Shiva Panchakshara Stotram


"Na Ma Shi Va Ya" is the Panchakshara (5) Mantra. In this sloka, each of these letters is praised and worshipped as the Lord Himself.

By Sri Adi Shankaracharya

Meaning of this Stotram

Tamil Version

नागेन्द्र हाराय त्रिलोचनाय भस्माङगरागाय महेश्र्वराय
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै काराय नमः शिवाय

nAgendra hArAya trilochanAya bhasmAnga rAgAya maheshwarAya
nityAya shuddhAya digambarAya tasmai nakArAya namah shivAya

मन्दाकिनिसलिल चन्द्नचर्चिताय नन्दीश्र्वर प्रमथनाथ महेश्र्वराय
मंदार पुष्पबहुपुष्प सुपूजिताय तस्मै काराय नमः शिवाय

mandAkinisalila chandanacharchitAya nandIshwara pramatha nAtha maheshwarAya
mandAra pushpabahupushpa supoojitAya tasmai makArAya namah shivAya

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जवृन्द सूर्याय दक्षाध्वर नाशाकाय
श्री नीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय तस्मै शिकाराय नमः शिवाय

shivAya gowrivadanAbjavrunda sooryAya dakshAdhvara nAshakAya

shrii neelakanTAya vrushadhvajAya tasmai shikArAya namah shivAya

वसिष्ठकुम्भोद्भव गौतामार्य मुनीन्द्र देवार्चित शेखराय
चंद्रार्कावैश्वानर लोचनाय तस्मै काराय नमः शिवाय

vasishthakumbhodbhava gowtamArya muneendra devArchita shekharAya
chandrArkavaishwAnara lochanAya tasmai vakArAya namah shivAya

यज्ञस्वरूपाय जटाधराय पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय तस्मै काराय नमः शिवाय

yajna-swaroopAya jatAdharAya pinAka-hastAya sanAtanAya
divyAya devAya digambarAya tasmai yakArAya namah shivAya

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