Mantra lyrics:

Jaya jaya shiva shambo (x4),

Maha Deva Shambo (x4),

Shiva Shiva Shambo (x4),

Maha Deva Shambo (x4).

Mantra Shiva Shambo meaning:

„The sound Shambho is very, very significant. In many ways this space is engineered around that sound.

The power of this healing sound and the capability of this sound to liberate a sentient being from one dimension of entanglement and move him to a different state of total freedom is something phenomenal, mostly due to the fact that everything that we have done here is organized around this precise and particular reverberation.” – Jaggi Vasudev Sadhguru’s quote.

Description:

Siva is revered as the predominant lord by the Saivite sects of India. Lord Shiva is one of the most complex and mystical gods of India, embodying apparently contradictory qualities.

He is the restorer and the destroyer, the symbol of sensuality and the great ascetic, the benevolent herdsman of souls and the wrathful avenger deity.

Lord Shiva’s trident represents his spiritual powers (siddhis) of action (kriya), will (iccha), and knowledge (gnana) and also it is his weapon to completely dissolve the negative.

He was originally known as Rudra, a minor deity addressed only 3 times in the Rig Veda (Vedic Sanskrit hymns). He gained importance after absorbing some of the attributes of an earlier fertility god and became Lord Shiva, part of the trinity, or Trimurti, with Brahma and Vishnu.

Saivism, or Shaivism, is one of the most admired Hindu cults. It embraces many theological-spiritual practices, although all agree on 3 principles: pati or God; pasu or individual soul; and bonds or pasa that confine the soul to earthly existence.

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The objective of Shaivites is to liberate their souls of bondage and achieve shivata, which means the „nature of Shiva”.

They achieve this state through ascetic spiritual practices and penances, with an emphasis on renunciation and yoga. Many Shaivites become wandering holy men or sadhus.

Shaivites mark their foreheads with 3 horizontal marks representing the 3 aspects of Shiva.

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