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The 108 Names of Lord Shiva – Sri Shiva Ashtottarashata-Namavali


108 is considered an auspicious number in Hindu Dharma. Like 108 names of Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva is also extolled through his 108 names during the puja rituals either by the priests or by the worshippers themselves. Whoever chants these 108 auspicious Names of Lord Shiva, will be blessed by Shiva.

Sri Shiva Ashtottarashata-Namavali – 108 Names of Shiva

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  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 newborn 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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॥इति श्रीशिवाष्टोत्तरशतनामावलिः सम्पूर्णा॥

Iti Sri Shiva-Ashtottarashata-Namavali

thus ends the hymn called – Sri Shiva Ashtottarashata-Namavali