The Garuda Purana

by Manmatha Nath Dutt | 1908 | 245,256 words | ISBN-13: 9788183150736

The English translation of the Garuda Purana: contents include a creation theory, description of vratas (religious observances), sacred holidays, sacred places dedicated to the sun, but also prayers from the Tantrika ritual, addressed to the sun, to Shiva, and to Vishnu. The Garuda Purana also contains treatises on astrology, palmistry, and preci...

Chapter XXI - Mode of worshipping, the Panchavaktra (fivefaced) manifestation of Shiva

Suta said:—I will now describes separately the adoration of Panchavaktra (five mouths) which yeilds enjoyment and emancipation.

Om bhur [salutation unto] Vishnu, the first bhuta, the stay of all, unto him having a form, Svaha.

First of all with this mantram invocation of Sadyajata (Shiva) should be made.

Om, Ham salutation unto Sadyajata. His kalas (parts) are eight in number viz. Siddhi, Riddhi, Dhriti, Lakshmi, Medha, Kanti, Svadha, Sthiti.

Om, Ham, salutation unto Vamadeva. His kalas are thirteen in number, viz, Raja, Raksha, Rati, Palya, Kanti, Trishna, Mati, Kriya, Kama, Buddhi, Rati, Trasani, and Mohini.

Manonmani, Aghora, Moha, Kshudha, Kala, Nidra, Mrityu, Maya—these are the eight dreadful Kalas.

Om, Hraim, salutation unto Tatpurusha. His Kalas are Nivrithi, Pratishtha, Vidya, Shanti and Kevala.

Om, Hraum, salutation unto Ishana. His kalas are Nishchata, Niranjana, Shashini, Angana, Marichi and Jvalini.

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