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.. shrI shiva pUjA ..
April 10, 2015

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Text title : shivapUjAvidhi
File name : shivapuja.itx
Category : pUjA
Location : doc_shiva
Author : S. A. Bhandarkar
Language : Sanskrit
Subject : philosophy/hinduism/religion
Transliterated by : Sowmya Ramkumar ramkumar at
Proofread by : Sowmya Ramkumar, Sowmya Ramkumar
Latest update : February 13, 1999
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1 At the regular Altar

at the shiva Altar

(Sip one spoon of water after each mantra)

(Now we chant the 21 names of the Lord, in
order to concentrate on the Lord)


(Repeat Achamana 2 - given above)

(Apply water to eyes and understand that you are of
the nature of Brahman)

(Prostrations to your favorite deity)

(Prostrations to your family deity)

(Prostrations to the deity of this house)

(Prostrations to the deity of this place)

(Prostrations to the deity of all the materials we have collected)

(Prostrations to the Indra and shachI)

(Prostrations to Shiva and pArvati)

(Prostrations to our parents)

(Prostrations to the Lords who protect us - LakShmi and

(Prostrations to all the Gods)

(Prostrations to all Brahamanas - those who are in the religious

(Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the main deity if this puja)

(Whoever chants or hears these 12 names of Lord

Ganesha will not have any obstacles in all their

(We completely surrender ourselves to that Goddess
who embodies auspiciousness, who is full of

auspiciousness and who brings auspicousness to us)

(When Lord Hari, who brings auspiciousness is

situated in our hearts, then there will be no more
inauspiciousness in any of our undertakings)

(What is the best time to worship the Lord? When our

hearts are at the feet of Lord Narayana, then the
strength of the stars, the moon, the strength of
knowledge and all the Gods will combine and make it
the most auspicious time and day to worship the Lord)

(When the Lord is situated in a persons heart, he

will always have prot in his work and victory in all
that he takes up and there is no question of defeat
for such a person)

(To achieve success in our work and to nd

fulllment we should rst oer our prayers
to Lord Vinayaka and then to our teacher, then
to the Sun God and to the holy trinity of Brahma,
ViShNu and Shiva)

St Lewis
or Australia Victoria )

(keep fruits in front of the Lord)

(touching various parts of the body)

(touch the head)

(touch face)

(touch the forehead)

( touch the heart)

(touch feet)

(touch groin)

(touch top of the skull )

(touch ears)

( show mudras)

(pour water)

(light the lamps)

(Touch the grains/rice/wheat)

(keep kalasha on top of rice pile)

(ll kalasha with water)

(sprinkle in/apply gandha to kalasha)

(put beetle nut in kalasha)

(put jewels / washed coin in kalasha)

(put gold / dakShina in kalasha)

(put dUrva / karika )

(put ve leaves in kalasha)

(place coconut on kalasha)

(tie cloth for kalasha)

(copper plate and aShTadala with ku NkuM)

(continue with second kalasha)


(Show mudras as you chant )

(pour water from kalasha to sha Nkha
add gandha ower)

(Pour drops of water from sha Nkha on top of the bell
apply gandha ower)

(Ring the ghaNTA)

( Sprinkle water from sha Nkha
on puja items and devotees)


( put tulasi leaves or axatAs in vessels )
(keep milk in the centre)
(curd facing east )
(Ghee to the south)
( Honey to west )

( Sugar to north)

(repeat 15 times)

(you can add more related shlokas)

( hold owers in hand)



(oer owers to Lord)

(show mudras to Lord)

(oer owers/axathAs)

(oer water)

(oer water)

(oer water or akShathA/ leave/ower)



. (milk bath)

. (curd bath)

. (ghee bath)

. (honey bath)

. (sugar bath)

. (Sandlewood water bath)



. (Perfumed Oil bath)

. (To clean the body)

. (Hot water bath)

(Pure water bath)

sprinkle water all around

(after sprinkling water around throw one tulasi leaf to the


(Sound the bell, pour water from kalasha)



(Oer water)

(Repeat 12 times)

( oer two pieces of cloth for the Lord)







(right hand round the head and quickly sound a clap
- thus you close all directions)






(dip nger in water and write a square and
shrI mark inside the square. Place naivedya on
shrI. ; remove lid and sprinkle water around
the vessel; place in each food item one washed

(show mudras)

Touch naivedya and chant 9 times

(sprinkle water around the naivedya)

(request Lord to come for dinner)



(drop water from sha Nkha)

(cover face with cloth and chant

ve times or repeat 12 times )

(Let ow water from sha Nkha)

(put tulsi / axathA on a big fruit)

(put tulsi/axata on fruits)





(make three rounds of sha Nkha with
water like Arati and pour down;
chant OM 9 times and show mudras)





(Shake the kalasha)

Text by Sri S. A. Bhandarkar (achkumg3 at;

Modied for ITRANS; Transliterated by Sowmya Ramkumar
(ramkumar at

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