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Shiva Aarti

 
  OM JAI SHIVA OMKAARAA, PRABHU JAI SHIVA OMKAARAA
BRAHMAA VISHNU SADAASHIVAA, ARDDHAANGII DHAARAA
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA ...
Glory to you, O Shiva! Glory to you, O Omkaara! May Brahma, Vishnu and the assembly of other gods, including the great Lord Shiva, relieve me of my afflictions!
  EKAANANA CHATURAANANA PANCHANANA RAAJE
HANSAASANA, GARURAASANA VRISHVAAHANA SAAJE
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
You are One and absolute. Yet, you take different forms, such as Vishnu (with one face), Brahma (with four faces) and Shiva (with five faces) and sit on the back of a swan, Garuda (a large mythological eagle-like bird) or a bull.
  DO BHUJA, CHAARU CHATURBHUJA DASHABHUJA ATI SOHE
TIINON RUUPA NIRAKHATE TRIBHUVANA JANA MOHE
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
You look resplendently beautiful with your appearances with two arms (as Brahma), four arms (as Vishnu) and ten arms (as Shiva). The whole universe gets delighted by seeing these forms of Yours.
  AKSAMAALA VANAMAALA MUNDAMAALA DHAARII
CHANDANA MRIGAMADA SOHAI BHAALE SHASHIDHAARII
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
You wear a garland of Rudraaksha, a garland of flowers and a garland of skulls (to signify destruction of evils). Your forehead is smeared with sandal paste and deer musk and adored with the (bright) crescent
  SHVETAAMBARA PIITAAMBARA BAAGHAMBARA ANGE
BRAHMAADIKA SANAKAADIKA PRETAADIKA SANGE
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
Your body is clad with white and yellow clothes and tiger skin. You also represent other forms of Yours, such as Brahma and sages like Sanaka and other departed souls.
  KARA MADHYE KAMANDALU AU TRISHUULA DHAARII
SUKHAKAARII DUKHAHAARII JAGAPAALANAKAARII
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
You hold a kamandalu (the mendicants water-jar) and a trident with your hands (the trident symbolizes three forms of God, viz., Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva). You are the provider of happiness, remover of all sufferings and care-taker of the whole universe.
  BRAHMAA VISHNU SADAASHIVA JAANATA AVIVEKAA
PRANAVAAKSARA MEIN SHOBHITA YE TINONH EKAA
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
Your three forms (Brahma,Vishnu and Shiva) are the same and You are integrated into a single mystic syllable 'OUM'. Only the ignorant (unwise and who lacks the ability to discriminate between good and evil) thinks that Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva are different.
  TRIGUNA SVAAMI KII AARTI JO KOI NARA GAVE
KAHATA SHIVAANANDA SVAAMII MANA VAANCHITA PHALA PAAVE
OM HARA HARA MAHAADEVA...
Whoever recites the name of Lord who is composed of three gunas ---sattva, rajas and tamas - gets his desires fulfilled", says Shivananda.Swami.