Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Hindu > Gods > Shiva > Siva Manasa Puja by Adi Sankaracarya ( (Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary))
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Siva Manasa Puja by Adi Sankaracarya ( (Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary))
Pages from the book
Siva Manasa Puja by Adi Sankaracarya ( (Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary))
Look Inside the Book
Description

Publisher's Note:

Everything about the Lord is 'Satyam Sivam Sundaram' (Truth-Auspiciousness-Beauty) - His names, forms, qualities, nature…… He is therefore truly worshipful (pujya), as are His worshippers (pujakas).

Param Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, the Head of Chinmaya Mission, gave discourses on the Siva Manasa Puja (the mental worship of Lord Shiva) of Adi Sankaracarya in February 2005 as his worship (puja) of the Lord on the occasion of the inauguration of a Shiva Temple. We are glad to present these words of worship in a book-form as out offering at the feet of the Lord.

Further, dedicated seva was added by Sri Krishnamurthi of Mayapuri Graphics, Chennai (cover-page design), Smt. Meena Murthy of CIRS, Coimbatore (typing) and Smt. Radhika Krishnakumar, Chennai (editing) as their offering. Our grateful thanks to all.

It was His Grace that makes all effort possible. May His Grace be ever on all His worshippers.

 

Introduction

The Siva (Siva's) Manasa (mental) Puja (worship) is a prayer in praise of God (stotra) written by Adi Sankaracarya. Worship involves the act of worship (puja) done with a worshipful attitude (pujya bhava). A mere mechanical act without the exalted feeling and right attitude is joyless and meaningless. Also feelings unexpressed in words or actions too, give no results. Feelings find fulfillment, when expressed in action. We find that, often love expresses in serving the beloved. When there are feelings, there is a greater chance of them culminating in action. However, mechanical action too, when done over a period of time, have a better chance of kindling or intensifying feelings than no action at all. We see that worship done as routine, in time, creates the worshipful attitude and devotion in the heart of the worshipper. Hence, the act of worship too has its own place of importance.

In worship, there exists the triad of the worshipper (pujaka). the altar of worship (pujya) and the act of worship (puja). Let us now explore and think about them.

Pujya: Who is the altar of worship? All of us, even those who do not believe in God, have ideals. We idolize a person, who exemplifies our ideals or a cause that personifies them. We may not use words like worship, but we do value, respect and idolize someone or the other. Such feelings do find expression in various ways.

So, whom do we respect, worship or idolize? This depends largely on what we value. We respect a person, who exemplifies or, at least to some extent has, what we value. Some give importance to age, and so respect elders. Others value wealth, power, health, knowledge, character, talent, nature and so on, and, therefore, respect the rich, powerful, healthy, knowledgeable, virtuous, talented and natural beauty respectively. The more we find the characteristic we value in an individual, the more we respect him/her. (The lack of these in some, may also cause disrespect). Imagine one who has all the characteristics we value and give importance to, and that too, in infinite measure. Would we not have the highest respect for him/her? Would he/she not become the most worshipful?

Isvara - the Lord is Himself infinite, and has infinite virtues. (Rama ananta, ananta guna). The existence of the part itself proves the existence of the Infinite (ananta). The water in all the taps proves the existence of water in the overhead tank. God is the infinite treasure house of all virtues. An individual's virtues may be acquired, cultivated, inherited, earned or given up. They increase, decrease and sometimes disappear altogether. However, the virtues of the Lord are inherent. They are His very nature, inseparable from Him (abhinna) and hence, ever present in Him.

The Truth (God) is One, but is spoken of by the wise in many ways, (ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti), He is One, His names and forms are many. One of His names is Siva - the Auspicious One. As the Lord, He is the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the world. People generally call Lord Siva, the destroyer of the universe. However, the three functions go on simultaneously in creation. Once the mother scolded the child, "Why did you break the glass?" The child replied "Look at it this way. I've created many glass pieces!" Siva is the one who blesses (anugraha) and controls (nigraha) all beings. He is Rudra-the terrible, who terrifies the evil. Rudra is one, who makes others weep (rodayati iti). The evil cry, when they are punished, and the devoted cry, when their hearts are filled with love for the Lord. Siva is the formless Truth (Brahman), who alone assumes all the forms of the world. He is the omniscient, omnipotent Lord (sarvajna sarvasaktiman). He presides over all actions and makes sure, that their results reach people in accordance with the law of Karma (karmadhyaksa karmaphaladata). He symbolises faith (‘bhavani sankarau vande sraddha visvasa rupinau' - Tulasi Ramayana). He is both, an ideal devotee (of Sri Rama) and the altar of devotion. He is seen both, as a meditator and the One meditated upon. He is easily pleased (asutosa). He fulfills our desires and destroys them as well. Being the very source of all knowledge, He is also the first Teacher - adi guru. (vande bodhamayam nityam gurum sankara rupinam-I bow down to Siva, who is the eternal Knowledge incarnate Guru.' - (Tulasi Ramayana), He is the initiator of the teacher-taught lineage (Guru-sisya parampara) through which all knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge, is transmitted from beginningless time till now. We are the blessed recipients of this same knowledge.

 

Sample Pages





Siva Manasa Puja by Adi Sankaracarya ( (Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary))

Item Code:
IDJ032
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2014
ISBN:
9788175975002
Language:
(Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary)
Size:
8.3" X 5.4"
Pages:
33
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 60 gms
Price:
$12.00
Discounted:
$9.60   Shipping Free
You Save:
$2.40 (20%)
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Siva Manasa Puja by Adi Sankaracarya ( (Text, Transliteration, Word-Word-Meaning, Translation and Detailed Commentary))
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 27610 times since 9th Jun, 2019

Publisher's Note:

Everything about the Lord is 'Satyam Sivam Sundaram' (Truth-Auspiciousness-Beauty) - His names, forms, qualities, nature…… He is therefore truly worshipful (pujya), as are His worshippers (pujakas).

Param Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda, the Head of Chinmaya Mission, gave discourses on the Siva Manasa Puja (the mental worship of Lord Shiva) of Adi Sankaracarya in February 2005 as his worship (puja) of the Lord on the occasion of the inauguration of a Shiva Temple. We are glad to present these words of worship in a book-form as out offering at the feet of the Lord.

Further, dedicated seva was added by Sri Krishnamurthi of Mayapuri Graphics, Chennai (cover-page design), Smt. Meena Murthy of CIRS, Coimbatore (typing) and Smt. Radhika Krishnakumar, Chennai (editing) as their offering. Our grateful thanks to all.

It was His Grace that makes all effort possible. May His Grace be ever on all His worshippers.

 

Introduction

The Siva (Siva's) Manasa (mental) Puja (worship) is a prayer in praise of God (stotra) written by Adi Sankaracarya. Worship involves the act of worship (puja) done with a worshipful attitude (pujya bhava). A mere mechanical act without the exalted feeling and right attitude is joyless and meaningless. Also feelings unexpressed in words or actions too, give no results. Feelings find fulfillment, when expressed in action. We find that, often love expresses in serving the beloved. When there are feelings, there is a greater chance of them culminating in action. However, mechanical action too, when done over a period of time, have a better chance of kindling or intensifying feelings than no action at all. We see that worship done as routine, in time, creates the worshipful attitude and devotion in the heart of the worshipper. Hence, the act of worship too has its own place of importance.

In worship, there exists the triad of the worshipper (pujaka). the altar of worship (pujya) and the act of worship (puja). Let us now explore and think about them.

Pujya: Who is the altar of worship? All of us, even those who do not believe in God, have ideals. We idolize a person, who exemplifies our ideals or a cause that personifies them. We may not use words like worship, but we do value, respect and idolize someone or the other. Such feelings do find expression in various ways.

So, whom do we respect, worship or idolize? This depends largely on what we value. We respect a person, who exemplifies or, at least to some extent has, what we value. Some give importance to age, and so respect elders. Others value wealth, power, health, knowledge, character, talent, nature and so on, and, therefore, respect the rich, powerful, healthy, knowledgeable, virtuous, talented and natural beauty respectively. The more we find the characteristic we value in an individual, the more we respect him/her. (The lack of these in some, may also cause disrespect). Imagine one who has all the characteristics we value and give importance to, and that too, in infinite measure. Would we not have the highest respect for him/her? Would he/she not become the most worshipful?

Isvara - the Lord is Himself infinite, and has infinite virtues. (Rama ananta, ananta guna). The existence of the part itself proves the existence of the Infinite (ananta). The water in all the taps proves the existence of water in the overhead tank. God is the infinite treasure house of all virtues. An individual's virtues may be acquired, cultivated, inherited, earned or given up. They increase, decrease and sometimes disappear altogether. However, the virtues of the Lord are inherent. They are His very nature, inseparable from Him (abhinna) and hence, ever present in Him.

The Truth (God) is One, but is spoken of by the wise in many ways, (ekam sat vipra bahudha vadanti), He is One, His names and forms are many. One of His names is Siva - the Auspicious One. As the Lord, He is the creator, sustainer and destroyer of the world. People generally call Lord Siva, the destroyer of the universe. However, the three functions go on simultaneously in creation. Once the mother scolded the child, "Why did you break the glass?" The child replied "Look at it this way. I've created many glass pieces!" Siva is the one who blesses (anugraha) and controls (nigraha) all beings. He is Rudra-the terrible, who terrifies the evil. Rudra is one, who makes others weep (rodayati iti). The evil cry, when they are punished, and the devoted cry, when their hearts are filled with love for the Lord. Siva is the formless Truth (Brahman), who alone assumes all the forms of the world. He is the omniscient, omnipotent Lord (sarvajna sarvasaktiman). He presides over all actions and makes sure, that their results reach people in accordance with the law of Karma (karmadhyaksa karmaphaladata). He symbolises faith (‘bhavani sankarau vande sraddha visvasa rupinau' - Tulasi Ramayana). He is both, an ideal devotee (of Sri Rama) and the altar of devotion. He is seen both, as a meditator and the One meditated upon. He is easily pleased (asutosa). He fulfills our desires and destroys them as well. Being the very source of all knowledge, He is also the first Teacher - adi guru. (vande bodhamayam nityam gurum sankara rupinam-I bow down to Siva, who is the eternal Knowledge incarnate Guru.' - (Tulasi Ramayana), He is the initiator of the teacher-taught lineage (Guru-sisya parampara) through which all knowledge, especially spiritual knowledge, is transmitted from beginningless time till now. We are the blessed recipients of this same knowledge.

 

Sample Pages





Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Siva Manasa Puja by Adi Sankaracarya ( (Text, Transliteration,... (Hindu | Books)

Spirtual Transcendence (Audio CD)
Saashwathi Prabhu
Super Audio (Chennai) Pvt Ltd (2010)
Item Code: IDC036
$22.00$17.60
You save: $4.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Lord Siva (Shiva)  and His Worship
by Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDF823
$16.00$12.80
You save: $3.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Architecture of Manasara (Original Sanskrit Text with English Translation and Notes)(Set of Three Volumes)
Item Code: NAF379
$155.00$124.00
You save: $31.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Ananda Siva Natanam - The Blissful Dance of Siva
Item Code: NAP922
$43.00$34.40
You save: $8.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sri Rudram (Text, Transliteration, Word-to-Word Meaning and Detailed Explanation)
Item Code: IHL555
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Heritage of Kamakhya on The Nilachala Hill (Based on Field -Investigation): A Rare Book
Paperback (Edition: 2010)
Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture
Item Code: NAF224
$35.00$28.00
You save: $7.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Sri Sachchidananda Tripura Yoga
Item Code: NAB741
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Srimad Devi Bhagavata Purana (In Two Volumes)
Item Code: IDC072
$145.00$116.00
You save: $29.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Siddha Stotra Mala: Garland of Sacred Chants
Deal 10% Off
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Yoga Publications Trust
Item Code: IDJ812
$31.00$22.32
You save: $8.68 (10 + 20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Kamakhya Tantra and The Mysterious History of Kamakhya (English Translation of the Kamakhya Tantra)
Deal 25% Off
by Parimal Kumar Datta
Hardcover (Edition: 2017)
Punthi Pustak
Item Code: NAN216
$47.00$28.20
You save: $18.80 (25 + 20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Tantra and Sakta Art of Orissa (Three Volumes)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDJ914
$325.00$208.00
You save: $117.00 (20 + 20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Saundaryalahari of Sri Sankaracarya with Transliteration
Item Code: IDE071
$15.00$12.00
You save: $3.00 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
BHAKTI AND SANKIRTAN (With Sandilya Bhakti Sutras - Text, Meaning 

and Commentary)
by Swami Sivananda
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
The Divine Life Society
Item Code: IDF843
$22.00$17.60
You save: $4.40 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Thank you so much. Your service is amazing. 
Kiran, USA
I received the two books today from my order. The package was intact, and the books arrived in excellent condition. Thank you very much and hope you have a great day. Stay safe, stay healthy,
Smitha, USA
Over the years, I have purchased several statues, wooden, bronze and brass, from Exotic India. The artists have shown exquisite attention to details. These deities are truly awe-inspiring. I have been very pleased with the purchases.
Heramba, USA
The Green Tara that I ordered on 10/12 arrived today.  I am very pleased with it.
William USA
Excellent!!! Excellent!!!
Fotis, Greece
Amazing how fast your order arrived, beautifully packed, just as described.  Thank you very much !
Verena, UK
I just received my package. It was just on time. I truly appreciate all your work Exotic India. The packaging is excellent. I love all my 3 orders. Admire the craftsmanship in all 3 orders. Thanks so much.
Rajalakshmi, USA
Your books arrived in good order and I am very pleased.
Christine, the Netherlands
Thank you very much for the Shri Yantra with Navaratna which has arrived here safely. I noticed that you seem to have had some difficulty in posting it so thank you...Posting anything these days is difficult because the ordinary postal services are either closed or functioning weakly.   I wish the best to Exotic India which is an excellent company...
Mary, Australia
Love your website and the emails
John, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2020 © Exotic India