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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It is said that there are as many as seventy-five references to Rudra in the Rig-Veda Samhita. He rides a camel representing delusion. However, each tradition, each text has its own set of eleven Rudras, according to its priorities. 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.

G Gnanananda from his wonderful book Rupa Lakshana sangraha. The myths and legends that allege the origin of the Rudra abound. He wears matted hair ekadass crescent moon in it. He commands men and entrusts tasks. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

He is requested not to afflict children, men and cattle with disease RV 7. The names are mentioned in Canto 3 Chapter 3 and Verse 12 as follows:. Skull-cup, book, rope and damaru drum. The Sanat —kumara-samhita 7.

You may please post your comments on The Rudras Eleven on http: Rudra is thus all pervading and present in every aspect of creation- moving and non-moving; conscient or sub-conscient. Kindly let me know if I can be rudga any assistance. I reckon many of the major libraries in the continent have books on ancient Indian sculpture.


Rudra is also described through various other terms related to forest-dwellers, hunters and artisans. Rudra in the Rig-Veda Samhita is a highly complex divine character.

In the Shata-rudriyaor the hundred names of Rudra, or the famous Namaka ekadass of Rudra Prashna found in the Vajasaneyi samhita of Yajurveda: Rig Veda mentions a set of thirty-three deities. According to Yaska-charya, the thirty-three gods are divided equally in three ekadxsa planes of existence namely the celestial plane dyuloka the intermediate region antarikshaloka and the terrestrial region bhurloka each plane having eleven gods.

Rudra is also regarded as the best physician – bhishaja shiromani-Vaidyanatha RV 2. But, one cannot make out which are those Rudras, their names or special attributes, because all are made to look alike. Dear riverineThank you. His limbs are reddish —dark in colour; he wears dark garments; holds a majestic staff death and is richly ornamented. He punishes and at the same time he rescues his devotees from trouble.

Visvakarma Shilpa a text of Shilpa sastra: His distinctive characteristics are his fierce weapons and his medicinal powers. Thank you for asking. The Visvakarma Shilpa provides details of only the weapons. There is however a slight variation among the different traditions in naming the thirty-three deities. Prana vava Rudra ete hidam sarvam rodayanti. And, in many cases they are incomplete too. He should be provided ten arms. Rudras are forms and followers of the god Rudra – Shiva and make eleven of the Thirty-three gods in the Hindu pantheon.


The Ekadas Brahmana mentions that Rudra is the prince, while Rudras are his dkadasa.

Views Read Edit View history. At the bottom of the panel is the image of an elephant which is being swallowed by a serpent which in turn is coiled around the mace held in the hands of the Dwarapala. They hold, in various ekadzsa, the instruments such as: Vajaseniya samhita also identified Shiva with Rudra tam Shiva namasi. In a hymn 7.

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There are various versions of the origin of Rudra, etymology of the term, types of Rudras, their names, attributes and their iconographic representations. As wind-gods, the Rudras represent the life-breath.

Rudra is therefore often depicted as riding a bull and carrying a trident or shooting arrows. May your armies fight against the enemies and be merciful towards us. Corresponding to eleven Rudras, rudrq are eleven consorts for them. However, each tradition, each text has its own set of eleven Rudras, according to its priorities.

Sometimes the Temple architects employed massive Dwarapalas at the entrances to symbolically emphasize the grandeur, majesty and magnificence of the Lord residing ekarasa the temple. 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. That was a marathon research Shri Rao.