Shiva Panchakshara Stotram – Audio, Lyrics and Meaning

The famous Shiva Panchakshara Stotram praises Shiva and the power of the five sacred syllables, na-ma-shi-va-ya. The stotram is available with audio, lyrics and meaning.
 
Shiva Panchakshara Stotram
 

The famous Shiva Panchakshara Stotram praises Shiva and the power of the five sacred syllables, na-ma-shi-va-ya. The stotram is rendered here by Sounds of Isha.

 

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Lyrics

English

Aum namah shivaya shivaya namah aum
Aum namah shivaya shivaya namah aum

nagendraharaya trilochanaya
bhasmangaragaya mahesvaraya
nityaya suddhaya digambaraya
tasmai na karaya namah shivaya

mandakini salila chandana charchitaya
nandisvara pramathanatha mahesvaraya
mandara pushpa bahupushpa supujitaya
tasmai ma karaya namah shivaya

shivaya gauri vadanabja brnda
suryaya dakshadhvara nashakaya
sri nilakanthaya Vrshadhvajaya
tasmai shi karaya namah shivaya

vashistha kumbhodbhava gautamarya
munindra devarchita shekharaya
chandrarka vaishvanara lochanaya
tasmai va karaya namah shivaya

yagna svarupaya jatadharaya
pinaka hastaya sanatanaya
divyaya devaya digambaraya
tasmai ya karaya namah shivaya

panchaksharamidam punyam yah pathechchiva
sannidhau shivalokamavapnoti sivena saha modate

Sanskrit

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै नकाराय नमः शिवाय

मन्दाकिनीसलिलचन्दनचर्चिताय
नन्दीश्वरप्रमथनाथमहेश्वराय ।
मन्दारपुष्पबहुपुष्पसुपूजिताय
तस्मै मकाराय नमः शिवाय

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबृंदा
सूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय
तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय

वशिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्यमूनीन्द्र देवार्चिता शेखराय ।
चन्द्रार्कवैश्वानरलोचनाय
तस्मै वकाराय नमः शिवाय

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै यकाराय नमः शिवाय

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमावाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते

Meaning

He who has the king of snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,
He whose body is smeared with sacred ashes and who is the great Lord,
He who is eternal, who is ever pure with the four directions as his clothes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable "na"

He who is worshipped with water from the Mandakini river and smeared with sandal paste,
He who is the lord of Nandi and of the ghosts and goblins, the great Lord,
He who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable "ma"

He who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun causing the lotus-face of Gauri to blossom,
He who is the destroyer of the sacrifice of Daksha,
He who has a blue throat and has a bull as his emblem,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable "shi"

He who is worshipped by the best and most respected sages – Vasishtha, Agastya and Gautama, and also by the gods, and who is the crown of the universe,
He who has the moon, sun and fire as his three eyes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable "va"

He who is the embodiment of yagna (sacrifice) and who has matted locks,
He who has the trident in his hand and who is eternal,
He who is divine, who is the shining one and who has the four directions as his clothes,
Salutations to that Shiva, who is represented by the syllable "ya"

He who recites this Panchakshara near Shiva,
Will attain the abode of Shiva and enjoy bliss.

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1 year 5 months ago

Thanks for bringing to notice. Fixed the two errors mentioned.

3 years 11 months ago

Shambho what does half opened eyes say?

1 year 5 months ago

Thanks for pointing out. Added Suryaya in the Sanskrit lyrics.

1 year 5 months ago

can this be recited by people materialistically oriented or the rules of aum namah shivaay apply here too?

3 years 6 months ago

Shiva shambho.....

1 year 5 months ago

Anyone can recite this stotram.

3 years 5 months ago

Thanks Chandrakant. The text is fixed now.

3 years 2 months ago

Om Namah Shivaya

Could you please rectify sanskrit stanza "शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जबालसूर्याय." English stanza is correct.

3 years 2 months ago

Thanks for noticing. It's corrected now.

3 years 2 months ago

Om Nama shivaya , Samboo Mahadeva ,

3 years 2 months ago

sister u r south indian and south indians are christian
then why u r saying these words

3 years 2 months ago

Yes Bro like many people like you who have converted blindly without knowing anything .....those Morons are getting converted by taking Rice bowls

2 years 7 months ago

Isn't it 'Yaksha Swaroopaya' and not 'Yagna Swaroopaya'?