Shiva Lingashtakam Mantra Lyrics and Meaning


Shiva Lingashtakam Mantra or Shiv Linga Ashtakam Mantra is a highly revered prayer to Lord Shiva. Shiva Lingashtakam Mantra features eight Stanzas on Shivalinga and it is said that any Shiva devotee who chants the holy octet of the Shiva Lingam with great devotion would in the end get moksha and reach the Shiva Lok (the world of Hindu God Shiva). Here is the Lyrics of Shiva Lingashtakam stotra with English Meaning translated by PR Ramachander.

Shiva Lingashtakam Mantra Lyrics -
Shiva Linga Ashtakam Mantra Lyrics

Brahma Murari surarchita Lingam
Nirmala bhasita sobhita Lingam
Janmaja dukha vinasaka Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is worshipped by Brahma, Vishnu and other Devas,
Which is pure and resplendent,
And which destroys sorrows of birth.

Devamuni pravararchita Lingam
Kamadahana karunakara Lingam
Ravana darpa vinasaka Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is worshipped by great sages and devas,
Which destroyed the god of love,
Which showers mercy,
And which destroyed the pride of Ravana.

Sarva sugandhi sulepita Lingam
Buddhi vivardhana karana Lingam
Siddha surasura vandita Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is anointed by perfumes,
Which leads to growth of wisdom,
And which is worshipped by sages, devas and asuras.

Kanaka maha mani bhushita Lingam
Paniphati veshtitha shobhita Lingam
Dakshasu yajna vinashana Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is ornamented by gold and great jewels,
Which shines with the snake being with it,
And which destroyed the Yagna of Daksha.

Kumkuma chandana lepita Lingam
Pankaja hara sushosbhita Lingam
Sanchita papa vinashana Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is adorned by sandal paste and saffron,
Which wears the garland of lotus flowers,
And which can destroy accumulated sins.

Devaganarchita sevita Lingam
Bhavair bhaktibhi revacha Lingam
Dinakarakoti prabhakara Lingam
Tat pranamami Sadasiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is served by gods and other beings,
Which is the doorway for devotion and good thought,
And which shines like billions of Suns.

Ashtadalo pariveshtia Lingam
Sarva samudbhava karana Lingam
Ashtadaridra vinashana Lingam
Tatpranamami Sadashiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is surrounded by eight petals,
Which is the prime reason of all riches,
And which destroys eight types of poverty.

Suraguru suravara pujita Lingam
Suravana pushpa sadarchita Lingam
Paratparam paramatmaka Lingam
Tatpranamami Sadashiva Lingam

I bow before that Lingam, which is the eternal Shiva,
Which is worshipped by the teacher of gods,
Which is worshipped by the best of gods,
Which is always worshipped by the flowers,
From the garden of Gods,
Which is the eternal abode,
And which is the ultimate truth.

Lingashtakamidam punyam
Yat Pathet Shivasannidhau
Shivalokamavapnoti
Shivena saha modate.

Any one who chants the holy octet of the Lingam,
In the holy presence of Lord Shiva,
Would in the end reach the world of Shiva, ,
And keep him company.

Shiva Lingashtakam

21 comments:

  1. This is a lovely Mantra. I have always loved hearing it. Though dont understand what it actually means, i have always enjoyed hearing it. Thanks for posting it online.

    Cheers,
    Ap.

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  2. Thanks AP for the message. I just added the English meaning of Shiva Lingashtakam stotra. So now you can now also understand the meaning of this beautiful and great Shiva Linga Ashtakam :)

    Regards,

    Abhilash MS

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  3. hi can someone please help me. i want to download linga ashtakam, bilva ashkatam and vishwanatha ashtakam.
    Mayur

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  4. Really thank you for the first time i came to know the meaning of this Shiva Ashatkam , please inform if you the meaning of panchaakshri Om Namasiviah.
    This is Rama rao from Hyderbad i can be reached on 9885580168

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  5. Thanks Rama Rao for your kind words...please have a look at this link for Shiv Panchakshari mantra and its meaning.

    http://www.hindudevotionalblog.com/2008/06/shiva-panchakshari-mantra.html

    Regards,

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  6. Thank you so much for having everything available at one place. This is a great work done. You have all the important mantra's which are used during shivji's pradosh poojan :)

    Is there a possibility of seeing the mantra's in sanskrit since i know how to read sanskrit.

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  7. Can anybody give me free download link of lingashtakam by SPB?
    thanks in advance.

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  8. Hi,It's Manjeshwar.Can anyone give me the lyrics of Kasi viswanatha suprabatham sung by M.S.Subbulakshmi:)

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  9. Hi Manjeshwar,

    We will try to post the lyrics of Kashi Viswanatha Suprabhatham song soon.

    Regards,

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  10. Thanks a lot for the meaning of Lingashtakam and the other mantras too. May Lord Shiva's blessings be with you always.

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  11. Thank you for posting the lyrics with Emglish meaning. Always liked to say this Slokam but never had known the meaning. I saw the meaning in english when I recited the Slokam and, you will not believe the inner happiness I derived when I enchanted the Sloka. I got the feeling of being in Shivalokha. Each mantra in the Slokha is so unique and, has so much of inner meaning and thought. I never knew it before. One can attain Moksha if the mantra is enchanted with total bhakti, devotion and complete surrender to Lord Shiva. Om Namashivaya Namo Namah.....

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  12. It would be great if you can post the lyrics of the Shivashtakam and, Vishwanathashtakam with English meaning of the verses. These both are powerful mantras of Lord shiva and, it would be great if you can post the Lyrics as I could not the Lyrics anywhere in the web.

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  13. Thank u thank u n thank u... listening to this strotam was always blissful. I wanted to learn to recite th same as well... but i just cudnt strike th cord. However, reading each verse n the meaning has just helped me actually understand, connect n remember the lyrics very easily. Nw i can actually recite Shiva strotam whole heartedly as i know th meaning of each word i say... thank u soo much!!

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  14. indeed - the guidance received is awesome . Thank u So So Much for posting.

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  15. I've been reciting for as long as I can remember which always left me in peace. Now that I know the exact meaning (some of it I could decipher) I am THANKFUL TO YOU Sir/Madam whoever you are.

    Thank You Once Again!

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  16. Can anybody give me free download link of lingashtakam by ms subbulaxmi only

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  17. Thank you for the English annotation.

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