Rudras are forms and followers of the god Rudra-Shiva and make eleven of the Thirty-three gods in the Hindu pantheon. They are at times identified with the. ekadasarudra, ekadasa rudra, 11rudras, Shiva, Siva, Rudra, rudram, However the 11 Rudras worshipped in the Ekadasa Rudrabhishekam Pooja is the most. These are the 11 forms of Rudra and their mantras. These mantras are very very effective when chanted during the stationary (Stambha) period.

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Brahma allotted to the Rudras the eleven positions of the heart and the five sensory organsthe five organs of action and the mind. Rudra the howling one as a divinity associated with winds represents life-breath prana-vayu. But, one cannot make out which are those Rudras, their names or eoadasa attributes, because all are made to look alike.

It is virtually not possible to list out and illustrate each of those interpretations. The tragic death of Drona made Aswathama extremely angry and these events led to the complete annihilation of Pandava lineage by the hands of Ashwatthama himself.

Shiva, in Rig Veda, is not the name of any god. He is said to have healing remedies RV 1. Often brutal, though usually good humoured, they are feared by everyone. Another text Amsumad-bheda-agama states that all Rudras are to be represented as standing in a well balanced posture samapada-sthanaka rudar a lotus pedestal, bedecked with ornaments and flowers; four armed and three eyed; with matted hair done as a crown.

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Rudras – Wikipedia

Rudra is depicted as the ever youthful, most powerful, malevolent ekaadsa terrifying deityLord of thunderstorms and lightning, presiding over the entire existence. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat If you have read up to here, I admire your patience.

They vary from each other in regard to details such as the number of rudraa, arms, postures, colour and countenance of the faces. They are ,as you said, sort of guards rudr the service of the presiding deity of the temple. It is said that there are as many as seventy-five references to Rudra in the Rig-Veda Samhita. The etymology of the word Rudra is interpreted variously; and at times is confusing. That was a marathon research Shri Rao. He wears matted hair with crescent moon in it.


Most of my friends have read ekadas and the person to whom it was addressed is reading it. The article is about Rudra-Rudras — and the eleven forms of Rudras. They weave their matted hair in the form of a crown, to which a crescent moon is stuck. Rudras are at times identified with the Maruts — sons of Rudra in the Vedas; while at other times, considered distinct from them. Let thy hosts spare us and smite down another.

Please use the audio clip and do listen to the Rudra recitation. In the Marut Suktas RV 1, 2, 5, 8 and Indra-Suktas RV 1, 3, 8, 10 of the Rigveda RVthe epithet “Rudras” — originating eksdasa the verb ekadwsa rud or ru and meaning howlers, roarers or shouters — is used numerous times for the Maruts — identifying them with the Rudras even when associated with Ekadwsa, rather than Rudra. The Rudra in the Svetavatara Upanishad is thus not limited or restricted to the sense a deity.

On the crest of the matted locks of the north face should be the crescent moon, and on top of it should be the fifth face.

Rudra, in Rig-Veda, ekaadasa a god of the storm, the wind, and the hunt. The following are some instances of the names of the eleven Rudras according to different authorities: Many of these kandikas are drawn from Rig-Veda Samhita.

The myths and legends that allege the origin of the Rudra abound. Aswatthamathe son of Guru Drona is the avatar of one of the eleven Rudras and he is one of the seven Chiranjivi or the immortal ones. Dear sreenivasarao s, namaskar! You may please post your comments on The Rudras Eleven on.

The Vishnu Purana narrates that Rudra — here identified with Shiva — was born from the anger of the creator-god Brahma. The style, diction, rhythm, word structure and itintesity of the Rudra-prasna are truly matchless. It needs a rather lengthy explanation.


With firm limbs, multiform, the strong, the tawny adorns himself with bright gold decorations: It appears; Rudra had his origins in the pre-Vedic distant past lost in the antiquity. Dear Shri Sekhar, I am glad rura read. The sequence of odd and even numbers carry many interpretations.

Rudra is also Shiva the auspicious one who is easily pleased Ashutosha with simple adulation. Thank you for your observation. Some scholars believe that Rudras and Maruts were earlier distinct groups, Rudras being the true followers of Rudra and daivic Godly in nature. For instance, some texts like Rupa mandana provide details of the features ekaadsa the Rudras, their ornaments and the weapons they carry.

Even among his collective forms, he has the twin aspects: He is jackal faced with terrible fangs and looking angry. Rudra is therefore often depicted as riding a bull and carrying a trident or shooting arrows. They are present everywhere, manifest in millions of forms in as many abodes; and influence every aspect rurda creation sahasrani sahasrasho ye rudra adhi bhumyam… ; and they ekadas there even in the food we eat and drink we consume ye anneshu vividhyanti prateshu pibato janan.

Another text Amsumad-bheda-agama states that all Rudras are to be represented as standing in a well balanced posture samapada-sthanaka on a lotus pedestal, bedecked with ornaments and flowers; four armed and three eyed; with matted ekaxasa done as a crown. Pray therefore to the Rudras for protection and benevolence; and to alleviate our troubles.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

Rudra is sometimes identified with the god of fire-Agni. Rupa-mandanaKaranagama and other Shipa texts provide totally different iconographic details of the Rudras. Rudra is thus all pervading and present in every aspect of creation- moving and non-moving; conscient or sub-conscient.

Here, Rudra has been elevated to ekadaza height of a sublime Vedic divinity.