Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago will be conducting a “MAHARUDRA YAGNA” from February 24 to March 01, 2022
Sri Rudra Yagna is the most sacred and powerful among all the Maha Yagna’s encompassing two Nishkama Karmas namely ‘Deiva Yagna’ (Worship of Divinities) and ‘Manushya Yagna’ (Performed with a large number of Devotees who partake Prasad or Grace of Lord)
Sri Rudram chant is an ancient Vedic hymn and it beholds the Panchakshara Manthra viz., Namashivaya in its core. Through the chanting of Rudra, Lord Shiva’s various aspects and attributes are invoked and worshipped.
Sri Rudram is in two parts. The first part, chapter 16 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 ‘Chame’. Repeated chanting of Rudram in a set pattern multiplies the benefits in many folds for the individual as well as the entire community. Sri Rudram, if chanted for 11 times is known as Rudra Ekadasi. 11 Rudra Ekadasi makes one Lagu Rudram. 11 Lagu Rudrams or 121 Rudra Ekadasi is Maharudram. Before the start of the Maharudram Lord Shiva and other Devatas are first invoked in the Kalasas with appropriate Manthras. Mahanyasam is then chanted to invoke Lord Shiva within ourselves. Thereafter Rudram is chanted and towards the final stages of chanting Rudra Homam is performed. It is very rare that a Yagna of this significance and magnitude can be witnessed. Equally rare is the opportunity for the people to actually participate in the worship. It is done particularly for washing away one’s sins and affliction, for bringing peace, prosperity, and happiness to the community.
All are invited to participate in the Yagna.
Hanuman Mandir of Greater Chicago
NAMASTHE ASTHU BHAGAVAN VISWESWARAYAA
MAHADEVAYAA TRYAMBAKAYA, TRIPURANTHAKAYAA
TRIKAGNI KALAAYA KALAGNI RUDHRAAYA NE-ELA KANTAAYA,
SADASHIVAAYA SRIMAN MAHA DEVAAYA NAMA.