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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The next form was Pada patha. Consequently I am patya grateful to have found this particular page which has allowed a little at times, clueless novice like me to learn about how I can one day, Godwilling, master it for my goal of upholding the Dharma.

The density of this patha has given it the name ‘ghana’ dense. De Gruyter Ghaana 1, All hymns in each Veda were recited in this way; for example, all 1, hymns with 10, hgana of the Rigveda was preserved in this way. Thank you so much for your answer. Prodigious energy was expended by ancient Indian culture in ensuring that these texts were transmitted from generation to generation with inordinate fidelity.

October 26, at 4: Other scriptures Bhagavad Gita Agamas. Some excerpts from the article of Dharmatma Dr. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat So, reciting Vedas in Ghanapatha gives fruit 13 times more than normal recitation.

In the Ghana method of chanting, each syllable gets repeated ghnaa times, thus amounting to 4, utterances. The sequence of Ghanapatha is as follows: Indidigital7 14 December at These methods of complicated pata in a oral tradition were devised in order to preserve the purity of the word, the sound, intonation, pronunciation, accent and sound combinations of the Veda mantras.

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The shakhas thus have the purpose of preserving knowledge of uttering divine sound originally cognized by the rishis. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Ghaja patha — Chanting mantras in the Pada style exept that after each word chanted, the next word is chanted in relation to the first word.


Vedic chants and Ghana patha

Thus a mantra becomes such long in Ghana Patha. The ghna 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 And this was done from generation to generation.

This can be represented as follows: Jati patha — Chanating has a slightly intricate pattern represented as follows: 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.

There were scholars proficient in more than one veda as evident from the names dvivedi, trivedi and caturvedi. A pathin is a scholar who has mastered the pathas.

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By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. History of Science, History of Text. Syllables are continuously repeated to and fro in a certain pattern. Katyayana likens speech to the supreme Brahman.

The chanting pundit needs to be extremely careful even if he has done it innumerable times. They are robbed of their essence when transferred to paper, for without the human element the innumerable nuances and fine intonations — inseparable and necessary components of all four compilations — are lost completely. Since the order of the words does not matter much in Sanskrit, chanting a mantra in Ghanapatha is equivalent to chanting the Mantra thirteen times.

Prapathaka 35 of Chapter But since mind wanders easily, irrelevant thoughts can enter the mind if we are reciting something purely by memory. It helps in both preservation of Vedas and generation of powerful vedic vibrations. This site uses cookies. The human mouths were used for transmission while ears for reception and sound was the medium.

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Written forms came into being much later and it was retained purely by memory until then. They are comprised rather of tonally accented verses and hypnotic, abstruse melodies whose proper realizations demand oral instead of visual transmission. He’s remarkably humble -and thus unlikely to accept this characterisation- but I consider him a brilliant scholar of the Vedas and the vast Knowledge of the Sat Sanaatan Dharma, from its obscure fringes to its popular mainstream.

You are commenting using your WordPress. We included chanting of the ‘Ganapati Ghanapatha’ which I never knew of prior in our homam. Sebastiano 29 August at By repeating the words in manifold ways, the correct tally of words was also kept which has naturally ensured its purity. Such a scholarship takes well over 25 years of intense education in a gurukulam, in addition to observing all the religious disciplines! The Vedanta -sutras add that ultimate liberation comes from sound as well anavrittih shabdat.

After proficiency in ghanapATha, some learn lakshaNa-ghanapATha, which deals pata the characteristics of each letter, its origin, how it has to be emphasized in a mantra, ptha varNa, the presiding deity, etc etc.

These extraordinary retention techniques guaranteed the most perfect canon not just in terms of unaltered word order but also in terms of sound. These involve the following types Samhita patha — Straightforward chanting of the mantras as they are. In this patha, the verses are split up into words, dissolving internal. Vedic mantras have been orally handed down over the generations from the oldest known times in the human civilization. You are commenting using your Facebook account.