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108 Names of Lord Shiva

OM SHIVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Auspicious One

OM MAHESHVARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Great God Shiva

OM SHAMBHAVE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who exists for our happiness alone

OM PINAKINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma

OM SHASHISHEKHARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who wears the crescent moon in his hair

OM VAMADEVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way

OM VIRUPAKSHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God of spotless form

OM KAPARDINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord with thickly matted hair

OM NILALOHITAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God splendid as the red sun at daybreak

OM SHANKARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the source of all prosperity

OM SHULAPANAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who carries a spear

OM KHATVANGINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who carries a knurled club

OM VISHNUVALLABHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu

OM SHIPIVISHTAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord whose form emits great rays of light

OM AMBIKANATHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Ambika's Lord

OM SHRIKANTAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to he whose throat is shining blue

OM BHAKTAVATSALAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who loves His devotees like new born calves

OM BHAVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is existence itself

OM SARVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who is all

OM TRILOKESHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds

OM SHITAKANTHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue

OM SHIVAPRIYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the god who is dear to Shakti

OM UGRAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva whose presence is awesome and overwhelming

OM KAPALINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull

OM KAMARAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who conquers all passions

OM ANDHAKASURA SUDANAYA NAMAHA


Obeisances to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka

OM GANGADHARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair

OM LALATAKSHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord whose sport is creation

OM KALAKALAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who is the death of death

OM KRIPANIDHAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is the treasure of compassion

OM BHIMAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva whose strength is awesome

OM PARASHU HASTAYA NAMAHA


Obeisances to the God who wields an axe in his hands
OM MRIGAPANAYAE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness

OM JATADHARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair

OM KAILASAVASINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who abides on Mount Kailas

OM KAVACHINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who is wrapped in armor

OM KATHORAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who causes all growth

OM TRIPURANTAKAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities

OM VRISHANKAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God whose emblem is a bull (Nandi)

OM VRISHABHARUDHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who rides a bull

OM BHASMODDHULITA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA


Obeisances to the Lord covered with holy ash

OM SAMAPRIYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda

OM SVARAMAYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who creates through sound

OM TRAYIMURTAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who is worshiped in three forms

OM ANISHVARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the undisputed Lord

OM SARVAGYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who knows all things

OM PARAMATMANE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Supreme Self

OM SOMASURAGNI LOCHANAYA NAMAHA


Obeisances to the light of the eyes of Soma, Surya and Agni

OM HAVISHE NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee

OM YAGYAMAYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the architect of all sacrificial rites

OM SOMAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision

OM PANCHAVAKTRAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God of the five activities

OM SADASHIVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva

OM VISHVESHVARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos

OM VIRABHADRAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva the foremost of heroes

OM GANANATHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God of the Ganas

OM PRAJAPATAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Creator

OM HIRANYARETASE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who emanates golden souls

OM DURDHARSHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the unconquerable being

OM GIRISHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the monarch of the holy mountain Kailas

OM GIRISHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord of the Himalayas

OM ANAGHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who can inspire no fear

OM BUJANGABHUSHANAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord adorned with golden snakes

OM BHARGAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the foremost of rishis

OM GIRIDHANVANE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God whose weapon is a mountain
OM GIRIPRIYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who is fond of mountains

OM KRITTIVASASE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who wears clothes of hide

OM PURARATAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness

OM BHAGAVATE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord of prosperity

OM PRAMATHADHIPAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is served by goblins

OM MRITUNJAYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the conqueror of death

OM SUKSHMATANAVE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the subtlest of the subtle

OM JAGADVYAPINE NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who fills the whole world

OM JAGADGURAVE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the guru of all the worlds

OM VYOMAKESHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God whose hair is the spreading sky above

OM MAHASENAJANAKAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the origin of Mahasena

OM CHARUVIKRAMAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims

OM RUDRAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who is fit to be praised

OM BHUTAPATAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the source of living creatures, including the Bhutas, or ghostly
creatures

OM STHANAVE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the firm and immovable deity

OM AHIRBUDHNYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini

OM DIGAMBARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos

OM ASHTAMURTAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who has eight forms

OM ANEKATMANE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is the one soul

OM SATVIKAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord of boundless energy

OM SHUDDHA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA


Obeisances to him who is free of all doubt and dissension

OM SHASHVATAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva, endless and eternal

OM KHANDAPARASHAVE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who cuts through the mind's despair

OM AJAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the instigator of all that occurs

OM PAPAVIMOCHAKAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who releases all fetters

OM MRIDAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who shows only mercy

OM PASHUPATAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the ruler of all evolving souls, the animals

OM DEVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the foremost of devas, demigods

OM MAHADEVAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the greatest of the gods

OM AVYAYAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the one never subject to change

OM HARAYE NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who dissolves all bondage

OM PASHUDANTABHIDE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the one who punished Pushan

OM AVYAGRAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who is steady and unwavering
OM DAKSHADHVARAHARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the destroyer of Daksha's conceited sacrifice

OM HARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos

OM BHAGANETRABHIDE NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly

OM AVYAKTAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to Shiva who is subtle and unseen

OM SAHASRAKSHAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord of limitless forms

OM SAHASRAPADE NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is standing and walking everywhere

OM APAVARGAPRADAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the Lord who gives and takes all things

OM ANANTAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the God who is unending

OM TARAKAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the great liberator of mankind

OM PARAMESHVARAYA NAMAHA
Obeisances to the great God

Sri Sivastakam
(Eight prayers glorifying Lord Shiva, spoken by Sriman Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Recorded in Murari Gupta's "Sri Caitanya Carita Mahakavya")

1) namo namaste tri-dasheshvaraya


bhutadi nathaya mridaya nityam
gagga-taraggotthita-bala-chandra-
chudaya gauri-nayanotsavaya

"I repeatedly offer my obeisances unto you, the controller of the thirty primal
demigods; unto you, the original father of all created beings; unto you, whose
character is gracious; unto you, whose head is crested by the sickle moon
arisen from the waves of the Ganga and unto you, who are a festival for the
eyes of the fair goddess Gauri."
2) sutapta chamikara-chandra-nila-
padma-pravalambuda-kanti-vastraih
sa nritya-raggesta-vara-pradaya
kaivalya-nathaya vrisa-dhvajaya

"I offer my obeisances unto you, who are dressed in garments resembling
molten gold, the moon, blue lotuses, coral, and dark rain clouds; unto you, who
bestow the most desirable boons on your devotees by means of your delightful
dancing; unto you, who are the master of the impersonalists and unto you,
whose flag bears the image of the bull."

3) sudhamzu-suryagni-vilochanena
tamo-bhide te jagatah shivaya
sahasra-shubhramshu-sahasra-rashmi-
sahasra-sajjit-tvara-tejase'stu

"I offer my obeisances unto you, who dispells darkness with your three eyes -
the moon, the sun and fire; unto you, who causes auspiciousness for all the
living entities of the universe and unto you, whose potency easily defeats that of
thousands of moons and suns."

4) nageza-ratnojjvala-vigrahaya
shardula-charmamzuka-divya-tejase
sahasra-patropari samsthitaya
varaggada-mukta-bhuja-dvayaya

"I offer my obeisances unto you, whose form is brilliantly illuminated by the
jewels of Ananta, the king of snakes; unto you, who are clothed by a tiger-skin
and thus radiate divine effulgence; unto you, who sits upon a thousand-petalled
lotus and unto you, whose two arms are adorned by
lusterous bangles."

5) su-nupura-ragjita-pada-padma
ksarat-sudha-bhritya-sukha-pradaya
vichitra-ratnaugha-vibhusitaya
premanam evadya harau videhi

"I offer my obeisances unto you, who brings happiness to your servitors, as you
pour on them the liquid nectar from your two reddish lotus feet, which ring with
charming anklebells. Obeisances unto you, who is adorned with an abundance
of gems - please endow me with pure love for Lord Hari."

6) sri rama govinda mukunda shaure


sri krishna narayana vasudeva
ity-adi namamririta-pana-matta-
bhriggadhi-payakhila-dukha-hantre

"O Shri Rama, O Govinda, O Mukunda, O Shauri, O Shri krsna, O Narayana, O


Vaasudeva!' I offer my obeisances unto you, Lord Shiva, the monarch of
intoxicated bee-like devotees, maddened by drinking the nectar of these and
other holy names of the Lord. Obeisances unto you, the destroyer of all grief."

7) sri naradadyaih satatam sugopya-


jijjasita-yashu vara-pradaya
tebhyo harer bhakti-sukha-pradaya
shivaya sarva-gurave namo namaha

"I offer my respectful obeisances again and again unto you, who is forever
enquired of confidentially by Shri Narada and other sages; unto you, who also
grants favors to them very quickly; unto you, who bestows the happiness of
Hari-bhakti; unto you, who creates auspiciousness and unto you, who is the
guru of everyone."

8) sri gaura-netrosava-maggalaya
tat-prana-nathaya rasa-pradaya
sada samutkantha-govinda-lila-
gana-pravinaya namo'stu tubhyam

"I offer my obeisances unto you, who are a festival of auspiciousness for the
eyes of Goddess Gauri; unto you, who is the monarch of her life-breath; unto
you, who is capable of bestowing transcendental rasa and unto you, who is
expert in forever singing songs of the pastimes of Lord Govinda with great
longing."

9) etat shivasyastakam adbhutam mahat


shrinvan hari-prema labheta shighram
jjanam ca vijjanam apurva-vaibhavam
yo bhava-purnah paramam samadaram

"A person, filled with loving feelings, who hears with rapt attention this wonderful
eight-fold prayer to Lord Shiva, can quickly gain Sri Hari-prema as well as
transcendental knowledge, the realization of that knowledge, and
unprecedented powers."