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rudrabhishekhamshivaLord Shiva or Bhagwan Mahesh is considered as the “Sangharak” of this world or Lok. Lord Shiva is worshipped as a lingam to help us contemplate the need to think of Him as the most basic and essentially formless one. Lord Shiva is commonly portrayed as an ascetic with a serpent around His neck, vibhooti (sacred ash) adorning his face and bare body, a trishul (trident) in one of his hands, a kamandalu (container of water for use in religious practices) in another hand, and a damru (small drum) in yet another hand. Mahashivratri is one of the leading festival of the Hindu Panchang, when devotees worship Lord Shiva and offer him Milk, Dhatura, Pushpa on Shivlingam. Shiva Puja is done according to the guidance of the E-Pandit. We offer Shiva Puja on the behalf of the person in guidance of the E-Pandit. In daily life, a brief Shiva Puja can be done by reciting the following slokas and Shiva Aarti.

Om Trivyank yjamahe sugandhi pushti vardhanam
Urvakikmav vandhana- mrityo murshie mamtaat”

How to do Shiva Pooja

Requirements: Pure Water or Ganga Jal
Cow Milk without boiling
Curd
Ghee (Butter-oil)
Honey (shahad)
Sugar (gud-shakkar)
White Cloth
Sacred thread worn by Hindus
Betal (supari)
Betal-nuts
Leaves of the Holy Tulsi, bel-patra, dhatura, bhang, rishphal,
White Sandal wood (chandan)
Unbroken rice
Flowers of Catotropis gigantea and oleander etc.(Aak, Kanair etc.)
Wood-apple
Thorn apple
Incense Powder
Ashes of funeral pyre
Clay-lamp
Oblation material sweets etc.(Naivaidya)
Fruits
Dry-fruits
Perfume
Saffron
Cloves
Camphore
Sandal wood powder stick
Agaru (Aloe) wood powder stick
Incense powder stick
Mat, usually called Aasan made of wool, straw or hay of square shape on which one person may sit comfortably.
Sacred thread of yellow and red threads plaited together, usually called kalaawaa
Red powder made of turmeric and lime usually calledRolee.
Pitcher known as Kalash, when installed as such in worship.

PROCESS OF SHIV ADORATION

After taking bath, wearing neat and clean clothes, the worshipper should make oneself sanctified. All the things for Shiv-poojan, as given before in the list  of substantial material required, should be kept ready. The CHAUKI, on which the Shiv-Diety is to be throned should be covered by the white cloth and then the phallus-deity be enthroned after giving it a bath in milk, then in GANGAAJAL (water of river Gangaa) in full devotion.

In the same way, the SHIV-TALISMAN should also be placed on the CHAUKI. Shiv-Deity, may be of any metal, stone, wood or clay. It is convenient to have an inscribed Talisman on a copper-plate, otherwise it can be drawn on a bark of birch tree by white sandal.

After giving throne to Lord Shiva, incense stick and the clay-lamp be lighted. The KALASH should also be placed on the right side, filled with water. The leaves of the wood-apple should be sanctified by giving them wash in clean water. It is the assumption that ‘Raam’ ‘Raam’ is also written on these leaves by white sandal, it is more pleasing to God Shiva.

To begin with Pooja after having seat on the Aasan infront of the Diety.

CONTEMPLATION MANTRA OF GOD GANESH

It is a well assumed and known fact in Hindu religious rites and worship of any God, that it must be begun after paying devotional regards to Shree Ganesh Ji first. Hence, in Shiv-Poojan too, we are to worship Lord Ganesh first. His deity should also be place on the CHAUKI by the right side of the main deity. He should be given substantial offers as Arghya, unbroken rice, flowers, niaiviaidya etc. pronouncement of Contemplation Verse, which is as follows:

Aum sumukhashchiaikadantashcha kapilo gajakarnak: I Lambodarashcha vikato Vighanaasho vinaayak: II Dhoomrakeyturganaadyaksho Bhaalachandro gajaanan: I Dwaadwashayi: taani naamaani ya: Patheychhu-nuyaadapi II Vidyaarambhey vivaahey cha Praveyshey nirgamey tathaa I Sangraamey sankatashchayiva Vighna tasya na jayatey II Shuklaambaradharan Deyvan shashivarn chaturabhujam I Prasanna vadanan Dhyaayeytsarva vighnopashaantyey IIBENEDICTION VERSE (SWASTI VAACHAN)

After Ganesh contemplation, unbroken rice and water (in meagre quantity) should be dropped in the feet of the diety.Now the Pooja of God, Lord Shiva is to be performed b reciting the Swasti speech.

Hari: Aum swasti na Indro vridhashrawaa: swasti na: Pooshaa vishwaveydaa: I Swasti nastaarakshyo arishtaneymi swasti no vrihasapatirdadhaatu II 1 II Aum paya: prithivvyaampaya: oshadheeshu payo divyantariksheypayodhaa: I Payaswatee: p-apradisha: santu mahyam II 2 II Aum Vishnoraraatamasi Vvishno: shneyptreystho vvishno: I syoorasi vishnordhdhuvosi vvayisan vamasi vishnaveytwaa II 3 II Aum Agniradayvataa vaato deyv-ataa sooryodeyvataa chandramaa deyvataa vasavo deyvetaa Rudro deyvataa-adityaa Maruto deyvataa vvishwey deyvataa vrihasppatiraddeyveteyndro deyvataa varuno deyvataa II 4 II Aum dyau shaantirantariksha gwam shaanti: prithivee shaantiraap: I shaantiroshadhaya: shaanti: vanaspataya: shaantiravishweydeyvaa I shhantirabrihma shaanti: sarua gwam shaati: I hantireywey shaati: saamaa shaantireydh II 5 II Aum Vishwaani deyva sawitarduritaani paraasuva yadabhadra tanna aasuva II Aum shaanti: shaanti: shaanti: rabhavatuPURIFICATION VERSE

After making Swati-Speech, one should sprinkle some water on his head three times, reciting the Purification Verse as follows:

Aum a-pavitra: Pavitro vaa Sarvaavasthaamgato-apivaa. Ya: smareyta pundareekaasham Sa vaahyabhantar: shuchiEVIL SPIRITS ERADICATION-VERSE

Then Bhoot Shudhi (Eradication of Evil spirit) should be done by reciting the following verse:

Aum apasarpantu tey bhootaa, Yey bhootaa sansthitaa. Yey, bhootaa vighna

kartaarastey, Nashyantu shivaajyayaa.RESOLUTION

After getting free from evil spirits the devotee should resolve as follows:

Hari: Aum tatasat I nama: parmaatmaney shree puraan purushottamaay shree mad  bhagavatey mahaapurushasya vishnoraajyayaa pravartamaanasyaadyabrahmano dwiteeya, praharaardhey shree shweytavaaraaha kalpey vayivaswata manvantarey ashtaavinshatitamey kaliyugey kali pratham charney Jamboodweepey Bharata khandey Bhaaratavarshey aaryaavartaantargatadeyshayika punya ksheytrey shashthi samvatsaraanaa madhyey (1) naamni samvatsarey, (2) ayaney, (3) ritou, (4) maasey, (5) pakshey, (6) tithou, (7) nakshtrey, (8) yougey, (9) vaasarey, (10) raashisthitey Sooryey, Chandrey, Bhaumey, Budhey, Gurou, Shukrey, Shanou, Raahou, Keytou evam gunavishishtaayaa tithou, (11) gotrotpanna, (12) naamni (sharmaa, varmaa, etc), aham dharmaartha kaam, moksha heytavey shree Shiva poojan karishyey I

Note : In the above noted resolution it should be kept in mind that in place of numbers noted in between, the worshipper shall speak, names of : (1) Hindu samvatsar, (2) Ayan, (3) Season, (4) Month, (5) Fortnight whether dark or bright, (6) Hindu date, (7) Constallation, (8) Yoga (9) Day, (10) Signs in which sun, moon, mars, mercury, jupiter, venus, saturn, dragon’s head head and tail are moving at the movement, (11) family’s clan, (12) worshipping person along with the sir name e.g. Sharma, Verma etc.INNOCATION VERSE When devotee has taken resolution, he should recite the following verse taking rice in his right hand for the invocation of Lord Shiva.

Aavaahyaami Shree Shambho, Sharvvatwam Girijaapatey, Prasannobhav Deyveysh, Namastubhyam hi Shankar.EARTHRONEMENT VERSE After invocation, it should be assumed that Lord Shiva has arrived, and He should be offered the seat (Aasan), by reciting this verse.

Vishweyshwar Mahaadeyva Raajraajeyshwar Priya, Aasanandivyameeshaan, DaasyeyaanthubhyameeshuaramFEET WASH WATER OFFERING VERSE

Now it should be assumed that the master of this universe, king of kings has taken the seat alongwith Parwatiji, and they should be offered water to wash their feet by reciting the following verse, and the water should be dropped in the feet of deity.

Mahaadeyva Maheyshaan, Tribetram cha paraat-par. Paadyam-Grihaanam-dattam,

Paarwatee sahiteyshwar.LIBATION VERSE

Believing that the God has accepted feet-wash water, He should be offered libation, by reciting this verse. Tri yamb-keysh sadaachaar, Jagdaadividhaayak. Arghya Grihan deyveysh, Saamb sarvaarth daayak.PALM-PIT WATER OFFERING Feeling that the all powerful, master and ruler of this universe has accepted libation, he must be offered water to have it in the palm-pit for sipping with the recitation of the following verse:

Tripuraantak Deenaartiharam, Shreekanth Shaashwat. Grihaanaachaamyaneeyam cha,

Pavitrodak KalpitamCOW MILK OFFERING FOR BATH

With a deep feeling that the Great Lord, who destroyed the three cities has sipped the palmpit water, he should be offered to have cow-milk for bath by reciting the following verse: Madhuram Gopaya: Punyam, Patapootam Puraskritam. Snaanaarth Deyva deyveysh,

Grihaan parmeyshwara.CURD-BATH VERSE With the assumption that the cow-milk presented for bath has been accepted, curd for same purpose shall be offered, reciting this verse.

Durlabhamdivya Suswaadu Dadhi sarv priyamparam. Tushti dampaarwateenaath,

Snaanaaya pratigrihyataam.GHEE (BUTTER-OIL) BATH VERSE

When this act is over, and it has been felt that Paarwateenath has taken bath in

curd, he is required to have the offer of butter-oil (Ghee) for further bath.

Ghritam gavyam shuchirasnigdham, Suseyayam pushtidaayakam. Grihaan Girijaanaath,

Snaanaaya Chandrasheykhar.HONEY-BATH VERSE

Feeling as such that Lord Maheswar has taken bath in Ghee, a devotee is to offer

Honey for taking bath.

Madhuram mridumohaghnam, Swarabhang vinaashanam. Mahaadeyvey Dumutsristam,

Tavasnaanaya Shankar.SUGAR-BATH VERSE

After Madhusnaam (Honey-bath) the Lord is to be offered sugar by reciting the verse as follows :

Taapashaantimkaree sheera, Madhuraa swaad sanyuntaa. Snaanaarth deyvadeyveysh,

Sharkareyvam Pradeeyatey.FIVE PIOUS LIQUIDS MIXTURE BATH VERSE

If Panchaamrit is ready, the devotee is not required to give cow milk, curd,

ghee, honey and sugar baths distinctly. He can offer the Lord only Panchaamrit

Bath by reciting the verse given below.

Payodadhi Ghritam Kshaodrahi sharkaraa, Mishritayi: Kritam. Panchaamrit,

Grihaaneydam, Snaanaarth ShivashankarURE WATER-BATH VERSE

Now after Panchaamrit bath or bath given by Cow-milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey and

Sugar distinctly pure water’s bath is to be given to Lord, by speaking the

verse as follows :

Gangaa Godaavaree Reywaa, Payoshanee Yamunaa tathaa. Saraswatyaadi Teerthaani,

Snaanaarth pratigrihyataam.SACRED THREAD VERSE

Now the sacred thread should be caused to make the Lord put on, speaking this verse:

Sauvarn Raajatam Taamram, Kaarpaasasya Tathaiva, Cha. Upbeetammyaa Dattam.

Preetyarth pratigrihyataam.

After, yajyopawee, the sacred thread had been offered, clothes, perfume,

cinders, unbroken rice, flowers, wood-apple leaves, incense and lighted

clay-lamp should be submitted, reciting the following verses respectively for

distinct offers.

CLOTHES OFFERING VERSE

Vastraanipatt Koolaani, Vichitraani navaani cha. Mayaaneetaani Deyveysh,

Prasannobhav Shankar.PERFUME OFFERING VERSE

Sarveyshwar Jagad vandya, Divyaasan samaasthita. Gandham Grihaan Deyveysh,

Chandan Pratigrihyataam.CINDERS OFFERING VERSE

Auam triyaayusham Jagdagney:, Kashyapasya triyaayustam. Yaddeyveyshu

Triyaayoosham. Tanno-a-stu Triyaayusham.UNBROKEN RICE OFFERING VERSE

Akshtaanshcha Surshreyshth, Shubhraadhoonaash-ch nirmalaa. Mayaa Niveyditaa

Bhaktayaa, Grihaan Parmeyshwar.FLOWER OFFERING VERSE

Maalyaadeeni Sungandheeni, Maalityaadeeni Vayi prabho. Mayyaa-a-hritaani

poojaarth, Pushpaani pratigrihyataam.WOOD-APPLE LEAVES OFFERING VERSE

Vilvapatram Suvarneyn, Trishoolaakaar Meyva cha. Mayaarpitam mahaadeyva,

Bilvapatram Grihaan mey. Trijanm Trigunaakaar, Trineytram cha Triyaayudham.

Tridalam paapa sanhaaram, bilvapatra shivaarpanam.INCENSE OFFERING VERSE

Vanaspatirasodabhooto, Gandhaadhyo gandh uttam:. Aadhreya: Sarvadeywaanaa,

Dhoopo-a-yam pratigrihhyataam.CLAY-LAMP OFFERING VERSE

Saajyam cha varti sanyuktam, Bahninaa yojitam mayaa. Deepam Grihaan deyveysh,

Trayilokya Timiraapah.SWEET OFFERING VERSE

After getting submitted lighted clay-lamp, flowers etc. Naivaidya, the sweets as

food, shall be presented to the Lord by reciting this verse :

Apoopaani cha pakwaani, Mandkaavatakaani cha. Paayasam soopmannam cha,

Neivaidyampratigrihyataam.DRINKING WATER OFFERING VERSE

After this is over the God should be offered pure water to sip by taking it in

hand-pit. While giving water as such, one should recite the following verse :

Paaneeyam Sheetalam, Gaangey-a Mahaduttamam. Grihaan Paarwateenaath, Tav

Preetyaaprakalpitam.HANDWASH WATER OFFERING VERSE

When drinking water has been presented and assumed that it has been accepted,

water, to wash the hands is required to offer, which should be given, reciting

the following verse :

Karpooraadeeni Dravyaani, Sugandheeni Maheyshwara. Grihaan Jagatnnaath,

Karoddharttan heytwey.FRUITS OFFERING VERSE

When water for hand-wash has been offered, fruits are presented. Shankarji likes

the wood-apple specially, hence along with other seasonal fruits, wood-apple

must also be offered pronouncing this verse :

Kooshmaandam Maaturlinganch, Naarikeyla phalaani cha. Grihaan Paarwateekaant,

Somasheykhar Shankar:.BETAL BETALNUTS OFFERING VERSE

Now comes the Betal and betalnuts to be offered, which should be presented by

speaking the following verse :

Pungeephalammah dravyam, Naagwallee dalairyutam. Grihaan deyvadeyveysh,

draakshaadeeni Sureyshwar:.MONEY OFFERING VERSE

Now comes the offering of money gold etc. which should be offered reciting the following verse :

Hiranyagarbh garbhastham, Heymbeej samanvitam. Panchratanam Yathaadattam,

Grihyataam Vrishabhadhwaj.LAMP-CIRCULATING ADORATION

Now the concluding stage of adoration arrives, which shall begin by Neeranjan,

usually known as Aaratee. This is performed by the fivemouths lighted lamp

circulating upward-downward before the diety from left to right. While

accomplishing Aartee the following verse should be recited:

Agnirjyoti Ravirjyoti, Jyotirvaaraayano vibhu:. Neeraajayaami Deyveysham,

Panchdeepey Sureyshwar:.FLOWER OFFERING

After aartee, flower-offering i.e., handful flowers in both hands joined

together should be submitted in the feet of diety by reciting this verse :

Hara vishwakhilaadhaaram, Niraaddhaaram Niraashra-ya:. Pushpaanjali grihaaneysh,

Someyshwar Namostutey.SALUTATION VERSE

Then salutation comes to be submitted. It should be done by bowing head in the

feet of Maheshwar reciting this verse.

Heytwey jagataameyva, Sansaaraarnavaseytawey. Prabhwey Sarvavighnaanaam,

Saadaram Guhwey nama:.CIRCULATIVE MOVEMENT VERSE

Then by moving around the diety from left to right, adoration process comes to

the end. When moving as such the following verse should be spoken.

Yaani Kaani Paapaani, Janmaantar kritaani cha. Taani Taani Vinashyanti, Pradakshinaa padey padey.

Before and after Shree Shiv Adoration one should go in meditation reciting these verses:

Dhyaayeynnityam Sureysham, Yatigatimadidam Yogkaadhaarameyka. Maandhaataadi

Prabhaava, Nigamajanijushaa Dhyaanadhaaraavagamyam, Somam

sorhaarameeshamdharani, Survar yaanchayaa Shankaram tam. Bhaktyudreykaaya

vargam kalyati, Vidushaam Yatkripaa tanhi Shambhum. Bandhook Sannibham Deyvam

Trinetram Chandrasheykharam, Trishooldharrinam Deyvam. Chaaruhaas sunirmalam,

Kapaal dhaarinam Deyvam Vardaabhayahastkam. Umayaa sahitam

Shambundhyaayeytsomeyswaram sadaa. Saanandmaanand baney. Basantmaanandkandam

hat paapabrindam, Vaaraanaseenaathmanaath naatham, Shree Vishwanaatham sharan

prapadyey.

After adorations and contemptation, a devotee should beg pardon for any mistake,

if that might have been due to negligence or otherwise by reciting the following

verse :

Aawaahanam na jaanami, Na Jaanaami tavaarchanam. Poojaa Chaiv na

Janaamikshamaswa, Parmeyshwara.SHREE RUDRAASHTAK STROTRAM

Namaamee Shameeshaan Nirvaanroopam, Vibhun vyaapkam brahm veydaswaroopam.

Nijam-nirgunam Nirvikalpam Nireeham, Chidaakaashamaakaasanvaasham bhajeham

II1II Niraakaaram ounkaarmoonlam Tureeyam, Giraa jyaan goteetameesham

Gireesham. Karaal mahaakaal kaalam kripaalam, Gunaagaar sansaar paaram

nato-a-ham II2II Tushaaraadri Sankaash Gauram Gambheeram, Manobhoot koti

prabhaa shree shareeram. Sphuranmauli kallolinee chaaru gangaa, Lasad bhaal

baaleyndu kanthey Bhujangaa. II3II Chalatkundlam suubhra neytram vishaalam,

Prasannaanam Neelakantham dayaalam. Mrigaadheesh charmaambaram mundamaalam.

Priyam shankaram sarvanaatham bhajaami II4II Prachandam prakastham pragalbham

pareysham. Akhandam ajam bhaanu koti prakaasham, Trishoolam Nirmoolam

Shoolapaanim. Bhajeya-ham bhavaaneepati bhaava-gamyam. II5II Kalaateet Kalyaan

Kalpaantkaaree. Sadaa Satchid-aa nand Dataa puraaree, Chindanand Sandoh

Mohaapahaari, Praseed: Praseed: Prabho man-mathaaree II6II Na-yaavad umaanaath

paadaar vindam. Bhajanteeha parey vaa na raanaam, Nataa vatsukham

shaanti-santaap-naasham. Praseed: prabho sarvbhootaadi vaasam II7II Na Jaanaami

Yogam Japam Naiv Poojaam. Nato a-ham saddaa sarvadaa shambhu tubhyam, Jaraa Janm

Du: Khaough taatapya-maanam. Prabho paahi Aapannmaameesh shambho II8II

Rudraastak Midam Proktam. Vipreyn haratoshyey, Yey pathanti paraa bhaktayaa.

Teyshaam Shambhu Praseedati.

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PROCESS OF SHIV ADORATION

After taking bath, wearing neat and clean clothes, the worshipper should make

oneself sanctified. All the things for Shiv-poojan, as given before in the list

of substantial material required, should be kept ready. The CHAUKI, on which the

Shiv-Diety is to be throned should be covered by the white cloth and then the

phallus-deity be enthroned after giving it a bath in milk, then in GANGAAJAL

(water of river Gangaa) in full devotion.

In the same way, the SHIV-TALISMAN should also be placed on the CHAUKI.

Shiv-Deity, may be of any metal, stone, wood or clay. It is convenient to have

an inscribed Talisman on a copper-plate, otherwise it can be drawn on a bark of

birch tree by white sandal.

After giving throne to Lord Shiva, incense stick and the clay-lamp be lighted.

The KALASH should also be placed on the right side, filled with water. The

leaves of the wood-apple should be sanctified by giving them wash in clean

water. It is the assumption that ‘Raam’ ‘Raam’ is also written on these leaves

by white sandal, it is more pleasing to God Shiva.

To begin with Pooja after having seat on the Aasan infront of the Diety.

CONTEMPLATION MANTRA OF GOD GANESH

It is a well assumed and known fact in Hindu religious rites and worship of any

God, that it must be begun after paying devotional regards to Shree Ganesh Ji

first. Hence, in Shiv-Poojan too, we are to worship Lord Ganesh first. His

deity should also be place on the CHAUKI by the right side of the main deity.

He should be given substantial offers as Arghya, unbroken rice, flowers,

niaiviaidya etc. pronouncement of Contemplation Verse, which is as follows:

Aum sumukhashchiaikadantashcha kapilo gajakarnak: I Lambodarashcha vikato

Vighanaasho vinaayak: II Dhoomrakeyturganaadyaksho Bhaalachandro gajaanan: I

Dwaadwashayi: taani naamaani ya: Patheychhu-nuyaadapi II Vidyaarambhey vivaahey

cha Praveyshey nirgamey tathaa I Sangraamey sankatashchayiva Vighna tasya na

jayatey II Shuklaambaradharan Deyvan shashivarn chaturabhujam I Prasanna

vadanan Dhyaayeytsarva vighnopashaantyey IIBENEDICTION VERSE (SWASTI VAACHAN)

After Ganesh contemplation, unbroken rice and water (in meagre quantity) should

be dropped in the feet of the diety.Now the Pooja of God, Lord Shiva is to be

performed b reciting the Swasti speech.

Hari: Aum swasti na Indro vridhashrawaa: swasti na: Pooshaa vishwaveydaa: I

Swasti nastaarakshyo arishtaneymi swasti no vrihasapatirdadhaatu II 1 II Aum

paya: prithivvyaampaya: oshadheeshu payo divyantariksheypayodhaa: I Payaswatee:

p-apradisha: santu mahyam II 2 II Aum Vishnoraraatamasi Vvishno: shneyptreystho

vvishno: I syoorasi vishnordhdhuvosi vvayisan vamasi vishnaveytwaa II 3 II Aum

Agniradayvataa vaato deyv-ataa sooryodeyvataa chandramaa deyvataa vasavo

deyvetaa Rudro deyvataa-adityaa Maruto deyvataa vvishwey deyvataa

vrihasppatiraddeyveteyndro deyvataa varuno deyvataa II 4 II Aum dyau

shaantirantariksha gwam shaanti: prithivee shaantiraap: I shaantiroshadhaya:

shaanti: vanaspataya: shaantiravishweydeyvaa I shhantirabrihma shaanti: sarua

gwam shaati: I hantireywey shaati: saamaa shaantireydh II 5 II Aum Vishwaani

deyva sawitarduritaani paraasuva yadabhadra tanna aasuva II Aum shaanti:

shaanti: shaanti: rabhavatuPURIFICATION VERSE

After making Swati-Speech, one should sprinkle some water on his head three

times, reciting the Purification Verse as follows:

Aum a-pavitra: Pavitro vaa Sarvaavasthaamgato-apivaa. Ya: smareyta

pundareekaasham Sa vaahyabhantar: shuchiEVIL SPIRITS ERADICATION-VERSE

Then Bhoot Shudhi (Eradication of Evil spirit) should be done by reciting the following verse:

Aum apasarpantu tey bhootaa, Yey bhootaa sansthitaa. Yey, bhootaa vighna

kartaarastey, Nashyantu shivaajyayaa.RESOLUTION

After getting free from evil spirits the devotee should resolve as follows:

Hari: Aum tatasat I nama: parmaatmaney shree puraan purushottamaay shree mad

bhagavatey mahaapurushasya vishnoraajyayaa pravartamaanasyaadyabrahmano

dwiteeya, praharaardhey shree shweytavaaraaha kalpey vayivaswata manvantarey

ashtaavinshatitamey kaliyugey kali pratham charney Jamboodweepey Bharata

khandey Bhaaratavarshey aaryaavartaantargatadeyshayika punya ksheytrey shashthi

samvatsaraanaa madhyey (1) naamni samvatsarey, (2) ayaney, (3) ritou, (4)

maasey, (5) pakshey, (6) tithou, (7) nakshtrey, (8) yougey, (9) vaasarey, (10)

raashisthitey Sooryey, Chandrey, Bhaumey, Budhey, Gurou, Shukrey, Shanou,

Raahou, Keytou evam gunavishishtaayaa tithou, (11) gotrotpanna, (12) naamni

(sharmaa, varmaa, etc), aham dharmaartha kaam, moksha heytavey shree Shiva

poojan karishyey I

Note : In the above noted resolution it should be kept in mind that in place of

numbers noted in between, the worshipper shall speak, names of : (1) Hindu

samvatsar, (2) Ayan, (3) Season, (4) Month, (5) Fortnight whether dark or

bright, (6) Hindu date, (7) Constallation, (8) Yoga (9) Day, (10) Signs in

which sun, moon, mars, mercury, jupiter, venus, saturn, dragon’s head head and

tail are moving at the movement, (11) family’s clan, (12) worshipping person

along with the sir name e.g. Sharma, Verma etc.INNOCATION VERSE

When devotee has taken resolution, he should recite the following verse taking

rice in his right hand for the invocation of Lord Shiva.

Aavaahyaami Shree Shambho, Sharvvatwam Girijaapatey, Prasannobhav Deyveysh,

Namastubhyam hi Shankar.EARTHRONEMENT VERSE

After invocation, it should be assumed that Lord Shiva has arrived, and He

should be offered the seat (Aasan), by reciting this verse.

Vishweyshwar Mahaadeyva Raajraajeyshwar Priya, Aasanandivyameeshaan,

DaasyeyaanthubhyameeshuaramFEET WASH WATER OFFERING VERSE

Now it should be assumed that the master of this universe, king of kings has

taken the seat alongwith Parwatiji, and they should be offered water to wash

their feet by reciting the following verse, and the water should be dropped in

the feet of deity.

Mahaadeyva Maheyshaan, Tribetram cha paraat-par. Paadyam-Grihaanam-dattam,

Paarwatee sahiteyshwar.LIBATION VERSE

Believing that the God has accepted feet-wash water, He should be offered

libation, by reciting this verse.

Tri yamb-keysh sadaachaar, Jagdaadividhaayak. Arghya Grihan deyveysh, Saamb

sarvaarth daayak.PALM-PIT WATER OFFERING

Feeling that the all powerful, master and ruler of this universe has accepted

libation, he must be offered water to have it in the palm-pit for sipping with

the recitation of the following verse:

Tripuraantak Deenaartiharam, Shreekanth Shaashwat. Grihaanaachaamyaneeyam cha,

Pavitrodak KalpitamCOW MILK OFFERING FOR BATH

With a deep feeling that the Great Lord, who destroyed the three cities has

sipped the palmpit water, he should be offered to have cow-milk for bath by

reciting the following verse:

Madhuram Gopaya: Punyam, Patapootam Puraskritam. Snaanaarth Deyva deyveysh,

Grihaan parmeyshwara.CURD-BATH VERSE

With the assumption that the cow-milk presented for bath has been accepted, curd

for same purpose shall be offered, reciting this verse.

Durlabhamdivya Suswaadu Dadhi sarv priyamparam. Tushti dampaarwateenaath,

Snaanaaya pratigrihyataam.GHEE (BUTTER-OIL) BATH VERSE

When this act is over, and it has been felt that Paarwateenath has taken bath in

curd, he is required to have the offer of butter-oil (Ghee) for further bath.

Ghritam gavyam shuchirasnigdham, Suseyayam pushtidaayakam. Grihaan Girijaanaath,

Snaanaaya Chandrasheykhar.HONEY-BATH VERSE

Feeling as such that Lord Maheswar has taken bath in Ghee, a devotee is to offer

Honey for taking bath.

Madhuram mridumohaghnam, Swarabhang vinaashanam. Mahaadeyvey Dumutsristam,

Tavasnaanaya Shankar.SUGAR-BATH VERSE

After Madhusnaam (Honey-bath) the Lord is to be offered sugar by reciting the verse as follows :

Taapashaantimkaree sheera, Madhuraa swaad sanyuntaa. Snaanaarth deyvadeyveysh,

Sharkareyvam Pradeeyatey.FIVE PIOUS LIQUIDS MIXTURE BATH VERSE

If Panchaamrit is ready, the devotee is not required to give cow milk, curd,

ghee, honey and sugar baths distinctly. He can offer the Lord only Panchaamrit

Bath by reciting the verse given below.

Payodadhi Ghritam Kshaodrahi sharkaraa, Mishritayi: Kritam. Panchaamrit,

Grihaaneydam, Snaanaarth ShivashankarURE WATER-BATH VERSE

Now after Panchaamrit bath or bath given by Cow-milk, Curd, Ghee, Honey and

Sugar distinctly pure water’s bath is to be given to Lord, by speaking the

verse as follows :

Gangaa Godaavaree Reywaa, Payoshanee Yamunaa tathaa. Saraswatyaadi Teerthaani,

Snaanaarth pratigrihyataam.SACRED THREAD VERSE

Now the sacred thread should be caused to make the Lord put on, speaking this verse:

Sauvarn Raajatam Taamram, Kaarpaasasya Tathaiva, Cha. Upbeetammyaa Dattam.

Preetyarth pratigrihyataam.

After, yajyopawee, the sacred thread had been offered, clothes, perfume,

cinders, unbroken rice, flowers, wood-apple leaves, incense and lighted

clay-lamp should be submitted, reciting the following verses respectively for

distinct offers.

CLOTHES OFFERING VERSE

Vastraanipatt Koolaani, Vichitraani navaani cha. Mayaaneetaani Deyveysh,

Prasannobhav Shankar.PERFUME OFFERING VERSE

Sarveyshwar Jagad vandya, Divyaasan samaasthita. Gandham Grihaan Deyveysh,

Chandan Pratigrihyataam.CINDERS OFFERING VERSE

Auam triyaayusham Jagdagney:, Kashyapasya triyaayustam. Yaddeyveyshu

Triyaayoosham. Tanno-a-stu Triyaayusham.UNBROKEN RICE OFFERING VERSE

Akshtaanshcha Surshreyshth, Shubhraadhoonaash-ch nirmalaa. Mayaa Niveyditaa

Bhaktayaa, Grihaan Parmeyshwar.FLOWER OFFERING VERSE

Maalyaadeeni Sungandheeni, Maalityaadeeni Vayi prabho. Mayyaa-a-hritaani

poojaarth, Pushpaani pratigrihyataam.WOOD-APPLE LEAVES OFFERING VERSE

Vilvapatram Suvarneyn, Trishoolaakaar Meyva cha. Mayaarpitam mahaadeyva,

Bilvapatram Grihaan mey. Trijanm Trigunaakaar, Trineytram cha Triyaayudham.

Tridalam paapa sanhaaram, bilvapatra shivaarpanam.INCENSE OFFERING VERSE

Vanaspatirasodabhooto, Gandhaadhyo gandh uttam:. Aadhreya: Sarvadeywaanaa,

Dhoopo-a-yam pratigrihhyataam.CLAY-LAMP OFFERING VERSE

Saajyam cha varti sanyuktam, Bahninaa yojitam mayaa. Deepam Grihaan deyveysh,

Trayilokya Timiraapah.SWEET OFFERING VERSE

After getting submitted lighted clay-lamp, flowers etc. Naivaidya, the sweets as

food, shall be presented to the Lord by reciting this verse :

Apoopaani cha pakwaani, Mandkaavatakaani cha. Paayasam soopmannam cha,

Neivaidyampratigrihyataam.DRINKING WATER OFFERING VERSE

After this is over the God should be offered pure water to sip by taking it in

hand-pit. While giving water as such, one should recite the following verse :

Paaneeyam Sheetalam, Gaangey-a Mahaduttamam. Grihaan Paarwateenaath, Tav

Preetyaaprakalpitam.HANDWASH WATER OFFERING VERSE

When drinking water has been presented and assumed that it has been accepted,

water, to wash the hands is required to offer, which should be given, reciting

the following verse :

Karpooraadeeni Dravyaani, Sugandheeni Maheyshwara. Grihaan Jagatnnaath,

Karoddharttan heytwey.FRUITS OFFERING VERSE

When water for hand-wash has been offered, fruits are presented. Shankarji likes

the wood-apple specially, hence along with other seasonal fruits, wood-apple

must also be offered pronouncing this verse :

Kooshmaandam Maaturlinganch, Naarikeyla phalaani cha. Grihaan Paarwateekaant,

Somasheykhar Shankar:.BETAL BETALNUTS OFFERING VERSE

Now comes the Betal and betalnuts to be offered, which should be presented by

speaking the following verse :

Pungeephalammah dravyam, Naagwallee dalairyutam. Grihaan deyvadeyveysh,

draakshaadeeni Sureyshwar:.MONEY OFFERING VERSE

Now comes the offering of money gold etc. which should be offered reciting the following verse :

Hiranyagarbh garbhastham, Heymbeej samanvitam. Panchratanam Yathaadattam,

Grihyataam Vrishabhadhwaj.LAMP-CIRCULATING ADORATION

Now the concluding stage of adoration arrives, which shall begin by Neeranjan,

usually known as Aaratee. This is performed by the fivemouths lighted lamp

circulating upward-downward before the diety from left to right. While

accomplishing Aartee the following verse should be recited:

Agnirjyoti Ravirjyoti, Jyotirvaaraayano vibhu:. Neeraajayaami Deyveysham,

Panchdeepey Sureyshwar:.FLOWER OFFERING

After aartee, flower-offering i.e., handful flowers in both hands joined

together should be submitted in the feet of diety by reciting this verse :

Hara vishwakhilaadhaaram, Niraaddhaaram Niraashra-ya:. Pushpaanjali grihaaneysh,

Someyshwar Namostutey.SALUTATION VERSE

Then salutation comes to be submitted. It should be done by bowing head in the

feet of Maheshwar reciting this verse.

Heytwey jagataameyva, Sansaaraarnavaseytawey. Prabhwey Sarvavighnaanaam,

Saadaram Guhwey nama:.CIRCULATIVE MOVEMENT VERSE

Then by moving around the diety from left to right, adoration process comes to

the end. When moving as such the following verse should be spoken.

Yaani Kaani Paapaani, Janmaantar kritaani cha. Taani Taani Vinashyanti, Pradakshinaa padey padey.

Before and after Shree Shiv Adoration one should go in meditation reciting these verses:

Dhyaayeynnityam Sureysham, Yatigatimadidam Yogkaadhaarameyka. Maandhaataadi

Prabhaava, Nigamajanijushaa Dhyaanadhaaraavagamyam, Somam

sorhaarameeshamdharani, Survar yaanchayaa Shankaram tam. Bhaktyudreykaaya

vargam kalyati, Vidushaam Yatkripaa tanhi Shambhum. Bandhook Sannibham Deyvam

Trinetram Chandrasheykharam, Trishooldharrinam Deyvam. Chaaruhaas sunirmalam,

Kapaal dhaarinam Deyvam Vardaabhayahastkam. Umayaa sahitam

Shambundhyaayeytsomeyswaram sadaa. Saanandmaanand baney. Basantmaanandkandam

hat paapabrindam, Vaaraanaseenaathmanaath naatham, Shree Vishwanaatham sharan

prapadyey.

After adorations and contemptation, a devotee should beg pardon for any mistake,

if that might have been due to negligence or otherwise by reciting the following

verse :

Aawaahanam na jaanami, Na Jaanaami tavaarchanam. Poojaa Chaiv na

Janaamikshamaswa, Parmeyshwara.SHREE RUDRAASHTAK STROTRAM

Namaamee Shameeshaan Nirvaanroopam, Vibhun vyaapkam brahm veydaswaroopam.

Nijam-nirgunam Nirvikalpam Nireeham, Chidaakaashamaakaasanvaasham bhajeham

II1II Niraakaaram ounkaarmoonlam Tureeyam, Giraa jyaan goteetameesham

Gireesham. Karaal mahaakaal kaalam kripaalam, Gunaagaar sansaar paaram

nato-a-ham II2II Tushaaraadri Sankaash Gauram Gambheeram, Manobhoot koti

prabhaa shree shareeram. Sphuranmauli kallolinee chaaru gangaa, Lasad bhaal

baaleyndu kanthey Bhujangaa. II3II Chalatkundlam suubhra neytram vishaalam,

Prasannaanam Neelakantham dayaalam. Mrigaadheesh charmaambaram mundamaalam.

Priyam shankaram sarvanaatham bhajaami II4II Prachandam prakastham pragalbham

pareysham. Akhandam ajam bhaanu koti prakaasham, Trishoolam Nirmoolam

Shoolapaanim. Bhajeya-ham bhavaaneepati bhaava-gamyam. II5II Kalaateet Kalyaan

Kalpaantkaaree. Sadaa Satchid-aa nand Dataa puraaree, Chindanand Sandoh

Mohaapahaari, Praseed: Praseed: Prabho man-mathaaree II6II Na-yaavad umaanaath

paadaar vindam. Bhajanteeha parey vaa na raanaam, Nataa vatsukham

shaanti-santaap-naasham. Praseed: prabho sarvbhootaadi vaasam II7II Na Jaanaami

Yogam Japam Naiv Poojaam. Nato a-ham saddaa sarvadaa shambhu tubhyam, Jaraa Janm

Du: Khaough taatapya-maanam. Prabho paahi Aapannmaameesh shambho II8II

Rudraastak Midam Proktam. Vipreyn haratoshyey, Yey pathanti paraa bhaktayaa.

Teyshaam Shambhu Praseedati.

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