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Shiva Stotram

Shiva Stotram

Shiva Stotram is a devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Shiva, extolling his divine qualities and seeking his blessings. Here are some of the most revered Shiva Stotras that are chanted by devotees to invoke the grace and protection of Lord Shiva.

Shiva Tandava Stotram

The Shiva Tandava Stotram is a powerful hymn that describes the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva. Which is created by Ravana, the demon king and a great devotee of Shiva.

जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले
गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजंगतुंगमालिकाम्।
डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं
चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम्॥१॥

Jata-atavi-Galaj-jala-pravaha-pavita-sthale
Gale-avalambya Lambitäm Bhujanga-tunga-malikăm |
Damad-damad-damad-daman-ninādavad-damar-vayam
Chakara Chanda-tandavam Tanotu Nah Shivah Shivam ||1||

जटाकटाहसंभ्रम भ्रमन्निलिंपनिर्झरी
विलोलवीचिवल्लरी विराजमानमूर्धनि।
धगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वलल्ललाटपट्टपावके
किशोरचंद्रशेखरे रति प्रतिक्षणं मम॥२॥

Jata kata hasambhrama bhramanilimpanirjhari
Vilolavichivalarai virajamanamurdhani | 
Dhagadhagadhagajjva lalalata pattapavake
Kishora chandrashekhare ratih pratikshanam mama ||2||

धराधरेन्द्रनंदिनी विलासबन्धुबन्धुर-
स्फुरद्दिगन्तसंतति प्रमोदमानमानसे।
कृपाकटाक्षधोरणी निरुद्धदुर्धरापदि
क्वचिद्दिगम्बरे(क्वचिच्चिदम्बरे) मनो विनोदमेतु वस्तुनि॥३॥

Dhara dharendra nandini vilasa bandhu bandhura
Sphuradiganta santati pramoda man manase | 
Krupakata kshadhorani nirudhadur dharapadi
Kvachidi gambare mano vinodametu vastuni ||3||

जटाभुजंगपिंगलस्फुरत्फणामणिप्रभा
कदंबकुंकुमद्रवप्रलिप्तदिग्वधूमुखे।
मदान्धसिंधुरस्फुरत्त्वगुत्तरीयमेदुरे
मनो विनोदमद्भुतं बिभर्तु भूतभर्तरि॥४॥

Jata bhujanga pingala sphurat phana mani prabha
Kadamba kunkuma drava pralipta digva dhumukhe |
Madandha sindhura sphura tvaguttari ya medure
Mano vinoda madbhutam bibhartu bhuta bhartari ||4||

सहस्रलोचनप्रभृत्यशेषलेखशेखर-
प्रसूनधूलिधोरणी विधूसरांघ्रिपीठभूः।
भुजंगराजमालया निबद्धजाटजूटकः
श्रियै चिराय जायतां चकोरबंधुशेखरः॥५॥

Sahasra lochana prabhritya shesha lekha shekhara
Prasuna dhulidhorani vidhu saranghri pithabhuh |
Bhujanga raja malaya nibaddha jata jutaka
Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakora bandhu shekharah ||5||

ललाटचत्वरज्वलद्धनंजयस्फुलिंगभा-
निपीतपंचसायकं नमन्निलिंपनायकम्।
सुधामयूखलेखया विराजमानशेखरं
महा(घ)कपालिसंपदेशिरोजटालमस्तु नः॥६॥

Lalata chatva rajvala dhanan jaya sphu lingabha
Nipita pancha sayakam naman nilimpa nayakam |
Sudha mayukha lekhaya viraja mana shekharam
Maha kapali sampade shiro jata lamastu nah ||6||

करालभालपट्टिकाधगद्धगद्धगज्ज्वल-
द्धनंजयाहुतीकृतप्रचंडपंचसायके।
धराधरेन्द्रनंदिनीकुचाग्रचित्रपत्रक-
प्रकल्पनैकशिल्पिनि त्रिलोचने रतिर्मम॥७॥

Karala phala pattika dhagad dhagad dhagajjvala
Ddhanan jaya dhari kruta prachanda pancha sayake |
Dhara dharendra nandini kuchagra chitra patraka
Prakalpa naika shilpini trilochane ratirmama ||7||

नवीनमेघमंडली निरुद्धदुर्धरस्फुर-
त्कुहूनिशीथिनीतमः प्रबन्धबद्धकन्धरः।
निलिंपनिर्झरीधरस्तनोतु कृत्तिसिंधुरः
कला(निधान)बन्धुरः श्रियं जगंद्धुरंधरः॥८॥

Navina megha mandali niruddha durdha rasphurat
Kuhunishithi nitamah prabandha baddha kandharah |
Nilimpa nirjhari dhara stanotu krutti sindhurah
Kala nidhana bandhurah shriyam jagad dhurandharah ||8||

प्रफुल्लनीलपंकजप्रपंचकालिमप्रभा-
वलम्बिकण्ठकंदलीरुचिप्रबंधकंधरम्।
स्मरच्छिदं पुरच्छिदं भवच्छिदं मखच्छिदं
गजच्छिदांधकच्छिदं तमन्तकच्छिदं भजे॥९॥

Prafulla nila pankaja prapancha kali maprabha
Valambi kantha kandali ruchi prabaddha kandharam |
Smarachhidam purachhidam bhavachhidam makhachhidam
Gajachhidandha kachhidam tamanta kachhidam bhaje ||9||

अखर्वसर्वमंगला कलाकदम्बमंजरी
रसप्रवाहमाधुरी विजृंभणामधुव्रतम्।
स्मरान्तकं पुरान्तकं भवान्तकं मखान्तकं
गजान्तकांधकान्तकं तमन्तकान्तकं भजे॥१०॥

Agarva sarva mangala kala kadamba manjari
Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbhana madhuvratam |
Smarantakam purantakam bhavantakam makhantakam
Gajanta kandha kantakam tamanta kantakam bhaje ||10||


द्विनिर्गमत्क्रमस्फुरत्करालभालहव्यवाट्।
धिमिद्धिमिद्धिमिध्वनन्मृदंगतंगणि(डि)द्वनिः
शिवाय शेवधां यथा विधीयते व्रतं सदा॥११॥

Jayatvada bhravibhrama bhramad bhujanga mashvasa
Dvinirgamatkrama sphurat karala phala havyavat |
Dhimid dhimid dhimidhvanan mrudanga tunga mangala
Dhvani krama pravartita prachanda tandavah shivah ||11||

दृषद्विचित्रतल्पयोर्भुजंगमौक्तिकस्रजोर्-
गरिष्ठरत्नलोष्ठयोः सुहृद्विपक्षपक्षयोः।
तृणारविंदचक्षुषोः प्रजामहीमहेन्द्रयोः
समप्रवृत्तिकः कदा सदाशिवं भजाम्यहम्॥१२॥

Drushadvi chitra talpayor bhujanga maukti kasrajor
Garishtha ratna loshthayoh suhrudvi paksha pakshayoh |
Trushnara vinda chakshushoh praja mahi mahendrayoh
Samam pravartayan manah kada sada shivam bhaje ||12||

जयत्वदभ्रविभ्रमभ्रमद्भुजंगमश्वस-कदा निलिंपनिर्झरीनिकुजकोटरे वसन्
विमुक्तदुर्मतिः सदा शिरःस्थमञ्जलिं वहन्।
विलोललोललोचनो ललामभाललग्नकः
शिवेति मंत्रमुच्चरन् कदा सुखी भवाम्यहम्॥१३॥

Kada nilimpa nirjhari nikunja kotare vasan
Vimukta durmatih sada shirah sthamanjalim vahan |
Vimukta lola lochano lalama bhala lagnakah
Shiveti mantra munchharan kada sukhi bhavamyaham ||13||

इमं हि नित्यमेवमुक्तमुत्तमोत्तमं स्तवं
पठन्स्मरन् ब्रुवन्नरो विशुद्धमेति सन्ततम्।
हरे गुरौ सुभक्तिमाशु यान्ति नांयथा गतिं
विमोहनं हि देहिनां सुशंकरस्य चिंतनम्॥१४॥

Imamhi nityameva mukta mutta mottamam stavam
Pathansmaran bruvannaro vishuddhi meti santatam |
Hare gurav subhakti mashu yati nanyatha gatim
Vimohanam hi dehinam sushankarasya chintanam ||14||

पूजाऽवसानसमये दशवक्त्रगीतं
यः शम्भूपूजनमिदं पठति प्रदोषे।
तस्य स्थिरां रथगजेन्द्रतुरंगयुक्तां
लक्ष्मीं सदैव सुमुखिं प्रददाति शम्भुः॥१५॥

Puja vasanasamaye dashavaktragitam,
Yah shambhupujanaparam pathati pradoshhe |
Tasya sthiram rathagajendraturangayuktam,
Lakshmim sadaiva sumukhim pradadati shambhuh ||15||

Meaning:

  1. The sacred water flowing from Shiva’s matted hair and drenching his neck, is like a garland of moving serpents. As he dances the Tandava, let that Lord Shiva, who grants auspiciousness, bless us with prosperity.

  2. The water from the celestial river, swirling in his matted hair, shines on his forehead. As the fire burns on his fierce face, and the crescent moon adorns his head, may Lord Shiva, who performs the cosmic dance, bless us always.

  3. The daughter of the mountain king, absorbed in his dance, enjoys the great joy of union. May we always find our delight in the compassionate glances of the Lord, who wears the sky as his garment.

  4. His hair is adorned with serpents, and their jewels shine like a myriad of lights. The celestial damsels are smeared with fragrant kumkum from the inner recesses of the universe. May our minds always dwell in the wonder of the Lord, who supports all beings.

  5. The dust from the flowers of the heavenly regions, which decorates the feet of Lord Shiva, is like a cloud of incense. He who has a garland of snakes, and who wears the crescent moon, may he bestow upon us prosperity and auspiciousness.

  6. His forehead is brilliantly illuminated with the flames from the sacrificial fire. He consumes the arrows of Kamadeva (the god of love), and he is revered by all the celestial beings. With his matted hair crowned with the moon, may Lord Shiva’s blessings be upon us.

  7. His fierce forehead bears the fire that consumes the offerings. The beautiful daughter of the mountain king, adorns herself with artistic designs on her breasts. May the three-eyed Lord, who is the master of all, delight our minds.

  8. His neck, dark as a cluster of new clouds, is suffused with the water from the Ganges. He holds the moon, a friend of the Chakora bird, on his head. May that Lord, who supports the universe, bless us with prosperity.

  9. I bow to him who destroys desire, who vanquishes the cities, who ends the cycle of birth and death, who shatters the offerings of the Yagna, who destroys the demons, and who crushes the god of death.

  10. May the great Lord, who is the essence of all that is auspicious, and who radiates the sweetness of a blooming garden, bless us. He destroys the god of love, the lord of cities, the lord of sacrifices, the elephant demon, and the blind demon.

  11. May Shiva, whose dancing arms are adorned with moving snakes, whose fierce forehead bears the sacrificial fire, and whose drums beat with the rhythm of creation, bless us always.

  12. When shall I worship Lord Shiva, with equal reverence for the bed of stones or flowers, for gold or dust, for friends or enemies, for grass or lotus, for the king or commoner, for everything being the same?

  13. When shall I, free from delusion, live in the hollow of a tree in the forest, always meditating on Lord Shiva, with a matted head, unblinking eyes, and the moon on his forehead, chanting “Shiva,” and being happy?

  14. Anyone who recites this supreme hymn, which is pure and uplifting, will attain the purest state. Devotees who sincerely worship Lord Shiva and contemplate him will reach a high state and not fall into delusion.

  15. During the evening prayers, one who recites this hymn sung by Ravana at the time of Shiva’s worship, will be blessed by Shiva with prosperity, wealth, and a happy life.

 

2. Lingashtakam

The Lingashtakam is a popular hymn consisting of eight verses that glorify the Shiva Linga, a symbolic representation of Lord Shiva.

Stotra:

ब्रह्ममुरारि सुरार्चित लिङ्गं, निर्मल भासित शोभित लिङ्गम्।
जन्मज दुःख विनाशक लिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥१॥

Brahmamurari Surarchita Lingam, Nirmala Bhasita Shobhita Lingam
Janmaja Dukha Vinashaka Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

देवमुनि प्रवरार्चित लिङ्गं, कामदहन करुणाकर लिङ्गम्।
रावण दर्प विनाशन लिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥२॥

Devamuni Pravarchita Lingam, Kamadahankaranukar Lingam
Ravana Darpa Vinashana Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

सर्वसुगन्धि सुलेपित लिङ्गं, बुद्धिविवर्धन कारण लिङ्गम्।
सिद्धसुरासुरवन्दित लिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥३॥

Sarvasugandhi Sulepita Lingam, Buddhi Vivardhana Karan Lingam
Siddha Surasura Vandita Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

कण्ठसुगल्लर जावृत लिङ्गं, कुण्डलमण्डित भूसित लिङ्गम्।
पङ्कज हार सुवर्णलिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥४॥

Kanthasugallra Javrta Lingam, Kundalamandita Bhusita Lingam
Pankaja Hara Suvarna Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

सर्वसुगन्धि सुसोभित लिङ्गं, बुद्धिविवर्धन कारण लिङ्गम्।
सिद्धसुरासुरवन्दित लिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥५॥

Sarvasugandhi Susobhit Lingam, Buddhi Vivardhana Karan Lingam
Siddha Surasura Vandita Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

महेश्वर लिङ्गं, महादेव लिङ्गं, मन्दार पुष्प बहुपूजित लिङ्गम्।
कंदर्पदर्शन हर लिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥६॥

Maheshwara Lingam, Mahadeva Lingam, Mandara Pushpa Bahupujita Lingam
Kandarpa Darshana Hara Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

सुरगुरु सुरवरपूजित लिङ्गं, सुरवन पुष्प सदाऽर्चित लिङ्गम्।
परात्म लिङ्गं, पारमेश्वर लिङ्गं, तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिङ्गम्॥७॥

Suraguru Suravara Pujita Lingam, Suravana Pushpa Sadaarchita Lingam
Paratma Lingam, Parameshwara Lingam, Tat Pranamami Sadashiva Lingam

लिङ्गाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं, यः पठेच्छिवसन्निधौ।
शिवलोकमवाप्नोति, शिवेन सह मोदते॥८॥

Lingashtakamidam Punyam, Yah Pathecchivasannidhau
Shivalokamavapnoti, Shivena Saha Modate

Meaning:

“I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu, and other gods, which is pure and resplendent, and which destroys the sorrows of birth. I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is revered by the gods and sages, which grants desires, and which destroys the pride of Ravana. I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is adorned with all kinds of fragrances, which enhances wisdom, and which is worshipped by the perfected beings and gods. I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is garlanded with serpents, which is decorated with ornaments, and which shines with golden lotuses. I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is adorned with divine fragrances and flowers, which enhances wisdom, and which is worshipped by the gods and demons. I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is the great god, which is worshipped with mandara flowers, and which destroys the god of love. I bow to the Shiva Lingam, which is worshipped by the preceptors of the gods and the best of gods, which is always adorned with flowers from the celestial groves, which is the supreme soul, and which is the supreme lord. Whoever recites this Lingashtakam in the presence of Shiva will attain the abode of Shiva and will rejoice there with Shiva.”

Learn more about the: Shiv Mantras and Chants

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