Lingashtakam

ब्रह्म मुरारी सुरार्चिता लिंगम |

निर्मल भाषित शोभित लिंगम जन्मज दुखः विनाशक लिंगम

तत् प्रनमामि सदा शिव लिंगम||

देवमुनी प्रवर्चित लिंगम काम दहनं  करूणाकर लिंगम|

रावण दर्प विनाशक लिंगम तत् प्रणमामि सदा शिव लिंगम||

सर्व सुगंध सुलेपिता लिंगम बुद्धि विवार्धना कारण लिंगम|

 सिद्ध सुरासुर वन्दिता लिंगम तत् प्रणमामि सदा शिव लिंगम||

कनका महामणि भूषित लिंगम फणिपति वेशिता शोभित लिंगम|

तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिंगम||

दक्ष सुयज्ञ विनाशक लिंगम  

 

 

कुमकुम चंदना लेपिता लिंगम पंकज हरा सुशोबिता लिंगम|

संचिता पाप विनाशक लिंगम तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिंगम||

देवागानार्चिता सविता लिंगम भावैर भक्ति भिरेवाचा लिंगम|

दिनकर कोटि प्रभाकर लिंगम तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिंगम||

अष्ट दलोपरी वेशिता लिंगम सर्व समुद्भव कारण लिंगम|

अष्टदरिद्र विनाशक लिंगम तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिंगम||

सुरगुरु सुरवर पूजित लिंगम सुरावन पुष्प सदार्चित लिंगम |

परात्परं परमात्मक  लिंगम तत् प्रणमामि सदाशिव लिंगम||

Transliteration:

Prayers to that Sada Shiva Linga, which is adored by Brahma, Vishnu and other Gods, which is praised by pure and holy speeches and which destroys the cycle of births and deaths.

I bow before that Sada Shiva Linga, which is the destroyer of desires, which the Devas and the sages worship, which is infinitely compassionate and which subdued the pride of Raavana.

My prostrations to that Sada Shiva Linga, which is lavishly smeared with variegated perfumes and scents, which elevates the power of thought and enkindles the light of discrimination, and before which the Siddhas and Suras and Asuras prostrate.

humble prayers tothat Sada Shiva Linga, the destroyer of Dakshas sacrifice, which is decorated with various ornaments, studded with different gems and rubies and which glows with the garland of the serpent Lord coiled around it.

O’ Sada Shiva Linga, which is smeared with saffron and sandal paste, which is decorated with lotus garlands and which wipes out all accumulated sins, accept my prayers

Sada Shiva Linga which is worshipped by the multitude of Gods with genuine thoughts full of faith and devotion and whose splendor is like that of a million suns, accept my prostrations.

My humble offerings to that Sada Shiva Linga, destroyer of all poverty and misery in its eight aspects, which is the cause of all creation and which stands on the eight petalled Lotus.

Sada Shiva Linga which is the Transcendent Being and the Supreme Self, worshipped by all Suras and their preceptor (Brhaspathi), with innumerable flowers from the celestial gardens, I bow with reverence before thee.

Lord Shiva represents the aspect of the Supreme Being that continuously dissolves to recreate the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe.

Owing to His cosmic activity of dissolution and recreation, the world’s destruction has been erroneously associated with Lord Shiva, in the sense that he will destoy with weapons, not so, he will destroy but with his ‘Indifference’.

The creation sustains itself by a delicate balance between the opposing forces of good and evil.

Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees.

He is called ‘Bholenath’ because of his unbiased nature .

 

One Response

  1. Shiva Lingastakam is one of the most famous bhajans dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lingashtakam extols the greatness of Linga or Lingam – the symbol of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a pillar of fire with no end or beginning. Lingam is an attempt to give form to formless Brahman.

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