Hayagriva worship ||34||
1Rudra said: -O Hrishikesa! O holder of club describe again unto me the adoration of the deity. I am not satiated with listening to thy account of adoration.
2Hari said: -I will describe unto thee the adoration of the deity Hayagriva. Listen to it, O lord of the universe, by which Vishnu is pleased.
3O Mahadeva! O Sankara! listen. I will describe first the highly sacred principal mantram of Hayagriva.
4Om, Soum, Kshoum, salutation unto the head (Sirase Namahi) Om. This mantram, consisting of nine letters, gives all sorts of learning.
5O Mahadeva, a bull-emblemed deity, listen to its limbs. Om, Kshram, saluration unto the heart. Om, Hrim, salutation unto the head, Swaha, Siras, Proktam, Kshum, Vashat.
6O bull-emblemed deity, the deity’s tuft of hair should be known as being added with Om. Om, Kshaim, unto the coat of mail, Hum. This is described as the mantram for the coat of mail.
7Om Ksoum, unto the three eyes, Voushat. This is the mantram described for the eye. Om, Hahi, unto the weapon, phat. This is the mantram for the weapon of the deity.
8Hear, I will describe the prescription of the adoration. Having bathed thirst of all and then rinsed his mouth a worshipper should enter into the room of adoration.
9-10aEntering there he should duly perform the rite of Sosana. With the mantram Yam, Kshoum, Ram, Lam, he should harden and create an egg, and then cut it open with Om.
10b12In the egg he should meditate on the self as Hayagriva, white-hued like a conch-shell, Kunda flower or the moon, effulgent like silver, four-armed, holding conch-shell, discus, club and lotus, bedecked with a garland of forest flowers, of a beautiful mouth and clad in a yellow raiment.
13Having meditated on this Great Deity along with other Gods with the mantram for limbs he should perform the rite of Nyasa with the principal mantram.
14He should then make Sankha, Padma and other Mudras. Then, a Sankara, with the principal mantram, he should meditate on and adore Vishnu and Rudra, he should then invoke the presiding gods of the seat of the Deity.
15-16Om, O ye gods, come to the seat of Hayagriva. Having invoked them in the mystic diagram of Svastika and others he should adore them, a bull-emblemed deity, the adoration of Dhata and Vidhata should be offered in the door, [with the mantram].
17“Salutation unto Acyuta with his entire family.” This worship should be offered in th~ middle of the diagram. He should adore Ganga in the door.
18In the fore part, Yamuna, Mahadevr, Gankha, and Padma Nidhis and the Adhara Shaktis should be adored.
19-20O Mahadeva, he should next worship the tortoise and then Ananta, Earth, religion and knowledge. In south-east corner he should adore the spirit of disassociation from the world and prosperity. In the east he should adore irreligion, ignorance, worldliness and poverty.
21He should adore the qualities Sattva, Rajas and Tamas in the middle of the diagram. He should also adore there Nanda, Nala and the lotus.
22The orbs of the sun, the moon and fire, O Rudra, should also be adored in the centre of the diagram.
23-24O bull-emblemed deity, Vimalotkarshini, Jnana, Kriya, Yoga, Prarhi, Satya, Isana, Anugraha-these Saktis should be adored in the eastern petals and Vimala and others in the pericarp. Anugrahas should be adored by men seeking well-being.
25With the mantrams formed of their names in the dative form beginning with Pranava and ending with Names the worshipper, O Mahadeva, should adore the seat.
26The most auspicious adoration of the seat should be made with the offerings of bathing water, scents, flowers, incense, lamps and edibles.
27I have thus described the prescription, O Hara. He should next invoke the deity, Hayagriva, the king of the celestials.
28-29He should think of his arrival through the left nostril. The invocation rite of the god of gods, the holder of conch-shell, should be performed, O Sankara, with the principal matram. Having invoked his spirit in the mystic diagram a careful worshipper should perform the rite of Nyasa.
30Having performed the Nyasa he should meditate on the Great lsvara as being stationed there-the great deity Hayagriva, adored of the celestials and Asuras.
31Having meditated on the undecaying Vishnu accompanied by Indra and other guardian deities of the quarters he should make the Mudra Sankha, Cakra and others.
32He should next offer unto Vishnu water for washing feet, Arghya and water for rinsing mouth. Then he should bathe the changeless, lotus-navelled deity.
33Having duly placed the image of the deity, he should first dedicate to him, raiment, 0 bull emblemed deity, then water for rinsing mouth and sacred thread.
34-35Thereupon in the mystic diagram, O Rudra, he should meditate on the Great isvara. Having meditated on him, O Sankara, he should again offer unto him water for washing feet and other articles. He should offer these with the principal mantram, O Sankara. With mantram “Om, Ksham, salutation unto, the heart” he should adore the heart.
36With the mantram ‘‘Om, Kshim, salutation unto the head,” he should adore the head. With the mantram “Om Kshum, salutation unto the tuft of hair”, he should adore Sikha.
37With mantram om saim, salutation unto the coat of mani. With the mantram “Om, Kshoum, salutation unto the eye” he should adore the eye.
38-39With the mantram “Om, Kshahi, salutation unto the weapon” he should adore the weapon. In the eastern and other sides, he should adore the heart, the heart, the tuft of hair and the coat of mail. O Rudra, in the comer of the diagram he should adore the weapon and the eye in the centre.
40In the eastern side he should adore the conch-shell, the lotus, the discus and the club.
41O Rudra, again in the eastern side with those mantrams describing their names, he should adore the sword, mace, noose, and the bow with the arrows.
42O Rudta, he should next adore in the east, the mystic mark Shrivatsa, Koustabha, garland, the sacred yellow raiment as well as the holder of conch-shell; discus and club.
43-44He should next adore Brahma, Narada, Siddhas, the great preceptor, the shoes of the preceptor, those of the great preceptor, Indra, his carrier and the entire family, Agni, Yama, Nirriti, Varuna, Vayu,
45Soma, Tsana, and Nagas, from the east upwards, O bull emblemed deity.
46He should next adore thunderbolt, Sakti, rod, sword, noose, standard, club, trident, discus, lotus and other weapons.
47In the north-east come; he should worship Vishvaksena, with these mantrams beginning with Om and ending with Namahi (salutation) O bull-emblemed deity.
48O Mahadeva, O bull-emblemed deity, adoration of the deity Ananta should be made with the principal mantram.
49He should next offer scents, flowers, incense, lamps, and edibles. He should circumambulate the deity, bow unto him and recite his name.
50With the following hymn beginning with am he should chant his glories, O bull-emblemed deity. Om Namast, salutation into Hayasira, the master of learning.
51-52Salutation again and again unto him of the form of learning, and the giver of the same. Salutation unto the deity of a quiescent soul, identical with three Gunas, the destroyer of the celestials and Asuras and of all wicked beings. Salutation unto him of the form of Brahmana, the lord of all the worlds.
53-54Salutation unto him adored of Isvara, the holder of conch shell and discus. Salutation unto the first cause, who is self-controlled, devoted to the well-being of all creatures, invested with three Gunas, devoid of them, identical with Brahma and Vishnu, the creator, destroyer, the king of the celestials and present everywhere.
55-56Having recited this hymn, O Rudra, a worshipper should meditate in his pure lotus of the heart, on the god of gods, the holder of conch shell, discus and club, effulgent like a million suns, perfectly beautiful Hayagriva, the undecaying impersonal self.
57O Shankara, I have thus described unto thee the adoration of Hayargriva. He, who reads it with great reverence, attain the most exalted station.