Description of another form of Siva worship ||23||
1Suta said: -I will describe the adoration of Siva by which religious profit, desire etc. are secured. With three mantrams beginning with Om and ending with Svaha the mouth be rinsed with water.
2Om, Ham salutation into the principle of self. Hrim, salutation unto the principle of learning. Om, Hum salutation unto the principle of Siva Swaha., The ears should, be closed with the heart.
3Om, Ham, Yam, Swaha are the mantrams for bathing with ashes and offering oblations of water. All the gods and all the Munis should be adored with the mantram “Salutation Vhoushat”.
4All the Pitrs and all the Pitammahas (patriarchs) should be adored with mantrams ending with the word Svadha. Om, Ham, alutation unto the great grad-fathers. The same is for the maternal grandfather.
5[The next is] Ham, salutation unto all the Matris. Then the vital, airs should be suppressed. Then he should rinse his mouth with water, rub his body his recite the Gayatri [which is as follows].
6Om, Ham, Tam Mahesaya Vidmahe, Vagvisudhaya Dhimahi Tanno Rudrahi Pracodayat.
7Then having placed near the sun he should adore him with Surya (sun) mantrams. [It is] Om, Ham, Him, Hum, Haim, Houm, Hahi salutation onto Siva Surya. Om, Ham salutation unto Khaholka, the form of the sun. Om, Hram, Hrim, Sahi, salutation unto the sun.
8In the same way [the attendants of the sun] Dandina and Pingala should be remembered. Then in the south-east and other comers of the mystic diagram Vimala, Isa and other powers of the sun should e adored with great felicity.
9Then he should adore Padma with the mantram Ram, Diptawith the rum, Sukshma with Rum Jaya with Rem, Bhadra with Raim, Bibhuti with Rom and Vimala with Roum.
10He should adore lightnings with Ram, in the east and other quarters, Ram in the middle and Ran on all sides. He should adore the seat of the sun, the from, of the sun itself with the mantram “Hram, Hrum, Sahi”.
11Om and am are the mantrams for the heart of the sun and his head and tuft of hair. Roum is for heaven, sky and earth. The burning mantram Hum is for the coat of mail: astram is for the initiated queen. The worshipper should adore all in the heart of the sun.
12-13Som is the mantram for Soma, Mam for Mangala, Barn for Budha, Brin for Brhaspati, Bham for Bhargava, Jum for Sani and ram for Rahu. With Ram one should adore Ketu and with Om the solar disc. Having adored the sun and inside his mouth with water he should assign all the fingers beginning with the youngest.
14Ham, Him is the mantram for the head, Hum for Sikha (tuft of hair), Haun for coat of mail, Houm for eyes and Hos for the weapon. Having thus placed the Sakti he should perform again the nyasa of bhuta-suddhi (purification of elements).
15-18Then making a vessel of arghya, he should sprinkle it with water and then adore the self as being stationed in the lotus, in the exterior with the mantram “Salutation unto Siva,” then Nandi and Mahakala at the gate, then Ganga, Yamuna, the goddess of speech, (the mystic mark) Srivatsa, the presiding goddess of the land, Brahma, Gana, the preceptor. Sakti and Ananta in the middle pericarp, Dharma the god of virtues and others, in the east and other sides, the god of sin (Adharma) and other in the south-east pericarp, Vama and Jyeshta in the middle pericarp; Roudri, Kali and Sivasita in the eastern pericarp of the lotus of the heart.
19Then the Balavikarini should be adored with the mantram “Om, Houm, saluation unto Kalavikarini”. The goddess of strength, which subdues all creatures, should be next adored.
20Then in the Pitha before Siva Manonmani should be adored. He should then make a seat for Siva and his great image. He should invoke the spirit of Siva within the image.
21-23He should then peroform the rites of sthapanam (installation of the image), Sannidhana, Nirodha, Sakalikarana, Mudra, Aghya, Padya, Acama, Abhyanga, Udvarta, Snana (bathing) and Nirmancana (rubbing)
Next he should offer raiments, unguents, flowers, incense, lamps, Caru (a kind of food) water for rinsing mouth, delightful habitation, betel, umbrella, cowries, and sacred thread.
24He should then imagine the form of one God, recite his name and dedicate it to him. With eulogy, bowing and [meditation in the] heart this adoration of Namaitga (Name and limbs) should be finished.
25-27Agnisa should be placed in the north-west. He should then adore lndra and other deities and Canda and dedicate to them offerings, saying “Thou art the mysterious of the mysterious and the protector. Do thou accept this my recitation. O god, may I, by thy favour and on thy being present here, attain success.
28-29O god! O thou the giver of fame! do thou destroy all my actions, good or bad whatever I have done who am of the dignity of Siva. Siva is the giver; Siva is enjoyer and Siva is the entire universe. Siva is victorious everywhere. I am myself Siva. O Siva! thou art the saviour and the leader of the universe. Save thee I have no other lord.
30I shall now describe another method of the adoration of Siva. Gana, Sarasvati, Nandi, Mahakala, Ganga, Yamuna, and the presiding deity of the house-all these should be assigned to the eastern gate.
31-35They should be adored Indra and other deities, earth, water, fire, air, sky, smell, taste, form sound, touch, speech, hand feet, the organ of generation, ear, skin tongue, nose, mind, egoism, nature, man, anger, malice, learning, proper time, improper time, fate, illusion, pure learning, Isvara (creator) and Sadasiva, Sakti and Siva.
36-37Having known all these he should become wise and liberated. He who is Siva is Hari and Brahma and I am Brahman due to liberation. I shall explain the purification of elements, through which a man being purified becomes Siva. The mantra is in the lotus of the heart. The return is immediate. These two are the Nadis, (nerves) Ida and Pingala. The two Prana and Apana in the square Mandala (diagram) shall be the bodies of Indra and Brahma.
38-40The mandala is marked by Vajra and illuminated. The arrows are the quality of single stroke. The quiver in the place of heart is spacious and contains hundred chambers. Om Hrim Pratishtayai Hum Hahi Phati, Om Hram Vidyliyai Hrarh Hahi Phat. The Bhumi Tantra is Eighty-four crores in height. In its center he should contemplate the Bhavavriksha (the tree of worldly existence) and the soul. The Earth should then be thought of as with a face downwards. Then everything should be made pure.
41Vama Devi is the Pratishtha (base). Sushumna is dharika (the supporting prop). The deities are Samana, Udana and Varuna. Vishnu is the cause.
42Udghatas (beginnings) are four times. The dhyana is Sveta (white). The lotus of the neck should be made thus. The mandala (diagram) shall be called Ardhachandra (Crescent moon).
43Marked by a lotus it shall extend to two hundred crores. The Atman ninety four (times) in height shall be thought of as with face downwards.
44There are places and lotuses. The Aghora (non-terrific) shall be accompanied by learning. Naga (Serpent) and the deity of fire are to be contemplated as the tongue of an elephant with the lips in the centre.
45Rudra is the cause. The Udgitha is for three times. Its colour is that of blood. It is in the form of a blaze, trainangular in shape. Its altitude and width are four hundred crores.
46-48Rudra Tattva should be contemplated thus. It is in the forehead that the Purusa has his Sakti. A grassy place with tortoise and partridge, O scholars. Vayu is the deity. Isvara is the cause. The Vayu Tattva should be contemplated as extending to fourteen crores. Udgitha is for two times. The mandala is hexagonal in shape called Vrisha. It is marked by a dot. The width and the altitude are eighty crores.
49In a lotus of twelve ends the Isvaras are beyond. Santi (peace) Kuhu, Sankhini, Devadatta and Dhananjaya are Nadis.
50The cause is Sikhesha and Sadasiva. The Udghata is fore once only. It should be remembered as resembling bright glass.
51The width is sixteen crores. The altitude is twenty-five crores. Thus, the abode should be contemplated as circular in shape. Buhuta Suddhi has been explained thus.
52Ganaguru, Bijaguru, Sakti, Ananta, Dharmaka, Jnana, Vairagya, Aisvarya all these are in the petals beginning with that in the east.
53Both of them are prone-faced and supine faced. The pericarp and filaments of the lotus are contemplated. One should always contemplate the Atmavidya (study of soul) and those others beginning with Vama.
54The Tattva named Siva should be thought of in the seat of Siva. The Murti is Ho Haum. Obeisance to Vidyadeha. Lord Siva is seated in the pose Padmasana, white in colour and sixteen years old.
55He has five faces. Of his ten hands, the five on the right carry Abhaya, Prasada, Sakti, Sula (trident) and Khatvanga.
56And the left ones carry Serpent, Akssutra drums, blue lotus and the pomegranate.
57Sadasiva is three-eyed. He has Iccha Sakti (will-power), Jnanasakti (knowledge-power), and Kriyasakti (Action-power). A person who worships Siva like this and contemplates thus will be devoid of Kala (become deathless).
58If one circle of worship is completed in a day and night, the worshipper shall live for three years, if in two days, he shall live for two years.
59If in three days he shall live for one year. He will never have premature death or death due to cold or heat.