Yoga Is The Science ॐ You Are The Scientist

Current Courses (casual classes/drop-in welcome):

Coming up Workshops/Events/Courses:

  • TUE PM: Guru Poornima Celebration 2019 (16Jul 4:30-8pm)
  • TUE PM: Kirtan fortnightly (7-9pm )
  • THU PM: Japanese Mantra Arts
  • FRI PM: Yoga Movie (every 1st FRI of the month) (starting Sep'19)
  • SAT AM: Hatha & Ayurveda
  • Yoga Masterclass With Swami Yogamanas Saraswati

Past Courses/Workshops/Events:

2 Mar 19 - 3 Mar 29
Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia
24 Jul 19 - 11 Sep 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia
18 Jul 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia
27 Jul 19 - 22 Sep 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

Days roll by, all different, all special, all precious. Here's a peek at how just one day at ShantiDwara came and went. Live it along with us, all in under 10 minutes. 


This morning we had the last Sunday class for Sanskrit Chanting students. It was a wonderful journey for me personally, as the path has opened up nicely before my eyes. Inspiration overflow is nicely experienced due to intense sadhana (practice) of a prolonged time while working through the numerous chants organising, systematising, editing and packing into packages and courses that can be run in the future in ShantiDwara

This 8 Sundays course was somewhat introductory giving the basics in Sanskrit pronunciation, getting acquainted with the essential shlokas, hymns and mantras. It was also sweetly spiced up with more esoteric practices of studying Matrikas, associated Vrittis, chakras-meridians in the body, and anga nyasa (superimposition of matrikas onto one’s own body temple).

Here is a list of sound tracks I uploaded for the students and anyone else interested to start somewhere.

Please, apologies for the quality of recording, singing and pronunciation. I am an eternal student, neither a Sanskrit scholar, nor a musician.

I fill honoured to share the limited knowledge in Mantra and am encouraging everyone to practice and do their own research, while polishing the skills over and over.

Recordings to refer for home practice (also find some traditional Hindu way of reciting on YT and sing along).

Text, wherever possible includes Devanagari, and the English transliteration is written with Diacritics (ā, ś, etc.):

Shanti Mantra -

Full Shanti Path -

Śrī Hanumān Chālīsā - 

mātṝkā x20 -

Liṅgāṣṭakam -

Tantrokta Devi Suktam -




Alternative Mantra melodies and other practical 🙂 recordings:


dīpajyotih -

śrī-rāma rāma rāmeti -

Liṅgāṣṭakam (Urmila Goenka) -

Śrī Hanumān Chālīsā (very slow by Krishna Das) - 

Shanti Prem,



om pūr-ṇa-MA-dah pūr-ṇa-MI-dam 

pūr-ṆĀT pūr-ṇa-mu-da-CHYA-te | 

pūr-ṆA-sya pūr-ṇa-mā-dā-YA 

pūr-ṇa-me-vā-VA-ṣi-ṣya-te | 

om shān-tih shān-tih shān-TI-h || hari om

Om. That is full, this is full. 

From the full, the full is taken, the full has come (fullness proceeds from fullness). 

If you take out the full from the full, the full alone remains. 


GURU ŚLOKA गुरु श्लोक

gurur-brahmā gurur-viṣṇuh gurur-devo maheshvaraha |

guruh sākṣāt param-brahma tasmai śrī gurave namaha || 

Guru himself is the creator, sustainer and the destroyer. He is verily the very transcendental divinity, (the timeless life-principle, which is the very essence of the creator etc.) My reverential salutations to that glorious teacher. 

dhyāna-mūlam guror-mūrtih pūjā-mūlam guror-padam |

mantra-mūlam guror-vākyam mokṣa-mūlam guror-kripā ||

The basis of my meditation is the image of my Guru, that of my worship his feet. I derive my mantra from his word, my salvation through his grace.


Full one -



Guru Vandanam or guru stotram are Sanskrit stanzas addressed to teacher or guru. These shlokas praise the guru for his God like qualities. These slokas can be recited any time or on specific occasions like Teacher’s Day or guru purnima.

akhaṇḍamaṇḍalākāraṁ vyāptaṁ yena carācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 1 ||

1. Salutations are to that guru who showed me the abode, the one who is to be known, whose form is the entire universe and by whom all the movable and immovable are pervaded.

ajñānatimirāndhasya jñānāñjanaśalākayā

cakṣurunmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 2 ||

2. Salutations are to that guru who opened the eye of one blind due to the darkness (cover) of ignorance with a needle coated with the ointment of knowledge.

gururbrahmā gururviṣṇuḥ gururdevo maheśvaraḥ

gurusakshat paraṁ brahma tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 3 ||

3. Salutations to that guru who is the Creator, Sustainer and Destroyer, who is the limitless one.

sthāvaraṁ jaṅgamaṁ vyāptaṁ yatkiṅcit sacarācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 4 ||

4. Salutations are to that guru who showed me the one to be known, who permeates whatever is movable, immovable, sentient or insentient.

cinmayaṁ vyāpi yatsarvaṁ trailokyaṁ sacarācaram

tatpadaṁ darśitaṁ yena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 5 ||

5. Salutations to that teacher who showed me (by teaching) the One to be known, who is but Awareness and who is the pervader of all three worlds comprising the sentient and insentient.

sarvaśrutiśiroratna virajitapadāmbujaḥ

vedāntambujasūryo yaḥ tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 6 ||

6. Salutations are to that guru who is the Sun to the lotus of Vedanta and whose lotus feet are made radiant by the jewel of all Srutis (Upanishads).

caitanyaḥ śāśvataḥśānto vyomātīto nirañjanaḥ |
bindunāda kalātītaḥ tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 7 ||

7. Salutations are to that guru who is Awareness, changeless (beyond time), who is peace, beyond space, pure (free from likes and dislikes), and who is beyond the manifest and the unmanifest (Nada, Bindu, etc.).

jñānaśaktisamārūḍhaḥ tattvamālāvibhūṣitaḥ

bhuktimuktipradātā ca tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 8 ||

8. Salutations are to that guru who is rooted in knowledge that is power, adorned with the garland of Truth and who is the bestower of the joy of liberation.

anekajanmasamprāpta karmabandhavidāhine

ātmajñānapradānena tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 9 ||

9. Salutations are to that guru who by bestowing the knowledge of the self burns up the bondage created by accumulated actions of innumerable births.

śoṣaṇaṁ bhavasindhośca jñāpanaṁ sārasampadaḥ

guroḥ pādodakaṁ samyak tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 10 ||

10. Salutations are to that guru; the perennial flow of wisdom from the one rooted in the vision of the sruti, dries up totally to ocean of transmigration (samsara) and reveals the essence of all wealth (the freedom of want).

na guror adhikaṁ tattvaṁ na guroradhikaṁ tapaḥ

tattvajñānāt paraṁ nāsti tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 11 ||

11. There is nothing superior to knowledge of Truth, nothing higher than the Truth, and there is no purifying austerity better than the Truth; salutations to that guru.

mannāthaḥ śrī jagannāthaḥ madguruḥ śri jagadguruḥ

madātmā sarvabhūtātmā tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 12 ||

12. Prostrations to that guru who is the Lord of the Universe, my Teacher, who is the Teacher of the Universe, who is the Self in me, and the Self in all Beings.

gururādiranādiśca guruḥ paramadaivatam

guroḥ parataraṁ nāsti tasmai śrīgurave namaḥ || 13 ||

13. Salutations are to that guru who is the beginning and the beginningless, who is the highest Deity and to whom there is none superior.

dhyana mūlam guror mūrti pūja mūlam guror padam

mantra mūlam guror vakhyam moksha mūlam guror kripaḥ || 14 ||

14. The root of my meditation is the form of my Guru, The root of my worship is the feet of my Guru, The root of my chants is the words of the Guru, The root of my salvation is the blessing of my Guru.

tvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva
tvameva bandhuśca sakhā tvameva |
tvameva vidyā draviṇaṃ tvameva
tvameva sarvaṃ mama deva deva || 15 ||

15. O God of all Gods, you alone are my mother, father, kinsman, friend, the knowledge and wealth. You are everything to me.

अखण्डमण्डलाकारं व्याप्तं येन चराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 1 ॥

अज्ञानतिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानाञ्जनशलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 2 ॥

गुरुर्ब्रह्मा गुरुर्विष्णुः गुरुर्देवो महेश्वरः ।
गुरुरेव परम्ब्रह्म तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 3 ॥

स्थावरं जङ्गमं व्याप्तं यत्किञ्चित्सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 4 ॥

चिन्मयं व्यापियत्सर्वं त्रैलोक्यं सचराचरम् ।
तत्पदं दर्शितं येन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 5 ॥

त्सर्वश्रुतिशिरोरत्नविराजित पदाम्बुजः ।
वेदान्ताम्बुजसूर्योयः तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 6 ॥

चैतन्यः शाश्वतःशान्तो व्योमातीतो निरञ्जनः ।
बिन्दुनाद कलातीतः तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 7 ॥

ज्ञानशक्तिसमारूढः तत्त्वमालाविभूषितः ।
भुक्तिमुक्तिप्रदाता च तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 8 ॥

अनेकजन्मसम्प्राप्त कर्मबन्धविदाहिने ।
आत्मज्ञानप्रदानेन तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 9 ॥

शोषणं भवसिन्धोश्च ज्ञापणं सारसम्पदः ।
गुरोः पादोदकं सम्यक् तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 10 ॥

न गुरोरधिकं तत्त्वं न गुरोरधिकं तपः ।
तत्त्वज्ञानात्परं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 11 ॥

मन्नाथः श्रीजगन्नाथः मद्गुरुः श्रीजगद्गुरुः ।
मदात्मा सर्वभूतात्मा तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 12 ॥

गुरुरादिरनादिश्च गुरुः परमदैवतम् ।
गुरोः परतरं नास्ति तस्मै श्रीगुरवे नमः ॥ 13 ॥

ध्यानमूलं गुरुर्मूर्तिः पूजामूलं गुरुर्पदम् ।

मन्त्रमूलं गुरुर्वाक्यं मोक्षमूलं गुरूर्कृपा  ॥ 14 ॥

त्वमेव माता च पिता त्वमेव
त्वमेव बन्धुश्च सखा त्वमेव ।
त्वमेव विद्या द्रविणं त्वमेव
त्वमेव सर्वं मम देव देव ॥ 15 ॥

GURU ŚLOKA गुरु श्लोक with different melody -



(apologies for the noise on the background)

शुभं करोति कल्याणमारोग्यं धनसंपदा ।

शत्रुबुद्धिविनाशाय दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥

śubham karōti kalyāṇam 

ārōgyam dhana saṁpadaḥ |

śatrubuddhi vināśāya 

dīpa jyōtir namōstutē ||

दीपज्योतिः परब्रह्म दीपज्योतिर्जनार्दनः ।

दीपो हरतु मे पापं दीपज्योतिर्नमोऽस्तुते ॥

dīpajyotih parabrahma 

dīpajyotir janārdanah |

dīpo haratu me pāpaṁ 

dīpa jyōtir namōstutē ||

The accurate meaning of the mantra is: "I fold my hands before the light that brings prosperity, auspiciousness, good health, abundance of wealth and destruction of the enemy's intellect". Here, Darkness symbolizes enemy's intellect and with the arrival of light, darkness disappears. Likewise, light (God's Grace) destroys darkness (enemy's intellect). 

Salutations to the Light of the Lamp 

The Light of the Lamp represents the Supreme Brahman, the Light of the Lamp represents Janardhana (Sri Vishnu),

Let the Light of the Lamp Remove My Sins; 

Salutations to the Light of the Lamp.

śri nārada uvaca

praṇamya śirasā devam gaurīputram vināyakam । 

bhaktāvāsam smaren nityam āyu: kāmārtha siddhaye ॥ 1 ॥ 

With my head bowed, let me unceasingly worship in my mind the god Vinayaka, the son of Gauri, the refuge of his devotees, for the complete attainment of longevity, amorous desires and wealth.

prathamam vakratuṇḍam ca ekadantam dvitīyakam । 

tritīyam kriśṇapingākśam gajavaktram caturthakam ॥ 2 ॥ 

First, as the one with the twisted trunk. Second, as the one with the single tusk. Third, as the one with the fawn coloured eyes. Fourth, as the one with the elephants mouth.

lambodaram pancamam ca śaśṭham vikaṭameva ca । 

saptamam vighnarājam ca dhūmravarṇam tathāśṭamam ॥ 3 ॥ 

Fifth, as the pot-bellied one, Sixth, as the monstrous one, Seventh, as the king of obstacles, Eighth, as the smoke coloured one

navamam bhālacandram ca daśamam tu vināyakam । 

ekādaśam gaṇapatim dvādaśam tu gajānanam ॥ 4 ॥ 

Nineth, as the moon crested one, Tenth, as the remover of hindrances, Eleventh, as the Lord of the hordes, Twelfth, as the one with the elephants face.

dvādaśaitāni nāmāni trisandhyam yah paṭhen naraha । 

na ca vighnabhayam tasya sarvasiddhikaram prabho ॥ 5 ॥ 

Whosoever repeats these twelve names at dawn, noon and sunset, for them there is no fear of failure, nay, there is constant good fortune.

॥ श्रीगणेशस्तोत्र ॥

             श्रीगणेशाय नमः । नारद उवाच ।

         प्रणम्य शिरसा देवं गौरीपुत्रं विनायकम् ।

         भक्तावासं स्मरेन्नित्यमायुःकामार्थसिद्धये ॥ १॥

         प्रथमं वक्रतुण्डं च एकदन्तं द्वितीयकम् ।

         तृतीयं कृष्णपिङ्गाक्षं गजवक्त्रं चतुर्थकम् ॥ २॥

         लम्बोदरं पञ्चमं च षष्ठं विकटमेव च ।

         सप्तमं विघ्नराजेन्द्रं धूम्रवर्णं तथाष्टमम् ॥ ३॥

         नवमं भालचन्द्रं च दशमं तु विनायकम् ।

         एकादशं गणपतिं द्वादशं तु गजाननम् ॥ ४॥

         द्वादशैतानि नामानि त्रिसन्ध्यं यः पठेन्नरः ।

         न च विघ्नभयं तस्य सर्वसिद्धिकरः प्रभुः ॥ ५॥

         विद्यार्थी लभते विद्यां धनार्थी लभते धनम् ।

         पुत्रार्थी लभते पुत्रान्मोक्षार्थी लभते गतिम् ॥ ६॥

         जपेद्गणपतिस्तोत्रं षड्भिर्मासैः फलं लभेत् ।

         संवत्सरेण सिद्धिं च लभते नात्र संशयः ॥ ७॥

         अष्टभ्यो ब्राह्मणेभ्यश्च लिखित्वा यः समर्पयेत् ।

         तस्य विद्या भवेत्सर्वा गणेशस्य प्रसादतः ॥ ८॥

॥ इति श्रीनारदपुराणे संकटनाशनं गणेशस्तोत्रं सम्पूर्णम् ॥


Gentle flow and interesting transitions with diligent awareness of the breath and complete mindfulness. 

Wonderful class, where surprisingly we got many more male Yoga practitioners than usual because of the Men’s Yoga Retreat camping on ShantiDwara’s land. Wonderful to feel the very solid boost of the male energy - so grounding and peaceful. Encourage boys and men do Yoga, it is essential for the balance of creative energies. 

Heart Chant kirtan gathering breathed out by Nyck, Tarshito, Paul, Eltara and Pratima is always a deep letting go experience. Energy rises high through the roof and beyond. Kirtan was once called by somebody the “rocket ship to samadhi”... it is what it is - a profoundly humbling time spent singing the ancient names of god, mantra and the heart beating as one.

16 Jul 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia
25 Jun 19
128 Middle Pocket Road, Middle Pocket, NSW, Australia

"Excessive eating or harnessing property, strenuous endeavors, idle talks, neglect of principles, the company of the worldly and fickleness; these six make the devotion perish."

Ambrosial streams of this text shall feed the lotus of devotion till it blossoms in full.

The basis of yoga sadhana is shuddhi (purification), sthiti (the illumination that comes through concentration as a result of purification) and arpana (awakening and conscious unification with the higher force within). Purification comes by awareness around the 6 enemies of the mind. 

In the evolutional journey of the spiralling up and down, we often stay unaware of the intricate interplay of the major basic 6 strings that our mind is playing all the time. Often a combination of some of them, occasionally all of them at once this creates the most dramatic effect to the observer or participant, depending on what our presence tells us. All the emotions that spring into the play are sprouting from one of the original six Arishadvargas, which in turn can also be traced and reduced to the original one, somewhat like a telescopic lense.

Lobha - greed, miserliness, narrow minded; Mooladhara

Kama - lust, craze, desire, passion, obsession; Swadhisthana

Krodha - anger, hatred, motivation, aggression, dynamism; Manipura

Matsarya - envy, jealousy, show or vanity, and pride. Anahata

Moha - delusory emotional attachment, infatuation;  Vishuddha 

Mada or Ahankara - pride, stubborn mindedness, arrogance, superiority complex; Ajna

These are the 6 enemies, which can be made friends with by simply acknowledging their existence and interaction in our life.

Amritananda Natha Saraswati writes "All these binding negatives come from the fixation that “I am this body, mind and intellect and these are mine. ... Anger against these children of “I” and “mine” pushes them away. Thus we become a life in everyone. We become mothers to this illusory world giving the positive elements protection and nourishment.”

KAMA... Wanting something that is not mine is lust. Desire for riches, property, honour, status, fame, children. Attachment to all things of this sensory world.

KRODHA... The object of lust not coming to me creates anger.  Yearning to harm others and cause ruin to them.

LOBHA... The object of my lust comes to me and the emotion that I should not lose it creates possessiveness. Determination that no one else should partake of even a small fraction of what one has earned or what one has. Even in times of distress, one's possessions should not be diminished by use.

MOHA... The feeling that I cannot live without it is delusion. Seeing life incorrectly. Unable to see reality, living in illusion. The delusion that some people are nearer to one than others and the desire to please them more than others, leading to exertions for earning and accumulating for their sake.

MADA/AHANKARA... The sense that only I have it and no one else has it is pride. The false pride that develops when one feels that he has either scholarship or strength or riches or high birth or good looks or fame, more than others. Even when one has not got these, Mada makes men move about without reverence for elders and consideration for others' feelings and stimulates craving only for one's own comfort and security. Mada is extreme egoism or self - centeredness.

MATSARYA... The sense that others have it and I don’t have it is jealousy. Finding it intolerable that others are as happy as oneself, Matsarya makes one miserable; over other s good fortune.  Only I should have all things  is the feeling of Matsarya.

Naropa's Yoga Of Sleep utilises practices of very simple chakra visualisation (basically just points of light without much imagery) + mantra (again very simple 1-word utterances) + breath coordination (easy) that are performed sequentially during the sleep time with a waking interval of 2hrs. I was quite stoked to discover that they worked flawlessly from the first go (after simply reading a book and committing to the practice), new dimensions for mind exploration have opened up and allowed to clear lots of doubt on the shaky path of seeking truth.

"By visualising a specific chakra, the subtle winds (which follow the mind), enter the central channel. The chakra at which they enter is important in order to realise specific practices, for example, meditating on the syllable 'Ah' in the navel chakra is important for the practice of Tummo, or inner fire, the basis of the 6 yogas of Naropa. Meditating on the 'Hum' in the heart chakra is important for realising the Clear Light of bliss and emptiness. Meditating on the throat chakra is important for lucid dreaming and the practices of dream yoga. And meditating on the crown chakra is important for consciousness projection, either to another world, or into another body." (Naropa)

Generally speaking, just knowing about chakras is already doing its wonderful job, redirecting the normally wondering senses within. But practicing Yoga Of Sleep (do not confuse with Yoga Nidra, it is another meditation) opens up the portals to the subconscious mind and allows to seek guidance within through lucid dreaming and ability to decipher the mind's keys.

mātṝkā in Sahasrara  (50 petals x20)

Muladhara (4 petals)  लं laṃ

वं vaṃ शं śaṃ षं ṣaṃ सं  saṃ

Swadhistana (6 petals)  वं vaṃ

बं baṃ भं bhaṃ मं maṃ यं  yaṃ रं raṃ लं  laṃ 

Manipura (10 petals) रं raṃ

डं ḍaṃ ढं ḍhaṃ णं ṇaṃ तं taṃ थं thaṃ दं daṃ धं dhaṃ नं naṃ पं paṃ फं phaṃ 

Anahata (12 petals) यं yaṃ

कं kaṃ खं khaṃ गं gaṃ घं ghaṃ ङं ṅaṃ चं caṃ छं chaṃ जं jaṃ झं jhaṃ ञं ñaṃ टं ṭaṃ ठं ṭhaṃ 

Vishuddha (16 petals) हं haṃ

अं aṃ आं āṃ इं iṃ ईं īṃ उं uṃ ऊं ūṃ ऋं ṛṃ ॠं ṝṃ ऌं ḷṃ ॡं ḹṃ एं eṃ ऐं aiṃ ओं oṃ औं auṃ आ āṃ अः ahṃ 

Ajna (2 petals) ૐ oṃ

हं haṃ क्षं ksaṃ

Bindu ☉



brahmamurāri surārcita liṅgaṃ
nirmalabhāsita śobhita liṅgam |
janmaja duḥkha vināśaka liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 1 ||

devamuni pravarārcita liṅgaṃ
kāmadahana karuṇākara liṅgam |
rāvaṇa darpa vināśana liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 2 ||

sarva sugandha sulepita liṅgaṃ
buddhi vivardhana kāraṇa liṅgam |
siddha surāsura vandita liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 3 ||

kanaka mahāmaṇi bhūṣita liṅgaṃ
phaṇipati veṣṭita śobhita liṅgam |
dakṣa suyaṅña nināśana liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 4 ||

kuṅkuma candana lepita liṅgaṃ
paṅkaja hāra suśobhita liṅgam |
sañcita pāpa vināśana liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 5 ||

devagaṇārcita sevita liṅgaṃ
bhāvai-rbhaktibhireva ca liṅgam |
dinakara koṭi prabhākara liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 6 ||

aṣṭadaḷopariveṣṭita liṅgaṃ
sarvasamudbhava kāraṇa liṅgam |
aṣṭadaridra vināśana liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 7 ||

suraguru suravara pūjita liṅgaṃ
suravana puṣpa sadārcita liṅgam |
parātparaṃ paramātmaka liṅgaṃ
tat-praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 8 ||

liṅgāṣṭakamidaṃ puṇyaṃ yaḥ paṭheśśiva sannidhau |
śivalokamavāpnoti śivena saha modate ||



I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is adored by Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods; which is praised by pure and holy speeches, and which destroys the cycle of birth and death.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is the destroyer of desires, which the Devas and the sages worship, which is infinitely compassionate, and which subdued the pride of Raavana.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is lavishly smeared with varied perfumes and scents, which elevates the power of thought and enkindles the light of discrimination, and before which the Siddhas and Suras and Asuras prostrate.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, the destroyer of Daksha’s sacrifice, which is decorated with various ornaments, studded with different gems and rubies, and which glows with the garland of the serpent lord coiled around it.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is smeared with saffron and sandal paste, which is decorated with lotus garlands, and which wipes out all accumulated sins.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is worshipped by the multitude of Gods, with genuine thoughts full of faith and devotion, and whose splendour is like that of a million suns.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, destroyer of all poverty and misery in its eight aspects, which is the cause of all creation, and which stands on the eight-petalled Lotus. 

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is the Transcendent Being and the Supreme Self, worshipped by all Suras and their preceptor (Brihaspati), with innumerable flowers from the celestial gardens. 


ब्रह्ममुरारि सुरार्चित लिङ्गं
निर्मलभासित शोभित लिङ्गम् ।
जन्मज दुःख विनाशक लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 1 ॥

देवमुनि प्रवरार्चित लिङ्गं
कामदहन करुणाकर लिङ्गम् ।
रावण दर्प विनाशन लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 2 ॥

सर्व सुगन्ध सुलेपित लिङ्गं
बुद्धि विवर्धन कारण लिङ्गम् ।
सिद्ध सुरासुर वन्दित लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 3 ॥

कनक महामणि भूषित लिङ्गं
फणिपति वेष्टित शोभित लिङ्गम् ।
दक्ष सुयज्ञ निनाशन लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 4 ॥

कुङ्कुम चन्दन लेपित लिङ्गं
पङ्कज हार सुशोभित लिङ्गम् ।
सञ्चित पाप विनाशन लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 5 ॥

देवगणार्चित सेवित लिङ्गं
भावै-र्भक्तिभिरेव च लिङ्गम् ।
दिनकर कोटि प्रभाकर लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 6 ॥

अष्टदलोपरिवेष्टित लिङ्गं
सर्वसमुद्भव कारण लिङ्गम् ।
अष्टदरिद्र विनाशन लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 7 ॥

सुरगुरु सुरवर पूजित लिङ्गं
सुरवन पुष्प सदार्चित लिङ्गम् ।
परात्परं परमात्मक लिङ्गं
तत्-प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम् ॥ 8 ॥

लिङ्गाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेश्शिव सन्निधौ ।
शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥


Full Shanti Path

asato mā sad-gamaya 

tamaso mā jyotir gamaya 

mrityor-mā amritam gamaya 

sarveṣām svastir bhavatu 

sarveṣaam shāntir bhavatu 

sarveṣām pūrṇam bhavatu 

sarveṣām maṅgalam bhavatu 

lokāh samastāh sukhino bhavantu 

om trayambakam yajāmahe sughandhim puśṭi-vardhanam 

urvā-rukamiva bandhanān mṛityor-mukṣīya māmritāt 

om shān-tih shān-tih shān-TI-h  hari om 

tvameva mātā ca pitā tvameva 

tvameva bandhuṣca sakhā tvameva 

tvameva vidyā draviṇam tvameva 

tvameva sarvam mama deva deva

Lead me from the unreal to the real.

Lead me from darkness to light. Lead from death to immortality. 

May all beings dwell in happiness. May all beings dwell in peace. 

May all beings attain oneness. 

May all beings attain auspiciousness. 

May all happiness be unto the whole world. 

We pay homage to the universal consciousness which nourishes all beings. May we be liberated from the death that is ignorance through knowledge of our immortal essence, just as the cucumber is severed from the bondage of the vine. 

Om peace, peace, peace. 

You are my mother and you are my father also; You are my relative and you are my friend; You are knowledge and wealth to me; You are my everything, O Lord of Lords. 

असतो मा सद्गमय

तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय

मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय

सर्वेशां स्वस्तिर्भवतु

सर्वेशां शान्तिर्भवतु

सर्वेशां पुर्णंभवतु

सर्वेशां मङ्गलंभवतु

लोकाः समस्ताः 

सुखिनो भवन्तु

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे 

सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् 

मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्

ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः

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