Monday, November 28, 2016

Aghora Murthy Sahasranamavali Audio

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Shri Vasuramesh Dhayalan, a visitor to this blog had requested for an audio for Aghora Murthy Sahasranamam. The closest obtainable is the Sahasranamavali, which is the thousand name and qualities hymn for Shree Aghora Murthy Who is one of the forms of Shiva. One can imagine a Sahasranama Stotram to be a garland of roses tied by a string and a Sahasranamavali to be the roses without being tied by the string – they are still roses in both cases. In the former, there usually are statements about the associated Rishi, the associated Chanda or metre, the name of the Devata, a dhyaana shloka etc., while these are usually absent in the latter.
This is a very powerful hymn of Lord Shiva and in order to get the maximum physical effect and “feeling”, one is STRONGLY recommended to put on headphones and listen with the volume level fairly high – as opposed to hearing through computer or car speakers or on low volume. It is like watching a highly packed action thriller movie with a lot of special effects both video and audio in a 70 mm movie theater versus seeing the same on a mobile phone screen on Youtube ( interrupted by ads ) !

When listened with absolute devotion and focus with eyes closed, one WILL feel the dance of Shiva in this hymn. The words will feel strong, thunderous and the hymn will feel powerful. One note: The feeling of the display of power really starts after 1 minute of the start of the hymn and then never lets down, hence a little patience up front is needed. It was felt that Lord Shiva Himself through Shri Dhayalan wanted all of us to enjoy this bliss --  thanks to Shri Dhayalan, a Divine Soul !
There are several writings about Shri Aghora Murthy – including the trailing pages of the source of lyrics given at the bottom of this post.
This is a long hymn. 29 MB
And now the audio: 31 minutes 24 seconds long.
( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 29 MEGABYTES, YOU WILL HAVE TO DOWNLOAD AND THEN LISTEN. On mobile devices and some computers, you may get the message -- This file is too large for Google to scan, download anyway? -- You will have to answer "YES" and then listen after download. On some computers, when you hit the play button, if nothing seems to happen, click the Download arrow at the top, click download anyway and then listen. Sorry for the inconvenience -- but this is a big file and praise to Sri Aghora Murthy -- His Grace is magnificent !
The Sanskrit lyrics can be found at :
The last few pages of above link has the anecdotes relating to Shri Aghora Murthy. You can also get lyrics in other languages on the referenced link above. : the picture on top of this post is from -- credit goes to them.

Om Namah Shivaya !


  1. Sir - From

    "Aghora is associated with the southern direction and jῆāna Shaktī--the power of knowledge; as well as the Buddhi rūpa meaning the form of the intellect. This face is associated with the Pranamaya Kosha, and represents the rejuvenating and dissolving qualities of Shiva as well as being connected with the water element and Svadishthana chakra"

    Ma Bhavani aka Ma Akhilandeshwari resides at the Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval - this temple represents the water element. Your recent Bhavani Sahasranama recitation was wonderful.

    May the Divine Mother guide us all through your presentations!

    1. Thank you Shree Narendran for the insightful comment.... Shiva Shiva!!

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    1. Namaste Shri Kothari ji: While that may be possible, it may be sufficient to show devotion to Shri Agora Murthy during the waking hours and listen to hymns.

  3. Thank You very much sir. I am very much grateful to you. I was looking for this audio for a very long time and you have provided me, as soon as the request was made.

    1. Namaskaram Shri Dhayalan: It was a real pleasure. Adiyen would be grateful if you can play this hymn once at the Thiruvengadu temple next time you happen to visit if possible !

  4. Thanks for your valuable efforts, shivas grace will be upon you. It would be nice to have these audio files on your list...
    1. Veerabadra Stotram,
    2. Veerabadra Dhyanam
    3. Veerabadra Asthakam
    4. Veerabadra Kavacham
    Veerabadra Astotram
    5. Astakala Bhairava Stotram
    6. Asta Bhairava Sahastranamam
    7. Kalabhiarava Dhyanam
    8. Kalabhairava Kavacham
    9. Ekadasha Rudra Rudrani Dhyanam
    10.Ekadasha Rudra Rudrani Stotram

    1. Thank you for the visit ! Thank you for the blessings ! Thank you for the suggestions ! Shiva ! Shiva !

  5. Please provide the html link of Sanskrit Documents website instead of PDF. This would help the devotees to choose the language of their choice from the main menu to recite this Sahasranamavali apart from choosing many other options.

    For example,

    I am glad that you gave the credit to the source of the Sahasranamavali.

    Thanks. Sivakumar Thyagarajan Iyer

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  7. I have plans to upload videos of the renderings in your blog in youtube channel "adhyathmikam", which is intended purely for dissemination of the vedic heritage to the whole humanity. Many of the stotras are not available in youtube as of now. Please note that the channel is not a monetized one and the subscribers are approaching 25 K, views more than 4 million.
    I would like to have your blessings and permission to use the audios. Once uploaded you shall embed the link in your blog as well.