The Shiva Mahimna Stotra is very popular among the devotees of Lord Shiva and is considered one of the best among all Stotras (or Stutis) offered to Lord Shiva.
A king named Chitraratha, who was a great devotee of lord Shiva, had constructed a nice royal garden . There were beautiful flowers in this garden, which were used every day by the king in worshipping Lord Shiva. One day a Gandharva (Heavenly Singer in the court of Indra, the Lord of the Heaven) named Pushhpadanta being fascinated by the beautiful flowers, began to steal them, as a consequence of which king Chitraratha could not offer flowers to Lord Shiva. He tried very hard to capture the thief, but in vain, because the Gandharvas have divine power to remain invisible.
Finally the king spread the sacred Shiva Nirmaalya in his garden. Shiva Nirmaalya consists of the Bilva leaves, flowers, etc. which have been used in worshipping Lord Shiva . The Shiva Nirmaalya is considered holy. The thief Pushhpadanta, not knowing this, stepped on the sacred Shiva Nirmaalya, and by that he incurred the wrath of Lord Shiva and lost the divine power of invisibility. He then designed a prayer to Lord Shiva for forgiveness. In this prayer he sung the greatness of the Lord.
This very prayer became well known as the 'Shiva Mahimna Stotra'. Lord Shiva became pleased by this Stotra, and returned Pushhpadanta's divine powers.
Anyone who recites this hymn with a pure heart and devotion will be blessed with fame, wealth, long life and many children in this mortal world, and will attain Kailas, Shiva’s abode, after death." (Shloka 34)
"Benefit of singing Shivmahimna stotra is far greater than either the benefit of spiritual initiation, charity, austerity, pilgrimage, knowledge of the scriptures, or the performance of ceremonial sacrifice (yagyas).” (Shloka 36)
Puja service includes: Sthapana (Ganesh, Devi, Navgraha Kalash, Brahma), Swasti Vachan, Sankalp, Ganesh Pujan, Navgraha Puja, Invocation of major Gods, Shiv Mahima stotra recitation, Aarti, Pushpaanjali.
This puja can be done:
- With 251 recitations: Number of priests: 5
- With 551 recitations: Number of priests: 11
With 1,100 recitations: Number of priests: 21
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