The Shiva ashtottara shatanama stotram is a very powerful stotram and is believed to be unparalleled to any other hymns. This stotram got its immense importance as it has been recited by Goddess Parvati herself while doing the penance in order to get back God Shiva as her husband.
The lyrics of Shiva ashtottara shatanama stotram contain the 108 names of God Shiva present in the Shiva ashtottara shatanamavali. However, this form of representation gives a stotra rupa to those 108 names making them convenient enough to remember, recite, and meditate upon.
It is believed that one can get immense benefits by reciting this stotram three times a day during trisandhyas.
All the names present in this hymn have a great in-depth meaning to change the life of the devotees. They explain about the divine attributes of God Shiva along with his various forms, appearance, and his merciful nature.
Dhyanasloka for Shiva Ashtottara Shatnama Stotram
Dhavalava pushamindoh mandale sanni vishtam
Bhujaga valaya haram Bhasma digdhanga meesam
Mrugaya parasu panim charu chandrardha maulim
Hrudaya kamala madhye santatam chintayami
Shiva Ashtottara Shatanama Stotram Lyrics
Shivo Maheshwara Shambuhu Pinaaki Sesisekharaha
Vaamadevo Virupakshaha Kapardhi Neelalohithaha (1)
Shankarah Shulapanischa Khatvangi Vishnu-vallabhaha
Sipivishno Ambikanadha Srikantho Bhaktha-vatsalaha (2)
Bhavah Sharva Trilokeshaha Sitikantho Sivaapriyaha
Ugraha Kapali Kaamari Andhakasura-sudhanaha (3)
Gangadharo Lalatakshaha Kalakalah Krupanidhihi
Beemah Parasu-hasthascha Mrugapanir Jathadharaha (4)
Kailasavasi Kavachi Kathorah Tripurantakaha
Vrushanko Vrushabha-rudho Bhasmodhulitha-vigrahaha (5)
Samapriyah Swaramaya Triyeemurthir Aneeshwaraha
Sarvagnah Paramatmacha Somasuryaagni-lochanaha (6)
Haviryagna mayah Somah Pragnavaktrah Sadasivaha
Visweshwaro Veerabhadro Gananadah Prajapatihi (7)
Hiranyaretha durdarsho Gireesho Girishoonaghaha
Bhujanga-bhushano Bhargo Giridhanva Giripriyaha (8)
Krutthivaasaaha Puraarathir Bhagavan Pramadhadipaha
Mrutyunjayah Sukshmatanur Jagadvyapi Jagadguruhu (9)
Rudro Bhutapatih Stanur Ahirbhudnyo Digambaraha (10)
Astamurthir Anekatma Satvikah Suddha-vigrahaha
Sasvatah Khandaparasu Ajah Pasa vimochanaha (11)
Mrudah Pasupatirdevo Mahadevo Vyayoharihi
Pushadanta-bhidavvyagro Dakshadwara Haro Haraha (12)
Bhaganetra Bidavyaktaha Sahasrakshah Sahasrapaath
Apavarga Pradonantaha Tarakah Parameshwaraha (13)
Evam Sri Shambhu Devasya Namnam Astottaram Shatam
Sri Shiva Astottara Shatanama Stotram Sampoornam
Which time is best to study this Stotram?
Lord Narayana explains that it is good to meditate on this stotram thrice daily (during tri sandhya’s) in the morning, afternoon, and evening to attain the divine bliss of god shiva.
Narayana also said that worshipping god shiva with the bilva leaves or flowers and reciting this stotram will also give immense benefits to the devotee.
Also, Vyasa said that the Shiva ashtottara shatanama stotram is equally or even more powerful and benefiting to reciting the rudram namakam’s.