Shivaya namaha, Shivaya namah Om
शिवाय नमः | शिवाय नमः ॐ
shivāya namaha, shivāya namah oṃ
shivāya: "to Shiva," as in "Om, all glory to Shiva." Shiva is "The Auspicious One," the Supreme God, the Destroyer and Transformer, the Lord of the cosmic dance of all creation and destruction.
namah/namaha: (Same as "namo") To honor or solute. "All glory to..."
oṃ: The eternal source-sound-vibration of creation.
"Lord Shiva destroys illusions and bestows Divine Grace." ~ Michael H. Cohen
"We praise Shiva, who is the source of the all creative energies, by whose eyes open and close the Universe into creation and dissolution." ~ Spanda Karikas
"People ask me 'why do you sing, how do you sing,' I say Listen, I'm a drowning man and this is my rope. I'm not thinking about nothing except holding onto this rope." ~ Krishna Das