Linga Mudra

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Possess Great Vigor while Celebrating Shiva

Pramana: Śāstra Pramāṇa - शास्त्र प्रमाण

Sastra Pramana: Raurava Agama - Mudra Laskanam V.14-17

Original Verse: "अङ्गुष्ठौ उन्नतम् कृत्वा मुष्टिं पाणौ तु दक्षिणे ॥१४॥ प्रक्षिपेद्धस्तमध्ये तु वामहस्तस्य मन्त्रवित् । दक्षिणे तु तथा पाणौ शेषाः कुर्यात्तथोपरि ॥१५॥ लिङ्गमुद्रा महावीर्या विज्ञेया शिव पूजने । एता एव महामुद्राः शिवस्य परमात्मनः ॥१६॥ आनुपूर्व्या प्रयोक्त्तव्या मन्त्रणां च विशेषतः । इत्येताः साधकविधौ गुह्यमन्त्राः प्रकीर्तिताः ॥१७॥ "

Transliteration: "aṅguṣṭhau unnatam kṛtvā muṣṭiṃ pāṇau tu dakṣiṇe ॥14॥ prakṣipeddhastamadhye tu vāmahastasya mantravit । dakṣiṇe tu tathā pāṇau śeṣāḥ kuryāttathopari ॥15॥ liṅgamudrā mahāvīryā vijñeyā śiva pūjane । etā eva mahāmudrāḥ śivasya paramātmanaḥ ॥16॥ ānupūrvyā prayokttavyā mantraṇāṃ ca viśeṣataḥ । ityetāḥ sādhakavidhau guhyamantrāḥ prakīrtitāḥ ॥17॥"

Translation: Keeping the right thumb raised upright, clenching the fist of the right hand and placing this clenched fist within the left hand so as to be covered by the fingers of the left hand is said to be the linga mudra. This Linga Mudra which possesses great vigor should be displayed duly in the worship of Lord Siva. All these mudras mentioned here should be shown in an orderly way while performing the worship of Siva the Supreme Lord, with the accompaniment of relevant mantras specifically formulated for these. These specific and secret mantras have been enunciated here to be recited according to the context by the sadhakas. These mantras have their significant role in the system of Siva-worship.

Namaskara Mudra

Pramana: Sākśī Pramāṇa - साक्षी प्रमाण

Translation: "When I sit and fold my hands in Namaskara Mudra, I connect with Swamiji in my Ananda Gandha. It gives me a very calm feeling. I feel blissful. I feel the kundalini energy rising up my spine. And the best thing is, that I can invoce the feeling by that mudra no matter where I am or what I am doing. Elena Lichardova, Beautician, Slovakia"

Shambhavi Mudra

Pramana: Sākśī Pramāṇa - साक्षी प्रमाण

Translation: "I have had many experiences of Shambhavi Mudra during the energy darshan of Swamiji. He transferred this mudra to me in the first place. And when I see him in that moment, I don't see him as an object. I see vastness through his eyes, like the infinity of the universe.

Ying Ying Yu, Yoga Teacher, Hong Kong"

Shanmukhti Mudra

Pramana: Sākśī Pramāṇa - साक्षी प्रमाण

Translation: "The first time I did Shanmukthi Mudra in the breathing space of H. H. Sri Paramahamsa Nithyanada, fear came up. Fear of not being able to breathe, see or speak. But then my head filled with light. I felt increase of brain activity and light conquering my whole brain and head. The light even stayed after the practice of Shanmukthi Mudra. Marlene Wallner, Public Relations/Yoga Teacher, Austria"

Viparita Karani

Pramana: Sākśī Pramāṇa - साक्षी प्रमाण

Translation: "During Nithyananda Yoga session, we went into Viparita Karani Mudra. A natural Jalandhara Bandha happened during that pose and I experienced lightness throughout the body. Plus bringing stillness to my inner space. Ma Nithya Nirishvarananda, Human Resources, Miami"