"Vande Deva Umaa Pathim
Vande Jagat Kaaranam
Vande Pannaga Bhooshanam Mruga Dharam
Vande Pashoonam Pathim
Vande Soorya Shashanka Vahni Nayanam
Vande Mukunda Priyam
Vande Bhakta Jana Ashrayam Cha Varadam
Vande Shiva Shankaram"
Lord Shiva is the consort of Uma
(Parvati). Shiva is the divine Guru, the source of the universe. Lord
Shiva is decked with snake and wears tiger skin. He is the Lord of all
creatures. The three eyes of the lord represent the Sun, Moon and Fire.
Shiva is near to Lord Vishnu. Lord Shiva protects all of his devotees.
He is the benefactor of boons. We surrender ourselves again and again to
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha"
Lord Mahadeva (Shiva) has conquered
death. He is the destructive force of the universe. He has a blue neck
and he gives happiness to all. We pray to the kind-hearted lord,
"Gauri Vallabha Kaamaarey
Kaala Koota Vishaasana
Maam Uddhhare Padambhoje
Tripura Agnyata Kaantaka"
Lord Kaamaarey (another name for
Lord Shiva) protects us from the evil. He is the consort of Gauri, the
mother goddess. He drank the "Kaala Koota" poison (which was
the outcome of the ocean churning). He is the destroyer of the three
cities. We seek protection at the feet of Lord Shiva.