Shri Shiva Panchakshar Strotam

shiv panchakshar stotram
Composed by great Saint and poet Adi Shankaracharya, Shiv Panchakshar strot is a boon for devotees of Shiva. Its recitation is very auspicious during the month of Shravan (Sawan).

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Shri Shiv Panchakshar Strotam

Nagendra-Haaraaya Tri-Lochanaaya
Bhasma-Anga-Raagaaya Maheshvaraaya |
Nityaaya Shuddhaaya Dig-Ambaraaya
Tasmai “Na” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||1||

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय

Who has three eyes, whose body is smeared with ashes, who wear clothes of directions means who is ever free, I bow down to ‘Na’ form of Shiv who is pure immortal Lord of Gods.

Mandaakinii-Salila-Chandan-Charchitaaya
Nandi-Eshvar-Pramatha-Naatha-Maheshvaraaya |
Mandaara-Pushpa-Bahu-Pushpa-Su-Puujitaaya
Tasmai “Ma” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||2||

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय
नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।
मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय,
तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय।।

Who is worshiped by water from sacred river Ganga and smeared with sandal paste, revered with mandaar and other beautiful flowers. I salute to ‘Ma‘ form of Shiv who is the Lord of Nandi and other creatures.

Shivaaya Gauri-Vadana-Abja-Vrinda- 
Suuryaaya Daksha-dhvara-Naashakaaya |
Shri-Niilakanntthaaya Vrisa-Dhvajaaya
Tasmai “Shi” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||3||

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबृंदा
सूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय,
तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ।।

 

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Who is blissful, and whose divine aura, which is like the sun brightens up beautiful smile of Devi Parvathi. Who destroyed Yagya of Daksha, whose flag has an image of a bull. I salute to’ shi‘ form of blue throat Shiva.

Vashissttha-Kumbhodbhava-Gautama-Aarya-
Muni-Indra-Deva-Aarcita-Shekharaaya |
Chandra-Aarka-Vaishvaanara-Lochanaaya
Tasmai “Va” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||4||

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्र देवार्चिता शेखराय ।
चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय,
तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ।।

Vashistha, Agastya, and Gautham like great sages and Indra and other devas revered him and worship him. I bow down to ‘Va’ form of Shiva who has Sun, Moon, and Agni (fire) as his eyes.

Yajnya-Svaruupaaya Jataa-Dharaaya
Pinaaka-Hastaaya Sanaatanaaya |
Divyaaya Devaaya Dig-Ambaraaya
Tasmai “Ya” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||5||

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय।।

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Who is an embodiment of Yajna( sacrifice), who has matted hair, and carry trident in his hand, I bow down to ‘Ya’ form of divine and eternal Shiva.

Panchaaksaram-Idam Punnyam Yah Patthe-ch-Shiva-Sannidhau|
Shivalokam-vaapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||6||

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते।।

One who recites these verses in front of Shiva Linga attains Shiv Loka (Adobe of Shiva) and will be blissful forever.

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