Powerful Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra with lyrics and Meaning

Shri Rudrashtakam (Sanskrit: श्री रुद्राष्टकम्, Rudrāṣṭakam) is a Sanskrit composition in devotion of Rudra, composed by the Hindu Bhakti poet Tulsidas (Sanskrit: तुलसीदास). Tulsidas composed this eulogy in the late fifteenth century in Uttar Pradesh in India and created many other literary pieces including the magnum opus Ram Charit Manas.

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The devotional hymn "Rudrashtakam" appears in the Uttara Kand of the celebrated Ram Charit Manas, where Lomash Rishi composed the hymn to propitiate Lord Shiva. His main purpose was to set his pupil free from the curse of Shiva. He succeeded and asked also a second boon (devotion for himself). His pupil would be the bird ' Kaga-Bhusundi' in a next life, a devotee of Shri Rama and an excellent teller of the life story of Shri Rama.

Rudrastaka Audio in the voice of Param Pujya Shri Rameshbhai Oza

Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotras 

Here is the collection of powerful shiva rudrashtakam stotras in hindi,shiva rudrashtakam stotras in English and Meaning of Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotras.


1.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra First

 नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं
विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम् ।
निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं
चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् 

Namaam-Iisham-Iishaana Nirvaanna-Ruupam
Vibhum Vyaapakam Brahma-Veda-Svaruupam |
Nijam Nirgunnam Nirvikalpam Niriiham
Cidaakaasham-Aakaasha-Vaasam Bhaje-[A]ham

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam :

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) I Salute the Lord Ishana (another name of Sri Shiva) whose Form represents the state of the highest Nirvana (extinction of all desires and passions leading to the highest bliss),
Who Manifests taking a Form though in essence He is Pervading everywhere; and His Form embodies the Highest Knowledge of Brahman present in the core of the Vedas.
Who remain absorbed in His Own Self which is Beyond the three Gunas (Sattva, Rajas and Tamas), which is Beyond any Vikalpas (Change and Manifoldness), and which is Free from any Movement (due to desires etc),
Who Abides in the Sky of the Chidakasha (Spiritual Sky); I Worship that Ishana.

2.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra Second

निराकारमोङ्करमूलं तुरीयं
गिराज्ञानगोतीतमीशं गिरीशम् ।
करालं महाकालकालं कृपालं
गुणागारसंसारपारं नतोऽहम् 

Niraakaaram-Ongkara-Muulam Turiiyam
Giraa-Jnyaana-Go-[A]tiitam-Iisham Giriisham |
Karaalam Mahaakaala-Kaalam Krpaalam
Gunna-[A]agaara-Samsaara-Paaram Nato-[A]ham 

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) Who is Formless and the very Root from where the Sacred Omkara arises; Who Abides in the state of Turiya (the fourth state in which Brahman is experienced in meditation)
He is the Lord Who is Beyond the Knowledge which Speech can express and Beyond the Perception which Sense Organscan perceive; He is Girisha (another name of Sri Shiva literally meaning the Lord of the Mountains)
Taking the Terrible form of Mahakala He can tear apart Kala (Time) himself; at the same time He is an embodiment ofCompassion to His devotees,
I Bow down to Him Who helps in Crossing this Samsara (delusion of worldly existence) which is like a Dwelling Placemade of Gunas.

3.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra Third

तुषाराद्रिसंकाशगौरं गभिरं
मनोभूतकोटिप्रभाश्री शरीरम् ।
स्फुरन्मौलिकल्लोलिनी चारुगङ्गा
लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा 

Tussaara-Adri-Samkaasha-Gauram Gabhiram
Mano-Bhuuta-Kotti-Prabhaa-Shrii Shariiram |
Sphuran-Mauli-Kallolinii Caaru-Ganggaa
Lasad-Bhaala-Baale[a-I]ndu Kanntthe Bhujanggaa 

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) Who is Shining White Resembling a Mountain of Snow; and His Being is very very Deep,
In the depth of Whose Mind exist Millions of Rays of Splendour, which expresses themselves on His Auspicious Body,
Over Whose Head, the Beautiful Ganga Throbs and Surges forth towards the Worlds,
Over Whose Forehead the Newly Risen Moon Shines spreading its Rays, and around Whose Neck adorns the beautifulSerpents.

4.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra fourth

चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रूसुनेत्रं विशालं
प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम् ।
मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं
प्रियं शङ्करं सर्वनाथं भजामि 

Calat-Kunnddalam Bhruu-Sunetram Vishaalam
Prasanna-[A]ananam Niila-Kannttham Dayaalam |
Mrga-Adhiisha-Carma-Ambaram Munndda-Maalam
Priyam Shangkaram Sarva-Naatham Bhajaami 

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) Whose Ear-Rings Sway near His beautiful face, which is adorned with a striking Eyebrow andLarge Beautiful Eyes,
Whose Face is beaming with Joy and Grace, Whose Throat is Blue (due to drinking the poison during samudra manthana) and Who is extremely Compassionate,
Whose Clothes are the Skin of the Lord of Animals (signifying Tiger) and Whose neck is adorned with a Garland ofSkulls,
I Worship Him Who is Beloved of His Devotees, Who is Shankara (another name of Sri Shiva) and Who is the Lord of All.

5.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra Fifth

प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं
अखण्डं अजं भानुकोटिप्रकाशं ।
त्र्यःशूलनिर्मूलनं शूलपाणिं
भजेऽहं भवानीपतिं भावगम्यम् 

Pracannddam Prakrssttam Pragalbham Pare[a-Ii]sham
Akhannddam Ajam Bhaanu-Kotti-Prakaasham |
Tryah-Shuula-Nirmuulanam Shuula-Paannim
Bhaje[a-A]ham Bhavaanii-Patim Bhaava-Gamyam

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) Who is Terrible, Eminent and extremely Strong; Who is the Highest Lord,
Who is ever Unborn and Whole; and with the Effulgence of Million Suns,
Who has a Trident in Hand, the Three Spikes of which Uproots the bondages of the Three Gunas (Tamas, Rajas and Sattva),
I Worship the Consort of Devi Bhavani Who can be Attained only by Devotion.

6.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra Sixth

कलातीतकल्याण कल्पान्तकारी
सदा सज्जनानन्ददाता पुरारी ।
चिदानन्दसंदोह मोहापहारी
प्रसीद प्रसीद प्रभो मन्मथारी 

Kalaatiita-Kalyaanna Kalpa-Anta-Kaarii
Sadaa Sajjana-[A]ananda-Daataa Pura-Arii |
Cid-Aananda-Samdoha Moha-Apahaarii
Prasiida Prasiida Prabho Manmatha-Arii 

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) Whose Auspicious Nature is Beyond the Elements of the gross material world and Who Bringsan End to a Kalpa (a cycle of creation when all gross elements are dissolved),
Who Always Give Great Joy to the Wise Men and Who is the Enemy (signifying Destroyer) of the Tripurasuras (who represents Adharma),
By Taking Away the Great Delusion, He plunges the prepared Soul in the Fullness of Cidananda (the Bliss of Brahman or Pure Consciousness),
O, the Enemy (signifying Destroyer) of Manmatha; Please be Gracious to me; Please be Gracious to me, O Lord.

7.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra Seventh

न यावद् उमानाथपादारविन्दं
भजन्तीह लोके परे वा नराणाम् ।
न तावत्सुखं शान्ति सन्तापनाशं
प्रसीद प्रभो सर्वभूताधिवासं 

Na Yaavad Umaa-Naatha-Paada-Aravindam
Bhajanti-Iha Loke Pare Vaa Naraannaam |
Na Taavat-Sukham Shaanti Santaapa-Naasham
Prasiida Prabho Sarva-Bhuuta-Adhi-Vaasam

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) As Long as the Lotus Feet of the Lord of Uma
is not Worshipped in This World or Later by the Human Beings,
So Long (i.e. Till then) Joy, Peace and End of Sorrows will not be experienced in life.
Therefore O Lord, Please be Gracious, You Who Reside within All Beings.

8.Shiva Rudrashtakam Stotra Eighth

न जानामि योगं जपं नैव पूजां
नतोऽहं सदा सर्वदा शम्भुतुभ्यम् ।
जराजन्मदुःखौघ तातप्यमानं
प्रभो पाहि आपन्नमामीश शंभो 

Na Jaanaami Yogam Japam Naiva Puujaam
Natoham Sadaa Sarvadaa Shambhu-Tubhyam |
Jaraa-Janma-Duhkhau-[A]gha Taatapyamaanam
Prabho Paahi Aapanna-Maam-Iisha Shambho 

Meaning of this lord shiva Rudrashtakam:

(Salutations to Sri Rudra) I do Not Know how to perform Yoga, Japa or Puja.
I Always at All Times only Bow down to You, O Shambhu (another name of Sri Shiva),
Please Protect me from the Sorrows of Birth and Old Age, as well as from the Sins which lead to Sufferings,
Please Protect me O Lord from Afflictions; Protect me O My Lord Shambhu.

Jay Sambho!!!

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