The connection between Monday, Mantra, Mind and the Moon!
Rudram chanting done on Mondays is even more special. Monday is the day of the moon and the moon and mind are connected. Mantra, mind, moon, they are all connected somewhere. So, in India, as a tradition, they have this chanting going on in the Ashrams. So in our ashram also, every Monday, we have Rudra Pooja.
All the five elements are used in pooja. Pooja means honoring all the elements, born out of fullness. So, fire, water, incense sticks, fruits, flowers, rice, whatever nature has given to us, those things are used and the chanting goes on. There is a lot of depth and meaning to it. You can go and do some research on it, more and more things will come out.
Rudram is an ancient chanting which was downloaded from the Aakasha (space). When the ancient sages and Rishis sat in meditation, they heard, and what they heard, they started transferring to other people.
The effect of Rudram is it creates positive energy and removes negative vibes. And a lot is said about the Rudram. When Rudram happens nature flourishes, nature becomes joyful and happy.
Mainly, it creates more positive ions, more so when people are meditating. Just doing it as a ritual is not that effective because it is said that the Veda Mantras are effective when people are awake from within. For them, these mantras have more meaning.