Mahashivratri 2024- Meaning and Benefits of Chanting ‘Om Namah Shivaya’

March 6, 2024

‘Om Namah Shivay’ is Lord Shiva’s powerful and effective mantra. Chanting this great mantra with devotion helps us connect with the divine and radically transform our lives. The literal meaning of the mantra is ‘I bow to Shiva’ or’ I respect Shiva. ‘ The word Shiva or Lord Shiva is a Hindu deity primarily representing destruction and transformation.

There are different ways to chant Om namah shivay, reciting the Mantra 108 times. You can chant it several times each day. You are chanting ‘Om namah shivay’ while meditating helps calm the mind, focus attention, and create a sense of peace and serenity. On the occasion of Mahashivratri, DivineTalk App is organising Maha Yag; download the app to watch the Puja live and give ahooti!

The connection with lord Shiva:

Lord Shiva is often depicted as a lord of meditation, the ultimate Yogi. Chanting Om Namah shivay allows us to assign ourselves to the energy of lord Shiva and bring us closer to attaining inner peace and spiritual awakening. Lord Shiva is a destroyer of ego and attachment; it helps us let go of our ego and attachments and allows us to experience a sense of freedom from the illusion of the materialistic world. Furthermore, chanting the mantra helps us activate our third eye, enhancing our intuition and spiritual insights.


It is believed that Lord Shiva gets very happy when chanting the ‘Om Namah Shivay’ Mantra. Chant’ Om Namah Shivay’ with complete devotion. It’s a feeling of deep respect and love for God or the divine that helps us connect with the sacred and experience the power of the mantra. Chanting the mantra with devotion is an essential part of the process. The connection with the divine will bring a profound transformation in our lives. It helps to connect with your true self. 

The Purana says that for one whose mind settles in the Mahamantra Om Namah Shivay, there is no need for many mantras, pilgrimages, penances, or yagyas. This mantra provides salvation, destroys sins, and gives worldly and supernatural happiness to the seekers.

Chanting Method 

There are different ways to chant the Om Namah Shivaya mantra. One popular method is japa, which involves repeating the mantra using a rosary of 108 beads. As each bead is touched and the mantra is chanted, it helps deepen focus and concentration. This exercise can be done for several repetitions or a specific period.

Another popular method is Japa japa, where the mantra is chanted silently internally in sync with the breath. This practice is often done during meditation, allowing the mantra to flow naturally with each inhalation and exhalation, helping to create a sense of harmony within the mind, body, and breath.  

Shiva Linga decorated with flowers & bel patra or leaf and haldi kumkum for Pooja or worshipping of Lord shiva or Shankar bhagwan

Benefits of Chanting The Mantra 

Om Namah Shivay helps in infusing positive energy into your daily life. When you chant this mantra, you can attract positive energy by removing all the negative energy around you.

Om Namah Shivay is a powerful transformational mantra that helps you gain control over your senses. It also gives you the right direction for your life and helps you better understand yourself.

Chanting Om Namah Shivay establishes harmony among the five elements in the environment. Chanting it daily brings peace, love and unity to all five elements, so when you chant the Om Namah Shivay mantra, you feel happiness in yourself and those around you.

Many people are afraid of an untimely death; chanting this mantra not only removes this fear but also reduces the chances of untimely death.

This mantra can reduce the adverse effects on the planet.

Lord Shiva becomes very pleased by chanting Om Namah Shivay, and by chanting this mantra, all your sorrows and troubles end. Shiva’s immense blessings start showering on you. If you also want to know more about this, talk to DivineTalk Astrology’s astrologer now.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is Om Namah Shivaya a very powerful Mantra?

A: It’s a very powerful Mantra. If this mantra vibrates continuously in your heart, you do not need to perform austerities, meditate, or practise yoga.

Q: What happens if we change Om Namah Shivaya 108 times daily?

A: Om Namah Shivay Mantra tempers your ego and hatred, shows you the right path and mitigates worry from your overburdened mind.

Q: Can I chant the mantra at night?

A: Chanting mantras before bedtime helps calm the mind, ease anxiety and invite positive energy into the subconscious.

Q: How do you practise the mantra?

A: It is a simple Mantra, which means that it can be performed anywhere. The only thing you need to be clear about is that you must sit upright. You can chant the mantra while seated on a chair, in a car, or even in your office or school.

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