Hymns & Stotras

Rudra Chamakam and Mathematics

Mathematics is a part of our daily life in several ways. Hence, it is no wonder that it has come to occupy an important place in religious rituals also. This is what we find particularly in the Hindu way of life or the Hindu religion.

Worshippers of Lord Siva recite Rudram with 11 sections followed by Chamakam with 11 sections as a routine prayer every day. This is called the daily nyasam or mode of worship. In the Rudram part, the devotee pays repeated obeisance to Lord Siva and prays for his blessings for human well being. But on special occasions, the number of times the recitation is done is increased.

In Rudra Ekadasi, Rudram is recited 11 times and Chamakam is recited once. After Rudram is recited once, one section or anuvaka of Chamakam is recited in order.

In Laghurudram, Rudra Ekadasi is done 11 times, that is, Rudram is recited 112 or 121 times and Chamakam is recited 11 times.

In Maharudram, 11 Laghurudrams are recited; that is, Rudram is recited 113 = 1331 times and Chamakam 112 = 121 times.

In Atirudram, 11 Maharudrams are recited; that is, Rudram is recited 114 = 14641 times and Chamakam is recited 113 = 1331 times.

The Chamakam mentions completely the ideal of human happiness and defines in the highest degree the desires to be fulfilled without delimiting those to be asked for or to be granted.

In the Chamakam, in anuvakas or sections 1 to10, the devotee prays for almost everything needed for human happiness and specifies each item. But in the 11th anuvaka or 11th section of Chamakam, the devotee prays for the desired things not specifically but in terms of numbers, first in terms of odd numbers from 1 to 33 and later in multiples of 4 from 4 to 48, as follows:

“Eka cha me, thisrascha may, pancha cha may, sapta cha may, Ekadasa cha may, trayodasa cha may, panchadasa cha may, saptadasa cha may, Navadasa cha may, ek trimshatis cha may, trayovimshatis cha may, Panchavimshatis cha may, saptavimshatis cha may, navavimshatis cha may, Ekatrimshatis cha may, trayatrimshatis cha may, panchatrimshatis cha may, Chatasras cha may, ashtou cha may, dwadasa cha may, shodasa cha may, Vimsatis cha may, chaturvimshatis cha may, ashtavimshatis cha may, Dwathrimashatis cha may, shatstrimshas cha may, chatvarimshas cha may, Chatuschatvarimshas cha may, ashtachatvarimshas cha may”

which means:

“Let these be granted to me. One, three, five, seven, nine, eleven, thirteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty one, twenty three, twenty five, twenty seven, twenty nine, thirty one and thirty three as also four, eight, twelve, sixteen, twenty, twenty four, twenty eight, thirty two, thirty six, forty, forty four and forty eight”.

Traditional scholars and pandits explain the significance of these numbers as follows:

ODD NUMBERS:
1 = Nature or Prakriti
3 = The three gunas, namely sattwa, rajas and tamas
5 = The five mahabhutas, or the five basic elements, that is, prithvi, ap, tejas, vayu and akasha, (earth, water, energy or agni or fire, wind and space).
7 = The five sensory organs and the mind and intellect
9 = The nine openings in the human body, called the navadwaras.
11 = The ten pranas and the Sushumna nadi
13 = Thirteen Devas
15 = The nadis or nerve centres in the human body
17 = The limbs of the human body
19 = Medicinal herbs
21 = Important vulnerable parts of the body
23 = Devas controlling serious diseases
25 = Apsaras in heaven
27 = Gandharvas
29 = Vidyut Devas
31 = Worlds
33 = Devas

MULTIPLES OF FOUR:
4 = The four ideals of human life, namely dharma, artha, kama and moksha, (righteous way of life, wealth, desire, and salvation)
8 = The four Vedas and the four upavedas
12 = Six vedangas and six shastras.
16 = Knowledge to be obtained from God
20 = The Mahabhutas
24 = The number of letters in the Gayatri metre
28 = The number of letters in the Ushnik metre
32 = The number of letters in the Anushtup metre
36 = The number of letters in the Brihati metre
40 = The number of letters in the Pankti metre
44 = The number of letters in the Trushtup metre
48 = The number of letters in the Jagati metre

According to Dr Sasidharan, these numbers represent a polymer chain of molecules that form apa or water that enables evolution of life and intelligence, and apa is nothing but the nitrogenous base pairs of the DNA. The numbers 1 to 33 represent the 33000 base pairs of mitochondrial base pairs of DNA. The numbers 4 to 48 represent the 48 million nuclear bases of DNA. The two sets of DNA bases combine to provide sustenance of human wellbeing and onward evolution of human life. When the devotee prays for the blessing of these numbers, actually he is praying for bestowing on him all these DNA bases which conduce to sustenance of human wellbeing and happiness.

~ Kalyanasundaram Ramachandaran

RUDRA PRASNAM & CHAMAKA PRASNAM

Agnaa Vishnu sajosh semaa vardhanthu vaam gira.
Dyumnai vajebi raagrutham.
Vaajas cha may, prasavam cha may,
Prayathis cha may, praseethis cha may,deedhis cha may,  krathus cha may,
swaras chamay,
Slokas chamay, suvas chamay,sruthischa may,jyothishas cha may, suvas cha may,
praanas chamay, apaanas cha may,
Vyaanas cha may, asus cha may,  chittam cha may, aadheetham cha may,
Vaak cha may, manas cha may, chakshus cha may,  srothras cha may, dakshas cha may,
Balam cha may,  oojas cha may, sahas cha may, aayus cha may,
Jaraas cha may,  aathmaas cha may, thanus cha may,  sarmas cha may,  varmas cha may,
Angaanis cha may, Asthaanis cha may, paarungsshis cha may, sareeraanis cha may        1

Oh Lord who is fire and who is Vishnu,
Both of you be pleased, To show love towards me,
Let these words which praise you, Grow forever and you both,
Should bless me with food and all wealth.
Food is with me, The mind to give food is with me
Cleanliness is with me, Enthusiasm is with me,
Capacity to protect is with me, Capacity to earn food is with me,
Strength to chant manthras without fault is with me,
Fame is with me, Strength to recite properly is with me,
Enlightenment inside is with me,  Heaven is with me,
The spirit of the soul is with me, Aapana is with me, Vyaana is with me,
The soul is with me, Thought is with me, Things known by thought are with me,
Words are with me, Mind is with me, Eyes are with me, Ears are with me,
Strength of organs for gaining knowledge are with me
Strength of sensory organs are with me, Strength of soul is with me,
Strength to defeat enemies is with me,
Span of life is with me, The old age is with me,
The soul inside is with me, Good body is with me,
Pleasure is with me,  The Armour to protect the body is with me,
Strong stable organs are with me, Bones are with me,
Joints are with me, And all other parts of the body are with me,
Because I worship Rudra.

Jyaishtyam cha may, aadhipatyam cha may, manyus cha may,
Bhaamas cha may,  aamyas cha may,  jemaas cha may,  mahimaa cha may,
Varimaa cha may, prathimaa cha may,  varshmaa cha may, draguyaas cha may,
Vruddham cha may, vruddhis cha may, satyam cha may, sraddhas cha may,
Jagascha may, dhanas cha may, vasas cha may, twishis cha may, kreedas cha may,
Modhas cha may, jaatham cha may, janishmaanam cha may,  sookthas cha may,
Sukrutham cha may, vitham cha may,  vedhyam cha may, bhootham cha may,
Bavishyam cha may, sugam cha may, supadham cha may, ruddham cha may,ruddhis cha may,
Kluptham cha may, klupthis cha may mathis cha may sumathis cha may.            2

Fame is with me, Capacity to head is with me,
Internal anger is with me, External anger is with me,
Fathomless mid is with me, Pure cold water is with me,
Capacity to win is with me, Capacity to be honoured is with me,
Immovable assets are with me, Sons and grandsons are with me,
Deathless progeny is with me, Pleasure of wealth is with me,
Growth of knowledge is with me, Truth is with me,
Attention to detail is with me, Assets are with me,
Wealth is with me, Capacity to attract is with me,
Luster of the body is with me, Sports is with me,
Happiness coming out of that is with me, Whatever has been made is with me,
Whatever is being made is with me, Praise of gods is with me,
Good deeds are with me, Saved money is with me,
Whatever money I will earn is with me, Earned assets are with me,
Assets, which I am going to earn, are with me,
Places, which I can easily reach, are with me,
Good paths are with me, Good results of sacrifices done are with me,
Good results, which I am going to earn, are with me,
Assets earned by proper ways are with me,
Good capacity to carry our things is with me, Capacity to foresee is with me,
And stability to manage is with me, And all these are with me,
Because I worship Rudra.

Sam cha may, mayas cha may, priyas cha may, anukaamas cha may,
Kaamas cha may,  soumanasas cha may,  bhadram cha may, sreyas cha may,
Vasyas cha may,  yasas cha may, bhagas cha may, dravinam cha may,
Yantha cha may, dhartas cha may, ksemas cha may,  druthis cha may,
Viswam cha may, mahas cha may, samvich cha may, jnathram cha may,
Suus cha may,  prasoos cha may, seeram cha may, layas cha may, hritham cha may,
Amrutham cha may, ayakshmam cha may,  anamas cha may, jeevathus cha may,
Deergayuthwam cha may,  anaamithram cha may, abhayam cha may, sugam cha may,
Sayanam cha may, sooshaa cha may, sudhinam cha may. 3

Pleasures of this world are with me, Pleasures of other world are with me,
Liking is with me, The desire due to that is with me,
The result of the desire is with me, Relatives sweet to the mind are with me,
Security is with me, Great fame is with me, Good habitats are with me,
All good luck is with me, All wealth is with me,
Teacher showing the way is with me, One who carries me like father is with me,
Protection of  assets is with me, Courage is with me,
Good to all are with me, Reward is with me,
Knowledge of Vedas and science is with me, Capacity to teach is with me,
Capacity to order is with me, Capacity to get work done is with me,
Wealth of cattle is with me, Destruction of blocks in my path are with me,
Fire sacrifices  and other good deeds are with me, The good result of such action is with me,
Freedom from tuberculosis is with me, Freedom from small fevers are with me,
The medicine for life without sickness is with me, Long life is with me,
The state of all people being my friends is with me, Absence of fear is with me,
Good conduct is with me, Good sleep is with me,
Good mornings are with me, Good days are with me,
And all these are with me,
Because I worship Rudra.

Oorkas cha may, sunoothas cha may, payas cha may,rasas cha may,
Gruthams cha may, madhu cha may, sagdhis cha may, sapeethis cha may,
Krushis cha may, vrushtis cha may, jaithram cha may, oudbheedhyam cha may,
Rayis cha may, raayas cha may, pushtam cha may, pushtis cha may,
Vibhus cha may, prabhus cha may, bahu cha may, bhooyas cha may,
Poorna cha may, poorna tharam cha may, aakshithis  cha may, kooyavaas cha may,
Annam cha may,  akshu cha may,  vreehayas cha may,  yavaas cha may, bhashaas cha may,
Thilaas cha may,  mudhgas cha may,  kkhalvas cha may, godhumas cha may,
Masooras cha may, priyangavas cha may, anavas cha may, sayaamaakas cha may,
Neevaaras cha may.               4

Food is with me, Good words are with me,
Milk is with me, The essence of milk is with me,
Ghee is with me, Honey is with me,
Taking food together with relatives is with me, Drinking together is with me,
Agriculture is with me, Rain is with me,
Land which gives victory is with me, roduction out of plants and trees are with me,
Gold is with me, Gems are with me,
Greatness that wealth brings is with me,
Health is with me, Wealthy harvest is with me,
Fame that the harvest brings is with me,
Many good things that harvests brings are with me,
Further and further growth is with me,
Completeness is with me, State above perfection is with me,
Deathless state is with me,
Maize is with me, Rice food is with me,
Wheat is with me, Black gram is with me,
Oil seeds are with me, Green gram is with me,
Other grams are with me, All types of wheat are with me,
Masoor dhal is with me, Lentils are with me,
Sorghum is with me, Millets are with me,
Red rice is with me, And all these are with me,
Because I worship Rudra.

Asmas cha may, mruthikas cha may, girayas cha may, parvathaas cha may, sikathaas cha may,
Vanaspathayas cha may, hiranyam cha may, vyas cha may, seesa cha may,
Thrapus cha may, sayaamam cha may, loham cha may, agnischa may, aapas cha may,
Veerudhas cha may, ooshadhyas cha may,krushtapachyam cha mayAkrushtapachyam cha may,
Graamyas cha may, pasava aaranyas cha may, yagnena kalpantham vitham cha may,
Vithischa me, bhootham cha may, bhoothischa me vasus cha may, Vasathis cha may,
Karma cha may, sakthis cha may, arthas cha may, eemas cha may , ithis cha may,
Gathis cha may.    5

Stones are with me. Mud is with me, Hills are with me, Mountains are with me,
Sand is with me, All that grows from soil is with me,
Gold is with me, Steel  is with me, Lead is with me, Zinc is with me,
Black iron is with me, Other metals like copper are with me,
Fire is with me, Water is with me,
Climbing plants are with me, Medicinal herbs are with me,
All, which is cultivated, is with me, All produce, which is not cultivated, is with me,
All that is in villages is with me, All that is in the forest is with me,
All animals are with me, All material required for fire sacrifice are with me,
All assets inherited by me are with me, All assets of children and friends are with me,
All my assets are with me, All movable property is with me, All immovable property is with me, All religious duties are with me, Strength to do duty is with me,
Good results of duty are with me, Pleasures that can be attained are with me,
Methods to attain such pleasures are with me, Attainments are with me,
And all these are with me,
Because I worship Rudra.

Agnis cha ma indras cha may, somas cha ma indras cha may,
Savithaas cha ma indras cha may, Sarswathi cha ma indras cha may,
Pooshaa cha ma indras cha may, Brahaspathees cha ma indras cha may,
Mithras cha ma indras cha may, varunas cha ma indras cha may,
Twashtaas cha ma indras cha may, Dhaathhas cha ma indras cha may,
Vishnus cha ma indras cha may, Aswinou cha ma indras cha may,
Maruthas cha ma indras cha may, Viswe cha ma indras cha may,
Prithvee cha ma indras cha may, Aanthareeksham cha ma indras cha may,
Dhyous cha ma indras cha may, dhisas cha ma indras cha may,
Moordhaas cha ma indras cha may, prajaapathis cha ma indras cha may.                      6

Fire and Indra, Moon and Indra, Sun and Indra, Saraswathi and Indra,
Pooshaa and Indra, Teacher of Gods and Indra, Mithra and Indra,
Varuna and Indra, Twashtaa and Indra, Dhathaa and Indra, Vishnu and Indra,
Aswini devas and Indra, Marut devas and Indra, Viswe devas and Indra,
Earth and Indra, Atmosphere and Indra, Heaven and Indra,
Four Directions and Indra, The direction over head and Indra, And Prajaa pathi and Indra. Would bless me.

Amsus cha may, rasmis cha may, Aadhabhyas cha me, Adhipathis cha may,
Upamsus cha may, antharyaamas cha may, aindravaayavas cha may,
Maithraa varunas cha may, Aaswinas cha may, prathiprasthaanas cha may,
Shukras cha may, mandhis cha may, Aagrayanas cha may, Vaiswa devas cha may,
Druvas cha may, Vaisaanaras cha may, hriruth gruhas cha may, athi grahyas cha may,
Aindragnas cha may,  vaiswa devas cha may, maruthvadheeyas cha may, mahendryas cha may,
Aadhithyas cha may, saavithras cha may, saarasvathas cha may, paishnas cha may,
Paathnivathas cha may, haari yojanas cha may.     7

(Please note that the following are vessels used in the fire sacrifice and since I am not familiar with what they are, I am unable to translate them and have given them as such)

The vessels for Soma Yaga are with me, The rays of sun are with me,
The vessels of Adhaabhya are with me, The vessels of curd are with me,
The vessels to give planet Venus with the juice of Soma are with me,
The vessels of Andaryaama are with me,
The vessels to give planet Indra with the juice of Soma are with me,
The vessels to give Maithra Varuna with the juice of Soma are with me,
The month of aaswina is with me, The prathi prasthaana is with me,
Shukraa is with me, Mandhee is with me, Aagrayana is with me,
Vaiswa deva is with me, The vessels to give star Dhruva with  the juice of Soma are with me, The vessels to give seasons with  the juice of Soma are with me,
Adhigraahya is with me, Aindraagna is with me, Vaiswa deva is with me,
Mrud vadheeya is with me, Maahendra is with me,
Saveethra is with me, The vessels to give Saraswathi  with the juice of Soma are with me, Poushna is with me, Paathni vadha is with me And Haari yojana is with me,
And all these are with me,
As I worship Rudra.

Idmas cha may, barhis cha may, vedhis cha may, thisnyaas cha may,
Suchas cha may, chamasaas cha may, gravaanas cha may, swaravas cha may,
Uparavaas cha may, adhishavanes cha may, drona kalasa cha may,
Vaayvyaani cha may, poothamus cha may, aagavaneeyas cha may,
Aagneetham cha may, havirgaanaam cha may, gruhaas cha may, sadas cha may,
Purodasas cha may, pachathaascha may, avabhoodhas cha may,
Swagaakaaras cha may.         8

(Please note that the following are other materials required for the fire sacrifice and since I am not familiar with what they are, I am unable to translate them and have given them as such)

Tender branch pieces of banyan (Samith) are with me
Durbha grass is with me, The sacrifice platform is with me,
The place to sit for those who do the sacrifice is with me,
The ladles for doing the fire sacrifice is with me,
The vessels for drinking Soma juice is with me,
The stones for crushing the Soma creeper is with me,
The wooden pieces are with me, The holes dug in the earth is with me,
The plank used to extract juice out of soma creeper is with me, The drona pot is with me,
The vaayavyas are with me, The holy pots are with me, The aadavaneeya vessels are with me, The stage of Aagnidran is with me,
The platform for keeping materials to be put in fire is with me,
The place for woman to sit is with me,
The general place for those who want to attend is with me,
The cooked rice meant for fire sacrifice is with me,
The platforms for animal sacrifice is with me,
The bathing done at the end of the sacrifice is with me,
And the burning of Samiths in the fire is with me,
And all these materials meant for fire sacrifice come to me ,
As I am a devotee of Rudra.

Agnis cha may, garmas cha may, arkas cha may, sooryas cha may,
Praanas cha may, aswa medhas cha may, pruthvee cha may,  adithis cha may,
Dithis cha may, dhyous cha may, sakvaree-rangulayos cha may,
Yagnena kalpaantharug cha may,  saama cha may, sthomas cha may,
Yajus cha may,  deekshas cha may, tapas cha may, hruthus cha may, vrutham cha may,

Let fire be made over to me,
Let what has to be done before the fire sacrifice be made over to me,
Let Arka sacrifice be made over to me, Let sun sacrifice be made over to me,
Let the soul sacrifice be made over to me, Let horse sacrifice be made over to me,
Let the God of earth be made over to me, Let the Adhithi God be made over to me,
Let the Thidhi God be made over to me, Let Gods of heaven be made over to me,
Let the  sakvaree meter be made over to me,
Let the limbs of supreme purusha be made over to me,
Let the different directions be made over to me,
Let Rig-veda be made over to me, Let Saama Veda be made over to me,
Let Yajur Veda be made over to me,
Let the sanctity required to do the fire sacrifice be made over to me,
Let the starving rites which would remove sins be made over to me,
Let the proper time for fire sacrifice be made over to me,
Let the rite of drinking milk from one udder of the cow be made over to me,
Let good crop made by ceaseless rain in night and day be made over to me,
Let the singing of Samaa be made to me,
As I am the devotee of Rudra.

Garbhaa se vatsaa cha may, trayavus cha may, trayavee cha may,
Dhitya vaat cha may, dhiyou hee cha may, pancha vib cha may,
Panchaa vee cha may, trivatsas cha may, trivatsaa cha may,
Turya vaat cha may, thuryou hee shashta vaat cha may,shshtou hee cha may,
Ukshaa cha may, vasaa cha may,
Rishabhas cha may, vehascha may, meagadvaa s cha may, dhenus cha may,
Aayu yagnena  kalpathaam praano yagnena kalpathaam apano,
Yagnena kalpathaam  yyano yagnena kalpathaam chakshur, yagnena kalpathaam srothram,
yagnena kalpathaam mano, yagnena kalpathaam  vag yagnena kalpathaam athma,
Yagnena kalpathaam yagne, yagnena kalpathaam. 10

Let cows with calves in the womb be made over to me, Let calves be made over to me,
Let one and half year old bulls be made over to me,
Let one and half year old cows made over to me,
Let two-year-old bulls be made over to me, Let two-year-old cows be made over to me,
Let two and half year old bulls be made over to me,
Let two and half year old cows be made over to me,
Let three-year-old bulls be made over to me, Let three-year-old cows be made over to me,
Let three and half old bulls be made over to me, Let three and half year old cows be made over to me,
Let four-year-old bulls be made over to me, Let four-year-old cows be made over to me,
Let breeding bulls be made over to me, Let barren cows be made over to me,
Let bullocks be made over to me, Let cows which have young calves be made over to me,
By the fire sacrifice that I perform.
Let the fire sacrifice give me long life, Let fire sacrifice give me inhaled air,
Let fire sacrifice give me exhaled air, Let fire sacrifice give me able eyes,
Let fire sacrifice give me able ears, Let fire sacrifice give me able mind,
Let fire sacrifice give me able words, Let fire sacrifice give me an able soul,
Let fire sacrifice give me ability to perform more fire sacrifices.

Eka cha me, thisra cha may, panchas cha may, saptha cha may,
Ekadasa cha may, tryodasa cha may, pancha dasa cha may, saptha dasa cha may,
Nava dasa cha may, eka trimsathis cha may, tryovimsathis cha may,
Pancha vimsathis cha may, saptha vimsathis cha may, nava vimsathis cha may,
Eka trimsathis cha may, tryatrimsathis cha may, pancha trimsathis cha may,
Chathasras cha may, ashtou cha may, dwadasa cha may, shodasa cha may,
Vimsathis cha may, chatur vimsathis cha may,  ashtaa vimsathis cha may,
Dwathrimasthis cha may, shat trimsas cha may, chatvarimsa cha may,
Chathus chathvarimsa cha may, ashta chatvarimsa cha may,
Vaajas cha prasavas cha  pijascha kradis cha suvas cha  moordha cha
Vyasniyas cha anthyayanas cha   anthyas cha

One is with me.* Three is with me, Five is with me,
Seven is with me, Nine is with me, Eleven is with me,
Thirteen is with me, Fifteen is with me, Seventeen is with me,
Nineteen is with me, Twenty-one is with me, Twenty-three is with me,
Twenty-five is with me, Twenty-seven is with me, Twenty-nine is with me,
Thirty-one is with me, Thirty-three is with me, Four is with me,
Eight is with me, Twelve is with me, Sixteen is with me,
Twenty is with me, Twenty-four is with me, Twenty-eight is with me,
Thirty-two is with me. Thirty-six is with me, Forty is with me,
Forty-four is with me, Forty-eight is with me, Food is with me,
Production of food is with me, Growth of food is with me, Fire sacrifice is with me,
And I request The Sun, the reason of all this and  The sky at the top and
The gods presiding over the sky and The gods presiding over deluge and
The deluge and The gods presiding over the world and
The world and The god presiding over everything,
To be merciful on me.

Idaa  deva hoor- manur yagnaneer-brihaspathir
Ukthaa madhanee samsishat viswe devaa  sooktha vachaa
Prithvi  maatharma
Vaacha mudhyaasam susrushenyam manshyebhyastham maa
Om shanthi Om shanthi Om shanthi.
Kaama dhenu  summons the devaas,

Manu conducts the sacrifice, Brihaspathi chants the joy giving manthraas,
Viswe devaas tell the methods, Oh mother goddess of earth,
Do not give trouble to me. I would think by my mind only sweet things,
I would do only sweet things, I would take only sweet things for worship of devas,
I would talk of only sweet things, I would only give sweetest things with devaas,
And men who want to hear good things, Let the devas protect me who does this way,
And let my ancestor gods protect me.
Let there be peace, let there be peace, let there be peace.

Ithi  Sri Krishna yajur vediya thaithreeya  samhithaayam, Chathurth kande  sapthama prapataka.

Thus ends the seventh section of the fourth chapter, From the Thaithreeya collection of Krishna Yajur Veda.

~ Translated by Siva. P. R. Ramachander; Chants sung by the famous Challakere Brothers, Sri MS Venugopal and Sri MS Srinivasan.

• MP Udayanarayana says:

Nice & Wonderfull

• krishna says:

fantastic…and thx for the detailed explanation.
dna related info in vedas much before this kid called science n tech took birth.

• Mohan says:

Proud to be a Hindu….

• shyamala says:

Too good very simple explanation thanks a lot for the information .

• KP Sudhakar says:

Vedas are getting unfolded to present intellect or rather present human intellect in the form of Science is nearing the Vedic knowledge (observe the mitochondrial & nuclear base pairs of DNA). Soon we may decipher Vedic knowledge, scientifically. Namaskaram!

Wonderful Video I have ever seen. Thanks a lot for sharing this.

• V. KANAGARAJ says:

EXCELLENT ARTICLE. THOUGHT PROVOKING.

• Ashwini says:

Thanks for posting with meaning…Feeling good to know how meaningful it is..

• Nagarajan says:

Excellent. I am learning now and the calculation is amazing.

• K Ramiah says:

Very useful treasure.

• Pkn swamy says:

Excellent job to ventilate the benefits of vedic mantras, particularly during the time when western culture is influenceing ours. This may help such people. More enlightenment is needed.

• Raj Kumar Jha says:

As wonderful as Sanatana Dharma

• Narayan says:

One extremely important & crucial factor of the societies our ancestors created was the ability of the individual to think critically & ask questions [even extremely silly or foolish questions & ideas, as those posed by Charvaka – were never banned].

Yes, our ancestors were amazing and they did achieve some amazing feats – absolutely no doubt about that. But, one must remember to think critically – rather than blindly buying anything that is written. I call this blind following the abhramization of Sanathan Dharma & its proponents, supporters. We’re not a society based on blind faith.

I request the author to encourage people to ask questions such as:
1. Why 11 – why not 12 or 10 or 13? Who decided it must be 11 times? How did they arrive at this decision?

2. Why is Gayathri mantra not recited 11 or 121 times – but rather 108 times? And, during Avani-avittam (gayathri pooja) – why it is 1008 times & not 1331 times?

3. If the brahmanas are showcased as the evil people – why are the most potent, most-loved avatars (Krishna, Rama) – why are none of them brahmana/brahmin – almost every avatara is Kshathriya. Why so?

4. Unjavruthi – or the procedure prescribed to brahmins to sustain themselves – why is Sanskriti Magazine not providing details about this? Sharing these information will help others (especially those dalit-activists and certain others who always blame everything on brahmins) to learn the truth.

5. Our ancestors have achieved some extremely amazing feats of engineering – when the rest of the world were creating leaning-towers. How come these achievements are never showcased – even the so-called abdul kalam never bothered about understanding or appreciating the great engineering feats of our ancestors.

We, if we choose to continue following Sanathan Dharm, then we must ask questions – critical questions. Otherwise, we’ll be abrahmaized and follow the sheperd/cow-herd like a group of cattle.

• Vikram Bhat says:

Dear Mr. Narayan,I had the same question as to why Gayatri mantra needs to enchanted 108 times. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has given a scientific rationale. Please view it.

Regards,
Vikram

• V krishnamoorthy says:

its really useful to publish the meaning, because only if we understand, the chanting will more effective and purposeful .. Thanks for the efforts.

• Prabhakara S N says:

Very informative. One should understand the meaning before chanting

• Namaskaram, a wonderful description of the Rudram.

• HARI says:

Very Informative. Excellent Job………..

• Manjusha says:

Very very useful n Informative article.thanks alot.

• Thinker says:

May be we should first read the gita, four vedas and upanishads as a basic to understand and then we might stop asking the pragmatic logical rational questions but introspective the details through years of hard possessed knowledge.

• V.Venkatasubramanyan. says:

I have been reciting Rudram and chamakam for many years daily. Now knowing the meaning in such detail adds to the knowledge and satisfaction. Thank you

• Sreedevi says:

Very nice one worth understanding….:)

• Tejus says:

Thank you. I have been searching for proper translation for a long time. Found it in your article.

• Manjunath says:

Nice information.. Tq.

• narasimiha murthy, SIVAraju says:

om namassivaha.excellent work.