Shiva Stotram

Lord Siva Mantras – Stotras and Meaning | Sarvalinga Stava

Siva Mantra – 1:

OM Namah Sivaya:

Om is Sat-Chit-Ananda Para-Brahman. ‘Namah Sivaya’ means ‘Prostration to Lord Siva.’
This is the five-lettered formula or the Panchakshara-Mantra of Lord Siva. This is a very powerful Mantra which will bestow on the chanter the Highest Bliss of Existence.

OM tatpuruuaya vidmahe mahadevaya dhamahi |
tanno rudrahpracodayat ||:

We comprehend (realise) that Celebrated Supreme Being (Purusha), and meditate upon that Great God, Mahadeva; may that Rudra impel us to do so. This is the Rudra Gayatri Mantra.

OM tryaubakau yajamahe sugandhiu puunivardhanau |
urvarukamiva bandhananmçtyormukuaya maamrtat ||:

I bow down to that three-eyed Lord Siva, who is full of sweet fragrance, who nourishes human beings. May He free me from the bondage of Samsara and death, just as a ripe cucumber fruit is separated from the creeper. May I be fixed in Immortality! This is the Maha-Mrityunjaya Mantra.

Siva Mantra – 1:

nagondraharaya trilocanaya bhasmaïgaragaya mahesvaraya |
nityaya suddhaya digambaraya tasmai nakaraya namah sivaya ||:

Salutations to the ashes-clad, three-eyed Lord, embodied as the first letter Na, who is pure, nude and eternal and whose garland is the lord of serpents.

mandakinisalilacandanacarcitaya nandisvarapramathanathamahesvaraya |
mandarapuupabahupupasupajitaya tasmai makaraya namah sivaya ||:

I bow to Him, embodied as Makara, who is adorned with innumerable divine flowers as Mandara and the like, who is the Sovereign King of the Pramatha Ganas and whose body is anointed with the holy waters of the celestial Ganga.

sivaya gaurivadanaravindasuryaya daksadhvaranasakaya |
srinilakanthaya vrsadhvajaya tasmai sikaraya namah sivaya ||:

To the blue-necked Lord, embodied as the letter Si, the destroyer of Daksha’s sacrifice and the resplendent Sun of Gauri’s lotus-face, whose banner bears the emblem of a bull, may our salutations be.

vasistakumbhodbhavagautamaryamunindradevarcitasekharaya |
candrarkavaisvanaralocanaya tasmai vakaraya namah sivaya||:

I prostrate before the God of gods, embodied as Vakara, whose eyes are sun, moon and the fire and whom the gods and the great sages like Vasishtha, Agastya and Gautama, ever pray and Worship.

yaksasvarupaya jatadharaya pinakashastaya sanatanaya |
divyaya devaya digambaraya tasmai yakaraya namah sivaya:

Prostrations to that Ancient Naked God embodied as the letter Ya, the Yaksha incarnate whose hairs are long and matted and who holds Pinaka in his hand.

pancaksaramidam punyam yah pathecchivasannidhau|
sivalokamavapnoti sivena saha modate ||:

Whoever repeats this prayer, composed with the five holy letters before Lord Siva, attains that supreme abode of His and enjoys there with Him in eternal bliss.

Sivasakthi

Sarvalinga Stava:

O Omkaresvara, Umamahesvara,
Ramesvara, Tryambakesvara,
Mahabalesvara, Mahakalesvara, Muktesvara,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Jambukesvara, Kalahastisvara,
Tarakesvara, Paramesvara,
Narmadesvara, Nagesvara, Nanjundesvara,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Ardhanarisvara, Kapalisvara,
Brihadisvara, Bhuvanesvara, Kumbhesvara,
Vriddhachalesvara, Ekambaresvara,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Kailasapate, Pasupate,
Gauripate, Parvatipate,
Umapate, Sivakamipate,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Visvesa, Tyagesa, Sarvesa,
Sundaresa, Mahesa, Jagadisa,
Ghusrunesa, Matribhutesa,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Kailasanatha, Kashinatha,
Kedaranatha, Muktinatha,
Amaranatha, Pasupatinatha,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Kasi Visvanatha, Kanchinatha,
Somanatha, Baijnatha, Vaidyanatha,
Tunganatha, Trilokinatha,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Kalabhairava, Tripurantaka,
Nilalohita, Haro Hara,
Siva, Sambho, Sankara, Sadasiva,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Mahadeva, Mahakala,
Nilakantha, Nataraja, Chandrasekhara,
Chidambaresa, Papavimochaka,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Halasyasundara, Minakshisundara,
Kalyanasundara, Kadambavanasundara,
Srisaila-vasa, Virabhadra,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Gauri Sankara, Gangadhara,
Dakshinamurte, Mrityunjaya,

Om Namo Bhagavate Rudraya,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Vaikkatappa, Tiruvoniappa,
Chittambala, Ponnambala,
Chitsabhesa, Chidambaresa,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Kamadahana, Brahmasiraschheda,
Kurma-Matsya-Varaha-Svarupa,
Virabhairava, Vrishabharudha,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Kalantaka, Mallikarjuna,
Arunachala, Nandivahana, Bhikshadana, Bhaktarakshaka,
Om Namah Sivaya.

O Bhimasankara, Bhasmadhara,
Pannagabhushana, Pinakadhari,
Trilochana, Trisulapane,
Om Namah Sivaya.