Mode of consecration of a temple ||101||
1-5The Lord said: I shall describe the mode of consecrating a temple. By that itself it would become permeated by the divine force. After the angular projection is completed, the preceptor should, locate a pitcher made of gold or other metals at the middle of the eastern altar. It should be filled with the pancagaoya (five things got from a cow), honey and milk. Five kinds of gems^ should be placed under (the pitcher). (The pitcher) should be adorned with garland and cloth. It should be besmeared with fragrance. It should be decorated with fragrant flowers. The temple should be decorated with tender leaves of trees like mango etc. After having finished the accomplishing rite in his body, the preceptor should gather (his soul energy) with the breath drawn in. The preceptor should then convey to (lord) Sambhu (Siva) by his command with the exhalation of breath after the soul had been conceived as different from all the (other) souls with (the recitation of) its own mantra.
6Ailer having gathered the same from the twelve-petalled, that one shining like a spark-of fire, the beatific states should be located in the pitcher as laid down in the tantras.
7The image, its qualities, the beatific states, the letters up to ksa and their lords and the collection of fimdamental principles should be located.
8The ten nddlts (tubular organs of the body), ten vital winds and the thirteen sense-organs as well as their presiding deities (should be located) after having united the syllable om with their names.
9(The two fundamental principles of) illusion and universal space which stand in relationship of cause mid effect towards each other, the gods of learning vho direct the pervading (lord) Sambhu (Siva) (should also be located therein) with the (recitation of) mantras.
10-12After having located the accessories, the preceptor should prevent (the deity) from going away by showing the rodhamudra (posture made with the fingers denoting restraint). Otherwise an image of the god (should be made) of gold or other metals and it should be purified as before with the five things got from a cow etc. After having placed the pitcher on the bed and contemplating (lord) Rudra, the consort of Uma, (the lord) should be located in that (image) as the pervasive (lord). Oblation, sprinkling, touching and repetition (of mantras) (should be done) for accomplishing (lord’s) stay therein permanently.
13After having completed thus the announcement of invocation in its three divisions, the preceptor should place the image in the pitcher.