Vedic chants and Ghana patha. Vedic mantras have been orally handed down over the generations from the oldest known times in the human. Seven vyahritis(invocations to the seven worlds) Oṁ tat saviturvareṇ(i)yaṁ bhargo devasya dhīmahi. Dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt.. May we. Shri K. Suresh – Yajur Veda Blessing Ghana Patha: Mantras for all Occasions – Samhita and Ghanam (Set of 2 Audio CDs) – Music.

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Jati patha — Chanating has a slightly intricate pattern represented as follows: These extraordinary retention techniques guaranteed the most perfect canon not just in terms of unaltered word order but also in terms of sound.

Retrieved 29 August Among these, vAkya, pada, krama, jaTa and Ghana methods of chanting are more popular and let us analyze them only here.

The students are first taught to memorize the Vedas using simpler methods like continuous recitation samhita pathaword by word recitation pada patha in which compounds sandhi are dissolved and krama patha words are arranged in the pattern of ab bc cd Prapathaka 35 of Chapter The shakhas thus have the purpose of preserving knowledge of uttering divine sound originally cognized by the rishis.

In sentences, some of the words have to be conjoined in chanting. Then there is Sukla yajur veda, rig veda, sAma veda, and atharva veda. The backward chanting of words does not alter the meanings in the Vedic Sanskrit language. The next eight pathas were called Vikritipathas i. Notes by Sringeri Videos.

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There are eleven ways of chanting the Vedas: The chanting pundit needs to be extremely careful even if he has done it innumerable times. The various pathas or recitation styles are designed to allow the complete and perfect memorization of the text and its pronunciation, including the Vedic pitch accent.


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If any of these parameters is not maintained, it would change the meaning of the mantra itself, leading to even diametrically opposite effects! Om is water, light, ghaha, immortality, Brahman, the earth, the netherworld, and the heavens. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It helps in both preservation of Vedas and generation of powerful vedic vibrations.

The density of this patha has given it the name ‘ghana’ dense. He who is well versed in the Word-Brahman, attains to the Supreme Brahman. It took me a week for memorizing Ghanapatha. Katyayana likens speech to the supreme Brahman.

This is for only one samhitA portion in krishna yajur veda alone. A syllable can get repeated upto 13 times in Ghana Patha. This is ghaja every word except the first two and last two words appear thirteen times in a Ghanapatha method. Thus, a ghanapaathin has learnt the chanting of the scripture up to the advanced stage of ghana.

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The sonority natural to Vedic chanting is enhanced in Ghana. As I discuss in my answer here, Ghanapatha is one of the methods useful for presentation of Vedas. Each text was recited in a number of ways, to ensure that the different methods of recitation acted as a cross check on the other. The sequence of Ghanapatha is as follows: This can be represented as follows: Syllables are continuously repeated to and fro in a certain pattern.

Newer Post Older Post Home. For giving examples of their sequences, let a sentence in Pada patha be: The samhita, pada and krama pathas can be described as the natural recitation styles or prakrutipathas. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


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Sebastiano 29 August at In the Ghana method of chanting, each syllable gets repeated 13 times, thus amounting to 4, utterances. The simplest of these is Jata patha. De Gruyter February 1, This site uses cookies. Join or Log Into Facebook. He uses the Rigvedic verse — “Four are its horns, three its feet, two its heads, and seven its hands, roars loudly the threefold-bound bull, the great god enters mortals” Rig-Veda, iv.

Then earlier this year I came across the beautifully inspiring Gayathri Ghanapatha as track 6 of the amazing Sacred Chants Vol. The “data” was stored then in the human brain weighing merely grams. The next form was Pada patha. Sections of this page. By repeating the words in manifold ways, the correct tally of words was also kept which has naturally ensured its purity.

In my humble attempt at learning this Ghanapatha I googled it but found surprisingly little sources of information about its significance, translation, and instructions on its application in poojas.

Vedic chants and Ghana patha – Brahman

The pattern for Ghana Patha is: The insistence on preserving pronunciation and accent as accurately as possible is related to the belief that the potency of the mantras lies in their sound when pronounced.

The Vedanta -sutras add that ultimate liberation comes from sound as well anavrittih shabdat. He’s remarkably humble -and thus unlikely to accept this characterisation- but I consider him a brilliant scholar of the Vedas patua the vast Knowledge of the Sat Sanaatan Dharma, from its obscure fringes to its popular mainstream.