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Vedic - Slokas

Early Morning Sloka Bhagavad Gita Slokas Goddess Durga Slokas
Bedtime Sloka Lord Ganesha  Slokas Goddess Parvati Slokas
Holy Bath Sloka Lord Krishna Slokas Lord Rama Slokas
Sloka While Eating Goddess Saraswati Slokas Lord Shiva Slokas
Sloka While Lighting Lamp Lord Vishnu Slokas Lord Hanuman Slokas
Goddess Lakshmi Slokas    

Lord Shiva Slokas

Lord shiva Slokas

Lord Shiva is both a destroyer and restorer. He is the God of Love and beloved of Parvati. He is one of the trimurthy?s.( Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) He is Satya, Shubham, Sundaram, Sivam, Kantam. Attributes of Shiva are Third Eye, Blue Throat, Crescent Moon, Matted Hair, Sacred Ganga, Ashes, Tiger Skin, Serpents, Trishul, Drum, Nandi. Shiva and Parvati are the parents of Karthikeya and Ganesha. Shiva lives with his family in Mount Kailash. Bull Nandi is his vehicle.

Shiva is one of the most popular gods of the Hindu religion. Shiva is also a kind-hearted god who blesses people. Sloka on Lord Shiva forms the part of prayers offered to the lord. Following is the Shloka for invoking Lord Shiva or Shiva Sloka :

(1)
Thryambakam Yajaamahe' Suganthim Pushtivardhanam |
Urvarukamiva Bandana-mr.uthyormuksheeya Ma-amr.uthathu ||
 
Meaning: We worship the three-eyed One, Lord Siva, Who is fragrant and Who nourishes all beings.May He liberate me from the death, for the sake of Immortality, just as the ripe cucumber gets severed from the bondage of the vines.

(2)
"Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli

Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee
Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree
Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree "

Meaning: Lord Shiva is seated on Mount Kailash; his forehead is decked with the moon and the king of serpents as a crown. The lord is full of compassion and the remover of illusion. Shiva is the only protector. I surrender myself to such great Lord Shiv-Shankar.

(3)
Vande Deva Umaa Pathim Suragurum
Vande Jagat Kaaranam
Vande Pannaga Bhooshanam Mruga Dharam
Vande Pashoonam Pathim
Vande Soorya Shashanka Vahni Nayanam
Vande Mukunda Priyam
Vande Bhakta Jana Ashrayam Cha Varadam
Vande Shiva Shankaram

Meaning: I bow down to the Lord of Uma (Parvathi), the divine Guru, the cause of the universe. I bow down to the Lord who is adorned with snake and wears tiger skin, the Lord of all creatures. I bow down to the Lord whose three eyes are the sun, moon and fire and to whom Lord Vishu is near. I bow down to the Lord who is the refuge of all devotees and the giver of boons, Shiva Shanakara

(4)
"Gauri Vallabha Kaamaarey
Kaala Koota Vishaasana
Maam Uddhhare Padambhoje
Tripura Agnyata Kaantaka"

Meaning: Please save me, oh Lord Kaamaarey (another name for Lord Shiva). You are mother Gauri's consort; You are the One who drank the kaala koota poison (which resulted from the churning of the ocean); You are the destroyer of the three cities. Oh Lord I have taken refuge at Your Feet.

(5)
He' Paarvathee Hrudhayavallaba Chandramoule'
Boodhaathiba Pramadhanaadha Girisavaasa |
He' Vaamadhe'va bhavarudhra Pinaakapaane'
Samsaaradh:ukkaka Hanaath Jadheesa Raksha ||

 

(6)
Nagendra Haaraaya Trilochanaaya
Bhasmanga Raagaya Maheshwaraya
Nithyaaya Suddhaaya Dhigambaraaya
Thasmai Na Kaaraaya Namashivaya Nama Shivaaya

Meaning: I offer my humble salutations to Lord Mahesvara who has a garland of serpants around the neck, who has three eyes, whose body is covered with ash, who is eternal who is pure who has the entire sky as his dress and who is embodies as the first letter Na.

(7)
Nandhikesha Mahaabhaaga Shivadhyaana
ParaayaNa Gowrinandana Sevaartham
AnujGYaa Daatum Marhasii

Meaning: O! Lord Nandhikesha, highly distinguished, Son of Gowri and wholly devoted in meditation of Lord Shiva, please grant us the deserving permission to worship Lord Shiva

(8)
Neelakantam Virupaksham Nirmalam
Nilayapradtham Namami Sirasa Devam
Kimno Mrithyu Karishyathee

Meaning: What can death do to me when I salute Lord Shiva whose throat is blue, who has three eyes, who is pure and blesses stability

(9)
Vamadevam Mahaadevam Lokanatham
Jagathgurum Namami Sirasadevamkimno
Mrityu Karishyathe

Meaning: What can death do to me when I bow to Lord Vamadeva (Shiva), who has three eyes and who is the universal preceptor and lord.

(10)
Gowree Vilaasa Bhavanaaya
Maheswaraaya Panchaananaya
Saranaagatha Rakshakaaya Sarvaaya
Sarva Jagathaam Adhipaaya Thasmai
Dharidhrya Dhuka Dhahanaaya Namasivaaya

Meaning: I salute Lord Shiva who removes poverty and sorrow, who is the Lord of Goddess Gowri, who has five faces, who protects his devotees and who is the Lord of this universe

(11)
Ganga Pravaahenthu Jadatharaaya
Thrilochanaya Smrakaala Hanthrey
Samastha Devairabhi Poojithaaya Shree
Vaidhyanathaaya Namachivaya

Meaning: Salutations to Sri Vaidhyanatha who holds the gushing waters of river Ganga and the crescent moon in this head locks. Salutations to the three eyed Lord Shiva worshipped by all Devas who subdued Yama and the Cupid.

(12)
Karacharana Kritham Vaa; Kayajam
Karmajam Vaa; Shravana Nayanajam Vaa;
Manasam Vaa Aparadham; Vihithama
Vihitham Vaa; Sarva Medha Kshamasvaa;
Jaya Jaya Karunabdhey ; Shree Mahadeva Shambo

Meaning :Oh Lord! Please forgive me for all the wrong actions that I have commited knowingly or unknowingly with my hands, feet, speech, body, ears, eyes and mind. Victory to you, Oh Lord of compassion and Mercy

LINGAASHTAKAM

  1. Brahma Muraari Suraarchita Lingam
    Nirmala Bhashita Shobhita Lingam
    Janmaja Dukha Vinaashaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning
    : I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is adored by Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods, which is praised by pure and holy speeches and which destroys the cycle of births and deaths.
     

  2. Devamuni Pravaraarchita Lingam
    Kaamadaham Karunaakara Lingam
    Raavana Darpa Vinaashaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sada Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is the destroyer of desires, which the Devas and the sages worship, which is infinitely compassionate and which subdued the pride of Raavana.
     

  3. Sarva Sugandha Sulepitha Lingam
    Buddhi Vivardhana Kaarana Lingam
    Siddha Suraasura Vanditha Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is lavishly smeared with variegated perfumes and scents, which elevates the power of thought and enkindles the light of discrimination, and before which the Siddhas and Suras and Asuras prostrate.
     

  4. Kanaka Mahaamani Bhushitha Lingam
    Phanipathi Veshtitha Shobhitha Lingam
    Daksha Suyajna Vinaashaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, the destroyer of Dakshas sacrifice, which is decorated with various ornaments, studded with different gems and rubies and which glows with the garland of the serpent Lord coiled around it.
     

  5. Kumkuma Chandana Lepitha Lingam
    Pankaja Haara Sushobhitha Lingam
    Sanchitha Paapa Vinaashaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is smeared with saffron and sandal paste, which is decorated with lotus garlands and which wipes out all accumulated sins.
     

  6. Devaganaarchitha Sevitha Lingam
    Bhaavair Bhakti Bhirevacha Lingam
    Dinakara Koti Prabhakara Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga which is worshipped by the multitude of Gods with genuine thoughts full of faith and devotion and whose splendor is like that of a million suns.
     

  7. Ashta Dalopari Veshtitha Lingam
    Sarva Samudbhava Kaarana Lingam
    Ashta Daridra Vinaashaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, destroyer of all poverty and misery in its eight aspects, which is the cause of all creation and which stands on the eight petalled Lotus.
     

  8. Suraguru Suravara Pujitha Lingam
    Suravana Pushpa Sadaarchitha Lingam
    Paraatparam Paramatmaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam


    Meaning: I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga which is the Transcendent Being and the Supreme Self, worshipped by all Suras and their preceptor (Brhaspathi), with innumerable flowers from the celestial gardens.

 

SHIVA PANCHAAKSHARA STOTRA

  1. Nagendra Haaraaya Thrilochanaaya
    Bhasmaanga Raagaaya Maheshvaraaya
    Nityaaya Suddhaaya Digambaraaya
    Tasmai Nakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya.

    Meaning
    : I offer my humble salutations to Lord Mahesvara - who has a garland of serpents around the neck; who has three eyes; whose body is covered with ash (vibhuti); who is eternal; who is pure; who has the entire sky as His dress and who is embodies as the first letter Na.
     

  2. Mandaakini Salila Chandana Chaarthitaaya
    Nandeesvara Pramatha Naatha Mahesvaraaya
    Mandaara Pushpa Vahu Pushpa Supoojitaaya
    Tasmai Makaaraaya Namah Shivaaya

    Meaning
    : I bow to Lord Mahesvara, who is embodied as Makaara (letter Ma), whose body is anointed with holy waters from the river Ganges and sandal paste, who is the sovereign king of the Pramatha Ganas and who is adorned with innumerable divine flowers such as Mandaara.
     

  3. Shivaaya Gauri Vadana Aravinda
    Sooryaaya Dakshaadhvara Naashakaaya
    Sree Neelakantaaya Vrisha Dhvajaaya
    Tasmai Shikaaraaya Namah Shivaaya

    Meaning
    : I offer my salutations to Lord Shiva, who is the resplendent sun for mother Gauri's lotus face (sun causes the lotus flower to open up and bloom; Lord Shiva makes mother Gauri's face bloom), who is the destroyer of Daksha's sacrificial ritual, who is the blue necked Lord (due to the Haalahala poison which He agreed to consume), whose banner bears the emblem of a bull and who is embodied as the letter Shi.
     

  4. Vasishta Kumbhodbhava Gautamaaya
    Muneendra Devaarchita Sekharaaya
    Chandraarka Vaishvaanara Lochanaaya
    Tasmai Vakaaraaya Namah Shivaaya

    Meaning
    : I prostrate before the God of Gods, who is worshipped and prayed to by great sages such as Vashishta, Agastya and Gautama, whose eyes are sun, moon and the fire and who is embodied as Vakaara (letter Va).
     

  5. Yajna Swaroopaaya Jataadharaaya
    Pinaaka Hasthaaya Sanaatanaaya
    Divyaaya Devaaya Digambaraaya
    Tasmai Yakaraaya Namah Shivaaya.

    Meaning
    : Prostrartions to the sacred Lord who is the Yaksa incarnate, whose hairs are long and matted, who holds Pinaaka (trident) in His hand, who has the entire sky as His attire and who is embodied as the letter Ya.
     

  6. Panchaaksharam Idam Punyam
    Yah Pateh Shiva Sannidhau
    Shivaloka Mavaapnothee
    Shivena Saha Modate


    Meaning
    : Whoever repeats this prayer composed with the five holy letters before Lord Shiva, attains that supreme abode of His and enjoys the eternal Bliss.

       

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