Shiv Tandav Stotram is the stotra composed by the Ravana who was the powerful demon king of Lanka. It is a hymn that describes the power and the beauty of the Lord Shiva who is one of the principal god of Hinduism. It is very powerful stotra that is composed in Sanskrit. In this article we have provided the Shiv Tandav Stotram Lyrics in English. It is believed that this hymn is one of the favorite of Lord Shiva and who ever recite it daily gets the amazing benefits of it. It is also believed that the person who recites it gets the blessing of Lord Shiva.
The person who chants this stotra gets the tremendous strength and power, also the person receives peace and prosperity. The stotra has 17 quatrains describing the immense power and beauty of Lord Shiva. When Ravana composed this stotra, Lord Shiva liked it so much that he gave him blessing to become immortal along with the golden Lanka. That’s why the person who chants this with devotion gets the success, wealth and good luck in life.
Shiv Tandav Stotram Lyrics in English With Meaning
Galeavalambya lambitam bhujangatungamalikam |
Damad damad damaddama ninadavadamarvayam
Chakara chandtandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam ||1||
Meaning – From Lord Shiva’s matted hair flows the holy river, Ganga consecrating His neck,
From His neck hangs the serpent like a garland,
From His damaru (percussion instrument) comes the damad-damad-damad sound filling the air,
Lord Shiva performs His passionate Tandava dance; may the Lord bless us all!
Jata kata hasambhrama bhramanilimpanirjhari
Vilolavichivalarai virajamanamurdhani |
Dhagadhagadhagajjva lalalata pattapavake
Kishora chandrashekhare ratih pratikshanam mama ||2||
Meaning – As the rows of waves of the sacred Ganga move through Lord Shiva’s matted hair, it glorifies His Head,
The waves of the river flow into the depths of His locks of hair,
A brilliant fire burns on the surface of Lord Shiva’s forehead,
And the crescent moon is a jewel on His Head.
Sphuradigantasantati pramodamanamanase |
Kvachidigambare manovinodametuvastuni ||3||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, who is the sporting consort of the daughter of the mountain king (Parvati),
In whose mind the universe with all the living beings exist,
Whose all-pervading, compassionate glance removes all hardships,
Who wears the directions as His apparel.
Jata bhujan gapingala sphuratphanamaniprabha
Kadambakunkuma dravapralipta digvadhumukhe |
Madandha sindhu rasphuratvagutariyamedure
Mano vinodamadbhutam bibhartu bhutabhartari ||4||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, who shines radiantly because of the luster of the gem on the reddish-brown hood of the creeping serpent,
Kadambha juice-like red vermilion (kumkum) is smeared on the faces of the Goddesses of direction,
Who wears a cloak made of elephant hide,
May I find pleasure in that Lord of Bhoota!
Sahasra lochana prabhritya sheshalekhashekhara
Prasuna dhulidhorani vidhusaranghripithabhuh |
Bhujangaraja malaya nibaddhajatajutaka
Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakora bandhushekharah ||5||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose footrest is decorated by the dust from flowers,
Which fall from the heads of all the gods – Indra, Vishnu and others,
Whose matted locks are bound by the snake-garland,
Whose head holds the moon, a friend of Chakora (a mythical bird that drinks moonlight), as a crown.
Nipitapajnchasayakam namannilimpanayakam |
Sudha mayukha lekhaya virajamanashekharam
Maha kapali sampade shirojatalamastu nah ||6||
Meaning – May Lord Shiva, who devoured the God of Love with the fire burning on His forehead,
Who is revered by the celestial leaders,
Whose forehead is enticing with the gleam and cool rays of the crescent moon,
Shower His blessings on us, so we obtain the wealth of the Siddhis.
Karala bhala pattikadhagaddhagaddhagajjvala
Ddhanajnjaya hutikruta prachandapajnchasayake |
Dharadharendra nandini kuchagrachitrapatraka
Prakalpanaikashilpini trilochane ratirmama ||7||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose forehead burns with a dhagad-dhagad sound,
Who offered the five arrows (of the God of Love) to the fire,
Who is the only artist capable of tracing decorative lines on the tips of the breasts of Parvati, the daughter of the mountain king.
Navina megha mandali niruddhadurdharasphurat
Kuhu nishithinitamah prabandhabaddhakandharah |
Nilimpanirjhari dharastanotu krutti sindhurah
Kalanidhanabandhurah shriyam jagaddhurandharah ||8||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose neck is as dark as layers of dark clouds on the night of the full moon,
Who is enchanting as He wears the moon and celestial river on His head,
Who bears the weight of this universe.
Praphulla nila pankaja prapajnchakalimchatha
Vdambi kanthakandali raruchi prabaddhakandharam |
Smarachchidam purachchhidam bhavachchidam makhachchidam
Gajachchidandhakachidam tamamtakachchidam bhaje ||9||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose neck shines with the brightness of fully-bloomed blue lotus flowers (that temples use),
Which look like the blackness of the universe,
Lord Who destroyed Manmatha (God of Love), Tripura (3 cities),
Who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, and the yagnas (sacrifices),
Who destroyed Andhaka (his blind son), who destroyed the elephant demon (Gajasura), and the God of Death (Yama).
Rasapravaha madhuri vijrumbhana madhuvratam |
Smarantakam purantakam bhavantakam makhantakam
Gajantakandhakantakam tamantakantakam bhaje ||10||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, who has bees flying around Him,
Because of the auspicious and sweet scent of the kadambha flowers,
he destroyed Manmatha (God of Love), Tripura (3 cities),
Lord Shiva destroyed the bonds of worldly life, and the yagnas (sacrifices),
Shiva Who destroyed Andhaka (his blind son), the elephant demon (Gajasura), and the God of Death (Yama).
Dhigdhigdhi nirgamatkarala bhaal havyavat |
Dhvanikramapravartita prachanda tandavah shivah ||11||
Meaning – Salutations to Lord Shiva, who has a fire on His forehead, that is ever-increasing
Because of the breath of the snake wandering in the sky,
Whose Tandava dance is in tune with dhimid-dhimid,
Victory to Lord Shiva!
Drushadvichitratalpayor bhujanga mauktikasrajor
Garishtharatnaloshthayoh suhrudvipakshapakshayoh |
Sama pravartayanmanah kada sadashivam bhajamyaham ||12||
Meaning – Towards different forms of the world, towards a snake and a garland,
Towards the most precious gem as well as a lump of dirt, and friends and enemies,
Towards a blade of grass or a lotus, towards common people or emperors,
Lord Shiva has an equanimous vision – where can I worship Lord Sadashiva?
Kada nilimpanirjhari nikujnjakotare vasanh
Vimuktadurmatih sada shirah sthamajnjalim vahanh |
Shiveti mantramuchcharan sada sukhi bhavamyaham ||13||
Meaning – When can I be happy, living in a cave near the celestial river Ganga,
Clasping my hands together on my head all the time,
Devoted to the Lord with a glorious forehead and with vibrant eyes,
Washing away my impure thoughts with the mantra of Shiva?
Imam hi nityameva muktamuttamottamam stavam
Pathansmaran bruvannaro vishuddhimeti santatam |
Hare gurau subhaktimashu yati nanyatha gatim
Vimohanam hi dehinam sushankarasya chintanam ||14||
Meaning – Anyone who reads, remembers, and recites this stotram
Is purified forever and immerses in deep devotion to the great Guru Shiva leading to salvation.
There is no other way or refuge,
Just the mere thought of Lord Shiva removes the delusion and detachment.
Puja vasanasamaye dashavaktragitam
Yah shambhupujanaparam pathati pradoshhe |
Tasya sthiram rathagajendraturangayuktam
Lakshmim sadaiva sumukhim pradadati shambhuh ||15||
Meaning – One who recites this song composed by Ravana
At the end of prayer to Lord Shiva early in the morning,
Gets wealth of chariots, elephants, horses.
Lord Shambhu always gives such people prosperity.
Om Namah Shivay!!
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Reciting the Shiv Tandav Stotram has many benefits. It will help you to achieve liberation (Moksha) and attaining spiritual enlightenment. This helps to calm your mind and reduce the stress and anxiety. It removes all the obstacles and fulfills the desire of the person who chants it. It is sung by Ravana in the loud voice because he was in a pain, so chanting it in the loud voice is the best. Reciting it in the early morning or on the “Pradosh day” gives you better results. So to make this powerful hymn available to you for chanting anytime we are providing the PDF file of it. Download it and take the benefits.