vande sambhu-mumaapathim suragurum vande jagat-kaaraNam vande pannaga bhuushaNamu mrugadharam vande pasuunaam-pathim vande surya sasanka vahni nayanam vande mukunda-priyam vande bhaktha janaasrayamcha-varadam vande sivam sankaram
It could mean the teacher of the heavens or the creator of the heavens.
Most likely refers to the deer skin that He is adored with. "Mruga" probably means animal or deer, and "Dharam" probably means to "wear"
This is qutie interesting way of addressing Shiva as it says the "dear of Vishnu". Most likely refers to the incident where Shiva plays the role of an enchantress to lure Vishnu.
Satya - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 10:46:33 AM
Surya Sasaanka Vahni Nayanam
Surya: Personified (or Deified) Sun
Sasanka: Personified (or Deified) Moon
Vahni: Personfied (or Deified) Agni or Fire
It is commonly known Shiva has three eyes and depcited as such in all illustrations. Nevertheless it takes imagination, and a wonderful facility with words that is out of ordinary to arrive at such a depthful of meter.