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108 Names of Lord Shiva

108 Names of Lord Shiva



As one of the most important Hindu deities, Lord Shiva is known by several names. The Shiva Purana list 1008 names for Lord Shiva and each of these names in Sanskrit signifies certain attribute of the Lord.  Out of these, 108 names of Lord Shiva are given below with their meaning.

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No
Sanskrit Name
Name Mantra
English Name
Meaning
1.
शिव
ॐ शिवाय नमः।
Shiva
Always Pure
2.
महेश्वर
ॐ महेश्वराय नमः।
Maheshwara
Lord Of Gods
3.
शंभवे
ॐ शंभवे नमः।
Shambhu
One Who Bestows Prosperity
4.
पिनाकिने
ॐ पिनाकिने नमः।
Pinakin
One Who Has A Bow In His Hand
5.
शशिशेखर
ॐ शशिशेखराय नमः।
Shashi shekhara
The God Who Wears The Crescent Moon In His Hair
6.
वामदेवाय
ॐ वामदेवाय नमः।
Vamadeva
The God Who Is Pleasing And Auspicious In Every Way
7.
विरूपाक्ष
ॐ विरूपाक्षाय नमः।
Virupaksha
Lord Shiva With Oblique Eyes
8.
कपर्दी
ॐ कपर्दिने नमः।
Kapardi
The Lord With Thickly Matted Hair
9.
नीललोहित
ॐ नीललोहिताय नमः।
Nilalohita
The One With Red And Blue Colour
10.
शंकर
ॐ शंकराय नमः।
Shankara
One Who Gives Happiness And prosperity
11.
शूलपाणी
ॐ शूलपाणये नमः।
Shulapani
The One Who Carries A Trident
12.
खटवांगी
ॐ खट्वांगिने नमः।
Khatvangi
The God Who Carries A Knurled Club (Khatvanga)
13.
विष्णुवल्लभ
ॐ विष्णुवल्लभाय नमः।
Vishnuvallabha
The One Who Is Dear To Lord Vishnu
14.
शिपिविष्ट
ॐ शिपिविष्टाय नमः।
Shipivishta
The Lord Whose Form Emits Great Rays Of Light
15.
अंबिकानाथ
ॐ अंबिकानाथाय नमः।
Ambikanatha
Consort of Ambika (Parvati)
16.
श्रीकण्ठ
ॐ श्रीकण्ठाय नमः।
Shrikantha
Of Glorious Neck
17.
भक्तवत्सल
ॐ भक्तवत्सलाय नमः।
Bhaktavatsala
The One Who Is Favourably Inclined Towards His Devotees
18.
भव
ॐ भवाय नमः।
Bhava
The God Who Is Existence Itself
19.
शर्व
ॐ शर्वाय नमः।
Sharva
Remover Of All Troubles
20.
त्रिलोकेश
ॐ त्रिलोकेशाय नमः।
Trilokesha
The Lord Of All The Three Worlds
21.
शितिकण्ठ
ॐ शितिकण्ठाय नमः।
Shitikantha
The Lord Who Has White Neck
22.
शिवाप्रिय
ॐ शिवा प्रियाय नमः।
Shivapriya
Beloved Of Parvati
23.
उग्र
ॐ उग्राय नमः।
Ugra
The One Who Has Extremely Fierce Nature
24.
कपाली
ॐ कपालिने नमः।
Kapali
One Who Wears A Necklace Of Skulls
25.
कामारी
ॐ कामारये नमः।
Kamari
Enemy of Kamadeva
26.
अंधकारसुर सूदन
ॐ अन्धकासुरसृदनाय नमः।
Andhakasura Sudana
The Lord Who Killed The Asura Andhaka
27.
गंगाधर
ॐ गंगाधराय नमः।
Gangadhara
The God Who Holds The Ganges River In His Hair
28.
ललाटाक्ष
ॐ ललाटाक्षाय नमः।
Lalataksha
One Who Has An Eye In The Forehead
29.
कालकाल
ॐ कालकालाय नमः।
Kalakala
He Is The Death Of Death
30.
कृपानिधि
ॐ कृपानिधये नमः।
Kripanidhi
The God Who Is The Treasure Of Compassion
31.
भीम
ॐ भीमाय नमः।
Bheema
The One Who Has Fearful Form
32.
परशुहस्त
ॐ परशुहस्ताय नमः।
Parshuhasta
The God Who Holds Axe In Hands
33.
मृगपाणी
ॐ मृगपाणये नमः।
Mrigpaani
The God Who Possess Deer In Hands
34.
जटाधर
ॐ जटाधराय नमः।
Jattadhar
The God Who Keeps Tress (Jata)
35.
कैलाशवासी
ॐ कैलाशवासिने नमः।
Kailashavasi
Native Of Kailasha
36.
कवची
ॐ कवचिने नमः।
Kawachi
The God Who Possess Armour
37.
कठोर
ॐ कठोराय नमः।
Kathor
The God Who Has A Strong Body
38.
त्रिपुरान्तक
ॐ त्रिपुरान्तकाय नमः।
Tripurantak
The God Who Killed Tripurasura
39.
वृषांक
ॐ वृषांकाय नमः।
Vrishanka
The God Who Has A Flag With A Symbol Of Bull
40.
वृषभारूढ़
ॐ वृषभारूढाय नमः।
Vrishbharudh
The One Who Rides Bull
41.
भस्मोद्धूलितविग्रह
ॐ भस्मोद्धूलितविग्रहाय नमः।
Bhasmodhulitavigrah
The One Who Applies Ashes All Over The Body
42.
सामप्रिय
ॐ सामप्रियाय नमः।
Samapriya
The One Who Loves With Equality
43.
स्वरमयी
ॐ स्वरमयाय नमः।
Swaramayi
The God Who Lives In All Seven Notes
44.
त्रयीमूर्ति
ॐ त्रयीमूर्तये नमः।
Trayimurti
The One Who Possess Veda Form
45.
अनीश्वर
ॐ अनीश्वराय नमः।
Anishvara
The One Who Does Not Have Any Lord
46.
सर्वज्ञ
ॐ सर्वज्ञाय नमः।
Sarvagya
The One Who Knows Everything
47.
परमात्मा
ॐ परमात्मने नमः।
Paramatma
Everyone’s Own Soul
48.
सोमसूर्याग्निलोचन
ॐ सोमसूर्याग्निलोचनाय नमः।
Somasuryaagnilochana
The One Who Has Eyes In The Form Of Sun, Moon And Fire
49.
हवि
ॐ हविषे नमः।
Havi
He Who Is Wealthy In The Form Of Ahuti
50.
यज्ञमय
ॐ यज्ञमयाय नमः।
Yagyamaya
The Architect Of All Sacrificial Rites
51.
सोम
ॐ सोमाय नमः।
Soma
The One Who Includes The Form Of Uma
52.
पंचवक्त्र
ॐ पंचवक्त्राय नमः।
Panchavaktra
God Of The Five Activities
53.
सदाशिव
ॐ सदाशिवाय नमः।
Sadashiva
The One Who Is Eternally Auspicious
54.
विश्वेश्वर
ॐ विश्वेश्वराय नमः।
Vishveshwara
Lord Of The Universe
55.
वीरभद्र
ॐ वीरभद्राय नमः।
Veerabhadra
Who Is Violent , Yet Peaceful
56.
गणनाथ
ॐ गणनाथाय नमः।
Gananatha
God Of The Ganas
57.
प्रजापति
ॐ प्रजापतये नमः।
Prajapati
The One Who Is The Creator Of Dynasty
58.
हिरण्यरेता
ॐ हिरण्यरेतसे नमः।
Hiranyareta
The One Who Emanates Golden Souls
59.
दुर्धर्ष
ॐ दुर्धर्षाय नमः।
Durdharsha
The One who Is Unconquerable
60.
गिरीश
ॐ गिरीशाय नमः।
Girisha
Lord Of Mountains
61.
गिरिश
ॐ गिरिशाय नमः।
Girisha
The God Who Sleeps On Kailash Mountain
62.
अनघ
ॐ अनघाय नमः।
Anagha
He Who Is Pure
63.
भुजंगभूषण
ॐ भुजंगभूषणाय नमः।
Bujangabhushana
Lord Adorned With Golden Snakes
64.
भर्ग
ॐ भर्गाय नमः।
Bharga
Lord Who Ends All Sins
65.
गिरिधन्वा
ॐ गिरिधन्वने नमः।
Giridhanva
God Whose Weapon Is A Mountain
66.
गिरिप्रिय
ॐ गिरिप्रियाय नमः।
Giripriya
Lord Who Is Fond Of Mountains
67.
कृत्तिवासा
ॐ कृत्तिवाससे नमः।
krittivasaa
God Who Wears Clothes Of Elephant Skin
68.
पुराराति
ॐ पुरारातये नमः।
Purarati
Destroyer OF Town Or “Pur” Named Enemy
69.
भगवान्
ॐ भगवते नमः।
Bhagwaan
God Of Prosperity
70.
प्रमथाधिप
ॐ प्रमथाधिपाय नमः।
Pramathadhipa
God Who Is Served By Goblins
71.
मृत्युंजय
ॐ मृत्युंजयाय नमः।
Mrityunjaya
Victor Of Death
72.
सूक्ष्मतनु
ॐ सूक्ष्मतनवे नमः।
Sukshamatanu
God Who Has A Subtle Body
73.
जगद्व्यापी
ॐ जगद्व्यापिने नमः।
Jagadvyapi
God Who Lives In The World
74.
जगद्गुरू
ॐ जगद्गुरुवे नमः।
Jagadguru
Guru Of All The Worlds
75.
व्योमकेश
ॐ व्योमकेशाय नमः।
Vyomakesha
Whose Hair Spreads In The Sky
76.
महासेनजनक
ॐ महासेनजनकाय नमः।
Mahasenajanaka
Father Of Kartikya
77.
चारुविक्रम
ॐ चारुविक्रमाय नमः।
Charuvikrama
The Guardian Of Wandering Pilgrims
78.
रुद्र
ॐ रुद्राय नमः।
Rudra
The One Who Gets Sad By The Pain Of Devotees
79.
भूतपति
ॐ भूतपतये नमः।
Bhootapati
Lord Of Panchabhoota Or Bhootapreta
80.
स्थाणु
ॐ स्थाणवे नमः।
Sthanu
Firm And Immovable Deity
81.
अहिर्बुध्न्य
ॐ अहयेबुध्न्याय नमः।
Ahirbhudhanya
The One Who Possess Kundalini
82.
दिगम्बर
ॐ दिगंबराय नमः।
Digambara
The God Whose Robes Is The Cosmos
83.
अष्टमूर्ति
ॐ अष्टमूर्तये नमः।
Ashtamurti
Lord Who Has Eight Forms
84.
अनेकात्मा
ॐ अनेकात्मने नमः।
Anekatma
The God Who Possess Many Forms
85.
सात्विक
ॐ सात्विकाय नमः।
Satvika
Lord Of Boundless Energy
86.
शुद्धविग्रह
ॐ शुद्धविग्रहाय नमः।
Shuddhavigraha
Lord Of Pure Soul
87.
शाश्वत
ॐ शाश्वताय नमः।
Shashvata
Lord Who Is Eternal And Endless
88.
खण्डपरशु
ॐ खण्डपरशवे नमः।
Khandaparshu
Lord Who Wears Broken Axe
89.
अज
ॐ अज्ञाय नमः।
Aja
The One Who Is Boundless
90.
पाशविमोचन
ॐ पाशविमोचकाय नमः।
Pashvimochana
Lord Who Releases All Fetters
91.
मृड
ॐ मृडाय नमः।
Mrida
The Lord Who Shows Only Mercy
92.
पशुपति
ॐ पशुपतये नमः।
Pashupati
Lord Of Animals
93.
देव
ॐ देवाय नमः।
Deva
Lord Of Devas
94.
महादेव
ॐ महादेवाय नमः।
Mahadeva
Greatest Of The Gods
95.
अव्यय
ॐ अव्ययाय नमः।
Avayaya
The One Who Never Subject To Change
96.
हरि
ॐ हरये नमः।
Hari
Same As Lord Vishnu
97.
भगनेत्रभिद्
ॐ भगनेत्रभिदे नमः।
Bhagnetrabhid
The Lord Who Damaged Bhaga’s Eye
98.
अव्यक्त
ॐ अव्यक्ताय नमः।
Avayayat
Shiva Who Is Unseen
99.
दक्षाध्वरहर
ॐ दक्षाध्वरहराय नमः।
Dakshadhwarahara
Destroyer Of Daksha’s Conceited Sacrifice (Yagya)
100.
हर
ॐ हराय नमः।
Har
The Lord Who Dissolves All Bondage And Sins
101.
पूषदन्तभित्
ॐ पूषदन्तभिदे नमः।
Pushadantabhit
One Who Punished Pushan
102.
अव्यग्र
ॐ अव्यग्राय नमः।
Avyagra
Lord Who Is Steady And Unwavering
103.
सहस्राक्ष
ॐ सहस्राक्षाय नमः।
Sahsraksha
One Who Has Limitless Forms
104.
सहस्रपाद
ॐ सहस्रपदे नमः।
Sahasrapada
The Lord Who Is Standing And Walking Everywhere
105.
अपवर्गप्रद
ॐ अपवर्गप्रदाय नमः।
Apavargaprada
Lord Who Gives And Takes All Things
106.
अनन्त
ॐ अनन्ताय नमः।
Ananta
The One Who Is unending
107.
तारक
ॐ तारकाय नमः।
Taraka
The Lord Who Is Great Liberator Of Mankind
108.
परमेश्वर
ॐ परमेश्वराय नमः।
Parameshwara
The Great God


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6 Responses to "108 Names of Lord Shiva"

  1. Marylou de Liz  January 19, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    This a most wonderful moments in life soul. Thank you so much

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    • Maharaj k Monga  January 20, 2015 at 11:40 am

      Thanks for educating. Feel relaxed.

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  2. aaunee  April 6, 2015 at 8:03 am

    dear admin …thank you …just curious no. 60 and 61 are the same but with different meanings..are their pronunciation different or same

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    • Sanskriti  April 11, 2015 at 12:07 am

      Yes, the two words are the same but with different meaning, however their pronunciation is the same.

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  3. Madan Prasad Shrivastava  April 6, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    Thanx for wonderful information about Mahadeva

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  4. Divya  April 11, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Ishaan is missing

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