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.. eS:v:aÄ:ð¶:rS:t: n:am:av:el:H .. shiva-ashtottarashata-namavali The 108 Names of Lord Shiva
1

! eS:v:ay: n:m:H .
Om Shivaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Auspicious One Obeisances to the Great God Shiva Obeisances to the God who exists for our happiness alone Obeisances to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma Obeisances to the God who wears the crescent moon in his hair Obeisances to the God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way Obeisances to the God of spotless form Obeisances to the Lord with thickly matted hair Obeisances to the God splendid as the red sun at daybreak

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! m:hðÃ:ray: n:m:H . ! S:öB:v:ð n:m:H .

Om Maheshvaraya Namaha

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Om Shambhave Namaha

4

! ep:n:aekn:ð n:m:H .
Om Pinakine Namaha

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! S:eS:S:ðK:ray: n:m:H . ! v:am:dðv:ay: n:m:H .
Om Vamadevaya Namaha

Om Shashishekharaya Namaha

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! ev:−p:ax:ay: n:m:H . ! kp:edün:ð n:m:H .
Om Kapardine Namaha

Om Virupakshaya Namaha

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! n:il:l::ðeht:ay: n:m:H .
Om Nilalohitaya Namaha

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! S:ökray: n:m:H .

Om Shankaraya Namaha

Obeisances to the source of all prosperity Obeisances to the God who carries a spear Obeisances to the God who carries a knurled club Obeisances to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu Obeisances to the Lord whose form emits great rays of light Obeisances to Ambika's Lord Obeisances to he whose throat is shining blue Obeisances to the Lord who loves His devotees like new born calves Obeisances to the God who is existence itself Obeisances to Shiva who is all Obeisances to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds Obeisances to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue Obeisances to the god who is dear to Shakti Obeisances to Shiva whose presence is awesome and overwhelming Obeisances to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull Obeisances to Shiva who conquers all passions Obeisances to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka

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! S:Ül:p:aN:y:ð n:m:H .

Om Shulapanaye Namaha

12

! K:XÏv:aöeg:n:ð n:m:H .

Om Khatvangine Namaha

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! ev:\N:Øv:ll:B:ay: n:m:H . ! eS:ep:ev:Äay: n:m:H .
Om Shipivishtaya Namaha

Om Vishnuvallabhaya Namaha

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! Aöeb:kan:aT:ay: n:m:H .
Om Ambikanathaya Namaha

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! Â:ikNYay: n:m:H .
Om Shrikantaya Namaha

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! B:Vt:v:ts:l:ay: n:m:H .
Om Bhaktavatsalaya Namaha

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! B:v:ay: n:m:H .

Om Bhavaya Namaha

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! S:v:aüy: n:m:H .

Om Sarvaya Namaha

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! e*:l::ðkñS:ay: n:m:H .
Om Trilokeshaya Namaha

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! eS:et:kNYay: n:m:H .
Om Shitakanthaya Namaha

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! eS:v:a e)y:ay: n:m:H .
Om Shivapriyaya Namaha

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! ug:Òay: n:m:H .

Om Ugraya Namaha

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! kp:ael:n:ð n:m:H .
Om Kapaline Namaha

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! Kam:ary:ð n:m:H .

Om Kamaraye Namaha

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! AnD:kas:Ørs:àdn:ay: n:m:H .

Om Andhakasura Sudanaya Namaha

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! g:ög:aD:ray: n:m:H .

Om Gangadharaya Namaha

Obeisances to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair Obeisances to the Lord whose sport is creation Obeisances to Shiva who is the death of death Obeisances to the God who is the treasure of compassion Obeisances to Shiva whose strength is awesome Obeisances to the God who wields an axe in his hands Obeisances to the Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness Obeisances to Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair Obeisances to the God who abides on Mount Kailas Obeisances to the Lord who is wrapped in armor Obeisances to Shiva who causes all growth Obeisances to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities Obeisances to the God whose emblem is a bull (Nandi) Obeisances to Shiva who rides a bull

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! l:l:aXax:ay: n:m:H .
Om Lalatakshaya Namaha

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! kal:kal:ay: n:m:H .
Om Kalakalaya Namaha

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! káp:aen:D:y:ð n:m:H . ! B:im:ay: n:m:H .
Om Bhimaya Namaha

Om Kripanidhaye Namaha

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! p:rS:Øhst:ay: n:m:H . ! m:àg:p:aN:y:ð n:m:H .
Om Mrigapanayae Namaha

Om Parashu Hastaya Namaha

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! j:XaD:ray: n:m:H .

Om Jatadharaya Namaha

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! kól:aS:v:aes:n:ð n:m:H .
Om Kailasavasine Namaha

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! kv:ec:n:ð n:m:H .

Om Kavachine Namaha

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! kY:ðray: n:m:H .

Om Kathoraya Namaha

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! e*:p:Ørant:kay: n:m:H .
Om Tripurantakaya Namaha

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! v:à\:aökay: n:m:H .

Om Vrishankaya Namaha

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! v:à\:B:a−Zay: n:m:H .

Om Vrishabharudhaya Namaha

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! B:sm::ð¹Þel:t: ev:g:Òhay: n:m:H . ! s:am:e)y:ay: n:m:H .
Om Samapriyaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord covered with Om Bhasmoddhulita Vigrahaya Namaha holy ash Obeisances to the God exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda Obeisances to Shiva who creates through sound

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! sv:rm:y:ay: n:m:H .

Om Svaramayaya Namaha

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! *:y:im:Üt:üy:ð n:m:H .

Om Trayimurtaye Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is worshiped in three forms Obeisances to the undisputed Lord Obeisances to the God who knows all things Obeisances to the Supreme Self Obeisances to the light of the eyes of Soma, Surya and Agni Obeisances to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee Obeisances to the architect of all sacrificial rites Obeisances to the Moon-glow of the mystic's vision Obeisances to the God of the five activities Obeisances to the eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva Obeisances to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos Obeisances to Shiva the foremost of heroes Obeisances to the God of the Ganas

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! An:iÃ:ray: n:m:H .
Om Anishvaraya Namaha

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! s:v:üway: n:m:H .

Om Sarvagyaya Namaha

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! p:rm:atm:n:ð n:m:H .

Om Paramatmane Namaha

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! s::ðm:s:Üy:aüegn:l::ðc:n:ay: n:m:H .
Om Somasuragni Lochanaya Namaha

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! hev:\:ð n:m:H .

Om Havishe Namaha

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! y:wm:y:ay: n:m:H . ! s::ðm:ay: n:m:H .
Om Somaya Namaha

Om Yagyamayaya Namaha

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! p:öc:v:V*:ay: n:m:H .

Om Panchavaktraya Namaha

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! s:daeS:v:ay: n:m:H .
Om Sadashivaya Namaha

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! ev:Ã:ðÃ:ray: n:m:H . ! v:irB:dÓay: n:m:H .

Om Vishveshvaraya Namaha

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Om Virabhadraya Namaha

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! g:N:n:aT:ay: n:m:H . ! )j:ap:t:y:ð n:m:H .
Om Prajapataye Namaha

Om Gananathaya Namaha

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Obeisances to the Creator Obeisances to the God who emanates golden souls Obeisances to the unconquerable being Obeisances to the monarch of the holy mountain Kailas

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! ehrNy:rðt:s:ð n:m:H . ! dÙD:ü\:aüy: n:m:H .

Om Hiranyaretase Namaha

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Om Durdharshaya Namaha

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! eg:riS:ay: n:m:H .
Om Girishaya Namaha

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! eg:erS:ay: n:m:H .
Om Girishaya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord of the Himalayas Obeisances to Shiva who can inspire no fear Obeisances to the Lord adorned with golden snakes Obeisances to the foremost of rishis Obeisances to the God whose weapon is a mountain Obeisances to the Lord who is fond of mountains Obeisances to the God who wears clothes of hide Obeisances to the Lord who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness Obeisances to the Lord of prosperity Obeisances to the God who is served by goblins Obeisances to the conqueror of death

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! An:G:ay: n:m:H .

Om Anaghaya Namaha

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! B:Øj:ög:B:Ü\:N:ay: n:m:H . ! B:g:aüy: n:m:H .
Om Bhargaya Namaha

Om Bujangabhushanaya Namaha

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! eg:erD:nv:n:ð n:m:H .
Om Giripriyaya Namaha

Om Giridhanvane Namaha

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! eg:ere)y:ay: n:m:H . ! káe¶:v:as:s:ð n:m:H .
Om Krittivasase Namaha

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! p:Ørarat:y:ð n:m:H .
Om Purarataye Namaha

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! B:g:v:t:ð n:m:H .

Om Bhagavate Namaha

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! )m:T:aeD:p:ay: n:m:H . ! m:àty:Øöj:y:ay: n:m:H .
Om Mritunjayaya Namaha

Om Pramathadhipaya Namaha

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! s:Üxm:t:n:v:ð n:m:H .

Om Sukshmatanave Namaha

Obeisances to the subtlest of the subtle Obeisances to Shiva who fills the whole world Obeisances to the guru of all the worlds Obeisances to the God whose hair is the spreading sky above Obeisances to the origin of Mahasena Obeisances to Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims

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! j:g:¾Ðy:aep:n:ð n:m:H .
Om Jagadvyapine Namaha

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! j:g:dÏg:Ø,v:ð n:m:H .

Om Jagadgurave Namaha

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! vy::ðm:kñS:ay: n:m:H .

Om Vyomakeshaya Namaha

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! m:has:ðn:j:n:kay: n:m:H . ! c:a,ev:#m:ay: n:m:H .
Om Charuvikramaya Namaha

Om Mahasenajanakaya Namaha

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! ,dÓay: n:m:H .

Om Rudraya Namaha

Obeisances to the Lord who is fit to be praised Obeisances to the source of living creatures, including the Bhutas, or ghostly creatures Obeisances to the firm and immovable deity Obeisances to the Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini Obeisances to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos Obeisances to the Lord who has eight forms Obeisances to the God who is the one soul Obeisances to the Lord of boundless energy Obeisances to him who is free of all doubt and dissension Obeisances to Shiva, endless and eternal Obeisances to the God who cuts through the mind's despair Obeisances to the instigator of all that occurs Obeisances to the Lord who releases all fetters Obeisances to the Lord who shows only mercy Obeisances to the ruler of all evolving souls, the animals Obeisances to the foremost of devas, demigods Obeisances to the greatest of the gods

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! B:Üt:p:t:y:ð n:m:H . ! sT:aN:v:ð n:m:H .
Om Sthanave Namaha

Om Bhutapataye Namaha

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! Ahy:ðb:Ø¿y:ay: n:m:H . ! edg:öb:ray: n:m:H . ! AÄm:Üt:üy:ð n:m:H .
Om Digambaraya Namaha

Om Ahirbudhnyaya Namaha

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Om Ashtamurtaye Namaha

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! An:ðkatm:n:ð n:m:H .
Om Anekatmane Namaha

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! s:aetv:kay: n:m:H .
Om Satvikaya Namaha

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! S:عev:g:Òhay: n:m:H . ! S:aÃ:t:ay: n:m:H .
Om Shashvataya Namaha

Om Shuddha Vigrahaya Namaha

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! K:NRp:rS:v:ð n:m:H . ! Away: n:m:H .
Om Ajaya Namaha

Om Khandaparashave Namaha

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! p:aS:ev:m::ðc:kay: n:m:H .
Om Papavimochakaya Namaha

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! m:àRay: n:m:H .

Om Mridaya Namaha

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! p:S:Øp:t:y:ð n:m:H . ! dðv:ay: n:m:H .
Om Devaya Namaha

Om Pashupataye Namaha

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! m:hadðv:ay: n:m:H .

Om Mahadevaya Namaha

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! Avy:y:ay: n:m:H .
Om Avyayaya Namaha

Obeisances to the one never subject to change Obeisances to Shiva who dissolves all bondage Obeisances to the one who punished Pushan Obeisances to the Lord who is steady and unwavering Obeisances to the destroyer of Daksha's conceited sacrifice Obeisances to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos Obeisances to Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly Obeisances to Shiva who is subtle and unseen Obeisances to the Lord of limitless forms Obeisances to the God who is standing and walking everywhere Obeisances to the Lord who gives and takes all things Obeisances to the God who is unending Obeisances to the great liberator of mankind Obeisances to the great God

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! hry:ð n:m:H .

Om Haraye Namaha

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Om Pashudantabhide Namaha
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! p:Ü\:dnt:eB:dð n:m:H . ! Avy:g:Òay: n:m:H .

Om Avyagraya Namaha
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! dx:aDv:rhray: n:m:H . ! hray: n:m:H .
Om Haraya Namaha

Om Dakshadhvaraharaya Namaha

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Om Bhaganetrabhide Namaha
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! B:g:n:ð*:eB:dð n:m:H .

! Avy:Vt:ay: n:m:H .
Om Avyaktaya Namaha

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! s:h+ax:ay: n:m:H . ! s:h+p:dð n:m:H .

Om Sahasrakshaya Namaha

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Om Sahasrapade Namaha

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! Ap:v:g:ü)day: n:m:H . ! An:nt:ay: n:m:H .
Om Anantaya Namaha

Om Apavargapradaya Namaha

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! t:arkay: n:m:H .
Om Tarakaya Namaha

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! p:rm:ðÃ:ray: n:m:H .

Om Parameshvaraya Namaha

.. Eet: Â:ieS:v:aÄ:ð¶:rS:t: n:am:av:el:H ..
Iti Sri Shiva-Ashtottarashata-Namavali Whoever chants these 108 auspicious Names of Lord Shiva, will be blessed by the Lord. This Shiva-Stotra is capable of removing all sins. May the lord of all beings become greatly pleased with anyone who has learnt this by heart and/or reads or recalls these names with singlemindedness!…...

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