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Contents
Introduction ................................................................................................................................................... 4
The Krishna Yajur Veda ............................................................................................................................... 5
The Structure................................................................................................................................................. 8
Srirudram .................................................................................................................................................. 8
Vandana ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
Rudra Nyasa ................................................................................................................................................ 10
Rudra Dhyanam .......................................................................................................................................... 13
Rudra Chamakam Verse 3 .......................................................................................................................... 15
Namakam .................................................................................................................................................... 17
Anuvaka 1 ............................................................................................................................................... 18
Anuvaka 2 ............................................................................................................................................... 22
Anuvaka 3 ............................................................................................................................................... 25
Anuvaka 4 ............................................................................................................................................... 28
Anuvaka 5 ............................................................................................................................................... 30
Anuvaka 6 ............................................................................................................................................... 32
Anuvaka 7 ............................................................................................................................................... 35
Anuvaka 8 ............................................................................................................................................... 37
Anuvaka 9 ............................................................................................................................................... 39
Anuvaka 10 ............................................................................................................................................. 42
Anuvaka 11 ............................................................................................................................................. 45
Anuvaka Conclusion ............................................................................................................................... 47
Chamakam .................................................................................................................................................. 49
Anuvaka 1 ............................................................................................................................................... 50
Anuvaka 2 ............................................................................................................................................... 52
Anuvaka 3 ............................................................................................................................................... 54
Anuvaka 4 ............................................................................................................................................... 56
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Anuvaka 5 ............................................................................................................................................... 58
Anuvaka 6 ............................................................................................................................................... 60
Anuvaka 7 ............................................................................................................................................... 62
Anuvaka 8 ............................................................................................................................................... 64
Anuvaka 9 ............................................................................................................................................... 65
Anuvaka 10 ............................................................................................................................................. 67
Anuvaka 11 ............................................................................................................................................. 69
Anuvaka Conclusion ............................................................................................................................... 71
Kshama Prarthana ....................................................................................................................................... 72

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Introduction
Shiva Jnane Jiva Seva
Mantra given to Swami Vivekananda by Ramakrishna Paramhamsa

Maha Shiva Ratri is round the corner. March 9th 2013 4 PM Central Standard Time to March 10th 2013 4
PM Central Standard Time (approx.) is Magha Krishna Chaturdasi Tithi. I am going to celebrate this day
with my friends doing a Rudrabhishekam and Srirudram. Many friends have asked me to write about
what they can do to observe this day. I thought it best to write an article on how they could celebrate
Maha Shiva Ratri.
First of all Shiva is Atma swarupa, Sadchidananda. He is the soul in all beings and is ever delightful.
Thus, that day one should do what the soul pleases or do something that pleases or touches the soul of
others.
There ofcourse is the ritualistic Rudrabhishekham which is done by chanting Srirudram - Rudra Dhyana,
Namakam and Chamakam.
This can be used a booklet for chanting Rudra Nyasa, Rudra Dhyanam, Namakam, Chamakam, Kshama
Prarthana.
I wanted to write a commentary of Srirudram but I unfortunately dont have time to do so.
Since I did not have time to write a commentary, I have put pictures in most places which will help me
explain this during the Maha Shiva Ratri tomorrow evening.
Namashivaya!

Wish you and your loved ones a very Auspicious Maha Shiva Ratri.

March 8, 2013
18:00 hrs
Chicago, IL

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The Krishna Yajur Veda

Veda Vyasa (also known as Krishna Dwaipayana) gave the knowledge of Jaya (known today as
Mahabharata) to his humble pupil Vaishampayana. It was this dsiciple of Vyasa, Vaishampayana who for
the first time ever narrated Mahabharata to Janamejaya, the great-grandson of Arjuna, the best friend of
the 8th Avatara of Vishnu, Sri Krishna.
As years progressed, Vaisampayana became a renowned Guru and accepted many able students. The
illustrious Yjavalkya of of Mithila and the son of Devarta became one of the favorite students of sage
Vaisampayana.
Vaisampayana soon started imparting the knowledge of Yajur Veda to his students. However,
disagreement between him and his pupil began at that point of time. Yjavalkya insisted that the later
additions to Yajur Veda be removed to maintain its purity. He also showed his supremacy in not only
knowing the verses of the complete Yajur Veda but also its essence.
One must note that the first step in those days was always to memorize the verses and only when found
suitable, would the secret behind those verses be taught to the student by the Guru.
Vaisampayana was frustrated with the pride of Yjavalkya but he knew that Yjavalkya had indeed
grasped the inner meaning of Yajur Veda.

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He thus ordered his pupil Yjavalkya to give back all the knowledge of Yajurveda that he had taught
him in a digested form. Guru's words were God's words and Yjavalkya didn't hesitate a moment.
Yjavalkya immediately vomited all the knowledge that he acquired from his teacher in form of digested
food. As soon as the other disciples of Vaisampayana saw this happening, they did not waste a single
moment as well. All of them immediately took the form of partridge birds and consumed the digested
knowledge.
This is a metaphor to indicate that the essence of Yajur Veda in its simplest form which was spoken by
Yjavalkya was immediately documented by the other students present since it was priceless.
The Saskt name for partridge is "Tittiri". As the Tittiri birds ate this Veda, it is thenceforth called the
Taittirya Yajurveda. It is also known as Ka Yajurveda or Black-Yajurveda on account of it being a
vomited substance. The Taittirya Sahit thus belongs to this Yajurveda.
Taittirya sahit became the most prominent part of this Yajur Veda, also called Black or Krishna Yajur
Veda. Some say that a sage Tittiri, a pupil of Yaska and an authority according to Panini composed the
final version of this text. He could have been one of those sages/students who could have documented
Yjavalkya's words.
Nevertheless, whether it was Veda Vyasa, Vaisampayana, Yjavalkya, Yaska or Tittiri, humanity is
thankful to have the priceless wealth called Taittirya Sahit since it has immense precious gems hidden
in it.
Swami Dayananda Saraswati writes "Among the various Vedic hymns, recited daily by a vaidika, the
Shata Rudrya occupies the prime place. Popularly known as Sri Rudram, this hymn of praise of, and
prayer to the Lord is a part of the Krishna Yajur Veda. Perhaps this hymn is the source of inspiration for
the namavalis consisting of one thousand and eight names revealing and praising the Lord invoked in a
certain form."
Srirudram which is part of Taittirya Sahit is also priceless because it gives humanity the Panchakshari
in the following verses.


namaambhave ca mayobhaveca

nama akarya ca mayaskarya ca
 
nama ivya ca ivatarya ca

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~ Srirudram section of Anuvaka 8 (part of Krishna Yajur Veda, TS)


For the first time, we are introduced to "  " (nama ivya) in the Vedas in Srirudram.
The word "Siva" features twice, once in Anuvaka 2 and the other time in the above Anuvaka 8 and both
the places becomes most popular mantras chanted by everyone who wishes to go closer to Shiva.
   
namaste astu bhagavan-vivevarya mahdevya tryambakya
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nlakahya mtyujayya sarvevarya
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sadivya rman-mahdevya nama ||
~ Srirudram, Anuvaka 2 (Krishna Yajur Veda Source)

Namashivaya!

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The Structure
Srirudram
Sri Rudram (Sanskrit / %& ), to which the Chamakam ( ) is added by scriptural tradition, is a
Hindu stotra, hymn dedicated to Rudra (an epithet of Shiva), taken from the Yajurveda (TS 4.5, 4.7). Shri
Rudram is also known as Sri Rudraprasna, Shatarudraya, and Rudradhyaya.
The text is also famous for its mention of the Shaivite Panchakshara ("five-syllable") mantra (Sanskrit:
Namashivaya), which appears in the text of the Shaatarudraya in the eighth anuvaka. The text also
contains the mantra Aum Namo Bhagavathe Rudraya. Through the chanting of Sri Rudram, Lord Siva's
various attributes and aspects are invoked and worshipped. Chanting the Rudram is considered to be of
great benefit. The Rudram chanting can be done with or without the accompaniment of a Vedic yagna
ritual. When accompanied with the Vedic fire ritual, it is called the Rudra Yagnam.
Sri Rudram is in two parts. The first part, chapter 16 [Tattitreya Samhita 4.5] of the Yajurveda, is known
as Namakam because of the repeated use of the word "Namo" in it. The second part, chapter 18
[Tattitreya Samhita 4.7] of the Yajurveda, is known as Chamakam because of the repeated use of the
words "Chame".
Namakam and Chamakam are divided into 11 sections called Anuvakas. Apart from being a hymn
devoted Lord Shiva; Srirudram also contains many hidden secrets in coded format. For example the
verses contain coded instructions for preparing various Ayurveda medicines.
Chamakam Namakam caiva purusa suktam tathaiva ca |
Nityam trayam prayunjano Brahmaloke mahiyate ||
He who ever recite s Namakam and Chamakam along with Purusa suktam daily will be honored in
Brahmaloka.

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Vandana

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o
ganm tv gaapatig havmahe kavi kavnmupamaravastamam |
jyeharja brahma brahmaaspada na vanntibhissda sdanam ||
mahgaapataye nama ||

We call thee, Lord and Leader of the heavenly hosts, the wise among the wise, the famousest of all,
The King supreme of prayers, O Brahmaaspati: hear us with help; sit down in place of sacrifice.
~ Rk Veda, Book 2, Hymn 23, Verse 1

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Rudra Nyasa

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mahdevyeti klakam |

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nirha paubandhtmane kavacya hum |

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bhrbhuvassuvaromiti digbandha ||

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Rudra Dhyanam

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dhyye-dpsita-siddhaye dhruvapada viprobhiice-ccivam ||
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brahma vyptadeh bhasita himaruc bhsamn bhujagai

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kahe kl kapard kalita-aikal-caa kodaa hast |

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rudr rrudraskta-prakaitavibhav na prayaccantu saukhyam ||

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Rudra Chamakam Verse 3

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a ca me mayaca me priya ca menukmaca me

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kmaca me saumanasaca mebhadra ca me reyaca me

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vasyaca me yaaca me bhagaca me dravia ca me

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yant ca me dhart ca me kemaca me dhtica me

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viva ca me mahaca me savicca metra ca me

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sca me prasca me sra ca me layaca ma ta ca me

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mta ca meyakma ca menmayacca me jvtuca me

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drghyutva ca menamitra camebhaya ca me suga ca me

ayana ca me s ca me sudina ca me || 3 ||

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Namakam

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caturtha vaivadeva kam pacama praphaka

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|| o namo bhagavate rudrya ||

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Anuvaka 1
In the first Anuvaka, Rudra is asked to turn away his Ghora rupa (fierce appearance) and to please keep
his and his followers weapons at bay. Having been pacified, Rudra is requested to destroy the sins of
those for whom it is being chanted. This first Anuvaka is chanted to destroy all sins, obtain leadership and
divine benevolence, protection from famine, freedom from fear, obtain food, and protect cows, for
absence from untimely fear of death, of tigers, thieves, from monsters, devils, demons. It is also chanted
as a shield (kavaca) for virulent fever, to cure diseases, fetal disorders, absolution from evils stars and bad
karma, for the fulfillment of ones desires, sumptuous rainfall, family protection, blessings with good
children, fulfillment of all material desires and the destruction of enemies.

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y ta iu ivatam iva babhva te dhanu |

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iv aravy y tava tay no rudra maya |

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ahg-ca sarvjambhayantsarvca ytudhnya |

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asau yastmro arua uta babhru sumagaa |

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avatatya dhanustvag sahasrkaateudhe |

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nirya alyn mukh ivo na suman bhava |

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atho ya iudhistavre asmannidhehi tam || 1 ||


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Anuvaka 2
In the second Anuvaka, Rudra is prayed to as one who pervades the earth and as the green foliage and
heritage of medicinal herbs. He is asked to loosen the bonds of samsara (illusion). This Anuvaka is
chanted for the destruction of enemies, possession of wealth, getting kingdom (getting Job) and
possession of intelligence.

   
namaste astu bhagavan-vivevarya mahdevya tryambakya

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tripurntakya trikgniklya klgnirudrya
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nlakahya mtyujayya sarvevarya

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sadivya rman-mahdevya nama ||

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namo hiraya bhave sennye di ca pataye namo namo

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babhluya vivydhinennn pataye namo namo

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rudrytatvineketr pataye namo


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nama styhantyya vann pataye namo namo

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rohityasthapataye vk pataye namo namo

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mantrie vijya kak pataye namo namo

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bhuvantaye vrivaskt-yauadhn pataye namo nama

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ktsnavtya dhvate sattvan pataye nama || 2 ||

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Anuvaka 3
In the third Anuvaka Rudra is described as the Lord of thieves who exists in everything. He is Sarvatma;
the self of all. In this context, we who are unenlightened have stolen the immortal status of the Self and
replaced it with our own limited conception of ego. And in turn it is Rudra who will come and steal our
ignorance from us, restoring us to our natural status of enlightenment. This Anuvaka is also chanted for
the cure of diseases.


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nama sahamnya nivydhina vydhinn


pataye namo nama

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kakubhya niagiestenn pataye namo namo

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niagia iudhimate taskar pataye namo namo

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vacate parivacate styn pataye namo namo

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nicerave paricaryrayn patayenamo nama

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skvibhyo jighgsadbhyo muat pataye namo namo

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asimadbhyonaktacaradbhya prakntn pataye namo nama

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uine giricarya kulucn pataye namo nama

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iumadbhyo dhanvvibhyaca vo namo nama

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tan-vnebhya pratidadhnebhyaca vo namo nama

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yacchadbhyo visjad-bhyaca vo namonamo

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assadbhyo vidyad-bhyaca vo namo nama

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snebhya aynebhyaca vo namonama

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stihadbhyo dhvad-bhyaca vo namonama

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sabhbhya sabhpatibhyaca vo namo namo

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avebhyovapatibhyaca vonama || 3 ||

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Anuvaka 4
In the fourth Anuvaka, Rudra is described as the creator and worker of all kinds. He is the cause of both
the significant and minor. This Anuvaka is chanted for the cure of tuberculosis, diabetics and leprosy.

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nama vydhinbhyo vividhyantbhyaca vo namo nama

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ugabhyastga-hatbhyacavo namo namo

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gtsebhyo gtsapatibhyaca vo namo namo

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vrtebhyo vrtapatibhyacavo namo namo

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gaebhyo gaapatibhyaca vo namo namo

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virpebhyo vivarpebhyacavo namo namo

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mahadbhya, kullakebhyaca vo namo namo

hKK K
rathibhyoarathebhyacavo namo namo rathebhyo

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rathapatibhyaca vo namo nama

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senbhya sennibhyacavo namo nama,

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stakabhyo rathakrebhyaca vo namo nama

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kullebhya karmrebhyaca vo namo nama

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pujiebhyo nidebhyaca vo namo nama


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iukdbhyo dhanvakd-bhyaca vo namo namo

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mgayubhya vanibhyaca vo namo nama

K 3K
vabhya vapatibhyaca vo nama || 4 ||

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Anuvaka 5
In the fifth Anuvaka Rudras existence in running waters is praised and his five activities are described
(creation of the universe, preservation of it, destruction at the time of Pralaya, bondage in ignorance and
the release of moksha).

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namo nlagrvya ca itikahya ca

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nama kapardhine ca vyuptakeya ca

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nama sahasrkya caatadhanvane ca

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namo giriya ca ipiviya ca

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namo mhuamya ceumate canamo hrasvya ca vmanya ca


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namo bhate ca varyase ca

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namo vddhya casavdhvane ca

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namo agriyya ca prathamya ca nama ave cjirya ca

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nama ghriyya ca bhyya ca

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nama rmyya cvasvanyya ca

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nama strotasyya cadvpyya ca || 5 ||

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Anuvaka 6
In the sixth Anuvaka Rudra is identified with time (Kalarupa). He is described as the source of the
different worlds, Shrutis (Vedas) and its essence in Vedanta. The fifth and sixth Anuvakas are chanted for
the expansion of ones own assets, victory against enemies, blessings for a son with the stature of Rudra,
avoidance of a miscarriage and easy childbirth, averting difficult astrology and protection of ones own
son.

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namo jyehya ca kanihya ca


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nama prvajya cparajya ca

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namo madhyamya cpagalbhya ca

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namo jaghanyya ca budhniyya ca

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nama sobhyya ca pratisaryya ca

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namo ymyya ca kemyya ca

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nama urvaryya ca khalyya ca

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nama lokyya cavasnyya ca

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namo vanyya ca kakyya ca

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nama ravya ca pratiravya ca




nama ueya curathya ca

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nama rya cvabhindate ca

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namo varmie ca vardhine ca

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namo bilmine ca kavacine ca

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nama rutya ca rutasenya ca || 6 ||

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Anuvaka 7
In the seventh Anuvaka his all-pervading presence in waters, rains, clouds, storms and its various forms
are described. This Anuvaka is chanted for the increase of intelligence, improvement of health, wealth,
progeny, clothes, cows, sons, education, lands, longevity and obtaining liberation.

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namo dundubhyya chananyya ca namo dhave ca pramya ca


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namo dtya ca prahitya ca namo niagie ceudhimate ca

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namas-tkeave cyudhine ca nama svyudhya ca sudhanvane ca

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nama srutyya ca pathyya ca nama kyya canpyya ca

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nama sdyya ca sarasyya ca namo ndyya ca vaiantya ca

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nama kpyya cvayya ca namo varyya cvaryya ca

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namo meghyya ca vidyutyya canama dhriyya ctapyya ca

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namo vtyya ca remiyya ca

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namo vstavyya ca vstupya ca || 7 ||

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Anuvaka 8
In the eighth Anuvaka Rudra is described as He who illumines other Gods and confers powers on them.
He is seen as ever present in holy rivers and He who can absolve all sins. This Anuvaka is chanted for the
destruction of enemies and possession of ones own kingdom (lands).

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nama somya ca rudrya ca namastmrya cruya ca

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nama agya ca paupatayeca nama ugrya ca bhmya ca

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namo agrevadhya ca drevadhya ca
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namo hantre cahanyase ca namo vkebhyo harikeebhyo


namastrya namaambhave ca mayobhaveca


nama akarya ca mayaskarya ca

 
nama ivya ca ivatarya ca

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namastrthyyaca klyya ca

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nama pryya cvryya ca

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nama prataraya cottaraya ca

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nama tryya cldyya ca

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nama apyya ca phenyya ca

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nama sikatyya ca pravhyya ca || 8 ||

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Anuvaka 9
In the ninth Anuvaka the strength and power his attendants is celebrated because they illumine the gods
and the world and control the forces of the universe. This Anuvaka is chanted for obtaining gold, a good
wife, a job, and the blessings of a son who will be devoted to Lord Shiva.

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nama iriyya ca prapathyya ca

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nama kigilya ca kayaya ca

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nama kapardine capulastaye ca

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namo gohyya ca ghyya ca

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namas-talpyya ca gehyya ca

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namakyya ca gahvarehya ca

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namo hdayyya ca nivepyya ca

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nama pg savyya ca rajasyya ca

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nama ukyya ca harityya ca

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namo lopyya colapyya ca


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namarmyya ca srmyya ca

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nama paryya ca paraadyya ca

namoapaguramya cbhighnate ca

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nama khkhidate ca prakhkhidate ca

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namo va kirikebhyo devnghdayebhyo

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namo vikakebhyo namo vicinvat-kebhyo

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nama nir hatebhyo nama mvat-kebhya || 9 ||

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Anuvaka 10
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. This Anuvaka is chanted for possession of wealth,
cure of diseases, removal of fear, getting rid of the enmity of powerful people, absence of fear from all
living beings, having the vision of Bhairava (Shiva in his most fearful aspect), absence from dangers and
fears, blessings and the absolution of sins.

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drpe andhasaspate daridran-nlalohita |

%

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e purume pan m bhermaromo e

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kicanmamat |
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y te rudra iv tan iv vivhabheaj |

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iv rudrasya bheaj tay no ma jvase ||

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img rudrya tavase kapardine kayadvryaprabharmahe matim |

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yath na amasad dvipade catupade viva pua grme

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asminnanturam |



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m no rudrota no mayaskdhi kayadvrya namas vidhema te |

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yaccha ca yoca manuryaje pit tadayma tava rudra pratau |

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m no mahntamuta m no arbhaka m na ukantamuta m na ukitam |

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m no vadh pitara motamtara priy m nastanuvo rudra rria |

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m nastoke tanaye m na yui m no goum no aveu rria |

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vrnm no rudra bhmitoavadhr-havimanto namas vidhema te |

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rtte goghna uta pruaghne kayadvrya sum-namasme te astu |

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rak ca no adhi ca deva brhyath ca na arma yaccha dvibarh |

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stuhi ruta gartasada yuvnamganna bhmamupahantumugram |


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m jaritre rudra stavno anyante asmannivapantusen |

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pario rudrasya hetir-vaktu pari tveasya durmati raghyo |

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ava sthirmaghavad-bhyas-tanuva mh-vastokya tanayya maya |

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mhuama ivamata ivo na suman bhava |


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parame vka yudhannidhya ktti vasna cara pinka bibhradgahi |

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vikirida vilohita namaste astu bhagava |

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yste sahasraghetayonyamasman-nivapantu t |

p| p 
sahasri sahasradh bhuvostava hetaya |


h .
tsmno bhagava parcn mukh kdhi || 10 ||

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Anuvaka 11
In the eleventh Anuvaka Rudras accomplishments are profusely praised and his benevolence is invoked
with unconditional salutations. This Anuvaka is chanted for blessings of ones progeny, the enhancement
of longevity, visiting of sacred places, and acquiring knowledge of past, present and future.

p| p %& h

sahasri sahasrao ye rudr adhi bhmym |

p !3 ! .
teg sahasrayojanevadhanvni tanmasi |

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asmin-mahat-yaraventarike bhav adhi |

s 3 ( 8 ^ .
nlagrv itikah arvadha, kamcar |

s 3 ( D%& h/ .
nlagrv itikah divag rudr uparit |

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ye vkeu saspijarnlagrv vilohit |



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ye bhtnm-adhipatayo viikhsa kapardina |

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ye anneuvividhyanti ptreu pibato jann |

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ye path pathirakaya ailabd yavyudha |

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yetrthni pracaranti skvanto niagia |

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ya etvantaca bhygsaca dio rudr vitasthire |

p- !3 ! .
teg sahasrayojanevadhanvni tanmasi |

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namo rudhrebhyo ye pthivy yeantarike

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ye divi yemanna vto var-amiavas-tebhyo daa

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prcrdaa daki daa pratcr-dao-dcr-daordhvs-tebhyo


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namaste no mayantu te ya dvimo yacano dvei

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ta vo jambhe dadhmi || 11 ||
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tryambaka yajmahe sugandhi puivardhanam |

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urvrukamiva bandhann-mtyor-mukya mamtt |

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yo rudro agnau yo apsu ya oadhu

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yo rudro viv bhuvan viveatasmai rudrya namo astu |

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tamu uhi ya sviu sudhanv yo vivasya kayati bheajasya |

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yakvmahe saumanasya rudra namobhir-devamasura duvasya |

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aya me hasto bhagavnaya me bhagavattara |

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aya me vivabheajoyagivbhimarana |

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ye te sahasramayuta p mtyo martyya hantave |
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tn yaasyamyay sarvnava yajmahe |

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mtyave svh mtyave svh |

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o namo bhagavate rudrya viave mtyurme phi ||

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prn granthirasi rudro m vintaka |

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tennnenpyyasva ||

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o namo rudrya viave mtyurme phi ||

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sadivom |
o nti nti nti

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Chamakam
After praying and identifying Rudra with everything in the Namakam, the Chamakam is recited, in which
the devotee identifies himself with Lord Shiva and asks him to give him everything.
These excellent prayer is intended for the bulk of the people and everything to be cherished in the world
is included in this ascend to the state of Jnani to attain Moksha i.e. eternal happiness. Chamakam assures
granting of what all you ask in a full-throated manner unabashed. The creator makes no distinction
between the things of the world and the other world. Both belong to him and desire born out of Virtue is
really manifestation of divinity and Dharma.
Chamakam furnishes completely the ideal of human happiness and defines in the highest degree the
desires and do not delimit to be asked or to be granted.

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Anuvaka 1
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, a long and peaceful and happy old age.

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o agnvio sajoasemvardhantu v gira |

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dyumnair-vjebhirgatam |

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vjaca me prasavaca me

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prayatica me prasitica me dhtica me kratuca me

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svaraca melokaca me rvaca me rutica me

N3
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jyotica me suvaca me praca mepnaca me

]  h +
vynaca mesuca me citta ca ma dhta ca me

G  ^ / ^
vkca me manaca me cakuca merotra ca me dakaca me

  
bala ca ma ojaca me sahaca ma yuca me

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jar ca matm ca me tanca me arma ca me varma ca

A3 3 B
megni ca mesthni ca me pargi ca me

Z|
arri ca me || 1 ||

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Anuvaka 2
The Second Anuvaka prayer is to make to gain prominence and leadership, common sense, intellectual
acumen, capability to face trying circumstances, Spiritual elevation, worldly splendor and enjoyments.

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jaihya ca ma dhipatya ca me manyuca me

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bhmaca memaca membhaca me jem ca me mahim ca me

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varim ca me prathim ca me varm ca me drghuy ca me

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vddha ca me vddhica me satya ca me raddh ca me

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jagacca me dhana ca mevaaca me tviica me kr ca me

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modaca me jta ca me janiyama ca me skta ca me

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sukta ca me vitta ca me vedya ca me bhta ca me

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[

bhaviyacca me suga ca me supatha ca ma ddha ca ma

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ddhica me klupta ca me kluptica me matica me

3
sumatica me || 2 ||

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Anuvaka 3
The third develops innate urge of God and meditative flights and spiritual ecstasy, service to Divinity and
humanity and a condition where the world wants him and he wants the world for upliftment.

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a ca me mayaca me priya ca menukmaca me

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kmaca me saumanasaca mebhadra ca me reyaca me

   &
vasyaca me yaaca me bhagaca me dravia ca me

! 8 ^ 3 
yant ca me dhart ca me kemaca me dhtica me

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viva ca me mahaca me savicca metra ca me

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sca me prasca me sra ca me layaca ma ta ca me

a \ 
mta ca meyakma ca menmayacca me jvtuca me

Z8 +
 

drghyutva ca menamitra camebhaya ca me suga ca me

ayana ca me s ca me sudina ca me || 3 ||

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Anuvaka 4
The fourth assures of courtesy, fitness of the body and the best food for the body, cozy and comfort.

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rkca me snt ca me payaca me rasaca me


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ghta ca me madhu ca me sagdhica mesaptica me

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kica me vica me jaitra ca ma audbhidya ca me

3  4
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rayica me ryaca me pua ca me puica me

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vibhu ca me prabhu ca me bahu ca me bhyaca me

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pra ca me pratara ca mekitica me kyavca me

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nna ca mekucca mevrhayaca me yavca me mca me
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tilca me mudgca me khalvca megodhmca me

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masurca me priyagavaca meavaca me

 
ymkca menvrca me || 4 ||

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Anuvaka 5
The fifth asks for the Nava ratnas, the precious stones and all the animals to sub serve his interest and the
qualified materials best in their form for his rituals.

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am ca me mttik ca me girayaca me parvatca me

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sikatca me vanas-patayaca mehiraya ca me

  
yaca me ssa ca me trapuca me yma ca me

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loha ca megnica ma paca me vrudhaca ma

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oadhayaca me kapacya ca mekapacya ca me

s ( ` x!
grmyca me paava rayca yaena kalpant

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vitta came vittica me bhta ca me bhtica me

3 8 G
vasu ca me vasatica me karma ca me akticame

8  3 3
rthaca ma emaca ma itica me gatica me || 5 ||

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Anuvaka 6
The sixth emphasizes the importance of Indra as a co-sharer in the offerings to the other Gods. Thus
makes him big to get the major obtainers of Havis among all Gods and his special honour and supremacy.

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agnica ma indraca me somaca ma indraca me

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savit ca ma indraca me sarasvat cama indraca me


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p ca ma indraca me bhaspatica ma indraca me

  !&  %  !& 
mitraca maindraca me varuaca ma indraca me

+4 !&  !& 
tvah ca ma indraca me dht ca ma indracame

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viuca ma indraca mevinau ca ma indraca me

% !&   !& 
marutaca ma indraca mevive ca me dev indraca me

h !&  !i ^ !& 
pthiv ca ma indraca mentarika ca ma indraca me

: !&  D !& 
dyauca ma indraca me diaca ma indraca me

8 !&  ; 3 !& 
mrdh ca ma indraca me prajpaticama indraca me || 6 ||

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Anuvaka 7
The Seventh lists the various instruments necessary for some and sacrifices in the Homa Kunda, the site
of offerings to the fire God with Svahakara.

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aguca me ramica medbhyaca medhipatica ma

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upguca mentarymaca ma aindravyavaca me

%   ;3; 
maitrvaruaca ma vinaca me pratiprasthnaca me

O
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ukraca me manth ca ma grayaaca me vaivadevaca me


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dhruvaca me vaivnaraca ma tugrahca me

3s5 !&#  
tigrhyca ma aindrgnaca me vaivadevaca me

%+  !& D +
marutvatyca me mhendraca ma dityaca me

    4
svitraca me srasvataca me pauaca me

+  i 
ptnvataca me hriyojanaca me || 7 ||

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Anuvaka 8
The eighth lists the various instruments necessary for some and sacrifices in the Homa Kunda, the site
of offerings to the fire God with Svahakara.

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idhmaca me barhica me vedica me diiyca me

p
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srucaca me camasca megrvaca me svaravaca ma

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uparavca medhiavae ca me droakalaaca me

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vyavyni ca me ptabhcca ma dhavanyaca ma

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gndhra ca me havirdhna ca meghca me sadaca me

  

puroca me pacatca mevabhthaca me


svagkraca me || 8 ||
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Anuvaka 9
The ninth is the prime prayer consists of all the contents of four Vedas.

8
# 8 8

agnica me gharmaca merkaca me sryaca me

;   h D 3
praca mevamedhaca me pthiv ca meditica me

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ditica me dyauca me akvarragulayo diaca me

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yaena kalpantmkca me sma ca me stomaca me

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yajuca me dk ca me tapaca ma tuca me vrata ca me

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8

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hortrayor-dy bhadrathantare ca me yaena kalpetm || 9 ||

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Anuvaka 10
The tenth invokes all the biological species to co-operate in his daily wealth and also for the sacrificial
fire. It also involves higher spiritual elevations, and makes it as Jnana Yajna.

+  
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garbhca me vatsca me tryavica me tryavca me

D+ S D+Z Y
dityav ca me dityauh ca mepacvica me

Y  +  +
pacv ca me trivatsaca me trivats ca me

8 S

Z 4 S 4Z
turyav ca me turyauh ca me pahav ca me pahauh ca ma

^  \
uk ca me va ca ma abhaca me vehacca me

Y 
8 x
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nav ca me dhenuca ma yur-yaena kalpat
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pro yaena kalpatm-apnoyaena kalpat

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x
vyno yaena kalpat cakur-yaena kalpatg

/ ` x `
x
rotra yaena kalpat mano yaena kalpat

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vg-yaena kalpatm-tm yaena

` ` x
kalpat yaoyaena kalpatm || 10 ||

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Anuvaka 11
The Eleventh Anuvaka brings out the long list of benedictions asked for in the odd divine number and
even human numbering. Chamakam roots are firmly implanted in the worldly desires ultimately leading
to the divine fulfillment. It is prayed that the Divine is immortal, infinite and is the cause of earth and
heaven, space and time, reborn after the end of everything and is the presiding deity.

3 p Y X
ek ca me tisraca me paca ca me sapta ca me


nava ca ma ekdaa ca me trayodaa came pacadaa ca me

X 3
saptadaa ca me navadaa ca ma ekavigatica me

3 3
trayovigatica me pacavigatica me

X 3 3
sapta vigatica me navavigatica ma

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ekatrigacca me trayastrigacca me

p 4 :
catas-raca meau ca me dvdaa ca me oaa ca me

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vigatica me caturvigatica mevigatica me

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dvtrigacca me a-trigacca me catvrigacca me

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catu-catvrigacca mecatvrigacca me

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vjaca prasavacpijaca kratuca suvaca mrdh ca

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vyaniya-cntyyana-cntyaca bhauvanaca

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bhuvana-cdhipatica || 11 ||

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8
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o i devahr-manur-yaanr-bhaspatirukthmadni

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agsiad-vive-dev sktavca pthivimtarm

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m higsr-madhu maniye madhu janiye madhu vakymimadhu

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vadiymi madhumat devebhyo vcamudysag

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ureym manuyebhyasta m dev avantu


!
obhyai pitaronumadantu ||

! ! !
o nti nti nti ||

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Kshama Prarthana
Yadha Kshara Pada bhrashtam matraheenam tuyadhbhaveth
tat sarvam kshamatam deva narayana namo'stu te ||
visarga bindu matrani padha paadha ksharani ca |
nyoonani chaati riktani kshamasvaeshvara ||

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