Ten Thousand Names of Shiva,Shiva Dasa Sahasranama


Shiva means auspiciousness,

The Sanskrit word “Śiva” (Devanagari: शिव, transliterated as Shiva or Siva) means, states Monier Williams, “auspicious, propitious, gracious, benign, kind, benevolent, friendly”.The roots of Śiva in folk etymology is “śī” which means “in whom all things lie, pervasiveness” and vawhich means “embodiment of grace”.

The word Shiva is used as an adjective in the Rig Veda, as an epithet for several Rigvedic deities, including Rudra. The term Shiva also connotes “liberation, final emancipation” and “the auspicious one”, this adjective sense of usage is addressed to many deities in Vedic layers of literature. The term evolved from the Vedic Rudra-Shiva to the noun Shiva in the Epics and the Puranas, as an auspicious deity who is the “creator, reproducer and dissolver”.

Shiva In Thiruvannamalai.

Sharma presents another etymology with the Sanskrit root śarv, which means “to injure” or “to kill”, interprets the name to connote “one who can kill the forces of darkness”.

The Sanskrit word śaiva means “relating to the god Shiva”, and this term is the Sanskrit name both for one of the principal sects of Hinduism and for a member of that sect. It is used as an adjective to characterize certain beliefs and practices, such as Shaivism.

Some authors associate the name with the Tamil word śivappu meaning “red”, noting that Shiva is linked to the Sun (śivan, “the Red one”, in Tamil) and that Rudra is also called Babhru (brown, or red) in the Rigveda. The Vishnu sahasranama interprets Shiva to have multiple meanings: “The Pure One”, and “the One who is not affected by three Guṇas of Prakṛti (Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas)”.

Shiva is not directly mentioned in the Vedas ,nor are there any hymns addressed directly to Him.

Shiva is mentioned in Sri Rudram   and is kept as a secret in the Rudram.

Please my article on this and more posts on Shiva  .

Though the Upanishads define the Reality Brahman as Nirguna,. without attributes/beyond attributes, the Vedas also sanction the worship of reality with forms, called Saguna Upasna.

Many Devatas are worshiped by,

Ashtotra,108 names,

Trisati,300 names and

Sahasranama,1000 names.

Rudra,like other Gods,has Trisati too.

What is surprising is that Shiva has Eight different sahasranamas(mentioned in the Anusashan parva of the Mahabharata)

And Shiva has a Dasa Sahasranama  as well! ( Dasa ,hundred:Sahasra,1000;dasa sahasra is 10,000)

It is very rare to come by.

Sahasranama are medieval Indian texts that list a thousand names derived from aspects and epithets of a deity. There are at least eight different versions of the Shiva Sahasranama, devotional hymns (stotras) listing many names of Shiva. The version appearing in Book 13 (Anuśāsanaparvan) of the Mahabharata provides one such list.Shiva also has Dasha-Sahasranamas (10,000 names) that are found in the Mahanyasa. The Shri Rudram Chamakam, also known as the Śatarudriya, is a devotional hymn to Shiva hailing him by many names.

Here is the Shiva dasa sahasra Nama.

 adhivaktA -Speaks in favour of devotees
      agriyaH -Foremost, Earliest
      ailabRidah -Feeder
      Akrandayat -One Who makes cry
      AlAdyaH -Giver of effect of the deeds
      aMbikaanaatha -the Lord of the (mother) Goddess
      AmIvatkebhyaH -Moving everywhere
      andhakaasurasUdana -Destroyer of andhakAsura
      andhasaspadiH -Food provider to devotees
      AnirhatebhyaH -Destroyer of sins
      aniishvara -the One having no superior
      anagha -the Flawless
      ashhTamuurti -the Eight formed
      anekaatman -the Soul of many, the Multiply present
      ahirbudhnya digaMbara -the Sky cladded
      ajaaya -the Unconquerable
      aparAjah -Defeatless
      apavargaprada -the Giver of fulfilment
      ApadsahAy -Helper in distress
      ananta -the Endless
      annapati -Lord of food materials
      aruNamUrti -the One in rising sun like form
      ahantya -Untorturable
      AtatAvin -With the string tied (ready) bow
      AtAryaH -Introducer to life
      auShdhIpati -the Lord of medicines/herbs
      avAryaH -Prayed by bonded people (in worldly life)
      avyaya -the Unmeasurable
      avyakta -the Non-manifest, Imperceptible
      avyagra -the Undistracted
      AvyAdinI pati -the Lord of removers of enemies
      auShadesh
      aghora
      aMbikApati
      avinAshi
      akshaya
      amala
      arkanayana
      Amravaneshvar
      AraNya sundar
      AdimUrti
      agniishvar
      AtmanAth
      amRitakalAnAth
      ApatsahAyam
      akshayalingesh
      avinAshi
      amRutagaTesh
      ardhanAriishvar
      aruNAchaleshwar
      abhiShekasundaram
      Adiratnesh
      airAvatesh
      amRitagaTesh
      akileshvar
      airAvathanAth
      agniishvar
      aghastiishvar
      B

      bhavaH -the Source
      bhiimaH -the Strong
      bhaktavatsala -the Compassionate One towards the devotee
      bhasmoddhuulita vigraha -the One appearing smeared in Ash
      bhujaN^gabhuushhaNa -the Snake ornated
      bharga giridhanva -the Mount bow-ed
      bhuutapati -the Head of elements
      bhagava -the God
      bhaganetrabhide -the Remover of the eye of bhaga
      bhiShak -the Doctor
      bhagavaH -God
      babhlushaH -Seated over the bull
      babhrurUpaH -the Golden one
      bhuvantiH -Philanthrophic
      bhava -the Source
      bhIma -Strong
      bhUteshvaraH -the God of elements(matter)
      bhUtanathaH -the Lord of elements
      balaH -the Strength
      bhavodbhava -the Source of the source
      bhuvanAAviveshaH -Penetrated in the world
      balavikaraNa
      balapramatana
      bhImasha.nkar
      bhUtanAth
      brahmapuriish
      bhagavAn
      bilvavaneshvar
      bhRihatiishvar
      bilvavanesh


      C

      chaaruvikrama -the Esteemed (beloved) Hero
      chandramauLi -the Moon crowned
      chandrashekara -the Refuge of moon
      chitrasabhApati
      chitsabhesh -the Chief of the hall of heart
      (Name of Lord at chidambam)
      chitambarnAth -(Name of Lord at chidambam)
      chitambaresh -(Name of Lord at chidambam)
      chAyavanesh


      D

      durdharshha -the Inviolable
      deva -deva, Divine, the Basic element (of world)
      daridra -(Appearing in the form of) poor
      devaH -Divine
      daxaadhvarahara -the Remover of daxa's sacrificial rite
      dishAmpati -Lord of directions
      devesh -the God of divines
      devadeva
      devagurunAth
      darbhAraNyesh
      dhayApar


      G

      gaNgaadhara -the Wearer of gaNga
      gaNanaatha -the Lord of organised group
      giriisha -the Lord of mounts
      girisha -the Lord on the mount
      gaNapati -the Lord of well organised groups (troops)
      giripriya -the Liker of mounts
      girisha.ntaH -Taken abode in the Mount (kailash)
      giritraH -Residing on the Mount
      gartasadaH -Resident of the lotus of the heart
      giricharaH -Walks over the mounts
      gaurIsh
      ganesh
      gR^idhapurIshwar
      gaNAdipa
      gaura
      gusumesh
      gaNakarta
      guNAkar
      gambhIraghosha
      guhAvAsi
      gabhasti
      gajAri
      gajasamhAri
      gajAntaka
      gajAnanAugraha
      gajAnanapriya
      gaNapatiishvar
      guNAGYa
      girijApati
      girijAnAth
      girijesh
      girIndra
      guhapriya
      gaNasevya
      girisamshraya
      gajacharmAmbara
      ghRishNeshvar
      gokarNeshwar
      gaurIvallabh


      H

      hiraNyaretas -the Golden viriled
      haraye -the Reddish-brown One
      hara -the Remover
      hiraNyabAhu -Golden shouldered
      harikesha -the Brown haired, the Green (leaves) haired
      hantr -Destroyer
      hiraNayavarNa
      hiraNyarUpa
      hiraNyapati


      I

      iishaanaH -the Master, Owner, Supreme
      iShudhimati -With the quiver
      iShumati -With arrows

      J

      jaTaadhara -the Matted haired
      jagadvyaapin -the Omnipresent in the world
      jagad.hguru -the Guide of the world
      jagatpati -the Lord of the world
      jambukeshvar
      jagatiishvar


      K

      kapardin -the Long (matted) haired
      khaTvaangi -the One with axe
      kapaali -the one adorned with skull
      kaamaari -the Enemy of (devA of) lust
      kaalakaala -the Death to death (the Time to deva of time)
      kRipaanidhi -the Grace wealth
      kailaashavaasi -the Resident of kailaash
      kavachin -the Armoured
      kaThora -the Firm, Hard
      kRittivaasa -the Tiger skin cladded
      khaNDaparashu -the sharp Axed
      kapardinaH -With long (matted) hair
      kAlAgnirudra -the rudra Who after the specified period
      terminates things with an agni
      kirikebhyaH -In the forms that showers wealth to devotees
      kRittimvasAnaH -Cladded in tiger skin
      kAmAri -the Enemy of lust
      kapAli -Adorned with skull
      kuNYchitapAdam -Raised Foot
      kanaka sabhapati -the Head of the golden hallx
      kalyANa sundar -Beautiful Groom/ Auspicious & Charmful
      kalavikaraNa
      kedhAreshvar
      kundaLnAth
      kAlasamhAri
      karkkaTesh
      koThiishvar
      kumbesh
      kokilesh
      kAlasamhAramUrti
      kALakaNThesh
      kAyArohaNesh
      koNeshvar
      kAshyAraNya
      kalpakanAth
      koNeshvar
      ketiishvar
      kaTambavanasundram
      kanakasabhApati


      L

      lalaaTaaksha -the Forehead eyed
      lalATanayana


      M

      mahaadeva -the Great deva, the Highly divine,
      the Great Basic element
      mahat -the Great
      maheshvara -the Great God
      mayobhavaH -the Source of (liberated) bliss
      mayaskara -the Liberator
      mRigapaaNi -the Animal (Deer) handed
      mRityu.njaya -the One who conquered the death
      mahaasenajanaka -the One gave birth to the great commandor
      (mahaa sena - subraHmanya)
      mRiDa -the One who makes joyful
      mRiDaH -Kindler of happiness
      mIDhuShaH -Philanthrophic giver of requested boons
      mIDhuShTamaH -Kindles the love (desire) for Him
      mahAdeva -the Great divine
      mRityu~njaya -Won the death (Immortal)
      manmatAri -the Enemy of cupid(lust)
      mRigapAni -One holding the animal(deer)
      maheshvaraH -the Great God
      ma~njunAth -the Lovely Lord
      mahAlakshmiish -Name of Lord at thiruninRiyUr
      manonmana
      mallikArjuna
      mahAkAleshvar
      mAtRibhUtesh
      mANikya varada
      maragatAchaleshvar
      mahAlingam
      mAyUranAth
      ma~NgaLnAth
      maNDaleshvar
      mantrapuriish
      miinAkshisundram
      mANikyavarada
      mahAbaleshwar
      mallikArjun

      N

      niilalohita -the Blue-Red One
      nIlagrIvaH -the Black throated
      nIlakaNTha -Black throated
      nivyAdin -Remover of enemies
      niSha~NgiNaH -With sword
      naTarAja -the King of dance
      naTesh -the Lord of dance
      nAgeshvar
      nandi
      nayanatraya
      nirmal
      nIlakNTha
      niilakaNTh
      nIlakaNTheshvar
      nityasundar
      navaniitanAth
      nandIshvar
      niilAchalesh


      O

      oMkAreshvar

      P

      parameshvara -the Supreme God
      pashupatiH -the Lord of creatures
      pinaaki -the One with pinaaka bow
      parashuhasta -the Axe handed
      paramaatman -the Supreme soul
      panchavaktra -the Five faced
      prajaapati -the President of the people(citizens)
      puraaraataye -the Enemy of puras (tripura)
      pramathaadhipa -the Lord of pramatha gaNas
      (attendants/ soldiers of Lord shiva)
      paashavimochaka -the Liberator of bonds
      pashupati -the Lord of creatures (souls)
      puushhadantabhide -the Breaker of sun's tooth
      prathamodevaH -the Prime divine
      pashupati -Lord of creatures/lives/ souls
      pathInAmpati -the Lord of the ways
      prathama -Prime
      pAryaH -Praised by liberated people
      prataraNaH -the Uplifter
      pulasthiH -Forthcoming to protect devotees
      puShTivardhanaH -Grower of nourishment
      prabhuH -the Lord
      puraripuH -the Enemy of city(daemon)
      pinAki -(Holding the) pinAka (bow)
      parashupAni -One holding the axe
      pashupati
      paNYchakRitya
      pArvatIvallabh
      parApara
      paramAnand
      pataNYchaliish
      pashupati nAth
      purANesh
      pa~nchavarNeshvar
      pashupatinaath
      pArvatiish
      pata~nchalimanohar
      palAshavanesh
      pAtALanAth


      R

      rudraH -the remover of suffering, formidable
      rohitaH -the Red one
      RiShabhadvaja -With the flag of bull (justice)
      rAmalingaM
      rAmeshvar
      ravinayana
      ratnagiriishvar
      rAmanAth
      ratnagiriishvar
      rAmeshvar
      rajatasabhApati
      ratnasabhApati


      S

      shiva -the Auspicious, the Perfect
      sharvaH -the Remover of sins
      shaMbhu -the source of auspiciousnous
      shashishekhara -Adorned with Moon
      shankara -the Doer of good
      shuulapaaNi -the One with trident
      shipivishhTa -the One encircled in luminance
      shriikaNTha -the Splendid throated
      shitikaNTha -the White throated
      shivaapriya -the Lover of shivai (shakti)
      saamapriya -Pleased with saama (veda)
      svaramaya -Musicful (Full of sound)
      sarvaGYa -Omniscient
      somasuuryaagnilocha na -moon, sun and fire eyed
      soma -the One with uma (Also refers to moon)
      sadaashiva -the Eternal Shiva (auspicious)
      suuxmatanu -the Cryptic formed
      sthaaNu -the Stable, Firm
      saatvika -the Virtuous
      shuddavigraha -the Pure Formed, the Clear appearing
      shaashvata -the Permanent
      sahasraaksha -the Thousands of eyed
      sahasrapade -the Thousands worded (named)/staged/ footed
      sahasrAxaH -thousands of eyed
      shateShudhaH -With hundreds of quiver
      sarveshvara -Lord of everything
      sadAshiva -Always perfect/auspicious
      saspi~njaraH -Wheatish like a tender straw
      sthapati -Staying well (in all things) and protecting
      stenAnAmpati -the Chief of thieves
      sabhApati -the Chief of the court
      sharva -the Destoryer (of sin)
      shitikaNTha -the White throated
      shipiviShTa -the Radiant
      soma -Accompanied by uma
      sha~NgaH -Activator of goodness
      shambhavaH -the Source of goodness
      shivaH -the Auspicious, the Perfect
      shivatara -Transforms (people/things) to
      Perfection/Auspicio usness
      sRikAvantaH -With sharp weapons
      sugandhin -Nice odoured
      stiraH -the Stable
      shivatama -One in Auspicious/perfect form
      smarAri -the Enemy of cupid(lust)
      shreShTa -the Good/Ideal
      smarAntakaH -the Terminator of cupid(lust)
      sarvabhUtadamana -Pervading all matter
      somanAth -the Lord of moon
      sabhApati -the Chief of the learnt
      (Name of Lord at chidambam)
      shivayoga tyAgesh
      sundaresh
      svetAraNyesh
      sadyojAta
      somanayana
      swarNapuriish
      swayambhunAth
      saptagiriish
      sAkshinAth
      shabdapuriish
      shivaloka nAth
      satya vAkiishvar
      saundaesh
      someshwar
      shanpakAraNyesh
      sakalabhuvaneshvar
      shivAnand
      siddanAth
      satguNanAth
      saundaranAth
      sAkshinAth
      sarpapuriish
      sundareshvar
      somasundram
      sangameshwar
      shiShTagurunAth


      T

      tAra -In the form of praNavam
      tavas -Austerous
      taaraka -the Protector
      tripurAri -the Enemy of tripurAsuras( three city
      daemons)
      tripuraharaH -the Remover of three cities(daemons)
      tyAgarAja -the King of sacrifices
      tyAgesh -the Lord of sacrifices
      trinetra -Three eyed
      tIrtha -In holy waters
      tryambaka -the Three eyed
      tripurAntaka -the Terminator of three cities
      trikAgnikAla -the Time (destiny) for three fires
      tAmramUrti -the One in copperlike form
      taskarANAmpati -Chief of robbers
      tviShImAn -Shining
      trayiimuurti -the Trinity
      trilokesha -the God of three worlds
      tAmrasabhApati
      trinayana


      U

      umAmaheshvaraH -the Great God with umA
      ugraH -the Fierce
      ugra -Fierce
      upaviitin -the Thread wearing
      uttaraNaH -the Rescuer
      upahatnumugraH -Fierce in destruction
      umAmahesh
      umApati
      Urdva tANDava
      uttaravediishvar
      umAvallabh

      V

      vaamadeva -the Charming Divine
      viruupaaksha -the Strange formed and eyed
      vishvAAviveshaH -Penetrated in the universe
      vishvabheShajaH -the Medicine for the universe / all
      sufferings
      viShNu -Omnipresent
      vRishadvaja -With the flag of bull (justice)
      vRiShArUDha -Riding the bull
      virUpa -In strange (special/unique) form
      vikirida -Showerer of wealth, Strange deedful
      vishvanathaH -the Lord of the world
      vixINakaH -Indiminishing
      vichinvatkaH -Bestower of wanted boons
      vArivaskRitaH -the Grace showering
      vishveshvara -Lord of the universe
      vilohitaH -the Admirable (Strange) red in color
      vishveshvara -the God of the world
      viirabhadra -Rich in valour
      vyomakesha -the Widespread (in space) haired
      vishhNuvallabha -Beloved by viShNu
      vR^ishhaa.nkaa -the One on the bull
      vR^ishhabhaaruuDha -the Bull mounting
      varavRidda
      vaTamUlaka
      vanmIkanAth
      vardhamAneshvar
      vedAraNyesh
      vedagiriish
      vedanAyak
      vENuvananAth
      vikirteshvar
      vedapuriish
      vaidyanAth
      vijayanAth
      vyAghrapuriish
      vajrasthambesh
      vedagIta
      visheshvar
      vibhuH


      X

      xayadvIraH -Victorious over enemies
      xetrapati -Lord of the body


      Y

      yaGYamaya -Complete in spiritual rites
      yuvAnaH -Youthful
      yaGYAri
      yogAnanda

      Om Sai Ram

Kindly check and inputs,corrections welcome.

An excellent site for rare information is provided in the Link below.

Source of the Dasa sahasranama  quoted here in Public interest with no commercial interest .

https://www.mail-archive.com/saimsg@googlegroups.com/msg03228.html

Reference and citation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva#Etymology_and_other_nameshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shiva#Etymology_and_other_names

2 thoughts on “Ten Thousand Names of Shiva,Shiva Dasa Sahasranama

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    From:”Ramani’s blog” Date:Thu, 24 Nov, 2016 at 10:57 Subject:[New post] Ten Thousand Names of Shiva,Shiva Dasa Sahasranama

    ramanan50 posted: “Shiva means auspiciousness, ‘ The Sanskrit word “Śiva” (Devanagari: शिव, transliterated as Shiva or Siva) means, states Monier Williams, “auspicious, propitious, gracious, benign, kind, benevolent, friendly”.The roots of Śiva in folk etymology is “śī” wh”

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