Category: Shiva

Kumara Purnima

For the people of Puri the most important festival of Kumara Purnima is celebrated in Ashvina Purnima as the day of enlightenment of Sri Kartikeya…

Śiva Sahasranāma

Perhaps the most revered of the prayers to Lord Śiva, the Śiva Sahasra nāma has the power to remove every malefic aspect or blockage on Bṛhaspati, represented by Jupiter in vedic astrology. There are a number of variations of the Shiva sahasranāma in the ancient texts (about 18 scriptures).

Maha Mrtyunjaya Mantra

Introduction
Mṛtyuṅjaya literally means ‘Victory over Death’ and Mahā-mṛtyuṅjaya mantra is also called- Mahā-mokṣa mantra as it gives the ultimate enlightenment.

Shiva Tandava Stotra

Śiva Tāṇḍava Stotra of Rāvaṇa. This was the stotra which he recited to obtain the Vaidyanātha Jyotirliñga (a.k.a Baijnāth). Rāvaṇa would have become immortal if that jyotirliñga had reached Śrī Lanka. This is the teaching he gave to attain mokṣa finally at the hands of Lord Rāma. This stotra must be recited in the end of the prayers, meditation or pūjā. Students of the Śiva Purāṇa course (ŚIVA Group of Zoran Radosavljevic, 2010) were taught this stotra recitation by Sarbani Rath.

The detailed translation was given in the old Jyotish Digest.

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.