This Shiva Mantra is an evocation to the Lord of the Universe, who is the greatest of them all. In chanting this mantra, calling out His name, and listing down all his qualities, the mantra can help you attain the same. When you call Shiva, you call He who has three eyes (eye of omniscience), He who gives enlightenment which is beyond the three worlds, He who like fire devours all three times within himself, He who disciplines the world into order, and He who has conquered Yama, the Lord of Death.
A literal translation of this mantra is ‘I am Shiva’. But delve deeper and you will find that it means so much more; it reminds us of our oneness with the absolute reality. When you chant Shivoham Shivoham, it creates a powerful and positive vibration that lets you experience a state of detachment and freedom. The mantra shows us the path to ultimate happiness, by seeing the changing nature of the world and learning how to flow with it.
The Shivashtakam Mantra is the ultimate prayer for willpower, wisdom and patience. Not only does this mantra have healing effects on a devotee’s mental strength and temperament, but also helps them overcome suffering, brings more clarity, and enhances intuition. The Shivashtakam is also believed to bless the life of the chanter with abundant health and happiness, remove pain, and any other obstacle in life.
Om mrityunjay pareshaan jagadaabhayanaashan
Tav dhyaanen devesh mrityupraapnoti jeevati
Vande ishaan devaay namastasmai pinakine
Aadimadhyaant rupaay mrityunaasham karotu me
Namastasmai bhagwate kailasachal vaasine
Namobrahmendra rupaay mrityunaasham karotu me
Trayambakaya namastubhyam panchasyaay namo namah
Namo dordandachaapaay mam mrityum vinaashay
Namordhendu swarupaay Namo digvasanaay cha
Namo Bhaktarti hantre cha mam mrityum vinaashay
Devam mrituvinaashanam bhayaharam saamrajya mukti pradam
Nana bhutagananvitam divi padaih devaih sada sevitam
Agyaanaandhakanaashanam shubhkaram vidhyaasu saukhya pradam
Sarv sarvapati maheshwara haram mrityunjay bhaavaye
This is the Shiva Aavahan Mantra, which praises the Lord by different names and calls them all for help.Devotees who chant this mantra are rid of all their fears, and are saved from any problems. The mantra itself asks Shiva to protect us from death, by asking him to literally destroy death as the Mahakal.