10 Benefit of om namah shivaya chanting

Om Namah Shivaya chanting

Santosh Gairola   By   santosh |  updated :   31 jan 2018

10 Benefit of om namah shivaya chanting

The Benefit of Om Namah Shivaya chanting is countless. This post will define the power of Chanting Om Namah Shivaya.

This post is based on real facts and logic of the auspicious mantra Om Namah Shivaay.

The content of this post is inspired by the concepts defined in Vedas and Vedic Literature.

Before understanding the importance of chanting Om Namah Shivaya; we must understand to whom this mantra leads us.

Understanding the meaning of Om Namah shivaya

Om Namah shivaya is the Panchakshari mantra made of five letters which are connected well to the Five elementary elements of the materialistic world.

These five letters and five materialistic elements are connected so well to each other.

  • ‘Na’ - Earth Element (Prithvi Tattva)
  • ‘Ma’ - Water Element (Jal Tattva)
  • ‘Si’ - Fire element (Agni Tattva)
  • ‘Va’ - Air element (Vayu Tattva)
  • ‘Ya’ - Space element (Akasha Tattva)

Om Namah Shivaya mantra is a prayer to eternal Shiva who is the lord of Lords hence known as Mahadeva

Sages all around the world are busy in chanting Shiva's name as ParamBrahma by 24*7 on 365 days.

Vedas define that the knowledge is required to run the cosmic phenomena. Shiva as the AdiGuru is the giver of that knowledge to the saptaRishis.

AdiGuru Picture showing the first primary 7 sages

This knowledge works with the mystic force known as Maya.

Shiva is free from that mystic force (Maya) because he himself is the master of that mystic divine force hence known as MayaPati.

Shiva shares a special bond of affection with Lord Vishnu?

JataDharaya Shiva is too dear to Lord Vishnu hence Shiva known as Vishnu Vallabh (means the one who is most dear to Lord Vishnu).

Both shares the extraordinary bond of affection with each other. Shiva loves to recite and chant Ram Naam and Vishnu loves to Chant Om Namah Shivaya.

They are the bipolar flux of same energy. Worshipping one means worshipping both as Harihar.

Nirakaraya - Shapeless Shiva

Maheshwara Shiva is immortal, Unconquerable, the truth himself, unborn, infinite, omniscient, greatest transformer, Adipurusha.

Yagyaswaroopaya Nagendra Haraya is limitless and chanting Panchakshari mantra can also make you limitless.

AdiDeva is worshipped in both ways shapeless and shaped structure.

Shivlinga is the manifestation of his shapeless structure.

How can someone define the charm of the greatest man who owns everything still know as supreme Vairagi?

When you try to explore Bhootnath Shiva as the manifestation of Energy or Urza, you get Shiva's Rudram form.

Rudra (रुदन रोकने वाला ) means the one who wipes out the tears.

Gangadharaya Shiva is kind and purest form of divine entity Who likes to smear ashes and who accepts everyone without any discrimination?

By smearing cremation ground ashes to his own body Shiva gives an important message to the world that this world is destroyable and get dissolve in him.

Demon king Ravana did the greatest apothesis of Lord Shiva in Shiv tandav stotra .

After that Shiva blessed Ravana with an incredible amount of strength.

Gangadhar Shiva lives on the Rudram form on Kailash abode of shiva with his family which is located in China.

Due to respect for human beliefs; China govt banned the Kailash Pravat ascent expedition.

Kailash abode of Shiva Image - Kailash abode of shiva

Mother nature's mystic energy protects the mount from the human anastomosis.

Nature herself gives the proof of Shiva's presence there & Om Parvat is the greatest example of it.

Chanting Shiva name is not just moksha or salvation giver from the life. It also enlightens our inner thoughts process.

So Let's get started with the benefit of Om Namah Shivaya chanting.

There are much more benefits of chanting Om Namah Shivaay but we are delivering the 10 most amazing one. We are sure that you will love them.

1 Almost in all the epochs and Kalpas; every Avatar of Lord Vishnu included chanted and meditated upon Shiva's name.

Puranas defines that at the end of the Kalyuga, Kalki will also meditate upon the name of Lord Shiva for strength.

When someone chants Om Namah Shivaya, In that moment he becomes AGHOR.

Ghor means extreme and AGhor (Not Ghor) means the one who is not extreme or dense.

That's how Shiva makes you feel light inside your heart.

A significant vibration originates in the subconsciousness part of the mind which gives the feeling of internal ecstasy.

Continous repetition of the divine mantra Om Namah Shivaay is the way toward perennial joy.

2 Moksha giver Shiva doesn't belong to any community, caste, religion or race.

That's why there is no rules and tradition to worship him moreover that he get's pleased easily with just offering of Bilva leaf with reverence.

When someone starts Om Namah Shivaya chanting; it Connects the human being with higher authority which puts him/her to the path of Moksha.

Those people can perform their karma with the focused mindset.

Since they are free from the fear of getting involved in the Maya (materialistic world) and know the path of Moksha.

3 Bhavnatham Neelkantham is Vairagya founder (Means founder of Dispassion) .

Shiva (Kaam Bhasmam [Destroyer of eroticism ] ) makes you qualify to control your senses and nerves. Even God of eroticism (Kaam Dev) will have no impact on your senses.

Your senses like Kaam (amorousness), Krodh (anger), Ersha (Despiteful) etc will act on your will.

4 Shiva is full of every virtue, His charm is divine and cosmic, In one of his iconographical representation,

Shiva holds moon crescent on his head hence known as Chandrashekar.

It impacts chanter body When somebody starts Om Namah Shivaay chanting; It cools his/her mind and helps him to get peace of mind, persistence and calmness especially when everything is going against you.

5 The biggest benefit of Om Namah Shivaya chanting is that Shiva as the ultimate destroyer of Darkness and evil.

He himself becomes the protector of the chanter.

OM-Namaha-Shivayaa-chanting Image courtesy - Sheetal

Any kind of fear, anxiety, depression, illness starts disappearing slowly - slowly; when you start Namah Shivaya chanting.

He is there for everybody without any distinction.

The story of sage Markandeya (Sanskrit - मार्कण्‍डेय) is the best proof of it.

Sage (Rishi) Mrikandu and his wife Marudmati meditated upon Shiva and sought from him the boon of a son.

A choice was given to them either they can have an intelligent son but with a short lifespan on earth or they can have a child of low intelligence level but with a long life on earth.

They choose a son with high intelligence which will have a short lifespan and boy has to die at the age of 16 years.

Since from childhood Markandeya was very intelligent, caring towards his parents, and sage communities.

Markandeya grew up to be a great devotee of Shiva

He observed that his parents were stressed and not happy with his growing age. He enquired the reason for their unhappiness.

After knowing the real reason for his parent's sadness he started worshipping in front of the Shivlingam.

On the day of his death, Yama the deity of death arrived to take his life.

Markandeya continued his worshipped on Shiva without giving any concentration to Yama.

By seeing the site of Markandeya not getting ready to accept death.

Yama sprung his noose around the neck of 16-year-old Markandeya. Young Rishi, Markandeya started Om Namah Shivaya chanting louder and clear.

Yama noose landed around the Shivalingam. Shiva appeared there. Shiva got pleased by the devotion of young Markandeya.

Shiva lifted his trident and put it in front of Yama and ordered him that young Markandeya will live many more years.

Hence Shiva is also known as Kalantaka ("Ender of Death").

6 Om Namah Shivaya chanting makes you free from your animal passion and rude behaviour.

It grows positive energy in you which improves your body metabolism and reduces the toxicity of the body.

It activates the inactive neurons of the brain cell. Your body and skin start getting glow and shine by tightening up your pores automatically in a natural way.

This change can be experienced in a period of 25-30 days. You just need to practice it with great reverence on Shiva.

Om Namah Shivaya is a powerful maha-mantra. Continuous 108-time chanting is more beneficial, can help you to get Siddhis (Urza or strength).

Sidhis will fill you with the tremendous amount of body cell activation, energy fulfilment, intellectual mindset, and compassion.

Om Namah Shivaya is Sampurnaa (complete) maha-mantra. Its continuous repetition can open your body yogic chakras.

Your pineal gland (Teesre Aankh) which is known as sixth sense can also get activated easily when you have reverence for Shiva while Chanting this divine mantra.

Om Namah Shivaya chanting improves your blood circulation. Mantra has the ability to enhance your blood purification system.

It also reduces the chances of heart strokes and organ failure.

It also heals your sorrows, emotional pain and takes you out of the darkness and show the positivity of life.

Chanting this mantra also purifies your thought process which improves your physiological as well as intellectual health.

7 Shiva is auspicious, a family where Shiva is worshipped with great reverence. In that home, positive energy get's established.

You start understanding others problem and becomes ever ready to give helping hand to others.

Positive vibes will get emitting from that house and from the people living in that house.

The whole process makes the law of attraction works better in your favour.

8 We already know that meditation has so many benefits.

when it is applied with Om Namah Shivaya chanting it enhances the meditation positivity in you.

It gives major benefit when you sit on padmasana posture, closed eyes with straight backbone and the fingers making mudra.

(Your thumb touching your first finger and other three fingers are straight)

In such position Mediating upon Mahadev beneficial, it unites you with him. Directly to the Supreme sentience or consciousness.

You can share your emotions with him and he will surely listen.

9 Mantra helps you to invoke[AtmyaGyan - Atman]

Every substance including deities & demigods is the manifestation of Shiva's energy.

When chanter chants Om Namah Shivaya it is like worshipping the primary elements of nature.

These five root elements constitute your body in that sense you open the door of cosmic nectar to your body which invokes your subconscious soul or Atman.

Worshipping Shiva helps you to get blessings from all the devas.

10 In the western world, Shiva is known as Hindu god of destruction.

What most of the people don't know is that almighty Shiva is known for his simplicity and guiltless nature.

Due to this level of simplicity, Shambhoo is known as Bholenath. Shambhoo Shankara is known for toxication and depicted as smoking 'chillum'.

Power of Om Namah Shivaya mantra chanting is that it has the ability to free you from your past sins.

Neelkantha Shiva himself absorbs the devotees past sin in the form of cannabis absorption and bless them.

Aum namah Shivaya

Who are the real devotees of Shiva's?

They are the servers of compassion and humanity to the world.

Followers of Yogic science and inner engineering, worshipper of nature.

( Like worshiper of Rivers [including the Ganges], worshipper of mountains [ including Kailash Parvat], worshipper of tree leafs [Bilva leaf], to moons and galaxies)

They are always calm and relax; they hardly have time to get involved in Maya. They just start dancing while experiencing Shiva's name around them.

It may be possible that you might see teardrops coming from rishis eyes; when they hear Shiva's NADH like Om Namah Shivaya chanting on the bank of Ganga.

Just by listening to the sound of Damroo (pellet drum) gives them feeling of Moksha. City of Kashi (Banaras) is too dear for them.

In that way, shiva is unique and different. Main toh Vairagi hoon na he samman ka moh na he apmaan ka bhay --- Shiva


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This mantra is the giver of eternal joy, courage and strength.

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