Sri Shiva Namavalya Ashtakam

Sri Shiva Namavalya Ashtakam
Sri Shiva Namavalya Ashtakam

Sri Shiva Namavalya Ashtakam is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Lord Shiva. It is believed to be composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya.

The Slokam is presented in Devanagari and English Scripts with a simple English translation.

हे चन्द्रचूड मदनान्तक शूलपाणे
स्थाणो गिरीश गिरिजेश महेश शंभो
भूतेश भीतभयसूदन मामनाथं
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (1)

hae chandhrachooḍa madhana-anthaka shoola-paaNae
sThaaNoa gireesha girijaesha mahaesha shaMbhoa
bhoothaesha bheetha-bhayasoodhana maamanaathaM
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You adorn the crescent moon on your head. You have diminished Manmadha. You have the trident in Your hand. You live in the mountains. You are the Lord of Sri Girija, the daughter of the mountain King. You are the great God. You are benevolent. You are the Lord of the celestial warriors. You alleviate our fears and troubles.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

हे पार्वतीहृदयवल्लभ चन्द्रमौले
भूताधिप प्रमथनाथ गिरीशजाप
हे वामदेव भव रुद्र पिनाकपाणे
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष  (2)

hae paarvathee-hrudhaya-vallabha chandhra-maulae
bhootha-aDhipa pramaTha-naaTha gireesha-jaapa
hae vaamadhaeva bhava rudhra pinaaka-paaNae
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You exist in the loving heart of Sri Parvathi Devi. You adorn the crescent moon on Your head.  You are the Lord of the celestial warriors. You are the primary Lord. You live in the mountains. You are stout structured. You bless protection. You are the Rudhra. You hold the bow in Your hand.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

हे नीलकण्ठ वृषभध्वज पञ्चवक्त्र
लोकेश शेषवलय प्रमथेश शर्व
हे धूर्जटे पशुपते गिरिजापते मां
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष  (3)

hae neela-kaNTa vruShabha-dhvaja pancha-vaktra
lokaesha shaeSha-valaya pramaThaesha sharva
hae Dhoorjaṭae pashu-pathe girijaa-pathe maaM
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, Your neck is of blueish hue. You have the Nandi in Your flag. You have five heads. You are the Lord of the universe. You adorn snakes. You are the primary and omni-present God. You have matted hair. You are the protector of all the beings. You are the Lord of Sri Girija, the daughter of the mountain King.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

हे विश्वनाथ शिव शङ्कर देवदेव
गङ्गाधर प्रमथनायक नन्दिकेश
बाणेश्वरान्धकरिपो हर लोकनाथ
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (4)

hae vishva-naatha shiva sanGkara  dhaeva-dhaeva
ganGgaa-Dhara pramaTha-naayaka nandhika-esha
baaNaeshvara-anDhakaripoa hara loaka-naaTha
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You are the Lord of the universe. You are Shankara, the auspicious. You are the God of all the Deities. You adorn Ganga on Your head. You are the primary leader. You are the Lord of Sri Nandi, Your vahan. You have weapons to destroy evil. You are the Lord of the world.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

वाराणसीपुरपते मणिकर्णिकेश
वीरेश दक्षमखकाल विभो गणेश
सर्वज्ञ सर्वहृदयैकनिवास नाथ
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (5)

vaaraaNasee-purapathae maNi-karNika-esha
veeraesha dhakSha-makha-kaala vibho gaNaesha
sarvajna sarva-hrudhayaika-nivaasa naaTha
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You reside in Varanasi as the Lord. You are the Lord of Manikarnika. You are the brave warrior. You have destroyed the demon daksha. You are the God of time. You are eternal. You are the Lord of the celestial warriors. You are omni-present.  You exist as the Lord in all the hearts.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

श्रीमन्महेश्वर कृपामय हे दयाळो
हे व्योमकेश शितिकण्ठ गणाधिनाथ
भस्माङ्गराग नृकपालकलापमाल
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (6)

shreeman-mahaeshvara krupaa-maya hae dhayaaLoa
hae vyomakaesha shithi-kaNTa gaNaaDhi-naaTha
bhasmaanGga-raaga nruka-paala-kalaapa-maala
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You are the Lord of wealth. You are full of benevolence. You are very kind. You are omni-present. You are white necked. You are the Lord of the celestial warriors. You smear the holy ash on Your person. You protect all as the mighty Lord. You adorn the garland of skulls.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

कैलासशैलविनिवास वृषाकपे
हे मृत्युंजय त्रिनयन त्रिजगन्निवास
नारायणप्रिय मदापह शक्तिनाथ
संसार दुःख गहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (7)

kailaasa-shaila-vinivaasa vruShaakapae
hae mruthyunjaya thri-nayana thri-jagan-nivaasa
naaraayaNa-priya madhaapaha shakthi-naaTha
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You reside in Kailash mountains. You are as resplendent as the Sun. You have won  over Yama. You have three eyes. You exist in all the three worlds. You are loved by Sri Narayana.  You remove the illusions. You are the Lord of Sri Shakthi Devi.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

विश्वेश  विश्वभवनाशित विश्वरूप
विश्वात्मक त्रिभुवनैकगुणाभिवेश
हे विश्वबन्धु करुणामय दीनबन्धो
संसारदुःखगहनाज्जगदीश रक्ष (8)

vishvesha vishva-bhava-naashitha vishvaroopa
vishvaathmaka thri-bhuvanaika-guNa-abhivaesha
hae vishvavanDhya karuNaamaya dheenabanDhoa
saMsara dhuhkha gahanaaj-jagadheesha rakSha

Lord Shiva, You are the Lord of the universe. You protect the universe. You are the form of the universe. You are the soul of the universe. You define the attributes of the three worlds. You are worshipped by the universe. You are full of compassion. You protect and save the poor and the downtrodden.
Oh Lord of the universe, please protect us from the clutches of the worries and sorrows of this worldly life.

गौरी विलास भुवनाय महेश्वराय
पञ्चाननाय शरणागत रक्षकाय
सर्वाय सर्व जगतामधिपाय तस्मै
दारिद्र्य दुःख दहनाय नमः शिवाय (9)

gauree vilaasa bhuvanaaya mahaeshvaraaya
panchaa-ananaaya sharaNaagatha rakShakaaya
sharvaaya sarva jagathaam-aDhipaaya thasmai
dharidhrya dhuh-kha dhahanaaya namah shivaaya

Lord Shiva, You are in the mind and heart of Sri Gowri. You are the universe. You are the great God. You are very fierce and passionate. You protect those who surrender to You. You are everything. You are the Lord of all the worlds. You alleviate the poverty, sorrows and worries. Humble Salutations to You.

इति श्रीमच्छङ्कराचार्यविरचितं शिवनामावल्यष्टकं संपूर्णम्
ithi srimach-ChanGkaracharya-virachithaM shiva-naamavalyaShtakaM saMpoorNam

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