[Advaita-l] Question on a shloka on Rudram

Krishna Subrahmanian krishna.subrahmanian at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 20 15:02:40 CDT 2011

Anybody who knows and has the time:

vR^kshasya mUla sekena shAkA puShyanti vai yathA |
shivE rudra japaath prIte, prItA evAsya devatAhA ||

This is a generally quoted praise for Rudra Japa.  I understand most of the verse.  In this line what does "asya" exactly refer to i.e. kasya and what does it qualify?  I would have thought the word "anena" would have been used to say "by this (japa)" all devataas are pleased.

Your help is appreciated.


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