Shiv Panchakshri Stotra is very effective in impressing Lord Shiva and acquiring his blessings. Shiva is the destroyer among the trinity and is worshipped as their main deity by millions of Hindus.
Shiva is very easy to please and placate. Lord Shiva provides every boon to his followers in any form.
Shiva is one of the most important gods in the Hindu pantheon and is considered a member of the holy trinity of Hinduism with Brahma and Vishnu.
In Hinduism, the universe is thought to regenerate in cycles (every 2,160,000,000 years). Shiva destroys the universe at the end of each cycle which then allows for a new Creation.
Shiva is also the great ascetic, abstaining from all forms of indulgence and pleasure, concentrating rather a on meditation as a means to find perfect happiness. He also has a darker side as the leader of evil spirits, ghosts and as the master of thieves, villains, and beggars.
Shiva is the most important Hindu god for the Shaivism sect, the patron of Yogis and Brahmins, and also the protector of the Vedas, the sacred texts.
The holy word chant to worship him is made of five letters and is popularly called Panchakshara- “Na Ma Si Va ya”. In this popular stotra, each of these letters is considered as him and he is praised for his great qualities.
Shiv Panchakshari Stotra Text
शिव पंचक्षरी स्तोत्र
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै “न” काराय नमः शिवाय ॥ 1 ॥
bhasmaangaraagaay maheshvaraay .
nityaay shuddhaay digambaraay
tasmai “na” kaaraay namah shivaay . 1 .
मन्दाकिनी सलिल चन्दन चर्चिताय
नन्दीश्वर प्रमथनाथ महेश्वराय ।
मन्दार मुख्य बहुपुष्प सुपूजिताय
तस्मै “म” काराय नमः शिवाय ॥ 2 ॥
mandaakinee salil chandan charchitaay
nandeeshvar pramathanaath maheshvaraay .
mandaar mukhy bahupushp supoojitaay
tasmai “ma” kaaraay namah shivaay . 2 .
शिवाय गौरी वदनाब्ज बृन्द
सूर्याय दक्षाध्वर नाशकाय ।
श्री नीलकण्ठाय वृषभध्वजाय
तस्मै “शि” काराय नमः शिवाय ॥ 3 ॥
shivaay gauree vadanaabj brnd
sooryaay dakshaadhvar naashakaay .
shree neelakanthaay vrshabhadhvajaay
tasmai “shi” kaaraay namah shivaay . 3 .
वशिष्ठ कुम्भोद्भव गौतमार्य
मुनीन्द्र देवार्चित शेखराय ।
चन्द्रार्क वैश्वानर लोचनाय
तस्मै “व” काराय नमः शिवाय ॥ 4 ॥
vashishth kumbhodbhav gautamaary
muneendr devaarchit shekharaay .
chandraark vaishvaanar lochanaay
tasmai “va” kaaraay namah shivaay . 4 .
यज्ञ स्वरूपाय जटाधराय
पिनाक हस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय
तस्मै “य” काराय नमः शिवाय ॥ 5 ॥
yagy svaroopaay jataadharaay
pinaak hastaay sanaatanaay .
divyaay devaay digambaraay
tasmai “ya” kaaraay namah shivaay . 5 .
पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिव सन्निधौ ।
शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥
panchaaksharamidan punyan yah pathechchhiv sannidhau .
shivalokamavaapnoti shiven sah modate .