Shiva Tandava Stotra (ि◌शवता¯डव¯तो¬म् ) is a hymn of praise in the Hindu tradition that

describes Shiva's power and beauty. It was sung by the demon-king Ravana. Both the fourth
and fifth quatrains of this hymn conclude with lists of Shiva's epithets as destroyer, even the
destroyer of death itself. Alliteration and onomatopoeia create roiling waves of resounding
beauty in this example of Hindu devotional poetry.
In the final quatrain of the poem, after tiring of rampaging across the Earth, Ravana asks,
"When will I be happy?" Because of the intensity of his prayers and ascetic meditation, of
which this hymn was an example, Ravana received from Shiva the boon of indestructibility
by all powers on heaven and earth — except by a human being. Disdaining the seeming
weakness of humans, Ravana abducted the wife of Rama, Lord Vishnu incarnate. India's
great epic, the Ramayana, tells the story of this abduction and of the battle between Lord
Rama and Ravana which shook the universe.
It is said that when he tired of rampaging across the earth, Ravana returned to Lord Shiva to
request moksha, release from the bondage of endless rebirth. Shiva replied that he had
granted Ravana the boon of indestructibility, and that Ravana must instead seek moksha from
Lord Vishnu. In this version of Ravana's story, his battle with Rama can be interpreted as a
pretext to attain death, and through death, liberation. Ravana's poignant cry in the final
quatrain of poetry — "When will I be happy?" is echoed by modern man in his quest for
earthly fulfillment and ultimate liberation from its bondage.
A compelling and complex personality, Ravana is for many Hindus a legendary hero, a
scholar of immense intelligence and the devoted husband of one of India's traditional five
perfect women, Mandodari. Exploring the modern psychological aspects of this story,
choreographer Janaki Patrik links Ravana's passionate devotion to Lord Shiva to his fatal
flaw — passionate attraction to Rama's wife Sita. Attraction was as pure as a love of mother
and child.
Ravana's great-grandfather was Brahma (God of Ultimate Knowledge). He had advanced
knowledge of mathematics, science and Ayurveda. He was obsessed with his powers and was
egoistic, and to display and prove his powers he was about to move Mount Kailash (the
abode of Shiva who was his ancestor god). He managed to lift the mountain but Shiva
immediately placed it back crushing Ravana's fingers in the process. That is when Ravana
sings "Tandav Stotra" and he was spared and blessed with invulnerability against all beings
of heaven and earth except humans.






I II II I धराधरे ¯¯नन्ि◌दनीि◌वलासब¯धुब¯धुर धराधरे ¯¯नन्ि◌दनीि◌वलासब¯धुब¯धुर
K Ki in ng g o of f m mo ou un nt ta ai in ns s- -d da au ug gh ht te er r- -s sp po or rt ti iv ve e- -k ki it th h- -b be ea au ut ti if fu ul l- -
¯फु रद् ि◌दग¯तसि¯ततuमोदमानमानसे ¯फु रद् ि◌दग¯तसि¯ततuमोदमानमानसे | |
g gl lo or ri io ou us s- -h ho or ri iz zo on n- -a al ll l l li iv vi in ng g b be ei in ng gs s- -r re ej jo oi ic ci in ng g- -m mi in nd d
कृ पाकटा¬धोरणीि◌न¯¯दु धरािपद कृ पाकटा¬धोरणीि◌न¯¯दु धरािपद
c co om mp pa as ss si io on n- -l lo oo ok k- -c co on nt ti in nu uo ou us s f fl lo ow w- -o ob bs st tr ru uc ct te ed d- -h ha ar rd ds sh hi ip ps s
Í1चद् ि◌दग¯बरे Í1चद् ि◌दग¯बरे मनो मनो ि◌वनोदमे तु ि◌वनोदमे तु व¯तुि◌न व¯तुि◌न | || |३ ३| || |
s so om me e t ti im me e- -i in n t th he e o om mn ni ip pr re es se en nt t- -m mi in nd d- -p pl le ea as su ur re e- -m ma ay y s se ee ek k- -i in n
a a t th hi in ng g
I II I जटाकटाहसं¬म¬मन्ि◌िनलि¯पनझरी जटाकटाहसं¬म¬मन्ि◌िनलि¯पनझरी- -
m ma at tt te ed d h ha ai ir r- -a a w we el ll l- -a ag gi it ta at ti io on n- -m mo ov vi in ng g- -c ce el le es st ti ia al l r ri iv ve er r
- - ि◌वलोलवीि◌चव¯लरीि◌वरा ि◌वलोलवीि◌चव¯लरीि◌वराजमानमूÍधन जमानमूÍधन | |
a ag gi it ta at ti in ng g- -w wa av ve es s- -r ro ow ws s- -g gl lo or ri if fi ie ed d- -h he ea ad d
धग¯ग¯ग=वल¯ललाटपIपावके धग¯ग¯ग=वल¯ललाटपIपावके
D Dh ha ag ga ad d- -d dh ha ag ga ad d- -d dh ha ag ga at t- -f fl la am mi in ng g- -f fo or re eh he ea ad d- -f fl la at t a ar re ea a- -f fi ir re e
ि◌कशोरच¯¯शेखरे ि◌कशोरच¯¯शेखरे Íरतः Íरतः िuत¬णं िuत¬णं म मम म | || |२ २| || |
b ba ab by y- -m mo oo on n- -c cr re es st t j je ew we el l- -l lo ov ve e- -e ev ve er ry y m mo om me en nt t- -f fo or r m me e
I जटाटवीगल=लuवाहपाि◌वत¯थले जटाटवीगल=लuवाहपाि◌वत¯थले
m ma at tt te ed d h ha ai ir r- -t th hi ic ck k a as s f fo or re es st t- -w wa at te er r- -f fl lo ow w- -c co on ns se ec cr ra at te ed d- -a ar re ea a
गलेऽवल¯¯य गलेऽवल¯¯य लम्ि◌बतां लम्ि◌बतां भुज¯गतु ¯गमाि◌लकाम् भुज¯गतु ¯गमाि◌लकाम् | |
i in n t th he e t th hr ro oa at t- -s st tu uc ck k- -h ha an ng gi in ng g- -s sn na ak ke e- -l lo of ft ty y- -g ga ar rl la an nd d
डम"म"म"मन्ि◌ननादव"मवयं डम"म"म"मन्ि◌ननादव"मवयं
d da am ma ad d- -d da am ma ad d- -d da am ma ad d- -d da am ma ad d- -h ha av vi in ng g s so ou un nd d- -d dr ru um m- -t th hi is s
चकार चकार च¯¯ता¯डवं च¯¯ता¯डवं तनोतु तनोतु नः नः ि◌शवः ि◌शवः ि◌शवम् ि◌शवम् | || |१ १| || |
d di id d- -f fi ie er rc ce e- -T Ta an nd da av va a- -m ma ay y h he e s sh ho ow we er r- -o on n u us s- -S Si iv va a- -
a au us sp pi ic ci io ou us sn ne es ss s
.. ि◌शवता¯डव¯तो¬म् ..
Shiva Tandava Stotra

With his neck, consecrated by the flow of water flowing from the thick forest-like locks of
hair, and on the neck, where the lofty snake is hanging garland, and the Damaru drum making
the sound of Damat Damat Damat Damat, Lord Siva did the auspicious dance of Tandava and
may He shower prosperity on us all.
I have a very deep interest in Lord Siva, whose head is glorified by the rows of moving
waves of the celestial river Ganga, agitating in the deep well of his hair-locks, and who has
the brilliant fire flaming on the surface of his forehead, and who has the crescent moon as a
jewel on his head.
May my mind seek happiness in the Lord Siva, in whose mind all the living beings of the
glorious universe exist, who is the sportive companion of Parvati (daughter of the mountain
king), who controls invincible hardships with the flow of his compassionate look, who is all-
persuasive (the directions are his clothes).
V VI I ललाटच¯वर=वल¯नWय¯फु ि◌ल¯गभा ललाटच¯वर=वल¯नWय¯फु ि◌ल¯गभा- -
f fo or re eh he ea ad d- -f fl la at t a ar re ea a- -f fl la am mi in ng g- -f fi ir re e- -s sp pa ar rk ks s- -l lu us st te er r
- - ि◌नपीतप= ि◌नपीतप=सायकं सायकं नमन्ि◌िनल¯पनायकम् नमन्ि◌िनल¯पनायकम् | |
d de ev vo ou ur re ed d- -G Go od d o of f L Lo ov ve e- -b bo ow wi in ng g- -G Go od ds s- -l le ea ad de er r
सुधामयूखलेखया सुधामयूखलेखया ि◌वराजमानशे खरं ि◌वराजमानशे खरं
c co oo ol l- -r ra ay ye ed d- -c cr re es sc ce en nt t- -b be ea au ut ti if fu ul l- -h he ea ad d
महाकपाि◌लस¯पदे ि◌शरोजटालम¯तु महाकपाि◌लस¯पदे ि◌शरोजटालम¯तु नः नः | || |६ ६| || |
f fo or r t th he e S Si id dd dh hi i- -p pr ro os sp pe er ri it ty y- -h he ea ad d- -l lo oc ck ke ed d h ha ai ir r- -m ma ay y i it t b be e- -t to o
u us s
V V सह¬लोचनuभृ¯यशेषले खशे खर सह¬लोचनuभृ¯यशेषले खशे खर
I In nd dr ra a/ /V Vi is sh hn nu u- -a an nd d o ot th he er rs s- -a al ll l- -l li in ne ed d u up p- -h he ea ad ds s- -
uसूनधूि◌लधोरणी uसूनधूि◌लधोरणी ि◌वधूसरा¯घ्ि◌रपीठभूः ि◌वधूसरा¯घ्ि◌रपीठभूः | |
f fl lo ow we er r- -d du us st t- -f fo or rc ce e- -g gr ra ay ye ed d- -f fe ee et t- -s se ea at t
भुज¯गराजमालया भुज¯गराजमालया ि◌नब¯जाटजू ि◌नब¯जाटजूटकः टकः
s sn na ak ke e- -r re ed d- -g ga ar rl la an nd d ( (w wi it th h) ) t ti ie ed d- -l lo oc ck ke ed d h ha ai ir r
श्ि◌रयै श्ि◌रयै ि◌चराय ि◌चराय जायतां जायतां चकोरब¯धुशे खरः चकोरब¯धुशे खरः | || |५ ५| || |
f fo or r t th he e p pr ro os sp pe er ri it ty y- -f fo or r a a l lo on ng g t ti im me e- -m ma ay y h he e b be e- -C Ca ak ko or ra a
b bi ir rd d- -r re el la at ti iv ve e- -o on n h he ea ad d
I IV V जटाभुजि¯गप¯गल¯फु र¯फणािमणuभा जटाभुजि¯गप¯गल¯फु र¯फणािमणuभा
c cr re ee ep pi in ng g- -s sn na ak ke e- -r re ed dd di is sh h b br ro ow wn n- -s sh hi in ni in ng g- -h ho oo od d- -g ge em m- -l lu us st te er r- -
कद¯बकु ¯कु म¯विuलिHद·वधूमुखे कद¯बकु ¯कु म¯विuलिHद·वधूमुखे | |
v va ar ri ie eg ga at te ed d- -r re ed d d dy ye e- -m me el lt ti in ng g- -a ap pp pl li ie ed d- -d di ir re ec ct ti io on ns s- -b be el lo ov ve ed d- -f fa ac ce e
मदाि¯धस¯धुर¯फु र¯वगु¬रीयमेदु रे मदाि¯धस¯धुर¯फु र¯वगु¬रीयमेदु रे
i in nt to ox xi ic ca at te ed d- -e el le ep ph ha an nt t- -g gl li it tt te er ri in ng g- -s sk ki in n- -u up pp pe er r g ga ar rm me en nt t- -
c co ov ve er re ed d
मनो मनो ि◌वनोदम¯भुतं ि◌वनोदम¯भुतं ि◌बभतु ि◌बभतु भूतभÍतर भूतभÍतर | || |४ ४| || |
m mi in nd d- -p pl le ea as su ur re e- -w wo on nd de er rf fu ul l- -m ma ay y i it t s se ee ek k- -i in n h hi im m w wh ho o s su up pp po or rt ts s
a al ll l l li if fe e
May I seek wonderful pleasure in Lord Siva, who is supporter of all life, who with his
creeping snake with reddish brown hood and with the luster of his gem on it spreading out
variegated colors on the beautiful faces of the maidens of directions, who is covered with a
glittering upper garment made of the skin of a huge intoxicated elephant.
May Lord Siva give us prosperity, who has the moon (relative of the Cakora bird) as his
head-jewel, whose hair is tied by the red snake- garland, whose foot-stool is grayed by the
flow of dust from the flowers from the rows of heads of all the Gods, Indra/Vishnu and
others.
May we get the wealth of Siddhis from Siva's locks of hair, which devoured the God of Love
with the sparks of the fire flaming in His forehead, who is bowed by all the celestial leaders,
who is beautiful with a crescent moon.
I IX X uफु ¯लनीलप¯कजuप=काि◌लमuभा uफु ¯लनीलप¯कजuप=काि◌लमuभा- -
w we el ll l- -o op pe en ne ed d- -b bl lu ue e- -l lo ot tu us s- -u un ni iv ve er rs se e- -d da ar rk kn ne es ss s- -l lu us st te er r
- - वलम्ि◌बक¯ठक¯दली¯ि◌चuब¯क¯धरम् वलम्ि◌बक¯ठक¯दली¯ि◌चuब¯क¯धरम् | |
h ha an ng gi in ng g- -i in ns si id de e- -t te em mp pl le e- -l lu us st te er r- -t ti ie ed d- -n ne ec ck k
¯मरच्ि◌छदं ¯मरच्ि◌छदं पुरच्ि◌छदं पुरच्ि◌छदं भवच्ि◌छदं भवच्ि◌छदं मखच्ि◌छदं मखच्ि◌छदं
M Ma an nm ma at th ha a- -k ki il ll le er r- -c ci it ty y- -d de es st tr ro oy ye er r- -m mu un nd da an ne e l li if fe e - -d de es st tr ro oy ye er r- -
s sa ac cr ri if fi ic ce e d de es st tr ro oy ye er r
गजच्ि◌छदांधÍकछदं गजच्ि◌छदांधÍकछदं तमं तकच्ि◌छदं तमं तकच्ि◌छदं भजे भजे | || |९ ९| || |
e el le ep ph ha an nt t- -k ki il ll le er r- -d de em mo on n- -k ki il ll le er r- -h hi im m- -d de es st tr ro oy ye er r o of f L Lo or rd d
Y Ya am ma a- -I I w wo or rs sh hi ip p
V VI II II I नवीनमेघम¯डली नवीनमेघम¯डली ि◌न¯¯दु धर¯फु रत् ि◌न¯¯दु धर¯फु रत् - -
n ne ew w- -c cl lo ou ud d- -c ci ir rc cl le e - - o ob bs st tr ru uc ct te ed d- -h ha ar rs sh h- -s st tr ri ik ki in ng g- -
कु ãि◌नशीि◌थनीतमः कु ãि◌नशीि◌थनीतमः uब¯धब¯क¯धरः uब¯धब¯क¯धरः | |
n ne ew w m mo oo on n- -m mi id dn ni ig gh ht t- -d da ar rk kn ne es ss s- -t ti ig gh ht tl ly y- -t ti ie ed d- -n ne ec ck k
ि◌िनलि¯पनझ ि◌िनलि¯पनझ रीधर¯तनोतु रीधर¯तनोतु कृ त्ि◌ितस¯धुरः कृ त्ि◌ितस¯धुरः
c ce el le es st ti ia al l- -r ri iv ve er r- -w we ea ar ri in ng g- -m ma ay y h he e b bl le es ss s- -s sk ki in n- -r re ed d
कलाि◌नधानब¯धुरः कलाि◌नधानब¯धुरः श्ि◌रयं श्ि◌रयं जग¯धुरं धरः जग¯धुरं धरः | || |८ ८| || |
m mo oo on n- -l lo ov ve el ly y- -p pr ro os sp pe er ri it ty y- -u un ni iv ve er rs se e- -b be ea ar re er r o of f t th he e b bu ur rd de en n
V VI II I करालभालपट्ि◌टकाधग¯ग¯ग=वल करालभालपट्ि◌टकाधग¯ग¯ग=वल- -
d dr re ea ad df fu ul l- -f fo or re eh he ea ad d- -f fl la at t a ar re ea a- -d dh ha ag ga at t- -d dh ha ag ga at t- -f fl la am mi in ng g
¯नWयाãतीकृ तuच¯डप=सायके ¯नWयाãतीकृ तuच¯डप=सायके | |
f fi ir re e- -o of ff fe er re ed d- -p po ow we er rf fu ul l- -G Go od d o of f L Lo ov ve e
धराधरे ¯¯नन्ि◌दनीकु चाि"च¬प¬क धराधरे ¯¯नन्ि◌दनीकु चाि"च¬प¬क- -
k ki in ng g o of f m mo ou un nt ta ai in ns s- -d da au ug gh ht te er r- -b br re ea as st t- -t ti ip p- -c co ol lo or rf fu ul l- -d de ec co or ra at ti iv ve e
l li in ne es s
- - uक¯पनैÍकशल्ि◌िपन uक¯पनैÍकशल्ि◌िपन त्ि◌रलोचने त्ि◌रलोचने Íरतम म Íरतम म | || |७ ७| || |
d dr ra aw wi in ng g- -s so ol le e- -a ar rt ti is st t - - i in n t th he e t th hr re ee e- -e ey ye ed d - -d de ee ep p i in nt te er re es st t- -m mi in ne e
My interest is in Lord Siva, who has three eyes, who has offered the powerful God of Love
into the fire, flaming Dhagad Dhagad on the flat surface of his forehead who is the sole
expert artist of drawing decorative lines on the tips of breasts of Parvati, the daughter of the
mountain king.
May Lord Siva give us prosperity, who bears the burden of this universe, who is lovely with
the moon, who is red wearing the skin, who has the celestial river Ganga, whose neck is dark
as midnight of new moon night covered by many layers of clouds.
I pray to Lord Siva, whose neck is tied with the luster of the temples hanging on the neck
with the glory of the fully-bloomed blue lotuses which looked like the blackness (sins) of the
universe, who is the killer of Manmatha, who destroyed Tripuras, who destroyed the bonds of
worldly life, who destroyed the sacrifice, who destroyed the demon Andhaka, the destroyer of
the elephants, and who controlled the God of death, Yama.
X XI II I ¯पृ षद् ि◌िवच¬त¯पयोभुज¯ग ¯पृ षद् ि◌िवच¬त¯पयोभुज¯गमौक् ि◌तक¬जोर् मौक् ि◌तक¬जोर् - -
t to ou uc ch hi in ng g- -v va ar ri ie ed d- -w wa ay ys s- -s sn na ak ke e- -e em mb bo od di ie ed d- -g ga ar rl la an nd d
- - िगरSरõलोSयोः िगरSरõलोSयोः सुãद् ि◌वप¬प¬योः सुãद् ि◌वप¬प¬योः | |
m mo os st t p pr re ec ci io ou us s- -g ge em ms s- -b br ri il ll li ia an nc ce e- -f fr ri ie en nd ds s- -e en ne em mi ie es s- -t tw wo o w wi in ng gs s
तृ¯णाÍरव¯दच¬ु षोः तृ¯णाÍरव¯दच¬ु षोः uजामहीमहे ¯¯योः uजामहीमहे ¯¯योः
g gr ra as ss s- -l lo ot tu us s- -e ey ye es s p pe eo op pl le e a an nd d t th he e g gr re ea at t e em mp pe er ro or r
समuवृत्ि◌तकः समuवृत्ि◌तकः ( (समं समं uवतय¯मनः uवतय¯मनः) ) कदा कदा सदाि◌शवं सदाि◌शवं भजे भजे | || |१ १२ २| || |
e eq qu ua al l- -b be eh ha av vi io ou ur r- -a al lw wa ay ys s- -L Lo or rd d S Si iv va a- -w wo or rs sh hi ip p- -I I
X XI I जय¯वदि¬व¬म¬म¯भुज¯गम~स जय¯वदि¬व¬म¬म¯भुज¯गम~स- -
v vi ic ct to or ri io ou us s- -f fo oo ot t- -s sk ky y- -w wh hi ir rl li in ng g- -r ro oa am mi in ng g- -s sn na ak ke e- -b br re ea at th h- -
- - द् ि◌िवनगम¯+म¯फु र¯करालफालह~वाट् द् ि◌िवनगम¯+म¯फु र¯करालफालह~वाट् | |
c co om mi in ng g o ou ut t- -s sh ha ak ki in ng g- -e ev vi id de en nt t- -d dr re ea ad df fu ul l- -f fo or re eh he ea ad d- -f fi ir re e
ि◌िधमद् ि◌िधमद् ि◌िधम·वन¯मृद¯गतु¯गम¯गल ि◌िधमद् ि◌िधमद् ि◌िधम·वन¯मृद¯गतु¯गम¯गल
D Dh hi im mi id d- -d dh hi im mi id d- -d dh hi im mi id d- -s so ou un nd di in ng g- -d dr ru um m- -h hi ig gh h- -a au us sp pi ic ci io ou us s- -
ि·वन+मuवर्ि◌तत ि·वन+मuवर्ि◌तत uच¯डता¯डवः uच¯डता¯डवः ि◌शवः ि◌शवः | || |१ ११ १| || |
s so ou un nd d- -s se er ri ie es s- -c ca au us se ed d- -f fi ie er rc ce e- -T Ta an nd da av va a d da an nc ce e- -S Si iv va a
X X अखवसव म¯गलाकलाकदं बमWरी अखवसव म¯गलाकलाकदं बमWरी
g gr re ea at t- -a al ll l- -a au us sp pi ic ci io ou us s- -a ar rt t- -v va ar ri ie eg ga at te ed d- -b bu un nc ch h- -
रसuवाहमाधुरी रसuवाहमाधुरी ि◌वजृंभणामधु ãतम् ि◌वजृंभणामधु ãतम् | |
e en nj jo oy ym me en nt t- -f fl lo ow w- -s sw we ee et tn ne es ss s- -f fl la ar ri in ng g u up p- -b be ee es s
¯मरा¯तकं ¯मरा¯तकं पुरा¯तकं पुरा¯तकं भवा¯तकं भवा¯तकं मखा¯तकं मखा¯तकं
M Ma an nm ma at th ha a- -d de es st tr ro oy ye er r- -c ci it ty y- -d de es st tr ro oy ye er r- -w wo or rl ld dl ly y b bo on nd d- -
d de es st tr ro oy ye er r - -s sa ac cr ri if fi ic ce e- -d de es st tr ro oy ye er r
गजा¯तका¯धका¯तकं गजा¯तका¯धका¯तकं तम¯तका¯तकं तम¯तका¯तकं भजे भजे | || |१ १० ०| || |
e el le ep ph ha an nt t- -k ki il ll le er r- -A An nd dh ha ak ka a- -d de em mo on n- -k ki il ll le er r- -h hi im m- -Y Ya am ma a- -
c co on nt tr ro ol ll le er r- -I I w wo or rs sh hi ip p
I pray to Lord Siva, who has bees flying all over because of the sweet honey from the
beautiful bunch of auspicious Kadamba flowers, who is the killer of Manmatha, who
destroyed Tripuras, who destroyed the bonds of worldly life, who destroyed the sacrifice,
who destroyed the demon Andhaka, the killer of the elephants, and who controlled the God of
death, Yama.
Lord Siva, whose dance of Tandava is in tune with the series of loud sounds of drum making
Dhimid Dhimid sounds, who has the fire on the great forehead, the fire that is spreading out
because of the breath of the snake wandering in whirling motion in the glorious sky.
When will I worship Lord Sadasiva (eternally auspicious) God, with equal vision towards the
people and an emperor, and a blade of grass and lotus-like eye, towards both friends and
enemies, towards the valuable gem and some lump of dirt, towards a snake and a garland and
towards varied ways of the world.
X XV V पूजावसानसमये पूजावसानसमये दशव+¬गीतं दशव+¬गीतं यः यः
w wo or rs sh hi ip p- -e en nd d- -t ti im me e- -R Ra av va an na a- -s su un ng g
शंभुपूजनपरं शंभुपूजनपरं पÍठत पÍठत uदोषे uदोषे | |
h he e- -w wh ho o- -S Si iv va a- -w wo or rs sh hi ip p- -d de ed di ic ca at te ed d- -r re ea ad ds s- -e ea ar rl ly y i in n t th he e m mo or rn ni in ng g
त¯य त¯य स्ि◌थरां स्ि◌थरां रथगजे¯¯तुर¯गयु¬ां रथगजे¯¯तुर¯गयु¬ां
t to o h hi im m- -s st ta ab bl le e- -c ch ha ar ri io ot t- -e el le ep ph ha an nt t- -h ho or rs se e- -h ha av vi in ng g
ल·मÏ ल·मÏ सदै व सदै व सुमुि◌खं सुमुि◌खं uददाि◌त uददाि◌त शंभुः शंभुः | || | १ १५ ५| || |
L La ak ks sh hm mi i- -a al lw wa ay ys s- -d de ef fi in ni it te el ly y- -f fa av vo ou ur ra ab bl le e- -g gi iv ve es s- -S Si iv va a
X XI IV V इदम् इदम् ि◌ह ि◌ह ि◌न¯यमेवमु¬मु¬मो¬मं ि◌न¯यमेवमु¬मु¬मो¬मं ¯तवं ¯तवं
T Th hi is s- -i in nd de ee ed d- -d da ai il ly y- -t th hu us s- -s sa ai id d- -t th he e b be es st t o of f t th he e b be es st t- -s st to ot tr ra a
पठ¯¯मर¯Jुव¤रो पठ¯¯मर¯Jुव¤रो ि◌वशुद् ि◌धमेि◌तसं ततम् ि◌वशुद् ि◌धमेि◌तसं ततम् | |
r re ea ad di in ng g- -r re em me em mb be er ri in ng g- -s sa ay yi in ng g- -a a p pe er rs so on n- -s sa an nc ct ti it ty y- -g ge et ts s- -a al lw wa ay ys s
हरे हरे गुरौ गुरौ सुभक् ि◌तमाशु सुभक् ि◌तमाशु याि◌त याि◌त ना¯यथा ना¯यथा िगतं िगतं
i in n S Si iv va a- -i in n G Gu ur ru u- -d de ee ep p d de ev vo ot ti io on n- -q qu ui ic ck kl ly y- -g ge et ts s- -n no o- -o ot th he er r- -w wa ay y
ि◌वमोचनं ि◌वमोचनं ि◌ह ि◌ह दे ि◌हनां दे ि◌हनां सुश¯कर¯य सुश¯कर¯य ि◌चंतनम् ि◌चंतनम् | || |१ १४ ४| || |
r re em mo ov va al l o of f d de el lu us si io on n- -i in nd de ee ed d- -f fo or r t th he e p pe eo op pl le e- -b bl le es ss se ed d
S Si iv va a' 's s t th ho ou ug gh ht t
X XI II II I कदा कदा ि◌िनलि¯पनझरीि◌नकु Wकोटरे ि◌िनलि¯पनझरीि◌नकु Wकोटरे वसन् वसन्
w wh he en n- -c ce el le es st ti ia al l r ri iv ve er r- -b bu us sh h- -h ho ol ll lo ow w p pl la ac ce e( (i in n) )- -l li iv vi in ng g
ि◌वमु¬दु Íमतः ि◌वमु¬दु Íमतः सदा सदा ि◌शरः¯थमिWलं ि◌शरः¯थमिWलं वहन् वहन् | |
r re el le ea as se ed d- -b ba ad d m mi in nd d- -a al lw wa ay ys s- -o on n t th he e h he ea ad d- -f fo ol ld de ed d h ha an nd ds s- -
ि◌वमु¬लोललोचनो ि◌वमु¬लोललोचनो ( (ि◌वलो ि◌वलोललोललोचनो ललोललोचनो) ) ललामफाललVकः ललामफाललVकः
a ag gi it ta at ti io on n- -s sh ha ak ki in ng g- -e ey ye es s- -t th he e b be es st t- -f fo or re eh he ea ad d- -i in nt te er re es st te ed d
ि◌शवेि◌त ि◌शवेि◌त मं¬मुãरन् मं¬मुãरन् कदा कदा सुखी सुखी भवा¯यहम् भवा¯यहम् | || |१ १३ ३| || |
" "S Si iv va a" "- -t th hi is s- -m ma an nt tr ra a- -u ut tt te er ri in ng g- -w wh he en n- -h ha ap pp py y- -w wi il ll l- -b be e- -I I
When will I be happy, living in the hollow place near the celestial river, Ganga, carrying the
folded hands on my head all the time, with my bad thinking washed away, and uttering the
mantra of Lord Siva and devoted in the God with glorious forehead with vibrating eyes.
Whoever reads, remembers and says this best stotra as it is said here, gets purified for ever,
and obtains devotion in the great Guru Siva. For this devotion, there is no other way. Just the
mere thought of Lord Siva indeed removes the delusion.
Early morning, at the end of Puja, whoever utters this stotra dedicated to the worship of Siva,
Lord Siva blessed him with very stable Lakshmi (prosperity) with all the richness of chariots,
elephants and horses.
इि◌त "ी रावणकृ तम् ि◌शवता¯डव¯तो¬म् स¯पूणम्
thus sri Ravana-done Siva-tandava-stotra ends.
Thus ends the auspicious Siva-Tandava Stotra written by Ravana.

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