- Reciting or saying Mantra is also Known Jap or stotra . It is process of Chanting names or taking names of god. We should not make sound while doing mantra. We must do mantra in heart. It makes internal and external peace. Best mantra to do mantra is puja ghar (small room of God situated in our home, Prayer room).
While doing any God mantra or God shiva mantra. We should carry out 108 times repetition of any Mantra. It is known as one complete number. It is very good if we can do more than 108. But 108 is recommended. If we canot complete 108 we can do 54 time or 27 times. There is no restiction to do mantra more than 108 . Doing everyday make a little habbit. But slowly we can make habbit of increasing mantra more than 108 times repetition .
Specially ,While doing Lord shiva Mantra. We must have Rudraksha Jap mala to do Mantra. Rudraksha Jap mala have exactly 108 pieces Rudraksha seed. click here To read Rudraksha jap mala which help to do god shiva mantra. You can also see jap mala picture below taking in hand.
Rudraksha seed is also favourite to shiva so jap mala is made combining this rudraksha seeds. With rudraksha seed we can do any god mantra not only shiv ji.
We can do mantra two times a day. One is morning and another is evening. It can take 20 minutes morning and 20 minutes evening to do 108 time mantra jap. It also depend upon mantra either short mantra or long mantra we are reciting.
In hindu houses we worship morning/evening . In time of worship We first worship all God/Goddess (devi devta) . We offer oil lamp(diya ) ,Bell(ghanti),incenses(dhup) . After it we do specific mantra which we wish to do.
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Those who donot have have Rudraksha jap mala to do Shiva mantra can also recite mantra with hand or with namaskaram mudra (namaste position). Main thing is we have to do 108 times for one mantra. We should do with easy way to count 108 times. Because counting and saying mantra together donot make concentrations. We must have capacity to count 108 times with hand while repeating mantra. If we wish to count mantra how many time we are doing rudraksha jap mala (necklace) will help. Please see picture number 1 above.
We should not open our eyes while doing mantra.
Mantra also helps to attain peace and vibration. It makes closer to Supreme god head. It provide all kinds of blessings. We must wash our hand,leg,face or we can bath before doing mantra and pooja (worship) . The suitable time to recite mantra is morning and afternoon. Worship of any God and Mantra is done togther. After completing Worship we can do mantra with concentration and by following above rules.
So in this page , We recommend you to do “Om nama shivaya” mantra every day 108 times morning and evening. And rest stotra and mantra you can do 11 times or 21 time or 54 times. Or 108 times.
The mantra of God Shiva is given below .
1 ) Om nama shivaya (God shiva main mantra) . The mantra “Om nama shivaya” is best mantra recommend by all scriptures,great sages. It is main mantra of god shiva . Even other greater devi devta try to make god shiva happy with help of this mantra. It is also known as panchakshri mantra. To listen this mantra in you tube. Click here.
2) – Maha mirtunjaya mantra (God shiva main mantra). This Mantra is also best and main mantra of god shiva. This mantra have everything power. This mantra provides Long life to peoples. This mantra increase life rate. It is even noted in great hindu scriptures. This praying to god mirtunjaya (Shiva) who is creator and destroyer of all life.
This mantra start like this -
“Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushtivardhanam Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Maamritat” .
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3) Lingashtakam Mantra – This is also one of the main mantra of god shiva. This mantra makes god shiva happy easily.This mantra is like this
” Brahma murari surachitta lingam
Nirmal bhasita sobhita lingam
Janmaja Dukha Binasaka lingam
Tat prana mami sada shiva lingam !!
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4) Shiva panchakshar stotram – This is great stotra (Praying) of god shiva. God shiva is easily pleased by this stotra (mantra). This mantra goes like this -
“Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya,
Basmanga ragaya maheswaraya,
Nithyaya shudhaya digambaraya,
Tasmai ‘Na’karaya namashivaya.
Mandakini salila chandana charchithaya,
Nandeeswara pramadha nadha maheswaraya,
Mandra pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya,
Tasmai ‘Ma’karaya namashivaya.
Shivaaya gowri vadanara vinda,
Sooryaya daksha dwara naasakaya,
Sri neela kantaya vrisha dwajaya,
Tasmai ‘Si’karaya namashivaya.
Vasishta kumbhodhbhava gowthamadhi.
Munendra devarchitha shekaraya,
Chandrarka vaiswanara lochanaya,
Tasmai ‘Va’karaya namashivaya.
Yaksha swaroopaya jada dharaya,
Pinaka hasthathaya sanathanaya,
Divyaya devaaya digambaraya,
Tasmai ‘Ya’karaya namashivaya.”
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5) Shiva tandav stuti (stotra) – This is also one of the great song of god shiva. God shiva easily becomes happy who sing it one time a day. This song is also created and sang by Ravan to God shiva. From which god shiva showed his tandava nirtya (dance).
This devotional songs goes like this . We have written with meaning as well.
Click here to read Shiva Tandav stotra in Hindi,nepali,Sanskrit/Devanagari.
1st paragraph of Stotra – Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale,
Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam,
Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam,
Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam., 1
Meaning – From the forest of his matted lock, water flows and wets his neck,
On which hangs the greatest of snake like a garland,
And his drum incessantly plays damat, damat, damat, damat,
And Shiva is engaged in the very vigorous manly dance,
To bless and shower, prosperity on all of us.
2nd Paragraph of Stotra – Jata kataha sambhramabrama nillimpa nirjari,
Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani,
Dhaga dhaga daga jjwala lalata patta pavake,
Kishora Chandra shekare rathi prathi kshanam mama., 2
Meaning – The celestial river agitatedly moving through his matted hair,
Which makes his head shine with those soft waves,
And his forehead shining like a brilliant fire-daga daga,
And the crescent of moon which is an ornament to his head,
Makes my mind love him each and every second.
3rd Paragraph of Stotra – Dara darendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura,
Sphuradigantha santhathi pramodha mana manase,
Krupa kadaksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi,
Kwachi digambare mano vinodhamethu vasthuni., 3
Meaning – The consort of the ever sportive daughter of the mountain,
Whose mind rejoices at her side long glances,
With the stream of merciful look which removes hardships,
Makes my mind take pleasure in him who wears the directions as apparel.
4th Paragraph – Jada bhujanga pingala sphurath phana mani prabha,
Kadamba kumkuma drava praliptha digwadhu mukhe,
Madhandha sindhura sphurathwagu utthariya medhure,
Mano vinodhamadhbutham bibarthu bhootha bharthari., 4
Meaning – He, with the shining lustrous gem on the hood
Of the serpent entwining his matted locks,
He, who is with his bride whose face is decorated
By the melting of red saffron Kumkum,
And He who wears on his shoulder the hide
Of the elephant which was blind with ferociousness,
Makes my mind happy and contented,
In him who is the leader of Bhoothas
5th Paragraph – Sahasra lochana prabhoothyasesha lekha shekhara,
Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu sarangri peedabhu,
Bhujangaraja Malaya nibhadha jada jhootaka,
Sriyai chiraya jayatham chakora bandhu shekhara., 5
Meaning – May he whose foot stool is decorated
By the ever flowing flower dust.
Falling the bent head of Indra and other Gods,
And may He, whose matted locks are tied by the king of serpents,
And may he, whose head is decorated
By the crescent moon who a friend of Chakora
Shower prosperity for ever on me.
6th Paragraph – Lalata chathwara jwaladhanam jaya sphulingabha,
Nipeetha pancha sayagam saman nilimpanayakam,
Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam,
Maha kapali sampade, siro jadalamasthu na., 6
Meaning – May he with the raging fire
In his forehead, who burnt the God of love,
May He who is forever being saluted by king of devas,
And may he who has collected
The cool ambrosia like crescent moon on his head,
And may he who wears the collection of skulls,
Bless us to create wealth for us.
7th Paragraph – Karala bhala pattika dhagadhaga jjwala,
Ddhanam jayahuthi krutha prachanda pancha sayage,
Dharadharendra nandhini kuchagra chithrapathraka,
Prakalpanaika shilpini, trilochane rather mama., 7
Meaning – May He in whose dreadful forehead, fire burns “Dhahaga”, “Dhaga,”
May He who burnt the one with five arrows as an offering to fire,
May He who is the only one who can write decorative lines,
On the tip of the breasts of the daughter of the mountain,
And May He with three eyes make mind enjoy in him.
8th Paragraph – Naveena megha mandali nirudha durdharath sphurath,
Kahoo niseedhi neethama prabhandha bandha kandhara,
Nilimpa nirjari darsthanothu kruthi sindhura,
Kala nidhana bandhura sriyam jagat durandhara., 8
Meaning – May He whose black neck is as dark
As several layers of new clouds,
Packed closely on the night of the new moon.
May He who wears the celestial river on his head,
May He who killed the Gajasura with an elephant head,
May He who is very handsome because of the crescent that he wears,
And may he who carries the entire burden of the world,
Bless us with all sorts of wealth .
9th Paragraph – Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalima prabha,
Valambhi kanda kanthali ruchi prabandha kandharam,
Smarschidham puraschidham bhavaschidham makhachidham,
Gajachidandakachidham tham anthakachidham bhaje., 9
Meaning – I salute him, who shines with a black neck
Similar to the well opened blue lotus,
On which all the temples depend for prayer,
And him who destroyed God of love, the three cities,
The worldly problems and yaga destroyers,
And him who destroyed elephant faced Asura and also God of death.,
10th Paragraph – Agarva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari,
Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbha mana madhu vrtham,
Suranthakam, paranthakam, bhavanthakam, makhandakam,
Gajandhakandhakandakam thamanthakanthakam bhaje., 10
Meaning – I salute him who is like the bee who drinks the sweetened honey,
That flows from the flower bunch of collection of arts of the Goddess,
And him who destroyed God of love, the three cities,
The worldly problems and yaga destroyers,
And him who destroyed elephant faced Asura and also God of death.
11th Paragraph – Jayathwadhabra vibramadbujaamga maswasath,
Vinirgamath, kramasphurath, karala bhala havya vat,
Dhimi dhimi dhimi dhwanan mrudanga thunga mangala,
Dhwani karma pravarthitha prachanda thandawa shiva., 11
Victory to the great Shiva, who has the fire burning in his forehead,
Meaning – Which is increased by the breath of the snake wandering in the sky,
And to Him who dances to the changing tunes and fierce sound,
Of Dhimi, dhimi, dhimi coming out the auspicious drum.
12th Paragraph – Drusha dwichi thra thalpayor bhujanga moukthika srajo,
Garishta rathna loshtayo suhrudhwi paksha pakshayo,
Trunara vinda chakshusho praja mahee mahendrayo,
Samapravarthika kadha sadashivam bhajamyaham., 12
Meaning- When will I be able to worship that eternal shiva,
With a feeling of equanimity towards snake and a garland,
Towards great gems and dirt or friends and enemies,
Or Towards a blade of grass and lotus like eyes,
Or emperor and ordinary men.
13th Paragraph – Kada nilampa nirjaree nikunja kotare vasan,
Vimuktha durmathee sada sirasthanjaleem vahan,
Vilola lola lochano lalama bhala lagnaka,
Shivethi manthamucharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham., 13
Meaning – When will I live the life of pleasure, meditating on Shiva,
Sitting near a hollow place near the celestial river Ganga,
Releasing all my bad thoughts and with hands clasped above my head,
After releasing all passion for the pretty women with shifting eyes?
14th Paragraph – Imam hi nithya meva muktha muthamothamam sthavam,
Padan, smaran broovan naro vishudhimethi santhatham,
Hare Gurou subhakthimasu yathi nanyadha gatheem,
Vimohinam hi dehinaam sushakarasya chithanam., 14
Meaning – This greater than the great prayer if read,
Remembered, or recited daily by man,
Will make him pure, eternal,
And he would get devotion to Shiva leading him to salvation,
For remembering Lord Shiva, is a sure method of removal of detachment.
15th Paragraph – Poojavasana samaye dasa vakhra geetham,
Ya shambhu poojana param padthi pradhoshe,
Thasya sthiraam radha gajendra thuranga yuktham,
Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu., 15
Meaning – He who sings this song composed by the ten headed one,
At the end of every worship or,
Reads it after worship of Shiva on the Pradosha day,
Will get by the blessing of lord Shiva, chariots, elephants and horses,
As well as the affectionate sight of god of wealth.
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