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108 Lord Shiva Names With Meaning

Published on August 12, 2019

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..

Benefits Of Reading Ashtottara Shatanamavali

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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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