What is शिवतत्व?

Basically ‘Tatvas’ are parts or principles or aspects of nature. Their presence or absence, combination and permutation play an important role in the creation of the diversity of worlds.

Their objects and beings, individual bodies, limbs and organs. In short their aggregation and segregation constitute the building blocks of the whole material manifestation.

According to Hindu mythology, Shiva tatva is Omnipresent. I felt shivatatva is the whole point of realisation, is to be conscious of it in its depth, yet to be awake to its non-dual glory, in one’s awareness, in the depth of Samadhi.

I personally found ‘महामृत्युंजय मंत्र’ fascinating, and powerful. Many of times I chant, particularly when I feel low or scared deep within. My Nanima – (Late) Shrimati Padma introduce this very powerful mantra to me in the early childhood and I have been told once that one can win over death too, with the help of this mantra.. 

And the mantra is, 

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे 

सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् 

मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात् ॥

One has to pronou this as,

Om Try-Ambakam Yajaamahe 

Sugandhim Pusstti-Vardhanam

Urvaarukam-Iva Bandhanaan 

Mrtyor-Mukssiiya Maa-[A]mrtaat.

It means 

Om, We Worship the Three-Eyed One (Lord Shiva),

Who is Fragrant (Spiritual Essence) and Who Nourishes all beings.

May He severe our Bondage of Samsara (Worldly Life), like a Cucumber (severed from the bondage of its Creeper), …

and thus Liberate us from the Fear of Death, by making us realize that we are never separated from our Immortal Nature. 

according to our Puranas, one should chant महामृत्युंजय मंत्र along with बीजमंत्र as shivatatva is been discerned as the highest in all other 36 tatvas. And on Shivratri it is at its highest peak.

  • I and my generation found shivatatva is manly with grace of woomanhood, attractive and bit mysterious and so so soothing. (a line with so many paradoxes )   but that’s what makes shivatatva ‘ शिवतत्व ‘. Even you can check it out whith tattoos too! Most tattooed mantra or silhouettes are of Lord shiva Why you’re waiting for ? Shivratri is here. If you havnt started yet. Start chanting this मंत्र from this auspicious day itseft.

Linking what my guru says about Shivratri and shivtatva.Shiva principals

ॐ नमः शिवाय


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