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From November 4th To November 10th, 2019
This is the first Maharudram event at Ekta Mandir
RUDRAM is a crown jewel of Yajur Vedam. It is found in the middle of Thaithriya Samhita, in the fourth canto out of the seven. Rudram is also called RUDROPANISHAD and SHATARUDREEYAM.
Rudram essentially consists of two parts, Namakam and Chamakam. The word NAMAHA (“pranams to you”) appears 183 times in the former and hence it is called NAMAKAM; we offer our obeisance to three hundred different names of Lord Shiva (Rudra Trishathi). The expression CHA MAE (meaning: and, to me) appears 358 times in the latter and hence is called CHAMAKAM.
By chanting Rudram and doing abhishekam with different liquids to Lord Shiva,He is supremely pleased. Shiva is abhishkapriya. At that time, we ask Him appropriately for various things to be given to us. Chamakam teaches us as to what all we should beg the Lord for our benefit at a time when He is very pleased and is in a happy mood to give.
Just imagine that Lord Shiva appears in front of us and asks, “what do you want”? How many of us will be able to answer meaningfully and most beneficially? CHAMAKAM teaches us to ask systematically 358 different items! Beyond Chamakam, there is nothing more to ask! Almost in the middle of Namakam, in the eighth Anuvakam (stanza), we have the very holy Siva Panchakshari NAMASSHIVAYA smoothly blended in the flow of Vedic words. Chanting Rudram eleven times is called Ekadashini. Eleven Ekadashinis is Laghu Rudram. Eleven Laghu Rudrams is a MAHARUDRAM.
We plan to do MAHARUDRAM in our temple in November 2019. Whilst we have conducted many extensive pujas for Lord Shiva, this is the first time that we will be performing MAHARUDRAM which consists of chanting Rudram 1331 ( 11x11x11 ) times. Eleven Maharudrams constitute AthiRudram.
Rudram commands great respect for the majesty of its diction and the sweet smoothness of its sound. Its phonetic grandeur results in ecstaticpious feelings and those who listen to Rudram enjoy endless holy vibrations, floating in the enormously satisfying indescribable spiritual ambience.
Rudram enjoys the unique distinction of being used at once for all aspects of worship like daily Pujas and Japams, abhishekas, archanas, Homams and various other religious events.
Let us chant Rudram, hear the properly intonated Rudram and experience the holy vibration and pray with utmost sincerity to Lord Shivaand. He will profusely grant us all things good for now and for after-life. Om Namah Shivaya! Om Namah Shivaya! Om Namah Shivaya!
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