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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I am glad you found the post useful. What kind of beings they are, who they are by nature, what is those role in hinduism or rurra worship of Deity?

Ekadasa Rudra (11 Rudra Avatars)

His crest is adorned by crescent moon. In him, the sovereign Isana of this world; the power of divinity Asurya is inherent; and, from him that power never departs. Rig Veda mentions a set of thirty-three deities.

Dear riverineThank you. Prana vava Rudra ete hidam sarvam rodayanti. The lower right hand gestures protection abhaya and the left bestowing the boon varada. You may please post your comments on The Rudras Eleven on http: 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.

I reckon many of the major libraries in the continent have books on ancient Indian sculpture. They hold, fudra various combinations, the instruments such as: Shri Rao I came by to Sulekha to check if rudr was something I had missed from you in all these days — ruvra I am glad I did!


Thanks a lot for reply, best regards, Atma Raga. Shata rudriyam- Rudra prashna. Rudra is described sometimes as tawny bablusha ruddy complexion. But, one cannot make out which are those Rudras, their names or special attributes, because all are made to look alike.

The text prescribes that Rudra could be depicted in seated aasana or standing sthanaka posture. It gives elaborate description of how Mahadeva or Mahesvara should be depicted. Your blog is very helpful for me, as i am trying to study hinduism. Views Read Edit View history. Each small square is symmetric with crossed lines forming triangles.

As it is often said, the term Shiva occurs in Rig Veda eighteen times. In the Shata-rudriyaor the hundred names of Rudra, or the famous Namaka hymn of Rudra Prashna found in the Vajasaneyi samhita of Yajurveda: Crystal white complexion; matted hair done like a crown with a crescent moon in it; ten arms carrying rosary, trident, skull-cup, goad and gesturing assurance rrudra the right ;gesture of protection.

In the popular depictions of the Rudras as posted at the top of the blog and the two ekadass below ekadasq Rudras are made to look like the central figure of Shiva. Yellow garments; two arms; three eyed; the right holding rosary and the left carrying a fruit maatulinga – Rupamandana.

Vishnudharmottara states that Mahadeva should be have a moon like complexion and seated on a bull. As he is an auspicious one, he is called Shiva. He is said to have healing remedies RV 1. All four faces with the exception of the north face Vamadeva two eyed should be three —eyed.


The myths and legends that allege the origin of the Rudra abound. 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. They are considered as friends, messengers and aspects of Rudra.

Kindly let me know if I can be of any assistance. There are a variety of stories. You may please post your comments on The Rudras Eleven on.

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His front two hands bestow blessing varada and assurance or protection abhaya. Retrieved from ” https: But, each of them represents a certain aspect of Shiva or Rudra. It appears; Rudra had his origins in the pre-Vedic distant past lost in the antiquity.

He has deep red complexion.

Skull-cup, book, rope and damaru drum. 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.

They are the ekadaxa of the beings and the created world; the decay and destruction sets in when they refuse to support. Thank you for your observation.