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Saturday, 28 May 2016

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram - A Prayer On The Five Names Of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva
Lord Shiva
Shiva Panchakshara Stotra is another popular stotras on lord Shiva. Pancha means 5, akshara means letters : Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya. These 5 letters represent the Shiva Panchakshara. One letter is used in each of the 5 verses. Each letter is represents lord Shiva. Reciting this stotra is an easy way to please Him. This stotra is composed by Sri Shankaracharya.

Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya,
Bhasmanga ragaya maheshwaraya,
Nityaya shudhaya digambaraya,
Tasmai Na karaya namah shivaya||1||

My salutations to the letter “Na” , which is Shiva,
Who wears as garland the king of snakes.
Who has three eyes,
Who wears ash all over Him,
Who is the greatest Lord,
Who is forever,
Who is the cleanest,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress

Mandakini salila chandana charchithaya,
Nandeeshwara pramatha natha maheshwaraya,
Mandara pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya,
Tasmai Ma karaya namah shivaya||2||

My salutations to the letter “Ma” , which is Shiva,
Who is bathed by waters of ganges,
Who applies sandal paste all over him,
Who has Lord Nandi as his chiefton,
Who is the greatest lord,
And who is worshipped by Mandhara and many other flowers.

Shivaaya gowri vadanabja vrinda,
Suryaya daksha dwara naashakaya,
Sri neela kanTaya vrisha dwajaya,
Tasmai Shi karaya namah shivaya||3||

My salutations to the letter “Si” , which is Shiva,
Who is peace personified,
Who is like Sun to the Lotus face of Gowri,
Who destroyed the fire sacrifice of Daksha,
Who has a blue neck,
And who has a bull in his flag.

Vasishta kumbhodhbhava gowthamarya,
Munindra devarchitha shekharaya,
Chandrarka vaishwaanara lochanaya,
Tasmai Va karaya namah shivaya||4||

My salutations to the letter “Va” , which is Shiva,
Who is worshipped by great sages like,
Vasishta, Agasthya and Gowthama ,
As also the devas,
And who has sun , moon and fire as his three eyes.

Yaksha swaroopaya jaTadharaya,
Pinaka hasthaya sanathanaya,
Divyaya devaaya digambaraya,
Tasmai Ya karaya namah shivaya||5||

My salutations to the letter “Ya” , which is Shiva,
Who takes the form of Yaksha,
Who has a tufted hair,
Who is armed with spear,
Who is forever filled with peace,
Who is godly,
Who is the great God,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress.

Phala shruti

Panchaksharamidam punyam,
Ya paTeth Shiva sannidhow,
Shivalokam avapnothi,
Shive na saha modathe ||6||

Those who read these holy five letters great,
In the temple of Shiva,.
Would go to the world of Shiva,
And be forever happy with Him.

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