For universal peace and prosperity and for the fulfillment of all wishes.
Who is Lord Rudra?
Lord Rudra is a ferocious aspect of Lord Shiva, who is the embodiment of destruction and unlimited love. Rud means sorrow. Ra means destroyer. Rudra is the One who destroys your sorrows.
Why Athi Rudra Maha Yagam?
Rudra Maha Yagam is a very important form of worship of Lord Siva, the
very source of cosmic energy for the entire creation. His divine form
encompasses and extends far beyond all known and unknown galaxies and
universes. Lord Siva is omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and all
pervading. He is the conqueror of Death and an embodiment of infinite
mercy, compassion and love. We owe our existence to the Divinity and are
duty bound to think of Him constantly and worship Him gratefully for
the welfare of all humanity and creation.
Siva is worshipped traditionally in the form of Linga resembling the
replica of Brahmanda. Sage Satapatha in his treatise "Maharnava Karma
Vipaka? listed four types of abhisheka procedures compatible with Vedic
and scriptural lore as abhisheka is the Lord?s favourite form of
worship. These are Rudram, Ekadasa Rudram, Maha Rudram and Athi Rudram
each being more potent than the preceding one. Of these, the most
potent form of Athi Rudram involves 14641 Rudrams (Rudram is a
combination of Namakam and Chamakam given in Rudradhyayam in the 5th
Prapathakam of the 4th Kanda of Krishna Yajur Veda Samhita). Namaka
recited once along with recital of Chamaka once constitutes one Rudram.
Recital of 11 Namakas along with one Anuvaka of Chamaka at the end of
each Namaka, thus completing one Chamaka constitutes Ekadasa Rudram.
Recital of 11 Ekadasa Rudrams is Laghu Rudram or Rudraikadasini. Recital
of 11 Laghu Rudrams is one Maha Rudram. Recital of 11 Maha Rudrams is
one Athi Rudram.
Therefore, in Athi Rudram 14641 Rudrams include 14641
Namakams and 1331 Chamakams. Simultaneously with Rudrabhisheka, Rudra
Homas are conducted by 121 priests well versed in Vedic rituals in 11
Homa Kundas erected for the purpose. A Linga is installed especially for
the purpose of conducting Rudrabhishekam daily. Side by side the Rudra
Parayanas and Rudra Homas, and other related rituals will also be
performed. This Maha Yaga is performed for "Loka Kalyana" and good of humanity as well as to ensure universal peace and prosperity.
Procedure for Athi Rudra Maha Yagam
is the World's oldest surviving Smartha Mahayaga and one of
the greatest Vedic ritual as per the Vedic ritual hierarchy. Vedic
rituals have come down to human beings in two broad types‐ the
Grihya and the Srautha; the solemn and exalted, show casing in oral
tradition the great learning of the Sruti literature, comprising in
other words, the three Vedas‐
Rig, Yajur and Sama and their ancillary texts.
The performance of
ATHIRUDRAM is rare because of its lengthy process, need for dedicated
involvement of a large number of vedic priests and high financial
Rudram starts with Nyaasam, meaning the one who chants, who would
visualize himself with each of his parts of the body as given to a
deity. The chanter then surrenders body, mind and spirit (aatma) to the
deity and become one with him. Thus the effect of Rudra Parayanam will
be distributed to entire universe;An important point to note here is that Rudram is the only Mantra which starts with a prostration to Lord Parameswara (Om Namo Bhagavathey Rudraaya).
In the Vedas none of the mantras start with prostration. This makes
Rudram the ultimate and supreme mantra, amongst other great mantras. "Maano
Mahantha muthamaano arbhakam Maana ukshantha muthamaana Ukshitham.
Maanovathi: Pitharam Motha Matharam Priyaamaanasthanuvo Rudra
Reerishaha?.("O Lord. Please save all of us, including our parents, elders and even unborn children from all calamities)"Om tryambakam yajamahe sugandhim pusti vardhanam Urvarukamiva bandhanan mrtyor mukshiya mamritaat"(Oh
we worship and adore you, Oh three-eyed one, Oh Shiva. You are sweet
gladness, the fragrance of life, which nourishes us, restores our
health, and causes us to thrive. As, in due time, the stem of the
cucumber weakens, and the gourd is freed from the vine, so free us from
attachment, death and do not withhold immortality).
hundred twenty one (121) priests would perform the "ATHIRUDRAM" for 13
days apart from other supporting priests and paricharakas to perform the
connected pujas, archanas, paaraayanas and ISHTI homas (directly
involving the participants from general public).Vibrations
from the 14,641 (121 RITWIKS * 11 CHANTS * A DAY FOR 11 DAYS) chants of
Namakam and 1,331 (121 RITWIKS * 1 CHANT * A DAY FOR 11 days) chants of
Chamakam, by over 121 learned Ritwiks; 1,331 Srirudra-kramaarchanas and
Rudraabhishekams, 1,331 Rudra Homas, 1,000 Chandi parayanas, 100
Chandi Homas, and Purnahuthi by many a Priests, Acharyas and Vedic
Pundits; will spiritually charge up the atmosphere with over 12 hours a
day of ceremonies for over 12 consecutive days. Spiritual and vedic
discourses by scholars and various other homas and pujas are also
included for the benefit of the interested participants.
Benefits and significance of performing Athi Rudra Maha Yagam
is said that Lord Shiva, after Basmasura was killed with the help of
Lord Maha Vishnu performed the "tandava dance" and then the "Rudra
Yagna" for the betterment of humanity. The recitation of Rudra 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. Athi Rudra Maha Yagam occupies a very important place in Vedic
literature and in the practice of Vedic traditions. The Rudram is
addressed to worship Lord Shiva, who will grant the devotee immediate
relief from all problems and the fulfillment of wishes.
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