How wonderful to have Pandit Jasraj singing to Siva in Kadavul Temple! His rich voice takes you in the inner realms with every devotional song, I really wish I was there for this rare performance. Could you please post video/audio clips of it? Thank you. Aum Namah Sivaya.
The letter "Ya" in the Panchakshara Mantra, Namasivaya, stands for the soul. Bodhinatha uses the Panchakshara Mantra to show how the soul is initially drawn by Siva's veiling grace, which leads the soul to maturity through experience in the world. Then comes Siva's revealing grace. When we've had enough of the world, Siva's grace pulls us toward God. The mantra also has the simple, two-syllable form. Si- Reflecting on God the Transcendent Absolute, Va-God as the All Pervading Consciousness