9 Powerful Shiva Mantra

In Hinduism Lord Shiva is one of the trinity i.e Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesha. Lord Shiva is the mahesha and his consort is Devi Parvati. Hindu devotees or the shaivism cult believe that he is the God of all without any discrimination. In India he is the most worshipped Hindu God who can be pleased easily. His appearance is of the vairagi and his abode is Mount Kailash. Known with many names he is called by Bholenath – the one who is the lord of innocent people, Gangadhar – As he holds the River Ganga in his hair (Jata), Shiva – The one who is Lord of Shava (dead body) and hence he is the Lord of destruction. He maintains the death in the universe. Therefore he is also called Mahakaal, the one who is beyond death or time.

12 of Shiva jyotirlinga are famous worldwide and these are

  1. Somnath in Gujarat
  2. Mallikarjun in Andhra Pradesh
  3. Mahakaleshwar in Madhya Pradesh
  4. Omkareshwar in Madhya Pradesh
  5. Kedarnath in Uttarakhand
  6. Bhimashankar in Maharashtra
  7. Vishwanath in Uttar Pradesh
  8. Trimbakeshwar in Maharashtra
  9. Baidyanath in Jharkhand
  10. Nageshwar in Gujarat
  11. Ramanathaswamy or Rameshwar in Tamilnadu
  12. And Grishneshwar in Maharashtra

Chanting or meditation on the shiva mantra is one of the easiest way to please the lord if done with faith and love. He is the Lord of all, devas, asuras, humans and all beings. He brings the welfare to the devotees. Any chronic or undiagnosed illness can be resolved with by chanting his mantra. Girls worship him to get a husband like him or desired one. There are many reasons to chant the mantra and what the bhakti brings apart from his blessing. Lets see the 9 powerful mantras of Lord Shiva and the benefits of chanting shiva name.

9 Powerful Mantras Of Lord Shiva

Shiva Panchakshari Mantra

ॐ नमः शिवाय॥
Om Namah Shivaya

Namah Shivaya is the five letter mantra and hence called the panchakshari mantra. This is the most common mantra chanted by shiva devotees at all occasions.

Meaning: Salutation to Lord Shiva.

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Mrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्॥
Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat॥

Meaning of mrityunjaya mantra: O the lord with three eyes, worshipped and prayed, fragrant, the one who nourishes please relieve us from the bondages and free us from the cycle of death same as the ripen melon detaches itself from the branch.

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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra

ॐ हौं जूं सः ॐ भूर्भुवः स्वः ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्द्धनम्‌।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्‌ ॐ स्वः भुवः ॐ सः जूं हौं ॐ ॥
Om Haum Joom Sah Om Bhur Bhuvah Svah Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat Om Savah Bhuvah Om Sah Jum Haum Om॥

Mrityunjaya means the victory of the death. As the name suggests the mantra removes the fear of death. The mahamrityunjaya mantra is one of the oldest mantra along with the gayatri mantra from rigveda. This vedic mantra frees one from fear of untimely death, accidents, incurable disease and more. Maha mrityunjaya mantra is the more powerful form of mrityunjaya mantra above.

Meaning of Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra: O the lord with three eyes, worshipped and prayed, fragrant, the one who nourishes please relieve us from the bondages and free us from the cycle of death same as the ripen melon detaches itself from the branch.

To know more about shiva panchakshar mantra and maha mrityunjaya mantra and to know the benefits of chanting these mantra click here.

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Shiva Gayatri Mantra

ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि
तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात्॥
Om Tatpurushaya Vidmahe Mahadevaya Dhimahi
Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat॥

The mantra praises the Lord Rudra (Shiva is the form of Lord Rudra).

Meaning: O the great purusha, the greatest Lord, bless with me with illuminating intellect.

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Rudra Mantra

ॐ नमो भगवते रूद्राय ।
Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraaya

Rudra is the God of vedic times. He is fierce and powerful. They are 11 in number as mentioned in vedas. He is the eliminator of evil and bad maintaining the peace. Shiva is the less fierce form of Lord Rudra.

Meaning: The mantra is adoration to Lord Rudra

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Shiva Forgiveness Mantra

करचरणकृतं वाक् कायजं कर्मजं वा श्रवणनयनजं वा मानसंवापराधं ।
विहितं विहितं वा सर्व मेतत् क्षमस्व जय जय करुणाब्धे श्री महादेव शम्भो ॥
Karcharankritam Vaa Kaayjam Karmjam Vaa Shravannayanjam Vaa Maansam Vaa Paradham |
Vihitam Vihitam Vaa Sarv Metat Kshamasva Jay Jay Karunaabdhe Shree Mahadev Shambho ||

Meaning: We seek the forgiveness of Lord Shambho (another name of Lord Shiva) by reciting this mantra. Whatever sins are committed by hands, feet, speech, body, or actions, or by ears and eyes or by mind (in thoughts), while performing actions according to scriptures or otherwise, please forgive them all. O victorious, compassionate, the greatest Lord shambho I bow to you.

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Shiva Meditation Mantra

कर्पूरगौरं करुणावतारं संसारसारं भुजगेन्द्रहारम्।
सदा वसन्तं हृदयारविन्दे भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि।।
Karpur Gauram Karunavataaram, Sansaara Saaram Bhujagendra Haaram
Sada Vasantam Hridayaaravinde, Bhavam Bhavani Sahitam Namami

The mantra is also called the Shiva Yajur Mantra and mostly sung after the shiva aarti in temples and homes.

Meaning: Karpurgauram means the one who is white like camphor, Karunavataaram means the incarnation of compassion, Sansaara Saaram is the essence of existence and bhujgendrahaaram means one who is wearing the king of snake as garland. Always residing in the lotus-like heart with Goddess Parvati, I bow to you.

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Shiva Pooja Mantra

ॐ ऐं साम्ब सदा शिवाय नमः
Om Aim Saamba Sada Shivaya Namah

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Shiva Protection Mantra

दुःस्वप्न दुःशकुन दुर्गति दौर्मनस्य
दुर्भिक्ष दुर्व्यसन दुस्सह दुर्यशांसि
उत्पात ताप विषभीतिमसद्ग्रहारती
व्याधींश्च नाशयतु मे जगतामधीशः

Duswapna dushakuna durgati daurmanasya, Durbhiksha durvyasana dussaha duryamsi|
Utpatha tapa visha bhithim’asadgraharti, Vyadhimscha nashayathu me Jagatamadhisaha||

The mantra is very powerful one to be free from miseries

Meaning of Shiva Mantra: Let the Lord of the different worlds protect me from bad dreams , bad omens , bad fate , bad conduct, famines, bad grief , unbearable bad fame, and fear from comet, poison, effects of planets and diseases.

These are the sacred, ancient and effective shiva mantra. Meditation and chanting the mantra gives you protection, health, wealth, calms mind, releases stress, gives moksha and fulfil all kind of desires. Do the chanting and meditation with faith, devotion and love. May Lord Shiva blesses us all.


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