He is beyond the seed of creation. He dispels fear of the universe. He has five heads, each of which has three eyes. He sits in padmasana (the lotus pose) on a tiger skin. All the gods pray to him who performs the vara mudra (dispelling of fear) and abhaya mudra (granting of boons). In his other hands he holds an axe and a deer. He is always cheerful and graceful. I meditate on the form of Shiva, whose body is like the silver mountain and on whose head is the crescent moon.