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Jai Shiva Shankara

Devanagari script:

जय् शिव शंकर


jai shiva shaṅkara



jai/jaya: Victory to! Celebration of. An emphatic "Hooray God!"

shiva: Shiva is "The Auspicious One," the Supreme God, the Destroyer and Transformer, the Lord of the cosmic dance of all creation and destruction.

shaṅkara: A name for Shiva. One interpretation is Destroyer ("hara") of Doubt ("shaṅka"), while another is the Doer ("kara") of Good ("sam").

"Shaivism is the oldest of the four major sects of Hinduism, the others being Vaishnavism, Shaktism and Smartism. Followers of Shaivism, called 'Shaivas' or 'Shaivites,' revere Shiva as the Supreme Being, the All in All, the creator, preserver, destroyer, revealer and concealer of all that is."  ~ wikipedia

"Delight in these meditations, my Adored One.
Play with creation as it plays with you.
Playing, become smaller than an atom,
Travel through the expanse of space,
Drink the elixir of immortality.
Bathe in the stream of these life-giving teachings.
Flirt with the tingling sparks of vitality
Surging through your body.
Live your whole life as a festival, a celebration,
Liberated in love and work."  ~ Vijnanabhairava Tantra