Monday, July 26, 2010

SHIVA PANCHAAKSHARA STOTRA:


SHIVA PANCHAAKSHARA STOTRA

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

Meaning: I present my modest salutations to Lord Mahesvara - who has a wreath of serpents around the neck; who has three eyes; whose body is covered through ash (vibhuti); that is eternal; who is pure; who have the total sky as His dress and who is embodies as the initial letter Na.

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 through holy waters from the river Ganges and sandal arrange, who is the ruler of the Pramatha Ganas and who is decorated with innumerable great flowers such as Mandaara.

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

Meaning: I present my greeting to Lord Shiva, who is the brilliant sun for mother Gauri's lotus face who is the destroyer of Daksha's sacrificial custom, who is the blue necked Lord whose banner bears the symbol of a bull and who is embodied as the letter Shi.

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


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

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

Meaning: Prostrations to the holy Lord who is the Yaksa incarnate, whose hairs are long and matted, who holds Pinaaka (trident) in His hand, who have the whole sky as His attire and who is embodied as the letter Ya.

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

Meaning: Whoever does again this prayer composed with the five divine letters before Lord Shiva attains that best abode of His and enjoy the endless pleasure.

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