- father of the storm gods and controller of the powers of nature.
Examples from the Web for rudra
The horrors of Rudra the deadly are the mantle of Śiva the gracious.Hindu Gods And Heroes
Lionel D. Barnett
These are twenty-seven, or thirty-six in number, the sons of Rudra.
Rudra, the god of the storm, is repeatedly invoked in the Rigveda.
Where, O Rudra, is that gracious hand of thine, which is healing and comforting?Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway
The Maruts, the sons of red Rudra, were the spirits of tempest and thunder.Indian Myth and Legend
Donald Alexander Mackenzie
Word Origin and History for rudra
storm god in Vedic mythology, from Sanskrit Rudrah, according to Klein literally "the howler, roarer," from stem of rudati "weeps, laments, bewails," cognate with Latin rudere "to roar, bellow," Lithuanian rauda "wail, lamentation," Old English reotan "to wail, lament."