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Find out the Mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva the destroyer of all evils.


Shiva Mantra

Lord Shiva is hailed as the destroyer amongst the trinity of Hindu gods. Known by many names like Rudra, Neelkantha, Shankar, Bholenath , the Lord is believed to be the one who is responsible for destruction of the world to create a new world and once again begin the cycle of creation and pro creation. Shiva is one of the unique gods who is both a symbol for ascetics as well as householders. The mantras dedicated to the lord are a way of praying to him. Given below are some of the Shiva mantras with their meanings.

II Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra II
Om Tryambakam yajamahe
Sugandhim pushti-vardhanam
Urvarukamiva bandhanan
Mrityor mukshiya mamritat

This is a very powerful chant dedicated to Lord Shiva. This mantra is believed to be the death conquering mantra and is found in the Rig Veda. The mantra is sometimes also referred to as the Mrita-Sanjivini mantra as it has the power to restore life in a dying person. In this potent mantra the lord is referred to as the three eyed god. It is a plea to him to restore life in the dying body. Worshipping the lord will liberate one from death just like the ripe cucumber is separated from the binding stalk.

II Shiva Mantra II
"Mrutyunjayaaya Rudraaya
Neelakantaya Shambhave
Amriteshaaya Sarvaaya
Mahadevaaya Te Namaha"

O Lord Shiva you are the one who has conquered death and are responsible for destruction of the Universe to let life again prevail on earth. O lord you are Neelkantha as you have a blue throat. We pay obeisance to you O lord with are hands folded in namaskar.















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