SHIVA AARTI

OM JAI SHIVA OMKAARAA, PRABHU HARA SHIVA OMKAARAA
BRAHMAA VISHNU SADAASHIVA, ARDDHAANGII DHAARAA; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA.

Victory to Shiva the benevolent Om, the remover of miseries. You are Brahma, Vishnu and the eternal Shiva.

EKAANANA CHATURAANANA PANCHANANA RAAJE
HANSAANANA GARURAASANA, VRISHVAAHANA SAAJE; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA.

You shine with one face, four faces and five faces. You are seated on the swan, the eagle and on the seat of the universe.

DO BHUJA, CHAARU CHATURBHUJA DASHABHUJATE SOHE
TIINON RUUPA NIRAKHATA, TRIBHUVANA MANA MOHE; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA.

You sleep with two arms, four arms and ten arms. You are seen in the three forms, oh master of the three worlds.

YAKSHAMAALA VANAMAALA MUNDAMAALA DHAARII
CHANDANA MRIGAMADA CHANDA, BHOLE SUBHUKAARI; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA.

You wear a garland of 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.

SHVETAAMBARA PIITAAMBARA BAAGHAMBARA ANGE
BRAHMAADIKA SANAKAADIKA, BHOOTAADIKA SANGE; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA..

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.

KARA MADHYECHA KAMANDALA CHATRA TRISHUULA DHARTA
JAGAKAARTA JAGAHAARTA, JAGAPAALANA KAARTA; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA..

You hold a kamandalu (the mendicantís 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.

BRAHMAA VISHNU SADAASHIVA JAANATA AVIVEKAA
PRANAVA AKSHARA KE MADHYE, YE TINOH EKAA; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA..

Those lacking in discrimination think of you as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. But the three are encompassed in the pranava syllable Om

TRIGUNA SWAAMI JI KI AARATI JO KOI JANA GAVE
KAHATA SHIVAANANDA SWAAMI, MANA VAANCHITA PHALA PAAVE; OM JAI SHIV OMKAARAA..

Swami Shivananda says those who sing the aarti of the great Shiva will see their desires fulfilled in this life.