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Rāma Rahasya Upaṇiṣad

Contributed by Sarbani Rath

Ekākṣarādi Mantra

Tārkṣa

सनकाद्या मुनयो हनूमन्तं पप्रच्छुः।
आञ्जनेय महाबल तारकब्रह्मणो रामचन्द्रस्य
मन्त्रग्रामं नो ब्रूहीति।
sanakādyā munayo hanūmantaṁ papracchuḥ |
āñjaneya mahābala tārakabrahmaṇo rāmacandrasya
mantragrāmaṁ no brūhīti |

Translation: The saints headed by Sanaka again asked Hanūman: “Son of Āñjani of greatest strength, please speak the collection of Mantras for Tāraka-Brahmaṇa Rāmachandra.

हनूमान्होवाच।
वह्निस्थं शयनं विष्णोरर्धचन्द्रविभूषितम्‌।
एकाक्षरो मनुः प्रोक्तो मन्त्रराजः सुरद्रुमः॥ १॥
hanūmānhovāca |
vahnisthaṁ śayanaṁ viṣṇorardhacandravibhūṣitam |
ekākṣaro manuḥ prokto mantrarājaḥ suradrumaḥ || 1||

Translation: fire (ra), śayana viṣṇu (ā) ardhacandra (ṁ) or rāṁ (राँ) is the one syllable mantra said by the wise to be

Ganapati – Rig Veda

Ṛk Veda Maṇḍala 2, Hymn 24, Śloka 1

गणानां त्वा गणपतिं हवामहे कविं कवीनामुपमश्रवस्तमम्।
ज्येष्ठराजं ब्रह्मणां ब्रह्मणस् पत आ नः षृण्वन्नूतिभिः सीद सादनम्॥
gaṇānāṁ tvā gaṇapatiṁ havāmahe kaviṁ kavīnāmupamaśravastamam|
jyeṣṭharājaṁ brahmaṇāṁ brahmaṇas pata ā naḥ ṣṛṇvannūtibhiḥ sīda sādanam ||

Try saying each word group 12 times …8 groups

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Then recite the full śloka-mantra 108 times. In this say ‘auṁ’ loudly (long) first and then in next breath say full śloka once.
You should be able to sing this in 10-20 days if you try hard.

Forgiveness Prayer

Instruction: This is to be recited 1 (one) times while bowing to Lord Śiva.

Gopāla Mantra

Viniyoga:
ॐ अस्य श्री गोपाल मन्त्रस्य नारद ऋषि विराट् छन्दस् गोपाल-कृष्ण देवत काम बीज स्वाहा शक्ति ममाभीष्ट सिद्धये जपे विनियोगः
om asya śrī gopāla mantrasya nārada ṛṣi virāṭ chandas gopāla-kṛṣṇa devata kāma bīja svāhā śakti mamābhīṣṭa siddhaye jape viniyogaḥ

Mantra:
गोपिजनवल्लभाय स्वाहा
gopijanavallabhāya svāhā

Lupta bīja: Hidden i.e.

Sri Somanath Jyotirlinga

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Jyotirlinga

सोमनाथ ध्यान | somanātha dhyāna

ध्यायेत् महेश्वरं देवं स्वेतवर्णं चतुर्भुजं
त्रिशूलं डम्बरुं चैव खट्वाङ्गभे कपालजम्।
करेर्ददानं वरदं नागयज्ञोपवीतिनम्
भस्माभूषित सर्वाङ्गं पञ्चवक्त्रं त्रिलोचनम्॥
गिरिशं त्वं वृषारूढं शिवं त्वं सोमनाथं॥
dhyāyet maheśvaraṁ devaṁ svetavarṇaṁ caturbhujaṁ
triśūlaṁ ḍambaruṁ caiva khaṭvāṅgabhe kapālajam|
karerdadānaṁ varadaṁ nāgayajñopavītinam
bhasmābhūṣita sarvāṅgaṁ pañcavaktraṁ trilocanam||
giriśaṁ tvaṁ vṛṣārūḍhaṁ śivaṁ tvaṁ somanāthaṁ||

ॐ नमः शिवाय नमः सोमनाथाय
om namaḥ śivāya namaḥ somanāthāya

It is one of the twelve Jyotirliñga shrines of Lord Śiva. Somanāth means ‘Lord of the Moon God Soma’ or the ‘Lord of the Nectar of Immortality’ as Soma is that which keeps everything alive.