Sri Rudram- Meaning- Anuvaka 4- Mantras 1-4

Mantra  1

नम आव्याधिनीभ्यो विविध्यन्तीभ्यश्च वो नमः |


आव्याधिनीभ्यः-   Of the form of women capable of attacking on all four sides,   विविध्यन्तीभ्यश्च- and women capable of attacking in different ways,     वः-   to you,      नमः-  prostration.

In this Anuvakam, as in the previous Anuvakam, Bhagavan is worshipped as being in all forms (Sarvaatmaka:).

Mantra  2

नम उगणाभ्यस्तृँहतीभ्यश्च वो नमः |


उगणाभ्यः-  Of the form of superior groups like ‘Sapta Matrukaas’,      तृँहतीभ्यः-   and fearful Devatas adept in torturing, like Durga,  वः-  to you,   नमः-  prostration.

Mantra  3

नमो गृत्सेभ्यो गृत्सपतिभ्यश्च वो नमः |


गृत्सेभ्यः-   Of the form of those who are attached to sense objects,   गृत्सपतिभ्यः च-  and those who protect them,    वः-   to you,   नमः-  prostration.

गृत्साः- Alternative meaning- intelligent persons living on power of intellect.

Mantra  4

नमो व्रातेभ्यो व्रातपतिभ्यश्च वो नमः


व्रातेभ्यः-      Of the form of persons of different occupations,    व्रातपतिभ्यश्च-      and those who protect them,    वः-  to you,     नमः-  prostration.


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