Chamakam – The Magnificent Prayer to Shivji

Hari Om While Namakam is a prayer to Lord Rudra to forget about his avenging fierce, dreadful, fearful and horrendous form and turn himself into a peaceful form and do good to us, Chamakam on the other hand enumerates the blessings to be got from a prayer to Lord Rudra and prays Him to regulate … Continue reading Chamakam – The Magnificent Prayer to Shivji

Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om Siva is spoken of as being in eight forms (Ashtamurti). The eight forms of Siva are the five elements, the sun, the moon and the priest who performs sacrifice. Vishnu appeared in the Mohini form after the churning of the milk-ocean. Siva embraced Vishnu in that form. Sasta is the offspring of Siva … Continue reading Ashtamurti and Suddha Saiva in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

LORD SIVA AND HIS LILAS

Hari Om Siva is known by the name ‘Girisa’, as He is the Lord of the Mount Kailasa. Siva is called ‘Tryambaka’, because He has a third eye in His forehead, the eye of wisdom (Jnana Chakshus).The word ‘Hara’ is derived from the root ‘Hru’ to take and the suffix ‘Ati’, for He removes (Harati) … Continue reading LORD SIVA AND HIS LILAS

SIVA TATTVA

Hari Om Om Namassivaya! In Me the universe had its origin, In Me alone the whole subsists; In Me it is lost—Siva, The Timeless, it is I Myself, Sivoham! Sivoham! Sivoham! Salutations to Lord Siva, the vanquisher of Cupid, the bestower of eternal bliss and immortality, the protector of all beings, destroyer of sins, the … Continue reading SIVA TATTVA

Maha Siva Raatri

Hari Om Om Namassivaya! Maha Siva Raatri means the great night of Lord Shiva and it is observed on the fourteenth lunar night(chaturdasi)of the dark forthnight(Krishna Paksh)in the Hindu month of Phalgun.This corresponds to late February and early March in the English calendar. Maha Siva Raatri’s time duration is such that the lunar day or … Continue reading Maha Siva Raatri

Worship of ATMALINGA

Hari Om The worshipping of The Atmalinga originated from the Mahabaratha. As it goes, Alankarapriyo Vishnu, Abhishekapriyah Sivah—Lord Vishnu is very fond of Alankara (decoration done with a fine dress, ornaments, etc) and Lord Siva is fond of Abhisheka. Most often, in The Siva temples, a pot made up of copper or brass with a … Continue reading Worship of ATMALINGA

Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om ‘Pati’ is Lord Siva. It is the object of all the Vedas and the Agamas to explain the concepts of Lord (Pati), bound souls (Pasu) which really means cattle, and bondage (Pasa). Lord Siva is infinite, eternal, one without a second. He is changeless and indivisible. He is the embodiment of knowledge and … Continue reading Pati-Pasu-Pasa and Sadhana in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Lord Siva And Tattvas in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Hari Om Satyam Sivam Subham Sundaram Kantam The Saiva Siddhanta system is the distilled essence of Vedanta. It prevailed in Southern India even before the Christian era. Tirunelveli and Madurai are the centres of Saiva Siddhanta school. Saivites elaborated a distinctive philosophy called the Saiva Siddhanta about the eleventh century A.D. Even Saivism is a … Continue reading Lord Siva And Tattvas in Saiva Siddhanta Philosophy

Lord Shiva – Philosophy of Symbols

Hari Om Om Namassivaya Shivaya Namo Om! Snake On The Body Of Siva Serpent is the Jiva or the individual soul which rests upon Siva, the lParamatman or the Supreme Soul. The five hoods mean the five senses or the five Tattvas, viz., earth, water, fire, air and ether. They also represent the five Pranas, … Continue reading Lord Shiva – Philosophy of Symbols

Shiva Thandava Stotram

Hari Om Shiva Thandava Stotram is a famous stotra (hymn) that describes power and beauty of Lord Shivji. Lord Shiva is a supreme dancer who is considered as the king of all dancers. He formulated the thandava style of dancing. This is a vigorous style of dancing. This stotra describes the power and beauty of … Continue reading Shiva Thandava Stotram