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Shiva

 

Essence Of
Linga Purana

 

 

5    Connotation of Omkaara and analysis of Alphabets related to Shivs Body Parts

(Vishnu’s Prayers to Maha Deva included and Tri Murti seniority analysed)

Maharshi Lomarshana, the disciple of Veda Vyasa, while addressing the Sages at Naimisha Forest described that at the Maha Pralaya or the termination of the Universe after the Maha Yuga, the Supreme Bhagavan created Vishnu with the aid of Satwa Guna who was floating on Maha Jala or the Unending Water Sheet and from his navel appeared a lotus with Brahma as materialised with Rajo Guna seated thereon; the latter questioned Vishnu about his antecedents and consequent on mutual arguments about their Supremacy there was a fight; at that very time there appeared a Colossal Agni Linga emitting enormous radiance and heat which neither had a beginning nor end. Brahma took the Swarupa of a gigantic ‘Hamsa’ or Swan and flew up with great speed of its own as also of enormous wind power to ascertain the top of the Maha Linga while Vishnu assumed the Swarupa of a black ‘Varaha’ of ten yojanas of height and hundred yojanas of width and slided down the Maha Linga to ascertain its bottom. As neither the Hamasa Rupa Brahma who flew up and up for thousand years nor the Varaha Rupa Narayana who slided down as much time could discover the bottom or the top and returned to the starting point by another thousand years; both of them reached there totally fatigued. Then there was a reverberating Sound of AUM:

Tadaa sama bhavattatra naadou vai Shabda lakshanah,

Omomiti Surasreshtthaah Samyuktah plutalakshanah/

Kimidam twiti samchitya mayaa tishthanmahaaswanam,

Lingasya Dakshiney bhaagey tadaapashyat Sanaatanam/

Adya varnamakaaram chouttareytath,

Makaaramadhya taschaiva naadaantam tasyachomiti/

Suryamandalavadrustwaa varnamaadyam tu Dakshiney,

Uttarey Paavaka prakhya mukaaram Purusharshabhah/

Sheetaamshu Mandalaprakhyam Makaaram madhyamam tathaa,

Tasyopari tadaapashyat- kshudra sphatikavat Prabhum/

Tureeyaatimamrutam Nishkalam Nirupaplavam,

Nirdwandam Kevalam Shunyam Bhaahyaantara varjitam/

Sa baahyaabhyantaram chaiva Sabaahya abhyantarasthitam,

Adi madhyantarahita maanandasyaapi kaaranam/

Maatraastistwardha maatram naadaakhyam Brahmasangnitam,

Rukyajurssaama Vedaa vai  Maatraa rupena Maadhavah/

Vedashabde -bhya yevesham Vishwaatmaanamachintayat,

Tadaabhavadrushirveda Rusheh saaratam shubham/

Teynaiva Rishinaa Vishnurjnaatawaan Parameswaram/

( As the sound of AUM emerged from the right side of the Maha Linga, there appeared Sanatana Bhagavan; from Him, the sound of ‘A kaara’ came, followed by ‘U Kaara’ and ‘Ma kaara’ and the sound in between was the ‘Naada Swarupa’; the extraordinary radiance of Surya came from the Northern direction as the pious form of U kara or of Pavaka; Makara was of Chandra Mandala and above it was the Suddha Sphatika Rupa or Pure Crystal Form representing Maha Deva in Tureeya Awastha or the Prime and Pristine Form. This Form was Unique, devoid of Duality, of Sunya or Nothingness; of Purity and Immunity and of no beginning-middle- termiation. Indeed that was the Spring of Ananda or Sheer Joy as also the synthesis of Tri Vedas represented by Tri Murtis and the sure way leading to Maha Deva!) 

Maharshis who  knew Vedas and the  Omkara Swarupa of Maha Deva analysed the Alphabets in Sanskrit and explained as follows: ‘A’ kaara’ constituted His broad forehead; ‘E’ kaara was the left Eye; ‘U’kaara his Southern Ear; ‘Aa’ kaara his left ear; ‘Ru’ kara his right Kapola; ‘Ruukaara’ the left kapola; ‘lu lu’is the partition of his nasal divisions; ‘ea’- kaaras his big lips; ‘oau’ kaara his teeth; the consonants ‘Ka-kha-ga- gha-jnaa’ constituted  his five right hands while the consonants ‘cha-ccha- ja-jja-na’ were his left five hands; other two sets of consonants viz. ‘ta-tha-da-dha-na’ and ‘pa-pha-ba-bha-ma’ were his right and left five feet respectively; Shiva’s ‘udara’ or belly represented ‘paa’ kaara; ‘pha’ kara his right side of his body; ‘Va’ kara his left side; the letter ‘Vaa’ and ‘bha’ kaaras represented his shoulders; the letter ‘Ma’  kaara his ‘Uridaya’ or heart; ‘Ya- ra-la-va-sa-sha’ represented Shiva’s body-dhatus; ‘ha’ kara represented His Atma and ‘Kha’ kaara denoted Shiva’s anger. 

As Vishnu visioned Maha Deva along with Devi Uma he extolled Parama Shiva as follows:

Omkaara prabhavam mantram Kalaa panchaka samyutam,

Shuddha sphatika sankaasham Shubhaashtatrimshadaksharam/

Medhaakaramadudbhuyaha Sarva dharmaartha saadhakam,

Gayatri prabhavam Mantram haritam vashyakaarakam/

Chaturvimshati varnaadhyam Chatuhkalamanuttamam,

AtharvamasitamMantram Kalaashtaka samaayutam/

Abhichaarika Mantyartham Triyaamstrishubhaaksharam,

Yajurveda samaayuktam panchatrimshacchubhaaksharam/

Kalaashtaka samaayuktam Sushvetam Shantikam tathaa,

Trayodasha kalaa yuktam Baalaadyaih saha lohitam/

Saamodbhavam Jagastyadyam vriddhi samhaara kaaranam,

Varnaah shadadhikaah Shashtirasya Mantravarasya tu/

Pancha Mantraastathaa labdhvyaa jajaapa Bhagavaan Harih,

Atha drushtwaa kalaavanamrugyajuhssama rupina/

Ishaanmameesha mukutam Purushaasyam Puraatanam,

Aghoradhrudayam twadyam Vaama guhyam Sadaasivam/ 

Sadyah paadam Mahadevam Mahaabhogendra bhushanam,

Vishwatah paada vadanam Vishwatokshikaram Shivam/

Brahmanodhipatim Sarga Sthita Samhaara kaaranam,

Tushtaava punarishtaabhirvakbhir varadameeshwaram/

(Shiva is the symbol of Omkara Mantra; he wears a transparent Sphatika Maala; three sixty eight lettered Deva; Maha Buddhi yukta; Sarva Dharmaartha Sadhaka, Gayatri Mantra Prabhu; Atharva Veda Swarupa; Regulator of  Twenty Varnas;  Abhicharika mantra Swarupa; Controller of Thirty three  Letters; Sweta, Shanta, the Swarupa of Thirteen Kalas, Maha Sarpa bhushana, Srishti-Sthiti-Samharaka, Three Veda swarupa; Purana Purusha, Ishaana, Aghora Mantra Hridaya!) Having thought of Maha Deva on the above lines, Vishnu performed meditation of Shiva for good time with the aid of  the ‘Pancha Akshara Mantra’ viz.Om Namaashivaaya. Maha Deva was extremely delighted at the thoughts of Vishnu as also of the Japa of the Panchaakshari of Om Namassivaaya and materialised himself before Vishnu. The much gratified  Parameswara appeared before Vishnu and the latter commended Maha Deva as follows:

Ekaaksharaaya Rudraaya Akaaraatma rupiney,

Vukaaraadi Devaaya Vidyaadehaaya vai namah/

Triteeraaya Makaaraaya Shivaaya Paramaatmaney,

Suryaagni Soma varnaaya Yajamaanaaya vai Namah/

Agnaye Rudra rupaaya Rudraanaam pataye namah,

Shivaaya Shaiva mantraaya Sadyojaataaya vedhasey/

Vaamaaya Vaama devaaya  Varadaamrutaaya tey,

Aghotaati ghoraaya Sadyojaataaya ramhasey/

Ishaanaaya Smashaanaaya Ativegaaya Veginey,

Namostu Shruti paadaaya Urdhwalingaaya Linginey/

Hemalingaaya Hemaaya Vaari Lingaaya chaambhasey,

Shivaaya Shiva Lingaaya Vyaapiney Vyoma vyaapiney/

Vaayavey Vaayu vegaaya Namastey Vaayuvyaapiney,

Tejasey Tejasaam Bhartrey namasteyjo vyaapiney/

Jalaaya Jala bhutaaya Namastey Jalavyaapiney,

Prithivyai chantarikshaaya Prithivivyapiney Namah/

Shabda sparsha swarupaaya rasagandhaaya gandhiney,

Ganaadhipataey tubhyam guhyaadguhyatamaaya tey/

Anantaaya Virupaaya Anantaanaamayaya cha,

Shaswataaya Varishthaaya vaari garbhaaya Yoginey/

Samsthitaa- yaabhasmjaam,

Madhey Avayormadhya varchasey goptey hatrey

sadaa katrey Nidhanaay –esewaraayacha/

Achetanaaya Virupaaya Anantaa naamayaayacha,

Shaswataaya Varishthaaya  Vaarigarbhaaya Yoginey/

Achetanaaya Chintyaaya chetanaasa haariney, 

Arupaaya Surupaaya Anangaanga haariney/

Bhasma digdha shariraaya Bhanu Somaagni hetavey,

Swetaaya Swetavarnaaya tuhinaadricharanaayacha/

Suswetaaya Suvaktraaya Namah Swetashikhaaya cha/

Swetaasyaaya Mahaasyaya Namastey Sweta lohita/

Sutaaraaya Visishtaaya Namo Dundhubhiney Hara,

Shatarupa Virupaaya Namah Ketumatey sadaa/

Ruddhi shoka vishokaaya Pinaakaaya apardiney,

Vipaashaaya Supaashaaya Namastey Paashanaashiney/

Suhotraaya Havishyaya Subrahmanyaaya Suriney,

Sumukhaaya Suvaktraaya durdamaaya damaaya cha/

Kankaaya Kanka rupaaya Kankinikruta pannaga,

Sanakaaya Namastubhyam Sanaatana Sanandana/

Sanatkumara Saarangamaaranaaya Mahatmaney,

Lokaakshiney Tridhaamaaya Namo Virajasey sadaa/

Shankha paalaaya Shankhaaya Rajasey Tamasey namah,

sarasvataaya Meghjaay Meghavaahana tey Namah/

Suvaahaaya Vivaahaaya Vivaada varadaayacha,

Namah Shivaaya Rudraaya Pradhaanaaya Namo Namah/

Trigunaaya Namastubhyam Chaturvyuhaatmaney Namah,

Samsaaraaya Namastubhyam Samsaara hetavey/

Mokshaaya Moksharupaaya Moksha Katrey Namo Namah,

Atmaney Rishaye tubhyam Swaaminey Vishnavey Namah/

Namo Bhagavatey tubhyam Naaaanaam pataye Namah,

Omkaaraaya Namastubhyam Sarvgnaaya Namo Namah/

Sarvaaya cha Namastubhyam Namo Naraayanaayacha,

Namo Hiranya garbhaaya Adi Devaaya tey namah/

Namostwajaaya Pataey Prajaanaam Vyuha hetavey,

Mahadevaaya Devaanaameeshwaraaya Namo namah/

Sharvaaya cha Namastubhyam Satyaaya Shamanaayacha,

Brahmaney chaiva Bhutaanaam Sarvjnaaya Namo Namah/

Mahatmaney Namastubhyam Prajnaarupaaya vai Namah,

Chitaey Chiti Rupaaya Smriti rupaaya vai Namah/

Jnaanaaya Jnaana gamyaaya namastey samvidey sadaa,

Shikhiraaya namastubhyam Nilakanthaaya vai Namah/

Artha Naareeshwaraaya Avyataaya Namonamah,

Ekaadasha vibhedaaya Staanavey tey Namah sadaa/

Namah Somaaya Suryaaya Bhavaaya Bhava haariney,

Yashaskaraaya Devaaya Shankaraayeshwaraayacha/

Namombikaadhi -pataey Umaayaah pataey Namah,

Hiranya baahavey tubhyam Namastey Hema retasey/

Neela keshaaya Vitthaaya Shitikanthaaya vai namah,

Kapardiney Namastubhyam Naagaanga abharanaaya cha/

Vrishaarudhaaya Sarvasya hatrey katrey Namonamah,

Veera Raamaati Raamaaya Ramanaathaayatey Vibho/

Namo Raajaadhi Raajaayan Rajnaamadhigataayatey,

Namah Paalaadhipataye Paalaahaankrutatey namah/

Namahkeyura bhushhaaya gopatey tey namonamkah,

Namah Shrikanthanaathaaya Namo likuchapaanaye/

Bhuvaneshaaya Devaaya Vedashastra namostutey,

Saarangaaya Namastubhyam Rajahamsaaya tey namah/

Kanakaangada haaraaya Namah Sarpopavartiney,

Sarpa kundala maalaaya kati sutreekrutaahiney/

Vedagarbhaaya garbhaaya Vishwagarbhaaya tey Shiva!

( My salutations to you Ekakshara Rupa, Rudra, Akaara Swarupa, Adi Deva, the Symbol of Vidya, Makara Swarupa, Shiva Swarupa, Surya-Agni-Chandra Varna; Yajamana Swarupa, Agni Swarupa, Rudra Rupa, Rudra Swami, Shiva, Shiva Mantra, Vaama Deva, Vaama, the Bestower of Amritwa, Aghora, Atyanta Ghora, Ishaana, Smashaana Rupa, Ati Vega Shaali, Shruti Paada, Urthwa Linga, Hema Linga, Swarna Swarupa, Shiva Linga, Aakasha Vyaapi, Vayu Samaana Vega, Tejaswai, Samsara Bharana; Jala Swarupa, Jala Bhuta, Jala Samana Vyapaka, You are Prithvi, Antarikshha, Sparsha-Rasa-Gandha Rupa, Guhya, Guhyaati Guhya, Ganaadhipati,Ananta, Vishwa Rupa, Varishtha, Garbha Jala, Parama Yogi, Aswarupa, Kamadeva harana, Bhasma lipta Sharira, Agni-Chandra-Kaarana Rupa; Sweta Varna, Himaati Sweta Swarupa, Sundara Mukha, Sweta Sikha, Sweta Lohita, Ruddhi-Shoka-Vishoka Swarupa; Pinaaki, Kapardi, Bipaasha, Paapa Naashana, Suhotra, Havishya, Subrahmanya, Sura, Durdamana, Kankaaya, Kankarupa, Sanaka sanaatana, Sanandana, Sanat Kumara, the Eyes of Samsaara, Shankha paala, Shankha, Rajo Guna, Tamo Guna, Saarasvata, Megha, Megha Vahana, Atman, Moksha, Moksha Swarupa, Rishi, Vishnu Swami, Bhagavan, Swami, Omkara Swarupa, Sarvajna, Sarva, Narayana, Hiranyagarbha, Adi Deva, Maha Deva, Ishana, Ishwara, Sharva, Satya, Sarvajna, he who is worthy of providing Jnaana to Jnaana itself! Shekhara, Nilakantha, Artha Naareshwara, Avyakta, Sthanu , Soma, Surya, Bhava, Yasha, Yashapradata, Deva, Shankara, Ambika Pati, Umapati, Nilakesha, Vittha or Cash, Sarpa bhushana Sharira, Nandeswara, Karta or the Creator, Bharta or the Preserver, Ramanatha, Rajaadhiraaja, Paalanakara Swami, Keyuraabharana, Shrikantha (Vishnu) Natha, Trishula Dhaari, Bhuvaneshwara, Deva, Saranga, Raja Hamsa, Saprahaari, Sarpakundala maalaa dhara, Sarpa Yagnopaveeta dhari, Baahu Dharana Sarpa Sutra, Veda Garbha, Samsara garbha dhaari, Parama Shiva! As Vishnu commended Maha Deva,  Brahma addressed all the Devas stating that who so ever recited the above Stuti by Vishnu in favour of Parama Shiva or had it recited by a Veda Vidwan would attain Brahma Loka.)  

 As Maha Deva was pleased with the Stuti by Vishnu, the latter requested to resolve the dispute between him and Brahma about their supremacy as also about the Beginning and End of the Mammoth Shiva Linga; Vishnu also described about the extensive efforts made by him and Brahma by assuming the Forms of Varaha and Hamsa respectively for over thousand years but to no avail! Mahadeva replied that he was far superior and far beyond to Brahma-Vishnu-Ishwara as He was Parameshwara who had no beginning or middle or end. He further said that in the ensuing Padma Kalpa He would appoint Vishnu as the Over all Chief of the Universe as its Creator, Preserver and Terminator but would like to give the responsibility of Creation to Brahma and of terminating to Shiva who too would appear at the beginning of the Padma Kalpain the offing. By so saying, Maha Deva disappeared and for all practical purposes, Parameshwara appointed Tri Murtis for their respective responsibilities. As predicted by Parameshwara, Shiva appeared in the Padma Kalpa and Vishnu took over the over-all responsibility plus Universal Upkeep, while Brahma took up the duty of Creation and Shiva the responsibility of extermination. Thus the overall responsibility rested with Vishnu who also specifically took over the charge of Preservation additionally while Brahma was responsible for Creation and Shiva for Termination; this was the Ordinance of Parameshwara. So saying Parameshwara disappeared  and having heard the decree of Parameshwara, Vishnu cajoled and  brought around Brahma by affectionately treating him.Vishnu then asked Brahma to welcome and to pray to Shiva of the Tri Murtis but as Brahma had reservations; the latter said that if Vishnu were the Yoni and Brahma was the Beeja, then what role did Shiva had in addition! Vishnu then replied: Don’t you underestimate the magnificence of Shiva!

Asmaan Mahattaram Bhutam Guhyama –nnyatra Vidyatey,

Mahatah Paramam Dhaama Shivamadhyaatminaam Param/

Dwividhamchaiva maatmaanam pravibhajya vyaksthitah,

Nishkalatra yoga vyaktah Sakalascha Maheswarah/

Yasya Mayaavidhijnasya Agamyagahanasyacha,

Puraa - prathamamlingodbhavam beejam twaadisargikam/

Mama yonow samaayutam tadbeejam kaalaparyayat,

Hiranmayakupaarey yonyaamandamajaayata/

Shataani dasavarshaanaamangmapsu pratishthitam,

Antey Varsha sahasrasya Vaayunaa tadhvidha krutam/

Kapaalamekam dyourjajney kapaalamaparam kshitih,

Ulbam tasya mahotsedho yosou Kanaka Parvatah/

Tatascha pratisandhyaatmaa Deva Devo Varah Prabhuh,

Hiranya garbho Bhagavanstwabhijajney Chaturmukhaha/  

(There is no better Entity than Parama Shiva and there is no matter superior than His. The Parama Maha Tatwa  is Shiva and the embodiment of Atma Jnaana  which again is Paramdhama. He is divided into two parts: one as the Nishkala-Avyakta-Adyanta Rahita and another is Sakala and Saguna Swarupa responsible for yielding Hiranya Brahmanda which floated in Maha Samudra for thousand years and with the interaction of Vayu got broken to two pieces, the Upper Half being the Upper Lokas and the Lower Half as Prithvi with Hiranya Garbha Chaturmkukha inside.) Vishnu further described that Parameswara created Sunya Akaasha, Nakshatras, Surya, Chandra, Agni, Pancha Bhutas, Trigunas, Pranava, and so on. Such is the Glory of Shiva who is Veda Stuti Yogya! Thus Vishnu explained the Parama Tatwa of Mahesha, Brahma was astonished, humbled and overcome by involuntary emotions of  devotion and joined Vishnu Deva in a his Commendation addressed to Maha Deva.    

Namastubhyam Bhagavatey Suvrataananta tejasey/

Namah Kshetraadhi patey Beejiney Shuliney Namah,

Sumendrayaachaarya mendraaya Dandiney Ruksharetasey/

Namo Jyeshthaaya Sreshthaaya Purvaaya Pramathaayacha,

Namo Maanyaaya Pujyaaya Sadyojaataaya vai Namah/

Gahwaraaya Ghateshaaya Vyomacheeraambaraaya cha,

Namastey Hyasmadaadeenaam Bhutaanaam Prabhavey Namah/

Vedaanaam Prabhavey chaiva Smruteenaam Prabhavey Namah,

Namo Dhruva nibaddhaanaamrusheenaam Prabhavey Namah/

Prabhavey Karmadaanaanaam dravyaanaam prabhavey namah,

Namo yogasya prabhavey Saamkhyasya prabhavey namah/

Rukshaanaam prabhavey tubhyam grahaanaamprabhavey namah,

Vaidyutaashaani meghaanaam garjita prabhavey namah/

Mahodadheenaam prabhavey Dwipaanaam prabhavey namah,

 Adreenaam prabhavey chaiva Varshaanaam Prabhavey namah/

Namo Nadeenaam prabhavey Nadaanaam prabhavey namah,

Mahoushadheenaam prabhavey Vrukshaanaamprabhavey namah/

Dharma Vrikshaaya Dharmaaya sthitinaam prabhavey namah,

Prabhavecha Paraadhasya parasya prabhavey namah/

Namo rasaanaamprabhavey stanaanaam prabhavey namah,

Kshanaanaam prabhavey chaiva Lavaanaam prabhavey namah/

Ahoraatraardha maasaanaam Maasaanaam prabhavey namah,

Rutunaam prabhavey tubhyam samkhyaayaah prabhavey namah/

Prabhavey paraardhasya Paraartha prabhavey namah,

Namah Puraana prabhavey sargaanaam prabhavey namah/

Manvantaraanaam prabhavey Yogasya prabhavey namah,

Chaturvidhasya sargasya prabhaveynanta chakshusey/

Kalpodaya nibandhaanaam Vaataanaam prabhavey namah,

Namo Vishwasya prabhavey Brahmaadhipataye namah/

Vidyaanaam prabhavey chaiva Vidyaadhipataye namah,

Namo Vrataadhi pataye Vrataanaam prabhavey namah/

Mantraanaam prabhavey tubhyam Mantraadhi pataye namah,

Pitrunaam pataye chaiva Pashunaam pataye namah/

Vagvrushaaa namastubhyam Puraana Vrishabhaaya cha,

Namah pashunaampataye Govrushendra dhwajaaya cha/

Prajaa -pateenaam pataye Siddhinaam Purushey namah,

Daityadaanava sandhaanaam rakshasaam pataye namah/

Gandhravaanaam cha pataye Yakshaanaam pataye namah,

Garudoraga sarpaanaam pakshinaampataye namah/

Sarva guhya Pishachaanaam Guhyaadhipataye namah,

Gokarnaayacha goptrey cha Shankhu karnaaya vai namah/

Varaahaaya prameyaaya Ruksha virajaaya cha,

Namo Suraanaam pataye Ganaanaampataye namah/

Ambhasaam pataye chaiva Ojasaam pataye namaha,

Namostu Lakshmi pataye Shripaaya Kshiti paayacha/

Balaabala samuhaaya Akshobhyakshobanaayacha,

Deepta shringaika shringaaya Vrishabhaaya kakuthiney/

Namah Sthairyaaya Vapushey tejasaanuvrataayacha,

Ateetaaya bhavishyaaya Vartamaanaaya vai namah/

Suvarchase cha Veeryaaya Shuraaya hyajitaaya cha,

Varadaaya Varenyaaya Purushaaya Mahaatmaney/

Namo Bhutaaya Bhavyaaya Mahatey prabhavaayacha,

Janaaa cha namastubhyam tapasey Varadaayacha/ 

Anavey Mahatey chaiva Namah Sarvagataayacha,

Namo Bandhaaya Mokshaaya Swargaaya Narakaayacha/

Namo Bhavaaya Devaaya Ijjyaaya Yaajakaayacha,

Pratyudeernaaya Deepataaya Tatwaayaatigunaayacha/

Namah Paashaaya Shastraaya Namastwaabharanaayacha,

Hutaaya Upahutaaya Prahutapraashitaaya cha/

Namostwashtaaya Purtaayua Agnishtoma dwijaayacha,

Sadasyaaya Namas chaiva Dakshinaavabhruyaayacha/

Ahimsaayaa pralo –bhaaya Pashu mantroushadhaaya cha,

Namah Pushtipradaanaaya Susheelaaya Susheeliney/

Ateetyaaya Bhavishyaaya Vartamaanaayatey namah,

Suvarchasecha Veeryaaya Shuraaya hyjitaayacha/

Varadaaya Varenyaaya Purushaaya Mahaatmaney,

Namo Bhutaaya Bhavyuaaya Mahatey chaabhayaayacha/

Jaraasiddha Namastubhyamayasey Varadaayacha,

Adharey Mahatey chaiva Namah Sastu pataayacha/

Namahschandriya patraanaam lelihaanaaya stragviney,

Vishwaaya Vishwarupaaya Vishwatahj shirasey namah/

Sarvatah paani paadaaya Rudraayaa pratimaayacha,

Namo Havyaaya Kavyaaya Havya vaahaaya vai namah/

Namah Siddhaaya Medhyaaya Ishtaayejyaa paraayacha,

Suveeraaya Sughoraaya Akshobhya kshobhanaayacha/

Suprajaaya Sumedhaaya Deeptaaya Bhaskaraayacha,

Namo Buddhaaya Shuddhhaaya Vistrutaaya mataayacha/

Namah Sthulaaya Sukshmaaya  Drushyaa –drushya Sarvashah,

Varshatey jwalatey chaiva Vaayavey shishiraaya cha/

Namastey akra keshaaya Uruh Vakshahshikhaaya cha/

Namo Namah Suvarnaaya Tapaneeya nibhaayacha/

Virupaakshaaya Lingaaya Pingalaaya Mahoujasey,

Vrishtighnaaya Namas chaiva Namah Sowmyekshanaaya cha/

Namo Dhumraaya Swetaaya Krishnaaya Lohitaayacha,

Pishitaaya pishangaaya peetaaya cha Nishanginey/

Namstey Sarva Seshaaya Nirvimsheshaaya vai Namah,

Namah Eejyaaya Pujyaaya Upajeevyaayanamah/

Namah Kshemyaaya Vriddhaaya Vatsalaaya namo namah,

Namo Bhutaaya Satyaaya Satyaasatyaaya vai namah/

Namo vai Padma varnaaya Mrityughnaaya cha Mrityavey,

Namo Gauraaya Shyaamaaya Kadravey Lohitaayacha/

Mahaasandhyaabhra varnaaya Chaaru deeptaaya deekshiney,

Namah Kamala hastaaya digvaasaaya Kapardiney/

Apramaanaaya Sarvaaya Avyayaayamaraaya cha,

Namo Rupaaya Gandhaaya Shashvataayaakshataayacha/

Purastaad Brahmatey chaiva Vibhraantaaya krutaaya cha,

Duragmaaya Meheshaaya Krodhaaya Kapilaaya cha/

Tatkryaatarkya shareeraaya baliney ramhasaayacha,

Sikatyaaya Pravaahyaaya shitaaya prasru chaayacha/

Sumedhasey kulaalaaya Namastey shashi khandiney,

Chitraaya Chitra veshaaya Chitra varnaaya medhasey/

Chekitaanaaya tushtaaya Namastey nihitaaya cha,

Namah Kshaantaaya Daantaaya Vajrasimhananaayacha/

Rakshoghnaaya Vishaghnaaya Shitikanthordhwa manyavey,

Lolihaaya krutaantaaya tigmaayudha dharaayacha/

Pramodaaya Sammodaaya yati vedyaaya teynamah,

Anaamayaaya Sarvaaya Maha kaalaaya vai namah/

Pranavapranaveshaaya Bhaganetraantakaayacha,

Mriga Vyaadhaaya Dakshaaya Daksha yagnaantakaayacha/

Sarva Bhutaatmabhutaaya Sarvey shaantishayaaya cha,

Puraghnaaya Sushastraaya dhanvinetha parashvadhey/

Pusha danta vinaashaaya Bhaga netraantatakaayacha,

Kaamadaaya Varishthaaya Kaamaanga dahanaayacha/

Rangey Karaala Vakitraaya Nagendra vadanaaya cha,

Daityaanaamanta keshaaya Daityaankrada karaayacha/

Himaghmnaaya cha teekshnaaya ardracharma dharaayacha,

Smashaana rati nityaaya namostulmukadhaariney/

Namastey praana paalaaya Munjamaalaadharaaya cha/ 

Graheena shokairvividhair bhutaih parivritaayacha/

Naranaari shariraaya Devyaah Priya karaaya cha,

Jatiney Mundiney chaiva Vyala Yajnopaveetiney/

Namostu Nrityasheelaaya Upanritya priyaayacha,

ManyaveyGeeta sheelaaya Munibhirgaayatey namah/

Katankataaya tigmaaya Agnipriyaaya Priyaya cha,

Vibhishanaaya Bhishmaaya Bhaga Pramathanaaya cha/

Siddhasanghaanu geetaaya Mahaabhaagaaya vai Namah,

Namo Muktaattahaasaaya Kshveditaasphotitaaya cha/

Nardatey kurdatey chaiva Namah Prasuditaatmaney,

Namo Mridaaya shvasatey Dhaavateydhisthitey Namah/

Dyaayatey Jrumbhatey chaiva rudatey dravateynamah,

Valgatey keedatey chava lambodara shaririney/

Namokrutyaaya krutyaaya Mundaaya keekataaya cha,

Nama Unmattha dehaaya kinkinikaaya vai namah/

Namo Vikruta veshaaya kruraayamarshinaayacha,

Aprameyaaya goptrey cha deeptaayaa nirgunaayacha/

Vaama priyaya Vaamaaya Chudaamani dharaayacha,

Namastokaaya tanavey gunairapra- mitaaya cha/

Namo Gunyaaya Guhyaaya Agamyagamanaayacha,

Loka dhaatri twiyam Bhumih Paadou Sajjana sevitou/

Sarveshaam Siddha yogaanaamadhishtaanam tavodaram,

Madhyantariksham vistreenam Taaraagana vibhushitam/

Swaateh patha ivaabhaati Shrimaan haarastavorasi,

Dishou Dashabhujaastubhyam Keyuraangada bhushitaah/

Visteernaparinaahascha Nilaanjanachayopamah,

Kanthastey Shobhatey Shriman Hema sutra vibhushitah/

Damshtaakaraalam Dhurdharshamanoupamyam mukham tathaa,

Padma maalaa krutoshneesham Shiro dyouh shobhatedhikam/

Deeptih Surye Vapushchandre sthairyam Shailanileybalam,

Aoushnamagnou tathaa shaityamapsu shabdombarey tathaa/

Aksharaantara nishpandaadrunaaneytaan vidurbudhaah,

Japo japyo Maha Devo Maha Yogo Maheswarah/

Pureshaayo Guhaavaasi khecharo rajaneecharah,

Taponidhirguha gurur -nadano Nanda vardhanah/

Haya seersho payodhaataa Vidhaataa Bhurabhavanah,

Bodyavyo bodhitaa Netaa Dhurdharsho Dushprakampanah/

Bruhadhratho Bheemakarma Bruhadkirti Dhananjayah,

Ghantaapriyo Dhwaji Chhatri Pinaakini Dhwajanipatih/

Kavachi pattishi khadgi dhanurhastah Paramashvadhi,

Aghasmaronaghah Shuro Devarajotrimardanah/

Twam prasadya puraasmaabhirdwishanto nihataa yudhi,

Agnih Sadaarnavaabhastwam pibannaapi na truyasey/

Omkaarah Prasannatmaa kaamadah kaamagah priyah,

Brahmachaarichagaadhascha Brahmanyah sishta pujitah/

Shivonobhava sarvatra yosi  sosi Namostutey/

(Hey Ananta Teja, Suvrata, Bhagavan, Kshetraadhi patey, Beeja Swarupa, Shuli, Jyeshtha, Shreshtha, Manya, Pujya, Sadyojaata, Gahara, Ghatesha, Sarva Praana Swami! My salutations to you to the Prabhu of Vedas and Smritis and all the inputs like money and material required for spiritual deeds. You are the Master of Yoga and Sankhya which are the significant means of Salvation, besides being the instruments like Maharshis and Grahas. You are the Lord as also of the Swarupa of the endless beings of Srishti like Rivers, Trees, the great Aoushadhis or medicines; you are the Dharma, its very existence, and its various  manifestations; You are the ‘Paraartha’or the Spiritual Quest; the Para which is unaffected  by Pancha Indriayas; the Rasaas; the Ratnaas; the ‘Ahoratraas’ or the days and nights; the Pakshaas or the Fortnights, the Maasaas or the Months, the Rithus or the Seasons like Spring and Autumn; You are the Most Ancient Prabhu performing the task of Sarga or Creatin; You are the Yoga Prabhu, Manvantara Prabhu, Vishwa Prabhu, Brahmadhipati, Bhagavan! You are the Master of Vidya or Knowledge; the Master of the Masters of Vidya; Vratadaayika Swami; Mantra Prabhu; the Master of Pitreeshwaras; the Pashupati; Vrishendra dhwaja; the Master of  Prajaapatis; the Supreme of  Gandharva-Yaksha-Daitya-Danavas; the Swami of  Garuda, Sarpa, Pakshis and various other species; you are also the Head of Vaaraaha, Pischacha, Guhya, Gokarna, Gotra, Shankuka Karna; Ruksha, Viraja, Suraganaa etc. Prabho! You are Swami of Jala / Water; the Swami of ‘Ojas’; (Power Essence or Semen present in males and females); the Lord of Lakshmi Devi; the Bhupati or the King; You are the ‘Bala’or Physical Strength as also the ‘Abala’ or of Weakness; The Topmost Mount of the highest Mountain of Supreme Illumination; You are the ‘Ateeta’or  Beyond Approach; You are the ‘Vartamana’ or of the Present Tense or of the Ongoing Time Frame; You are also the Bhavishya or of the Happenings Ahead in the Future; You are the Suraveera or the Embodiment of Strength and Courage; Varada or the Bestower of Boons; the Sreshtha Purusha or the Most Illustrious and the Best Purusha or Prime Male; You are also the ‘Bhuta’ or a Being but as the Unique and the Most Notable among the Creations of the Beings; the Word ‘Mahat’ or Magnificence would indeed signify yourself. You are as miniscule as an atom and as Colossal that is unparalelled! You are the symbol of Bandhana-Moksha or of Freedom from Shackles; You are the Swarga and Naraka Swarupa signifying Salvation or Bliss and Punishment and Retribution! You are the ‘Hutaagni’ or the Fire of ‘Homas’/ Sacred Agni Karyaas and also the Upahuta or the Deputy who assists in performing of the Sacred Deed. Vishwa, Vishwa Rupa, Vishwata, I bow my head to you Rudra! You are the ‘Havya’(Havana), ‘Kavya’(Sacrifice in favour of Pitras) and Hutavaaha (Agni); You are Siddha, Madhya, Ishta, Suveera, Sughora, Krodha or Anger and Krodhi or who is angry; You are Buddhi, Shuddha, Sthula / Gross, Sukshma (Tiny); Drushya or the Visionable; Adrushya or Unseeable or Imperceptible; Sarvesha! You are Virupaaksha, Parama Linga, Pingala, Vrishti or Abundant; Dhuman, Sweta, Pujya, Upajeevya, Saviroha, Kshemya, Vruddha, Vatsala, Padma Varna, Kamala dhaari, Kapardi, Mahesha, Kapila, Tarkya (Arguable) and Atarkya; Chitra, Chitra vesha, Chitra Varna; Nilakantha, Anaama or Nameless and  Ardra Charma Dhari or Dressed in Wet-Skin. Parameswara! You roam about and even reside in Smashaanaas or burial grounds! You are the Preserver of Praana or Life; You wear garlands of Skulls! You are ‘Ardhanaareswara’ or Demi Male and Demi Female; You sport a serpents as a Yagnopaveetas or as Holy Threads around and down his neck on the back and front of his upperbody! You even were a repulsive physique and disgusting profile; You Pameswara  area an epitome of Great Radiance; You are ever resplendent; yet as  a Nirguna or devoid of Characteristics; You are ‘Vaama’ and Vaamapriya; You wear Chudaamani or Crest Jewel; You carry gold chain as Brahma Sutra around the neck and a Lotus circling his head; your body shines with the unusual illumination of Surya and Chandra; You are Haya sirsha or of a head like horse;  You are Vidhaata, Bhuta Bhavana; Ghanta Priya or fond of  Bells, of Dhwajas or Flags and of Chhatras or Umbrellas.You are Pinakini or the Holder of Bow and Arrow called Pinaka; Kavacha or 8Shield; and Khadga. Mahadeva! You are a Brahmachari, Brahmana, Sishta, Pujya, Krodhi, Prasanna, Sarva Karma rata or engaged in any type of deed; You do share the Divya Bhogaas yet completely bereft of desires; You indeed are of Asankhya Tatwaas or coultless features; Parama Siva! My Salutations again and again.)

Suta Maha Muni informed the Congregation of Munis at Nimisha Forest that whoso ever recites the above Stuti every day, or  atleast during Shraaddhaas or Yajnas or Avabhruta Snaanaas after the Yajna would qualify for the performance of several Ashwamedha Yagnas and Shiva Loka Prapti.



The Unfolding of Shiva Tatwa and Pancha Mukha- the Five Faced

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