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Shivashtakam: Tasmai Namah Parama Karana Karanaya - in sanskrit with meaning - stotra on Sri Shiva

- composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya

शिवाष्टकम् - तस्मै   नमः   परमकारणकारणाय
Shivashtakam: Tasmai Namah Parama Karana Karanaya
Sri Shiva
Sri Shiva

तस्मै नमः परमकारणकारणाय
दीप्तोज्ज्वलज्ज्वलितपिङ्गललोचनाय
नागेन्द्रहारकृतकुण्डलभूषणाय
ब्रह्मेन्द्रविष्णुवरदाय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥
Tasmai Namah Parama-Kaaranna-Kaarannaaya
Diipto[a-U]jjvala-Jjvalita-Pinggala-Locanaaya |
Naage[a-I]ndra-Haara-Krta-Kunnddala-Bhuussannaaya
Brahme[a-I]ndra-Vissnnu-Vara-Daaya Namah Shivaaya ||1||

Meaning:
1.1: Salutations to Him, Who is the Great Cause behind all the causes,
1.2: Whose Brownish Eyes (behind all creation) blazes with Illimunation,
1.3: Whose Garland is formed by the king of Serpents, (the Serpents) who also adorns Him as Ear-Rings,
1.4: Who give Boons to Brahma, Indra and Vishnu; Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
श्रीमत्प्रसन्नशशिपन्नगभूषणाय
शैलेन्द्रजावदनचुम्बितलोचनाय
कैलासमन्दरमहेन्द्रनिकेतनाय
लोकत्रयार्तिहरणाय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥
Shriimat-Prasanna-Shashi-Pannaga-Bhuussannaaya
Shaile[a-I]ndra-Jaa-Vadana-Cumbita-Locanaaya |
Kailaasa-Mandara-Mahendra-Niketanaaya
Loka-Traya-[A]arti-Harannaaya Namah Shivaaya ||2||

Meaning:
2.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is adorned with the Beautiful Moon (shining on His Forehead) and Serpents (decorating His Body),
2.2: Whose Eyes kiss (i.e. reflect) the Face of the Daughter of the king of Mountains (i.e. Devi Parvati),
2.3: Who dwell in the great Kailasha and Mahendra mountains,
2.4: (And) Who takes away the Sorrows of the Three Worlds; Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
पद्मावदातमणिकुण्डलगोवृषाय
कृष्णागरुप्रचुरचन्दनचर्चिताय
भस्मानुषक्तविकचोत्पलमल्लिकाय
नीलाब्जकण्ठसदृशाय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥
Padma-Avadaata-Manni-Kunnddala-Go-Vrssaaya
Krssnnaagaru-Pracura-Candana-Carcitaaya |
Bhasma-Anussakta-Vikaco[a-U]tpala-Mallikaaya
Niila-Abja-Kannttha-Sadrshaaya Namah Shivaaya ||3||

Meaning:
3.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is adorned with Padmaraga Mani (Gem) on His Ear-Rings (which is clear like a crystal), (and) showering shining Rays of Light,
3.2: Whose Body is smeared with abundant Krishna Agaru and Sandalwood paste, ...
3.3: ... And adorned with the full blown Lotus and Mallika flowers, which cling to His Sacred Ash,
3.4: Whose Throat resembles a Blue Lotus (due to the drinking of poison); Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
लम्बत्सपिङ्गलजटामुकुटोत्कटाय
दंष्ट्राकरालविकटोत्कटभैरवाय
व्याघ्राजिनाम्बरधराय मनोहराय
त्रैलोक्यनाथनमिताय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥
Lambatsa-Pinggala-Jattaa-Mukutto[a-U]tkattaaya
Damssttraa-Karaala-Vikatto[a-U]tkatta-Bhairavaaya |
Vyaaghra-Ajina-Ambara-Dharaaya Manoharaaya
Trai-Lokya-Naatha-Namitaaya Namah Shivaaya ||4||

Meaning:
4.1: (Salutations to Him) Whose Crown is His Long, Hanging, Gigantic Matted Hairs of Reddish Brown Color,
4.2: (And) Who assumes the Terrible form of Bhairava with Dreadful Fangs,
4.3: (Again) Who wearing the Tiger Skin appear captivating (to the devotees),
4.4: Before Whom the Three Worlds Bow down; Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
दक्षप्रजापतिमहामखनाशनाय
क्षिप्रं महात्रिपुरदानवघातनाय
ब्रह्मोर्जितोर्ध्वगकरोटिनिकृन्तनाय
योगाय योगनमिताय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥
Dakssa-Prajaapati-Mahaa-Makha-Naashanaaya
Kssipram Mahaa-Tripura-Daanava-Ghaatanaaya |
Brahmo[a-Uu]rjito[a-Uu]rdhvaga-Karotti-Nikrntanaaya
Yogaaya Yoga-Namitaaya Namah Shivaaya ||5||

Meaning:
5.1: (Salutations to Him) Who destroyed the great Yagya of Daksha Prajapati,
5.2: (And) Who speedily slayed the mighty Tripurasuras,
5.3: Who chopped off the upper Head of Brahma which became full of Pride,
5.4: (And) Who is the embodiment of Yoga and is worshipped through Yoga; Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
संसारसृष्टिघटनापरिवर्तनाय
रक्षः पिशाचगणसिद्धसमाकुलाय
सिद्धोरगग्रहगणेन्द्रनिषेविताय
शार्दूलचर्मवसनाय नमः शिवाय ॥६॥
Samsaara-Srsstti-Ghattanaa-Parivartanaaya
Rakssah Pishaaca-Ganna-Siddha-Samaakulaaya |
Siddho(a-U)raga-Graha-Ganne[a-I]ndra-Nissevitaaya
Shaarduula-Carma-Vasanaaya Namah Shivaaya ||6||

Meaning:
6.1: (Salutations to Him) Who brings about the Re-Creation of Samsara (by destroying it after a kalpa),
6.2: (And) Who is guarded by groups of Ghosts and Siddhas surrounding Him,
6.3: Who is served by the best of Siddhas, Uragas (Serpents) and Grahas (Planets),
6.4: (And) Who wears the garment of Tiger Skin; Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
भस्माङ्गरागकृतरूपमनोहराय
सौम्यावदातवनमाश्रितमाश्रिताय
गौरीकटाक्षनयनार्धनिरीक्षनाय
गोक्षीरधारधवलाय नमः शिवाय ॥७॥
Bhasma-Angga-Raaga-Krta-Ruupa-Manoharaaya
Saumya-Avadaata-Vanam-Aashritam-Aashritaaya |
Gaurii-Kattaakssa-Nayana-Ardha-Niriikssanaaya
Go-Kssiira-Dhaara-Dhavalaaya Namah Shivaaya ||7||

Meaning:
7.1: (Salutations to Him) Who appears captivating with His whole Body coloured with Sacred Ashes,
7.2: (And) Who is the Refuge of those Pure and Tranquil (Sages) who take refuge in the Forests (for meditation),
7.3: Who is observed by Gauri through side glances from Her Half-Closed Eyes,
7.4: (And) Who is dazzling White like a stream of pure Milk; Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
आदित्यसोमवरुणानिलसेविताय
यज्ञाग्निहोत्रवरधूमनिकेतनाय
ऋक्सामवेदमुनिभिः स्तुतिसंयुताय
गोपाय गोपनमिताय नमः शिवाय ॥८॥
Aaditya-Soma-Varunna-Anila-Sevitaaya
Yajnya-Agnihotra-Vara-Dhuuma-Niketanaaya |
Rk-Saama-Veda-Munibhih Stuti-Samyutaaya
Gopaaya Gopa-Namitaaya Namah Shivaaya ||8||

Meaning:
8.1: (Salutations to Him) Who is served by the Sun-God (Aditya), Moon-God (Soma), Rain-God (Varuna) and Wind-God (Anila),
8.2: (And) Who resides in the smoke of the best Yagyas and Agnihotras,
8.3: Who is invoked by the hymns of Rig Veda, Sama Veda and the eulogies of the Munis (Sages),
8.4: Who is the Protector of All, and is worshipped by the Protectors (guardian deities); Salutations to that Shiva,

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Shiva
शिवाष्टकमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसन्निधौ
शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥९॥
Shivaassttakam-Idam Punnyam Yah Patthec-Chiva-Sannidhau |
Shiva-Lokam-Avaapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||9||

Meaning:
9.1: Whoever recites this Shivashtakam (hymn consisting of eight stanzas in praise of Lord Shiva) near Shiva (Lingam),
9.2: Will Attain the Abode of Shiva and enjoy His Bliss.

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Translated by greenmesg

Sri Adi Shankaracharya
Stotras by Sri Adi Shankaracharya in this site:

01. Achyutashtakam
02. Annapoorna Stotram
03. Bhavani Ashtakam
04. Devi Aparadha Kshamapana Stotram
05. Dakshinamurthy Stotram
06. Ganesha Pancharatnam
07. Ganga Stotram
08. Jagannathashtakam
09. Kalabhairava Ashtakam
10. Kalika Ashtakam
11. Kamakshi Stotram
12. Kanakadhara Stotram
13. Lakshmi Nrisimha Karavalambam
14. Lalita Panchakam
15. Meenakshi Pancharatnam
16. Narmadashtakam
17. Nirvana Shatakam
18. Pandurangashtakam
19. Pratah Smarami
20. Ranganathashtakam
21. Sharada Bhujangam
22. Shiva Manasa Puja
23. Shiva Panchakshara Stotram
24. Shiva Pratah Smaran Stotram
25. Shivashtakam
26. Subramanya Bhujangam
27. Vishwanathashtakam
28. Yamunashtakam


Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Sadhana: Sadhana - Hermitages - Penances

4. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Scriptures

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Varnashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

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