Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Sunday, 11 March 2018

Sri Shiva Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Shiva, he is Maheshvara/ mighty Lord, he is Shambhu/benevolent as well as Pinakin who is wielded in powerful Pinaka, he is adorned in crescent moon on matted hair locks, he is Vamadeva, he has unique eyes and attractive matted hair locks, his eyes are crimson colored, he is Shankara who symbolizes auspiciousness, he is wielded in trident and Gadvanga, he is beloved of Lord Vishnu, he has clean shaven head, he is consort of Goddess Ambika, he is Srikanda who is beloved of passionate devotees, he is Bhava, Sharva and he is Lord of three worlds, he is Shithikanda/bluish throat, who is beloved of Goddess ShivA/Goddess Parvathi, he is fierce, he is adorned in garland of skulls, he crushed the pride of Lord Kamadeva, he destroyed demon Andhakasura, he is Gangadhara who is adorned in sacred river Ganga on matted hair locks, he is Lalataksha who has Agni as eye on forehead, he symbolizes compassion, he has colossal form, he is wielded in powerful weapon Parashu, he holds antelope on one hand, he has attractive matted hair locks, he is Kailasavasin who resides in the highest peak of Mount Kailash, he is wielded in protective armor, he holds vessel for alms, he destroyed the demons of the cities of Thripura, he is supreme ascetic mounted on celestial bull, his body is smeared in sacred ashes from funeral pyre, he is fond of Samaghosha, he symbolizes divine sounds, he represents trinities,  he is paramount, he is all pervading, he is Paramathman, he has Soma, Soorya and Agni as three eyes, he symbolizes offerings in the fire sacrifices, he represents fire sacrifices, he is Soma, he has five faces, he is Sadhashiva who is eternal bliss, he is Vishveshvara who is the Lord of Universe and its living beings, he is Lord of Ganas, he is Prajapathi, he has golden virility, he is inaccessible/dreadful/unconquerable, he is Lord of Mountains and he is Lord of Girija who is daughter of mountain, he is sinless/pure/unblemished, he is adorned in serpents as ornaments all over the body, he has great effulgence, he is wielded in Mount Meru as bow, he is beloved of mountains, he is attired in skin of leopard, he is primordial deity, he is Bhagavan who is Lord of Pramathaganas, he is Mrithyunjjaya who  has won over death, he has subtle form, he is all pervading, he is Universal preceptor, his matted hair locks represents sky, he has great army of warriors, he is extremely valorous, he is Rudra who is Lord of Bhoothaganas, he is firm, he is Lord of planets, he is attired in directions as cloth, he has glorious form of Ashtamoorthi such as Bhava, Sharva, Rudra, Pashupathi, Ugra, Mahadeva, Bhima and Eshana, he has various incarnations, he represents Sathvik nature, he is pure and eternal,  he is wielded in Parashu, he has no birth, he eradicates worldly bondage and repeated births of the souls, he is Mrida who is Pashupathi/Lord of living beings, he is Deva who is Mahadeva, he is imperishable, he is Hara, he crushed the pride of Poosha, he is serene, he is imperceptible through senses, he has thousands of eyes and feet, he provides the sense of accomplishment in tasks, he is eternal, he is Parameshvara who guides us to safely cross the unfathomable ocean of Samsara.


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

Neelalohitha Shankara Shoolapani Vishnuvallabha: | Gadvangine Shipivishta Ambikanatha Srikanda Bhakthavathsala ||

Bhavaya Sharvaya Thrilokesha Shithikanda ShivApriya | Ugraya Kapaline Kamaraye Andhakasurasoodhana: ||

Gangadhara Lalataksha Kalakalaya Kripanidhaye | Bheemaya Parashuhasthaya Mrigapani Jatadhara: ||

Kailasavasine Kavachine Kadora Thripuranthaka : | Vrishanka Vrishabharooda Bhasmodhoolitha Vigraha: ||

Samapriya Swaramaya Thrayimoorthi Aneeshvara: | Sarvajja Paramathma Somasooryagnilochana: ||

Havishe Yajjamaya Soma Panchavakthra Sadhashiva: | Vishveshvara Veerabadhra Gananatha Prajapathi : ||

Hiranyarethase Dhurdharsha Girisha Gireesha Anagha | Bhujangabhooshana Bharga Giridhanvine Giripriya: ||

Kriththivasa Puraratha Bhagavathe Pramathadhipa: | Mrithyunjjaya Sookshmathanave Jagathvyapin Jagathguru: ||

Vyomakesha Mahasenajanaka Charuvikrama Sthanave | Rudra Bhoothapathaye Ahirbudhnya Digambara||

Ashtamoorthi Anekathma Sathvika Shuddhavigraha: | Shashvatha Gandaparashu Ajaya Pashavimochaka: ||

Mrida Pashupathi Deva Mahadeva Avyaya: | Haraye Pooshadhanthabhidhe Avyagra Dhakshadhvarahara: ||

Haraya Bhaganethrabhidhe Avyaktha Sahasraksha Sahashrapadhe| Apavargapradha Anantha Tharaka Parameshvara: ||



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||