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The captivating verses that comprise our newest publication, Festival of Devotion & Praise were born on Kashmir Valley’s picturesque Dal Lake as an inspirational outpouring of devotion from the heart of the medieval Kashmiri spiritual master and mystic Utpaladeva.
These hymns are so profound they have the power to free the devoted reader from the restrictions of their intellect and instantaneously elevate them to the experience of oneness with the very nature of their own divine consciousness.
When commenting on this text, Kashmir Shaiva master and saint, Swami Lakshmanjoo would tell his devotees that, as Utpaladeva taught us through these beautiful hymns, devotion or “passion for God consciousness,” is everything.
As Utpaladeva proclaims,
“This is also a great wonder to me that in reality, by nature, this mind is the seed of pain, sorrow, sadness and torture. But this seed, when watered with the nectar, of devotion to Thee, bears the fruit of final liberation.”
Although these hymns were composed more than a thousand years ago they are still recited to this day by devotees everywhere. This Festival of Devotion & Praise, also known as the Shivastotravali, Hymns to Shiva, is probably the greatest example of Kashmiri Shaiva devotional poetry that there is.
This revised printing of the hard cover edition (Pp xxvi + 543), includes 16 hours of original audio by Swami Lakshmanjoo. Order Now!