Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Monday, 26 February 2018

Shiva Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||










I shall meditate upon supreme Lord Shiva who is Shambhu/auspicious, he is Maheshvara who is wielded in weapon Pinakin, he is Shashishekhara who is adorned in crescent moon on matted hair locks, he is Vamadeva who has unique eyes, he has attractive matted hair locks/ Kapardhin, he has bluish throat, he is Shankara who is the provider of auspiciousness, he is Shoolapani who is wielded in trident and  Gadga, he is beloved of Lord Vishnu, he is supreme ascetic, he is consort of Goddess Ambika, he has bluish throat, he is beloved of fervent devotees, he is Bhava and Sharva as well, he is the Lord of three worlds, he has bluish throat, he is beloved of ShivA, he is fierce, he is adorned in garlands of skulls, he crushed the pride of Lord Kamadeva, he destroyed the demon Andhakasura, he is Gangadhara who is adorned in sacred river Ganga on matted hair locks, he has eye on forehead, he is beyond Time/death, he is compassionate, he has colossal form, he is wielded in Parashu, he carries antelope in hand, he has attractive matted hair locks, he is Kailasavasin/resides in the supreme abode of Mount Kailash, he is wielded in sacred armor, he can be cruel, he killed the demons of Thripura, he is virtuous, he carries divine drum on hand, he is mounted on celestial bull, his body is smeared in sacred ashes from funeral pyre, he is fond of Samaveda, he represents musical note, he represents trinities, he is paramount, he is omniscient, he is Paramathma, he has Soma, Soorya and Agni as three eyes, he represents oblation of fire sacrifice,  and fire sacrifices, he symbolizes nectar, he has five faces, he is Sadhashiva who is eternal bliss, he is Vishveshvara who is Lord of Universe and its living beings, he is personified as Veerabadhra/fierce, he is the Lord of Ganas, he is Prajapathi, he has golden virility, he is unconquerable, he is Lord of Mountain, he is Lord of Goddess Girija,  he is sinless, he is adorned in venomous serpent as ornaments,  he has great splendor, he is wielded in Mount Meru as bow, he is beloved of mountains, he is attired in skin of leopard, he is worshiped by Purari, he is Bhagavan who is the commander of Pramathaganas, he has won over Lord Yama, he has minuscule form too, he is omnipresent, he is Universal preceptor, he has sky as attractive hair locks, he has great army of warriors, he is extremely valorous, he is Rudra who is the Lord of Bhoothagana, he is Sthanu/firm, he represents Ahirbudhnya, he is Ashtamoorthi/Bhava,Sharva, Rudra, Ugra, Bhima, Pashupathi, Ishana, and Mahadeva, he resides as soul in living beings, he represents Sathvik nature, he is pure, he is eternal, he is wielded in Gandaparashu, he has no birth, he eradicates wordly desires of the worshiper, he is Mrida, he is Pashupathi, he is supreme Lord Mahadeva, he is Hara who is imperishable, he is safest heaven, he destroyed the Yajja of Dhakshaprajapathi, he is Hara who is not perceivable through senses, he has thousands of eyes and feet, he is the provider of fulfillment in the performance of righteous deeds, he is eternal, he is Parameshvara who guides us safely through the unfathomable ocean of material existence,



Om Shivaya Shambhave Cha Maheshvara Pinakine | Shashishekhara Vamadeva Viroopakshaya Kapardhine ||

Neelalohitha Shankaraya Shoolpanine | Gadvangine Vishnuvallabha Shipivishta Bhakthavathsala ||

Ambikanathaya Sreekanda Bhavaya Sharvaya Cha | Thrilokesha Shithikhandha  Cha ShivApriya ||

Ugra Kapaline Kamari Andhakasurasoodhana: | Gangadhara Lalataksha Kalakalaya Kripanidhe ||

Bheemaya Parashuhasthaya Mrigapanaye Namo Nama: | Jadadhara Kailasavasine Kadoraya Kavachine ||

Thripuranthaka Vrishabharooda Vrishankayathe Nama: | Bhasmodhoolithavigrahaya Samapriya Swaramayaya Cha ||

Thrayimoorthi Aneeshvara Sarvajja Paramathmane | Somasooryagnilochanaya Havishe Yajjamayaya Cha ||

Somaya Panchavakthraya  Vishveshvaraya Sadhashiva| Veerabadhra Gananatha Prajapathaye Namo Nama: ||

Hiranyarethase Dhurdharsha Girisha Gireeshaya Cha | Anagha Bhujangabhooshana Bharga Giripriya Giridhanvine ||

Kriththivasa Puraratha Bhagavathe Pramathadhipa: | Mrithyunjayaya Sookshmathanave Jagathguruve Jagathvyapine ||

Vyomakesha Mahasenajanaka Rudraya Charuvikrama | Bhoothapathaye Sthanave Ahirbudhnyaya Dhigambara ||

Ashtamoorthe Anekathma  Sathvika Shuddhavigraha: | Shashvatha  Gandaparashu Ajaya Pashavimochanaya Cha ||

Mridaya Pashupathaye Deva Mahadeva Avyaya Cha | Haraye Pooshadhanthabhidhe Avyagra Dhakshadhvaraharaya Cha||

Haraya Bhaganethrabhidhe Avyktha Sahasrakshaye | Sahasrapadhe Apavargapradha Anantha Tharaka Parameshvara ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||