Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Shiva Sahasranamam SMP Audio

Ever since Shiva Mahapuranam parayanam (recital) was completed over a year ago as of this writing, there has been a deep desire to take out and recite the Shiva Sahasranama Stotram that is addressed therein. And finally by the grace of Lord Shiva, it is here! It so happens that in the Shiva Mahapuranam, this thousand name hymn of Lord Shiva is actually composed and sung by Lord Vishnu, who happens to be the greatest devotee of Lord Shiva ( this is not a personal opinion, rather taken directly from Shiva Mahapuranam). While every name / quality is recited Lord Vishnu offers a lotus flower.
The pertinent lyrics is given at the bottom of this post. The one unique feature is that there is an English translation of every word and so listeners who “want to know” can do so; one can listen or recite without even knowing the meaning and that is perfectly fine – it is devotion and belief that mean more. Intellect and spirituality are far apart from each other; devotion, belief and spirituality go together; for in the former set, ahankara (ego) sets in and in the latter ahankara disappears.

This Sahasranamam appears in the Koti Rudra Samhita portion in Chapter 35 of Shiva Mahapuranam. The “Phalasruthi” or the benefits of recitation or listening is addressed in the following chapter. That is NOT included in this presentation. It is felt that at least for once, let us offer our praise to Lord Shiva residing in our hearts without expecting any results and benefits; let this be an offering of love for everything we have already been blessed with.
This is a very nicely flowing hymn and the lyrics are simply sweet. This is the same Sahasranama stotram with an "aahuti" at the end of every couplet with the inclusion of "Svahaa" that is used in Shiva Sahasranama Homams performed at home.

This is a long hymn. 20.8 MB
And now the audio: 22 minutes 48 seconds long.

( Mobile devices: click download; then play.)

NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS A VERY LARGE FILE ABOUT 21 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 Lord Shiva -- His Grace is magnificent !

There is one error in the printed lyrics as given here:
Verse 76/2nd line: Print should be “Chandra” not  “Chanda”.

The Sanskrit lyrics can be found at :

Om Nama Shivaaya !



  1. Dear sir,
    I was googling SHIV SAHASRANAM.
    I was directed to your blog. I browsed your blog.
    In this kaliyug innumerable people are danavas and rakshsas in human disguise.
    This is rhe experience of 65 years of my life.
    I have a favour to ask.if time permits can you recite
    Narayana sahasranama stotra from LakShminarayan samhita.

    1. Namaste Minal Ji:

      Thank you for visiting! If Pradhaana Purusha Sriman Narayana Wills, His hymn will be here soon!

  2. Vannakkam ji.
    I have been gladly viewing all of your stotra and sahasranamam audio.
    Absolute genius and mind blowing. The recitations perfect, powerful and mind soothing. Sir, i have a special request to you. Can you kindly make an audio for lord shiva ashtottara shata naamaavali and lord batuk bhairav ashtottara shata naamaavali. Your spiritual service to mankind is great. God bless you and your family.



    Singapore. 🙏

  3. Dear Sir
    Thank you for your recitations. You are truly blessed. Please if possible could you recite the ardhanareeshwar sahasranaam

    1. It is unbelievable -- your request came in just after a Shiva Sahasranama Homam using the stotram in this very post was completed.

      Hence, I take it as an order from Shiva and Parvathi. Will do best to do. Please give me a few days.

      Om Namah Shivaaya !