Shri Shiva Panchakshar Strotam
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Shri Shiv Panchakshar Strotam
Bhasma-Anga-Raagaaya Maheshvaraaya |
Nityaaya Shuddhaaya Dig-Ambaraaya
Tasmai “Na” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||1||
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय
Who has three eyes, whose body is smeared with ashes, who wear clothes of directions means who is ever free, I bow down to ‘Na’ form of Shiv who is pure immortal Lord of Gods.
Tasmai “Ma” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||2||
तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय।।
Who is worshiped by water from sacred river Ganga and smeared with sandal paste, revered with mandaar and other beautiful flowers. I salute to ‘Ma‘ form of Shiv who is the Lord of Nandi and other creatures.
Suuryaaya Daksha-dhvara-Naashakaaya |
Tasmai “Shi” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||3||
सूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय ।।
Who is blissful, and whose divine aura, which is like the sun brightens up beautiful smile of Devi Parvathi. Who destroyed Yagya of Daksha, whose flag has an image of a bull. I salute to’ shi‘ form of blue throat Shiva.
Tasmai “Va” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||4||
वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्र देवार्चिता शेखराय ।
तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय ।।
Vashistha, Agastya, and Gautham like great sages and Indra and other devas revered him and worship him. I bow down to ‘Va’ form of Shiva who has Sun, Moon, and Agni (fire) as his eyes.
Pinaaka-Hastaaya Sanaatanaaya |
Divyaaya Devaaya Dig-Ambaraaya
Tasmai “Ya” Kaaraaya Namah Shivaaya ||5||
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय।।
Who is an embodiment of Yajna( sacrifice), who has matted hair, and carry trident in his hand, I bow down to ‘Ya’ form of divine and eternal Shiva.
Panchaaksaram-Idam Punnyam Yah Patthe-ch-Shiva-Sannidhau|
Shivalokam-vaapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||6||
पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते।।
One who recites these verses in front of Shiva Linga attains Shiv Loka (Adobe of Shiva) and will be blissful forever.