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Shiva

 

Essence Of
Linga Purana

 

 

1    Invocation

Om Shri Ganeshaya Namah, Om Namah Shivaaya Namah,

Namo Rudraaya Brahmaney Paramatmaney,

Pradhaana Purushaaya Sarga Sthityantakaariney/

Akaaramakaaram Sthulam Sukshmam Paraatparam ,

Omkaara rupa mrugvaktram Saama Jihvaa samanvitam/

Yajurveda mahaagreevamatharma hridayam Vibhum,

Pradhaana Purushaateetam Pralayotpatti varjitam/

Tamasaa Kaala Rudrasyam Rajasaa Kanakaangijam,

Satvena Sarvagam Vishnum Nirgunatvey Maheswaram/ 

( Suta Maha Muni prayed to Brahma-Vishnu- Shiva and after greeting Veda Vyasa addressed a huge gathering of Rishis initiated the description of Linga Purana by stating that Omkara comprising ‘A’kaara, ‘ U’ and ‘M’kaara denotes ‘Shtula’ or Gross, ‘Sukshma’ (Miniscule) and ‘Paraatpara’ or the Supreme Forms. The Omkara Swarupa has Rig Veda as its Face, SamaVeda as its tongue, Yajur Veda as its neck and Atharva Veda as its heart.The Pradhana Purusha or the Prime Being is made of  ‘Taamasika’ Feature representing Bhagavan Rudra, ‘Rajasika’ Feature standing Brahma, ‘Satwa Guna’ denoting Vishnu and ‘Nirguna’ as Parameshwara.)


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