Lingashtakam


  • Genre: bhakti-gitam Deity: Siva
  • Artists: Manu Kondapi
  • Transliteration

    Brahma murai suraarchita lingam
    Nirmala bhasita shobhita lingam,
    Janmaja dhuka vinaashaka lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaasiva lingam

    Deva muni prava raarchita lingam
    Kaama daham karunaa kara lingam,
    Raavana dharpa vinaa shana lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaasi va lingam

    Sarva sugandhi sulepita lingam
    Buddhi vivar dhana kaarana lingam,
    Siddha sura sura vandita lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaasi va lingam

    Kanaka mahaamani bhushita lingam
    Phanipathi veshtitha shobhitha lingam
    Daksha suyajna vinaashaka lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaa si va lingam

    Kumkuma Chandana Lepitha Lingam
    Pankaja Haara Sushobhitha Lingam
    Sanchitha Paapa Vinaashaka Lingam
    Tat Pranamaami Sadaa Shiva Lingam

    Devaganaarchitha sevitha lingam
    Bhaavair bhakti bhirevacha lingam
    Dinakara koti prabhakara lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaa siva lingam

    Ashta dalopari veshtitha lingam
    Sarva samudbhava kaarana lingam
    Ashta daridra vinaashaka lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaa si va lingam

    Suraguru suravara pujitha lingam
    Suravana pushpa sadaarchitha lingam
    Paraatparam paramaatmaka lingam
    Tat pranamaami sadaa siva lingam

    Lingashtakam Idam Punyam
    yah patheth Shiva Sannidhow,
    Shivalokam avapnothi
    shivena saha modathe.

    Translation

    (last verse)

    Any one who chants the holy octet of the Lingam,
    In the holy presence of Lord Shiva,
    Would reach Shivaloka
    To reside with Lord Shiva.

    Photo of  Gurudeva
    Turn awareness back in on itself and simply be aware that you are aware. Try to penetrate the core of existence.
    —Gurudeva