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Śiva mantra-Kara-charana

Kara-charana kritam vakkāyajam karmajam vā-Śhravaṇanayanajam vā mānasam      vāparādham|

Viditamaviditam vā sarvametatykshamsvam Jaya jaya karuṇābdhe Sri Mahādeva śambho||

  • Word Meanings:
  • Kara-charana : hands and feet
  • kritam: resolve on
  • vakkāyajam: speech, body and soul
  • karmajam vā-: actions
  • Śhravaṇanayanajam vā: hearing and the vision
  • mānasam va :mind
  • aparādham: an offence
  • Viditamaviditam vā: known or unknown
  • sarvam: in every thing
  • etat -kshamasvam: this / here forgive me
  • Jaya jaya: victory/ success
  • karuṇābdhe: compassion/ tender
  • śri Mahādeva śambho: Oh Lord of Lords śiva!
 Translation:

Oh śiva! Lord of Lord, forgive for my known actions in everything done by my feet, hands, speech, body, soul, hearing and vision.  I sing the victories of Lord Śiva, the compassionate master who forgive my unknown actions done by mind.
  • Pronunciation:
    • Pronounce ā like in Car
    • Pronounce ś   like in shove
    • Pronounce like in under

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