The Effects Beneficial of Shivopasana Mantra

Are you afraid of accidents? 

Concerned that one of your family members is near death? 

Do you feel like there are evil spirits wandering in your house, who are causing death, illness and bad omens?

When you have tried everything possible in your power to stop this cycle and failed, who do you look up to? 

The answer is Lord Shiva. He is the God of Gods, the ultimate deity.

He is also called the Lord of Destruction (Not Baal from Diablo II!). By destruction it means that he destroys all evils. If he wants, he can wipe the entire paradigm of existence. 

His ‘Tandav’ or the fierce dance of destruction is capable of annihilating the entire reality.

Fortunately, it hasn’t happened yet (and let’s hope it does not happen in the near future!)

In your case, he can get rid of the evil spirits and bad omens.

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And How Will He Do That?

Lord Shiva is a very simple deity. His lifestyle is minimalistic. And he does not expect expensive offerings to be pleased. So you don’t exactly have your work cut out, so to speak.

All it takes to please this deity, is to chant the Shivopasana Mantra. The only condition is, that your devotion must be unquestionable.

Sound easy, right?

Not really. It is the hardest easy thing you need to do. Absolute devotion takes an immense amount of patience.

And this is the reason why it sounds easy, but you might spend your entire lifetime in this pursuit.

But more on that later. First, you need to know what Shivopasana Mantra is.

Shivopasana Mantra –The Path To Salvation

When we say Lord Shiva is the destroyer, it refers to the cycle of life and death.

He makes sure that the soul achieves salvation and is freed from the cruelty of existence and it transforms into a being of pure consciousness with eternal peace.

But it does not happen automatically. He needs a calling with worship and asked for ‘Moksha Prapti’ or salvation.

He is a very simple-minded deity and does not care for any malice. This is why even the Rakshasas (evil people) were able to receive his blessings.

So, to please Lord Shiva (Shankar) you do not need extensive preparations, decorations or offerings. Just pure devotion will do the trick. Shiva can be praised with Shivopasana Mantra – the 21 names of Lord Shiva.

Om Nidhanpatay
Bhavaaye namah
Shivlingaaye Namah
Paramaaye Namah

महानारायण उपनिषद [१६.१-२]

कृष्ण यजुर्वेद [तैतेरीय अरण्यक १०.१६.१-२ कृष्ण यजुर्वेद]

Mahaanaaraayan Upanishad [16.1-2]

Krushna Yajurved [Taiteriya Aaranyak 10.16.1-2 Krushna Yajurved]

Shivopasana is worship, meditation and prayers of Lord Shiva, who is also called Rudra.

While all deities represent images of a man or woman, He is symbolized by ‘Shivlinga’ which the representation of ultimate masculinity. 

And all procedures followed while performing the Puja are carried out on this ‘Shivalinga’.

It is done before systematic Hom(fire) Havan(offering) and ‘Strotra’. This is called as Laghurudra  or Maharudra. 

Before chanting this Rudra Mantra, the Shivopasana Mantra is chanted. First of all, on the auspicious day of Monday, Monday in the month of Shravan from the Indian Calendar, Maha Shivratri, Tripur Poornima, this Rudra puja can be done. 

A Snana (bath) should be carried out with water, milk, honey, ghee, curd and sugar along with applying pure sandalwood powder, offering white flowers, 108 bel leaves, fruit and flower of Dhatura. 

And then the main Strota is started. The worshipper chants 21 names of Shiva as mentioned above and another chant - Om Namah Shivay. Thereafter the main Rudra mantra is chanted.

Why Does This Mantra Do?

We are always in different kind of troubles for unknown reasons. These are a series of misfortunes, like unsuccessful, critical illness, lack of funds or loss due to others deceiving, bad omen etc.

Sometimes our horoscope shows a bad union of planets, Pitrudosh, Kaalsarp Yog or prediction of untimely death of somebody in our family.

Shivopasana protects us, and gives us armour against all such things. Nothing bad will happen in your life.

Nobody, no planets, no evil things, or those who are jealous of you will be able to do bad things against you.

Since this Shivopasana Mantra is taken from Yajurveda-Aranyaka it is not advised to be chanted by anybody in the house. It should be learnt from a learned guru. 

Ladies should strictly observe not to chant in periods. It is better to do ‘Yadnya’ and offer ghee as well as samidha with each Mantra of Rudra.

The hall should be full of fragrance of essence sticksand ghee lamps.The Abhishek (pouring) of milk is advised until full chanting.

Shiva means purity, truth and beauty – सत्यं शिवं सुन्दरं(Satyam, Shivam, Sunderam). So,everything that has to be done should be clean, white, beautiful.

In this way, Shivopasana Mantra can lead you towards a divine path, free from all the ‘Moha-Maya’(relations)  of life.

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