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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Prana vava Rudra ete hidam sarvam rodayanti B.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

Panini say 4 th century BCE in rudrra Grammar -Astadhyayi ; ; ; mentions that Rudra was called variously: 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. However, each tradition, each text has its own set of eleven Rudras, according to its priorities.

Rudra bestows upon us the magnificence of his nature. Please use the audio clip and do listen to the Rudra recitation.

As it is often said, the term Shiva occurs in Rig Veda eighteen times. Rudra is thus a deity of the intermediate stage. For instance, some texts like Rupa mandana provide details of the features of the Rudras, their ornaments and the weapons they carry. Butwhat is more interesting is theme the sculptures devised to drive home the message.

According to Yaska-charya, the thirty-three gods are divided equally in three different planes of existence namely the celestial plane dyuloka the intermediate region antariksha-loka and the terrestrial region bhur-loka each plane having eleven gods. Rupa-mandanaKaranagama and other Shipa texts provide totally different iconographic details of the Rudras.


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His upper two hands hold battle axe parashu and deer. Please take your time; and read it closely. It truly is a grandest ode to the all-powerful Lord of the Universe, the Rudra.

That is Rudram 11 times and Chamakam once. It is virtually impossible to detail all the versions in a blog. The lower right hand gestures protection abhaya and the left bestowing the boon varada. Patanjali in Mahabashya also mentions icons of Shiva along with those of Skanda and Visakha.

He divided himself into two: When Rudra is seated he should be made to face East or West. The Rig Veda speaks of them as twenty-one RV 1. Yebhih Shivah svavam yevayabhihi I trust you may not have much difficulty in following the text. Rupa-mandana a text of Shilpa sastra: It is said that there are as many as seventy-five references to Rudra in the Rig-Veda Samhita.

The Rudra in the Svetavatara Upanishad is thus not limited or restricted to the sense a deity.

I had registered here only to ask you about Ekadashi Rudra. Later in post-Vedic literature like the epics and Puranas, Maruts were associated with Indrawhile Rudras gained their former status as followers of Rudra, who had evolved into Eekadasa. Or you may select a particular text and follow its tradition of depiction.

Rudra is therefore often depicted as riding a bull and carrying a trident or shooting arrows. He commands men and entrusts tasks.


Writing this article has been a ekacasa of education to me. He has deep red complexion. Praise him ekadasq chariot-borne, the young, the famous, fierce, slaying like a dread beast of the fores t 2. But, each of them represents a certain aspect of Shiva or Rudra. His five faces glow with crystal like luster; Vamadeva face has yellow tinge; Aghora face in blue with sharp fierce tusks; Tatpurusha face is red like lotus with divine grace; Isana face is dark and handsome; and Sadyojatha is clear and bright like a crystal.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

A standing Rudra could however face any direction. Some of them were white and gentle; while others were dark and fierce. You ekadsa work-back the size and power of the Dwvrapala, staring from the elephant. Father of the Maruts. Many of these kandikas are drawn from Rig-Veda Samhita. One has therefore, by sheer necessity, to be very selective.

Some have tried to present these numbers in graphic form. He commands men and entrusts tasks. His limbs are reddish —dark in colour; he wears dark garments; holds a majestic staff death and is richly ornamented. Visvakarma Shilpa a text of Shilpa sastra: They are considered as attendants of Shiva in later mythology. Rudra is also addressed through several epithets that are not laudatory; and some of them are even ekaasa. They carry in their upper hands battle axes parashu in one and gudra antelope krshna mriga in the other.