WHY DO WE PERFORM ATI RUDRAM MAHA YAJNAM?
Ati Rudram Maha Yajnam is performed for the physical and mental welfare of all beings in the world and for universal peace and prosperity. All are welcome to attend.
WHAT IS RUDRAM?
Sri Rudram is the center of the entire Vedas. Sri Rudram consists of 11 chapters (Anuvakams) each of Namakam and Chamakam. Namakam extols the divine light of the creator reflected in Creation. Chamakam invokes the grace of the Divine for various material and spiritual benefits, which are in turn offered for universal peace and well being. The vibrations of this supreme hymn, Sri Rudram, purifies the individual at all levels including body, mind, and intellect. Purification of the self leads to realizing the divinity within, as unity of Creation and the Creator.
WHAT IS ATI RUDRAM?
It is the most potent and highest offering that involves the chanting of Namakam for 14,641 times along with Chamakam for 1,331 times by 12 priests and 121 Ritwiks (those well versed in chanting) over a period of 11 days.
WHAT IS ATI RUDRA MAHA YAJNAM?
It is the chanting of Ati Rudram in combination with Yajna (Sacred Fire) and Abhishekam (worship using holy waters, milk, honey, etc,). Performing these rituals, while chanting, amplifies the power of the mantras several thousand times.
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