Karthika Somavara Vratham Vidhanam, Procedure for Karthika Somavaram Shiva Pooja is explained here…
This vratham should be started on Karthika Somavaram (Mondays) or on any Monday coinciding with Krittika Nakshatra.
Perform ceremonial bath early in the morning on puja day. Take the clay from any river or any normal clay. Add Gandham (sandalwood paste) and milk to this clay and make ‘Parthiva Lingam’.
Install Lord Shiva in this Lingam by chanting ‘Panchakshari Mantram’ for 108 times. Boiled rice is offered as Naivedyam to Lord Shiva.
After the puja, the Parthiva Lingam is donated to a Brahmin by offering him Dakshina and Tambulam.
The important aspect to note is – there will be no Udyapana for Karthika Somavara Vratham.
Read on for detailed mantras or slokas for Shiva Puja on Karthika Somavaram
Chant the slokam at the beginning of Shiva Puja…
Om Vande Shambhu Umaapatim Surgurum Vande Jagad Kaaranaam |
Vande Pannag Bhushanaam Mrigadharam Vande Pashunaam Patim|
Vande Surya Shashaak Vahninayanam Vande Mukundapriyam|
Vande Bhakta Janaashrayan Chavardham Vande Shivam Shankaram||
Chanting the below slokas, light deepa and offer it to Lord Shiva
Sajyam cha varthi samyuktam vahnina yojitham mayaa
Deepam gruhaana devesha trilokya thimirapaham
Pari the dhanvano hethirasmaan vrunakthu vishvathah
Atho ya ishudisthavaare asmanni dehi tham
Sri sambashivaya namah deepam darshayami..
Chant this Sankalpa mantra. Sankalpam signifies the name, gothra and the place of the performer.
Karthika Somavara Shiva Puja Sankalpa (Karthika Somavara Vratha Sankalpam)
” Karthika Somavara Vratham hyethath karishyeham mahaphalam
nirvighnam kuru devatra twatprasadath jagatpathe
Karthika Somavara nirahaaro bhuthwa shambho pare hani
bhokshye ham bhukti mukthyartham saranam mebhaveshwara”
Mama Sreeman (your gothra)….. Gothrodhbhavasya, (your name) namadeyasya, darmapathni samethasya saha kutumbaanaam dharmartha kaama moksha chaturvidha phala purushartha sidhyartham shatru jayaartham Shri samba sadashiva preethyartham bhagavatah sri sambasada shivasya pujaana maham karishye..
Ganapati Puja and Guru Puja are the most important aspects in any puja and thus perform Ganapathi Puja and Guru Puja.
Gandham (Sandalwood paste)
Offer Gandha (sandalwood paste) to Lord Shiva by chanting this mantra
‘Lam’ Pruthvi tatwatmane Sri Sri Samba sadashiva Swamiye namah – Gandham Parikalpayami
Worship Lord with flowers and akshatas by chanting the mantras
‘Ham’ akasha tatwatmane Sri Sri Samba sadashiva Swamiye namah – pushpam parikalpayami
Shiva Astottara Shatanamali, Chant 108 names of Lord Shiva – Link
Offer akshatas and flowers to Lord Shiva by chanting this mantra
Sri Sambasadashiva swamiye namah – Naanavidha pushpakshatan samarpayami
Dhupam (Incense sticks)
Light incense sticks and show them to Lord by chanting the mantra
‘Yam’ Vayu tatwatmane Sri Samba sadashiva Swamiye namah – Dhupam parikalpayami
Light diya and show it to Shiva by chanting the sloka
‘Ram’ tejastatwatmane Sri Samba sadashiva Swamiye namah – Deepam darshayami
Offer food (fruits and other food material) to Shiva by chanting the slokam
‘Vam’ amrutha tatwatmane namah – amrutha naivedyam parikalpayami
Offer betel leaves, betel nuts, etc to Shiva. Chant this mantra
‘Sam’ sarvatatwatmane Sri Samba sadashiva Swamiye namah – Tambulam samarpayami
Light camphor and show it to Shiva by chanting the mantra
Sri sambasada shiva swamiye namah – Ananda mangala karpura neerajana deepam darshayami
Perform Aarti to Shiva by singing Shiva Aarti
Chant the mantra
Mantraheenam kriyaheenam bhakti heenam Sri samba sadashiva swamiye yatpujitham mayaadeva paripurnam thadasthume
Anayaa dhyanaa vahanadi shodashopachara pujaaya cha bhagavathi sarvatmaka sri samba sadashiva swamiye suprasanno varado bhavathu
(Leave akshatas and water through your palms)
Sri Samba Sadashiva swamiye namah Prasadam shirasa gruhnami
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
Pray to Lord Shiva to forgive if any mistakes done during Puja procedure
Take tirtha and Prashad. Put akshatas or flowers on your head.