Mahadeva Shiva Shambho Mantra - Lyrics, Meaning, Benefits, Download

Learn everything about this Shiva mantra that is known to absolve you of your past sins

The Mahadeva Shiva Shambho mantra is an ancient chant that invokes the merciful Shiva. The mantra is an intense prayer asking for forgiveness from past mistakes and sins.

Chanting this mantra helps you to absolve yourself of past sins, helps you start afresh, and gives you the courage to overcome obstacles.

Through this mantra, the chanter and the listener seek to destroy past regressions that might hinder future prospects for success.

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History of the mantra

The Mahadeva Shiva Shambho Mantra is also known as the Kara Charana Kritam mantra. It is the 14th shloka of Adi Shankara's Shiva Aparadha Kshamapana stotram.

The meaning of this stotram literally translates to seeking forgiveness from past ill deeds. 

The mantra was traditionally practiced by Shiva disciples as a daily prayer. They would chant it for hours in deep penance.

Devotees would hold a Rudraksha mala to count the number of repetitions of this prayer.

Lyrics of the Mantra

Kara charana kritam vaak, kaaya jam, karma jam vaa
Shravana nayana jam vaa, maanasam vaa aparaadhama

Vihitam avihitam vaa, sarvam etat kshmasva
Shiva shiva karunaabdhe, shri maha deva shambho

Meaning of the Mantra

Verse 1:
Kara charana kritam vaak, kaaya jam, karma jam vaa
Shravana nayana jam vaa, maanasam vaa aparaadhama
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Meaning :

Whatever sins were committed by my actions or works. Whatever sins I performed with my hands, or my feet, or my speech, or body.
Whatever sins were committed by my ears and eyes, or by my mind and thoughts within.

Verse 2:
Vihitam avihitam vaa, sarvam etat kshmasva
Shiva shiva karunaabdhe, shri maha deva shambho
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Meaning :

Whatever sins were committed while performing holy rituals, or by self-judgment, or even by mere habit, knowing or unknowingly, please forgive them all.
O Sri Mahadeva Shiva Shambho, I surrender to you. You are the eternal ocean of compassion.

Benefits of listening to Mahadeva Shiva Shambho Mantra

The mantra Mantra Shiva Shambho holds several benefits for the mind of both the chanter and listener.

Listening to this powerful healing mantra along with meditation helps you in the following ways.

Benefit 1 - Clears stress & anxiety
It helps the mind feel instantly calm in a situation of emotional stress or anxiety

Benefit 2 - Get closure of the past
It helps you find closure with your past

Benefit 3 - Remove limiting beliefs
It guides the mind to cleanse out old limiting beliefs and resistance within the mind

Benefit 4 - Strengthens your intention
It strengthens our intention for success, granting us patience, control, fearless and divine clarity

These are the 4 core benefits of this Shiva mantra. It is also known to improve your finances.

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