Different kinds of mantras for the worship of God ||91||
1The Lord said: One should worship lord Siva, (lord) Vishnu and other gods such as Bhaskara (Sun) after being anointed, accompanied by the sounding of the conch, bheri (a kind of kettle-drum) and bathe (the images) with five things got from a cow.
2-3Whoever (worships) gods (in this manner) goes to heaven and elevates his departed manes. Whatever sin has accrued to him in the course of millions of years gets reduced to ashes in the fire by anointing gods with ghee. Whoever bathes gods with an adhaka (two mands) of ghee etc. becomes a celestial.
4-6After having applied sandal paste, (the lord) should be worshipped with perfumes etc. The gods praised with hymns with little effort always confer ability to know past and future events, proficiency in mantra, enjoyment and emancipation.
7Having taken principal letters of the mantras, if they are divisible by two, (one should know) (whether they are) auspicious or inauspicious. (If divisible) by three (they denote) jiva, mula and dhatu, (and if divisible) by four (they denote the four castes) brahmin etc. (Divisible) by five denote the five principles (elements) (earth etc.). So also for muttering (the mantras) etc. (one should find whether they are auspicious or inauspicious). If the mantra consisting of groups of three letters happens to have the letters pa, ma and ka and letter ma comes in the middle it is inauspicious. Lord Indra and a king occurring in the middle are auspicious.
8-9One should write the mantras of Surya, Ganapati, Siva, Durga (Saivite goddess), Sri (consort of Vishnu) and Vishnu in a lotus. One should write on that the mantras commencing with a three-letter unit to those having four letters in the form of the gomutra (a particular form of writing letters) with a consecrated stylus.
10In the same way (one should know) the auspiciousness etc. of (mantras) of sixty-four letters from the fall on or contact of the dice with the odd place.
11Commencing with one unit of three-lettered (mantras) to eight units of three-lettered (mantras), denoting the dhvaja (flagstaff) etc. even ones are inauspicious and odd ones are auspicious.
12The mantra known as tripura is composed of the letter ‘Ara’ amplified by a, etc., and preceded by the sixteen letters along with their vowel sounds.
13The mantras having for its principal part (the syllable) hrim, preceded by pranava (om) and concluding with “obeisance” used in worship are twenty-thousand one hundred and sixty.
14The mantras ‘am, hrim’ are for (goddess) Sarasvati (goddess of learning), Canda (…) And Durga (different
forms of consort of Siva). So an, i are the mantras for Sri (goddess Laksmi).
15Then ksaum, kraum are the mantras for Sun, and dm, haum for god Siva. Am, gam are the mantras for lord Ganesha and dm for lord Han (Vishnu).
16-17The preceptor should after anointing repeat one hundred and fifty times the letters ‘ka’ etc. as well as the sixteen vowels. With three ‘Ara’ at the beginning along with the vowels and ending with ‘Ara’ all the mantras are formed. After contemplation (the preceptor) should initiate the disciples.