Adoration of the five fundamental principles of the universe ||32||
1Maheshvara said: -O holder of conch shell, discus and club, do thou describe the adoration of five Tattvas by knowing which discriminability a man attains to the most exalted station.
2-3Hari said: -O Sankara! a thou of good vows! I will describe the adoration in five Tattvas, which yields auspiciousness and is itself auspicious. heavenly, secret, great and yields all desired-for objects. Do thou listen to this most sacred subject, O Mahadeva, which destroys Kali.
4-6Vasudeva is one, undecaying, peaceful, the great soul, eternal, unstained, a god, by his Maya (illusive power) Hari exists in five forms, viz. as Vishnu who favours the creation and destroys the wicked, as Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha. in his own term Narayana exists as five.
7O bull-emblemed deity, listen to the mantrams expressive of the forms. Om, am, salutation unto Vasudeva. Om, am, salutation unto Sankarshana. Om, am, salutation unto Pradyumna. Om, salutation unto Aniruddha.
Om, salutation unto Narayana.
8I have thus related the five mantrams expressive of the five deities. They are destructive of all sins and diseases and are holy.
9I will now describe the most auspicious adoration of the five Tatt was-the religious prescription and the mantrams involved therein, O Sankara.
10-11A worshipper should first of all bathe and then perform the Sandhya rite. Then entering the temple of worship he should wash his head, rinse his mouth and then sit in a Baddha posture. Then with the mantram “Am, Ksoum, Ram” the purificatory rite of all the articles should be performed.
12The hardening the ordinary article he should make an egg. And then dividing it he should meditate on the great Isvara in it.
13Vasudeva, the lord of the universe clad in a silk raiment, effulgent like a thousand suns and wearing shining Kundalas.
14-15Then in the lotus of the heart he should meditate on the great Isvara. Then he should meditate on the lordly deity Sankarshana, his own self, Pradyumna, Aniruddha, Narayana and all the celestials headed by Indra, all originating from the god of gods.
16-17Then he should make assignment of two hands. Then with the mantrams for limbs he should perform the Anganyasa called Vyapaka, O Mahadeva. Listen to these mantra ms, O thou of firm vows. Om, Am, salutation unto the heart. Om, Um, salutation unto the head. Om, Vol, salutation unto the tuft of hair. Om, Em, salutation to the coat of mail. Om, Oum, salutation unto the three eyes. Om, as, salutation unto the weapon, phat.
18Om salutation unto the entire family of Acyuta. Om, salutation unto Dhatri. Om salutation unto Vidhatri. Om, salutation unto the Adhara Sakti. Om, salutation unto the tortoise. Orn, salutation unto Ananta. Om, salutation unto the earth. Om, salutation unto knowledge. Om, salutation unto tbe spirit of disassociation from the world. Om, salutation unto prosperity. Om, salutation unto irreligion. Om, salutation unto ignorance. Om, salutation unto poverty. Om, salutation unto the solar disc. Om, salutation unto the lunar disc. Om, salutation unto the orb of fire. Om, salutation unto Vasudeva, the great Brahmana, Siva in the form of fire, exteilding all over, the presieding lord of all the celestials. Om, salutation unto Pancajanya. Om, salutation unto Sudarsana. Om, salutation unto the club. Om, salutation unto the lotus. Om, salutation unto Sri. Om, salutation unto Kriya (action). Om, salutation unto Pushti (nourishment). Om, salutation unto Sakti (energy). Om, salutation unto Priti (afferction). Om, salutation unto Indra. Orn, salutation unto Agni. Om, salutation unto Yama. Om, salutation unto Nairrita. Om, salutation unto Varuna. Om, salutation unto Vayu. Om, salutation unto Isana. Om, salutation unto Ananta. Om, salutation unto Brahma. Om, salutation unto Visvaksena. Om, salutation unto the lotus.
19O Rudra I have thus described to thee all the mantrams. The adoration should be offered in the mystic diagram of Svastika and others.
20-21Having made the assignment of limbs the worshipper should show all the Mudras. Having meditated as the self. Vasudeva and the Great Isvara a man should first worship the seat and then invoke the spirit. O owl-emblemed Dity, Dhatri and Vidhatri should be adored in the door.
22O Sankara, before the image of Vasudeva a person should adore that of Garuda. He should adore in the middle of the diagram [all his paraphernalia] beginning with the conch-shell and ending with the lotus.
23In the east [the presiding gods of] religion, knowledge. the spirit of disassociation from the world and prosperity [should be adored.] 24In the south-east pit}la corners he should adore the four deities of irreligion etc. In the petals of the eastern side Sankarshana and other deities should be adored.
25A person should adore the Lord Vasudeva in the pericarp. In the north-east and other comers Pancajanya and of her weapons should be adored.
26O Sankara, on the eastern side of the god of gods all his Saktis should be adored. In the eastern and other sides lndra and other guardian deities of the world should be adored.
27A good worshipper should adore the serpent downwards and Brahamana upwards. O Sankara, thou should thus learn of the positions in the mystic diagram.
28O Sankara, having invoked the spirit of the deity in the mystic diagram, performed Nyasa and displayed Mudras a worshipper should dedicate, with the principal mantram, water for washing feet and other ingredients.
29He should then, O Sankara, bathe him, offer raiment, water for rinsing mouth, salutation, and circumambulation.
30Then he should recite the name with the principal mantram and dedicate it. Then recollecting Vasudeva he should recite afterwards the following hymn.
31Om, salutation unto Vasudeva. Salutation unto Sankarshana. Salutation unto the first deity Pradyumna. Salutation unto Aniruddha. Salutation unto Narayana.
32Salutation unto the lord of men. Salutation unto him who is adored by men, whose glories are described and sung by them, and who gives boons. Salutation unto the ancient who is without beginning and destruction.
33Salutation unto the lord of Brahma who is the agent of creation and destruction. Salutation unto him who is known in the Vedas and who is the holder of conch-shell and discus.
34Salutation unto the lord of celestials who saves all from the sins of Kali. Salutation unto him who cuts the tree of Sansara (transmigratory series) and snaps Maya (illusion).
35Salutation unto him of manifold forms, who is identical with all the sacred shrines and the three Gunas (qualities).
36Salutation unto him of the form of Brahma and Vishnu, who is the giver of salvation. Salutation unto the road of emancipation, unto religion and renunciation. Salutation unto him identical with Para Brahman and who gives all desired-for objects.
37Do thou save me who am immersed in the dreadful deep of Sarhsara. O lord of celestials! O lord of the universe! save thee there is no other saviour.
38I seek refuge with thee, O Vishnu! 0 thou omnipresent! By giving me the lamp of knowledge, do thou make me freed of ignorance.
39-40This is the hymn of the king of gods destructive of all sorts of afflictions. (Having chanted his glories with other Vedic hymns, O blue-throated deity, a man should meditate in his heart on Vishnu with the five Tattvas. Afterwards he should, throwaway the image of the deity.
41Thus, O Sankara, the most excellent adoration of Vasudeva is described which yields all desired-for objects. By offering this adoration a man becomes successful in all his objects.
42The man, who reads this adoration of the five Tattvas, who listens to it or makes others listen to it, repairs to the region of Vishnu.