Shiva Panchakshari Mantra
Panchakshari means having five syllables. Five is a sacred number for Shiva. One of His most important mantras is – Om Namah Shivaya, otherwise called the Shiva Moola Mantra has five syllables.
ॐ नमः शिवाय ।
Om Namah Shivaya |
Meaning : ‘I bow to Shiva. Shiva is the supreme reality, the inner Self. It is the name given to consciousness that dwells in all.’
Benefit : Proper recitation of this Mantra rejuvenates and bestows one with health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity and contentment.
This is known as Rudra mantra. Rudra Mantra is recited to get blessing of Lord Shiva. It is considered effective for the fulfilment of one’s wishes.
ॐ नमो भगवते रूद्राय ।
Om Namo Bhagwate Rudraay |
Shiva Gayatri Mantra
ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात ।
Om Tatpurushaay Vidmahe Vidmahe Mahadevaay Deemahi Tanno Rudrah Prachodayat |
Meaning : ‘Om, Let me meditate on the great Purusha, Oh, greatest God, give me higher intellect, and let God Rudra illuminate my mind.’
Benefit : One can recite thi Shiva Mantra with utmost sincerity to discover the happiness and divinity that′s already within.
Shiv Dhyan 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 : Ode to the Supreme One to cleanse the body, mind and soul of all the stress, rejection, failure, depression and other negative forces that one faces.
Benefit : Divine vibrations that are generated during the chanting of this mantra ward off all the negative and evil forces and create a powerful protective shield against diseases, sorrows, fears etc.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्
“Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat॥”
Meaning : ‘We worship the Three-eyed Lord who is fragrant and who nourishes and nurtures all beings. As is the ripened cucumber is freed from its bondage, may He liberate us from death for the sake of immortality.’
Benefit : This mantra is addressed to Lord Shiva for warding off untimely death. It is also chanted while smearing Vibhuti over various parts of the body and utilized in Japa or Homa to get desired results.
“मृत्युञ्जयाय रुद्राय नीलकन्ताय शंभवे
अमृतेषाय सर्वाय महादेवाय ते नमः”
“Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya Neelakantaya Shambhave
Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya Mahadevaaya Te Namaha”
Meaning : ‘Oh Lord Shiva, you are the one who has conquered death and are responsible for destruction of the Universe to let life again prevail on earth. Oh lord, you are Neelkantha as you have a blue throat. We pay obeisance to you lord with are hands folded in namaskar.’
Benefit : This Shiva Mantra has the power to dispel fear and boost a person’s inner potential and strength.
संसारसारम् भुजगेन्द्रहारम् ।
भवं भवानीसहितं नमामि ॥
Samsaara-Saaram Bhujage[a-I]ndra-Haaram |
Bhavam Bhavaanii-Sahitam Namaami ||
1: Pure White like Camphor, an Incarnation of Compassion,
2: The Essence of Worldly Existence, Whose Garland is the King of Serpents,
3: Always Dwelling inside the Lotus of the Heart.
4: I Bow to Shiva and Shakti Together.
Ekadasa Rudra Mantra
These are the 11 forms of Rudra and their mantras. These mantras are very very effective when chanted during the stationary (Stambha) period of Saturn. Shani is stationary typically 3-4 days before it goes retrograde and 3-4 days after it goes retrograde. Saturn goes retrograde around 7th of April 2017 in India as per some panchang.
- Kapali – OM Hum Hum Satrustambhanaya Hum Hum OM Phat
- Pingala – OM Shrim Hrim Shrim Sarva Mangalaya Pingalaya OM Namah
- Bhima – OM Aim Aim Mano Vanchita Siddhaye Aim Aim OM
- Virupaksha – OM Rudraya Roganashaya Agacha cha Ram OM Namah
- Vilohita – OM Shrim Hrim Sam Sam Hrim Shrim Shankarshanaya OM
- Shastha – OM Hrim Hrim Safalyayai Siddhaye OM Namah
- Ajapada – OM Shrim Bam Sough Balavardhanaya Baleswaraya Rudraya Phut OM
- Ahirbudhanya – OM Hram Hrim Hum Samasta Graha Dosha Vinashaya OM
- Sambhu – OM Gam Glaum Shroum Glaum Gam OM Namah
- Chanda – OM Chum Chandiswaraya Tejasyaya Chum OM Phut
- Bhava – OM Bhavod Bhava Sambhavaya Ista Darshana Hetave OM Sam OM Namaha