How To Please Lord Shiva? Here are 8 Effective Mantras You Need to Know

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Shiva- The Omnipresent, the universal God, the simplest form, the down-to-earth Divinity; whose presence is in everything you point at.

Since Ancient times, God Shiva has been worshipped in innumerous ways, where a devotee might go above and beyond his/her capability to achieve a materialistic wish or embrace idealism. Whatever might be their wish, people continue to find different ways to please Lord Shiva in their life journey.

So, How can we Please this almighty Form? It’s simple! you must first know who is Lord Shiva and What are the traits of this Divine form and for that, there are 8 simple slokas/mantras that you can recite upon Shiva.

Lord Shiva Mantras

8 Powerful Mantras To Please God Shiva

The below 8 were some of the renowned and popular Mantra and Slokas which were since ancient times. There are numerous ways to please Lord Shiva in which recitation is one of them. So, you can try out chanting these powerful stotras.

However, please note not to sing them carelessly with some funky stuff; as mantras are known to have powerful effects it is best to recite them responsibly.

You can chant them in situations where you feel the situation is right, Maybe when you were celebrating success, performing pooja, Going to work, or starting your work, etc.,

If you are a beginner, you can recite these mantras three to four times a day in a calm environment so that you will easily remember it without forgetting and then, continue to recite it daily while doing pooja until the point where it becomes a part of your subconscious mind

1. Shiva Panchakshara Mantra

Shiva Panchakshara Stotram is one of the simplest and easy-to-remember mantras to recite upon God Shiva. A uniqueness of this mantra each of its five stanzas of this mantra starts with the holy words “Na Ma Si Va Ya” respectively making it an easy one to remember

This is one of the greatest mantras to please God Shiva that explains his nature, form, and divine acts. There are no restrictions on when and whom to recite this mantra it is simply the universal Shiva mantra to bestow his grace upon us

Nagendra Haraya Trilochanaya
Basmanga ragaya Maheswaraya
Nithyaya Shudhaya Digambaraya
Tasmai “Na” Karaya Namasivaya

Mandakini salila Chandana Charchithaya
Nandeeswara Pramadha Nadha Maheswaraya
Mandara pushpa bahu pushpa supoojithaya
Tasmai “Ma” karaya Namashivaya

Shivaaya Gowri Vadanara Vinda
Sooryaya Daksha Dwara Naasakaya
Sri Neelakantaya Vrisha Dwajaya
Tasmai “Si” Karaya Namasivaya

Vasista Kumbhodbhava gowthamadhi
Munendra Devarchitha Shekaraya
Chandrarka Vaiswanara Lochanaya
Tasmai “Va” Karaya Namasivaya

Yaksha Swaroopaya Jada Dharaya
Pinaka Hasthaya Sanathanaya
Divyaya devaaya digambaraya
Tasmai “Ya” Karaya Namasivya

2. Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

This is one of the easiest two-line matra that anyone can remember if they recite it 3-5 times. The word Maha – means Great, Mrityu – means death, and Jaya – the Victorious or Conqueror; in simple words, it means it is the mantra of the one who conquered death – Shiva

This is one of the commonly heard mantras played around Shiva Temples; revered as one of the sacred mantras of Vedas, Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra literally means the one that can uplift for the fear of death. It is also known as “Trayambakam Mantram

This maha mantra can be best felt when we sit and meditate without any distraction and chant it multiple times slowly in a calm environment. it brings out the self-realization and purpose of life and slowly helps us to overcome the fear of death

Om Tryambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti-Vardhanam
Urvarukamiva Bandhanan Mrityormukshiya Mamritat

3. Jyothirlinga Stotram

The simplest way that you can please Lord Shiva is to recite the divine Jyothirlinga names this can be done through the renowned Jyothirlinga stotram.

It is composed in a manner that explains the location and name of each jyotirlinga in a series. It is one of the easiest mantras to remember and recite upon Lord Shiva

Saurashtre somanatham Cha Srisaila Mallikarjunam
Ujjaiyinyam Mahakaalam Omkaram-Mamleshwaram
Parlyam Vaidyanadhancha Dhakinya Bhima Shankaram
SetuBandhe Tu Rameswaram Nagesam Darukavane
VaranasyaTu Vishvesham Tryambakam Gautamitate
HimalayeTu Kedaram Ghrsneshantu Vishalake
Atani Jyotirlingani Sayam Pratah Pathennarah
Saptajanma Kritam Papam Smaranena Vinashyati

4. Namaskarartha Mantra

Known to be one of the sacred mantras of God Shiva – Namaskarartha Mantra glorifies the omnipresent as the Lord of Knowledge, Lord of All Existing things, Lord of Brahma and the Lord of Supreme Knowledge – The eternal God – Shiva

It is one of the best Mantras to please God Shiva to bestow his mercy upon us. This mantra is not only easy to remember but also good for your kids to chant upon God Shiva to develop a positive aura in them

Om Namo HiranyaBahavey Hiranyabaranaaya Hiranyaroopaya
Ambika patayam Uma Pataye Pashupataye Namo Namah
Ishanasarva Vidhyana Ishwara Sarva Bhootanaam
Brahmadipataye Bramhnodipate Brahma Shivo Asthu Sada Shivam
Tatpurushaaya Vidmahe Vakvishudhaya Dhimahe
Tanno Shiva Prachodayat
Mahadevaaya Vidmahe Rudramoortaye Dhimahe
Tanno Shiva Prachodayat
Namaste Astu Bhagwan Vishweshwaraya Mahadevaaya
Trayambakaya Tripurantakaya Trikagni Kalaaya Kalagni Rudraya
Nilakanthaya Mrithyunjayaya Sarveshwaraya Sadashivaya
Shriman Mahadevaaya Namaha

5. Rudra Gayatri Mantra

The Rudra Gayatri Mantra is dedicated to Lord Rudra one of the forms of Shiva. According to ancient scriptures, Rudra’s form of Shiva has fierce and destructing nature. But for a good cause.

This mantra invokes, the supreme Lord in his Rudra form to guide us on the spiritual path. Reciting this mantra with dedication can help prevent bad deeds and negative thoughts. It is one of the easiest mantras one can please Lord Shiva

Om Tadpurushaaya Vidmahe
Mahadevaaya Dheemahi
Tanno Rudra Prachodayaat

6. Karpura Gauram

Composed by Lord Adi Shankaracharya, this is one of the most pleasing mantras one can sing on God Shiva to feel the absolute bliss of Shiva

Karpuragauram Karunavataram
Samsarasaram Bhujagendraharam
Sadavasantam Hrdayaravinde
Bhavam Bhavanisahitam Namai

7. Vagarthaviva Sampruktau

This is the opening shloka of “Raghuvamsham” which was written by the great poet Sri.Kalidas. The poet offers his salutations to Lord Shiva and Parvati who were like the parents of the world and who are inseparable just like a speech and its meaning and requests them to teach him the speech and meaning

Although this just looks like a single-line lyric it has numerous mystical Combinations of words signifies the Greatness of Shiva and Shakthi.

Vagarthaviva Sampriktau Vagarthah Pratipattaye
Jagataha Pitarau Vande Parvathiparameshwarau

8. Shiva Dhyana Mantram

The most soothing mantra of Lord Shiva which believed to remove negative energy. Shiva Dhyana Mantra can be chanted endless times as a Dhyana mantra when someone is in great sadness or to feel the immense compassion and bliss of Lord Shiva

Karacharana Kritam Vaa KaayaJam Karmajam Vaa
Shravana-nayanjam Vaa Maansam Vaa Paradham
Vihitam-Avihitam Vaa Sarv Me Tat Kshamasva
Jaya Jaya Karunaabdhe Shri Mahadev Shambho

Hope, these 8 mantras may bestow God Shiva’s grace upon us, and may the omnipresence be with us in our spiritual Journey OM SHANTHI!

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