Shiva Stotras: Hymns Of Praise And Prayer, Vol. I
Sanskrit Prayers of Lord Shiva, for meditation and contemplation sung by Mohani Heitel, accompanying herself with Tanpura.
Shiva Stotras, Hymns of Praise and Prayer, Volume 1 Stotram is a Sanskrit word that means eulogy or hymn of praise and prayer, which is dedicated to a certain deity. Mohani Heitel sings all the stotras of this series in her own musical composition accompanying herself with Tanpura. Most of these stotras were written by the medieval Indian saint Adi Shankara. Singing stotras or listening to them with undistracted attention helps to feel the presence of the corresponding deity, and serves to express devotional feelings. Mohani Heitel has compiled six parts which contain Shiva stotras (Vol. 1 and 2), Devi stotras (Vol.1 and 2), and one each for Vishnu stotras, and one for stotras of Ganesha together with Subrahmanya.
This album is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The first title is about Shiva as Chandrashekhara - wearing the crescent moon as a crown - which originates from sage Markendeya who was saved by this prayer from untimely death. As Vaidyanath Lord Shiva is addressed as the universal healer. The Tandava Stotram refers to Him as the cosmic dancer. Dwadasha Jyotir Linga extolls the sign of radiance (Lingam), which appeared in twelve places in India. In Shiva Manas Puja Lord Shiva is worshipped mentally. The last stotram is a prayer to ask Him for forgiveness.