31 July, 2011

108 names of Lord Shiva with meaning

(1)  OM SHIVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Auspicious One
(2)  OM MAHESHVARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Great God Shiva
(3)  OM SHAMBHAVE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who exists for our happiness alone
(4)  OM PINAKINE NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma
(5)  OM SHASHISHEKHARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who wears the crescent moon in his hair
(6)  OM VAMADEVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way
(7)  OM VIRUPAKSHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God of spotless form
(8)  OM KAPARDINE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord with thickly matted hair
(9)  OM NILALOHITAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God splendid as the red sun at daybreak
(10)  OM SHANKARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the source of all prosperity
(11)  OM SHULAPANAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who carries a spear
(12)  OM KHATVANGINE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who carries a knurled club
(13)  OM VISHNUVALLABHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu
(14)  OM SHIPIVISHTAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord whose form emits great rays of light
(15)  OM AMBIKANATHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Ambika's Lord
(16)  OM SHRIKANTAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to he whose throat is shining blue

(17)  OM BHAKTAVATSALAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who loves His devotees like new born calves
(18)  OM BHAVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is existence itself
(19)  OM SARVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who is all
(20)  OM TRILOKESHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds
(21)  OM SHITAKANTHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue
(22)  OM SHIVAPRIYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the god who is dear to Shakti
(23)  OM UGRAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva whose presence is awesome and overwhelming
(24)  OM KAPALINE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull
(25)  OM KAMARAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who conquers all passions
(26)  OM ANDHAKASURA SUDANAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka
(27)  OM GANGADHARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair
(28)  OM LALATAKSHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord whose sport is creation
(29)  OM KALAKALAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who is the death of death
(30)  OM KRIPANIDHAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is the treasure of compassion
(31)  OM BHIMAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva whose strength is awesome
(32)  OM PARASHU HASTAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who wields an axe in his hands
(33)  OM MRIGAPANAYAE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness
(34)  OM JATADHARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair
(35)  OM KAILASAVASINE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who abides on Mount Kailas
(36)  OM KAVACHINE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who is wrapped in armor
(37)  OM KATHORAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who causes all growth
(38)  OM TRIPURANTAKAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities
(39)  OM VRISHANKAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God whose emblem is a bull (Nandi)
(40)  OM VRISHABHARUDHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who rides a bull
(41)  OM BHASMODDHULITA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord covered with holy ash
(42)  OM SAMAPRIYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda
(43)  OM SVARAMAYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who creates through sound
(44)  OM TRAYIMURTAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who is worshiped in three forms
(45)  OM ANISHVARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the undisputed Lord
(46)  OM SARVAGYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who knows all things
(47)  OM PARAMATMANE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Supreme Self
(48)  OM SOMASURAGNI LOCHANAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the light of the eyes of Soma, Surya and Agni
(49)  OM HAVISHE NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee
(50)  OM YAGYAMAYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the architect of all sacrificial rites
(51)  OM S(1)  OMAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision
(52)  OM PANCHAVAKTRAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God of the five activities
(53)  OM SADASHIVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva
(54)  OM VISHVESHVARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos
(55)  OM VIRABHADRAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva the foremost of heroes
(56)  OM GANANATHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God of the Ganas
(57)  OM PRAJAPATAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Creator
(58)  OM HIRANYARETASE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who emanates golden souls
(59)  OM DURDHARSHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the unconquerable being
(60)  OM GIRISHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the monarch of the holy mountain Kailas
(61)  OM GIRISHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord of the Himalayas
(62)  OM ANAGHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who can inspire no fear
(63)  OM BUJANGABHUSHANAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord adorned with golden snakes
(64)  OM BHARGAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the foremost of rishis
(65)  OM GIRIDHANVANE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God whose weapon is a mountain
(66)  OM GIRIPRIYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who is fond of mountains
(67)  OM KRITTIVASASE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who wears clothes of hide
(68)  OM PURARATAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness
(69)  OM BHAGAVATE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord of prosperity
(70)  OM PRAMATHADHIPAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is served by goblins
(71)  OM MRITUNJAYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the conqueror of death
(72)  OM SUKSHMATANAVE NAMAHA - Salutations to the subtlest of the subtle
(73)  OM JAGADVYAPINE NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who fills the whole world
(74)  OM JAGADGURAVE NAMAHA - Salutations to the guru of all the worlds
(75)  OM VYOMAKESHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God whose hair is the spreading sky above
(76)  OM MAHASENAJANAKAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the origin of Mahasena
(77)  OM CHARUVIKRAMAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims
(78)  OM RUDRAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who is fit to be praised
(79)  OM BHUTAPATAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the source of living creatures, including the Bhutas, or ghostly creatures
(80)  OM STHANAVE NAMAHA - Salutations to the firm and immovable deity
(81)  OM AHIRBUDHNYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini
(82)  OM DIGAMBARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos
(83)  OM ASHTAMURTAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who has eight forms
(84)  OM ANEKATMANE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is the one soul
(85)  OM SATVIKAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord of boundless energy
(86)  OM SHUDDHA VIGRAHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to him who is free of all doubt and dissension
(87)  OM SHASHVATAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva, endless and eternal
(88)  OM KHANDAPARASHAVE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who cuts through the mind's despair
(89)  OM AJAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the instigator of all that occurs
(90)  OM PAPAVIMOCHAKAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who releases all fetters
(91)  OM MRIDAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who shows only mercy
(92)  OM PASHUPATAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to the ruler of all evolving souls, the animals
(93)  OM DEVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the foremost of devas, demigods
(94)  OM MAHADEVAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the greatest of the gods
(95)  OM AVYAYAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the one never subject to change
(96)  OM HARAYE NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who dissolves all bondage
(97)  OM PASHUDANTABHIDE NAMAHA - Salutations to the one who punished Pushan
(98)  OM AVYAGRAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who is steady and unwavering
(99)  OM DAKSHADHVARAHARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the destroyer of Daksha's conceited sacrifice
(100)  OM HARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos
(101)  OM BHAGANETRABHIDE NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly
(102)  OM AVYAKTAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to Shiva who is subtle and unseen
(103)  OM SAHASRAKSHAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord of limitless forms
(104)  OM SAHASRAPADE NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is standing and walking everywhere
(105)  OM APAVARGAPRADAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the Lord who gives and takes all things
(106)  OM ANANTAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the God who is unending
(107)  OM TARAKAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the great liberator of mankind
(108)  OM PARAMESHVARAYA NAMAHA - Salutations to the great God

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