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    Shiva Panchakshara Stotram, Nagendra Haraya Trilochanaya: Meaning, Power, Benefits

    Know the lyrics of the Shiva Panchakshara Stotram, Nagendra Haraya mantra and reap its powerful benefits. 
    Updated at - 2021-08-02,07:50 IST
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    This powerful mantra was composed by Guru Adi Shankaracharya, who was a great sage of Advaita doctrine. It's lyrics are a descrpitoon of Lord Shiva’s divine qualities and it praises his association with Panchakshari mantra ‘Namah Shivaya’. It begins with the hymn Nagendra Haraya Trilochanaya, where the first two letters of each word  combined with the Shiva Panchakshara Stotram lyrics-- Na, Ma, Si, Va, and Ya represent the five basic elements namely earth, water, fire, air and space.

    Lyrics Of Nagendra Haraya & Their Meaning


    Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya

    Bhasmanga ragaya Maheswaraya

    Nithyaya shuddhaya Digambaraya

    Tasmai Nakaraya Namah Shivaya


    The one who has snakes acting as his ornaments, the three-eyed god

    The one who applies holy ash all over his body, the greatest god (Maheshwara)

    Who is pure, forever, and wears directions as his clothes (Digambara)

    Salutations to Lord Shiva who is represented by syllable NA in Namah Shivaya

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    Mandakini salila chandana charchitaya

    Nandeeswara pramadha nadha Maheswaraya

    Mandara pushpa bahupushpa supujithaya

    Tasmai Makaraya Namah Shivaya


    The god who wears sandalwood paste which has been prepared with the Mandakini water 

    Who is lord of ganas, Nandi, and others, who is the greatest god

    The one who is worshipped with flowers like hibiscus

    I salute to that Lord Shiva, who is represented by syllable MA in Namah Shivaya

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    Shivaaya Gouri vadanabja brunda

    Suryaya Daksha dwara naasakaya

    Sri Neelakantaya Vrushadhvajaya

    Tasmai Sikaraya Namah Shivaya


    The god who blossoms lotus like face of Gowri as a sun.

    The destroyer of Daksha’s sacrifice

    The one with blue throat and has a bull symbol on his flag

    Salutations to the god Shiva who is represented by syllable SI in Namah Shivaya


    Vasistha kumbhodbhava Gauthamarya

    Muneendra Devarchitha shekaraya

    Chandrarka vaiswanara lochanaya

    Tasmai Vakaraya Namah Shivaya


    He is worshipped by Agastya, Vasistha, Gowthama and other such great sages

    The one who is worshipped by the Gods and has the crown of matted hair

    Who has sun, moon, and fire as his three eyes

    My Salutations to the Lord Shiva, represented by syllable VA in Namah Shivaya

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    Yagna swaroopaya Jathadharaya

    Pinaka hastaya Sanathanaya

    Divyaya devaya Digambaraya

    Tasmai Yakaraya Namah Shivaya


    The one who has tufted hair and is the embodiment of yagna

    Who has bow named Pinaka in his hand, who is natural and eternal

    Who is divine and wears directions as his clothes

    My salutations to you Lord Shiva, who is represented by syllable YA in Namah Shivaya

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    Panchaksharamidam punyam yah patheschiva sannidhau

    Shivalokamavapnothi sivena saha modathe


    One who chants this Panchakshara Stotram mantra in the abode of Lord Shiva will get the punya of attaining the Shivaloka and enjoys the God’s compassion. The one who chants this mantra in the temple or Puja area will get his blessings and live with him forever.

    Benefits Of The Strotam

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    The mantra is all about understanding Lord Shiva especially for devotees and to know his importance. It is said that the Shiva Panchakshara stotram helps increase the devotional spirit in the devotee and gets them closer to Lord Shiva. 

    Sages also believe that this mantra transports you to the dive nature and its syllables is basically sound therapy for the soul, mid and body.

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