Importance of Athi Rudra
Maha Yagnya 09.08.06 to 20.08.06 at Puttaparthi
ATI RUDRA MAHA YAJNAM IN
PARTHI - DETAILS OF YAJNAM
Dear Sai Brothers & Sisters,
Sairam. The info provided in this article is fascinating! Truly, we
all are so much Blessed to have born in this Sathya Sai era.
Well, i would like to share my happiness in this forum, that i have
also been Blessed by our Swami to participate in the group song to be
rendered on the 9th evening, as the invocation song for the Yagna. We
are a group of 11 (incidentally) who are to present the song in front of
Swami (i understood the significance of "11" after reading the
The song has been tuned and composed by Shri.T.V.Hariharan in Bangalore.
Needless to say, it is Swami who has brought this
composition through shri.Hariharan. I am giving below the song, for
the benefit of the readers..one can notice that the song covers all
the attributes of Sai - as Sai Shiva, as Poorna Avatar, as the Supreme
Guru, as JyotirLinga Swaroopa, then it mentions about the 12 Jyotir
Lingas and concludes by saying, whoever contemplates on the Lord, their sins
are washed away.
Shruthi Smriti Purananam
Namami Sathya Sayeesam
Sankaram Lokha Sankaram
Ati Rudra Maha Yagna Purusha
Purushothama Sai Deva
Sai Deva Maha Deva
Poornavathara Deva - Sathya Sai Guru MahaDeva
Sambho Sankara Sambha Sadhasiva
Partheeswara Sai Deva
Lingothbhava Sai Deva
Jyotirlinga Swaroopa Deva (2)
Aethani Jyotir Lingani
Sayam ratha Patennaraha
Saptha Janma Krtham Papam
Courtesy: saidevotees_worldnet -
Posted on 01.08.2006
Radio Sai will be broadcasting Ati
Rudra Maha Yagnam.
This message received from Radiosai Mailing Sairam Listeners is being
forwarded to all devotees since a large number of listeners have expressed a
keen interest in the Ati Rudra Maha Yagnam to be performed at Prasanthi
Nilayam in the second week of August.
Radio Sai will therefore be
broadcasting a daily series of half hour programs encapsulating the events
of the previous day.
Thus, the events of Aug 9th will be
broadcast on Aug 10th and so on, till the Yagnam concludes on Aug 20th.
These broadcasts will be at Radio
Schedule for SGH Web Stream Time (IST) Time (UTC/GMT) Programme 11:00 05:30
Sounds from Ati Rudra Maha Yagnam Yours, SGH Team
Sai Ram !
Our Beloved Swami at Prashanthi Nilayam is going to perform athi rudra
yagnam next month.
In relevance to this, a small write up on Rudram and its significance for
the benefit of our sai family
Sai Ram to you all....
Shri Rudram in Yajur Veda is the one with full of Lord's Sarvantharyamithwam.
Brief snapshot of Rudram and Chamakam is given here for all of us to
understand the greatness of this.
Actually Rudram starts with Nyasam, meaning the one who chants would
visualize himself with each of his parts of the body to a deity.. (for eg.
in laghunyasam it starts with 'Paadhayoar Vishnushthishtathu" meaning
visulalizing vishnu in our part Toes.)
Then we surrender our Body , Mind and Spirit (atma) to him and become one
with him (for eg. it starts with "Agnirmae Vachissruthaha .. Vaaghrudhayae..
in fact this whole paragraph will be repeated with "Hrdhayam" (heart), this
will quieten our heart )
It is then the sankalpa and the effect of Rudra Parayanam will be
distributed to the whole world (Shri Samba Sadhashiva Prasada Sidhyarthae
Now the person chanting Rudra himself will become the Lord and chants the
And now the chanting of rudram starts….
Very important to note here is that Rudram is the only Manthra which starts
with a prostration to Lord Parameshwara (Om Namo Bhagavathae Rudraaya). In
vedas none of the mantras start with prostrations in the beginning.. This
makes Rudram THE SUPREME MANTHRA. (here the point to be understood is the
greatness of Rudram).
In the 1st paragraph the Lord is cooled down with our praise. The second
paragraph to ninth, we do namaskar to the Lord in all directions, and these
paragraphs explain the Sarvaantharyaamithwam ( i.e. not only the things
which have life but also non-living things also are described as
Parameshwara, and namaskar is being offered).
And now we ask for boons like Oh lord please take care of us… To cite an eg.
there is a verse :
Maano Mahanthamuthamaano arbhagam Maana ukshantha muthamaana
Ukshitham. Maanovathi: Pitharam Motha Matharam Priyaa maanasthanuvo
Which means O Lord. Please save all of us from all calamities including our
parents, elders and even the foetus (if anybody is pregnant, the word
Arbhagam – means foetus)….
Such a wonderful and powerful manthram is our Rudram.
And finally we pray God :
Thriyambakam Yajamahe Suganthim Pushtivardhanam
Urvaaru kamiva Bandhanan Mruthyor Muksheeya Maamruthath
Which is nothing but Mruthyunjaya Manthra. The meaning here is very
interesting. Cucumbur is the only fruit that automatically comes out and not
being plucked whereas all the other fruits are plucked. Like cucumber, which
comes out automatically, without being plucked, O Lord please save us from
apamruthyu. (i.e pray for longevity of life and for leaving the earth after
living a good life and without any fear, with awareness they die).
This powerful Rudram is the one chanted in all the temples for Abhishekam..
If u are not able to chant, if you just listen also, you reap the benefits.
Here there are 11 pagraphs. The verses end with "Mein" for eg. Shanchamein
Mayaschamae…" like this
The joining word Mein here means "we have got wealth since we have chanted
rudhram". All these eleven paragraphs we are not praying … but note that we
say with affirmative that we have already got it because we have chanted
Rudram.. There is nothing left for us to pray for … whatever we would have
forgot wud also have been there in chamakam. ( we say we have this we have
this.. and lo! We have this ultimately..i.e. Yadhbhavam Thadh Bhavathi)
I could not elaborate still further, I just wanted our Sai family to know
about the greatness of rudram and whenever there is abhishekam to our Baba
in any parts of the world, we can chant rudram or make the cassette played
Warm Regards & Love
Posted on 24.07.2006
More news: Ati Rudya Maha Yagna
For those who wish to
download and hear the Vedic Chantings of RudraNamakam, ShivaAshtakam, Chamakam,
LingAshtakam please visit and register the site at
The Prayers - Vedic
Chanting can be found under the menu Audio Gallery. The direct link to
Prayers-Vedic chanting is:
RUDRAM - An Audio CD from Times Music
Spiritual include Dhyana slokam - Rudram, Chamakam, Purusha Sooktam, Sri Sooktam,
Shanti Panchtam, Ghana Patam. IT is sung by A.Ramani Sastrigal, Krishnamoorthy &
Baskaran. You can get this CD in any PlanetM - Shoppe in Mumbai (Shared
by Manish Sharma)
Veda literally means Knowledge. VedaMantra.com offers vast
varieties of Mantras in audio files. There are also many Strotas on Shiva. You
may visit the site at:
The Rudra-Namakam Chamakam both with or without the music
(file sizes are around 10.2 mb without the music and over 17.7 mb with the
music) can be downloaded free from the above site.
An email sent by brother Bodla Ramesh requesting all sai
devotees to download all this Stotras and listen the mantras/stotras of Shiva
during the Yajna Period as many times as possible. He also mentioned that
the worship of Lord Shiva in Shravana month (Telugu month) during the Yajna days
are very aus·pi·cious and highly beneficial.
comprehensive details on Sri Rudram - Namakam and Chamakam
Brother Jatindar Shad
has mentioned in his email that those who are still desirous of getting the
RUDRAM CD or Cassette - there is still time to get it from India Times. Please
click on the link below - If you are a member - this will straight take you to
the buy site and if you are not a member - you will be required to become
All Devotee should arm themselves with this - and listen to the RUDRAM before 9
Aug - so you get the words and can join the chant from 9 - 20.