Shiva Mantras - Chants to Overcome Sorrow, Pain, Financial Trouble and Much More


Lord Shiva, the eternal one, who is also called Trinethra (three eyed one) as well as Neelakanta (the one with the blue neck) and Gangadhara (one who carries Ganga in his head) is also known for his benevolence, his propensity to listen to his devotees and grant their wishes immediately.  

lord shiva and goddess Parvati

There are various Shiva Mantras and slokas that you can use, to pray to Lord for his kindness, his generosity and his help to deal with the various issues troubling you. 

Whether you are ill or are facing extreme hardship at the moment, you can use these chants to overcome sorrow, pain, financial trouble and much more.  

You can also pray to lord Shiva to grant you Moksha, so that you do not have to suffer ever again and escape the cycle of life and death altogether.

Unlike most other gods, he disdains wearing ornaments and does not wear anything other than rudra mala. Essentially, all you would need is some holy ash, water, a rudra mala, flowers and vilvam leaves in order to pray. 

You can use the various Shiva Mantras, and chant each of them for attaining your goal. 

There are quite a lot of Mantras that you can use, from the slokas like Shiva Panchakshari where you chant Vedic hymns, praying to each of the five faces of Lord Shiva (Sadyojāta, Vāmadeva, Aghora, Tatpurusha, Īshāna) which represent the five basic elements, from fire to earth, water, sky and air. 

You can also use some of the powerful chants like Mool Mantra to the powerful Maha Mrityunjaya to pray to lord Shiva and get your wishes fulfilled.

Shiva Mantras

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How Powerful Are They?

Chanting them should help you connect with your higher self and with Lord, it should help you repeal the negative forces from your life and help you overcome your burdens and sorrows. 

As he is known as the lord of destruction, he can help destroy all your burdens and help you overcome the same. 

Chanting daily, should help you overcome negative thoughts, negative feelings and even overcome lust, one of the basest desires.

The Mantras, on their own are quite powerful and each is chanted for a specific purpose in mind. 

The Unknown Fact About Shiva Mantras:

  • Before you chant Mantras to lord Shiva, you would need to pray to Lord Ganesh first.
  • He is then supreme god and the first god and you would be required to first pay your obeisance to him before praying to lord Shiva. 
  • In fact, it is expected that you do the same, when praying to any god as lord Ganesh’s blessings can help make your mantra more effective. 
  • The other unknown fact about Shiva Mantras is that using a spatika mala or a rudra mala, when chanting can help magnify the effects itself.

Given below are some of the most powerful Shiva Mantras, and chanting each faithfully, should help you overcome all issues and even help you overcome your fear of death itself.

Mool Mantra


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The Mool Mantra grants you peace of mind and chanting this 108 times each day should help you overcome your current difficulties and hardships.

It also cleanses your soul and mind, and helps you attain a higher consciousness

Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra

This is one of the most powerful Shiva Mantras.

It helps you overcome any health issue that you may be facing at the moment and even helps you overcome your fear of death. 

Rudra Gayatri Mantra

Tatpurushaya Vidmahe

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This powerful Mantra is supposed to help you attain a higher intellect and in the process, true enlightenment.

It should help you achieve a higher consciousness and purity of soul, while intoning this mantra each day should help cleanse your soul of all negative thoughts. 

The Legend Behind the Mrityunjaya Mantra:

When sage Mrikandu and wife Marduvti prayed to lord Shiva as they were childless – lord Shiva appeared before them.

He told them that they could have a spiritually enlightened child who will live only for 16 years or a selfish child who will have a long life. 

The couple opted for the former and was soon blessed with Markendaya, their son. He was, as promised by Lord Shiva, a spiritually enlightened child.

But soon he turned 16, and while his parents worried, he told them that he is going to meditate to lord using the Mrityunjaya Mantra. 

So Markendaya decided to meditate in front of a Shiva lingam and was in the midst of his prayers when Lord Yama, the god of death appeared before him with his noose. 

Yama incensed at the idea of being ignored by a mortal, commanded Markendaya to appear before him and pay obeisance.

Markendaya was in the middle of chanting, this incensed Yama further so he threw the noose at Markendaya to drag him away to the underworld. 

Unfortunately, the noose also fell around Lord Shiva who became so incensed that he decided to kill Yama on the spot. But on the other gods imploring on Yama’s behalf, lord Shiva spared him. 

He further informed Yama that Markendaya will forever remain a 16 year old and that chanting the Mrityunjaya mantra had indeed protected him.

To this day, it is widely believed that Markendaya, who became a sage in his own right, dwells in one of the forests pan India.

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