Ashtaka Shiva Stotram

Bilvashtakam Slokam Lyrics in Malayalam With Meaning

Shri Shiva Bilvashtakam was composed by Jagad Guru Sri Adi Shankaracharya. Shri Shiva Bilvashtakam is a powerful mantra that speaks of the power and glory of offering bilva leaves to Lord Shiva. They are to be offered in a group of three leaves and are said to have features that identify them with Lord Shiva himself. Bilva Patra shares a very special relationship with Lord Shiva. Shiva is very fond of Belpatra or the Bilva leaves. If a person prays to Shiva with a clear mind and offers a Belpatra to the Shivalinga, the Lord blesses them with whatever they desires. Hence, Belpatra is one of the most important ingredients which is used for the worship of Lord Shiva. Bilva leaves is from the wood apple tree. This leaf is trifoliate which signifies the holy Trinity: Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. It also signifies the three eyes of Shiva. According to Shiva Purana, The bilva is the symbol of lord shiva. It is adored even by the gods. it is difficult to understand its greatness. Blessed are the ones who offer Bilva. One Bilva is equal to a thousand lotus, says the Siva Purana. According to the Skanda Purana, the Bel tree grew from the sweat droplets of Parvati which fell on the Mandrachal mountain. From there the Bel tree emerged. Hence, it is believed that the Goddess resides in this tree in all Her forms. She resides as Girija in the roots of the tree, as Maheshwari in its trunk, as Dakshayani in its branches, Parvati in its leaves, Katyayani in its fruit and as Gauri in its flowers. Therefore as Parvati resides in Her various forms in this tree, Shiva is extremely fond of its leaves. According to Sri Bilva Shtakam, bel tree grew from the breast of Lakshmi. Those who offer one leaf of Bilva to Shiva is possibly equal to the spiritual bliss attained by the offer of a saligrāma stone to a Brahman. Giving millions of elephants in charity, performing hundreds of Vājapeya sacrifice, or giving away millions of daughters in marriage equal the offering of one Bilva-leaf to Shiva. Those who recite this sacred Bilvāṣṭkam near Shiva shall be freed from all the sins and will attain the abode of Siva.

Shiva Stotram – Bilvaashtakam in Malayalam:

ത്രിദളം ത്രിഗുണാകാരം ത്രിനേത്രം ച ത്രിയായുധം |
ത്രിജന്മ പാപസംഹാരമ് ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 1 ॥

ത്രിശാഖൈഃ ബില്വപത്രൈശ്ച അച്ചിദ്രൈഃ കോമലൈഃ ശുഭൈഃ |
തവപൂജാം കരിഷ്യാമി ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 2 ॥

കോടി കന്യാ മഹാദാനം തിലപര്വത കോടയഃ |
കാംചനം ക്ഷീലദാനേന ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 3 ॥

കാശീക്ഷേത്ര നിവാസം ച കാലഭൈരവ ദര്ശനം |
പ്രയാഗേ മാധവം ദൃഷ്ട്വാ ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 4 ॥

ഇംദുവാരേ വ്രതം സ്ഥിത്വാ നിരാഹാരോ മഹേശ്വരാഃ |
നക്തം ഹൗഷ്യാമി ദേവേശ ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 5 ॥

രാമലിംഗ പ്രതിഷ്ഠാ ച വൈവാഹിക കൃതം തധാ |
തടാകാനിച സംധാനമ് ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 6 ॥

അഖംഡ ബില്വപത്രം ച ആയുതം ശിവപൂജനം |
കൃതം നാമ സഹസ്രേണ ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 7 ॥

ഉമയാ സഹദേവേശ നംദി വാഹനമേവ ച |
ഭസ്മലേപന സര്വാംഗമ് ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 8 ॥

സാലഗ്രാമേഷു വിപ്രാണാം തടാകം ദശകൂപയോഃ |
യജ്നകോടി സഹസ്രസ്ച ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 9 ॥

ദംതി കോടി സഹസ്രേഷു അശ്വമേധ ശതക്രതൗ |
കോടികന്യാ മഹാദാനമ് ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 10 ॥

ബില്വാണാം ദര്ശനം പുണ്യം സ്പര്ശനം പാപനാശനം |
അഘോര പാപസംഹാരമ് ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 11 ॥

സഹസ്രവേദ പാടേഷു ബ്രഹ്മസ്താപന മുച്യതേ |
അനേകവ്രത കോടീനാമ് ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 12 ॥

അന്നദാന സഹസ്രേഷു സഹസ്രോപ നയനം തധാ |
അനേക ജന്മപാപാനി ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 13 ॥

ബില്വസ്തോത്രമിദം പുണ്യം യഃ പഠേശ്ശിവ സന്നിധൗ |
ശിവലോകമവാപ്നോതി ഏകബില്വം ശിവാര്പണം ॥ 14 ॥

Shiva Stotram – Bilvashtakam Meaning:

I offer a bilva to Lord Shiva, which has three leaves, which represents three qualities, which are like the three eyes of
Shiva, which is like the triad of weapons, and which destroys the sins of three lifetimes.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva in worship, which has three branches, does not have holes, is tender and auspicious.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for if a whole leaf is offered to the Lord of Nandi, we get cleansed of all our sins.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for it is equivalent to offering a saligrama (sacred stone) to a brahmin, or the great blessing obtained by performing Soma Yaga.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for it is equivalent to gifting one thousand elephants, or performing one hundred fire sacrifices, or giving away in marriage countless unmarried girls.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, for it is equivalent to giving a Bilva tree which was born from the body of Lakshmi, and which is very dear to Lord Shiva.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva. Seeing and touching a Bilva tree washes away one’s very great sins.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva, after living in the city of Kasi, seeing Kala Bhairava, and having had darshan of Madhava in Prayag.

I offer one bilva leaf to Lord Shiva. As Brahma, He resides at its base, as Vishnu He lives in the middle, and as Shiva, He lives at the top.

Reading of these eight verses on bilva in the presence of Lord Shiva saves one from all sins, and in the end, takes one to the world of Shiva.

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