108 Lord Shiva Names With Meaning

Mahadev 108 Name

In Hindu mythology, there are three main deities. Brahama, Vishnu and Mahesh(Shiva). They are collectively known as Tridev. The Brahama is creator, Vishnu is protector and Shiva is a destroyer. Shiva means to enlighten; thus, the one who enlightens is Shiva. Shiva is absolute, self-radiant. He remains radiant and also illuminates the universe.

According to the Hindu religious tradition, the number 108 is considered to be an auspicious one. One of the most important Hindu deities, Lord Shiva is known by several names. The Shiva Purana, one of the oldest Hindu religious texts dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, contains 108 Sanskrit names for Lord Shiva, each of which signifies a particular attribute of the Lord.

Benefits of reading Ashtottara Shatanamavali

• Help us to overcome the troubles
• Removal of sorrow
• To get rid of diseases
• To get peace in mind
• Invite fortune and good luck
• Self-realization
• Increase consciousness

How many names can one chant, if not able to chant 108 names of Shiva, and which ones?

One can chant the 108 names by using Japa Mala. One should at least complete one mala specially Rudraksh mala to get the maximum benefits. One can also decide the numbers for chants to perform. Chanting should be done with a clean and peaceful mind. It is not about speaking or repeating the mantra. Do chant with pure consciousness. This will enlighten your chakra and take further in spirituality. If one is not able to chant 108 names, perform the Shiv Panchakshari Mantra

“OM NAMAH SHIVAY”

Particular time and way to read 108 names of Lord Shiva

One can chant these names anytime with a stable mind. It is best if chanting is done in the morning with clean clothes and a peaceful mind. You can also do abhishekam to Shiv linga by chanting 108 names. This will also be very beneficial. As Shravana month is devoted to Lord Shiva, you can perform this during Shravana months. Else Monday will remain favourable for this.

108 Names of Lord Shiva and Meaning of Lord Shiva: Shiva Ashtottara Shatanamavali

According to Shiv Puran here is the list of 108 names of Lord Shiva:

No. Names Meaning

1

Om Shivaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Auspicious One

2

Om Maheshvaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the Great God Shiva

3

Om Shambhave Namaha

The God who exists for our happiness alone

4

Om Pinakine Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma

5

Om Shashishekharaya Namaha

The God who wears the crescent moon in his hair

6

Om Vamadevaya Namaha

The God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way

7

Om Virupakshaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God of spotless form

8

Om Kapardine Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord with thickly matted hair

9

Om Nilalohitaya Namaha

The God splendid as the red sun at daybreak

10

Om Shankaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the source of all prosperity

11

Om Shulapanaye Namaha

Obeisances to the God who carries a spear

12

Om Khatvangine Namaha

Obeisances to the God who carries a knurled club

13

Om Vishnuvallabhaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu

14

Om Shipivishtaya Namaha

The Lord whose form emits great rays of light

15

Om Ambikanathaya Namaha

Obeisances to Ambika's Lord

16

Om Shrikantaya Namaha

Obeisances to he whose throat is shining blue

17

Om Bhaktavatsalaya Namaha

the Lord who loves His devotees like newborn calves

18

Om Bhavaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is existence itself

19

Om Sarvaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is all

20

Om Trilokeshaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds

21

Om Shitakanthaya Namaha

Obeisances to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue

22

Om Shivapriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is dear to Shakti

23

Om Ugraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva whose presence is awesome and overwhelming

24

Om Kapaline Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull

25

Om Kamaraye Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who conquers all passions

26

Om Andhakasura Sudanaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka

27

Om Gangadharaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair

28

Om Lalatakshaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord whose sport is a creation

29

Om Kalakalaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is the death of death

30

Om Kripanidhaye Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is the treasure of compassion

31

Om Bhimaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva whose strength is awesome

32

Om Parashu Hastaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who wields an axe in his hands

33

Om Mrigapanayae Namaha

The Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness

34

Om Jatadharaya Namaha

Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair

35

Om Kailasavasine Namaha

Obeisances to the God who abides on Mount Kailas

36

Om Kavachine Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is wrapped in armour

37

Om Kathoraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who causes all growth

38

Om Tripurantakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities

39

Om Vrishankaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose emblem is a bull

40

Om Vrishabharudhaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who rides a bull

41

Om Bhasmoddhulita Vigrahaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord covered with holy ash

42

Om Samapriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda

43

Om Svaramayaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who creates through sound

44

Om Trayimurtaye Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is worshipped in three forms

45

Om Anishvaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the undisputed Lord

46

Om Sarvagyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who knows all things

47

Om Paramatmane Namaha

Obeisances to the Supreme Self

48

Om Somasuragni Lochanaya Namaha

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

49

Om Havishe Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee

50

Om Yagyamayaya Namaha

Obeisances to the architect of all sacrificial rites

51

Om Somaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision

52

Om Panchavaktraya Namaha

Obeisances to the God of the five activities

53

Om Sadashivaya Namaha

The eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva

54

Om Vishveshvaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos

55

Om Virabhadraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, the foremost of heroes

56

Om Gananathaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God of the Ganas

57

Om Prajapataye Namaha

Obeisances to the Creator

58

Om Hiranyaretase Namaha

Obeisances to the God who emanates golden souls

59

Om Durdharshaya Namaha

Obeisances to the unconquerable being

60

Om Girishaya Namaha

The monarch of the holy mountain Kailas

61

Om Girishaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord of the Himalayas

62

Om Anaghaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who can inspire no fear

63

Om Bujangabhushanaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord adorned with golden snakes

64

Om Bhargaya Namaha

Obeisances to the foremost of rishis

65

Om Giridhanvane Namaha

Obeisances to the God whose weapon is a mountain

66

Om Giripriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is fond of mountains

67

Om Krittivasase Namaha

Obeisances to the God who wears clothes of hide

68

Om Purarataye Namaha

Lord who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness

69

Om Bhagavate Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord of prosperity

70

Om Pramathadhipaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is served by goblins

71

Om Mritunjayaya Namaha

Obeisances to the conqueror of death

72

Om Sukshmatanave Namaha

Obeisances to the subtlest of the subtle

73

Om Jagadvyapine Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who fills the whole world

74

Om Jagadgurave Namaha

Obeisances to the guru of all the worlds

75

Om Vyomakeshaya Namaha

The God whose hair is the spreading sky above

76

Om Mahasenajanakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the origin of Mahasena

77

Om Charuvikramaya Namaha

Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims

78

Om Rudraya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is fit to be praised

79

Om Bhutapataye Namaha

The source of living creatures, Bhutas, or ghostly creatures

80

Om Sthanave Namaha

Obeisances to the firm and immovable deity

81

Om Ahirbudhnyaya Namaha

The Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini

82

Om Digambaraya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos

83

Om Ashtamurtaye Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who has eight forms

84

Om Anekatmane Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is the one soul

85

Om Satvikaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord of boundless energy

86

Om Shuddha Vigrahaya Namaha

The God who is free of all doubt and dissension

87

Om Shashvataya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva, endless and eternal

88

Om Khandaparashave Namaha

The God who cuts through the mind's despair

89

Om Ajaya Namaha

Obeisances to the instigator of all that occur

90

Om Papavimochakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who releases all fetters

91

Om Mridaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who shows only mercy

92

Om Pashupataye Namaha

The ruler of all evolving souls, the animals

93

Om Devaya Namaha

Obeisances to the foremost of devas, demigods

94

Om Mahadevaya Namaha

Obeisances to the greatest of the gods

95

Om Avyayaya Namaha

Obeisances to the one never subject to change

96

Om Haraye Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who dissolves all bondage

97

Om Pashudantabhide Namaha

Obeisances to the one who punished Pushan

98

Om Avyagraya Namaha

The Lord who is steady and unwavering

99

Om Dakshadhvaraharaya Namaha

The destroyer of Daksha's conceited sacrifice

100

Om Haraya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos

101

Om Bhaganetrabhide Namaha

Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly

102

Om Avyaktaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who is subtle and unseen

103

Om Sahasrakshaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord of limitless forms

104

Om Sahasrapade Namaha

The God who is standing and walking everywhere

105.

Om Apavargapradaya Namaha

The Lord who gives and takes all things

106.

Om Anantaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who is unending

107

Om Tarakaya Namaha

Obeisances to the great liberator of mankind

108.

Om Parameshvaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the great God

It is believed that devotees, who read, memorize or chant these 108 auspicious names of Shiva with complete focus, will receive the blessing of Lord Shiva and be free from all the sins.

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