Śrī Rudrapraśnaḥ

A complete study program on learning to chant Śrī Rudrapraśnaḥ the most famous mantra & prayer to Lord Śiva or Rudra. Considered the most important sādhana a yogī can undertake, it provides the means for gaining eligibility for the knowledge unfolded by the mantra, revealing the truth of oneself. This hymn is considered to be very efficacious in neutralising the result of wrong actions.


How this course works

Śrī Rudram consists of eleven sub-divisions called anuvākas. This hymn is a source of inspiration for the famous genre of nāmāvalis (name mantras). Even in the Vedas, one does not see a section like Śrī Rudram consisting of many names of the divine along with the word, namaḥ, salutation. The famous five-syllabled mantra namaśśivāya, is from this great hymn.

We start the course on the auspicious occasion of Śivarātri, March 11th 2021. There is also a “meet & greet” session on the 4th March for introductions and chanting of Laghunyāsaḥ.

The course will run from March 2021 – February 2022, with live classes on three Thursdays each month, except in August (no classes). Additional practice classes maybe scheduled. The study program has been carefully designed, with enough breaks to allow time for self-practice.

Course objectives:

At the end of this one year program, you will:

  • Learn the complete chanting of the Śrī Rudram along with all Vedic phonetic details. This is 11 Anuvākā-s or paragraphs along with a 12th closing paragraph.
  • Learn the significance of this mantra in your life and an overall meaning of each section.
  • Ensure correct learning through sharing a recording with the teacher twice a month.
  • Be able to practice Śrī Rudram independently!

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome!
    10 minutes
  • Introduction to Rudram Preview
    60 minutes
  • Zoom dates & link for live classes
    10 minutes
  • Other course instructions – please read!!
    10 minutes
  • Download your workbook
    2 minutes
  • Video – When Shantala first learnt the Namakam
    20 minutes
  • Meet & greet – Zoom replay links
    60 minutes
  • Anuvāka 1 pada pāṭhaḥ – practice the tricky words!
    45 minutes
  • Anuvāka – 1 reading
    10 minutes
  • Anuvāka – 1 Vedic phonetics explained
    25 minutes
  • Anuvāka – 1 Half sentence practice
    20 minutes
  • Anuvāka – 1 Full sentence practice
    15 minutes
  • Anuvāka – 1 Full Anuvāka practice
    15 minutes
  • March 11 – live class recording
    30 minutes
  • March 18 – live class recording
    30 minutes
  • March 25 – live class recording
    30 minutes
  • Ask your questions here!

Your Course Includes

3 Live Zoom class per month

Three scheduled live classes per month on Thursdays at 11h00 & 18h00 Brussels times to help students in different time zones. Registered participants will receive Zoom details.

Workbook with Vedic phonetic guide

Complete Vedic phonetic guide following the Veda Studies system to help students with accurate chanting.

Evaluation of 2 recordings per month

To ensure effective learning, you will be able to send 2 recordings a month for evaluation. You will receive feedback on what you need to improve keeping your learning on track!

Extensive practice material

Recorded audio practice lessons including pada-pāṭha (word by word learning), half-sentence and full sentence practices, videos explaining Vedic phonetics to accompany your practice in between the live classes.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

This live classes included in the course will run from March 2021 to February 2022. Students will retain lifetime to all the content.

How long do I have access to the course?

Lifetime access !! You will be able to revisit the content any number of times. Extensive learning material is available in this course. The Zoom recordings will however be deleted eventually, but students have the option to download these recordings if they wish to.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor

Yes, through the Zoom live classes each month! The course starts with a “meet and greet” session on the 4th of March so you can meet other students in the course as well. 

Does this course have any certificates?

Yes, there will be a course completion certificate at the end of this course as a souvenir!

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