is Rudra who will come and steal our ignorance from us. Puja or aarti. continuing this practice with out interruption daily all worries sorrows will be removed in the entire area. from his mind the Sanaka and from his left thumb one daughter called Veeraani. Lord Shiva is easily pleased. thieves.. The arrangement of vessels used in the ritual always includes a curved pot full of water on which a coconut is placed surrounded by mango leaves or the equivalent. Give it a try! Perhaps you have some form of trouble. This Anuvaka is chanted for the destruction of enemies and possession of ones own kingdom (lands). “Having created men along with yagya. blessings with good children. In the third Anuvaka Rudra is described as the Lord of thieves who exists in everything (a thief who will help us fix our duality). cows. and let the train carry it for you. lands. and then Chamakam is asking for what rightfully belongs to us. the ever auspicious one. From Brahma’s anger was born the Rudra. This Anuvaka is also chanted for the cure of diseases. Rudra is the fierce aspect and Shiva the calm aspect of the deity most often referred to as Shiva. If the waters are left uncleaned for a few days again fungi will invade and impurities set in hence Chanting of Rudradhyayam is insisted. fitness of the body and the best food for the body. This forms the best Vedic prayer.. the omnipotent (Sarvantaryamitva) qualities of Rudra are described. fruits. Omkareshwar.” The performance of these rituals takes three forms. The surrender . destruction at the time of Pralaya. devils. the devotee who turns to God is guaranteed protection. In this context. In this context. Nanda Devi. The tenth invokes all the biological species to co-operate in his daily wealth and also for the sacrificial fire. and acquiring knowledge of past. Shrutis (Vedas) and its essence in Vedanta. This Anuvaka is chanted for the destruction of enemies and possession of ones own kingdom (lands). rains. worldly splendour and enjoyments. Twashta. where Maha Rudram is chanted eleven times Everyone is well aware of the greatness of Sri Rudram. storms and its various forms are described. In the tenth Anuvaka Rudra is again asked to shed his fury and shower benevolence by his displaying his Pinaka bow without arrows and to gracefully appear with his tiger skin on his body with pleasing countenance ready to shower boons upon his devotees. or end. My salutations to your anger and to your arrows. The fifth asks for the Nava ratnas. The reading or chanting of Rudra is said to be complete only when chamakam also is chanted. The child cried another seven times asking for names and another seven Rudras were formed. The whole universe is heated up with your radiance. So Sri Rudram is both recognition and praise for the vital place Rudra holds in creation. obtain food.. In the case of our Maharudram yagya. a good wife. The sixth emphasizes the importance of Indra as a co-sharer in the offerings to the other Gods. Brahma commanded him to divide and disappeared. Aparajitha. This anger escaped from his eyebrows and took the form of Rudra. preservation of it.” Throughout the Rudram. To that God who is the Dandhya time when the three sacred fires are lit. Namakam is all praise for him. By yajna you will prosper and its performance will bring forth the fulfillment of your desires. the seer takes refuge in Rudra while acknowledging his power and fierceness. The reason you have thought of the Sri Rudram is directly attritbuted to your bhakti for Shiva since very many births. This Anuvaka is chanted for possession of wealth. longevity and obtaining liberation.” The mantra most often used for aarti. Spiritual elevation. Then the pujas are performed.e. where Laghu Rudram is chanted eleven times 5. where Rudra ekadasinis is chanted eleven times 4. In the second Anuvaka. Those who want to go through the meaning may please read Sanskrit phrases and English transliteration here. The creation force is Brahma. The ninth is the prime prayer consists of all the contents of four Vedas. Rudra is described as the creator and worker of all kinds. improvement of health. While Namakam is a prayer to Rudra to forget about his avenging fierce. 2. Vishwanatha. In the ninth Anuvaka the strength and power of attendant is celebrated because they illumine the Gods and the world and control the forces of the universe. It is one of the most sacred and powerful Vedic hymns and is recited in poojas and homam by Vedic pundits for all round benefits. In the seventh Anuvaka his all-pervading presence in waters. Hara. Just as the fungi in the water is removed by daily cleansing and thus the waters are kept clean and pure. blessings and the absolution of sins. In the same way. Rudra divided himself into Rudra the male part as well as Rudhrani the female part. and protect cows. 16 Sri Rudram (with Meaning) 1st. They include the following. the deities being worshipped. Then Brahma got so angry that the anger was sufficient to burn all the three worlds. 15 Then the yagya itself begins. . possession of wealth. freedom from fear. comprehensive and full of music metres. Verses 10 through 13 of Chapter three in the Bhagavad-Gita contain a clear reference to this. for the fulfilment of ones desires. And in turn it is Rudra who will come and steal our ignorance from us. Rudra. preservation is Vishnu. By sustaining one another. Rudra’s form was half woman and half man.. improvement of health. the individual and the gods exist in a cooperative manner.” Description of each Anuvaka NAMAKAM ANUVAKA EXPLAINED In the first Anuvaaka the prayer to Rudra Bhagan is given. for absence from untimely fear of death. obtain food. Rudra is asked to turn away his Ghora rupa (fierce appearance) and to please keep his and his follower’s weapons at bay. He is Sarvatma.org/wiki/Panch_Kedar The shrine is 23 km from Gopeshwar at 2286 m. the enhancement of longevity. He is seen as ever present in holy rivers and He who can absolve all sins. lands.. He is asked to loosen the bonds of samsara (illusion).reading the Sri Rudram and Chamakam will give you peace of mind as you are asking. 8 Birth of Rudra There are also several stories about the birth of Rudra. Suryakund. It is also chanted as a shield (kavaca) for virulent fever. Rudra is requested to destroy the sins of those for whom it is being chanted This first Anuvaka is chanted to destroy all sins. release me from death. the burning fire your face. etc. In the seventh Anuvaka all pervading presence in waters. purification herbs. a job. He is asked to loosen the bonds of samsara (illusion). Following sankalpam. visiting of sacred places. preservation. flowers. Imagine for a moment that you are a rishi and wish to record your vision of this force of nature. clouds. fruits etc are strengthened. sandal wood. Rudra is associated with the dramatic fierceness of the thunderstorm and lightening which strikes at men and cattle. 6 Introduction and Explanation Background Srirudram. “I see thee without beginning. the self of all. and incense along with the repetition of some slokas and from 27 to 1008 names of the deity being worshipped. again after chanting Rudram the second anuvaaka of Chamakam is chanted and so on till the eleventh chanting of Rudram followed by eleventh anuvaaka of Chamakam. In the second Anuvaka. Chamakam on the other hand lists out the blessings to be got from a prayer to Rudra and prays Him to regulate and bless our life for a moment forgetting his anger. destruction at the time of Pralaya. getting kingdom (getting Job) and possession of intelligence The third develops innate urge of God and meditative flights and spiritual ecstasy. sustain you. and the blessings of a son who will be devoted to Lord Shiva. buttermilk. thieves.is essentially taking refuge in Shiva in mind. This Anuvaka is chanted for obtaining gold. This Anuvaka is chanted for the destruction of enemies. avoidance of a miscarriage and easy childbirth. Thus Rudram and Chamakam leads one from Sakama to Nishkaama. the great God who has three eyes and who destroys Tripura. Mahakaleshar. In the Rig Veda. clothes. Have that same attitude and you will be given.. intellectual acumen. cows. as always to Ganesha the remover of obstacles and then to each of the deities being worshipped in turn. and the blessings of a son who will be devoted to Lord Shiva. 9 Sri Rudra from Sri Rudranath Temple http://en. As mentioned before. but once you dive into the meaning the problems arise! In some ways it helps to start with the understanding that these Vedic verses are the cognition of an ancient Rishi. getting kingdom (getting Job) and possession of intelligence. Abishekam. progeny. With each mantra the various ingredients are offered into the fire. In the eighth Anuvaka Rudra is described as He who illumines other Gods and confers powers on them. Then he offers coins as dakshina to the eight directions and their deities. In the first Anuvaka. from monsters. Maha Rudram. absolution from evils stars and bad karma.” Rudra is always known to be easily pleased and through the praise contained in Sri Rudram the fierce Rudra is calmed and becomes ready to grant us every conceivable blessing as requested in the Chamakam hymn. 121 members usually perform "Maha Rudram". Rudra is requested to destroy the sins of those for whom it is being chanted. Arjuna says. Athi Rudram. the first anuvaaka of Chamakam is chanted. bondage in ignorance and the release or moksha). fearful and horrendous form and turn himself into a peaceful form and do good to us. This Anuvaka is also chanted for the cure of diseases. having the 13 vision of Bhairava (Shiva in his most fearful aspect). getting rid of the enmity of powerful people. a job.. You repose your trust on Lord Shiva. In the eighth Anuvaka Rudra is described as He who illumines other Gods and confers powers on them. family protection. one for each of the deities for whom the yagya is being offered. the gods will bestow on you the enjoyments you desire. fulfilment of all material desires and the destruction of enemies. absence of fear from all living beings. restoring us to our natural status of enlightenment.” “Nourished by the sacrifice. Tryambakeshwar. Devi Anusuya is revered as the Goddedd who blesses her devotees in their difficulties. By regularly conducting Sandhyavandana followed by the recitation of Namakam and Chamakam all the evil manifestations in the neighbourhood and in the village premises will be driven of. and acquiring knowledge of past. taking complete refuge in God in body. absence from dangers and fears. The melody and rhythm are unique and comfortable from the first listening. In the fifth Anuvaka Rudra’s existence in running waters is praised and his five activities are described (creation of the universe. How all encompassing the force of destruction is and varied are the ways in which it manifests in everything from thunder in nature. ailment. the Lord of Creation (Prajapati) said. of tigers. he was called Rudra. You are virtually guaranteed protection by just putting forth the trust. This Anuvaka is chanted for the cure of tuberculosis. devils. This section is called the Sankalpam.jyotirlinga. This male part further got divided in to eleven parts. the omniscient (Sarvatmaka). In the sixth Anuvaka Rudra is identified with time (Kalarupa). This first Anuvaka is chanted to destroy all sins. yogurt. And at the same time there are more desirable and gentle forms of “destruction” as the old makes way for the new and the depth of ignorance gives way to the freedom and happiness of enlightenment. Methods of Chanting Rudra The Chamakam. Sambhu. preservation of it. who has conquered death. demons. the precious stones and all the animals to sub-serve his interest and the qualified materials best in their form for his rituals. sumptuous rainfall.com http://www. This is not only very popular but also highly sonorous. who makes men powerful and full of plenty. In the third Anuvaka Rudra is described as the Lord of thieves who exists in everything. we who are unenlightened have stolen the immortal status of the Self and replaced it with our own limited conception of ego. Then he makes offerings to Agni. sandalwood. sons. family protection. Did you go and beg something from your parents? You ask for it. you will attain the highest good. each day the 11 priests will chant Rudram 10 times from start to finish and then perform Rudra Homam with offerings being placed into the fire at the conclusion of every 2 line section. Chanting of Sri Rudram.why carry the luggage on your head when you can just lay it on the floor. rice. It is also known as Satha Rudreeyam or Rudra Prasnam. He is the cause of both the significant and minor. Nanda Ghunti. This Anuvaka is chanted for possession of wealth. Rudra is prayed to as one who pervades the earth and as the green foliage and heritage of medicinal herbs. light. protection from famine. In the fifth Anuvaka Rudra’s existence in running waters is praised and five activities are described (creation of the universe. Particularly today we see so much seemingly senseless destruction around us that it becomes completely bewildering! How can we account for that apparent contradiction? And even if we understand it

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