Shiva is usually worshipped in the form of Shiva Linga. In images, he is generally represented as immersed in deep meditation or dancing the Tandava upon Maya, the demon of ignorance in his manifestation of Nataraja, the lord of dance. The Telugu stotras on Lord Shiva are presented here. Many of the Stotras are chanted in Telugu Language. This Bilvastakam consist ten verses. The first nine verses speak of the glory of the Bilva Leaves. The leaves are said to have features that identify them with the lord himself. The tenth verse gives the benefit of reading the poem and is known as the Phalshruti. These verses are chanted during the puja before offering leaves to Shiva by way of Archana.