Lord Shiva is one of the three supreme Lords of the Hindu mythology namely Brahma the creator, Vishnu the protector and Shiva the destroyer. He is also known with other names such as Mahadev, Shankara, Bholenath, Rudra, Nilkanth and many more. He is known as the lord who gets pleased easily and blesses all his devotees. Karpura Gauram Karunavataram mantra is used to worship him and get his blessings.
The four Vedas that founded classical Hinduism are Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Artha Veda. The Vedas are large written religious texts. The Veda in which “Karpura Gauram Karunavataram” lyrics is written is Yajur Veda. This mantra is known as Shiva Yajur Mantra and is chanted especially during the Mangal Aarti of Lord Shiva.
The word Shiva signifies the auspicious and promoter of good deeds and auspiciousness. He is the god who destroys evil powers and negativity whenever they threat the good. He is very loving and caring towards every form of goodness. He is known as Nilkanth which means someone who has a bluish neck. During “samudra manthan” by gods and demons poison was formed which could destroy the whole world with one drop. In order to save the world, Lord Shiva drank the poison. The poison didn’t harm him but turned his neck into blue in colour and hence the name.
His most unique feature is the third eye located in his forehead. He is hence known as Trinetra Dhari. This eye is destructive. Powerful rays comes out of it which can burn down anyone into ashes in front of it. He opens this eye when he is furious. He is also known to do Tanadava dance, a divine dance form which he performs in cremation ground.
He is benign and loving towards his devotees and becomes furious at any harm caused to them. His devotees chant Karpura Gauram Karunavataram lyrics to please him which is one of the most popular mantras of Lord Shiva. The lyrics of the mantra is as follows-
Karpura Gauram Karunavataram
Bhavam Bhavanshitam Namami
कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम्।
सदा बसन्तं हृदयारबिन्दे भबं भवानीसहितं नमामि।।
Lord Shiva being worshipped worldwide has numerous mantras related to him and chanted every day. Of all karpura gauram karunavataram is the most pure and sacred and is considered as one of the most powerful mantras of Hindu purana. Devotees while chanting experience spiritual happiness and glow.
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Meaning of Shiva Yajur Mantra
Karpura Gauram – camphor (Karpura) is lighted near gods as it is considered very pure. This Sanskrit word signifies someone who is as pure as camphor.
Karunavataram – karuna means compassion and avatar means incarnation of hence this means the one who is personification of compassion.
Sansarsaram – Sansara means the world. This Sanskrit word means the one who is the essence of the world and its existence.
Bhujagendraharam – har means garland. The one who has serpent king (Naga) as his garland around his neck.
Sadavasantam hrdayaravinde – this means the one who dwells in the hearts of lotus. Lotus grows in muddy water where no other flower grows. It is untouched by the mud around and is used to worship gods. Similarly Lord Shiva resides in the heart which is not affected by the negativities surrounding him.
Bhavam – to the lord
Bhavanisahitam Namami – Bhavani is a form of goddess Parvati who is the wife of lord Shiva. Hence this means I bow to the Lord accompanied by Goddess Bhavani.
All in all the Karpura Gauram Karunavataram lyrics means that I bow to the pure one, the one who is compassionate, and is the essence of the universal existence, the one having snake around his neck, the one who dwells in the pure hearts, I bow to the Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Benefits Of Chanting Shiva Yajur Mantra
1. Spiritual connection with God.
Chanting mantras have always been associated with getting connected to god. God blesses us when he is pleased with us. Mantras are chanted to please them.
2. Getting rid of evils and negativities.
Lord Shiva is known to destroy evil powers when they overtake good ones. By chanting his mantra, the Karpura Gauram Karunavataram lyrics, he protects us from all the negativities and problems we face in life.
When we know we are being protected by the almighty supreme who is strong and powerful enough to destroy every problem lying in your path we become fearless and brave enough to find solution without any doubts in mind
4. Inner peace and happiness.
When our mind gets congested with earthly desires like money and power we become greedy for more. This greediness makes us unhealthy and unhappy. By chanting the mantra we calm our spirit and enlighten it with knowledge of earthly wishes and desires and helps get rid of them.
Chanting Karpura Gauram karunapuram lyrics brings in blessing of Lord Shiva thus clearing our path to success and glory.
We summon the holy spirit of Lord Shiva by bowing to him and submitting our soul to him. He kills the humanly feelings like ego, hatred, anger and fear in us and brings in the light of knowledge.
When to chant
The mantra is chanted in temples and other worship places of Lord Shiva in the morning and in the evening generally during aarti. Before chanting the surrounding is cleaned along with yourself. Always pray to God with heart full of faith and devotion and mind clear of all thoughts.
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