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Please let me know the correct pronunciation of God Shiva's Beeja or moola mantra- is it hauh or hraum or haum?

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    Moola Mantra and Bija of a deity are not the same.. Haum is the Shiva bija and not the other two. The other two may be found in some Shiva mantras as supporting Bijas but the Shiva Bija is Haum only. Take for e.g Hamsa (parabrahman) Mantra .It is formed by adding Shiva bija (Haum) and Parashakti Bija (Sauh). – Rickross Dec 3 '18 at 6:30
  • @Rickross thanks. Can you please put the same in answer and let me know the moola mantra as well and if possible can you give the name of the scripture where Haum Beeja is mentioned. – Ram Dec 3 '18 at 6:35
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Finally was able to get the needed reference from the book Sarva Devdevi Mantrakosha.

(This book gives numerous Mantras from the Tantras first in the coded forms and then decodes them into their chantable/recognizable forms. The drawback of this book is it's completely in Sanskrit without Bengali/English translations and it also does not specify which particular Tantra the verses given are from).

Atha Shiva MantrAh: --- (Coded) SAntamaukAra samyuktam Bindu bhustimastakam |
PrAsAdAkhyo manuh prokto bhajatAm kAmado manih | (Decoded) Haum |

So, as you can see first the Shiva Beejam or Mula is given in the code. To decode it we proceed as follows:

The 51st/last letter in Sanskrit is Ksha, so last but one (Sa+anta) is Ha. Add to it Au-kAra and finally add Bindu at the end/top : - This gives us Ha+au+m=Haum as the Shiva Bija Mantra.

Note that it also states that Shiva Bija is known as "PrasAda" too. That's why the Hamsa Mantra is known as ParAprAsada Mantra (ParAshakti+Shiva/PrasAda) in KulArnava Tantram.

I am giving few other Tantric Shiva Mantras along with:

Mantra1:

Coded - Bhuvaneshi pranavam namaha shivAyah bhuvaneswari ||

Decoded - Hrim om namah shivAya hrim ||

Mantra2:

Shadaksharah shaktiruddhah kathithohashtAksharohaparah .... ||

Decoded - Om hrim hauh namah shivAya ||

Mrityunjaya Mantra (short form) -

Coded -- TAram sthiro sakarnendubhriguh sarga samanvitah | TryaksharAtmA nigadito mantro mrityunjayAtmakah ||

Decoded - Om jum sah ||

Mrityunjaya (full form) -12 lettered

Om jum sah pAlaya pAlaya sah jum Om ||

DakshinAmurty Shiva Mantra -

Coded - Pranavam hridayam pashchAttato bhagavate padam .... ||

Decoded - Om namo bhagavate dakshinAmurtaye mahyam medhAm prajaccha swAhA ||

Note - Chanting these Mantras should not be done without first taking them from the Guru. Mantra chanting without knowing the limbs is also useless (and I have not given the limbs here). So, the info given here is only for the sake of answering.

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