List of a Thousand Names For Shiva
To better understand what that means, it helps to understand the following points:
- 108 is considered a sacred number in Hinduism and yoga. For example traditional prayer beads have 108 beads.
- Shiva is one of the most important Gods in Hinduism.
- The Shiva Purana is an important Hindu text, that like other sacred texts, lists a bunch of names in one section.
- There are 1008 names listed, but 108 (not including Shiva) are said to be the most well known of those.
- This list of names is called “Shiva Sahasranama” and it is a “list of a thousand names” of Shiva.
List of the Names of Shiva
Instead of printing the full list here, let’s just list off some places where you can get the full list.
- Full list of names of Shiva from the actual text (translated to English).
- List of 1008 names of Shiva and their meanings.
- List of 108 names of Shiva and their meanings.
And finally, here is that information set to music.
1008 Names of Lord Shiva By Anuradha Paudwal Full Audio Song juke Box I Shivsastra Namavali.