Shiva Gita Ch 18: Japa Lakshanam

श्रीभगवानुवाच
अक्षमालाविधिं वक्ष्ये शृणुष्वावहितो नृप [1]

साम्राज्यं स्फाटिके स्यात्तु पुत्रजीवे परां श्रियम .

आत्मज्ञआनं कुशग्रन्थौ रुद्राक्षः सर्वकामदः [2]

प्रवालैश्च कृता माला सर्वलोकवशप्रदा .

मोक्षप्रदा माला स्यादामलक्याः फलैः कृता [3]

मुक्ताफलैः कृता माला सर्वविद्याप्रदायिनी .

माणिक्यरचिता माला त्रैलोकस्य वशंकरी [4]

नीलैर्मरकतैर्वापि कृता शत्रुभयप्रदा .

सुवर्णरचिता माला दद्याद्वै महतीं श्रियम [5]

तथा रौप्यमयी माला कन्यां यच्छति कामिताम .

उक्तानां सर्वकामानां दायिनी पारदैः कृता [6]

अष्टोत्तरशता माला तत्र स्यादुत्तमोत्तमा .

शतसंख्योत्तमा माला पञ्चाशन्मध्यमा मता [7]

चतुः पञ्चशती यद्वा अधमा सप्तविंशतिः .

अधमा पञ्चविंशत्या यदि स्याच्छतनिर्मिता [8]

पञ्चाशदक्षराण्यत्रानुलोमप्रतिलोमतः .

इत्येवं स्थापयेत्स्पष्टं कस्मैचित्प्रदर्शयेत [9]

वर्णैर्विन्यस्तया यस्तु क्रियते मालया जपः .

एकवारेण तस्यैव पुरश्चर्या कृता भवेत[10]

Sri Bhagawan said: I would explain you the process of using Rudraksha beaded rosary. Listen! if one does Japa using Sphatika Mala (rosary of crystals), I give him samrajyam (kingdom), son, long life and wealth. grass beads rosay gives Atmanjnanam (knowledge of atman). Rudraksha bead rosary fulfils all wishes. rosary of Pravala beads (red colored gems), makes the entire world conquered under the devotee’s power. rosary made from Amla fruits gives Moksham. A rosary of pearls bestows all kinds of knowledge. Rosary of manikya gems makes entire world under his control. Blue gems and by Marakata gems when rosary is prepared when chanted using that it frees one from all fears of enemies. A rosary of golden beads gives immense wealth when chanted using that. A rosary of silver beads when used for chanting the devotee gets the girl he loves for himself. And a rosary made of mercury beads gives all the aforementioned results combined together. This rosary is best of the best one. A rosary of 100 beads is best, of 50 beads is better, or even if 54 beads are there that is also fine. At least the rosary should have minimun 27 beads. A rosary of 25 beads is the lowest and is not preferable. If the 100 beads rosary is used, one should chant Akaradi-KShakarantam (from a to z), and at the “La” syllable one should make it as lightening, by following Anuloma-Pratiloma methods should establish a rosary of alphabets/varnas (Varnamala). The rosary used for japa should never be shown to anyone. One who does Japa using the rosary made of varnas (Varnamala) he gains all the merits of Purascharana purti at once in one shot itself.

सव्यपार्ष्णिं गुदे स्थाप्य दक्षिणं ध्वजोपरि .
योनिमुद्राबन्ध एष भवेदासनमुत्तमम [11]

योनिमुद्रासने स्थित्वा प्रजपेद्यः समाहितः .

यं कंचिदपि वा मन्त्रं तस्य स्युः सर्वसिद्धयः [12]

छिन्ना रुद्धाः स्तम्भिताश्च मिलिता मूर्छितास्तथा .

सुप्ता मत्ता हीनवीर्या दग्धास्त्रस्तारिपक्षगाः [13]

बाला यौवनमत्तश्च वृद्धा मन्त्राश्च ये मताः .

योनिमुद्रासने स्थित्वा मन्त्रानेवंविधान जपेत [14]

तत्र सिद्ध्यन्ति ते मन्त्रा नान्यस्य तु कथंचन .

ब्राह्मं मुहूर्तमारभ्यामध्याह्नं प्रजपेन्मनुम [15]

अत ऊर्ध्वं कृते जाप्ये विनाशाय भवेद्ध्रुवम .

Moreover, keeping the left hand under the anus, and keeping right hand on the penis is called as Yoni Mudra (Yoni posture). This is a great Asana (posture). In this way sitting in Yoni-mudra posture, one who does teh Japa he gains all the siddhis by chanting any of the following mantras: Chinnam, Rudram, Sthambitam, Militam, Moorchitam, Suptam, Mattam, Heenveeryam, Dardham, Pratyardhi pakshyagam, Baalam, Youvanamantram, Vruddhimantram (these all became famous in mantra shastram). All the aforesaid mantras become Siddhi when chanted sitting in Yonimudra posture, others cannot gain siddhi (mastery) on these mantras by in any other posture. The mantras which give results of Kamya Phalam (desired fruits) should be chanted only between Brahmamuhurtam (early morning) to noon. After the noon time if chanted, brings a lot of destruction. This is the procedure of japa of the discussed mantras in Yoni mudra.

पुरश्चर्याविधावेवं सर्वकाम्यफलेष्वपि [16]
नित्ये नैमित्तिके वापि तपश्चर्यासु वा पुनः .

सर्वदैव जपः कार्यो दोषस्तत्र कश्चन [17]

यस्तु रुद्रं जपेन्नित्यं ध्यायमानो ममाकृतिम .

षडक्षरं वा प्रणवं निष्कामो विजितेन्द्रियः [18]

तथाथर्वशिरोमन्त्रं कैवल्यं वा रघूत्तम .

तेनैव देहेन शिवः संजायते स्वयम [19]

अधीते शिवगीतां यो नित्यमेतां जितेन्द्रियः .

शृणुयाद्वा मुक्तः स्यात्संसारान्नात्र संशयः [20]

सूत उवाच

एवमुक्त्वा महादेवस्तत्रैवान्तरधीयत .

रामः कृतार्थमात्मानममन्यत तथैव सः [21]

Without worrying about any specific ritualistic procedures, one is allowed to do Japam, there is no isue with that. One who meditating on my form, subjugating his senses, without any expectations, if chants either Sri-Rudram hymns or Shadakshari mantra or pranava mantra, or atharvasiras hymns or kaivalyopanishat they would become Shiva in that very same life itself. One who regularly studies or listens this Shiva Gita, such a human gets ferried from the samsaara. There is no doubt in that. Suta said: In this way Lord Shiva preached Rama on these subjects and then disappeared.

एवं मया समासेन शिवगीता समीरिता .
एतां यः प्रजपेन्नित्यं शृणुयाद्वा समाहितः [22]

एकाग्रचित्तोयो मर्त्यस्तस्य मुक्तिः करे स्थिता .

अतः शृणुध्वं मुनयो नित्यमेतां स्माहिताः [23]

अनायासेन वो मुक्तिर्भविता नात्र संशयः .

कायक्लेशो मनःक्षोभो धनहानिर्न चात्मनः [24]

पीडास्ति श्रवणादेव यस्मात्कैवल्यमाप्नुयात .

शिवगीतामतो नित्यं शृणुध्वमृषिसत्तमाः [25]

ऋषय ऊचुः

अद्यप्रभृति नः सूत त्वमाचार्यः पिता गुरुः .

अविद्यायाः परं पारं यस्मात्तारयितासि नः [26]

उत्पादकब्रह्मदात्रोर्गरीयान ब्रह्मदः पिता .

तस्मात्सूतात्मज त्वत्तः सत्यं नान्योऽस्ति नो गुरुः [27]

व्यास उवाच

इत्युक्त्वा प्रययुः सर्वे सायंसंध्यामुपासितुम .

स्तुवन्तः सूतपुत्रं ते संतुष्टा गोमतीतटम [28]

Suta continued: Rama felt blessed and satisfied with that discourse. In this way this Shiva Gita has been narrated in a summarized way by me. Every day one who reads this divine & sacred Shiva Gita or listens to it daily with firm faith and mind; for such a person Mukti (liberation) is Karatalamalakam (dirt of the hands). Therefore O sages, recall this divine Shiva Gita regularly in your minds with devotion, you would get liberation without putting much efforts. Purity of body, hearts sorrow etc. do not become a barrier for this Gita study. Similarly to study Shiva Gita there is neither any expenditure of money involved, nor there would be any pain to the body. Just by mere listening to this gives liberation. Therefore O sages study this Shiva Gita definitely. Sages said: o great Sage Suta! You are our Guru our Sire and our Acharya(preceptor). You have erased our ignorance and blessed us with knowledge. Between the father and the Guru scriptures rank the Guru higher than the father since he gives knowledge. Hence O Suta! for us you are the only guru. Salutations! Vyasa said: Having praised Suta in this way, all those Saunaka sages went to Gomati river bank to perform Sayam Sandhya Vandanam austerity.

### Here ends the 18th chapter of Shiva Gita from Padma Purana Uttara Khanda ###


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Santosh Kumar Ayalasomayajula, is 'षण्मातुरः' or 'षण्णां मातृणां पुत्रः' in detail, which means 'The son of six (divine) mothers' as he considers the six great goddesses viz. Parvati, Ganga, Lakshmi, Bhudevi, Saraswati, and Gayatri, as his own mothers, and sees himself as an infant in their laps. Together with their respective consorts he considers them as his own parents. He considers their children such as Ganesha, Skanda, Sanatkumara, Narada, Pradyumna etc., as his own siblings; in fact, not different from himself. He loves these six mothers very dearly, and equally loves the divine fathers; however, he has offered his 'devotion' only to Mahadeva! Hence he stands for lord Shiva safeguarding him from his haters. One would know him better from his writings.
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5 Comments

  1. Pb. ROBERTO, A SERVIÇO DO DEUS VIVO!

    Thank you very much for post this wonderful scripture who shows the glories of Lord Shiva and learn us to get moksha!congratulations!may Lord Shiva blesses you all the time!

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  2. Santosh Kumar Ayalasomayajula

    Dear friend,

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    1. Ramesh Ramanan

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  3. Mayank Lakhandar

    What is rudraskha beeded rosary

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    1. Santosh Kumar Ayalasomayajula (षण्मातुरः) (Post author)

      rudraksha made japa mala.

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