About the Book
1. The book provides
the samhita, Pada, and Ghana patha with
full Sandhi (junction of words
or padas) in Devanari and
Phonetic English script as is recited in any Ghana parayana.
2. This will an eye
opener and guide to those people who wish to recite Ghana without going into details on Pada, Lakshna (Grammar), rules of Sandhi, etc which they may would know later and also suggested.
3. This book has been
prepared after the author learned the given text, from the beginning to the
end, written by himself and reading in the presence his Guru (teacher) and correcting the same wherever necessary.
4. It is fully
phonetic in nature.
5. To add further,
additional letters by way of conjunct or consonants have been added/inserted in
appropriate places to utter/pronounce Dvitva.
6. Maximum Visargas in Sandhi, occurring in the Ghana
patha, while reciting, have been replaced with suitable alphabets.
7. The words are
arranged with gaps to represent dvitva,
start from Anudatha, end
in Svarita or Udafta or during extra matra to help the beginners of Ghana patha so that, they can breath,
stop or begin the next word while learning.
8. For Kampha or additional dvitva, a dash “-” with or without
number for extra matra are also provided to help the readers.
9. The book will be
very helpful for readers to understand how Svara and letter changes due to sandhi rules.
10. The book adopts
the style, which pundits follow in Tamil Nadu, India.
11. Finally, readers
will be able to understand the concept of Ghana patha with
the help of this book, and more so, may find easy to recite Ghana with
the help of their Guru/teacher to begin with.
About the Author
He is a native of
Varahoor Village in Tanjore District, Tamil Nadu, India. Born during 1966 as
the 2nd Son for Late Sri. P Krishnamoorthy Iyer and Smt. K Meenakshi Ammal, and
had his schooling in Sir. P S Sivaswamy Iyer Hr Secondary School.
Tirukattupalli. He had his B.Com degree from Vivekananda College, Mylapore with
1st Class and got University 3rd Rank from University of Madras for
his Post Gradution in Commerce (M.Com) through A.M Jain College, Meenambakkam,
Chennai. He is an All India Rank Holder in CA, CW A and CS from Indias'
Premier Institutes like Chartered, Cost & Works,
and Company Seceretaries of India. He also received Post Graduate Diploma in
Foreign Trade Management (PGDFTM) from Indian Institute of Export Management,
Calcutta. In addition to this, he also had Diploma in Hindu Astrology (DHA)
from Kadalangudi Institute of Astrology, Chennai.
Interest in Vedas:
Rig Vedam: Learning under Shri. B V Surya Narayana
Bhat Ghanapatigal, Mylapore and Sri. Govind Prakash Bhat Ghanapatigal,
B) Krishna Yajur
Vedam: Learning under Shri. V G Subramanya Ghanapatigal, Mylapore, Chennai.
C) Sukla Yajur Vedam:
Learning under Shri. Parasurama Ghanapatigal, Ambattur, Chennai.
It was my unquenched
desire to provide Ghana Paathaa in
script form to people, who, either did not have opportunity to pursue formal
Vedic studies or has not reached Vikruti Paathaa during their studies, but have
enthusiasm to recite some part of Ghana
paathaa. Now a day, finding a qualified Ghanapathi is a very difficult task, since it takes a very long
time to undergo the difficult part of their curriculum, like enormous portion
in Samhita itself, and different kinds of rules (Lakshanaa) for Vikruti
Paathaa etc. Hence to become Ghanapathi
in Veda would take more
After writing Ghana
Paaatha for Sri Rudra, Chamaka, Pancha Rudra, Yajur Asirwada Ghana Patha
(Vol-1,2,3), Sri Rudra Krama Paatha and Special Suktas from Rig Veda, I decided
to write the Ghana Paatha for (1) Ashwamedha Mantra (Jeemootasyeva) for victory
over enemies and to rule the land, (2) Apratiratha Mantra (Aasusishana :) for
success in all ventures one undertakes, (3) Vishvajite and Raayo Bhudna : for acquiring
immense wealth and income and (4) Aano Bhadraa: for acquiring various skills
and knowledge and to live healthy long life, in Sanskrit and phonetic English.
All these books contain the meaning of that mantra in English so that before
start learning the Samhita or Ghana, the reader can understand its meaning in
full and its usefulness to him. Students may find this useful for their easy
recitation, and can recite these mantras in any occasion for blessing.
To make it more easy
and convenient to the Vedic lovers, Audio CDs were also released on those
topics, so that they can go through simultaneously the books and audio. As I
said in my earlier books, it is my duty to consider all your valuable feed back
to improve as much as possible, since my duty is to disseminate the knowledge,
which God has given me on this subject.
To know more about
fundamentals of The Veda, Mathematics, Time, Astrology, Nakshatra, Branches of
Vedas, meaning of Chamaka etc, kindly refer the books already published.
I hope this book will
be a guide to the readers to understand the concept of Ghana and its Sandhi.
This book provides samhita, Pada and Ghana Paathaa of entire Anuvaka or
Sukta along with its meaning in English. I will be much obliged to the readers,
for their valuable feed back, in rectifying the book, in case they find any
errors. Though utmost care has been taken during preparation, I sincerely
regret for any errors, that might have occurred or appearing in this book, and
request the readers not to consider it seriously with their nobility.
Those who are
learning with the help of this book could approach the Vedic scholars for
correct pronunciation, maatraa, svaraa
etc. It is important to note, learning through Guru (teacher) with due respect would be permanent and good to
us, as advised by our forefathers.
At this juncture, I
would like to express my sincere gratitude to Shri. V G Subramanya
Ghanapatigal, Mylapore, Chennai Shri. B V Suryanarayana Bhat Ghanapatigal,
Mylapore, Chennai, Shri. Govind Prakash Bhat Ghanapatigal, Bangalore and Shri.
Parasurama Ghanapatigal, Ambattur, Chennai for their utmost patience, time
provided to me, devotion to Vedaa and sacrificing attitude as an adyapakar
(teacher), under whom I am learning Ghana Patha from different
I would also like to
thank the great people who have provided me with lot of technical, legal,
financial, translation help, without which, I am not able to release these
books with full confidence and faith.
There is no need to
say, the readers could realize, lot of man-hours and money have been deployed,
to bring the book in to this shape. I sincerely solicit your patronage to make
this venture a success, which rest with the people like you, who are interested
in learning the Veda. I would also like to thank the publisher of this book
Smt. Latha for all her effort.
I hope these mantra
will help all people who desire to learn and recite Ghana and very useful and
handy to them.
About the Author
About the Book
of different languages
Meaning of the
सम्हिता पाठ :
Samhitaa Paatha :
पाठ : Pada Paatha :
घन पाठ: Ghana
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