LORD SHIVA PRAYERS
Karpoor gowram karoona-avtaaram,
Samsaar saaram bhujagendr haaram
Sadaa vasantam hridayaar vinde,
Bhavam bhavaanee sahitam namami
Our salutations to Lord Shiva, whose complexion is like that of camphor, who is the incarnate of compassion and who is the essence of the world. He wears the king of serpents as His mala and forever dwells in the lotus-like heart. We bow to Shiva and Parvati.
Vande deva Uma patim sur-guroom,
Vande jagat kaaranam
Vande pan-nag bhooshanam mrigdharam,
Vande pashunam patim
Vande soorya shashaanka vanhi-nayanam,
Vande mukunda priyam
Vande bhakt-janaa shrayam ch vardam,
Vande shivam Shankaram
My obeisance to the Lord who is the spouse of Uma, he is the supreme among Gods, who is the primordial cause of the Universe. Obeisance to Shiva, whose ornaments are the serpent and the moon, the Lord of all animals and whose eyes are the sun, moon and fire. Obeisance to Shankar, the beloved of Mukund and who is the benefactor and the refuge of all devotees.
MAHA MRITYUNJAYA MANTRA
Aum Trayambakam Yajamahe
Urva Rukamiva Bandhanaan
Mrityor Mokshiye Maamritat.
We worship Shiva – The Three-Eyed (tryambakam) Lord (yajamahe); Who is fragrant (sugandhim) and nourishes (pushti) and grows (vardhanam) all beings. As the ripened cucumbe (urvarukamiva) is liberated (bandhanaan) from its bondage to the creeper when fully ripens; May He liberate us (mokshiya) from death (mrityor), for the sake of immortality (maamritaat).
SHIVA GAYATRI MANTRA
Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha
Om Tadpurushaaya Vidvamahe
Tanno Rudra Prachodayaat
Om. Let us invoke the three realms of earth (-bhur), wind (-bhuvah) and fire (-swaha). Aum. Let us invoke the superlative (-tad) male (-purusha) and omniscient lord (-vidvamahe). Let us meditate and focus upon (-dheemahi) the supreme (-maha) lord (-devaaya). Let us ask Shiva (-rudra) to provide us inspiration and guidance (-prachodayaat) in our spiritual journeys.