ध्याये नित्यं महेशं रजतगिरिनिभं चारुचन्द्रावतंसं रत्नकल्पो ज्वलान्गम् परसु मृग वर भितिहस्तं प्रसन्नं पद्मासिनं समन्तात स्तुतं अमरगणै : व्याघ्रकृत्तिं वसानं विश्वाद्यं विश्ववन्द्यं निखिलभयहरं पञ्चवक्त्रं त्रिनेत्रं

This is a popular Dhyāna mantra of Lord Shiva . But to which text does it belong to ? Or who is the person who has composed this Dhyāna Mantra ?

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This famous Śiva Dhyana Mantra is from Śiva Mahāpurāṇam, Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā, 20.52

🍁 Śiva Dhyāna Mantra 🍁

ध्यायेन्नित्यं महेशं रजतगिरिनिभं चारुचंद्रा वतंसं रत्नाकल्पोज्ज्वलांगं परशुमृगवराभीतिहस्तं प्रसन्नम् । पद्मासीनं समंतात्स्थितममरगणैर्व्याघ्रकृत्तिं वसानं विश्वाद्यं विश्वबीजं निखिलभयहरं पंचवक्त्रं त्रिनेत्रम् ॥

dhyāyennityaṃ maheśaṃ rajatagirinibhaṃ cārucaṃdrā vataṃsaṃ ratnākalpojjvalāṃgaṃ paraśumṛgavarābhītihastaṃ prasannam | padmāsīnaṃ samaṃtātsthitamamaragaṇairvyāghrakṛttiṃ vasānaṃ viśvādyaṃ viśvabījaṃ nikhilabhayaharaṃ paṃcavaktraṃ trinetram ||

~ Śivapurāṇam, Vidyeśvara-saṃhitā, 20.52

He shall meditate on Śiva always in the following way:— He is like a silver mountain. He wears the beautiful moon, on his forehead. His limbs are resplendent with ornaments of gems. He holds the axe, the deer, the Mudrā of boon and the Mudrā of freedom from fear in His four hands. He is joyful. He is seated in the lotus pose. The assembled Devas stand around Him and offer prayers. He wears the hide of the tiger. He is the primordial Being, the seed of the universe. He dispels all fears. He is the three-eyed lord with five faces.

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  • @অনু Why do you edited my answer ? Why do you deleted the Hindi translation ?
    – user31702
    Oct 26, 2023 at 9:36
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    – অনু
    Oct 26, 2023 at 14:22
  • @অনু But why will you edit someone's answer without his permission ? You should talk me first about your problem.
    – user31702
    Nov 3, 2023 at 16:49
  • Please calm down. Since you are new to this cite, you may not know but users with higher reputation have the priviledge to edit the posts (both questions & answers) of others in this cite with the aim of improving it's quality. As you don't have enough reputation, the cite didn't provide you the option to allow you to choose whether you can accept edits made by others in your posts in the final draft or not. The cite notifies it to you & gives you that option once you have a certain amount of reputation. However, if you feel outraged, I apologize to you for it.
    – অনু
    Nov 3, 2023 at 17:14
  • @অনু Ok... brother, I wasn't aware of this . I am new in this site and till learning about this site's technique. Don't mind. Śiva Śivā !
    – user31702
    Nov 3, 2023 at 17:54

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