Sri Shiva Sthuthi

Sri Shiva Sthuthi
Sri Shiva Sthuthi

Sri Shiva Sthuthi is the Slokam in praise of and as prayer to Lord Shiva.

Sri Shiva Sthuthi contains ten stanzas each describing the attributes of Lord Shiva. The Slokam is presented in Devanagari and English Scripts with a simple English translation.

वन्दे शम्भुमुमापतिं सुरगुरुं वन्दे जगत्कारणं
वन्दे पन्नगभूषणं म्रुगधरं वन्दे पशूनाम्पतिम्
वन्दे सुर्य सशाङ्गवह्नि नयनं वन्दे मुकुन्दप्रियं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (1)

vandhe shambhum-umaapathiM suraguruM vandhe jagath-kaaraNaM
vandhe pannaga-bhooShaNaM mruga-DharaM vandhe pashoonaam-pathim
vandhe surya sashaanGga-vahni nayanaM vandhe mukundha-priyaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-is Shambhu, the benevolent;
-is the consort of Sri Uma Devi;
-is the Guru of the Devas;
-is the root cause and the reason behind the existence of the universe;
-adorns the snakes as the ornaments;
-wears the hides of animals;
-is the Lord of the animals;
-has the Sun, the Moon and the Fire as His three eyes; and
-is adored by Sri Mukundha, Lord Vishnu.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे सर्व जगद्विहारमतुलं वन्देऽन्धकध्वंसिनं
वन्दे देवशिकामणिं शशिनिभं वन्दे हरेर्वल्लभम्
वन्दे क्रुर भुजङ्ग भूषणधरं वन्दे षिवं चिन्मयं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (2)

vandhe sarva jagadh-vihaaram-athulaM vandhe (A)nDhaka-DhvaMsinaM
vandhe dheva-shikaamaNiM shashi-nibhaM vandhe harer-vallabham
vandhe krura bhujanGga bhooShaNa-DharaM vandhe ShivaM chin-mayaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-bestows happiness and pleasure to the universe;
-is incomparable;
-destroys the evil forces;
-is the epitome of knowledge amongst the Devas;
-adorns the crescent moon on His head;
-usurps the hearts of His devotees;
-wears the snakes as the ornaments; and
-is in the Chin Mudra (as Sri Dakshinamurthy).
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे दिव्यमाचिन्त्यमद्वयमहं वन्देऽर्कदर्पापहं
वन्दे निर्मलमादिमूलमनिशं वन्दे मखद्वंसिनम्
वन्दे सत्यमनन्त मद्यमभयं वन्देऽतिशान्ताक्रुतिं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (3)

vandhe dhivyama-achinthya-madhvaya-mahaM vandhe (A)rka-dharpaa-pahaM
vandhe nirmalama-adhimoola-manishaM vandhe makha-dhvaMsinam
vandhe sathyam-anantham-adhyam-abhayaM vandhe (A)thisha-antha-akruthiM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-is divine and pious;
-is beyond comprehension;
-is the ultimate truth;
-has the brightness which shames the Sun;
-is without blemish;
-is the ultimate supreme consciousness;
-is always constant;
-vigorously destroys the demons;
-is virtuous and embodiment of truth;
-is beyond the beginning and the end;
-is wonderful; and
-diminishes the evil forces.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे भुरथमम्बुजाक्षविशिखं वन्दे श्रुतिघोटकं
वन्दे शैलशरासनं फणिगुणं वन्देऽब्धितूणीरकम्
वन्दे पद्मजसारथिं पुरहरं वन्दे महाभैरवं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (4)

vandhe bhuraTham-ambujaakSha-vishikhaM vandhe shruthi-ghotakaM
vandhe shaila-shara-asanaM phaNi-guNaM vandhe (A)bDhithoo-Neerakam
vandhe padhmaja-saaraThiM pura-haraM vandhe mahaa-bhairavaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-destroys the struggles of the weak persons;
-makes enormous noise;
-sits on the mountains (Kailash);
-wears the snakes as garlands;
-makes the enemies quiver;
-had Sri Brahma as the Sarathy for His Chariot;
-had destroyed the three Puras; and
-is Sri Kala Bhairav, the God of time.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे पञ्चमुखाम्बुजं त्रिनयनं वन्दे ललाटेक्षणं
वन्दे व्योमगतं जटासुमुकुटं चन्द्रार्ध गङ्गाधरम्
वन्दे भस्मक्रुतत्रिपुण्ड्रनिटिलं वन्देऽष्टमूर्त्यात्मकं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (5)

vandhe pancha-mukha-ambujaM thri-nayanaM vandhe lalaatae-kShaNaM
vandhe vyoma-gathaM jataasu mukutaM chandhra-arDha ganGgaa-Dharam
vandhe bhasma-krutha-thripuNdra-nitilaM vandhe (A)Shta-moorthya-athmakaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-has five faces each like a lotus;
-has three eyes;
-has an eye on the forehead;
-blesses heaven to His devotees;
-has the matted hair as His crown;
-has the crescent moon and the river Ganga on his head;
-wears the Vibhthi in three lines on His forehead; and
-is adored and loved by all the Devas.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे कालहरं हरं विषधरं वन्दे म्रुडं धूर्जटिं
वन्दे सर्वगतं दयाम्रुतनिधं वन्दे न्रुसिम्हापहम्
वन्दे विप्रसुरर्चिताङ्घ्रिकमलं वन्दे भगाक्षापहं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (6)

vandhe kaala-haraM haraM viSha-DharaM vandhe mrudaM DhoorjatiM
vandhe sarva-gathaM dhaya-amrutha-niDhaM vandhe nrusimha-apaham
vandhe vipra-surarchitha-anGghri-kamalaM vandhe bhaga-akShaa-pahaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-had diminished Yama;
-usurps the heart;
-keeps the halahala in His throat;
-holds the instrument mrudam;
-has the matted hair;
-is the redeeming recourse to all;
-always showers His compassion as the nectar;
-has pacified Sri Narasimha;
-is sincerely worshipped by people and Devas;
-is prayed for His lotus feet; and
-has parted with the left portion of His body to Sri Uma Devi.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे मङ्गल राजताद्रि निलयं वन्दे सुराधीश्वरं
वन्दे सङ्करमप्रमेय मतुलं वन्दे यमद्वेषिणम्
वन्दे कुण्डलि राज कुण्डल धरं वन्दे सहस्राननं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (7)

vandhe manGgala raaja-thaadhri nilayaM vandhe suraaDhe-eshvaraM
vandhe sanGkaram-aprameya mathulaM vandhe yama-dhveShiNam
vandhe kuNdali raaja kuNdala DharaM vandhe sahasra-ananaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-is in the form of auspiciousness;
-resides in the silvery Kailash mountains;
-is the Lord of the Devas;
-is the mix of being beyond measurement and being unequalled;
-has threatened Yama;
-has the King of serpants as His ear ornament; and
-has thousand names.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे हंसमतीन्द्रियं स्मरहरं वन्दे विरूपेक्षणं
वन्दे भूत गणशमव्ययमहं वन्देऽर्थराज्यप्रदम्
वन्दे सुन्दरसौरभेय गमनं वन्दे त्रिशूलंधरं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (8)

vandhe haMsamathee-ndhriyaM smara-haraM vandhe viroope-kShaNaM
vandhe bhootha gaNasha-mavyaya-mahaM vandhe (A)rTha-raajya-pradham
vandhe sundhara-saurabheya gamanaM vandhe thrishoolaM-DharaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-is beyond the reach and the measure of the senses;
-fully occupies the thoughts;
-has eye on His forehead;
-binds the celestial goblets and warriors and is the Lord of them;
-blesses the beneficial boons to His devotees;
-is beautiful and handsome;
-is resplendent as the Sun;
-blesses moksha; and
-holds the trident.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे सूक्ष्ममनन्तमाध्यमभयं वन्देऽन्दकारापहं
वन्दे रावणननान्दिभ्रुङ्गि विनतं वन्दे सुपर्णाव्रुतम्
वन्दे शैलसुतार्ध भाग वपुषं वन्देऽभयं त्रयम्बकं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (9)

vandhe sookShma-mananthama-aDhyam-abhayaM vandhe (A)ndhakaara-apahaM
vandhe raavaNananaandhi-bhrunGgi vinathaM vandhe suparNaa-vrutham
vandhe shaila-suthaarDha bhaaga vapuShaM vandhe (A)bhayaM thrayambakaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-is beyond normal perception;
-is beyond the beginning and the end;
-blesses protection;
-diminishes the demons;
-worshipped by Ravan and Sage Bringhi;
-is in excellent form;
-has parted with the left portion of His body to Sri Uma Devi, the daughter of the mountain King; and
-wears the directions as garments.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

वन्दे पावनमम्बरात्म विभवं वन्दे महेन्द्रश्वरं
वन्दे भक्तराजनाश्रयामरतरुं वन्दे नताभीष्टतं
वन्दे जह्नुसुताऽम्बिकेशमनिशं वन्दे त्रिशूलायुधं
वन्दे भक्तजनाश्रयम् च वरदं वन्दे शिवं शङ्करम् (10)

vandhe paavana-mambara-athma vibhavaM vandhe mahendhra-shvaraM
vandhe bhaktha-raajana-ashraya-amaratharuM vandhe natha-abheeShtathaM
vandhe jahnu-suthaa-aAmbi-kesham-anishaM vandhe thrishoola-ayuDhaM
vandhe bhaktha-jana-ashrayam cha varadhaM vandhe shivaM shanGkaram

Humble Salutations to Lord Shiva who
-is pure and fills the hearts of His devotees with purity;
-is the Lord of the Devas;
-is the ultimate God;
-fructifies the wishes and prayers of His sincere devotees;
-constantly wears the river Ganga and the crescent moon on His head; and
-holds the trident as the weapon.
I sincerely and ardently worship Lord Shiva who blesses and bestows the fulfillment of the wishes of His devout devotees and who is Shankar, the auspicious.

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