Shiv Panchakshara Stotram is the stotra recited by the devotees of Lord Shiva in the praise of Lord Shiva. It is the holy chant used to worship the Lord Shiva. In Sanskrit language Panchakshara means five letters. Shiv Panchakshara Stotram in English is made of five letters Na, Ma, Si, Va, Ya. These five letters are part of a Shiv Panchakshara Mantra i.e. Om Namah Shivaya.
As it is said that human body is made from 5 elements (Pancha Bhootas). These five elements are earth, water, fire, air, space. Each letter in Shiv Panchakshara Mantra denotes one of the element. These five letters of Shiv Panchakshara Stotram praises the great qualities of Lord Shiva. The holy Shiv Panchakshara Stotram is composed by the great Shiva devotee Shri Adi Shankaracharya. Those who recite the Shiv Panchakshara Stotram daily receives the blessings of Lord Shiva.
Shiv Panchakshara Stotram Lyrics in English
|| Om namah shivaya ||
|| Om namah shivaya ||
nityaya suddhaya digambaraya
tasmai na karaya namah shivaya ||1||
mandakini salila chandana charchitaya
nandisvara pramathanatha mahesvaraya
mandara pushpa bahupushpa supujitaya
tasmai ma karaya namah shivaya ||2||
shivaya gauri vadanabja brnda
suryaya dakshadhvara nashakaya
sri nilakanthaya Vrshadhvajaya
tasmai shi karaya namah shivaya ||3||
vashistha kumbhodbhava gautamarya
munindra devarchita shekharaya
chandrarka vaishvanara lochanaya
tasmai va karaya namah shivaya ||4||
yagna svarupaya jatadharaya
pinaka hastaya sanatanaya
divyaya devaya digambaraya
tasmai ya karaya namah shivaya ||5||
|| Phalasruthi ||
panchaksharamidam punyam yah pathechchiva
sannidhau shivalokamavapnoti sivena saha modate
Hindi readers can check out Shiv Panchakshar Stotra in Hindi.
Shiv Panchakshara Stotram Lyrics Meaning in English
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 “na” kara (term).
I bow to Shiva, who has been worshipped with water from the ganga (mandakini) 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”.
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 “shi”.
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”.
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
Anyone who recites this sacred five-syllabled mantra, (Namah Shivaya) near the Shiva (linga), attains the abode
of Shiva and rejoices there with Shiva.
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Reciting Shiv Panchakshara Stotram daily will help you to connect with Lord Shiva. You can feel the vibe after reciting it. All the obstacles will get cleared from your path if you recite it daily. This stotra is very short and hence can be easily memorized. If you have the PDF file then you can recite it daily. For all the readers of our community we are providing PDF file. Just click on the below download button to get the Shiv Panchakshara Stotram English Lyrics PDF.