Friday, 8 July 2011

Siva Mantras

1 .OM nama Sivàya
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.


2.Om tatpurusaya vidmahe mahadevaya dhimahi tanno rudrahpracodyat

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.


3.Om trayambakm yajamahe sugandhim pustivardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhananmrtyormuksiya ma amrtat

I bow down to that three-eyed Lord Siva, who is full of sweet fragrance, who nourishes the 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-Panchakshara-Stotram


Nagendra Haraya Trilochanaya Bhasmanga Ragaya Maheshwaraya
Nityaya Shuddhaya Digambaraya Tasmai Nakaraya Namah Shivaya

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.


Mandakini Salila Chandana Charchitaya Nandishwar Pramad Nath Maheshwaraya
Mandara Mukhya Bahu Pushpa Supujitaya Tasmai Makaraya Namah Shivaya

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.


Shivaya Gowri Vadanabja Vrunda Suryaya Daksha Dwar Nashakaya
Shree Neelakantthaya Vrushshadhwajaya Tasmai Shikaraya Namah Shivaya

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.


Vashishtha Kumbhodbhava Gowtamarya Munindra Devarchita Shekharaya
Chandrarka Vaishwanar Lochanaya Tasmai Vakaraya Namah Shivaya

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.


Yadnya Swarupaya Jatadharaya Pinaka Hastaya Sanatanaya
Diwyaya Devaya Digambaraya Tasmai Yakaraya Namah Shivaya

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.


Panchakshara Idham Punyam Yah pateth Shiva Sannidhou
Shivalokamavapnothi Shivenah Sahamodhathe

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.

Siva-Shadakshara-Stotram


Omkaran bindusamyuktam nityam dhyayanthi yoginah
Kamadam moksadam caiva Omkaraya namo namah

May our salutations ever be unto Omkara upon which the Yogins fix their minds constantly in deep meditations and which satiates all desires and sanctions eternal salvation.


Namanti munayo deva namantyapsarasam ganah
Nara namati devesam nakaraya namo namah

The mortals and the sages, the gods and the bands of Apsaras bow to the Supreme Lord, who embodied as Nakara, we salute again.


Mahadevam mahatmanam mahaksyanaparaynam
Sivamekapadam nityam sikaraya namo namah

To that Great Effulgent Being, embodied as Makara, who is the Transcendent Self, the destroyer of multifarious sins and the Supreme Object of worship and meditation, we salute ever and ever again.


Sivam santam jagannatham lokanugrahakarakam
Sivamekapadam nityam sikaraya namo namah

To the all-auspicious and all-powerful Lord of the universe, embodied as the letter Si, who bestows peace and prosperity upon the world and who is One and Eternal, may our salutations always be.


Vahanam vrsabho yasya vasukih kanthabhusanam
Vame saktidhram devam vakaraya namo namah

Who wears Sakti on the left hand and who has a bull to ride on and the serpent king Vasuki to garland, to him embodied as Vakara we salute again and again.


Yatra Yatra sthito devah sarvavyapi mahesvarah
Yo Guruh sarvadevanam yakaraya namo namah

To the all-pervading Mahesvara, embodied as the letter Ya, God with a form and without, who is the preceptor of the shining ones, wherever He may be, may our salutations be.


Pancaksaramidam stotram yah pathecchivasannidhau
Sivalokamavapnoti sivena saha modate

Whoever repeats this prayer, composed with the five letters, ‘Namah Sivaya’ before Lord Siva, enjoys Supreme Bliss in His Eternal Abode.

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