Adi Sankaracharya composed this Shiva Manasa Pooja mantra for lord Shiva. Using this Adi Shankara Shiva Stotra, we can perform mental worship of Lord Shiva.
Lord Shiva Stotram – Shiva Manasa Puja Lyrics in English
Aaradhayami mani sannibham athma lingam,
Maayapuri hrudaya pankaja sannivishtam,
Sradha nadhi vimala chitha jalabishegai,
Nithyam samadhi kusmaira punarbhavai.
(The above pharah does not appear in all texts of Shiva Manasa Pooja, but it is used in majority of the famous texts.)
Rathnai Kalpitham asanam, Himajalai snanam cha divyambaram,
Naana rathna vibhooshitham mruga madha modhanvitham Chandanam,
Jathi champaka bilwa pathra rachitham, pushpam cha deepam Thada,
Deepam deva dayanithe pasupathe, hrud kalpyatham gruhyatham. || 1 ||
Souvarne nava rathna Ganda Rachithe, pathre Grutham Payasam,
Bakshyam pancha vidam Payo dadhiyutham, rambha phalam panakam,
Saaka namayutham jalam ruchikaram, karpoora gandojwalam,
Thamboolam manasa maya virachitham Bhakthyo prabho sweekuru || 2 ||
Chathram Chamarayoryugam vyajanagam, chaa darshakam nirmalam,
Veena bheri mrudanga kahala kala geetha nruthyam thada,
Sasthangam pranthi sthuthir bahu vidha, hyethat samastham maya,
Sankalpena samapitham thava vibho , poojam gruhana prabho || 3 ||
Aathma thwam Girija Mathi sahacharaa, prana sarreram gruham,
Pooja theey vishayopa bhoga rachana, nidhra samadhi sthithi,
Sanchara padayo pradakshina vidhi, , sthothrani sarva giraa,
Yadyath karma karomi thathad akhilam, shambho thavaradhanam || 4 ||
Kara charana krutham vaak kayajam karmajam vaa,
Sravana nayanajam vaa maanasam vaa aparadham,
Vihithamavihitham vaa sarva methath Kshamaswa,
Jaya Jaya katunabdhe sri Mahadeva Shambho. || 5 ||
Matha cha Parvathy Devi,
Pitha devo Maheswara,
Bandhava Shiva Bakthamscha,
Swadeso Bhuvana thray.
Iti srimacchankaracaryaviracita sivamanasapuja samapta ||
Lord Shiva Stotram – Shiva Manasa Puja Meaning:
O ocean of mercy, 0 master of bound creatures, I have imagined a throne of precious stones for you, cool water for you to bathe in, divine robes adorned with many jewels, sandalwood paste mixed with musk to anoint your body, jasmine and champaka flowers and bilva leaves, rare incense, and a shining flame. Accept all these which I have imagined in my heart for you, 0 God.
Sweet rice in a golden bowl inlaid with the nine jewels, the five kinds of food made from milk and curd, bananas, vegetables, sweet water scented with camphor, and betel leaf—I have prepared all these in my mind with devotion. 0 Lord, please accept them.
A canopy, two yak-tail whisks, a fan and a spotless mirror, a veena, kettledrums, a mridang and a great drum, songs and dancing, full prostrations, and many kinds of hymns—all this I offer you in my imagination. 0 almighty Lord, accept this, my worship of you.
You are my Self; Parvati is my reason. My five pranas are your attendant my body is your house, and all the pleasures of my senses are objects to u for your worship. My sleep is your state of samadhi. Wherever I walk I a walking around you, everything I say is in praise of you, everything I do is to honor you, 0 benevolent Lord.
Whatever offenses I have committed with my hands, feet, voice, body, actions, ears, eyes, or mind, whether prohibited or not, please forgive them all. Hail! Hail! 0 ocean of compassion! 0 great God! 0 benevolent Lord!