Mantra lyrics in Sanskrit:
Jaya Siva Shankara Bom Bom Hara Hara
Hara Hara Hara Hara Hara Mahadeva.
Mantra translation in English:
„Victory to the Auspcious One, the Destroyer of Doubt,
Hail to the Remover of Evil, the Great God.”
Jaya Shiva Shankara mantra meaning:
- Jaya means victory;
- Siva means The Auspicious One or The Benign One;
- Shankara means The Destroyer of Obstacles or The Destroyer of Doubt;
- Bom means Hail to;
- Hara means The Remover of Evil;
- Mahadeva means The Great God.
This is a mantra for the devotion of Shiva.
Lord Shiva is popularly known as Shankara. Shiva, also known as Mahadeva (or Great God), is one of the 3 major deities of Hinduism. Shiva is distinct from Brahma and Vishnu yet one with them. He is Anant, one who is neither found dead nor found born.
He is the Greatest of the Gods within Shaivism (Hindu sect), one of the 3 most influential denominations in contemporary Hinduism. He is one of the 5 primary forms of God in the Smarta Tradition (Brahmins), and „the Transformer” or „the Destroyer”.
At the ultimate level, Shiva is regarded as limitless, formless. unchanging and transcendent. Shiva also has many fearsome and benevolent forms.
In benevolent aspects, He is described as an omniscient Yogi who lives an ascetic life on Mount Kailash (in Tibet), as well as a householder with wife Parvati and his 2 children, Kartikeya and Ganesha, and in fierce aspects, Lord Shiva is often described slaying demons. Lord Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of arts and yoga.
The main iconographical attributes of Shiva are the 3rd eye on his forehead, the adorning crescent moon, the holy river Ganga flowing from his matted hair, the snake Vasuki around his neck, the trishula as his weapon and the damaru as his musical instrument.
Lord Shiva is frequently worshiped in the form of Lingam (aniconic representation). The worship of Shiva is a pan-Hindu tradition, practiced extensively across all of Nepal, India and Sri Lanka.