108 Lord Shiva Names With Meaning

Mahadev 108 Name

There are three primary deities in Hindu mythology. Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh are three gods (Shiva). Tridev is the name given to them as a group. The maker is Brahma, the guardian is Vishnu, and the destroyer is Shiva. Shiva means "to enlighten" because Shiva is the one who enlightens. Shiva is all-encompassing and self-evident. He maintains his radiance while still illuminating the cosmos. 

According to Hindu religious tradition, the number 108 is considered to be auspicious. Lord Shiva, one of the most important Hindu deities, is known by several names. The Shiva Purana, one of the earliest Hindu religious texts dedicated to the Hindu deity Shiva, contains 108 Sanskrit names for Lord Shiva, each of which represents a different aspect of the Lord.

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Five Fundamental Forms Of Shiva 

  • Yogeshwaraya
  • Bhuta Bhuta Bhooteshwara
  • Kala Kaleshwaram
  • Shiva Shiva Sarveshwaraya
  • Shambho Shambho Mahadevaya
  • The Yogeshwara Form

Lord Shiva & It’s Different Avatar:

Lord Shiva is known as the situation enhancer, but there are few unique avatars or incarnations of Shiva. The following 19 Shiva Avatars are mentioned in Shiva Purana.

1. Piplaad Avatar

2. Nandi Avatar

3. Veerabhadra Avatar

4. Sharabha Avatar

5. Ashwatthama

6. Bhairava Avatar

7. Durvasa Avatar

8. Grihapati Avatar

9. Lord Hanuman

10. Vrishabha Avatar

11. Yatinath Avatar

12. Krishna Darshan avatar

13. Bhikshu Arya Avatar

14. Sureshwar Avatar

15. Kirateshwar Avatar

16. Suntantarka Avatar

17. Brahmachari Avatar

18. Yaksheshwar Avatar

19. Avadhut Avatar

108 Names Of Lord Shiva & Its Deep Underlying Meaning

No. Names Meaning

1

Om Shivaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Auspicious One

2

Om Maheshvaraya Namaha

Worship to the Great God Shiva

3

Om Shambhave Namaha

The God who exists for our happiness alone

4

Om Pinakine Namaha

Worship to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma

5

Om Shashishekharaya Namaha

Shiva With the crescent moon in his hair

6

Om Vamadevaya Namaha

Shiva who is pleasing and encouraging in every way

7

Om Virupakshaya Namaha

Worship to the God of spotless form

8

Om Kapardine Namaha

Worship to the Lord with thickly matted hair

9

Om Nilalohitaya Namaha

The God splendid as the red sun at daybreak

10

Om Shankaraya Namaha

Worship to the source of all prosperity

11

Om Shulapanaye Namaha

Worship to the 108 Name Shiva who carries a spear

12

Om Khatvangine Namaha

Worship to the God who carries a knurled club

13

Om Vishnuvallabhaya Namaha

Worship to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu

14

Om Shipivishtaya Namaha

A form of Shiva who emits great rays of light

15

Om Ambikanathaya Namaha

Worship to Ambika's Lord

16

Om Shrikantaya Namaha

Worship to Shiva, whose throat is shining blue

17

Om Bhaktavatsalaya Namaha

Shiva, who loves His devotees like new born calves

18

Om Bhavaya Namaha

Worship to the God who is existence itself

19

Om Sarvaya Namaha

Obeisances to the one who has eyes n the form of sun, moon and fire

20

Om Trilokeshaya Namaha

Paying Respects to Shiva, who is the Lord of all the three worlds

21

Om Shitakanthaya Namaha

Paying Respects to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue

22

Om Shivapriyaya Namaha

Paying Respects to the God who is dear to Shakti

23

Om Ugraya Namaha

Paying Respects to Shiva, whose presence is incredible and overwhelming

24

Om Kapaline Namaha

Paying Respects to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull

25

Om Kamaraye Namaha

Paying Respects to Shiva, who conquers all passions

26

Om Andhakasura Sudanaya Namaha

Paying Respects 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

Worship to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities

39

Om Vrishankaya Namaha

Worship to the God whose emblem is a bull

40

Om Vrishabharudhaya Namaha

Obeisances to Shiva who rides a bull

41

Om Bhasmoddhulita Vigrahaya Namaha

Worship to the Lord covered with holy ash

42

Om Samapriyaya Namaha

Worship to the Shiva exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda

43

Om Svaramayaya Namaha

Worship to Shiva who creates through sound

44

Om Trayimurtaye Namaha

Worship to Lord Shiva, who is worshipped in three forms

45

Om Anishvaraya Namaha

Worship to the undisputed Lord

46

Om Sarvagyaya Namaha

Worship to the Shiva who knows all things

47

Om Paramatmane Namaha

Worship to the Supreme Self

48

Om Somasuragni Lochanaya Namaha

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

49

Om Havishe Namaha

Paying Respects to Shiva, who receives oblations of ghee

50

Om Yagyamayaya Namaha

Paying Respects to the architect of all sacrificial rites

51

Om Somaya Namaha

Paying Respects to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision

52

Om Panchavaktraya Namaha

Paying Respects to the Shiva of the five activities

53

Om Sadashivaya Namaha

The eternally optimistic benevolent Shiva

54

Om Vishveshvaraya Namaha

Paying Respects to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos

55

Om Virabhadraya Namaha

Paying Respects to Shiva, the foremost of heroes

56

Om Gananathaya Namaha

Paying Respects to the God of the Ganas

57

Om Prajapataye Namaha

Paying Respects to the Creator

58

Om Hiranyaretase Namaha

Paying Respect to 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

The one who is the Lord of the Himalayas

62

Om Anaghaya Namaha

The one who can inspire no fear

63

Om Bujangabhushanaya Namaha

The one who is the Lord adorned with golden snakes

64

Om Bhargaya Namaha

The one who is the foremost of rishis

65

Om Giridhanvane Namaha

The one who is the God, whose weapon is a mountain

66

Om Giripriyaya Namaha

The one who is the Lord, who is fond of mountains

67

Om Krittivasase Namaha

The one who wears clothes of hiding

68

Om Purarataye Namaha

Lord, who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness

69

Om Bhagavate Namaha

The one who is the Lord of prosperity

70

Om Pramathadhipaya Namaha

The one who is served by goblins

71

Om Mritunjayaya Namaha

The one who is 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

Shiva, 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 Lord Shiva, 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 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 dispute

87

Om Shashvataya Namaha

Worship to Shiva, the endless and eternal

88

Om Khandaparashave Namaha

The God who cuts through the mind's despair

89

Om Ajaya Namaha

Worship to the instigator of all that occurs

90

Om Papavimochakaya Namaha

Worship to the Lord who releases all fetters

91

Om Mridaya Namaha

Worship to the Lord who shows only mercy

92

Om Pashupataye Namaha

The ruler of all evolving souls, the animals

93

Om Devaya Namaha

Worship to the foremost of devas, demigods

94

Om Mahadevaya Namaha

Worship to the greatest of the gods

95

Om Avyayaya Namaha

Worship to the one never subject to change

96

Om Haraye Namaha

Worship to Shiva, who dissolves all bondage

97

Om Pashudantabhide Namaha

Worship 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

Worship 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 humankind

108.

Om Parameshvaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the great Lord Shiva With 108 Names

It is believed that devotees who read, memorise, or chant these 108 auspicious names of Shiva with complete focus are said to receive Lord Shiva's blessing and be cleansed of all sins.

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