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Shiva Panchakshari Stotram Text in Hindi – Lyrics of Mantra in Hindi

Shiva Panchakshari Stotram is a very popular prayer dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The text of the mantra in Hindi is given below. The lyrics of the Stotram are in jpeg (picture format). You can save it for personal use.
Chanting of Shiva Panchakshari Stotram is highly meritorious. It helps a person to achieve peace and prosperity. It is also an ideal mantra to keep focus of mind.
Shiva Panchakshari Stotram Text in Hindi:

Who is the father of Bheem in the Mahabharat?

Bheem was the second of Pandavas. His mother was Kunti. Who is the father of Bheem in the Mahabharat is explained below in the story. She was married to Pandu. But Pandu could not have sexual union with Kunti because of a curse. Kunti due to her service to Sage Durvasa had got a boon that she will be able to summon a god and have children in him. Pandu requested Kunti to make use of the boon. Thus Bhima was born when Kunti summoned Vayu, the wind god in Hinduism. Vayu blessed her with Bhima.
But as per social custom that was followed at the time of Mahabharata, Pandu is the father of Bhima.

Sage Vidyaranya - How can Brahman be realized?

The actual experience of pure Self comes from Self Revelation. The truth reveals itself to the knower, and when this happens the knower becomes a rishi (a seer). It is not that the Rishi sees the truth but that the truth shows itself to the Rishi, thus transforming the blessed aspirant into a “seer”. Rather than being illuminated by the mind or the intellect, truth dawns.

The study of scriptures helps sharpen the intellect and keeps us from becoming complacent about our present level of understanding. Logic and reasoning are a function of the intellect, which is a fine instrument for gaining secondhand knowledge. So you must train your intellect in order to read and understand the maps of spirituality that the sages have drawn, maps that are based on their direct experience.
These maps are called the scriptures, and by following them you can safely and confidently treat the path and one day reach the goal and see directly. This is called revelation.
Reasoning can overcome doubt, but …