Where we can find the well known sō’ham specifically referred to Siva?

Which Tantra/Slokas or any related text repeat this celebrated mantra as a form of worship to Mahadev?

  • soham is hamsa but hamsa is referred as Lakshmi Narayana not shiva – Prasanna R Nov 7 '20 at 10:00

(कुलार्णवतन्त्रम्)- देहो देवालयो देवि जीवो देवः सदाशिवः । त्यजेदज्ञाननिर्माल्य सोऽहम्भावेन पूजयेत् ॥

Meaning: Lord shiva says 'O devi Parvati' This body (देह) is itself the Devālay (देवालय)! It consists of a God called 'jivā' (जीव). Shstra(शास्त्र) calls this (सदाशिव) sadāshivā! It has been covered with lack of knowledge, the followers responsiblity is to remove this cover & worship it with 'sóhām bhāvā' through the medium of 'Ajapa-japa'.

Although not mantra, the 'sóhām' is associated with shiva here. 'Ajapa-japa' is the practice of japa without the mental effort normally needed to repeat the mantra.

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    and what is your source for saying this? – Swami Vishwananda Nov 9 '20 at 10:54
  • 9th ullasa, 41th verse – Proxy Nov 9 '20 at 13:33

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