108 Names of God Shiva

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The most feared, the most powerful, and the most mysterious god in Hindu mythology is Lord Shiva. He is the destroyer of the Universe, but also the creator. He is depicted as an ascetic hermit, with a tiger hide and crescent moon, his hair unkempt, Ganga pouring from his scalp, his third eye able to emit flames or ashes, and carrying a dumroo in one hand, scimitar in another, and sometimes engaged in cosmic dance, and other times sitting immobile like a rock.

According to the Hindu scriptures, Lord Shiva is known by over 108 names, each of which portray certain characteristics of Him. These 108 Names of God Shiva are some of the most auspicious ones. Those who learn, memorize, or chant them with complete focus are said to receive Lord Shiva’s blessing and be cleansed of all sins.

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List of 108 Names of God Shiva

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1Om Shivaya NamahAlways Pure
2Om Maheshwaraya NamahLord Of Gods
3Om Shambhave NamahOne Who Bestows Prosperity
4Om Pinakine NamahOne Who Has A Bow In His Hand
5Om Shashishekharaya NamahThe God Who Wears The Crescent Moon In His Hair
6Om Vamadevaya NamahThe God Who Is Pleasing And Auspicious In Every Way
7Om Virupakshaya NamahLord Shiva With Oblique Eyes
8Om Kapardine NamahThe Lord With Thickly Matted Hair
9Om Nilalohitaya NamahThe One With Red And Blue Colour
10Om Shankaraya NamahOne Who Gives Happiness And prosperity
11Om Shulapanaye NamahThe One Who Carries A Trident
12Om Khatvangine NamahThe God Who Carries A Knurled Club (Khatvanga)
13Om Vishnuvallabhaya NamahThe One Who Is Dear To Lord Vishnu
14Om Shipivishtaya NamahThe Lord Whose Form Emits Great Rays Of Light
15Om Ambikanathaya NamahConsort of Ambika (Parvati)
16Om Shrikanthaya NamahOf Glorious Neck
17Om Bhaktavatsalaya NamahThe One Who Is Favourably Inclined Towards His Devotees
18Om Bhavaya NamahThe God Who Is Existence Itself
19Om Sharvaya NamahRemover Of All Troubles
20Om Trilokeshaya NamahThe Lord Of All The Three Worlds
21Om Shitikanthaya NamahThe Lord Who Has White Neck
22Om ShivaPriyaya NamahBeloved Of Parvati
23Om Ugraya NamahThe One Who Has Extremely Fierce Nature
24Om Kapaline NamahOne Who Wears A Necklace Of Skulls
25Om Kamaraye NamahEnemy of Kamadeva
26Om Andhakasurasudanaya NamahThe Lord Who Killed The Asura Andhaka
27Om Gangadharaya NamahThe God Who Holds The Ganges River In His Hair
28Om Lalatakshaya NamahOne Who Has An Eye In The Forehead
29Om Kalakalaya NamahHe Is The Death Of Death
30Om Kripanidhaye NamahThe God Who Is The Treasure Of Compassion
31Om Bhimaya NamahThe One Who Has Fearful Form
32Om Parashuhastaya NamahThe God Who Holds Axe In Hands
33Om Mrigapanaye NamahThe God Who Possess Deer In Hands
34Om Jatadharaya NamahThe God Who Keeps Tress (Jata)
35Om Kailashavasine NamahNative Of Kailasha
36Om Kawachine NamahThe God Who Possess Armour
37Om Kathoraya NamahThe God Who Has A Strong Body
38Om Tripurantakaya NamahThe God Who Killed Tripurasura
39Om Vrishankaya NamahThe God Who Has A Flag With A Symbol Of Bull
40Om Vrishabharudhaya NamahThe One Who Rides Bull
41Om Bhasmodhulitavigrahaya NamahThe One Who Applies Ashes All Over The Body
42Om Samapriyaya NamahThe One Who Loves With Equality
43Om Swaramayaya NamahThe God Who Lives In All Seven Notes
44Om Trayimurtaye NamahThe One Who Possess Veda Form
45Om Anishwaraya NamahThe One Who Does Not Have Any Lord
46Om Sarvajnaya NamahThe One Who Knows Everything
47Om Paramatmane NamahEveryone’s Own Soul
48Om Somasuryagnilochanaya NamahThe One Who Has Eyes In The Form Of Sun, Moon And Fire
49Om Havishe NamahHe Who Is Wealthy In The Form Of Ahuti
50Om Yajnamayaya NamahThe Architect Of All Sacrificial Rites
51Om Somaya NamahThe One Who Includes The Form Of Uma
52Om Panchavaktraya NamahGod Of The Five Activities
53Om Sadashivaya NamahThe One Who Is Eternally Auspicious
54Om Vishveshwaraya NamahLord Of The Universe
55Om Virabhadraya NamahWho Is Violent , Yet Peaceful
56Om Gananathaya NamahGod Of The Ganas
57Om Prajapataye NamahThe One Who Is The Creator Of Dynasty
58Om Hiranyaretase NamahThe One Who Emanates Golden Souls
59Om Durdharshaya NamahThe One who Is Unconquerable
60Om Girishaya NamahLord Of Mountains
61Om Girishaya NamahThe God Who Sleeps On Kailash Mountain
62Om Anaghaya NamahHe Who Is Pure
63Om Bujangabhushanaya NamahLord Adorned With Golden Snakes
64Om Bhargaya NamahLord Who Ends All Sins
65Om Giridhanvane NamahGod Whose Weapon Is A Mountain
66Om Giripriyaya NamahLord Who Is Fond Of Mountains
67Om krittivasase NamahGod Who Wears Clothes Of Elephant Skin
68Om Purarataye NamahDestroyer OF Town Or “Pur” Named Enemy
69Om Bhagawate NamahGod Of Prosperity
70Om Pramathadhipaya NamahGod Who Is Served By Goblins
71Om Mrityunjayaya NamahVictor Of Death
72Om Sukshmatanave NamahGod Who Has A Subtle Body
73Om Jagadvyapine NamahGod Who Lives In The World
74Om Jagadguruve NamahGuru Of All The Worlds
75Om Vyomakeshaya NamahWhose Hair Spreads In The Sky
76Om Mahasenajanakaya NamahFather Of Kartikya
77Om Charuvikramaya NamahThe Guardian Of Wandering Pilgrims
78Om Rudraya NamahThe One Who Gets Sad By The Pain Of Devotees
79Om Bhutapataye NamahLord Of Panchabhoota Or Bhootapreta
80Om Sthanave NamahFirm And Immovable Deity
81Om Ahirbudhnyaya NamahThe One Who Possess Kundalini
82Om Digambaraya NamahThe God Whose Robes Is The Cosmos
83Om Ashtamurtaye NamahLord Who Has Eight Forms
84Om Anekatmane NamahThe God Who Possess Many Forms
85Om Satvikaya NamahLord Of Boundless Energy
86Om Shuddhavigrahaya NamahLord Of Pure Soul
87Om Shashvataya NamahLord Who Is Eternal And Endless
88Om Khandaparashave NamahLord Who Wears Broken Axe
89Om Ajaya NamahThe One Who Is Boundless
90Om Pashavimochakaya NamahLord Who Releases All Fetters
91Om Mridaya NamahThe Lord Who Shows Only Mercy
92Om Pashupataye NamahLord Of Animals
93Om Devaya NamahLord Of Devas
94Om Mahadevaya NamahGreatest Of The Gods
95Om Avyayaya NamahThe One Who Never Subject To Change
96Om Haraye NamahSame As Lord Vishnu
97Om Bhaganetrabhide NamahThe Lord Who Damaged Bhaga’s Eye
98Om Avyaktaya NamahShiva Who Is Unseen
99Om Dakshadhwaraharaya NamahDestroyer Of Daksha’s Conceited Sacrifice (Yagya)
100Om Haraya NamahThe Lord Who Dissolves All Bondage And Sins
101Om Pushadantabhide NamahOne Who Punished Pushan
102Om Avyagraya NamahLord Who Is Steady And Unwavering
103Om Sahasrakshaya NamahOne Who Has Limitless Forms
104Om Sahasrapade NamahThe Lord Who Is Standing And Walking Everywhere
105Om Apavargapradaya NamahLord Who Gives And Takes All Things
106Om Anantaya NamahThe One Who Is unending
107Om Tarakaya NamahThe Lord Who Is Great Liberator Of Mankind
108Om Parameshwaraya NamahThe Great God

Whenever you are going to worship Lord Shiva, make sure that you visit a temple with a pure mind and body, and pray with a lot of faith and devotion. It is also believed that it’s a great idea to wear a rudraksha bead during prayers. If you can, offer aegle marmelos (bilwa) leaves, as they are thought to be Lord Shiva’s favorite. Also, if you have a chance, light a deep or Jyoti as a prayer to Lord Shiva before you enter the mandir. This is a wonderful way to purify your soul and experience immediate bliss. Lastly, it is a good idea to donate some food to the poor people before praying.