|10.4.2000 or any Monday||
Without his will neither creation nor destruction is possible, say the ancient texts. Destruction here does not mean death or end of the world, rather it alludes to the end of all factors which poison life and make it a burden. And it is only Shiva who can free mankind of ailments, poverty, pain, affliction and problems. No wonder he is known as Har -- one who can rob all one's banes.
True joy in life is possible only when man is fully healthy and is able to make the optimum use of the opportunities manifested by life. Whenever there is something lacking on either front disease or despair is the result. And ultimately either can lead to the other, for while diseases afflict the body, despair inflicts mental pain and torture.
And even medical research now provides evidence that mental anguish opens the floodgates of physical impairments, and physical affliction can well in turn create mental imbalance. Hence perfect physical and mental health assumes top priority for every individual, more so in today's world where diseases and tensions hang thick in the air ready to invade one's health and mental peace at the first opportunity.
To combat these effectively one needs something more than just medical help, one needs a tremendous boost in one's Prannic Shakti so that the worst pitfalls of life could be overcome effortlessly, one needs to tap into some divine source of joy which could keep one in the best of spirits even when ominous clouds of tensions and anxieties hang about threateningly.
This divine source could be none other than Lord Shiva, for who else could make a Samshan (funeral ground) his home and still remain overflowing with joy, energy and spirit. And it is this very uniqueness in his divine persona that has attracted millions of devotees over the ages to his worship and meditation. All over India and even abroad he has been worshipped in various of his forms -- Shivaling, Nataraj, Ardhnaarishwar and many other.
Our Rishis too had discovered this fact quite early on that true joy in life can come with perfect physical health and mental peace and they soon realised that Sadhana of the Yogiraj Shiva could help one achieve this goal in no time. And after much experience these erudites declared that the Vaidyanath form of the Lord is most benign when it comes to achieving riddance from sorrows, diseases and physical afflictions.
Vaidyanath, as the name suggests, means Lord of Physicians and there can be no denying the fact that Lord Shiva's grace can even rebuff death. He is known as Mrityunjaya -- one who has conquered death and his Sadhana can help one attain longevity and perfect health.
While the Mrityunjaya Sadhana can be very complex and difficult for an ordinary person, the Vaidyanath Prayog in its simple and easy form hides equally beneficial results for a devout Sadhak. This amazingly simple yet efficacious Sadhana not just helps free oneself of ailments rather it fills the mind and soul with a feeling of divine joy and confidence which in turn opens up the path to success in life for the Sadhak. For is it not a fact that greatest success comes to one who endeavours with spirit and verve.
On a Monday get up early in the morning. Have a bath and wear white robes. Sit on a white mat facing North, the direction in which is Kailash, the abode of the Lord. Place a Shivaling before yourself. Bathe it with water, milk, curd, ghee and honey chanting
|Om Namah Shivaay|
Bathe again with water and wipe it dry with a clean cloth. Place it in a copper plate and chanting as above offer three leaves of Bel Patra. Chant one round of Guru Mantra. Next place a Vaidyanath Yantra in a plate. Light a ghee lamp. Take a black Hakeek rosary and place it over the Yantra. Next chanting thus five times offer five Brahma Rudraksh on the Yantra.
||| Om Poornna Eishwarya Dehi Dehi Shivaay Phat |||
While offering each Rudraksh contemplate on the problem/disease which you desire riddance from. Thereafter chant 11 rounds of this Mantra with the black Hakeek rosary.
||| Om Paraamb Shivaay Namah |||
Next light a holy fire and offer a mixture of whole black peppers, rai and mustard oil 105 times along with chanting of the above Mantra.
After that the same day leave the Yantra, rosary and ashes from the Yagna under a tree in a jungle or drop them in a river. Return home and have a bath.