Beginner's Shiva Puja
Swami Satyananda Saraswati of DeviMandir,Napa provided these free audio classes explaining his Beginner's Shiva Puja book (also available as iPad App named 'Shiva Puja').
In this Podcast, Swamiji explains his book in four sessions with each session ending on Questions and Answers from online viewers during the Live event occured at 6 pm from 26th to 30th Aug 2013. You can hear Shree Maa interjecting occasionally shedding more light on the topic.
This Book/App is a perfect place to begin your practice of yogic worship. Lord Shiva is the Consciousness of Infinite Goodness, and his five letter mantra makes His puja an excellent starting point for first time Sanskrit chanters.
Pu means merit and Ja means to give birth. Puja is that which gives birth to merit, and in our tradition the highest merit is the privilege to sit in the presence of God. Puja is an ancient system of worship designed to guide the mind to this experience.
This book contains all the elements for a proper puja, including Shiva’s meditation, mantras for the articles of worship, His one hundred and eight names, arati, and the Shiva Calisa. All mantras are presented with the original Sanskrit, Roman transliteration, and English translation. Also included is a guide to Sanskrit pronunciation.
For more info about this book, please visit http://www.shreemaa.org/ways-to-worship-pages/shiva/shiva-puja-beginner-book/