Shiva Sahasra Naamaavali

Om Sthirah Staanuh Prabhurbhaanuh ParavaromVarado Varah/ Sarvatmaa Sarva Vikhyaatah Sarvah Sarvakaro bhavah, Jati Dandi Shikhandi cha Sarvagah Sarva Bhavanah/ Harischa Harinaakshascha Sarva Bhuta harah Smrutah, Pravrutthischa Nivruttischa Shantaatmaa Shaswato Dhruvah/ Shmashaana vaasi Bhagavankhacharo gocharordanah, Abhivaadyo Maha Karmaa Tapasvi Bhuta dhaaranah/… Continue Reading

Phala Shruti

Brahma swayamburbhagavaanidam vachanamabraveet, Lainga maadyantakhilam yah pathecchrunuyaadapi/ Dwijebhyaha shraavayedaapi sa yaati Paramaam gatim, Tapasaa chaiva Yajnena Daaneynaadhyayenacha/ Ya gatistasya vipulaa Shastra Vidyaa cha Vaidiki, Karmaani chaapi mishrena kevalam Vidyayaapivaa/ Nivruttischasya Viprasya Bhavet bhaktis cha Shaaswati, Mayi Narayanehy Devey shraddhaa chaastu… Continue Reading

Varied Swarupas of Gayatri

The various Swarupas of Gayatri as created by Maha Deva and the related Mantras are: Tatpurushaaya vidmahey Vaagshuddhaaya Dhimahi tannah Shivah Prachodayaat Ganaambikaayai vidmahey Karma saadhyaih cha dhimahi, Tanno Gauri Prachodayaat/ Tatpurushaaya vidmahey Maha Devaaya Dhimahi, Tanno Rudrah prachodayaat/ Tatpurushaaya… Continue Reading

Shiva Linga Pratishta Vidhi and Mahatmya

The various Swarupas of Gayatri as created by Maha Deva and the related Mantras are: Tatpurushaaya vidmahey Vaagshuddhaaya Dhimahi tannah Shivah Prachodayaat Ganaambikaayai vidmahey Karma saadhyaih cha dhimahi, Tanno Gauri Prachodayaat/ Tatpurushaaya vidmahey Maha Devaaya Dhimahi, Tanno Rudrah prachodayaat/ Tatpurushaaya… Continue Reading

Shiva’s Vibhutis (Counter parts), Vishwa Rupa, Ashta Rupas and Shiva Tatwa (Shiva’s self-description included)

Describing Shiva and Parvati as each other’s Vibhutis, Maha Nandi conveyed to Sanat Kumara that if Purusha were Siva, Parvati was Prakriti /Maya; Shiva was day and Gauri was night; Sapta Tanthu was Maha Deva as Rudrani was Dakshinaayani; Shankara… Continue Reading

‘Shivaakshara’ Mantras, ‘Pashus’, their Self-control and Realisation of Pashupati

Suta Maha Muni referred to the ‘Ashtottara Mantra’ of Vishnu viz. Om Namo Naraayanaaya which when recited yileded great consequences especially when the Mantra was pracised with full vigour and by Manasa-Vaacha-Karmana means or by way of mind, vocal and… Continue Reading