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
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
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
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 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 years.
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
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
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
Chennai Shri. B V Suryanarayana
Bhat Ghanapatigal, Mylapore, Chennai, Shri. Govind Prakash Bhat Ghanapatigal,
Bangalore and Shri. Parasurama
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 Veda Shakas.
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
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.
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