Shiva Panchakshara Stotram

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शिव   पञ्चाक्षर   स्तोत्रम्

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।

नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।

मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबालसूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।

श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्रदेवार्चितशेखराय ।

चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।

दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।

शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥६॥

Nagendra-Haraya Tri-Lochanaya Bhasma-Anga-Ragaya Maheshvaraya |

Nityaya Shuddhaya Digambaraya Tasmai Nakaraya Namah Shivaya ||1||

Salutations to Maheshvara, who has the King of Snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,

Whose body is smeared with Sacred Ashes and who is the Great Lord,

Who is eternal, who is ever pure, ever free and who has the entire sky as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by syllable “Na”, The first syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Mandakini-Salila-Chandana-Charchitaya Nandi-Ishvara-Pramatha-Natha-Maheshvaraya |

Mandara-Pushpa-Bahu-Pushpa-Su-Puujitaya Tasmai Makaraya Namah Shivaya ||2||

Salutations to Maheshvara, Who is worshipped with water from the River Mandakini and smeared with sandal paste,

Who is the Lord of Nandi and of the ghosts and goblins, the Great Lord,

Who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Ma”, the second syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Shivaya Gauri-Vadana-Abja-Bala-Suryaya Daksha-Adhvara-Nashakaya |

Shri-Nilakanthaya Vrisha-Dhvajaya Tasmai Shikaraya Namah Shivaya ||3||

Salutations to Shiva, Who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun causing the Lotus-Face of Gauri to blossom,

Who is the destroyer of the Sacrifice of Daksha,

Who has a blue throat and has a bull as his emblem,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Shi”, the third syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Vashishtha-Kumbhodbhava-Gautama-Arya-Muni-Indra-Deva-Archita-Shekharaya |

Chandra-Arka-Vaishvanara-Locanaya Tasmai Vakaaraya Namah Shivaya ||4||

Salutations to Him, Who is Worshipped by the Best and most Respected Sages like Vashistha,

Agastya and Gautama and also by the Gods and Who is the Crown of the Universe,

Who has the Chandra (Moon), Surya (Sun) and Agni (Fire) as his three eyes,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Va”, the fourth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Yajña-Svarupaya Jatta-Dharaya Pinaka-Hastaya Sanatanaya |

Divyaya Devaya Digambaraya Tasmai Yakaraya Namah Shivaya ||5||

Salutations to Him Who is the Embodiment of Yajña (Sacrifice) and who has matted hairs,

Who has the Trident in his hand and who is eternal,

Who is Divine, Who is the Shining One and who has the entire sky as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva, Who is represented by syllable “Ya”, the fifth syllable of the Panchakshara mantra “Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya”.

Panchaksharam-Idam Punyam Yah Patthe-Shiva-Samnidhau |

Shivalokam-Avapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||6||

Whoever recites this Panchakshara (hymn in praise of the five syllables of Na-Mah-Shi-Va-Ya) near Shiva,

Will attain the Abode of Shiva and enjoy His Bliss.

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