108 Names and Salutations to Lord Shiva

Shiva with the trident

Translated By P. R. Ramachander

According to Hindu tradition, devotees chant the various names of their personal gods continuously during worship as a mark of devotion. 108 is considered an auspicious number. Hence Siva is extolled through these 108 names during the puja rituals either by the priests or by the worshippers themselves.

1. AUM SHIVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Auspicious One

2. AUM MAHESHVARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Great God Shiva

3. AUM SHAMBHAVE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who exists for our happiness alone

4. AUM PINAKINE NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma

5. AUM SHASHISHEKHARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who wears the crescent moon in his hair

6. AUM VAMADEVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way

7. AUM VIRUPAKSHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God of spotless form

8. AUM KAPARDINE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord with thickly matted hair

9. AUM NILALOHITAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God splendid as the red sun at daybreak

10. AUM SHANKARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the source of all prosperity

11. AUM SHULAPANAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who carries a spear

12. AUM KHATVANGINE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who carries a knurled club

13. AUM VISHNUVALLABHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu

14. AUM SHIPIVISHTAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord whose form emits great rays of light

15. AUM AMBIKANATHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Ambika's Lord

16. AUM SHRIKANTAYA NAMAHA Salutations to he whose throat is shining blue

17. AUM BHAKTAVATSALAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who loves His devotees like new born calves

18. AUM BHAVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is existence itself

19. AUM SARVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who is all

20. AUM TRILOKESHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds

21. AUM SHITAKANTHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue

22. AUM SHIVAPRIYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the god who is dear to Shakti

23. AUM UGRAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva whose presence is awesAUMe and overwhelming

24. AUM KAPALINE NAMAHA Salutations to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull

25. AUM KAMARAYE NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who conquers all passions

26. AUM ANDHAKASURA SUDANAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka

27. AUM GANGADHARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair

28. AUM LALATAKSHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord whose sport is creation

29. AUM KALAKALAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who is the death of death

30. AUM KRIPANIDHAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is the treasure of cAUMpassion

31. AUM BHIMAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva whose strength is awesAUMe

32. AUM PARASHU HASTAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who wields an axe in his hands

33. AUM MRIGAPANAYAE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness

34. AUM JATADHARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair

35. AUM KAILASAVASINE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who abides on Mount Kailas

36. AUM KAVACHINE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who is wrapped in armor

37. AUM KATHORAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who causes all growth

38. AUM TRIPURANTAKAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities

39. AUM VRISHANKAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God whose emblem is a bull (Nandi)

40. AUM VRISHABHARUDHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who rides a bull

41. AUM BHASMODDHULITA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord covered with holy ash

42. AUM SAMAPRIYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God exceedingly fond of hymns frAUM the Sama Veda

43. AUM SVARAMAYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who creates through sound

44. AUM TRAYIMURTAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who is worshiped in three forms

45. AUM ANISHVARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the undisputed Lord

46. AUM SARVAGYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who knows all things

47. AUM PARAMATMANE NAMAHA Salutations to the Supreme Self

48. AUM SAUMASURAGNI LOCHANAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the light of the eyes of SAUMa, Surya and Agni

49. AUM HAVISHE NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee

50. AUM YAGYAMAYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the architect of all sacrificial rites

51. AUM SAUMAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision

52. AUM PANCHAVAKTRAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God of the five activities

53. AUM SADASHIVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva

54. AUM VISHVESHVARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos

55. AUM VIRABHADRAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva the foremost of heroes

56. AUM GANANATHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God of the Ganas

57. AUM PRAJAPATAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the Creator

58. AUM HIRANYARETASE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who emanates golden souls

59. AUM DURDHARSHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the unconquerable being

60. AUM GIRISHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the monarch of the holy mountain Kailas

61. AUM GIRISHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord of the Himalayas

62. AUM ANAGHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who can inspire no fear

63. AUM BUJANGABHUSHANAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord adorned with golden snakes

64. AUM BHARGAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the foremost of rishis

65. AUM GIRIDHANVANE NAMAHA Salutations to the God whose weapon is a mountain

66. AUM GIRIPRIYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who is fond of mountains

67. AUM KRITTIVASASE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who wears clothes of hide

68. AUM PURARATAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who is thoroughly at hAUMe in the wilderness

69. AUM BHAGAVATE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord of prosperity

70. AUM PRAMATHADHIPAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is served by goblins

71. AUM MRITUNJAYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the conqueror of death

72. AUM SUKSHMATANAVE NAMAHA Salutations to the subtlest of the subtle

73. AUM JAGADVYAPINE NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who fills the whole world

74. AUM JAGADGURAVE NAMAHA Salutations to the guru of all the worlds

75. AUM VYAUMAKESHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God whose hair is the spreading sky above

76. AUM MAHASENAJANAKAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the origin of Mahasena

77. AUM CHARUVIKRAMAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims

78. AUM RUDRAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who is fit to be praised

79. AUM BHUTAPATAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the source of living creatures, including the Bhutas, or ghostly creatures

80. AUM STHANAVE NAMAHA Salutations to the firm and immovable deity

81. AUM AHIRBUDHNYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini

82. AUM DIGAMBARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos

83. AUM ASHTAMURTAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who has eight forms

84. AUM ANEKATMANE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is the one soul

85. AUM SATVIKAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord of boundless energy

86. AUM SHUDDHA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to him who is free of all doubt and dissension

87. AUM SHASHVATAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva, endless and eternal

88. AUM KHANDAPARASHAVE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who cuts through the mind's despair

89. AUM AJAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the instigator of all that occurs

90. AUM PAPAVIMOCHAKAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who releases all fetters

91. AUM MRIDAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who shows only mercy

92. AUM PASHUPATAYE NAMAHA Salutations to the ruler of all evolving souls, the animals

93. AUM DEVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the foremost of devas, demigods

94. AUM MAHADEVAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the greatest of the gods

95. AUM AVYAYAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the one never subject to change

96. AUM HARAYE NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who dissolves all bondage

97. AUM PASHUDANTABHIDE NAMAHA Salutations to the one who punished Pushan

98. AUM AVYAGRAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who is steady and unwavering

99. AUM DAKSHADHVARAHARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the destroyer of Daksha's conceited sacrifice

100. AUM HARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos

101. AUM BHAGANETRABHIDE NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly

102. AUM AVYAKTAYA NAMAHA Salutations to Shiva who is subtle and unseen

103. AUM SAHASRAKSHAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord of limitless forms

104. AUM SAHASRAPADE NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is standing and walking everywhere

105. AUM APAVARGAPRADAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the Lord who gives and takes all things

106. AUM ANANTAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the God who is unending

107. AUM TARAKAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the great liberator of mankind

108. AUM PARAMESHVARAYA NAMAHA Salutations to the great God

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