4 Chants in Samhita, Krama, Jata and Ghana Patha And Benefits of Specific Patha

There are several types of recitation in the Vedic tradition. Here are some of the most common types and the recording of these patterns of chanting:

  1. Samhita-patha
  2. Krama-patha
  3. Jata-patha
  4. Ghana-patha

It is believed in the Vedic tradition that reciting mantras in different patterns or “pathas” can lead to different levels of benefits. The four main Pathas are Samhita, Krama, Jata and Ghana.

  • Samhita Patha: This is the most commonly used patha, in which the words of the mantra are recited in a continuous flow without any breaks or pauses. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to a single level of benefit.
  • Krama Patha: In this patha, the words of the mantra are recited in a sequential order, with each word being connected to the next. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to four times the level of benefit compared to Samhita Patha.
  • Jata Patha: In this patha, the words of the mantra are recited in a special order where the first word of each verse is repeated in reverse order at the end of that verse. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to a thousand times the level of benefit compared to Samhita Patha.
  • Ghana Patha: In this patha, each word of the mantra is repeated multiple times in a specific pattern. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to a higher level of concentration and focus.

It is important to note that the specific benefits of each patha may vary depending on the individual and the specific mantra being recited. Additionally, it is important to recite mantras with the correct pronunciation and intonation in order to experience their full benefits, regardless of the patha being used.

In addition to the four main pathas (Samhita, Krama, Jata, Ghana), there are also other variations of pathas in Vedic chanting, each with their own unique pattern and level of benefits. Some examples include:

  • Pada Patha: In this patha, the words of the mantra are recited individually, one at a time. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to double the level of benefit compared to Samhita Patha.
  • Dhwaja Patha: In this patha, each verse of the mantra is repeated twice in a specific pattern. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to the attainment of specific goals.
  • Rathoddhata Patha: In this patha, each verse of the mantra is repeated three times in a specific pattern. It is believed that reciting mantras in this patha leads to spiritual growth and transformation.

As for the multiplication of benefits, it is believed that the higher the complexity of the patha, the greater the level of benefits. For example, it is believed that the benefits of reciting mantras in Ghana Patha are greater than those in Pada Patha, and the benefits of reciting mantras in Rathoddhata Patha are greater than those in Krama Patha. However, it is important to note that the specific benefits of each patha may vary depending on the individual and the specific mantra being recited. The most important factor in experiencing the benefits of Vedic chanting is to recite the mantras with proper pronunciation, intonation, and devotion.

SAMHITA-PATHA

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KRAMA-PATHA

JATA-PATHA

GHANA-PATHA


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