Mahimna paaram they parama vidhusho yadhya sadhrushi, Sthuthir Brahmadheenama api thadavsanna sthwayi gira, Adhavachya sarva swamathi parinamam. Lord Shiv meaning “The Auspicious One”, also known as Mahadeva. Shiv is the powerful and fascinating deity of the Hindu Trinity who represents death and. Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Shiv Mahimna Stotra. Download Shiv Mahimna Stotra and enjoy it on your.

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In order to seek forgiveness and please Lord Shiva, Pushpadant composed a stotra song of praise in which he elaborated at length upon Stotfa greatness as a prayer. In this prayer he sung the greatness of the Lord. Initiation into spiritual developmentcharity, penance, pilgrimage,spiritual knowledge and religious acts like sacrifices are not capable of yielding even one-sixteenth of the return that will mahmina from the reading of this hymn. Insulting, masters who have controlled their sensesdoes one no good.

Every aspect of your character is thus inauspicious. You dance for protecting the world, but strangely, your glorious act appears to produce the opposite result in that the earth suddenly struck by your dancing feet doubts that it is coming to an end; even VishhNu’s domain is shaken in fear when your mace like arms bruise the planets; the godly region feels miserable when its banks are struck by your agitated matted locks of hair!

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Can the worlds be without origin, though they have bodies? How can any action bear fruit if not accompanied by worship of You, 0 Lord? Some stupid people produce arguments—pleasing to the ignorant but in fact hateful— to refute Your Divinity, which creates, preserves and destroys the world, which is divided into three bodies Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva according to the three gunas, and which is described in the three Vedas.

Therefore, knowing You to be mahlmna Giver of fruits of sacrifices and putting faith in the Vedas, people become resolute about the performance of sacrificial acts.

Even, if one were to assume that the blue mountainthe ocean, the heavenly tree and the earth are the ink,the ink-pot, the pen and the paper respectively and the goddess of learning Saraswati herself is the writer,she will not be able to reach the frontiers of your greatness,however long she were to write! When ultimately both praised you with full devotion and faith, you stood mahimba them revealing your normal form.

In the verses of the Stotram lie stories about various great acts of the Mahadeva. He tried very hard to capture the thief, but in vain, because the Gandharvas have divine power to remain invisible.


You have completely conquered Your senses. Lord Shiva, was pleased with his prayers, absolved him and returned his divine powers.

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What is his body? If it was so, then what were the means by which it was created that the stupid critics are creating doubts about you? A king named Mahikna had constructed a nice garden. O, the three-eyed one!

If the Goddess of Knowledge uproots the dark mountain, And dissolves it in the waters of sea and uses it as ink, Takes the branch of the wish giving Kalpaga tree as pen, And writes on the earth as her broad slate, She would not be able to completely describe you.

That bliss which they see in their heart and exult thus, is verily you Yourself!

Shiva Mahimna Stotram

So the king spread one day Bilwa leaves, which are extremely dear to Shivain his mahiimna. He fell from his glorious position due to Shiva’s wrath at his misconduct.

The gods as well as the demons were stunned at the prospect of the entire universe coming to an end, O, three-eyed lord, who is ever compassionate and engaged in removing the fear of the world, you took it poison on yourself by consuming it. That same river has turned the world into islands surrounded by waters. Salutations to You as Brahma in whom rajas prevails for the creation of the universe. Message for the Day Initiation into spiritual life, charities, austerities, pilgrimages, practice of yoga, performance of sacrificial rites — none of these give even a sixteenth part of the merit that one gets by reciting the hymn on the greatness of Shiva.

He then composed this very great prayer, pleased Lord Shiva and regained his powers [1] [2] [3]. You are indeed that inexpressible Truth which the yogis realize within through concentrating their minds on the Self and controlling the breath according to the directions laid down in the scriptures, and realizing which Truth they experience rapturous thrills and shed profuse tears of joy; swimming as it were in a pool of nectar they enjoy inner bliss.

To show mercy to Devas and Asuras who were afraid of the destruction of the entire world, Oh three eyed God who is amenable to his devotees, you swallowed the poison, And you had a black scarred neck but even that was pretty to you, Showing that even bad looks are praiseworthy to those who kill, fear of this world.


Pushpadanta literally, Flower-Teethed was a divine musician of such standing, in the court of Lord Indra King of the Gods. The legend about the circumstances leading to the composition of this Stotra is as follows. I salute you as the dear abode of the following 8 names: Pushpadanta was so awestruck by the beauty of the garden, that he could not control his emotions and picked up the flowers from the garden.

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O, Stogra Greatest Soulas you are the very creator of speech of the Vedas, which mahlmna like highest type of nectar and as sweet as honey, how can even the speech of Brahaspati Guru, or spiritual guide of gods surprise you?

The Shiva Nirmaalya is considered holy. Shiva Nirmaalya consists of the Bilva leaves, flowers, etc. Know what the August 11 Solar Eclipse is bringing for you on the basis of your Zodiac.

Lord Shiva became pleased by this StotraM, and returned Pushhpadanta’s divine powers. The divine river flows extensively through the sky and its charm is enhanced by the illumination of the foam by the groups of stars. O Lord of gods! Oh destroyer of worries, you play in the cremation ground, Your companions there are ghosts, mauimna cover yourself, With the burnt ashes of corpses and wear a garland of skulls, And the entire world knows that your conduct is not pleasant, And still, oh giver of boons, you give pleasure to those who think of you.

Pushpa Dantha with all great and good qualities wrote this prayer. Even today he stands frightened by you. While VishhNu confessed the truth, Brahma falsely claimed that he had found the top and persuaded the Ketaki flower to bear false witness.

Ah, surely all women are under delusion. O, grantor of refuge and protection! There is no God higher than Shiva, there is no hymn better than the hymn on the greatness of Shiva, there is no mantra more powerful than the name of Shiva, there is nothing higher mahjmna be known than the real nature of the Guru. A History of Indian Literature: He used to steal pretty flowers from the garden of the King Chithra Ratha and offer them to Lord Shiva.