Prayers and Stotras

Lord Siva

Presented here are some important prayers and stotras usually addressed to Lord Siva during His worship by His devotees. These prayers express intense devotion and abiding faith in Lord Siva and extol his manifold qualities and attributes that are too numerous to describe. Most of them are very ancient prayers found in the Hindu and Saiva scriptures. We are thankful to the selfless scholar, Sri P. R. Ramachander,  for giving us his permission to publish them in this section.

108 Names and Salutations to Lord Shiva

Lalitha Sahasranamam - 1000 Names of Sri Lalitha

Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram, A Prayer Seeking The Forgiveness Of Shiva

Ardha Nareeswara Ashtakam

Bilwashtakam - A Prayer To Lord Siva With Bilwa Leaves

A Prayer To Siva - Chandrasekharashtakam

A Prayer To Lord Chidambara - Chidambareswara Stotram

Daridraya Dahana Shiva Stotram - A Prayer to Shiva To End Poverty

A Prayer to Worship Kalabhairava

Lingashtakam - A Prayer To Sivalingam

Shiva Nama Malyashtakam - A Prayer Extolling The Virtues Of Lord Siva

Shiva Mangalashtakam A Prayer Of Auspiciousness

Margabandhu Stotram - A Prayer To Lord Siva To Show The Right Path

Maha Mrityunjaya Stotram - A Prayer To Lord Siva For Victory Over Death

Nathopadesa Storam - A Prayer That Teaches The Devotees

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram - A Prayer On The Five Names Of Shiva

Parameshwara Stotram - A Prayer To Lord The Supreme Lord Of The Universe

Pasupathyashtakam - A Prayer To The Lord Of The Beings

Pradosha Mahatmyam - From Shiva Puranam

Shiva Raksha Stotram - A Prayer Seeking Siva's Protection

A Prayer to Worship Kalabhairava

Shiva Sadakshara Stotram

Sadasivashtakam - Prayer To Siva As Sundareswar

Shiva Sahasra Namam - Thousand Names of Lord Shiva from Mahabharata

A Prayer To Lord Samkara

Sasakti Shiva Navakam Nine Stanzas Extolling The Power Of Shiva

Shiva Mahimnah Stotram, A Prayer On The Miraculous Powers Of Shiva

Shivashtakam, A Prayer To Lord Siva

Shiv Chalisa - Forty Stanzas On Shiva in Hindi

Veda Sara Shiva Sthavam, Prayer To The Lord Of The Vedas

Sri Viswanatha Suprabathashtakam

Shiva Thandava Stotram - A Prayer Offered While Doing Tandava Dance

Thiruvempavai, A Penance Observed By Unmarried Girls

The Thousand Names of Lord Siva

Vaidyanatha Ashtakam, A Prayer Addressed To The Lord Of Physicians

Vaidyanatha Namaskaram, Salutations To The Lord Of Physicians

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