Mahashivratri Arti


There are several devotees of Lord Shiva and Maha Shivratri is a specific day that is dedicated in honor of Lord Shiva. People fast on the day of Maha Shivratri and give bath to Shiva lingam with milk, water, fruits, honey and bael leaves. While giving a bath to Shiva lingam people also recite MahaShivratri Songs aarti in order to remember Lord Shiva. The Lyrics of Shiv aarti are given below:

Om jai shiv omkara, prabhu jai shiv omkara
Brahma Vishnu sada shiv, ardhangii dhara
Om jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: Glory to you, O Shiva! Glory to you, O Omkaara! May Brahma, Vishnu and the assembly of other gods, including the great LordShiva, relieve me of my afflictions!

Ekanana chaturanan panchanan raje
Hansanan, garuraasan vrishvahan saje
Om hara hara Mahaadevaa......

Meaning: Being the Absolute, True being, Consciousness and Bliss, you play the roles of all the three Gods - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. As Vishnu, you have but one face, as Brahma four and as Shiva five. They gladden the sight of all who behold them. As Brahma you prefer the back of the swan for your seat, as Vishnu you like to ensconce yourself on the back of Garuda (A large mythological eagle - like bird believed to be the vehicle of Lord Vishnu) and as Shiva you make the sacred bull your conveyance; all these stand ready. O Great Lord, pray rid me of my afflictions!

Do bhuja, chaar chaturbhuja dashabhuja ati sohe
Tiinon roop nirakhate tribhuvan jan mohe
Om jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: As Brahma, you possess two arms, as Vishnu four and as Shiva (Dashabaahu) ten, all of which look matchlessly lovely. No sooner do the inhabitants of the three spheres behold you than they are all enchanted. O great Lord Omkaara, pray rid me of my afflictions.

Aksamala vanamala mundamala dhari
Chandana mrigamad sohai bhaale shashidhaari
Jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: You are, O great Lord Omkaara, wearing a garlandof Rudraaksha, another of forest flowers the third of skulls; your forehead, glistening in the moonlight which it holds, is smeared with sandal-paste and musk. Pray rid me of my afflictions.

Shvetambara piitambara baaghambara ange
Brahmadhik sanakaadhik pretaadhik sange
Om jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: O great Lord Omkaara, your body is attired in white and yellow silken clothes and in tiger skin, while in your company are troops of goblins, gods like Brahma and divine seers like Sanaka. Pray rid me of my afflictions.

Kara madhye kamandalu au trishul dhari
Jagkarta jagharta jagapalan karta
Jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: O great Lord Omkaara, you hold akamandalu (the mendicants water-jar) in one of your hands and in another a trident; you bring joy to all, destroy all distress and sustain the whole world. May you rid me of all my afflictions!

Brahma Vishnu sadashiva janata aviveka
Pranavaksar ke madhaya tinonh eka
Om jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: The ignorant (unwise and stupid) know Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva as three individual gods, but they are all indistinguishably fused into a single mystic syllable ĎOMí. Pray rid me of my afflictions.

Trigun swami ki aarti jo koi nar gave
Kahata shivananda swami mana vanchita phala pave
Jai shiv omkara...

Meaning: Says Swami Shivananda, He who recites this Arti to the Lord of the three gunas-sattva, rajas and tamas - attains fulfillment of his heartís desire‚ÄĚ. O great Lord Omkaara, may you rid me of my afflictions.

So recite the above Shiv aarti this Maha Shivratri and remember Lord Shiva.