Sunday, 12 July 2015

Learn Sri Rudram and Chamakam ( extremely powerful shiva mantra )



Scroll article further down to read on the benefits and details on this Powerful chant.

Three links  you can use for Sri Rudram chanting tutorials :

(1) Website for lyrics and audio (  can be downloaded )- Click here.

(2)  Website with intonation tutor.You will be able to play the audio for the desired part as many times you want - Click here 

(3) Youtube tutorial videos -Click here

You may click on any of the links above to learn.Whichever which is best for you,use it.Much effort is put to enable everyone to learn vedic chanting easily.
Should you need a guide to check your chanting,send your voice recording of the mantra via whatsapp to +60163059916.

In these tutorial links,there are several other vedam chantings namely , Ganapathi Prarthana and Kshaama Prarthana besides Sri Rudram.

What is Ganapathi Prarthana for ?

- The Ganapathi Prarthana is chanted before the Vedam.Chant for Lord Ganesha is done to remove obstacles.So as a norm,a vedam chant begins with the Ganapathi Prarthana.

What is Kshaama Prarthana for ? 

 - This is a chant done at the ending of the vedam.We may tend to make mistakes in pronunciation when chanting the Vedam.The Kshaama Prarthana chant is done at the end of the Vedam as  a forgiveness and so that our chant is accepted.

So in conclusion the sequence to chant is :

(1) Ganapathi Prarthana

(2) Sri Rudram  and Chamakam
(3) Kshaama Prarthana



The Sri Rudram is the middle part of Krishna Yajur Veda and is an extremely powerful veda mantra.The Sri Rudram is followed by another veda mantra called 'Chamakam'.These two are chanted together.

What are veda mantras ? Click here to read 

                   Video : Bringing heavy rain with Rudram chant

 So Sri Rudram chant basically proceeds from Namakam to Chamakam.And each consists of 11 anuvakas ( chapters ).So there are 11 anuvakas in Namakam and 11 anuvakas in Chamakam.
These tutorial links enable you to learn the anuvakas part by part.You can also chant them part by part before mastering the entire chant.

 For example,once you have learnt the first anuvaka,you can chant it already,while learning the other anuvakas.

One easy method people use is to chant along with the audio.Keep the lyrics with you and put on the audio,and chant along.Also listen to the sri rudram chanting often so it gets into you subconsiously.Many people sleep while listening to the sri rudram also.

Gayatri mantra chanting greatly enhances learning of vedam too.
Gayatri mantra japa is very highly suggested for easy grasping and learning of Sri Rudram.

( Make sure to chant the gayatri mantra correctly - learn it HERE )


Video above : Baghwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba emphasises on the importance of Sri Rudram chanting

   Baghwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba has put great emphasis on Veda chanting especially the Sri Rudram.In fact,He says that every community,every individual should chant the Vedam.In Prashanti Nilayam,the Sri Rudram chant is conducted intensely.People from allover the globe such as middle east,Europe,Asia learn the Sri  Rudram there.

 Today,under the emphasis of Baba,myriad of devotees all over the world are learning and chanting the Sri Rudram.

                            Europeans learning the Sri Rudram

                       American boys chanting the Sri Rudram.

Hence,it is essential that everyone learns the Vedam.Spread them across the world.

The Glory of Sri Rudram

Video above : A powerful and rare video of Rudram chanting by 12
                       pandits of Benaras.Listen to it and feel the power of
                       Sri Rudram.It will heal you from everything.

  It is said: “By reciting Veda once, he becomes pure on that day, 

but by reciting Rudram the very next moment he gets purified.” 

Yet another verse declares: “Where a devout reciter of the Rudram 

lives, be it in a village or town, that place will be free from disease, 

drought, thefts, and other ills.”

Śiva Purāṇa further explains: “By chanting Rudram, one gains both 

worldly pleasures and liberation.”

  Sri Rudram 

  Click here to watch an experimental proof showing how the Sri Rudram purifies a polluted environment

Standing in the river and reciting this sacred scripture is regarded as specially efficacious, and bestows Moksha on the devotee.

Rudra Pasupathi Nayanar was a great devotee of Lord Siva and he resorted to this Sadhana. He used to recite Sri Rudram standing in water, neck deep and was, therefore, blessed by the Lord with Moksha.


There are also few experiments done on Sri Rudram.As to how the Sri Rudram chant can immediately purify an environment.Click on the following links below : 

(1) Sri Rudram chant purifying polluted environment 

Benefits and explanation on the Sri Rudram

Sri Rudram is a very powerful Vedic hymn from the ancient Yajur Veda.Some even say Sri Rudram to be the most powerful veda mantra.Did you know that this chant is so powerful and important that every homam has parts from the Rudram ?.Chanting or listening to the Sri Rudram purifies the individuals at all levels including body,mind and intellect. 
Repeating the word Namaha ( the word Namah comes in the Sri Rudram very often) in our inner space breaks the unconscious part of our mind where the root cause of all health problems resides.Simply chanting the Sri Rudram with awareness can directly destroy the root of all mental and physical health problems.

  The number 11 holds significance in Sri Rudram chant.Other than 11 anuvakas in Namakam and Chamakam,Eleven recitations of Rudram followed by one recitation of Chamakam is called Ekadasa Rudram. This constitutes one unit of Rudra Homam. Eleven rounds of Ekadasa Rudram makes one Laghu Rudram. Eleven Laghu Rudra Chantings make one Maharudram and eleven Maharudram recitations is the Atirudram.

Everyday One Maharudram is completed and in eleven days an Atirudra Mahayagnam is completed. Thus in the Atirudra Mahayagnam, the Srirudram hymn is chanted in all 14,641 times by 121 Ritwiks in 11 days with the performance of 1331 rudra Homams simultaneously.

It is part of the Yajur Veda and one of the greatest of the Vedic hymns for all round benefits and to remove all doshas and difficulties.

In most of the poojas and homas it recited by the Vedic pundits. Sri Rudram is in two parts.

The first part, chapter 16 of the Yajurveda, is known as Namakam because of the repeated use of the word "Namo" in it. The second part, chapter 18 of the Yajurveda, is known as chamakam because of the repeated use of the words "Chame".

Actual picture of Lord Shiva.Materialised by Baghwan Sathya Sai.

Rudram is divided into 11 sections called Anuvakas.

In the first Anuvaka, Rudra is asked to turn away his Ghora rupa (fierce appearance) and to please keep his and his followers' weapons at bay.

Having been pacified, Rudra is requested to destroy the sins of those for whom it is being chanted.
Apart from being a hymn devoted Lord Shiva, Srirudram also contains many hidden secrets in coded format. For example the verses contain coded instructions for preparing various ayurvedic medicines.

This first Anuvaka is chanted to destroy all sins, obtain leadership and divine benevolence, protection from famine, freedom from fear, obtain food, and protect cows, for absence from untimely fear of death, of tigers, thieves, from monsters, devils, demons. It is also chanted as a shield (kavaca) for virulent fever, to cure diseases, fetal disorders,
absolution from evils stars and bad karma, for the fulfilment of ones desires, sumptuous rainfall, family protection, blessings with good children, fulfillment of all material desires and the destruction of enemies.

In the second Anuvaka, Rudra is prayed to as one who pervades the earth and as the green foliage and heritage of medicinal herbs. He is asked to loosen the bonds of samsara (illusion). This Anuvaka is chanted for the destruction of enemies, possession of wealth, getting kingdom (getting Job) and possession of intelligence.

In the third Anuvaka Rudra is described as the Lord of thieves who exists in everything. He is Sarvatma; the self of all. In this context, we who are unenlightened have stolen the immortal status of the Self and replaced it with our own limited conception of ego. And in turn it is Rudra who will come and steal our ignorance from us, restoring us to our natural status of enlightenment. This Anuvaka is also chanted for the cure of diseases.

In the fourth Anuvaka, Rudra is described as the creator and worker of all kinds. He is the cause of both the significant and minor.This Anuvaka is chanted for the cure of tuberculosis, diabetics and leprosy.

In the fifth Anuvaka Rudra's existence in running waters is praised and his five activities are described (creation of the universe, preservation of it, destruction at the time of Pralaya, bondage in ignorance and the release of moksha).

In the sixth Anuvaka Rudra is identified with time (Kalarupa).He is described as the source of the different worlds, Shrutis (Vedas) and its essence in Vedanta. The fifth and sixth Anuvakas are chanted for the expansion of one's own assets, victory against enemies, blessings for a son with the stature of Rudra, avoidance of a miscarriage and easy childbirth, averting difficult astrology and protection of one's own son.

In the seventh Anuvaka his all-pervading presence in waters, rains, clouds, storms and its various forms are described.
This Anuvaka is chanted for the increase of intelligence, improvement of health, wealth, progeny, clothes, cows, sons, education, lands, longevity and obtaining liberation.

In the eighth Anuvaka Rudra is described as He who illumines other Gods and confers powers on them.
He is seen as ever present in holy rivers and He who can absolve all sins.
This Anuvaka is chanted for the destruction of enemies and possession of ones own kingdom (lands).

In the ninth Anuvaka the strength and power his attendants is
celebrated because they illumine the gods and the world and control the forces of the universe. This Anuvaka is chanted for obtaining gold, a good wife, a job, and the blessings of a son who will be devoted to Lord Shiva.
In the tenth Anuvaka Rudra is again asked to shed his fury and shower benevolence by his displaying his Pinaka bow without arrows and to gracefully appear with his tiger skin on his body with pleasing countenance ready to shower boons upon his devotees.

This Anuvaka is chanted for possession of wealth, cure of diseases, removal of fear, getting rid of the enmity of powerful people, absence of fear from all living beings, having the vision of Bhairava (Shiva in his most fearful aspect), absence from dangers and fears, blessings and the absolution of sins.

The Namakam is followed by the Chamakam,a prayer that invokes the grace of the divine in various material and spiritual powers which are in turn offered to the Supreme Being in surrender and sacrifice.
Chamakam is an auspicious Vedic hymn chanted for health and prosperity.

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                 ** May the Supreme  enable ease in learning **

                            the Sri Rudram and Chamakam 



  1. Hi

    I would like to learn Sri Rudram with the help of Guru( Gurumukha) directly . Can you please help me who will teach Sri Rudram and please provide me the contact details.


    1. ADMIN : Dear sir,thanks for your kind enquiry.From my knowledge,you can learn it this way from Putthaparthi ( Prashanti Nilayam ) the guru-shisya way.This is one place I guarantee you can learn it as it is .Devotees from all over the world including Middle East come to Prashanti Nilayam to learnt the Sri Rudram.

    2. namaste' Rudram 11 material

      Devanagari, transliteration and translation text

      Sri Rudram and Camakam devanagari, transliteration and English translation with additional commentaries by Dr. R.L. Kashyap from SAKSI (Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture), Bangalore, India. Also includes a text with phonetic changes of anusvara and visarga.

    3. To Learn Rudram, I find this app Learn Shri Rudram very useful and it is very easy to learn -- Check this.

  2. Open my third eyes ....thank you

    1. ADMIN : You are most welcome sir.Hara Om

  3. Thanks so much.I will definitely learn the rudram and chant it ! It must be due to some punya that I came across this website.Thanks so much for your effort.

  4. namaste' <3 Unite Europe by organizing collective chanting of Sri Rudram (chanting Namakam for 11 times with one Chamakam) in different locations throughout Europe.

    1. ADMIN : Thank you Europe Vedam Group. I am actually a great fan of yours and greatly appreciate your great service in enabling people to learn the vedam

  5. namaste' learning materijal <3

  6. namaste' <3 Video links to learn the Sri Rudram along with the inner meaning:

  7. V deeply grateful. Trying to learn what ever little I can imbibe before a trek to his abode.. Kailash Manassarovar

  8. Pranamam,
    very informative and Excellent article about the Sri Rudram.
    Here is the more information about the Sri Rudram and Chamakam.
    Thanks for sharing the article with good images.

  9. Thank You... God bless You forever!

  10. "Om jam saha maam jihvai paalaya saha juum |"
    Benefits of Shiv mantra:
    It is believed that chanting of this mantra before beginning any work, will help us to complete the work smoothly without any difficulties.
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  11. Good blog ! i regularly chant for personal problems and difficulties.
    This is like i believe using a canaon to kill a rat but cant help it . unfortunately the limitated perspetive of human mind and the inner fear makes us do this.
    It will be great if can develop a perspective beyond mundane living and look deep into what the chant stands for, which is addressed to the pure consciousness or the true self that is all Pervasive ... I only know it intellectually .. still struggling to understand!

    1. I caught you as a regular chanter with your analogy of killing a rat with a cannon :)