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 qualified his B.Com degree, studying through
RKM. Vivekananda College, Mylapore with Ist Class and got
University 3° 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, CWA and CS from Premier Institutes (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,
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 days, finding
Ghanapathies is a very difficult task due to its enormous
portion in Samhita itself, and different kinds of rules
(Lakshanaa) for Vikruti Paathaa text. Hence to become
Ghanapathi in Veda would take more years.
After writing ghana patha in Sri Rudra, Chamaka and Pancha
Rudra, I decided to write the Asirwada Ghana Patha, which is
small, but with more meaning, easy to recite and understand,
so that new learners can recite these in any occasion for
It is also important to note, may people asked for these small
asirvada mantra ghana patha, because they have interest in
learning also, and further 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 feed back and improve
as much as possible. Further it is my duty to diseminate the
knowledge God has given me on this subject.
To know more about fundamentals of The Veda,
Mathematics, Time, Astrology, Nakshatra, Branches of
Vedas etc, kindly refer any one of the following books by
- Sri Rudra Ghana Patha in Devanagari Script Krishna Yajur Veda
- Sri Rudra Ghana Patha in Phonetic Tamil Script Krishna Yajur Veda
- Pancha Rudra Ghana Patha 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 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 bcok, and request the readers not toe consider it seriously
with their nobility.
Those who are learning with the help of this book, could
approach the Vedic scholars for correct pronounciation,
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
Subramanya Ghanapatigal, Mylapore, Chennai and Sri.
Ananta Krishna Ghanapatigal of Bangalore for their
utmost patience, time provided to me, devotion to Veda and
sacrificing attitude as an adyapakar (teacher), under whom
l am learning Ghana from krsna yajur veda.
Further I would like to express my sincere gratitude and
Namaskarams "salutation" to His Holinesses Sri Kanchi
Kamakoti Peetadhipati Jagadguru Sri Jeyendra Saraswati
Swamigal and Sri Vijayendra Saraswati Swamigal,
Srimatam Samasthanam, Kanchipuram, for their
gracious "Sri Mukham" to this Book Publication, I think
this is my luck, poorva punya and again wants to express
my gratitude and namaskarams to them.
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 realise, lot of man-
hours and money have been deployed, to bring the book in
shape. Though other books on Asirvada Ghana (Vol II) in
Yajur Veda and Rig Veda Suktas and Ghana are to be
published in near future, I sincerely solicit your patronage to
make this venture a success, which rest with the people like
you, who are interested in learning Veda. I would also like to
thank the the publisher of this book Smt. Latha for all her
I could not find how to index these mantras, either to be based
on easy to recite method or known method or importance 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 1° Kaanda to last kaanda.
The numbers linked to any mantra is Kanda No., Prasna No.
Anuvaka No and Panchadi (or Prapata No.)
I hope these mantra will help all people who are desiring to
learn and recite small asirvada ghana and very useful and
handy to them.
**Contents and Sample Pages**