Lord Shiva is called by another name too, which is ‘Rudra.’ All our
religious books and Vedas adore the meaning of ‘Rudra.’ Yajurveda also
described this word many times. Rudradhyayi is considered a part of
Yajurveda. Rudra signifies ‘Rut,’ which symbolizes ‘to end the suffering.’ In simple words, The one who ends the suffering of all the living beings is Rudra and is Shiva. He is the only one who brings the world on the path of felicity.
Rudrashtadhyayi, which is a part of Yajurveda, sings the anthem of Lord Shiva’s glory in a total of ten chapters. But it is named Rudrashtadhyayi due to the fact that its eighth chapter explains Lord Shiva’s grace, glory, and power. The remaining two chapters are names Shantadhyay and Swasti Prarthnadhyay, respectively. While performing the rituals of Rudrabhishek, these ten chapters are recited, which is called ‘Rupak’ or “Shadang.’
At the same time, if the fifth and eighth chapters, ‘Namak-Chamak,’ are recited repeatedly eleven times, then it is called ‘Ekadishini Rudri.’ In the fifth chapter, the word ‘Namah’ is repeated many times; that’s why it is called Namak. And, in the eighth chapter, the word ‘Chameh’ is repeated many times; that’s why it is called Chamak.
This is the reason why, when both of these chapters (fifth & eighth) are repeated, it is called Namak-Chamak. When ‘Ekadishini Rudri’ is repeated eleven times, it is called ‘Laghu-Rudra.’ And, when ‘Laghu-Rudra’ is repeated eleven times, it is called ‘Maharudra.’ Again, if ‘Maharudra’ is repeated eleven times, it is called ‘Ati-Rudra.’
The biggest purpose of performing Rudra-Puja is that Lord Shiva’s grace is spread throughout the universe. By performing this Puja ceremony, humans attain enlightenment by overpowering sin & felony.
They achieve the Shiva element and attain bliss with the blessings of Lord Shiva. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva is equivalent to worshipping all the lords together. Rudrhopnishad depicts ‘Sarvadevatmako Rudrah Sarveh Devah Shivatmakah,’ which means that ‘Rudra’ exists in all the lords and all the gods and goddesses own ‘Rudratma.’
Out of these, Ekadishini Rudri from the Rudrashtadhyayi is recited eleven times and called Laghu-Rudra. It is also called ‘Panchyamrat.’ This Puja holds great significance due to its effective Mantras being recited by scholarly Brahmins & Pundits. By performing this Puja ceremony, the negative effects and unfavorable energies can be eliminated from life.y, the negative effects and unfavorable energies can be eliminated from life.
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