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Samuhik Shravan Maas Rudra Puja

Thursday, May 23 2024
06:28 to 06:28
Rudra Puja at Anushakti Nagar

We (The Art of Living) are delighted to host, at Anushakti Nagar, 
the Samuhik Shravan maas Rudra Puja!
The Puja will be conducted by Swamiji, Veda Pundit 
and Veda boys from the Ashram.

Where : Old Community Centre, Anushakti Nagar
When :  Saturday, 13th August, 7 pm - 9 pm (Shravan Purnima)

All are cordially invited and welcome to the Puja !
so do bring along your family and friends!

For any additional information, you may contact : 

9969480743, 9869677890, 9167006336

For those who would like to know more about the Rudra Puja,
Sankalpas etc, please read on ...




Rudrapuja is an ancient practice that has been followed in India since times immemorial. 

Rudra means Shiva – The Benevolent, The Destroyer of evil. 

Through this Puja one can aim for inner peace and fulfillment.



Understanding the word ‘puja’ : 

 ‘Pu’ means ‘poornatha’, fullness. ‘Ja’ means ‘born out of’. That which is born out of fullness is puja. When your consciousness becomes so full, and in that state, when you do an action, that is known as puja. When the heart is full and you are overwhelmed, when an action is done out of that overwhelming state and gratitude is expressed, that is known as puja.


Importance of Rudra Puja in Shraavan maas

Shraavan is a special month for Shiva. During the auspicious month of Shravaan, it is believed that the Rudra Puja done during this time has a manifold effect on the sankalpas that we take.


This Puja, where Lord Shiva is worshiped in His Rudra form, is hailed by all Vedic scriptures as one of the greatest Pujas to remove all evils, to attain all desires and for all round prosperity. In this Puja after the traditional Ganesha Puja, Kalasha sthapana etc, the Shiva Linga sthapana is done. Then Laghunyasa is recited. The Shivopasana mantra and the 108 names of Lord Shiva are recited. Then Sri Rudram (chapter 16 & 18 of Yajur Veda) is recited and the Shiva Linga abhishekam is done with the prescribed 11 ingredients like water, milk, curd, ghee, honey etc. The Sri Rudram identifies 346 desires of human beings to be fulfilled to have a peaceful daily life and invokes Lord Rudra to fulfill all of them.
The Astrology scriptures have repeatedly prescribed this as a remedy for several planetary Doshas. Whether you want peace or prosperity, progeny or progress in profession, health or wealth the Rudrabhishekam Puja is the ideal one. It will be done in your name and with your sankalpa, i.e., the specific purpose for which you are getting the Puja performed. This Puja will be performed exclusively for you.



When is the shravan month?

This  year the shravan month is from the 31st of August to 30th of September.



Why Rudra Puja

The world is a play of energy, negative and positive. When we pray to Shiva – the Lord of transformation; the entire negative energy around us in the form of disease, depression, and unhappiness gets transformed into peace, prosperity and joy.  Peace around us, in the mind, body and soul.




How is it Performed


This Puja is performed with a crystal “linga”. Each ancient mantra that is chanted gets absorbed in specific materials like curd, milk, ghee, honey etc. This is then offered to Shiva with reverence, love and gratitude.  Specially trained Pandits perform this special Puja. The chanting of the mantras is so pure and meditative that it takes us to a different plane.



What is a Sankalpa? Sankalpa is derived from two words ‘SAT’ (which means Guna) and ‘KALPANA’ (which means imagination).  So Sankalpa means a good intention 

If one wants to sow land, rainy season is the best season as everything supports the growth of a seed. Similarly in shravan the whole universe is placed to support our growth and manifest our sankalpas (positive Intentions).

 How does this pooja work? Just as Sunlight is present everywhere, but when we keep it under a magnifying glass it creates fire.In layman's language- the universe is very precise. At the pooja we make the universe aware of our intentions with laser sharp precision, its like a satellite scanning us and identifying where exactly we are and what is our intention

A simple two step process :

1)      Identifying our intention.

2)      Surrendering it to the divine.


If we want to grow a tree, we have to let go of the seeds from our hands. We cannot hold it in our hands forever. Likewise, we have to surrender our sankalpas to the divine as well, so that it can manifest.


Sankalpa is the specific purpose for which you are getting the Puja performed. The Puja will be done in your name with your Sankalpa.                

Technology of Sankalpa :


So how does a sankalpa work??

It’s a simple two step process:

1)      Identifying our intention.

2)      Surrendering it to the Divine   

During the pujas we bring the mind from the vastness of time and space to HERE and NOW.  With the mind in the present moment, we identify our intention and then we take flower and rice in our hand and drop it with water, thus surrendering it to the divine.    

The Vedic Mantras which are chanted are also very important part of the process. As every sound has a effect on our being, the ancient Rishis figured out which sound created what impact on the brain and that is how the Mantras were created. The mantras chanted during the puja are the process of making the sankalpa manifest.  

Benefits of Sankalpa :


Sankalpas are taken for the sake of washing away ones sins and afflictions, for bringing peace, prosperity and happiness, along with family togetherness.

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Contact Details

The Art of Living, Anushaktinagar

Old Community Centre, Anushaktinagar. (Saturday 13th August 2011, Time Evening 7 - 9)