sangeetha sāsthram he naadha ! mahyam vada sukhapradam ||
Once Pārvathi bowed respectfully to Lord Parameswara and asked. “Oh Lord! Could you please explain about the science and origin of music that gives transcendent bliss to all the creatures in this Universe ? ”.
Lord said to his consort. Hey ! Pārvathi. Please listen carefully. I created the Panchabhoothās and the Saptaswarās that form the base of Sangeetha Sāsthra from my 5 faces.
At the spiritual level, Lord Shiva – The Lord of Destruction prefersSilence and Solitude. Symbolically,HE inspires us to go beyond the noise of material and worldly desires.Lord Shiva is revered to be as brilliant white. HE is described as Karpura-Sphatika-Indu-Sundara Tanu in Mruthyunjaya Manasika Puja (whose body is as radiant as Camphor, Crystal and the Moon).
On this auspicious occasion of Maha Shivarathri, here is a compilation of Krithis on Lord Shiva composed by Great Vaggeyakaras
Lord Shiva, the Lord of mercy and compassion, protects devotees from all negative forces like lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees. The symbolism discussed below includes major symbols that are common to all pictures and images of Shiva venerated by Hindus. Since the tasks of Lord Shiva are numerous, He cannot be symbolized in one form. For this reason the images of Shiva vary significantly in their symbolism. ..
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My salutations to the letter ‘Na’ , which is Shiva, Who wears as garland the king of snakes.
Who has three eyes, Who wears ash all over Him,
Who is the greatest Lord, Who is forever, Who is the cleanest,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress.
MAY WE ALL BE BLESSED WITH THE DIVINE POWER OF THE GREAT LORD RUDRA..
Here is a compilation of Divine Krithies rendered by the legends on Lord Shiva on the occassion of Mahasivarathri today.