The mantra " OM NAMASHIVAYA" means "I bow to Lord Shiva ","I
bow to the innerself "
Shiva Panchakshara Sthothram or Siva Panchakshara Mantra is one of the
main mantras commonly used by shiva devotees to appease Lord Shiva . Shiva Panchakshara Sthothra ,a holy word chat used to worship Lard
Shiva is made of 5 letters "NA MA SI VA YA".In Panchakshara Sthothra
each of these 5 letters is considered as Lord Shiva and Shiva
Bhagavan is praised for his great qalities.According to the Vedic
Scriptures any one who chant the shiva panchakshara sthothram with great
devotion would reach "Sivalog" (world of shiva) at the end of their
" Nagendra Haraya Trilochanaya,
Basmanga Ragaya Maheswaraya,
Nithyaya Shudhaya Digambaraya,
Tasmai NAkaraya Namashivaya.
Mandakini Salila Chandana Charchitaya,
Nandeeswara Pramadha Nadha Maheswaraya,
Mandara Puspa Bahupushpa Supoojithaya,
Tasmay MAkaraya Namashivaya.
Shivaya Gowri Vadanara Vinda,
Sooryaya Daksha Dwara Naasakaya,
Sree neela Kantaya Vrisha Dwajaya,
Tasmai SIkaraya Namashivaya.
Vasishta Kumbhodhbhava Gowthamadhi,
Munendra Devarchitha Shekaraya,
Chandrarka Vaiswanara Lochanaya,
Tasmai VAkaraya Namashivaya.
Yaksha Swaroopaya Jada Dharaya,
Pinaka Hasthathaya Sanathanaya,
Diviyaya Devaya Digambaraya,
Tasmai YAkaraya Namashivaya.
Ya Padeth Siva Sannidhou,
Shive Na Saha Modathe.