॥ श्रीशिवपञ्चाक्षरस्तोत्रम् ॥

नागेन्द्रहाराय त्रिलोचनाय,
भस्माङ्गरागाय महेश्वराय ।
नित्याय शुद्धाय दिगम्बराय,
तस्मै न काराय नमः शिवाय ॥१॥

He who has the king of snakes as his garland and who has three eyes,

He who’s body is smeared with sacred ashes and who is the great Lord,

He who is eternal, ever pure with the four directions as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva who is represented by the syllable ‘ Na’  

मन्दाकिनी सलिलचन्दन चर्चिताय,
नन्दीश्वर प्रमथनाथ महेश्वराय ।
मन्दारपुष्प बहुपुष्प सुपूजिताय,
तस्मै म काराय नमः शिवाय ॥२॥

He who is worshipped with water from the Mandakini river and smeared with Sandal paste,

He who is the Lord of Nandi and of the ghost and goblins, the great Lord

He who is worshipped with Mandara and many other flowers,

Salutations to that Shiva who is represented by the syllable ‘Ma’

शिवाय गौरीवदनाब्जवृन्द,
सूर्याय दक्षाध्वरनाशकाय ।
श्रीनीलकण्ठाय वृषध्वजाय,
तस्मै शि काराय नमः शिवाय ॥३॥

He who is auspicious and who is like the newly risen sun, causing the lotus- face of Gauri to blossom,

He who is the destroyer of the sacrifice of Daksha,

He who has a blue throat and has a bull on his emblem,

Salutations to that Shiva who is represented by the syllable ‘Shi’  

वसिष्ठकुम्भोद्भवगौतमार्य,
मुनीन्द्रदेवार्चितशेखराय।
चन्द्रार्क वैश्वानरलोचनाय,
तस्मै व काराय नमः शिवाय ॥४॥

He who is worshipped by the best and most respected sages,

Vashishtha, Agastya & Gautam and also by Indra and other Gods and who is the crown of the universe,

He who has the moon, sun and fire as his three eyes,

Salutations to that Shiva who is represented by the syllable ‘Va’  

यक्षस्वरूपाय जटाधराय,
पिनाकहस्ताय सनातनाय ।
दिव्याय देवाय दिगम्बराय,
तस्मै य काराय नमः शिवाय ॥५॥

He who is the embodiment of yagya (sacrifice) and who has matted locks,

He who has the Pinaka trident in his hand and who is eternal,

He who is divine, who is the shining one and who has the four directions as his clothes,

Salutations to that Shiva who is represented by the syllable ‘Ya’  

पञ्चाक्षरमिदं पुण्यं यः पठेच्छिवसन्निधौ ।
शिवलोकमवाप्नोति शिवेन सह मोदते ॥

He who recites this Panchakshara, the 5 lettered mantra (NaMah ShiVaYa) near Shiva will attain the abode of Shiva and enjoy bliss.

 

Presenting before you a musical version of this Stotra. My gratitude to Meera ji OM for her encouragement.   

Link to the video – https://youtu.be/7DzR2xq4LEQ