Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Shiva Manasa Puja



The Shiv Manas pooja composed by Adi Shankara is a unique prayer. While reciting this prayer, the devotee does not offer anything material as an offering to Shiva. Everything is on the mental level. All that one wants to offer to Shiva is offered in the mind of the devotee reciting this prayer.

One can offer thing he desires to Shiva in his mind.Adi Shankara most probably wanted to do away with rituals and flaunting of wealth by wealthy devotees, hence this unique prayer.


Sanskrit-

रत्नै: कल्पितमासनं हिमजलै: स्नानं च दिव्यांबरम् l
नानारत्नविभूषितं मृगमदामोदांकितं चंदनम् l
जातीचंपकबिल्वपत्ररचितं पुष्पं च धूपं तथा l
दीपं देव दयानिधे पशुपते ह्यत्कल्पितं गृह्यताम् ll
सौवर्णे नवरत्नखंडरचिते पात्रे घृतं पायसम् l
भक्ष्यं पंचविधं पयोदधियुतं रंभाफलं पानकम् l
शाकानामयुतं जलं रुचिकरं कर्पुरखंडोज्जवलन् l
तांबूलं मनसा मया विरचितं भक्त्या प्रभो स्वीकुरु ll
छ्त्रं चामरयोर्युगं व्यजनकं चादर्शकं निर्मलम् l
वीणाभेरिमृदंगकाहलकला गीतं च नृत्यं तथा l
साष्टांग प्रणति: स्तुतिर्बहुविद्याह्येतत्समस्तं मया l
संकल्पेन समर्पितं तव विभो पूजां गृहाण प्रभो ll
आत्मात्वंगिरिजा मति: सहचरा: प्राणा: शरीरं गृहम् l
पूजा ते विषयोपभोगरचना निद्रा समाधि स्थिति: l
संचार: पदयो: प्रदक्षिणविधि: स्तोत्राणि सर्वा गिरो l
यद्यत्कर्म करोमि तत्तदखिलं शंभो तवाराधनम् ll
इत्येवं हरपूजनं प्रतिदिनं यो वा त्रिसन्धयं पठेत् l
सेवाश्लोकचतुष्ट्यं प्रतिदिनं पूजा हरेर्मानसी l
सोयं सौख्यमवाप्रुयाद् धृतिधरं साक्षाद्ध्वरे दर्शनम् l
व्यासस्तेन महावसानसमये कैलासलोकं गत:ll
करचरणकृतं वाक्कायजं कर्मजं वा l
श्रवणनयनजं वा मानसंवाऽपराधम् l
विहितमविहितं वा सर्वमेतत्क्षमस्व l
जय जय करुणाब्धे श्रीमहादेव शम्भो ll

Lyrics-

Ratnaih kalpitamaasanam himajalaih snaanam cha divyaambaram
Naanaaratnavibhuushhitam mrigamadaamodaankitam chandanam.
Jaatiichampakabilvapatrarachitam pushhpam cha dhuupam tathaa
Deepam deva dayaanidhe pashupate hritkalpitam grihyataam.h .. 1

Sauvarne navaratnakhandarachite paatre ghritam paayasam
Bhakshyam pajnchavidham payodadhiyutam rambhaaphalam paanakam.
Shaakaanaamayutam jalam ruchikaram karpuurakhandojjvalam
Taambuulam manasaa mayaa virachitam bhaktyaa prabho sviikuru .. 2

Chhatram chaamarayoryugam vyajanakam chaadarshakam nirmalam
Veenaabherimridangakaahalakalaa giitam cha nrityam tathaa .
Saashhtaangam pranatih stutirbahuvidhaa hyetatsamastam mayaa Sankalpena
samarpitam tava vibho puujaam grihaana prabho .. 3

Aatmaa tvam girijaa matih sahacharaah praanaah shariiram griham
Poojaa te vishhayopabhogarachanaa nidraa samaadhisthitih .
Sajnchaarah padayoh pradakshinavidhih stotraani sarvaa giro
Yadyatkarma karomi tattadakhilam shambho tavaaraadhanam.h .. 4

Karacharana kritam vaakkaayajam karmajam vaa .
Shravananayanajam vaa maanasam vaaparaadham.
Vihitamavihitam vaa sarvametatkshamasva .
Jaya jaya karunaabdhe shriimahaadevashambho .. 5

Meaning-

I have imagined a throne of precious stones for you, cool water for you to bathe in, divine robes adorned with many jewels, sandalwood paste mixed with musk to anoint your body, jasmine and champaka flowers and bilva leaves, rare incense, and a shining flame. Accept all these which I have imagined in my heart for you, o merciful God. ..1

Sweet rice in a golden bowl inlaid with the nine jewels, the five kinds of food made from milk and curd, bananas, vegetables, sweet water scented with camphor, and betel leaves – I have prepared all these in my mind with devotion. O lord, please accept them. ..2

A canopy, two yak-tail whisks, a fan and a spotless mirror, a viinaa, kettledrums, a mridangA and a great drum, songs and dancing, full prostrations, and many kinds of hymns – all this I offer you in my imagination. O almighty lord, accept this as my worship of you. ..3

You are my self; Paarvatii is my reason. My five praanaas are your attendants, my body is your house, and all the pleasures of my senses are objects to use for your worship. My sleep is your state of samaadhii. Wherever I walk I am walking around you, everything I say is in praise of you, everything I do is in devotion to you, o benevolent lord! ..4

Whatever sins i have committed with my hands, feet, voice, body, actions, ears, eyes, or mind, whether prohibited by the scriptures or not, please forgive them all. Hail! Hail! O ocean of compassion! O great god! O benevolent lord! ..5



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