Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya

Listen to it here:

Nagendra haraya Trilochanaya,
Basmanga ragaya maheswaraya,
Nithyaya shudhaya digambaraya,
Tasmai nakaraya namashivaya. 1
My salutations to the letter 'Na' , which is Shiva,
Who wears as garland the king of snakes.
Who has three eyes,
Who wears ash all over Him,
Who is the greatest Lord,
Who is forever,
Who is the cleanest,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress.
Mandakini salila chandana charchithaya,
Nandeeswara pramadha nadha maheswaraya,
Mandara pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya,
Tasmai makaraya namashivaya. 2
My salutations to the letter 'Ma' , which is Shiva,
Who is bathed by waters of Ganga,
Who applies sandalpaste all over him,
Who has Lord Nandi as his chieftain,
Who is the greatest lord,
And who is worshipped by Mandhara and many other flowers.
Shivaaya gowri vadanara vinda,
Sooryaya daksha dwara naasakaya,
Sri neela kantaya vrisha dwajaya,
Tasmai sikaraya namashivaya. 3

My salutations to the letter 'Si' , which is Shiva,
Who is peace personified,
Who is like Sun to the Lotus face of Gowri,
Who destroyed the fire sacrifice of Daksha,
Who has a blue neck,
And who has a bull in his flag.
Vasishta kumbhodhbhava gowthamadhi.
Munendra devarchitha shekaraya,
Chandrarka vaiswanara lochanaya,
Tasmai vakaraya namashivaya 4
My salutations to the letter 'Va' , which is Shiva,
Who is worshipped by great sages like
Vasishta, Agasthya and Gowthama,
As also the devas,
And who has sun, moon and fire as his three eyes.
Yaksha swaroopaya jada dharaya,
Pinaka hasthathaya sanathanaya,
Divyaya devaaya digambaraya,
Tasmai yakaraya namashivaya. 5

My salutations to the letter 'Ya' , which is Shiva,
Who takes the form of Yaksha,
Who has a tufted hair,
Who is armed with spear,
Who is forever filled with peace,
Who is godly,
Who is the great God,
And who wears the directions themselves as dress.
Panchaksharamidham punyam,
Ya padeth Shiva sannidhou,
Shivaloka mavapnothi,
Shive na saha modathe
Those who read these holy five letters great,
In the temple of Shiva,.
Would go to the world of Shiva,
And be forever happy with Him.
Translated by P R Ramachander.


Sudha Kannan said...

Thanks for sharing this Darshini... :-) I wud have earned lot of punya just reading thru ur post..My brother used to chant this regularly.I am kind of aware of the powers of this mantra.

Rahul said...

its so nice......thnx 2 share dis...

Anonymous said...

HI my name is geetha....i've been searchin for these lyrics for a long time...but i've not got it with the translation...thanx a ton for sharing this.....if ter iss one thing tat i cud tell ya....its "THANX"............:)

Satyadarshini said...

Geetha, glad u found this :)
I havent heard it from a while...such a blissful feeling...I shud

Anonymous said...

thank you so much..

Anonymous said...

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mereji said...

Thank you very much sir,

I am in search of this lyrics 4 a long time. Now i got it with translation


Kerala Brahmin said...

Thanks for putting my translations in your web site. I have so far translated 500 stotras and you can read them at

Oracle said...

Shiv is life of human. When need breath need shiv blessing. Thanks to all team of this website .

Jeffrey said...

Thanks for sharing this. The video you linked is beautiful, a lovely rendering of this homage to Lord Shiva. I have a handsome black shivaling stone in my bedroom, brought to me from India by a dear friend.


Praveen Ambekar said...

Thanx for sharing this. Its very useful and having wide meaning. This will give atmost peace in heart of devotee.

Anonymous said...

I chant this the few times that i pray and was looking for some missing lyrics that had torn off from my prayer book. Here i found not just the lyrics, but their meaning and a moving rendition by MS Subbulakshmi.
Thanks for sharing this. It brought me peace.

saikiran said...

Thank u sister for uploading this stotra.. thanks u somuch..

Satyadarshini said...

Welcome @saikiran :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the translation

Anonymous said...

thank u for the stotra..
gives u the real meaning of panchakshari mantram.

om namoh bhagavate rudray!

dhanjesh said...

Thanks a lot for providin dis stotra.

Anonymous said...

Hi tnx for sharing this power of feeling, i will tell yu that when i lonly or depresd stresh i read this it gave me satisfatin and bought courage to do what i could not do and my lord has lot of mercy tnx for postng this lyrics.

I really appreciat.

My name is Dolraj khanal and if got any more stuff on the name of lord shiva pls send to

gaurav said...

I can not describe my joy in words...THANKS a lot

Anonymous said...

thanks alot dharshini sister. i am balaji. now the time is 12.37 am still i am was search. tnx alot for giving us lyrics. i am so happy no words to say. i am great fan of my dad lord shiva. ohmmm nama shivaya....

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.....
Small correction in text "Mandara pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya" should be "Mandara Mukhya bahu pushpa supoojithaya"

God bless everyone!!

kishore iyer said...

Thanks a lot for uploading the divine lyrics.

Satyadarshini said...

Welcome Kishore

apoorv singh Thakur said...

thanks so much for sharing such precious prayer :)

Satyadarshini said...

Thanks Apoorv

Suraj Kumar said...

nicely presented....thanks a lot....

Satyadarshini said...

Welcome Suraj :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks you so much for posting this Ms. Satyadarshini. I hope that I will be able to learn this. God Bless you and you family. Prasad

Krishna Kumar Gaur said...

Hi, I really like it and it is not even Strotra it is life and thank you for uploading such kind of Stotra ....@krishna gaur

Sankara Rama Subramanian said...

Sarveshwara Sadashiva.
Let the lips that utter your name be blessed by thy powers.Let the eyes that read these texts be ever blessed by thy grace.Let the ears that hear these words uttered be in peace all thru out life.Let the heart that beats with the lyrics of revered guru Adi Sankara,experience thy bliss every moment in their life.

Anonymous said...

May I have the lyrics of "Divya kundala hara ujwala" shiva sloka?

K.NITESH said...

thanks a lot sister for simplifying it ......
god bless us with strength and wisdom.......

"shiva" => the one against all odd..

good spirits strengthens from within that fights against all sin>>>>>>>

bharat said...

Thnx u very much...heard a no of times but never understood the meaning..

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Excellant piece.
I used to listen in office and at home many times sung by Smt.M.S.Subbhulakshmi.
Not sure it is fine to listen in office with office attire (meaning with my shoes on).
I pray lord to pardon me for my attire.
I love this and more so after knowing the meaning.

Thanks for posting it.