Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti Mahāmantraḥ (श्री दक्षिणामूर्ति महामन्त्रः) :-

 

Source :- Śāradā Tilakam.

Purpose :- To attain knowledge of the Divine, Spiritual wealth and accomplishment of all desires, material and spiritual.

Introduction :- Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti is a very gentle and highly spiritual aspect of Lord Śiva. He bestows spiritual knowledge and dispels all ignorance to help us expand our consciousness to its highest level. His idol is generally located in Lord Śiva temples in the Southern corner. His significance is towards the ritualistic right hand path called Dakṣiṇamārga. He is also the revealer of mantras related to Śrī Bālā and various other Śrī Vidyā mantras and ślokas.

1. viniyogaḥ (विनियोगः) :-

om̐ asya śrīdakṣiṇāmūrti mahā-mantrasya ।

śuka ṛṣiḥ ।

anuṣṭup chandaḥ ।

śrīdakṣiṇāmūrtiśambhu devatā ।

om̐ bijaṃ ।

hrīm̐ śaktiḥ ।

mamābhīṣṭa siddhaye jape viniyogaḥ ॥

ॐ अस्य श्रीदक्षिणामूर्ति महामन्त्रस्य ।

शुक ऋषिः ।

अनुष्टुप् छन्दः ।

श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तिशम्भु देवता ।

ॐ बिजं ।

ह्रीँ शक्तिः ।

ममाभीष्ट सिद्धये जपे विनियोगः ॥

Meaning:- This prayer/mantra japa is to invoke Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti and perform His mantra japa to obtain His complete grace in all aspects, and to obtain the four puruṣārtha-s – dharma (justice, law), artha (wealth), kāma (desires) and mokṣa (liberation) and all desires that one may seek from the Divine. The sage (ṛṣiḥ) is Śuka, the meter (chandas) for the mantra is Anuṣṭup and the deity is Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti Śambhu, the seed (bījaṃ) is hrīm̐, the power or śakti is hūm̐. The key (kīlaka) to unlock the mantra is krīm̐.

2. ṛṣyādi nyāsa ( ऋष्यादि न्यास ) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

Śuka ṛṣaye namaḥ śirasi

शुक ऋषये नमः शिरसि

Open the right palm and touch the top of the forehead with the ring and thumb fingers joined at the top.

2

Anuṣṭup chandase namaḥ mukhe

अनुष्टुप् छन्दसे नमः मुखे

Now touch the lips of the mouth with the above mudrā.

3

Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti Śambhu devatāyai namaḥ hṛdi

श्रीदक्षिणामूर्तिशम्भु देवतायै नमः हृदि

Touch the heart with the right palm.

4

om̐ bījāya namaḥ guhye

ॐ बीजाय नमः गुह्ये

Touch the genitalia with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

5

hrīm̐ śaktaye namaḥ pādayoḥ

ह्रीँ शक्तये नमः पादयोः 

Touch the feet with the right ring finger and thumb joined together.

6

mamābhīṣṭa siddhaye jape viniyogāya namaḥ sarvāṅge

ममाभीष्ट सिद्धये जपे विनियोगाय नमः सर्वाङ्गे

Run both the palms all over the body.

7

iti ṛṣyādi nyāsaḥ

इति ऋष्यादि न्यासः

 

 

3. karanyāsaḥ (करन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrīm̐ dakṣiṇāmūrtaye hrām̐ aṅguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ दक्षिणामूर्तये ह्राँ अङ्गुष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs.

2

om̐ hrīm̐ tubhyaṃ hrām̐ tarjanībhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ तुभ्यं ह्राँ तर्जनीभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers.

3

om̐ hrīm̐ vaṭamūlanivāsine hrām̐ madhyamābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ वटमूलनिवासिने ह्राँ मध्यमाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

om̐ hrīm̐ dhyānaikaniratāṅgāya hrām̐ anāmikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्यानैकनिरताङ्गाय ह्राँ अनामिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

om̐ hrīm̐ namo rudrāya hrām̐ kaniṣṭhikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ नमो रुद्राय ह्राँ कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

om̐ hrīm̐ śaṃbhave hrām̐ karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ शंभवे ह्राँ करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm.

7

iti kara nyāsaḥ

इति कर न्यासः

 

 

  1. aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrīm̐ dakṣiṇāmūrtaye hrām̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ दक्षिणामूर्तये ह्राँ हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

om̐ hrīm̐ tubhyaṃ hrām̐ śirase svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ तुभ्यं ह्राँ शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

om̐ hrīm̐ vaṭamūlanivāsine hrām̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ वटमूलनिवासिने ह्राँ शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

om̐ hrīm̐ dhyānaikaniratāṅgāya hrām̐ kavacāya hum̐

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्यानैकनिरताङ्गाय ह्राँ कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

om̐ hrīm̐ namo rudrāya hrām̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ नमो रुद्राय ह्राँ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

om̐ hrīm̐ śaṃbhave hrām̐ astrāya phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ शंभवे ह्राँ अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

 

5. karanyāsaḥ (करन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrīm̐ dakṣiṇāmūrtaye hrīm̐ om̐ aṅguṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ दक्षिणामूर्तये ह्रीँ ॐ अङ्गुष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Use both the index fingers and run them on both the thumbs.

2

om̐ hrīm̐ tubhyaṃ hrīm̐ om̐ tarjanībhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ तुभ्यं ह्रीँ ॐ तर्जनीभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs and run them on both the index fingers.

3

om̐ hrīm̐ vaṭamūlanivāsine hrīm̐ om̐ madhyamābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ वटमूलनिवासिने ह्रीँ ॐ मध्यमाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the middle fingers.

4

om̐ hrīm̐ dhyānaikaniratāṅgāya hrīm̐ om̐ anāmikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्यानैकनिरताङ्गाय ह्रीँ ॐ अनामिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the ring fingers.

5

om̐ hrīm̐ namo rudrāya hrīm̐ om̐ kaniṣṭhikābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ नमो रुद्राय ह्रीँ ॐ कनिष्ठिकाभ्यां नमः

Use both the thumbs on the little fingers.

6

om̐ hrīm̐ śaṃbhave hrīm̐ om̐ karatalakarapṛṣṭhābhyāṃ namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ शंभवे ह्रीँ ॐ करतलकरपृष्ठाभ्यां नमः

Open both the palms; run the opened palms of the right hand on the front and back sides of the left palm and repeat the same for the other palm.

7

iti kara nyāsaḥ

इति कर न्यासः

 

 

6. aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrīm̐ dakṣiṇāmūrtaye hrīm̐ om̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ दक्षिणामूर्तये ह्रीँ ॐ हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

om̐ hrīm̐ tubhyaṃ hrīm̐ om̐ śirase svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ तुभ्यं ह्रीँ ॐ शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

om̐ hrīm̐ vaṭamūlanivāsine hrīm̐ om̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ वटमूलनिवासिने ह्रीँ ॐ शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

om̐ hrīm̐ dhyānaikaniratāṅgāya hrīm̐ om̐ kavacāya hum̐

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्यानैकनिरताङ्गाय ह्रीँ ॐ कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

om̐ hrīm̐ namo rudrāya hrīm̐ om̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ नमो रुद्राय ह्रीँ ॐ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

om̐ hrīm̐ śaṃbhave hrīm̐ om̐ astrāya phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ शंभवे ह्रीँ ॐ अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digbandhaḥ ॥

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्बन्धः॥

 

7. varṇa nyāsaḥ (वर्ण न्यासः) :- [As per śāradā tilakam] -

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

oṃ hrīm̐ dam̐ namaḥ (iti śirase/head)

ॐ ह्रीँ दँ नमः इति शिरसे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the head.

2

oṃ hrīm̐ kṣim̐ (iti bāle/forehead)

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षिँ इति बाले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the forehead.

3

oṃ hrīm̐ ṇām̐ (iti dakṣanetre/right eye)

ॐ ह्रीँ णाँ इति दक्षनेत्रे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the right eye.

4

oṃ hrīm̐ mūm̐ (iti vāmanetre/left eye)

ॐ ह्रीँ मूँ इति वामनेत्रे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the left eye.

5

oṃ hrīm̐ rtam̐ (iti dakṣakarṇe/right ear)

ॐ ह्रीँ र्तँ इति दक्षकर्णे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right ear.

6

oṃ hrīm̐ yem̐ (iti vāmakarṇe/left ear)

ॐ ह्रीँ येँ इति वामकर्णे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left ear.

7

oṃ hrīm̐ tum̐ (iti dakṣagaṇḍe/right cheek)

ॐ ह्रीँ तुँ इति दक्षगण्डे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right cheek.

8

oṃ hrīm̐ bhyam̐ (iti vāmagaṇḍe/left cheek)

ॐ ह्रीँ भ्यँ इति वामगण्डे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left cheek.

9

oṃ hrīm̐ vam̐ (iti dakṣanāsāyām/right nostril)

ॐ ह्रीँ वँ इति दक्षनासायाम्

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right nostril.

10

oṃ hrīm̐ ṭam̐ (iti vāmanāsāyām/left nostril)

ॐ ह्रीँ टँ इति वामनासायाम्

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left nostril.

11

oṃ hrīm̐ mūm̐ (iti mukhe/mouth and tip of the tongue)

ॐ ह्रीँ मूँ इति मुखे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the tip of the tongue.

12

oṃ hrīm̐ lam̐ (iti dakṣa-bāhu-mūle/right armpit)

ॐ ह्रीँ लँ इति दक्ष-बाहु-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right shoulder armpit.

13

oṃ hrīm̐ nim̐ (iti dakṣa-bāhu-kūrpare/right elbow)

ॐ ह्रीँ निँ इति दक्ष-बाहु-कूर्परे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right arm elbow.

14

oṃ hrīm̐ vām̐ (iti dakṣa-bāhu-maṇibandhe/right arm wrist)

ॐ ह्रीँ वाँ इति दक्ष-बाहु-मणिबन्धे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right arm wrist.

15

oṃ hrīm̐ sim̐ (iti dakṣa-hastāṅguli-mūle/right hand base of the fingers)

ॐ ह्रीँ सिँ इति दक्ष-हस्ताङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right hand base of the fingers.

16

oṃ hrīm̐  nem̐ (iti vāma-bāhu-mūle/left armpit)

ॐ ह्रीँ  नेँ इति वाम-बाहु-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left shoulder armpit.

17

oṃ hrīm̐ dhyām̐  (iti vāma-bāhu-kūrpare/left elbow)

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्याँ  इति वाम-बाहु-कूर्परे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left arm elbow.

18

oṃ hrīm̐ naim̐ (iti vāma-bāhu-maṇibandhe/left wrist)

ॐ ह्रीँ नैँ इति वाम-बाहु-मणिबन्धे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left arm wrist.

19

oṃ hrīm̐ kam̐ (iti vāma-hastāṅguli-mūle/left hand base of the fingers)

ॐ ह्रीँ कँ इति वाम-हस्ताङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left hand base of the fingers.

20

oṃ hrīm̐ nim̐ (iti kaṇṭhe/throat)

ॐ ह्रीँ निँ इति कण्ठे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the throat.

21

oṃ hrīm̐ ram̐ (iti dakṣiṇastane/right breast)

ॐ ह्रीँ रँ इति दक्षिणस्तने

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right breast.

22

oṃ hrīm̐ tām̐ (iti vāmastane/left breast)

ॐ ह्रीँ ताँ इति वामस्तने

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left breast.

23

oṃ hrīm̐ gām̐ (iti hṛdaye/heart)

ॐ ह्रीँ गाँ इति हृदये

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the heart region.

24

oṃ hrīm̐ yam̐ (iti nābhau/navel)

ॐ ह्रीँ यँ इति नाभौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the navel.

25

oṃ hrīm̐ nam̐ (iti kaṭau/hips)

ॐ ह्रीँ नँ इति कटौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the hips.

26

oṃ hrīm̐ mom̐ (iti guhye/genitalia)

ॐ ह्रीँ मोँ इति गुह्ये

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the genitals.

27

oṃ hrīm̐ rum̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-pāda-mūle/right thigh joint)

ॐ ह्रीँ रुँ इति दक्षिण-पाद-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg thigh joint.

28

oṃ hrīm̐ drām̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-jānuni/right knee)

ॐ ह्रीँ द्राँ इति दक्षिण-जानुनि

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg knee.

29

oṃ hrīm̐ yam̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-gulphe/right ankle)

ॐ ह्रीँ यँ इति दक्षिण-गुल्फे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg ankle.

30

oṃ hrīm̐ śam̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-pādāṅguli-mūle/right toe base)

ॐ ह्रीँ शँ इति दक्षिण-पादाङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg toe joints.

31

oṃ hrīm̐ bham̐ (iti vāma-pāda-mūle/left thigh joint)

ॐ ह्रीँ भँ इति वाम-पाद-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg thigh joint.

32

oṃ hrīm̐ vem̐ (iti vāma-jānuni/left knee)

ॐ ह्रीँ वेँ इति वाम-जानुनि

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg knee.

33

oṃ hrīm̐ nam̐ (iti vāma-gulphe/left ankle)

ॐ ह्रीँ नँ इति वाम-गुल्फे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg ankle.

34

oṃ hrīm̐ maḥ (iti vāma-pādāṅguli-mūle/left toe base)

ॐ ह्रीँ मः इति वाम-पादाङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg toe joints.

35

iti varṇa nyāsaḥ

इति वर्ण न्यासः

 

 

8. varṇa nyāsaḥ (वर्ण न्यासः) :- [As per śrīvidyārṇava tantram] -

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

oṃ hrīm̐ dam̐ namaḥ (iti śirase/head)

ॐ ह्रीँ दँ नमः इति शिरसे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the head.

2

oṃ hrīm̐ kṣim̐ (iti bāle/forehead)

ॐ ह्रीँ क्षिँ इति बाले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the forehead.

3

oṃ hrīm̐ ṇām̐ (iti dakṣanetre/right eye)

ॐ ह्रीँ णाँ इति दक्षनेत्रे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the right eye.

4

oṃ hrīm̐ mūm̐ (iti vāmanetre/left eye)

ॐ ह्रीँ मूँ इति वामनेत्रे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the left eye.

5

oṃ hrīm̐ rtam̐ (iti dakṣakarṇe/right ear)

ॐ ह्रीँ र्तँ इति दक्षकर्णे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right ear.

6

oṃ hrīm̐ yem̐ (iti vāmakarṇe/left ear)

ॐ ह्रीँ येँ इति वामकर्णे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left ear.

7

oṃ hrīm̐ tum̐ (iti dakṣagaṇḍe/right cheek)

ॐ ह्रीँ तुँ इति दक्षगण्डे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right cheek.

8

oṃ hrīm̐ bhyam̐ (iti vāmagaṇḍe/left cheek)

ॐ ह्रीँ भ्यँ इति वामगण्डे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left cheek.

9

oṃ hrīm̐ vam̐ (iti nāsāyām/left and right nostril)

ॐ ह्रीँ वँ इति नासायाम्

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left and right nostrils.

10

oṃ hrīm̐ ṭam̐ (iti mukhe/mouth and tip of the tongue)

ॐ ह्रीँ टँ इति मुखे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the tip of the tongue.

11

oṃ hrīm̐ mūm̐ (iti dakṣa-bāhu-mūle/right armpit)

ॐ ह्रीँ मूँ इति दक्ष-बाहु-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right shoulder armpit.

12

oṃ hrīm̐ lam̐ (iti dakṣa-bāhu-kūrpare/right elbow)

ॐ ह्रीँ लँ इति दक्ष-बाहु-कूर्परे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right arm elbow.

13

oṃ hrīm̐ nim̐ (iti dakṣa-bāhu-maṇibandhe/right arm wrist)

ॐ ह्रीँ निँ इति दक्ष-बाहु-मणिबन्धे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right arm wrist.

14

oṃ hrīm̐ vām̐ (iti dakṣa-hastāṅguli-mūle/right hand base of the fingers)

ॐ ह्रीँ वाँ इति दक्ष-हस्ताङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right hand base of the fingers.

15

oṃ hrīm̐ sim̐ (iti vāma-bāhu-mūle/left armpit)

ॐ ह्रीँ सिँ इति वाम-बाहु-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left shoulder armpit.

16

oṃ hrīm̐  nem̐ (iti vāma-bāhu-kūrpare/left elbow)

ॐ ह्रीँ  नेँ इति वाम-बाहु-कूर्परे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left arm elbow.

17

oṃ hrīm̐ dhyām̐ (iti vāma-bāhu-maṇibandhe/left wrist)

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्याँ वाम-बाहु-मणिबन्धे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left arm wrist.

18

oṃ hrīm̐ naim̐ (iti vāma-hastāṅguli-mūle/left hand base of the fingers)

ॐ ह्रीँ नैँ इति इति वाम-हस्ताङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left hand base of the fingers.

19

oṃ hrīm̐ kam̐ (iti kaṇṭhe/throat)

ॐ ह्रीँ कँ इति कण्ठे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the throat.

20

oṃ hrīm̐ nim̐ (iti stane/left and right breasts)

ॐ ह्रीँ निँ इति स्तने

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left and right breasts.

21

oṃ hrīm̐ ram̐ (iti hṛdaye/heart)

ॐ ह्रीँ रँ इति हृदये

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the heart region.

22

oṃ hrīm̐ tām̐ (iti nābhau/navel)

ॐ ह्रीँ ताँ इति नाभौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the navel.

23

oṃ hrīm̐ gām̐ (iti kaṭau/hips)

ॐ ह्रीँ गाँ इति कटौ

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the hips.

24

oṃ hrīm̐ yam̐ (iti guhye/genitalia)

ॐ ह्रीँ यँ इति गुह्ये

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the genitals.

25

oṃ hrīm̐ nam̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-ūru-mūle/right thigh joint)

ॐ ह्रीँ नँ इति दक्षिण-ऊरु-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg thigh joint.

26

oṃ hrīm̐ mom̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-jānuni/right knee)

ॐ ह्रीँ मोँ इति दक्षिण-जानुनि

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg knee.

27

oṃ hrīm̐ rum̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-gulphe/right ankle)

ॐ ह्रीँ रुँ इति दक्षिण-गुल्फे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg ankle.

28

oṃ hrīm̐ drām̐ (iti dakṣiṇa-pādāṅguli-mūle/right toe base)

ॐ ह्रीँ द्राँ इति दक्षिण-पादाङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the right leg toe joints.

29

oṃ hrīm̐ yam̐ (iti vāma-ūru-mūle/left thigh joint)

ॐ ह्रीँ यँ इति वाम-ऊरु-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg thigh joint.

30

oṃ hrīm̐ śam̐ (iti vāma-jānuni/left knee)

ॐ ह्रीँ शँ इति वाम-जानुनि

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg knee.

31

oṃ hrīm̐ bham̐ (iti vāma-gulphe/left ankle)

ॐ ह्रीँ भँ इति वाम-गुल्फे

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg ankle.

32

oṃ hrīm̐ vem̐ (iti vāma-pādāṅguli-mūle/left toe base)

ॐ ह्रीँ वेँ इति वाम-पादाङ्गुलि-मूले

Join the thumb, middle and ring fingers and touch the left leg toe joints.

33

iti varṇa nyāsaḥ

इति वर्ण न्यासः

 

 

9. vyāpaka nyāsaḥ (व्यापक न्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

oṃ hrīm̐ (iti mūrdādi pādaparyantaṃ/head to toes)

ॐ ह्रीँ इति मूर्दादि पादपर्यन्तं

Join both hands at the top of the head and move the hands from the head to the toes without touching the body from the sides. It is like running the hands over the astral body surrounding the physical body.

2

iti vyāpaka nyāsaḥ

इति व्यापक न्यासः

 

 

10. dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

himācalataṭe ramye siddha-kinnara-sevite

vividhadruma-śākhābhiḥ sarvato vāritātape 1

हिमाचलतटे रम्ये सिद्धकिन्नरसेविते ।

विविधद्रुमशाखाभिः सर्वतो वारितातपे ॥ १ ॥

Meaning :- Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti, as aspect of Lord Śiva and resident of the golden hemācala mountain, is served by the dwarf like highly evolved spiritual beings called kinnara-s. The mountain is home to all species of mystical trees forming a dense forest and providing an everlasting shade.

su-puṣpitair-latā-jālair-āśliṣṭa-kusuma-drumaiḥ

śilā-vivara-nirgacchan-nirjharānila-sevite 2

सुपुष्पितैर्लताजालैराश्लिष्टकुसुमद्रुमैः ।

शिलाविवरनिर्गच्छन्निर्झरानिलसेविते ॥ २ ॥

There are all types of beautiful flowers lending color to the forest’s beauty and emanating a wonderful fragrance.  A cool breeze blows from the crevices of the mountain tops grazing through streams of fresh spring water and brings great delight and comfort.

gāyad-bhṛṅgāṅga-nāsaṅghe nṛtyad-barhi-kadambake

kūjat-kokila-saṅghena mukharī-kṛta-diṅ-mukhe 3

गायद्भृङ्गाङ्गनासङ्घे नृत्यद्बर्हिकदम्बके ।

कूजत्कोकिलसङ्घेन मुखरीकृतदिङ्मुखे ॥ ३ ॥

Rhythming buzzing of bees is followed by spectacular dances of peacocks amongst blooming flowers. Melodious sounds of the parrots echo from all sides.

paraspara-vinirmukta-mātsarya-mṛga-sevite

ādyaiḥ śukādyair-munibhir-ajasraṃ samupasthite 4

परस्परविनिर्मुक्तमात्सर्यमृगसेविते ।

आद्यैः शुकाद्यैर्मुनिभिरजस्रं समुपस्थिते ॥ ४ ॥

The resident animals, birds and all beings of this splendid mountain do not have any envy or hatred towards each other. This is also the place where the great sage Śuka is perpetually present.

purandara-mukhair-devaiḥ sevāyātair vilokitam

vaṭ-vṛkṣaṃ mahocchrāyaṃ padma-rāga-phaloj-jvalaṃ 5

पुरन्दरमुखैर्देवैः सेवायातैर् विलोकितम् ।

वट्वृक्षं महोच्छ्रायं पद्मरागफलोज्ज्वलं ॥ ५ ॥

The celestial gods such as Lord Indra and others are always present to serve. Huge mulberry fig trees with abundant red fruits present a delightful sight.

gārutmata-mayaiḥ patrair-niviḍair-upa-śobhitam

navaratna-mayā-kalpair-lambamānair-alaṅkṛtam 6

गारुत्मतमयैः पत्रैर्निविडैरुपशोभितम् ।

नवरत्नमयाकल्पैर्लम्बमानैरलङ्कृतम् ॥ ६ ॥

Fabulous emeralds and various precious metals abound on this mountain. All the nine precious stones as well as other semi-precious and exotic minerals are spread throughout, adding a brilliant hue to the place.

jalajaiḥ sthalajaiḥ puṣpair-āmodibhir-alaṅkṛtam

śṛṇvad-bhir-veda-śāstrāṇi śuka-vṛndair-niṣevitam 7

जलजैः स्थलजैः पुष्पैरामोदिभिरलङ्कृतम् ।

शृण्वद्भिर्वेदशास्त्राणि शुकवृन्दैर्निषेवितम् ॥ ७ ॥

Water lilies, lotuses and other water borne flowering plants lend a strong fragrance and bring cheer to the entire place. The holy scriptures like the Vedas and other Śāstrā-s are recited at all times by the holy sage Śuka and his group of sages.

saṃsāratām-aviccheda-kuśalac-chāyam-adbhutam

vicintya tasya mūlasthe ratna-siṃhāsane śubhe 8

संसारतामविच्छेदकुशलच्छायमद्भुतम् ।

विचिन्त्य तस्य मूलस्थे रत्नसिंहासने शुभे ॥ ८ ॥

Life goes on without any hassles and interruptions. There is immense peace and happiness as well as protection at all times. One must meditate upon the diamond lion-seat of the Divine Father Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti, with His grace shining upon us.

āsīnam-amitā-kalpaṃ śarac-candra-nibhānanam

stūyamānaṃ muni-gaṇair-divya-jñānābhi-laṣibhiḥ

saṃsmarej-jagatām-ādyaṃ dakṣiṇāmūrtim-avyayam 9

आसीनममिताकल्पं शरच्चन्द्रनिभाननम् ।

स्तूयमानं मुनिगणैर्दिव्यज्ञानाभिलषिभिः ।

संस्मरेज्जगतामाद्यं दक्षिणामूर्तिमव्ययम् ॥ ९ ॥

He is seated upon the throne in His glorious splendor and is adorned with a shining moon crescent on His forehead and is also glowing like the light of a full moon. He is being extolled by the divine sages all around, for His greatness and spiritual abundance that He bestows upon the devotees. He is also the very cause of the manifestation of the Creation, being the static super-consciousness that pulsates as the dynamic super-consciousness in order to manifest. The entire Creation prays upon Him eternally, as the foremost knowledge bestowing and wish fulfilling Divine Father Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti.

kailāsāndrinibhaṃ śaśāṅka-śakala-sphūrjaj-jaṭā-maṇḍitaṃ

nasālokana-tatparaṃ trinayanayanaṃ vīrāsan-ādhyāsitam

mudra-ṭaṅka-kuraṅga-jānu-vilasat-pāṇiṃ prasannānanaṃ

kakṣābaddha-bhujaṅgamaṃ munivṛtaṃ vande maheśaṃ param 10

कैलासान्द्रिनिभं शशाङ्कशकलस्फूर्जज्जटामण्डितं

नसालोकनतत्परं त्रिनयनयनं वीरासनाध्यासितम् ।

मुद्राटङ्ककुरङ्गजानुविलसत्पाणिं प्रसन्नाननं

कक्षाबद्धभुजङ्गमं मुनिवृतं वन्दे महेशं परम् ॥ १० ॥

He is luminescent like the most sacred Kailāsa mountain and His hair is shining from the incandescence of the moon. His breathing pattern is always balanced at the nostrils, indicating that He is at complete peace. He is three eyed, indicating an activated ājñā cakra and is seated in a vīrāsana posture. He is displaying the dhyāna (meditation) mudra and also holding a spade to clear all obstacle. He is also holding a deer on one hand, indicating His swiftness in action and another hand is on His knee, indicating calmness and grounded nature. Let us pray to the Divine Father Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti, an aspect of Maheśvara (Lord Śiva) who has a pleasing face, a serpent bound to His body and shoulders, indicating the activation of Kuṇḍalini, who is adored and prayed to, at all times by all the pious people and all spiritually elevated beings.

11. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

 

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

 

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

 

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

 

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi

 

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

 

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

 

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

 

12. Japamālā mantraṃ (जपमाला मन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below mantra once, to pray to the japa māla and invoke the blessings for a fruitful japa.

om̐ māṃ māle mahāmāye sarvamantra svarūpiṇi ।
caturvarga stvayinyasta stasmānye siddhidā bhava ॥

ॐ मां माले महामाये सर्वमन्त्र स्वरूपिणि ।
चतुर्वर्ग स्त्वयिन्यस्त स्तस्मान्ये सिद्धिदा भव॥

 

13. Guru Mantra (गुरु मन्त्र) :-  Recite the following guru mantra once, to seek the blessings of all gurus and the Guru.

om̐ hrīm̐ siddhaguro prasīda hrīm̐ om̐

ॐ ह्रीँ सिद्धगुरो प्रसीद ह्रीँ ॐ ।

 

14. Atha Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti Mahā Mantraḥ (अथ श्री दक्षिणामूर्ति महामन्त्रः)

oṃ hrīm̐ dakṣiṇāmūrtaye tubhyaṃ vaṭamūla nivāsine dhyānaika-niratāṅgāya namo rudrāya śambhave namaḥ hrīm̐ oṃ ।

ॐ ह्रीँ दक्षिणामूर्तये तुभ्यं वटमूल निवासिने ध्यानैकनिरताङ्गाय नमो रुद्राय शम्भवे नमः ह्रीँ ॐ ।

Meaning:-

The Praṇava bīja (seed mantra) om̐, represents the Śabda Brahman and is the origin of all sound. It also represents auspiciousness and removes all impurities.

The māyā bīja (seed mantra) hrīm̐, is the root cause of all manifestation, sustenance and destruction. It also bestows immense power, prosperity and status in the society.

Salutations to the Divine Father Śrī Dakṣiṇāmūrti, seated under a banyan tree and always engaged in deep meditation. Salutations to Him who is none other than Lord Rudrā, the destroyer and is also none other than Lord Śambhu (Śiva) the purest.

 He grants spiritual knowledge and transforms us completely and makes us realize that we are none other than the blemishless and pure super-consciousness.

 

15. aṅganyāsaḥ (अङ्गन्यासः)

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

om̐ hrīm̐ dakṣiṇāmūrtaye hrīm̐ om̐ hṛdayāya namaḥ

ॐ ह्रीँ दक्षिणामूर्तये ह्रीँ ॐ हृदयाय नमः

Open index, middle and ring fingers of the right hand and place them on the heart chakra.

2

om̐ hrīm̐ tubhyaṃ hrīm̐ om̐ śirase svāhā

ॐ ह्रीँ तुभ्यं ह्रीँ ॐ शिरसे स्वाहा

Open middle and ring fingers of the right hand and touch the top of the forehead.

3

om̐ hrīm̐ vaṭamūlanivāsine hrīm̐ om̐ śikhāyai vaṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ वटमूलनिवासिने ह्रीँ ॐ शिखायै वषट्

Open the right thumb and touch the back of the head. This is the point where the tuft of hair, is kept.

4

om̐ hrīm̐ dhyānaikaniratāṅgāya hrīm̐ om̐ kavacāya hum̐

ॐ ह्रीँ ध्यानैकनिरताङ्गाय ह्रीँ ॐ कवचाय हुँ

Cross both the hands and run the fully opened palms from shoulders to finger tips.

5

om̐ hrīm̐ namo rudrāya hrīm̐ om̐ netratrayāya vauṣaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ नमो रुद्राय ह्रीँ ॐ नेत्रत्रयाय वौषट्

Touch the eyes with the right index and ring fingers, with the middle finger touching the ājña cakra.

6

om̐ hrīm̐ śaṃbhave hrīm̐ om̐ astrāya phaṭ

ॐ ह्रीँ शंभवे ह्रीँ ॐ अस्त्राय फट्

Open up the left palm and strike it three times with index and middle fingers of the right hand.

7

iti ṣaḍaṅga nyāsaḥ

इति षडङ्ग न्यासः

 

bhūr-bhuva-ssuvarom-iti digvimokaḥ ॥

भूर्भुवस्सुवरोमिति दिग्विमोकः॥

 

16. dhyānaṃ (ध्यानं) :-

himācalataṭe ramye siddha-kinnara-sevite

vividhadruma-śākhābhiḥ sarvato vāritātape 1

हिमाचलतटे रम्ये सिद्धकिन्नरसेविते ।

विविधद्रुमशाखाभिः सर्वतो वारितातपे ॥ १ ॥

 

su-puṣpitair-latā-jālair-āśliṣṭa-kusuma-drumaiḥ

śilā-vivara-nirgacchan-nirjharānila-sevite 2

सुपुष्पितैर्लताजालैराश्लिष्टकुसुमद्रुमैः ।

शिलाविवरनिर्गच्छन्निर्झरानिलसेविते ॥ २ ॥

 

gāyad-bhṛṅgāṅga-nāsaṅghe nṛtyad-barhi-kadambake

kūjat-kokila-saṅghena mukharī-kṛta-diṅ-mukhe 3

गायद्भृङ्गाङ्गनासङ्घे नृत्यद्बर्हिकदम्बके ।

कूजत्कोकिलसङ्घेन मुखरीकृतदिङ्मुखे ॥ ३ ॥

 

paraspara-vinirmukta-mātsarya-mṛga-sevite

ādyaiḥ śukādyair-munibhir-ajasraṃ samupasthite 4

परस्परविनिर्मुक्तमात्सर्यमृगसेविते ।

आद्यैः शुकाद्यैर्मुनिभिरजस्रं समुपस्थिते ॥ ४ ॥

       

purandara-mukhair-devaiḥ sevāyātair vilokitam

vaṭ-vṛkṣaṃ mahocchrāyaṃ padma-rāga-phaloj-jvalaṃ 5

पुरन्दरमुखैर्देवैः सेवायातैर् विलोकितम् ।

वट्वृक्षं महोच्छ्रायं पद्मरागफलोज्ज्वलं ॥ ५ ॥

 

gārutmata-mayaiḥ patrair-niviḍair-upa-śobhitam

navaratna-mayā-kalpair-lambamānair-alaṅkṛtam 6

गारुत्मतमयैः पत्रैर्निविडैरुपशोभितम् ।

नवरत्नमयाकल्पैर्लम्बमानैरलङ्कृतम् ॥ ६ ॥

 

jalajaiḥ sthalajaiḥ puṣpair-āmodibhir-alaṅkṛtam

śṛṇvad-bhir-veda-śāstrāṇi śuka-vṛndair-niṣevitam 7

जलजैः स्थलजैः पुष्पैरामोदिभिरलङ्कृतम् ।

शृण्वद्भिर्वेदशास्त्राणि शुकवृन्दैर्निषेवितम् ॥ ७ ॥

 

saṃsāratām-aviccheda-kuśalac-chāyam-adbhutam

vicintya tasya mūlasthe ratna-siṃhāsane śubhe 8

संसारतामविच्छेदकुशलच्छायमद्भुतम् ।

विचिन्त्य तस्य मूलस्थे रत्नसिंहासने शुभे ॥ ८ ॥

 

āsīnam-amitā-kalpaṃ śarac-candra-nibhānanam

stūyamānaṃ muni-gaṇair-divya-jñānābhi-laṣibhiḥ

saṃsmarej-jagatām-ādyaṃ dakṣiṇāmūrtim-avyayam 9

आसीनममिताकल्पं शरच्चन्द्रनिभाननम् ।

स्तूयमानं मुनिगणैर्दिव्यज्ञानाभिलषिभिः ।

संस्मरेज्जगतामाद्यं दक्षिणामूर्तिमव्ययम् ॥ ९ ॥

 

kailāsāndrinibhaṃ śaśāṅka-śakala-sphūrjaj-jaṭā-maṇḍitaṃ

nasālokana-tatparaṃ trinayanayanaṃ vīrāsan-ādhyāsitam

mudra-ṭaṅka-kuraṅga-jānu-vilasat-pāṇiṃ prasannānanaṃ

kakṣābaddha-bhujaṅgamaṃ munivṛtaṃ vande maheśaṃ param 10

कैलासान्द्रिनिभं शशाङ्कशकलस्फूर्जज्जटामण्डितं

नसालोकनतत्परं त्रिनयनयनं वीरासनाध्यासितम् ।

मुद्राटङ्ककुरङ्गजानुविलसत्पाणिं प्रसन्नाननं

कक्षाबद्धभुजङ्गमं मुनिवृतं वन्दे महेशं परम् ॥ १० ॥

 

17. Pañcapūjā (पञ्चपूजा) :-

S.no.

IAST

Devanāgari

Procedure

1

lam̐ - pṛthivyātmikāyai gandhaṁ samarpayāmi

 

लँ - पृथिव्यात्मिकायै गन्धं समर्पयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the little fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

2

ham̐ - ākāśātmikāyai puṣpaiḥ pūjayāmi

 

हँ - आकाशात्मिकायै पुष्पैः पूजयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the thumbs of both hands with the upper tip/nails of the index fingers, with the back of the hand facing us.

3

yam̐ - vāyvātmikāyai dhūpamāghrāpayāmi

 

यँ - वाय्वात्मिकायै धूपमाघ्रापयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the index fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

4

ram̐ - agnyātmikāyai dīpaṁ darśayāmi

 

रँ - अग्न्यात्मिकायै दीपं दर्शयामि

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the middle fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

5

vam̐ - amṛtātmikāyai amṛtaṁ mahānaivedyaṁ nivedayāmi |

 

वँ - अमृतात्मिकायै अमृतं महानैवेद्यं निवेदयामि।

 

Hold the lower tip of the bottom phalange of the ring fingers of both hands with the upper tip of the thumbs, with the back of the hand facing us.

6

sam̐ - sarvātmikāyai sarvopacāra pūjām samarpayāmi

 

सँ - सर्वात्मिकायै सर्वोपचार पूजाम् समर्पयामि

 

Hold the fingers of each palm in a folded manner with the tips of each fingers of both hands touching each other and the thumbs facing the heart, in a Namaste position.

 

18. Samarpaṇam (समर्पणम्) :-  Take water in uttaraṇi (spoon) and by reciting the following śloka, offer the water to the earth.

guhyātiguhyagoptrā tvaṁ gṛhāṇāsmat-kṛtaṁ japam।
siddhirbhavatu me deva tvatprasādānmayi sthirā ॥

गुह्यातिगुह्यगोप्त्रा त्वं गृहाणास्मत्-कृतं जपम्।

सिद्धिर्भवतु मे देव त्वत्प्रसादान्मयि स्थिरा ॥

19. japānaṃtaraṃ mālāmantraṃ (जपानंतरं मालामन्त्रं) :-

Recite the below śloka and mantra, followed by placing the māla upon the top of the head and then place it back in the māla bag and conceal it. It should NOT be worn.

śloka॥ om̐ tvaṃ māle sarvadevānāṃ prītidā śubhadā bhava।

śubhaṃ kuruṣya me bhadre yaśo vīryaṃ ca dehime॥

श्लोक॥ ॐ त्वं माले सर्वदेवानां प्रीतिदा शुभदा भव।

शुभं कुरुष्य मे भद्रे यशो वीर्यं च देहिमे॥

mantra॥ om̐ hrīm̐ siddhyai namaḥ॥

मन्त्र॥ ॐ ह्रीँ सिद्ध्यै नमः॥

20. Puraścaraṇa (पुरश्चरण) :-

Japa

320,000

Homa

32,000

Tarpaṇa

3,200

Mārjana

320

Bhojana

32