Monday, July 9, 2012

Japa or Incantation of the Sri Shiva Mantra by Bhaktimati Usha Bahenji

Om Namah Shivaya

Sri Shiva Mantra
Namah Shivaya means adoration (namas) to Śiva, and is preceded by the mystical syllable "Aum".

(7 *malas on Mondays and Guru Purnima; 3 malas on other days)

Doha:
dharam na artha na kaam ruchi, gati na chahaun nirvaan  |
chhin-chhin rati sri krishanpad, yah vardaan na aan  ||

Asking for the Boon of Constant Love for Lord Krishna's Feet
I have neither any interest in righteousness, wealth or desire, nor do I want the gati or state of *nirvana.
Give me no other boon than continuous love for the lotus feet of Lord Krishna, every single moment of the day.


       Radha-Krishnachandra ki Jai
Uma-Mahadev Ki Jai...*Harisharnam


Uma-Mahadev & Sri Radha-Krishnachandra
Glory be to Radha-Krishnachandra
Glory be to Uma-Mahadev...I take refuge in Lord  Hari.


chandrashekhar, chandrashekhar, chandrashekhar paahimaam
shailjavar bhaal lochan chandrashekar rakshamaam  |

Asking Chandrashekhar  Wearing the Crescent Moon, to Protect & Save us

*Chandrashekhar, Chandrashekhar,Chankrashekhar, protect me.

Chandrashekhar, consort of *Shailaja, having a *third eye on your forehead, save me.


*Mala: is a string of prayer  beads used for reciting or chanting a mantra or other forms of sadhana, generally known as "japa or incantation.

*dharma: the complex of religious and social obligations which a devout Hindu is required to fulfil

gati: movement of the astral body after death

nirvana: eternal bliss in union with the Ultimate Being after death

Shailaja: a title of Paravati, daughter of the mountain

third eye: Shiva is often depicted with a third eye, with which he burned Kamdev to ashes. Thus he is called "Tryambakam"

Chandrashekar: The epithet Chandraśekhara means Shiva bears the crescent moon on his head.  chandra = moon; śekhara = crest, crown

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