Shiva Shadakshara Stotra – शिव षडक्षर स्तोत्रम्

Shiva Shadakshar Stotra is a prayer which praises the six letters contained in the Mantra Om Namo Shiva—Om, Na, M, Si, Va, Ya.

If one reads this prayer of six letters in front of God Shiva, He would reach the world of Shiva and be always happy with him.


Translated by P.R.Ramachander


Omkaram bindu samyuktam nityam dhyayanti yoginah
Kamadam mokshadam chaiva Omkaraya namo namah II1II


ॐकारं बिंदुसंयुक्तं नित्यं ध्यायंति योगिनः ।
कामदं मोक्षदं चैव ॐकाराय नमो नमः ॥१॥


Salutations and salutations to letter “om”,
Which is meditated as a letter Om with a dot,
Daily by great sages,
And leads them to fulfillment of desires,
And attainment of salvation.


Namanti rishayo deva namantyapsarasanganaa

Nara namanti devesham nakaraya namonamah II2II


नमंति ऋषयो देवा नमन्त्यप्सरसां गणाः ।
नरा नमंति देवेशं नकाराय नमो नमः ॥२॥


Salutations and salutations to letter “na”,
Which is saluted by great sages,
Which is saluted by groups of divine maidens,
And which is saluted by men and the king of devas.


Mahadevam mahatmanam mahadhyanam parayanam
Maha papa haram devam makaraya namo namah II3II


महादेवं महात्मानं महाध्यानं परायणम् ।
महापापहरं देवं मकाराय नमो नमः ॥३॥


Salutations and salutations to letter “ma”,
Which is saluted as greatest god,
Which is saluted by great souls,
Which is greatly meditated and read,
And which is the stealer of all sins.


Shivam shantam jagannatham lokanugraha karakam
Shivameka padam nityam shikaraya namo namah II4II


शिवं शांतं जगन्नाथं लोकानुग्रहकारकम् ।
शिवमेकपदं नित्यं शिकाराय नमो नमः ॥४॥


Salutations and salutations to letter “Shi”,
Which is Lord Shiva,
Who is the abode of peace,
Who is the lord of the universe,
Who is the one who blesses the world,
And which is the one word that is eternal.


Vahanam vrishabho yasya vasuki kantha bhooshanam
Vame shakti dharam devam vakaraya namo namah II5II


वाहनं वृषभो यस्य वासुकिः कंठभूषणम् ।
वामे शक्तिधरं देवं वकाराय नमो नमः ॥५॥


Salutations and salutations to letter “va”,
Which the God who holds in his left Goddess Shakthi,
And who rides on a bull,
And wears on his neck the snake Vasuki.


Yatra yatra sthito deva sarva vyapi maheswarah I

Yoguru sarva devanam yakaraya namo namah II6II


यत्र यत्र स्थितो देवः सर्वव्यापी महेश्वरः ।
यो गुरुः सर्वदेवानां यकाराय नमो नमः ॥६॥


Salutations and salutations to letter “ya”,
Which is the teacher of all the devas,
Who exists wherever gods exist,
And who is the great God spread everywhere.


Phalsruthi: (Benefits)

Ssaddakssaram-Idam Stotram Yah Patthe-Shiva-Samnidhau |
Shiva-Lokam-Avaapnoti Shivena Saha Modate ||7||


षडक्षरमिदं स्तोत्रं यः पठेच्छिवसंनिधौ ।
शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥७॥


If one reads this prayer of six letters,

In front of God Shiva,

He would reach the world of Shiva,
And be always happy with him.


Hindi text source- here


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