order to assure ourselves that any and all evil tendencies are
removed from the worship room, we start with a prayer to Shiva whose
very invocation is believed to clear out any troubling vibrations.
Om namah pranavaarththaaya shuddha
jnaanaika moorthaye nirmalaaya
"I salute the Lord of the Southern direction who is the very
embodiment of the sacred symbol
Om and of pure knowledge and eternal peace"
At this point someone familiar with the proper intonations of
that powerful bhajan could lead