Shiva Manas Puja, written by Adi guru Shankaracharya is a very special hymn, which not only praises Shiva, but also depicts the true flavour of Shiva worship. Shiva needs devotion and not demonstration. In this stottram we offer to the great Lord various offering not in physical form but in mental form. We Start by offering bath, cloths, foods, devotion and finally offer ourselves to the Lord. The beauty lies in the fact that everything we offer, we offer in the portal of our mind and not physical. The compassionate Mahadev accepts all our offering and frees us from the consequences of our wrong doings, done knowingly or unknowingly.
रत्नैः कल्पितमासनं हिमजलैः स्नानं च दिव्याम्बरं
नानारत्नविभूषितं मृगमदामोदाङ्कितं चन्दनम्
जातीचम्पकबिल्वपत्ररचितं पुष्पं च धूपं तथा दीपं
देव दयानिधे पशुपते हृत्कल्पितं गृह्यताम् ..१..
O Shiva, O merciful Lord of all creatures, I have imagined a throne decorated with precious stones and gems for you, I offer you cold water melted from Great Himalaya to bath, I offer you divine cloths adorned with many precious gems, I offer you musk and sandals, bilva leafs and champak flowers and holy lamp. All these I offer you in my imagination, Please accept my offering, O Lord.
सौवर्णे नवरत्नखण्डरचिते पात्रे घृतं पायसं
भक्ष्यं पञ्चविधं पयोदधियुतं रम्भाफलं पानकम् .
शाकानामयुतं जलं रुचिकरं कर्पूरखण्डोज्ज्वलं
ताम्बूलं मनसा मया विरचितं भक्त्या प्रभो स्वीकुरु ..२..
I am offering you ghee, and sweet milk in golden bowl decorated with nine jewels and another five verities of foods made of milk and curd, preparations made from divine fruits and scented sweet water to drink. I offer you lighted lamp with camphor, betel leafs and nuts. O Shiva, I offer you all these from my devotion in my inner mind. Please accept my offerings.
छत्रं चामरयोर्युगं व्यजनकं चादर्शकं निर्मलम्
वीणाभेरिमृदङ्गकाहलकला गीतं च नृत्यं तथा .
साष्टाङ्गं प्रणतिः स्तुतिर्बहुविधा ह्येतत्समस्तं मया
सङ्कल्पेन समर्पितं तव विभो पूजां गृहाण प्रभो ..३..
I offer you a seat decorated with canopy, two decorates hand fans and a shining mirror and I present to you songs and dance accompanied with music from veena, mridanga and big kettle drums. I offer you various prayers and hymns in total devotion. O Shiva, please accept these offerings, which is a product of my devotion in my imagination.
आत्मा त्वं गिरिजा मतिः सहचराः प्राणाः शरीरं गृहं
पूजा ते विषयोपभोगरचना निद्रा समाधिस्थितिः
सञ्चारः पदयोः प्रदक्षिणविधिः स्तोत्राणि सर्वा गिरो
यद्यत्कर्म करोमि तत्तदखिलं शम्भो तवाराधनम् .. ४..
O Shiva, you are my soul, Godess paarvati is my reason, my five senses (hearing, speaking ,touching, tasting and smelling) are Your attendants and my body is your home. All the pleasures of my senses are objects to your worship. My sleep is you meditation. Wherever I walk I am walking around You. Everything I say is your prayer and everything I do is in devotion to You.
करचरण कृतं वाक्कायजं कर्मजं वा
श्रवणनयनजं वा मानसंवापराधम् .
विहितमविहितं वा सर्वमेतत्क्षमस्व .
जय जय करुणाब्धे श्रीमहादेवशम्भो .. ५..
O Shiva please forgive all my sins, that I may have committed knowingly or unknowingly through my hands or feets, voice or action, ears or eyes or mind in various different forms. Hail! Hail! O ocean of compassion! O great God! O benevolent Lord! 5
.. इति श्रीमच्छङ्कराचार्यविरचिता शिवमानसपूजा समाप्ता..
Thus completes the Shiva Manas Puja created by Shri Shankaracharya