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  1. Rudranoun

    father of the Hindu storm gods Marut; controller of nature; sometimes identified with Siva


  1. Rudra

    Rudra (; Sanskrit: रुद्र) is a Rigvedic deity associated with Shiva, the wind or storms, Vayu, medicine, and the hunt. One translation of the name is 'the roarer'. In the Rigveda, Rudra is praised as the 'mightiest of the mighty'. Rudra means "who eradicates problems from their roots". Depending upon the periodic situation, Rudra can mean 'the most severe roarer/howler' (could be a hurricane or tempest) or 'the most frightening one'. This name appears in the Shiva Sahasranama, and R. K. Sharma notes that it is used as a name of Shiva often in later languages. The Shri Rudram hymn from the Yajurveda is dedicated to Rudra and is important in the Shaivism sect. In Prathama Anuvaka of Namakam (Taittiriya Samhita 4.5), Sri Rudram the 'mightiest of the mighty' Rudra, is revered as Sadasiva (meaning 'mighty Shiva') and Mahadeva. Sadashiva is the Supreme Being, Lord Paramashiva in the Mantra marga Siddhanta sect of Shaivism. Also, the name Shiva is used plenty of times in the same Anuvaka for invoking Rudra.


  1. rudra

    Rudra is a Sanskrit term originating from Hinduism, referring to an important deity associated with the wind, storm, hunting and the overarching power of destruction and transformation. Often identified with the god Shiva, Rudra is seen as a fearsome figure that embodies terror, yet is also connected to the healing and regenerative powers of nature. The term "Rudra" can also mean "the roarer" or "the frightening one". In the Rigveda, a collection of ancient Hindu scriptures, Rudra is praised as one of the significant gods.


  1. Rudra

    Rudra is a Rigvedic deity, associated with wind or storm, and the hunt. The name has been translated as "the roarer". The theonym Shiva originates as an epithet of Rudra, the adjective shiva being used euphemistically of the god who in the Rigveda also carries the epithet ghora. Usage of the epithet came to exceed the original theonym and by the post-Vedic period, and the name Rudra has been taken as a synonym for the god Shiva and the two names are used interchangeably.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Rudra

    in the Hindu mythology the old deity of the storm, and father of the Marutz.

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  1. RUDRA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rudra is ranked #123796 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rudra surname appeared 139 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Rudra.

    93.5% or 130 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rudra in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rudra in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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