1. The book provides the samhita, Pada, and Ghana patha with full Sandhi (junction of words or padas) 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. All mantras as is occurring in the Krishna Yajur Veda Samhita is given. (Kanda No. Prasna No. Anuvaka No. And Panchadi No.)to help the reader to locate/access easily.
6. To add further, additional letters by way of conjunct or consonants have been added/inserted in appropriate places to utter/pronounce Dvitva.
7. Maximum Visargas in Sandhi, occurring in the Ghana patha, while reciting, have been replaced with suitable alphabets.
8. The words are arranged with gaps to represent dvitva, start from Anudatha, end in Svarita or Udatta or during extra matra to help the beginners of jata and Ghana patha so that, they can breath, stop or begin the next word while learning.
9. For Kampha or additional dvitva, a dash “-” with or without number for extra matra are also provided to help the readers.
10. The book will be very helpful for readers to understand how Svara and letter/words changes due to sandhi.
11. The book adopts the style, which pundits follow in Tamil Nadu, India.
12. 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:
A) Rig Vedam: Learning under Shri. B V Surya Narayana Bhat Ghanapatigal, Mylapore and Sri. Govind Prakash Bhat Ghanapatigal, Bangalore.
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 long 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, due to its enormous portion in Samhita itself, and different kinds of rules (Lakshanaa) for Vikruti Paathaa etc. Hence to become Ghanapathi in Veda would take more years.
After writing Ghana Paaatha in Sri Rudra, Chamaka, Pancha Rudra, I decided to write the Asirwada Ghana Patha which is small, but with more meaning, easy to recite and understand so taht new learners can recite these mantras in any occasion for blessing.
It is also important to note, may people asked for these small asirvada mantra Ghana patha, because they have interest in learning also, and futher few people suggested some mantra, for which I have to write Ghana Patha. I considered those mantras also in this book. As I said in my earlier books, it is my duty to consider all your valuable feedback and improve as much as possible. Futher it is my duty to disseminate the knowledge God has given me on this subject.
To know more about fundamentals of The Veda, Origin of Mathematics, Time, Astrology, Nakshatra, Branches of Vedas etc, kindly refer the following books by the Author:
1. Sri Rudra Ghana Patha in Devanagari Script - Krishna Yajur Veda
2. Sri Rudra Ghana Patha in Phonetic Tamil Script - Krishna Yajur Veda
3. Pancha Rudra Ghana Pata in Devanagari Script - Rig Veda
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 few Mantras in Krishna Yajur Veda along with its meaning in english. (Kindly read the note, about the Book)I will be much obliged to the readers, for their valuable feedback, 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. R Swaminatha Ghanapatigal, Shri. V.G. Suryanarayana Ghanapatigal, Mylapore, Chennai, and Shri. Ananta Krishna Ghanapatigal, Bangalore for theire utmost patience, time provided to me, devotion to Vedas and sacrificing attitude as an adyapakar (teacher), under whom I am learning Ghana from krsna yajur veda.
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 could not find how to index these mantra, either to be based on easy to method or known method or important of these mantras etc. Hence I thought to arrange as per its own sequence as appearing the Samhita text, its occurrence. Hence these mantras are arranged from 1st Kanda No., Prasna No. Anuvaka No and Panchadi (or Prapata No.)
I hope these mantra will help all people who desire to learn and recite Ghana and very useful and handy to them.