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The 108 Names of Lord Shiva 1

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! eS:v:ay: n:m:H . Om Shivaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Auspicious One

! m:hðÃ:ray: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Great God Shiva

! S:öB:v:ð n:m:H .

Om Shambhave Namaha

Obeisances to the God who exists for our happiness alone

! ep:n:aekn:ð n:m:H . Om Pinakine Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma

! S:eS:S:ðK:ray: n:m:H .

Om Shashishekharaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who wears the crescent moon in his hair

! v:am:dðv:ay: n:m:H .

Om Vamadevaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way

! ev:−p:ax:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the God of spotless form

! kp:edün:ð n:m:H .

Om Kapardine Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord with thickly matted hair

! n:il:l::ðeht:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the God splendid as the red sun at daybreak

Om Maheshvaraya Namaha 3

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Om Virupakshaya Namaha 8

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Om Nilalohitaya Namaha


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! S:ökray: n:m:H .

Om Shankaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the source of all prosperity

! S:Ül:p:aN:y:ð n:m:H .

Om Shulapanaye Namaha

Obeisances to the God who carries a spear

! K:XÏv:aöeg:n:ð n:m:H .

Om Khatvangine Namaha

Obeisances to the God who carries a knurled club

! ev:\N:Øv:ll:B:ay: n:m:H .

Om Vishnuvallabhaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu

! eS:ep:ev:Äay: n:m:H . Om Shipivishtaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord whose form emits great rays of light

! Aöeb:kan:aT:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to Ambika's Lord

! Â:ikNYay: n:m:H . Om Shrikantaya Namaha

Obeisances to he whose throat is shining blue

! B:Vt:v:ts:l:ay: n:m:H . Om Bhaktavatsalaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who loves His devotees like new born calves

! B:v:ay: n:m:H .

Om Bhavaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is existence itself

! S:v:aüy: n:m:H .

Obeisances to Shiva who is all

! e*:l::ðkñS:ay: n:m:H . Om Trilokeshaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds

! eS:et:kNYay: n:m:H . Om Shitakanthaya Namaha

Obeisances to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue

! eS:v:a e)y:ay: n:m:H . Om Shivapriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the god who is dear to Shakti

! ug:Òay: n:m:H .

Om Ugraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva whose presence is awesome and overwhelming

! kp:ael:n:ð n:m:H . Om Kapaline Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull

! Kam:ary:ð n:m:H .

Om Kamaraye Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who conquers all passions

! AnD:kas:Ørs:àdn:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka

Om Ambikanathaya Namaha 16

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Om Sarvaya Namaha 20

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Om Andhakasura Sudanaya Namaha


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! g:ög:aD:ray: n:m:H .

Om Gangadharaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair

! l:l:aXax:ay: n:m:H . Om Lalatakshaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord whose sport is creation

! kal:kal:ay: n:m:H . Om Kalakalaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is the death of death

! káp:aen:D:y:ð n:m:H .

Om Kripanidhaye Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is the treasure of compassion

! B:im:ay: n:m:H .

Om Bhimaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva whose strength is awesome

! p:rS:Øhst:ay: n:m:H .

Om Parashu Hastaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who wields an axe in his hands

! m:àg:p:aN:y:ð n:m:H .

Om Mrigapanayae Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness

! j:XaD:ray: n:m:H .

Om Jatadharaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair

! kól:aS:v:aes:n:ð n:m:H . Om Kailasavasine Namaha

Obeisances to the God who abides on Mount Kailas

! kv:ec:n:ð n:m:H .

Om Kavachine Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is wrapped in armor

! kY:ðray: n:m:H .

Om Kathoraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who causes all growth

! e*:p:Ørant:kay: n:m:H . Om Tripurantakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities

! v:à\:aökay: n:m:H .

Om Vrishankaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose emblem is a bull (Nandi)

! v:à\:B:a−Zay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to Shiva who rides a bull

Om Vrishabharudhaya Namaha 41

! B:sm::ð¹Þel:t: ev:g:Òhay: n:m:H .

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! s:am:e)y:ay: n:m:H . Om Samapriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda

! sv:rm:y:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to Shiva who creates through sound

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Obeisances to the Lord covered with Om Bhasmoddhulita Vigrahaya Namaha holy ash

Om Svaramayaya Namaha


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! *:y:im:Üt:üy:ð n:m:H .

Om Trayimurtaye Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is worshiped in three forms

! An:iÃ:ray: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the undisputed Lord

! s:v:üway: n:m:H .

Om Sarvagyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who knows all things

! p:rm:atm:n:ð n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Supreme Self

! s::ðm:s:Üy:aüegn:l::ðc:n:ay: n:m:H . Om Somasuragni Lochanaya Namaha

Obeisances to the light of the eyes of Soma, Surya and Agni

! hev:\:ð n:m:H .

Om Havishe Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee

! y:wm:y:ay: n:m:H .

Om Yagyamayaya Namaha

Obeisances to the architect of all sacrificial rites

! s::ðm:ay: n:m:H .

Om Somaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision

! p:öc:v:V*:ay: n:m:H .

Om Panchavaktraya Namaha

Obeisances to the God of the five activities

! s:daeS:v:ay: n:m:H . Om Sadashivaya Namaha

Obeisances to the eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva

! ev:Ã:ðÃ:ray: n:m:H .

Om Vishveshvaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos

! v:irB:dÓay: n:m:H .

Om Virabhadraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva the foremost of heroes

! g:N:n:aT:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the God of the Ganas

! )j:ap:t:y:ð n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Creator

! ehrNy:rðt:s:ð n:m:H .

Om Hiranyaretase Namaha

Obeisances to the God who emanates golden souls

! dÙD:ü\:aüy: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the unconquerable being

! eg:riS:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the monarch of the holy mountain Kailas

Om Anishvaraya Namaha 46

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Om Paramatmane Namaha 48

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Om Gananathaya Namaha 57

Om Prajapataye Namaha 58

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Om Durdharshaya Namaha 60

Om Girishaya Namaha


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! eg:erS:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Lord of the Himalayas

! An:G:ay: n:m:H .

Om Anaghaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who can inspire no fear

! B:Øj:ög:B:Ü\:N:ay: n:m:H .

Om Bujangabhushanaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord adorned with golden snakes

! B:g:aüy: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the foremost of rishis

! eg:erD:nv:n:ð n:m:H .

Om Giridhanvane Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose weapon is a mountain

! eg:ere)y:ay: n:m:H . Om Giripriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is fond of mountains

! káe¶:v:as:s:ð n:m:H . Om Krittivasase Namaha

Obeisances to the God who wears clothes of hide

! p:Ørarat:y:ð n:m:H . Om Purarataye Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness

! B:g:v:t:ð n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Lord of prosperity

! )m:T:aeD:p:ay: n:m:H .

Om Pramathadhipaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is served by goblins

! m:àty:Øöj:y:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the conqueror of death

! s:Üxm:t:n:v:ð n:m:H .

Obeisances to the subtlest of the subtle

! j:g:¾Ðy:aep:n:ð n:m:H . Om Jagadvyapine Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who fills the whole world

! j:g:dÏg:Ø,v:ð n:m:H .

Obeisances to the guru of all the worlds

! vy::ðm:kñS:ay: n:m:H .

Om Vyomakeshaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose hair is the spreading sky above

! m:has:ðn:j:n:kay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the origin of Mahasena

! c:a,ev:#m:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims

Om Girishaya Namaha 62

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Om Bhargaya Namaha 65

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Om Bhagavate Namaha 70

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Om Mritunjayaya Namaha 72

Om Sukshmatanave Namaha 73

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Om Jagadgurave Namaha 75

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Om Mahasenajanakaya Namaha 77

Om Charuvikramaya Namaha


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! ,dÓay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Lord who is fit to be praised

! B:Üt:p:t:y:ð n:m:H .

Om Bhutapataye Namaha

Obeisances to the source of living creatures, including the Bhutas, or ghostly creatures

! sT:aN:v:ð n:m:H .

Om Sthanave Namaha

Obeisances to the firm and immovable deity

! Ahy:ðb:Ø¿y:ay: n:m:H .

Om Ahirbudhnyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini

! edg:öb:ray: n:m:H .

Om Digambaraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos

! AÄm:Üt:üy:ð n:m:H .

Om Ashtamurtaye Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who has eight forms

! An:ðkatm:n:ð n:m:H . Om Anekatmane Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is the one soul

! s:aetv:kay: n:m:H . Om Satvikaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord of boundless energy

! S:عev:g:Òhay: n:m:H .

Om Shuddha Vigrahaya Namaha

Obeisances to him who is free of all doubt and dissension

! S:aÃ:t:ay: n:m:H .

Om Shashvataya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, endless and eternal

! K:NRp:rS:v:ð n:m:H .

Om Khandaparashave Namaha

Obeisances to the God who cuts through the mind's despair

! Away: n:m:H . Om Ajaya Namaha

Obeisances to the instigator of all that occurs

! p:aS:ev:m::ðc:kay: n:m:H . Om Papavimochakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who releases all fetters

! m:àRay: n:m:H .

Om Mridaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who shows only mercy

! p:S:Øp:t:y:ð n:m:H .

Om Pashupataye Namaha

Obeisances to the ruler of all evolving souls, the animals

! dðv:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the foremost of devas, demigods

! m:hadðv:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the greatest of the gods

Om Rudraya Namaha 79

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Om Devaya Namaha 94

Om Mahadevaya Namaha


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! Avy:y:ay: n:m:H . Om Avyayaya Namaha

Obeisances to the one never subject to change

! hry:ð n:m:H .

Om Haraye Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who dissolves all bondage

! B:g:n:ð*:eB:dð n:m:H .

Om Pashudantabhide Namaha

Obeisances to the one who punished Pushan

! Avy:Vt:ay: n:m:H . Om Avyagraya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is steady and unwavering

! dx:aDv:rhray: n:m:H .

Om Dakshadhvaraharaya Namaha

Obeisances to the destroyer of Daksha's conceited sacrifice

! hray: n:m:H .

Om Haraya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos

! p:Ü\:dnt:eB:dð n:m:H .

Om Bhaganetrabhide Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly

! Avy:g:Òay: n:m:H . Om Avyaktaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is subtle and unseen

! s:h+ax:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the Lord of limitless forms

! s:h+p:dð n:m:H .

Om Sahasrapade Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is standing and walking everywhere

! Ap:v:g:ü)day: n:m:H .

Om Apavargapradaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who gives and takes all things

! An:nt:ay: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the God who is unending

! t:arkay: n:m:H . Om Tarakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the great liberator of mankind

! p:rm:ðÃ:ray: n:m:H .

Obeisances to the great God

Om Sahasrakshaya Namaha 104

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Om Anantaya Namaha 107

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Om Parameshvaraya Namaha

.. Eet: Â:ieS:v:aÄ:ð¶:rS:t: n:am:av:el:H .. Iti Sri Shiva-Ashtottarashata-Namavali Whoever chants these 108 auspicious Names of Lord Shiva, will be blessed by the Lord. This Shiva-Stotra is capable of removing all sins. May the lord of all beings become greatly pleased with anyone who has learnt this by heart and/or reads or recalls these names with singlemindedness!


Shiva Stotra Namavali