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    त्रिदलं त्रिगुणाकारं त्रिनेत्रं च त्रियायुधम् । त्रिजन्म पापसंहारं एकबिल्वं शिवार्पितम् ॥ १ ॥

    I offer one leaf of Bilva to Lord Shiva Which has three leaves (a Bilva leaf has 3 leaves as a cluster) Which represents the three Gunas (Satva, Rajas, Tamas) And represents three eyes of Shiva Which is like the triad of weapons he bears And whose very thought or uttering of names destroys one's accumulated sins.