Saturday 27 August 2022

Neela Suktam Word to Word Meaning And Commentary | Yajur Veda

 Introduction to Vedas 

The entire Universe is reverberating. When there is reverberation, there is sound. In other words, the entire cosmos is simply a manifestation of sound energy. The ancient Vedic sages through penance, activated non-mechanical parts of their brains which enabled them to download cosmic data directly. They received cosmic truths in the form of sounds that they envisioned. These truths were recited as received and passed on generation after generation.

Various truths downloaded by various Rishis gave rise to the ocean of Vedas. Veda Vyasa later compiled these Vedas and classified them. This is how the 4 Vedas came into existence. Each of these Vedas had many branches. Each branch had 4 components : 

(1) samhita
(2) brahmana
(3) aranyaka
(4) Upanishad

Neela Suktam appears in the Samhita portion of the Krishna Yajur Veda in the 4th Kaanda, 4th Prashna as the 12th Anuvaaka.

Neela Suktam by my Whatsapp Veda Learner Shravanthi


We all sing and invoke you, do respond to us. This comes from the root gR^i 

ghR^itavatii savitar-aadhipatyaiH (f) payasvatii-rantir-aashaano astu

ghR^itavatii = ghee
savitaha = treasurehouse of knowledge.
aadhi-patyaiH = through your governance
payas-vatii = of milk, full of milk ( can refer to sweet drink made of milk )
rantiH = full of love
aashaa = directions
naH = for us
astu = be / may


O Mother! Please hear and respond to our call. You are rich with essence and knowledge. May our region flourish with richness like that of ghee and milk under your governance. May all the directions be filled with your love.

In Vedas, milk is often used to represent knowledge. Even in our tradition, there were many saints who were enlightened through milk. For example, Thiru Gyana Sambandhar attained enlightenment when Mother Meenakshi fed Him milk. Ghee is also used to represent essence, richness and clarity.

dhruvaa dishaaM vishhNu-patnya-ghoraa.asyeshaanaa-sahasoyaa manotaa

dhruvaa = firm and stable
dishaaM = directions
vishhNu-patni = consort of VishhNu
aghooraa = non-ferocious
asya = his
iishaana = ruling aspect
sahasaH = with Him ( VishhNu )
yaa = whosoever
manotaa = of favourite


 All the directions are made stable and firm by the grace of the consort of Lord Vishnu. She rules over the worlds. She is not terrifying. She is adored and is the favourite of all.

bR^ihaspatir-maatarishvota vaayus-sandhu-vaanaa-vaataa abhi no gR^iNantu

bR^ihaspatiH = the celestial teacher
maatarishvaa = wind
uta = also
vaayuH = wind
sandhuvaanaa = equal cleansing
vaataa = winds
abhi = lovingly
naH = us
gR^iNantu = mentally wishing


 May both Brihaspati and Matarishva be gracious to us. May the God of Wind blow ( breeze ) over us and infuse their grace on us.

vishhTambho divodharuNaH pR^ithivyaa asyeshaanaa jagato vishhNupatnii

vishhTambhaH = pillar, prop
divaH = heavens
dharuNaH = hold together
pR^ithivyaa = of Earth
asya = his
iishaana = ruler aspect
jagataH = observable universe
vishhNu-patni = consort of Vishnu


 As the consort of Lord Vishnu, the Universal Mother acts as a pilar of the heavens and the supporter of Earth. She is the Ruler of this Universe.


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