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Shivaya namaha, Shivaya namah Om

Devanagari script:

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