108 Names of lord Shiva [Shankar] with Meaning

By | February 13, 2016

108 Names of lord Shiva: Lord Shiva is Hindu God, who is very much powerful and worshipped by every person of hindi community. Lord Shiva holds the 108 names through which he is widely known. He is called The Great Destroyer, because by transforming our reality each moment, He destroys what was to create what is. When we are attached to our current circumstances in life, and when Lord Shiva dutifully changes them, we feel sorrow. God Shiva, apart from being ascribed physical attributes, is depicted to have some behavioural attributes in the scriptures which were paradoxical in nature such as, destroyer and benefactor. In spiritual life, He creates change for us in order to illuminate our attachments and help us go beyond them. In this way, we can let go, and find the eternal Consciousness that shines behind the apparent transformations of our perception. Lord Shiva is also known as the god of river Ganga. River Ganga is also related to lord Shiva because, lord Shiva give rise to Ganga after revealing hair in open. Therefore we all love lord shiva and worship him always. And fiends, now we are going to describe the 108 names of Lord Shiva and you can also get its meaning too. Here we go –

108 Names of lord Shiva

1 Om Shivaya Namaha Obeisances to the Auspicious One
2 Om Maheshvaraya Namaha Obeisances to the Great God Shiva
3 Om Shambhave Namaha Obeisances to the God who exists for our happiness alone
4 Om Pinakine Namaha Obeisances to Shiva, who guards the path of dharma
5 Om Shashishekharaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who wears the crescent moon in his hair
6 Om Vamadevaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who is pleasing and auspicious in every way
7 Om Virupakshaya Namaha Obeisances to the God of spotless form
8 Om Kapardine Namaha Obeisances to the Lord with thickly matted hair
9 Om Nilalohitaya Namaha Obeisances to the God splendid as the red sun at daybreak
10 Om Shankaraya Namaha Obeisances to the source of all prosperity
11 Om Shulapanaye Namaha Obeisances to the God who carries a spear
12 Om Khatvangine Namaha Obeisances to the God who carries a knurled club
13 Om Vishnuvallabhaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva, who is dear to Lord Vishnu
14 Om Shipivishtaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord whose form emits great rays of light
15 Om Ambikanathaya Namaha Obeisances to Ambika’s Lord
16 Om Shrikantaya Namaha Obeisances to he whose throat is shining blue
17 Om Bhaktavatsalaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who loves His devotees like new born calves
18 Om Bhavaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who is existence itself
19 Om Sarvaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who is all
20 Om Trilokeshaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who is the Lord of all the three worlds
21 Om Shitakanthaya Namaha Obeisances to the primal soul whose throat is deep blue
22 Om Shivapriyaya Namaha Obeisances to the god who is dear to Shakti
23 Om Ugraya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva whose presence is awesome and overwhelming
24 Om Kapaline Namaha Obeisances to the God whose begging bowl is a human skull
25 Om Kamaraye Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who conquers all passions
26 Om Andhakasura Sudanaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who killed the asura Andhaka
27 Om Gangadharaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who holds the Ganges River in his hair
28 Om Lalatakshaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord whose sport is creation
29 Om Kalakalaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who is the death of death
30 Om Kripanidhaye Namaha Obeisances to the God who is the treasure of compassion
31 Om Bhimaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva whose strength is awesome
32 Om Parashu Hastaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who wields an axe in his hands
33 Om Mrigapanayae Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who looks after the soul in the wilderness
34 Om Jatadharaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who bears a mass of matted hair
35 Om Kailasavasine Namaha Obeisances to the God who abides on Mount Kailas
36 Om Kavachine Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who is wrapped in armor
37 Om Kathoraya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who causes all growth
38 Om Tripurantakaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who destroyed the three demonic cities
39 Om Vrishankaya Namaha Obeisances to the God whose emblem is a bull (Nandi)
40 Om Vrishabharudhaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who rides a bull
41 Om Bhasmoddhulita Vigrahaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord covered with holy ash
42 Om Samapriyaya Namaha Obeisances to the God exceedingly fond of hymns from the Sama Veda
43 Om Svaramayaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who creates through sound
44 Om Trayimurtaye Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who is worshiped in three forms
45 Om Anishvaraya Namaha Obeisances to the undisputed Lord
46 Om Sarvagyaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who knows all things
47 Om Paramatmane Namaha Obeisances to the Supreme Self
48 Om Somasuragni Lochanaya Namaha Obeisances to the light of the eyes of Soma, Surya and Agni
49 Om Havishe Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who receives oblations of ghee
50 Om Yagyamayaya Namaha Obeisances to the architect of all sacrificial rites
51 Om Somaya Namaha Obeisances to the Moon-glow of the mystic’s vision
52 Om Panchavaktraya Namaha Obeisances to the God of the five activities
53 Om Sadashivaya Namaha Obeisances to the eternally auspicious benevolent Shiva
54 Om Vishveshvaraya Namaha Obeisances to the all-pervading ruler of the cosmos
55 Om Virabhadraya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva the foremost of heroes
56 Om Gananathaya Namaha Obeisances to the God of the Ganas
57 Om Prajapataye Namaha Obeisances to the Creator
58 Om Hiranyaretase Namaha Obeisances to the God who emanates golden souls
59 Om Durdharshaya Namaha Obeisances to the unconquerable being
60 Om Girishaya Namaha Obeisances to the monarch of the holy mountain Kailas
61 Om Girishaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord of the Himalayas
62 Om Anaghaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who can inspire no fear
63 Om Bujangabhushanaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord adorned with golden snakes
64 Om Bhargaya Namaha Obeisances to the foremost of rishis
65 Om Giridhanvane Namaha Obeisances to the God whose weapon is a mountain
66 Om Giripriyaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who is fond of mountains
67 Om Krittivasase Namaha Obeisances to the God who wears clothes of hide
68 Om Purarataye Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who is thoroughly at home in the wilderness
69 Om Bhagavate Namaha Obeisances to the Lord of prosperity
70 Om Pramathadhipaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who is served by goblins
71 Om Mritunjayaya Namaha Obeisances to the conqueror of death
72 Om Sukshmatanave Namaha Obeisances to the subtlest of the subtle
73 Om Jagadvyapine Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who fills the whole world
74 Om Jagadgurave Namaha Obeisances to the guru of all the worlds
75 Om Vyomakeshaya Namaha Obeisances to the God whose hair is the spreading sky above
76 Om Mahasenajanakaya Namaha Obeisances to the origin of Mahasena
77 Om Charuvikramaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva, the guardian of wandering pilgrims
78 Om Rudraya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who is fit to be praised
79 Om Bhutapataye Namaha Obeisances to the source of living creatures, including the Bhutas, or ghostly creatures
80 Om Sthanave Namaha Obeisances to the firm and immovable deity
81 Om Ahirbudhnyaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who waits for the sleeping kundalini
82 Om Digambaraya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva whose robes is the cosmos
83 Om Ashtamurtaye Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who has eight forms
84 Om Anekatmane Namaha Obeisances to the God who is the one soul
85 Om Satvikaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord of boundless energy
86 Om Shuddha Vigrahaya Namaha Obeisances to him who is free of all doubt and dissension
87 Om Shashvataya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva, endless and eternal
88 Om Khandaparashave Namaha Obeisances to the God who cuts through the mind’s despair
89 Om Ajaya Namaha Obeisances to the instigator of all that occurs
90 Om Papavimochakaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who releases all fetters
91 Om Mridaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who shows only mercy
92 Om Pashupataye Namaha Obeisances to the ruler of all evolving souls, the animals
93 Om Devaya Namaha Obeisances to the foremost of devas, demigods
94 Om Mahadevaya Namaha Obeisances to the greatest of the gods
95 Om Avyayaya Namaha Obeisances to the one never subject to change
96 Om Haraye Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who dissolves all bondage
97 Om Pashudantabhide Namaha Obeisances to the one who punished Pushan
98 Om Avyagraya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who is steady and unwavering
99 Om Dakshadhvaraharaya Namaha Obeisances to the destroyer of Daksha’s conceited sacrifice
100 Om Haraya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who withdraws the cosmos
101 Om Bhaganetrabhide Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who taught Bhaga to see more clearly
102 Om Avyaktaya Namaha Obeisances to Shiva who is subtle and unseen
103 Om Sahasrakshaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord of limitless forms
104 Om Sahasrapade Namaha Obeisances to the God who is standing and walking everywhere
105 Om Apavargapradaya Namaha Obeisances to the Lord who gives and takes all things
106 Om Anantaya Namaha Obeisances to the God who is unending
107 Om Tarakaya Namaha Obeisances to the great liberator of mankind
108 Om Parameshvaraya Namaha Obeisances to the great God

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