Śivamānasa Pūja – creating an inner altar

Śivamānasa pūja is the mental performance of all the steps of a Pūja traditionally performed physically at an altar, thereby, creating an inner altar through this process. Composed by Śrī Śaṅkarācārya, this chant teaches us how to do a pūja quite vividly in our mind.


Course objectives

At the end of this weekend workshop, you will:

  • Learn the hymn Śivamānasa pūja – following chandas (meter) and honouring Sanskrit pronunciation.
  • Understand the significance of this hymn.
  • Learn the significance of pūja & Śivarātri.
  • Prepare for your sādhana which you can offer during Śivarātri.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome to your course!
    5 minutes
  • Download workbook
    2 minutes
  • Workshop replay
    120 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 1
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 2
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 1 & 2
    5 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 3
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 1-3
    5 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 4
    15 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 1-4
    10 minutes
  • Practice śloka – 5
    15 minutes
  • Practice śivamānasa pūja full stotram
    5 minutes

Your Course Includes

Workshop recording

Recording of the complete two hour workshop taught live in Feb 2023.


Text in English transliteration, Devanāgari and meaning.

Audio exercises

Audio exercises to learn the hymn easily, with chanting in segments followed by full sections. 

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is a self paced mini-workshop which you can study at your own pace.

How long do I have access to the course?

Unlimited !! You can come back to these resources whenever you like.

Can I have face to face interaction with Instructor?

Only those who signed up for the LIVE workshop will have the opportunity to ask questions and have live interaction during class with the teacher. Otherwise, this will be entirely self-study.

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