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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No one can handle his wrath and fury. He is clad in tiger skin and is decorated with snake ornaments. In Rig Veda, Rudra is one of the intermediate level gods antariksha devata. His crest is adorned by crescent ekadaza. Visvakarma Shilpa a text of Shilpa sastra: Another Shilpa text — Sanathkumara Samhita shiva provides slightly different iconographic details of Rudra: His upper two hands hold battle axe parashu and deer.

Skull-cup, book, rope and damaru drum. The text also cautions that Rudra should never be depicted in lying down shayana posture. Else, you may treat this blog as a hint or a place to commence your pursuit; and to improvise your creations based on the few details given here and in the resources I referred to. Shata rudriyam- Rudra prashna. Sadyojata earthEmadasa waterAghora fire and Tatpurusha wind should be shown as his four faces; and Isana sky should be his fifth face.

He is equated with ancient Vedic gods such as Aditya sun and Indra Sahasraksha ; and is celebrated as the presiding deity of the forest of evergreen trees kaksanam patias the architect of the universe stapathias also as the commander-in — chief Senani of a large army of followers ganas possessing countless number of horses Asvapathithe presiding lord Sabapathithe minister mantrithe trader vanija and the sharp-shooter krtsna-vit and so on.


The lower right hand gestures protection abhaya and the left bestowing the boon varada. May you make us happy.

Rudras – Wikipedia

Prana vava Rudra ete hidam sarvam rodayanti B. The lower right hand gestures protection abhaya and the left bestowing the boon varada. The Satapatha Brahmana mentions that Rudra is the prince, while Rudras are his subjects. They are the deities who bring havoc, associated with the atmosphere The Maruts immortals are described as restless troops of flashy young men, transporting in space the hordes young warriors called maryus mortals.

But, each of them represents a certain aspect of Shiva or Rudra. The Shilpa text Karanagama prescribes that Rudra should be represented as white complexioned kailasabhafive- faced, three-eyed, and four-armed carrying rosary and water pot and gesturing boons and protection. It is a quality found in many gods. He sets things in motion and makes flow like a river. He goes on to explain: Rudra is therefore often depicted as riding a bull and carrying a trident or shooting arrows.

However, each tradition, each text has its own set of eleven Rudras, according to its priorities. Stomam vo adya rudraya shikvase. Just before Mahabharata war, Bhishma himself declared that it will be virtually impossible for anyone to kill or defeat Ashwatthama in war as he is the part incarnate of Rudra.

There are various versions of the origin of Rudra, etymology of the term, types of Rudras, their names, attributes and their iconographic representations. His right hands carrying rosary, a trident, an arrow, a staff and a lotus.

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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.

The Rig Veda sings the glory and splendour of the Rudra: It ekwdasa, you too may have to select your team of the Rudras Eleven from across the spectrum of Rudras in each category, according to your preferences.

Corresponding to eleven Rudras, there are eleven consorts for them. There are other peculiar and complicated patterns of the recitation of Ekadasx and the Chamakam. And each text follows its own set of eleven Rudras.

The recitation of eleven sections of Rudra-Prashna followed by eleven section of Chamakam is called Nyasam. Rudra is also benevolent; he is wealthy; he reassures the frightened ones and cures deceases. The other texts like Kalika puranaPadma puranaVishvakarma samhitaAparajita puccha, Shilpa rathnaShiva agama etc too carry their own descriptions of the Rudras. He is addressed as the thousand-eyed one saharaksha holding thunderbolts. The Mahabharata describes the Rudras as companions of Indraservants of Shiva and his son Skanda and companions of Yama, who is surrounded by them.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

The Harivamsaan appendix of the Mahabharatamakes Kashyapa and Surabhi — here, portrayed as his wife — the parents of the Rudras. A standing Rudra could however face any direction. He is not purely benefic like other Rig Vedic gods, but he is not malevolent either.

Ruda as a group. Dear sreenivasarao s, namaskar!