Lingashtakam Lyrics

what is Lingashtakam ?

"Lingashtakam" is a Sanskrit devotional hymn dedicated to Lord Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism. It consists of eight stanzas, or verses, and is often chanted or recited by devotees as part of their worship and meditation. The term "Lingashtakam" can be broken down as follows:

  • "Linga" refers to the lingam, a symbol of Lord Shiva. The lingam is often made of stone or metal and represents the formless aspect of Shiva, symbolizing his transcendent and abstract nature.
  • "Ashtakam" means eight. Therefore, "Lingashtakam" signifies a composition of eight verses or stanzas.

Each verse of the Lingashtakam hymn typically praises various aspects of Lord Shiva, his attributes, and the significance of the lingam as a representation of the divine. It is a powerful and melodious composition that expresses devotion and reverence towards Lord Shiva and is commonly recited during Shiva worship and religious ceremonies.

Devotees believe that reciting Lingashtakam with devotion can bring spiritual blessings and inner peace. It is an integral part of the worship and devotion associated with Lord Shiva in Hinduism.

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