108 Names of Lord Shiva & Lingastakam

Chant the Shiva Ashtothram and Lingastakam, with full English translation.

  1. Om śivāya namaḥ
    Glory to Śiva
  2. Om maheśvarāya namaḥ
    Glory to the great Lord
  3. Om śambhave namaḥ
    Glory to the blissful One
  4. Om pinākine namaḥ
    Glory to the archer
  5. Om śaśi-śekharāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who wears the crescent moon upon His head
  6. Om vāma-devāya namaḥ
    Glory to the beautiful God
  7. Om virūpākṣāya namaḥ
    Glory to the three-eyed One
  8. Om kapardine namaḥ
    Glory to the One of matted hair
  9. Om nīla-lohitāya namaḥ
    Glory the dark blue and red One
  10. Om śāṅkarāya namaḥ
    Glory to the giver of blessing
  11. Om śūla-pāṇaye namaḥ
    Glory to the trident wielder
  12. Om khaṭvāṅgine namaḥ
    Glory to the club wielder
  13. Om viṣṇu-vallabhāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is dear to Viṣṇu
  14. Om śipi-viṣṭāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who emits rays of light
  15. Om ambikā-nāthāya namaḥ
    Glory to Ambikā’s Lord
  16. Om śrī-kaṇṭhāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One of splendid-throat
  17. Om bhakta-vatsalāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is affectionate toward His devotees
  18. Om bhavāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is existence
  19. Om śarvāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One (who kills) with an arrow
  20. Om trilokeśāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who presides over the three worlds
  21. Om śita-kaṇṭhāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One of white-throat
  22. Om śivā-priyāya namaḥ
    Glory to the beloved of Śivā (feminine form i.e. Pārvatī)
  23. Om ugrāya namaḥ
    Glory to the terrible One
  24. Om kapāline namaḥ
    Glory to the One who wields a skull-bowl
  25. Om kāmaraye namaḥ
    Glory to the conqueror of desire
  26. Om andhakāsura sūdanāya namaḥ
    Glory to the killer of the demon Andhaka
  27. Om gaṅgā-dharāya namaḥ
    Glory to the bearer of Gaṅgā
  28. Om lalāṭākṣāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One with a forehead eye
  29. Om kalakalāya namaḥ
    Glory to the tumultuous One (Sometimes: “ender of time”)
  30. Om kṛpa-nidhaye namaḥ
    Glory to the treasure of compassion
  31. Om bhīmāya namaḥ
    Glory to the formidable One
  32. Om paraśu-hastāya namaḥ
    Glory to the axe wielder
  33. Om mṛga-pānaye namaḥ
    Glory to the protector of (wild) animals
  34. Om jaṭā-dharāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who wears a bun
  35. Om kailāsa-vāsine namaḥ
    Glory to the Kailāsa-dweller
  36. Om kavachine namaḥ
    Glory to the wearer of armour
  37. Om kaṭhorāya namaḥ
    Glory to the disciplined One
  38. Om tripurāntakāya namaḥ
    Glory to the destroyer of Tripura
  39. Om vṛṣāṅkāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One whose emblem is a bull
  40. Om vṛṣabhā rūḍhāya namaḥ
    Glory to the bull rider
  41. Om bhasmo-dhūlita vigrahāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One whose body is smeared with ash
  42. Om sāma-priyāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is fond of the Sāma Veda
  43. Om svara-mayāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who creates through sound
  44. Om trayī-mūrtaye namaḥ
    Glory to the three-formed One
  45. Om an-īśvarāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is without Lord
  46. Om sarva-jñāya namaḥ
    Glory to the all-knowing One
  47. Om paramātmane namaḥ
    Glory to the supreme Self
  48. Om soma-sūryāgni-lochanāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One whose eyes are Soma, Sūrya and Agni
  49. Om haviṣe namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is (present in) ritual fire offering
  50. Om yajña-mayāya namaḥ
    Glory to the architect of sacrificial rites
  51. Om somāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is with Umā
  52. Om pañcha-vaktrāya namaḥ
    Glory to the five-faced One
  53. Om sadā-śivāya namaḥ
    Glory to the eternal Śiva
  54. Om viśveśvarāya namaḥ
    Glory to the omnipresent Lord
  55. Om vīra-bhadrāya namaḥ
    Glory to the foremost hero
  56. Om gaṇa-nāthāya namaḥ
    Glory to the Lord of the Gaṇas
  57. Om prajā-pataye namaḥ
    Glory to the Lord of Creation
  58. Om hiraṇya-retase namaḥ
    Glory to the who emanates Golden (light)
  59. Om durdharṣāya namaḥ
    Glory to the unattainable One
  60. Om girīśāya namaḥ
    Glory to the Lord of the mountain (Kailāsa)
  61. Om giri-śāya namaḥ
    Glory to the mountain-dweller
  62. Om an-aghāya namaḥ
    Glory to the pure One
  63. Om bhujaṅga-bhūṣaṇāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One adorned with serpents
  64. Om bhargāya namaḥ
    Glory to the resplendent One
  65. Om giri-dhanvane namaḥ
    Glory to the mountain-archer
  66. Om giri-priyāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is fond of mountains
  67. Om kṛtti-vāsase namaḥ
    Glory to the wearer of animal hide
  68. Om purā-rātaye namaḥ
    Glory to the One who resides in the wild
  69. Om bhagavate namaḥ
    Glory to the glorious One
  70. Om pramathādhipāya namaḥ
    Glory to the Lord of demons
  71. Om mṛtyuñ-jayāya namaḥ
    Glory to the conqueror of death
  72. Om sūkṣma-tanave namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is the subtlest atom
  73. Om jagad-vyāpine namaḥ
    Glory to the One who pervades the universe
  74. Om jagad-gurave namaḥ
    Glory to the Guru of the universe
  75. Om vyoma-keśāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One whose hair is space
  76. Om mahāsena-janakāya namaḥ
    Glory to the Father of Mahāsena
  77. Om chāru-vikramāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who walks with grace
  78. Om rudrāya namaḥ
    Glory to Rudra
  79. Om bhūta-pataye namaḥ
    Glory to the Lord of the Bhūtās
  80. Om sthāṇave namaḥ
    Glory to the Pillar of Fire
  81. Om ahirbudhnyāya namaḥ
    Glory to the serpent of the depths
  82. Om dig-ambarāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who is clothed in the cosmos
  83. Om aṣṭa-mūrtaye namaḥ
    Glory to the eight-formed One
  84. Om anekātmane namaḥ
    Glory to the one soul of many beings
  85. Om sāttvikāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who ‘has character’
  86. Om śuddha vigrahāya namaḥ
    Glory to the pure-formed One
  87. Om śāśvatāya namaḥ
    Glory to the eternal One
  88. Om khaṇḍa-paraśave namaḥ
    Glory to the wielder of the axe that wounds
  89. Om a-jāya namaḥ
    Glory to the unborn One
  90. Om pāśa-vimochanāya namaḥ
    Glory to the liberator from bonds (of attachment)
  91. Om mṛḍāya namaḥ
    Glory to the gentle One
  92. Om paśu-pataye namaḥ
    Glory to the Lord of animals
  93. Om devāya namaḥ
    Glory to the being of divine light
  94. Om mahā-devāya namaḥ
    Glory to the great God
  95. Om a-vyayāya namaḥ
    Glory to the unchanging One
  96. Om harāye namaḥ
    Glory to the absolver of bondages (sin)
  97. Om pūṣa-danta-bhide namaḥ
    Glory to the One who broke Pūṣan’s tooth
  98. Om a-vyagrāya namaḥ
    Glory to the steady One
  99. Om dakṣā-dhvara harāya namaḥ
    Glory to the destroyer who beat Dakśa
  100. Om harāya namaḥ
    Glory to the destroyer
  101. Om bhaga netra-bhide namaḥ
    Glory to the One who blinded Bhaga
  102. Om a-vyaktāya namaḥ
    Glory to the unmanifest One
  103. Om sahasrākṣāya namaḥ
    Glory to the thousand-eyed One
  104. Om sahasra-pade namaḥ
    Glory to the thousand-footed One
  105. Om apavarga pradāya namaḥ
    Glory to the One who gifts emancipation
  106. Om an-antāya namaḥ
    Glory to the unending One
  107. Om tārakāya namaḥ
    Glory to the liberator
  108. Om parameśvarāya namaḥ
    Glory to the supreme Lord

Lingastakam

brahma murāri surārchita liṅgam
nirmala bhāsita śobhita liṅgam |
janmaja duḥkha vināśaka liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 1 ||

The liṅga which is worshipped by Brahma, Viṣṇu and the gods;
the liṅga which is stainless, shining, and beautiful;
the liṅga which is the destroyer of sorrow arising from birth –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

deva muni pravarārchita liṅgam
kāma daham karuṇākara liṅgam |
rāvaṇa darpa vināśaka liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 2 ||

The liṅga, which is worshipped by the gods and the best of ascetics;
destroyer of desire; the compassionate liṅga;
the liṅga that destroyed Rāvaṇa’s arrogance –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

sarva sugandhi sulepita liṅgam
buddhi vivardhana kāraṇa liṅgam |
siddha surāsura vandita liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 3 ||

The liṅga, which is anointed with every variety of fragrance;
the liṅga, which causes an increase in intelligence;
the liṅga, which is extolled by accomplished beings, gods and demons –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

kanaka mahā maṇi bhūṣita liṅgam
phani pati veṣṭita śobhita liṅgam |
dakṣa suyajña vināśaka liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 4 ||

The liṅga, which is adorned with great gems and gold;
the liṅga beautified, draped with the lord of snakes;
the liṅga, which destroyed the great sacrifice of Dakṣa –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

kuṅkuma chandana lepita liṅgam
paṅkaja hāra suśobhita liṅgam |
sañchita pāpa vināśaka liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 5 ||

The liṅga, which is smeared in saffron and sandal paste;
the liṅga, which is adorned with a lotus garland;
the liṅga, which destroys accumulated wickedness –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

deva gaṇārchita sevita liṅgam
bhāvair bhaktibhir eva cha liṅgam |
dinakara koṭi prabhākara liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 6 ||

The liṅga, which is honoured and served
with devotion and feeling by the gods and the gaṇa [Śiva’s troops];
the liṅga, whose brilliance is that of ten million suns –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

aṣṭa dalo pariveṣṭita liṅgam
sarva samudbhava kāraṇa liṅgam |
aṣṭa daridra vināśaka liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 7 ||

The liṅga, which is enveloped in an eight-petalled lotus;
the liṅga, which is the cause and origin of all;
the liṅga, which destroys the eight types of deprivation –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

sura guru sura vara pūjita liṅgam
sura vana puṣpa sadārchita liṅgam |
parāt paraṃ paramātmaka liṅgam
tat praṇamāmi sadāśiva liṅgam || 8 ||

The liṅga, which is worshipped by the teacher of gods and the best of gods;
the liṅga, which is worshipped with flowers from the garden of the gods;
the liṅga, which is better than the most superior –
I bow to that liṅga [symbol] of the Eternal Śiva.

Phala
liṅgāṣṭakam idaṃ puṇyaṃ
yaḥ paṭhet śivasannidhau |
śiva lokam avāpnoti śivena saha modate ||

He who reads this auspicious liṅgāṣṭakaṃ [octet to the liṅga]
in the presence of Śiva, attains the abode of Śiva and rejoices with Him.


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