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From 1st March 2015 TO 12th March 2015




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A very important form of worship of Lord Siva is the Athi Rudra Maha Yajnam

As we all know that Lord Shiva is the very source of cosmic energy for the entire creation and his Divine form covers and reaches far beyond all known and unknown galaxies and universes.

Lord Shiva is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent and is the master of Death and an personification and manifestation of infinite mercy, compassion and love.

Since We all owe our existence to the Divinity, we are duty bound to think of Him constantly and worship Him gratefully for the welfare of all mankind.


Lord Shiva is worshipped traditionally in the form of Linga – resembling the replica of Brahmanda. Abhisheka is the ritual dearest to His heart.

Sage Satapatha in his systematic exposition of “Maharnava Karma Vipaka” listed four types of Abhisheka procedures compatible with Vedic and scriptural lore.

Those are Rudram, Ekadasa Rudram, Maha Rudram and Ati Rudram – each being more powerful than the preceding one. Of these, the most pwerfult form of Ati Rudram involves 14641 Rudrams (Rudram is a combination of Namakam and Chamakam given in Rudradhyayam in the 5th Prapathakam of the 4th Kanda of Krishna Yajur Veda Samhita).

Namaka recited once along with recital of Chamaka once constitutes one Rudram.

Recital of 11 Namakas along with one Anuvaka of Chamaka at the end of each Namaka, thus completing one Chamaka constitutes Ekadasa Rudram.

Recital of 11 Ekadasa Rudrams is Laghu Rudram or Rudraikadasini.

Recital of 11 Laghu Rudrams is one Maha Rudram.

Recital of 11 Maha Rudrams is one Ati Rudram.

Therefore, in Ati Rudram 14641 Rudrams include 14641 Namakams and 1331 Chamakams. Simultaneously with Rudrabhisheka, Rudra Homas are conducted by the priests well versed in Vedic rituals in 11 Homa Kundas.

This Maha Yajna is being performed for Loka Kalyana and good of all mankind as well as to ensure universal peace and prosperity. It is, indeed, our good fortune that such a grand Vedic ritual is being performed in a selfless manner in the Divine Omnipresence of Bhagawan, the very embodiment of Shiva-Sakti form of Absolute Cosmic Energy in its entirety.



From 1st March 2015 TO 12th March 2015