Saturday, January 15, 2011

Shiva Panchaakshara Stotra

Shiv Panchaakshari


(1)
nagendraharaya trilocanaya bhasmangaragaya mahesvaraya |
nityaya suddhaya digambaraya tasmai nakaraya namah sivaya || 1||

Salutations to Shiva, who wears the King of snakes as a garland, the Three-eyed God, whose body is smeared with ashes, the great Lord, the eternal and pure One, who wears the directions as His garment, and who is represented by the first letter ’na’. (1)

(2)
mandakini-salilacandana-carcitaya
nandisvara-pramathanatha- mahesvaraya |
mandarapuspa-bahupuspa-supujitaya
tasmai makaraya namah sivaya || 2||

I bow to Shiva, who has been worshipped with water from the Ganga (Mandakini-River) and anointed with sandalwood paste, the Lord of nandi, the Lord of the host of goblins and ghosts, the great Lord, who is worshiped with mandara and many other kinds of flowers, and who is represented by the syllable ‘ma’. (2)

(3)
sivaya gaurivadanabja-vrinda-
suryaya daksadhvaranasakaya |
srinilakanthaya vrisadhvajaya
tasmai sikaraya namah sivaya || 3||

Salutations to Shiva, who is all-auspiciousness, Who is the sun that causes the lotus face of Gauri (ParvatI) to blossom, Who is the destroyer of the Yajna of daksha, whose throat is blue (Nilakantha), whose flag bears the emblem of the bull, and who is represented by the syllable ‘si’. (3)

(4)
vasistha-kumbhodbhava-gautamaryamunindra-devarcitasekharaya |
candrarka-vaisvanaralocanaya tasmai vakaraya namah sivaya || 4||

Vasishhtha, Agastya, Gautama, and other venerable sages, and Indra and other Gods have worshipped the head of (Shiva's linga). I bow to that Shiva whose three eyes are the moon, sun and fire, and who is represented by the syllable ‘va’. (4)

(5)
yaksasvarupaya jatadharaya pinakahastaya sanatanaya |
divyaya devaya digambaraya tasmai yakaraya namah sivaya || 5||

Salutations to Shiva, who bears the form of a Yaksha, who has matted hair on His head, Who bears the Pinaka bow in His hand, the Primeval Lord, the brilliant God, who is Digambara (naked), and who is represented by the syllable ‘ya’. (5)

pancaksaramidam punyam yah pathecchivasannidhau |
sivalokamavapnoti sivena saha modate ||

Anyone who recites this sacred five-syllabled mantra,
(namah shivaya) - [om namo shivaya]
attains the abode of Shiva and rejoices there with Shiva.