Shiv Tandav Stotram Lyrics English
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Shiva Tandava Stotram is a hymn written and sung by Ravana in praise of Lord Shiva. The Shiva Tandava Stotram represents the cosmic dance of Lord Shiva that eliminates all negative energies.The hymn includes 15 verses and each verse describes the fearless Shiva and his eternal beauty in great detail.
In India, every dominant divine energy has many forms and names. Among the many virtues of Lord Shiva, the most popular one is where Shiva is addressed as Bholenath; it means one who is innocent and easy to please. All the demons took undue advantage of this and worshiped Lord Shiva as they knew that it was easy to please him and then receive a boon.
Shiv Tandav Stotram Lyrics English with Meaning
Galeavalambya lambitam bhujangatungamalikam |
Damad damad damaddama ninadavadamarvayam
Chakara chandtandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam ||1||
From Lord Shiva’s matted hair flows the holy river, Ganga consecrating His neck, From His neck hangs the serpent like a garland, From His damaru (percussion instrument) comes the damad-damad-damad sound filling the air, Lord Shiva performs His passionate Tandava dance; may the Lord bless us all!
Jata kata hasambhrama bhramanilimpanirjhari
Vilolavichivalarai virajamanamurdhani |
Dhagadhagadhagajjva lalalata pattapavake
Kishora chandrashekhare ratih pratikshanam mama ||2||
As the rows of waves of the sacred Ganga move through Lord Shiva’s matted hair, it glorifies His Head, The waves of the river flow into the depths of His locks of hair, A brilliant fire burns on the surface of Lord Shiva’s forehead, And the crescent moon is a jewel on His Head.
(May we find constant joy in Him!)
Sphuradigantasantati pramodamanamanase |
Kvachidigambare manovinodametuvastuni ||3||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, who is the sporting consort of the daughter of the mountain king (Parvati), In whose mind the universe with all the living beings exist, Whose all-pervading, compassionate glance removes all hardships, Who wears the directions as His apparel.
(May my mind find bliss in Him!)
Jata bhujan gapingala sphuratphanamaniprabha
Kadambakunkuma dravapralipta digvadhumukhe |
Madandha sindhu rasphuratvagutariyamedure
Mano vinodamadbhutam bibhartu bhutabhartari ||4||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, who shines radiantly because of the luster of the gem on the reddish-brown hood of the creeping serpent, Kadambha juice-like red vermilion (kumkum) is smeared on the faces of the Goddesses of direction, Who wears a cloak made of elephant hide, May I find pleasure in that Lord of Bhoota! (ghosts – meaning the mystical beings guarding Kailasa)
Sahasra lochana prabhritya sheshalekhashekhara
Prasuna dhulidhorani vidhusaranghripithabhuh |
Bhujangaraja malaya nibaddhajatajutaka
Shriyai chiraya jayatam chakora bandhushekharah ||5||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose footrest is decorated by the dust from flowers, Which fall from the heads of all the gods – Indra, Vishnu and others, Whose matted locks are bound by the snake-garland, Whose head holds the moon, a friend of Chakora (a mythical bird that drinks moonlight), as a crown.
(May Lord Shiva bless us with prosperity!)
Nipitapajnchasayakam namannilimpanayakam |
Sudha mayukha lekhaya virajamanashekharam
Maha kapali sampade shirojatalamastu nah ||6||
May Lord Shiva, who devoured the God of Love with the fire burning on His forehead, Who is revered by the celestial leaders, Whose forehead is enticing with the gleam and cool rays of the crescent moon, Shower His blessings on us, so we obtain the wealth of the Siddhis.
Karala bhala pattikadhagaddhagaddhagajjvala
Ddhanajnjaya hutikruta prachandapajnchasayake |
Dharadharendra nandini kuchagrachitrapatraka
Prakalpanaikashilpini trilochane ratirmama ||7||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose forehead burns with a dhagad-dhagad sound,Who offered the five arrows (of the God of Love) to the fire, Who is the only artist capable of tracing decorative lines on the tips of the breasts of Parvati, the daughter of the mountain king.
(May we repose in him!)
Navina megha mandali niruddhadurdharasphurat
Kuhu nishithinitamah prabandhabaddhakandharah |
Nilimpanirjhari dharastanotu krutti sindhurah
Kalanidhanabandhurah shriyam jagaddhurandharah ||8||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose neck is as dark as layers of dark clouds on the night of the full moon, Who is enchanting as He wears the moon and celestial river on His head, Who bears the weight of this universe.
(May He bless us with prosperity!)
Praphulla nila pankaja prapajnchakalimchatha
Vdambi kanthakandali raruchi prabaddhakandharam |
Smarachchidam purachchhidam bhavachchidam makhachchidam
Gajachchidandhakachidam tamamtakachchidam bhaje ||9||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, whose neck shines with the brightness of fully-bloomed blue lotus flowers (that temples use), Which look like the blackness of the universe, Who destroyed Manmatha (God of Love), Tripura (3 cities), Who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, and the yagnas (sacrifices), Who destroyed Andhaka (his blind son), who destroyed the elephant demon (Gajasura), and the God of Death (Yama).
(May He bless us with prosperity!)
Rasapravaha madhuri vijrumbhana madhuvratam |
Smarantakam purantakam bhavantakam makhantakam
Gajantakandhakantakam tamantakantakam bhaje ||10||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, who has bees flying around Him, Because of the auspicious and sweet scent of the kadambha flowers, Who destroyed Manmatha (God of Love), Tripura (3 cities), Who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, and the yagnas (sacrifices), Who destroyed Andhaka (his blind son), the elephant demon (Gajasura), and the God of Death (Yama).
(May He bless us with prosperity!)
Dhigdhigdhi nirgamatkarala bhaal havyavat |
Dhvanikramapravartita prachanda tandavah shivah ||11||
Salutations to Lord Shiva, who has a fire on His forehead, that is ever-increasing Because of the breath of the snake wandering in the sky, Whose Tandava dance is in tune with dhimid-dhimid, Victory to Lord Shiva!
Drushadvichitratalpayor bhujanga mauktikasrajor
Garishtharatnaloshthayoh suhrudvipakshapakshayoh |
Sama pravartayanmanah kada sadashivam bhajamyaham ||12||
Towards different forms of the world, towards a snake and a garland, Towards the most precious gem as well as a lump of dirt, and friends and enemies, Towards a blade of grass or a lotus, towards common people or emperors, Lord Shiva has an equanimous vision – where can I worship Lord Sadashiva?
Kada nilimpanirjhari nikujnjakotare vasanh
Vimuktadurmatih sada shirah sthamajnjalim vahanh |
Shiveti mantramuchcharan sada sukhi bhavamyaham ||13||
When can I be happy, living in a cave near the celestial river Ganga, Clasping my hands together on my head all the time, Devoted to the Lord with a glorious forehead and with vibrant eyes, Washing away my impure thoughts with the mantra of Shiva?
Imam hi nityameva muktamuttamottamam stavam
Pathansmaran bruvannaro vishuddhimeti santatam |
Hare gurau subhaktimashu yati nanyatha gatim
Vimohanam hi dehinam sushankarasya chintanam ||14||
Anyone who reads, remembers, and recites this stotram Is purified forever and immerses in deep devotion to the great Guru Shiva leading to salvation. There is no other way or refuge, Just the mere thought of Lord Shiva removes the delusion and detachment.
Puja vasanasamaye dashavaktragitam
Yah shambhupujanaparam pathati pradoshhe |
Tasya sthiram rathagajendraturangayuktam
Lakshmim sadaiva sumukhim pradadati shambhuh ||15||
One who recites this song composed by Ravana At the end of prayer to Lord Shiva early in the morning, Gets wealth of chariots, elephants, horses. Lord Shambhu always gives such people prosperity.
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