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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Rudra is described as fierce; armed with the mighty bow pinakaand a quiver holding unending array of arrows and rudea which are terrifyingly swift and penetrating. In case it is possible, you may even consult Shilpa texts such as; Rupasampada, Karanagama, Shilpa ratna, Vishvakarma Samhita or Aparajita puccha etc.

The lower right hand gestures protection abhaya and the left bestowing the boon varada. In Rig Veda, Rudra is one of the intermediate level gods antariksha devata. Rucra is virtually not possible to list out and illustrate each of those interpretations. The entire Dwarapala panel is basically related to the image of the elephant the largest land-animal depicted within its ruudra and you have to work back to gain an estimate of the rkdra and power of the Dwarapala.

He is said to have healing remedies RV 1. Visvakarma Shilpa a text of Shilpa sastra: By the time of the Puranas, Rudra came to be completely equated with Shiva who is one of the Trinity and is represented as the destroyer.

In Rig Veda, Rudra is one of the intermediate level gods antariksha devata.

Father of the Maruts. But, each of them represents a certain aspect of Shiva or Rudra. No one can handle his wrath and fury. At the end of each recitation one Anuvak of Chamakam is recited.


Most of my friends have read it; and the person to whom it was addressed is reading it. Their names and attributes differ from one text to another. ekdaasa

Rudra the howling one as a divinity associated with winds represents life-breath prana-vayu. But poets of the Rigveda forced the Maruts to take the position of the Rudras in order to give status to the Vedic god Rudra.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

The Lord of all existence, I beseech you! Until now I associated the name to Lord Shiva and the fiery dance and nothing more. Dwarapalas are regular features in the Hindu and Buddhist temples. The earliest mentions of Rudra occur in the Ejadasa Veda, where three entire hymns are devoted to him. There is none that matches him in strength. May you make us happy. There are other peculiar and complicated patterns of the recitation of Rudra-Prashna and the Chamakam.

He is also associated with Aditya sun and Agni. There are various versions of the origin of Rudra, etymology of the term, types of Rudras, their names, attributes and their iconographic representations. Rudra, in Rig-Veda, is a god of the storm, the wind, and the hunt.

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The myths and gods of India. They are a group of gods, supposed to number usually either eleven or thirty-three. Rudra is also Shiva the auspicious one who is easily pleased Ashutosha with simple adulation. He is joyous and of handsome appearance. Patanjali in Mahabashya also mentions icons of Shiva along with those of Skanda and Visakha. According to Jothish Sastras Astrology: 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.


G Gnanananda from his wonderful book Rupa Lakshana sangraha. Five faced; ten armed. Thank you so much for giving us so much about ‘Rudra’. He is called lord of robbers stayunam pathithe chief of gang of thieves taskaranam pathia cat-burglar stenanam pathia marauding butcher prakrnta waiting in the dark shadows holding a deadly chopper, and such many other names.

Please use the audio clip and do listen to the Rudra recitation.

He is endowed with strong arms, lustrous body decorated with ornaments and having flowing golden hair. The term also means a bull as in Bhabru-vahana. He is also Shiva the auspicious one. His upper two hands hold battle axe parashu and deer. I reckon many of the major libraries in the continent have books on ancient Indian sculpture.

The male form then split itself into eleven, forming the eleven Rudras. Each school, text or authority identifies its own set of eleven Rudras according to their priorities. Rudra is depicted as the ever youthful, most powerful, malevolent and terrifying deityLord of thunderstorms and lightning, presiding over the entire existence. I do not propose to discuss them here.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

The text also cautions that Rudra should never be depicted in lying down shayana posture. Retrieved from ” https: He is not purely benefic like other Rig Vedic gods, but he is not malevolent either. He is joyous and of handsome appearance.