Sri Rudram- Meanings- Anuvaka 3- Mantras 17

Mantra  17

नमो अश्वेभ्योश्वपतिभ्यश्च वो नमः ।

Meaning:

अश्वेभ्यः-    To those who are in the form of horses, or, those who do not accumulate material for tomorrow,     अश्वपतिभ्यश्च-    those who travel on horses, or, wealthy with many horses,    वः-  to you,    नमः-  prostration.

This third Anuvakam, consisting of 17 internal mantras is indeed one mantra. Rishi as well as Devata for this mantra is Parameswara himself; Chandas is Brihati.

Dhyanam:

रूपयौवनसंपन्ना मूर्तेव वनदेवता ।

पुष्पितानेकपुन्नागसहकारशिशूपमः ।।

पञ्चविंशतिनक्षत्रमायूरकृतशेखरः ।

अकलङ्कशरत्पूर्णचन्द्रबिम्बसमाननः ॥

प्रातर्विबुद्धपद्माभं वसानं चर्म कोमलम् ।

सव्यापसव्यविधृतकृतमालाविभूषितः ।

धराकदंबपुञ्जेन नाभिदेशप्रलंबिना ॥

आजङ्घं प्रेक्षणीयेन प्रेक्षणियोपि शत्रुभिः ॥

भूधरस्य च चार्वङ्गी कन्यालङ्कारशोभिता ।

आदर्शमूर्तिः शोभानामन्या नारीव निर्मला ।

तस्या हस्ते धनुर्दत्वा शरमेकं च निर्मलम् ॥

तदीयमंसमालंब्याश्लिष्टं वामेन बाहुना ।

सुगंधिपुष्पस्तबकमाघ्रायाघ्राय पाणिना ॥

वीज्यमानो मन्दमन्दं पनपल्लवशाखया ।

समावृतो बालकैश्च श्वभिश्चापि मनोहरैः ॥

गच्छद्भिरग्रतो दृप्तैः ध्यातव्यो जगतां गुरुः ।

एवंरूपो महातेजा किरातवपुरीश्वरः ॥

One should meditate on Parameswara of the form of a hunter with the following appearance: like a forest Devata, youthful and beautiful; like the tender sprout of white lotus and mango, laden with flowers; wearing peacock-feathers on the head; with face like blemish-free full moon of autumn; wearing dress of skin, smooth like lotus blossomed in the morning; decorated on right and left sides with garlands of white flowers; with even enemies feeling happy on seeing strings of Kadamba flowers hanging from the waist down to ankle; handing a bow and an arrow to a blemish-free, beautiful and model Parvathi, decorated with ornaments; laying his left arm on her shoulder with an embrace; smelling a bouquet of sweet-smelling flowers with the other hand; fanned gently by the branch having the sprout of bread-fruit tree; surrounded by proud and beautiful dogs and boys, going in front. ”

By performing Praajaapatya kruchchram and chanting this mantra 5000 times, one can achieve eradication of contagious diseases spread over the entire kingdom, destruction of evil spirits set upon by others, annihilation of enemies etc.

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