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By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Satarudriya, Zatarudriya, shatarudriya

Japa or repetition of Vedic mantras or passages is said to purify a person. One of such well-known passages is the Rudra or the Rudrādhyāya.[1] Since the Yajurveda has 102 śākhās or recensions and since this Rudra appears in all of them, it has been designated as Śatarudriya[2] also.


  1. Taittiriya Samhitā 4.5.1-11
  2. Śata means one hundred.
  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore