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Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambo, Shiva Shiva Shiva Shambo.
Mahadeva Shambo, Mahadeva Shambo.

Devanagari script:

शिव शिव शिव शम्भो | शिव शिव शिव शम्भो ||
महादेव शम्भो | महादेव शम्भो ||


shiva shiva shiva shambho, shiva shiva shiva shambho.
mahādeva shambho, mahādeva shambho.



shiva: Shiva is "The Auspicious One," the Supreme God, the Destroyer and Transformer, the Lord of the cosmic dance of all creation and destruction.

shambho: A name for Shiva as Shambhu, the simple one, the ascetic.

mahādeva: Great ("mahā") God ("deva"), a name often used for Shiva.

"Other popular names associated with Shiva are Mahadev (Great God), Mahesh, Maheshwar, Shankar, Shambhu, Rudra, Har, Trilochan, Devendra (Lord of the gods) and Trilokinath (Lord of the three realms)."  ~ wikipedia

"...the most important thing is that they should know that they're singing to this loving presence that is always present, within and without, called by all these names. These are all names of God, these are all names of that place."  ~ Krishna Das