Maha Shivratri 2017
Special Ekadasa Rudra Homam
Fulfills all Types of Desires
Worship and seek blessings of eleven forms of Lord Rudra on Maha Shivratri 2017
Scheduled LIVE on: 24th February, 2017 from 6.30 PM IST Onwards
Vedicfolks is performing Ekadasa Rudra homam which neutralises karmic effects and brings success in all matters on the most auspicious day of Maha Shivratri.
Rudra, as mentioned in the Rig Vedas is the most ancient form of Lord Shiva. Rudra has been conceptualised as someone who is wild, roars and howls. He is a hunter by profession and in Sanskrit language this name signifies wild. He has a dreadful manifestation and therefore his devotees fear his wrath. Much later, Rudra has been descriptively evolved and the Upanishads refer him as Shiva, the most benevolent of all. Yes, even the gods transformed with the passage of time.
Rudra is personified as a short tempered one who is quick to release his weapons against those who infuriate him. He provides good luck and heals devotees in times of need. In ancient literature, He is said to exude youthful vibrancy, is malevolent and scary. His complexion is tawny (yellowish brown), radiant and glowing like the sun. He has very strong limbs and beautiful features with striking lips. His wears attractive jewellery and his braided locks, knotted in a pile on top of the head like a crown, are bedecked with rudraksh (sacred beads) and crescent moon. He is equipped with a powerful bow from which a steady flow of arrows are emitted to destroy the enemy.
Vedicfolks is planning to organise the mammoth Ekadasa Rudra yagna in which eleven forms of Rudras are worshipped. These are Mahadeva (the supreme), Shiva (the auspicious), Maha Rudra (destroyer of sorrows), Shankara (destroyer of doubts), Neelalohita (blue throated), Eshana Rudra (ruler of north east), Vijaya Rudra (victorious), Bheema Rudra (the tremendous), Devadeva (lord of lords), Bhavobhava (the origin of existence) and Adityamaka Sri rudra (one who lives in the soul).
Their consorts are namely Dhee devi, Dhritti devi, Ushna (Rasala) devi, Uma devi, Neeyut devi, Sarpi devi, Eela devi, Ambika devi, Ieravati devi, Sudha devi and Deeksha devi.
Understanding Namakam and Chamakam
The grand homa comprises of two sections, the Namakam and Chamakam. In the former, the prayers plead with the Lord to give up his savage, dreadful and fiery form and transform into a calm being and bless his devotees with greatness. He is also wished to remove the sins of his followers. Due to the repeated use of the word Namo, it has derived the name Namakam. All eleven forms are invoked for seeking various needs of the devotees. Some of them are, copious rainfall, protection of family, expansions of assets, victory against enemies, easy childbirth, avert bad planetary effects in one’s natal charts, protection of progeny, education, longevity, premature death, wealth, good spouse, stable career, fear removal and many more.
The Rudram Chamakam hymn corresponds to the recital of eleven mantras each having a meaning and benefit of its own that include education, benefit of progeny and destruction of enemies. In the second part, the devotee asks God for fulfilment of wishes. Here the devotee invokes the benevolent aspect of Lord Shiva and not the terrible aspect in order to fulfil his wishes. He connects himself with the Lord and asks him to grant everything. He wishes for his sensory organs to be healthy, for a sound mind and a peaceful old age. He seeks spiritual uplift, body fitness, good food, precious stones and sound body. The devotee asks the deity to grant him all the materials needed for the yagna and also involves higher spiritual elevation and hence called jnana homam. Chamakam recital is a call for seeking all material desires and a final sense of fulfilment. The verses describe God as the ruling deity and that he is immortal, infinite and has no barriers and he is the reason for heaven and earth, space and time and He has no death.
Chamakam Namakam caiva purusa suktam tathaiva ca |
Nityam trayam prayunjano Brahmaloke mahiyate ||
The above lines translate that he who chants the Namakam and Chamakam along with Purusa suktam will be honoured in Brahmaloka.
The main objective of performing Ekadasa Rudra homam is to acquire protection against the negative impacts of karmic issues and to overcome the potential threats in an effective manner.
The significance of the yagna is to invoke the Lord through the oblations offered in the sacred pyre and solicit to grant all boons. It is the most important ritual, according to Vedic scriptures, for neutralising the Karmic issues which cause serious problems with matters relating to health, finance, business, career, etc. The devotee can assure success and achieve desired benefits by performing the ritual.
Prathna, Ganesha puja, doopam deepam neivetyam, karpoora aarthi/deeparathana, mantra pushpam for Ganesha, sankalpa to ejamanars/sponsors, yadhasthanam, kalasa avahanams, archana for avahana devadas, doopam deepam neivetyam deeparadana, Rudram, chamakam, purursa sukhtam, shanthi panchakam, pavamana sukhtam, ekadasa Rudra puja (moola mantra japa) agni invocation, Ganesha homam, parivara devada homam, puja and homam for 11 consorts of the eleven Rudra’s, Ekadasa Rudra homam (11 forms of Rudra), doopam deepam neivetyam deeparadana, namaskaram, maha purna huthi, kalasa deeparadana/maha deeparadaana, mantra pushpam, yadhasthanam, kalasa purochanam/holy water, maha prasadams, final namaskaram process/blessings from Brahmanas.
Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraay|
Katame Rudra iti Dasheme purushe praana atmaikadashah te yadasmat|
Martyaacchreeradtkramanti atha rodanti tad yad rodayanti tasmad Rudra iti|
Sponsors please note the measures needed to be taken before the start of the yagna
Observe fasting (not mandatory, sick and the old are exempted)
Please avoid non-vegetarian food
Chant Rudra mantra (21 times or 108 times, if possible)
As part of the big day, Maha Shivratri, Vedicfolks is offering Rudra abhishekam. Abhishekam is a custom by which priests and other Vedic experts pour libations such as tender coconut, water, milk, ghee, honey etc., on idols or images of deities amidst chanting of mantras. In Rudra abhishekam these religious offerings are slowly decanted on the Shiva linga by chanting mantras thereby seeking the Lord’s blessings.
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