Shiva literally translates to that which is not. The entire galaxy is just a tiny ant in the mighty universe. The rest of it is a vast emptiness that is known as Shiva. Shiva is ‘shakti’ or power, Shiva is the destroyer, the most powerful god of the Hindu pantheon, and one of the godheads in the Hindu Trinity. Known by many names – Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairava, Vishwanath, Bhava, Bhole Nath – Lord Shiva is perhaps the most complex of Hindu deities. Hindus recognize this by putting their shrine in the temple separate from those of other deities.
Benefits of Chanting Shiva Slokas
1. Proper recitation of Shiva Slokas rejuvenates and bestows one with health, wealth, long life, peace, prosperity, and contentment.
2. Shiva Slokas have the power to dispel fear and boost a person’s inner potential and strength.
3. Shiva Slokas help to cleanse the body, mind, and soul of all the stress, rejection, failure, depression, and other negative forces that one faces in his daily life.
4. Divine vibrations that are generated during the chanting ward off all the negative and evil forces and create a powerful protective shield against diseases, sorrows, fears, etc.
5. One can recite the Shiva Slokas anytime in a pure environment with utmost sincerity to discover the happiness and divinity that′s already within.
Powerful Slokas of Lord Shiva
Mantras and Slokas of Lord Shiva are extremely powerful and are believed to bring good health, prosperity, and well-being. Here are the most powerful slokas of Lord shiva with meaning in English.
Grisham Ganesham Gale Neelvarnam, Gavendradhiroodem Gunateetroopam, Bhavm Bhasavaram Bhasmana Bhushitangam, Bhavani klatram Bhaje Panchvaktram.||
I worship the Five-faced One, who has Bhavani (the Mother of the universe) for His wife, the Lord of the mountains, the Lord of the troop of demigods known as Ganas, with a blue spot on the throat, riding on a bull, whose nature is beyond qualities, the Prime Cause of things, the Resplendent One, whose body is adorned with ashes.
Vagarthaviva sampriktau vagarthah pratipattaye | Jagatah pitarau vande parvathiparameshwarau ||
I pray parents of the world, Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi, who are inseparable as speech and its meaning to gain knowledge of speech and its meaning. …… In this sloka (verse), Kalidasa requests divine parents Lord Shiva and Mother Parvathi to teach him speech and its meaning.
Karpuura-Gauram Karunna-Avataaram Samsaara-Saaram Bhujage[a-I]ndra-Haaram | Sadaa-Vasantam Hrdaya-Aravinde Bhavam Bhavaanii-Sahitam Namaami ||
1: Pure White like Camphor, an Incarnation of Compassion,
2: The Essence of Worldly Existence, Whose Garland is the King of Serpents,
3: Always Dwelling inside the Lotus of the Heart.
4: I Bow to Shiva and Shakti Together.