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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Often brutal, though usually good humoured, they are feared by everyone. Writing this article has been a sort of education to me.

These texts do provide interesting iconographic details and, at times, illustrations too.

As he is an auspicious one, he is called Shiva. They have yellow throats, hold tridents and skulls and have ekaxasa crescent moon on their foreheads. G Gnanananda from his eksdasa book Rupa Lakshana sangraha. Rudra is a divinity of the subtle world, the sphere of space, the mid sphere between the earth and the Sun Rig Veda 5. They are present everywhere, manifest in millions of forms in as many abodes; and influence every aspect of creation sahasrani sahasrasho ye rudra adhi bhumyam… ; and they are there even in the food we eat and drink we consume ye anneshu vividhyanti prateshu pibato janan.

Could i ask you another question? Prayers are submitted to Rudra: However, each tradition, each text has its own set of eleven Rudras, according to its priorities.

G Gnanananda from his wonderful book Rupa Lakshana sangraha. He is three eyed and two armed; the hands gesturing protection and boons; and carrying a book and a rosary. Prana vava Rudra ete hidam sarvam rodayanti.

Rudras – Wikipedia

But at the end, I fear, it might leave you a bit e,adasa. Each school, text or authority identifies its own set of eleven Rudras according to their priorities. Rudra is thus regarded with a kind of cringing fear and respect. In the meanwhile please keep talking.


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.

It appears, 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.

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.

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

I Yebhih Shivah svavam yevayabhihi Divaha sishakti svayasha nikamabhihi. It needs a rather lengthy explanation. Now, I am more enlightened. Five faced each with three eyes; endowed with eighteen arms holding various weapons-axe, bow, arrow, khatvanga etc; skull-cup, book, rosary, water-pot, lotus, rjdra gesturing assurance and benediction.

The number of Maruts varies. It is about ‘Dwarapal’. Rudras are forms rkadasa followers of the god Rudra – Shiva and make eleven of the Thirty-three gods in the Hindu pantheon.

Agni Purana Ch Rudra in the Rig-Veda Samhita is a highly complex divine character. Aja; Ekapada; Abhirbhudya; Hara; Shambu: His crest is adorned by crescent moon. Please use the audio clip and do listen to the Rudra recitation.

In most other texts the information provided is incomplete or is meagre. Rudra is also described through various other terms related to forest-dwellers, hunters and artisans. Five faced; ten armed. Since the reply is fairly long; and I do not know how to upload pictures on the Comments page, I am posting this as a blog.

These are the Rudras. The Vishnu Purana narrates that Rudra — here identified with Shiva — was born from the anger of the creator-god Brahma. Complexion resembling blue-lotus; reddish eyebrows; three eyes of rdra tinge; fierce face with sharp tusks; all ornaments including sacred-thread made of snakes; garland of scorpions; band of skulls kapala mala round the matted hair yellow in colour done like a crown; eight arms —the hands on the right holding trident, rurra axe, sword and cudgel; while the left hands hold khatvangaskull dudra, shield and noose.


They weave their matted hair in the form of ekadasq crown, to which a crescent moon is stuck. His crest is adorned by crescent moon.

Iconography of the Rudras Rudra is known for his wealth. Search Member Search Keyword. His four faces should all be looking placid and the fifth one facing south should be fierce wearing a garland of skulls. But poets of the Rigveda forced the Maruts to take the position of the Rudras in order to give status to the Vedic god Rudra. His limbs are reddish —dark in colour; he wears dark garments; holds a majestic staff death and is richly ornamented.

Yebhih Shivah svavam yevayabhihi He is not purely benefic like other Rig Vedic gods, but he is not malevolent either. His five faces glow with crystal like luster; Vamadeva face has yellow tinge; Aghora face in blue with sharp fierce tusks; Tatpurusha face is red like lotus with divine grace; Isana face is dark and handsome; and Sadyojatha is clear and bright like a crystal.

Suffice it to say, all those legends have in common the Shiva, anger, howling or crying out loud. According to Jothish Sastras Astrology:

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