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5th May 2022

Lord Shiva Aarti – Chant ‘Jai Shiv Omkara’ for A Fulfilling Life

Lord Shiva is the most beloved deity of many people around the world. He is the one responsible for liberating us from the cycle of birth and death. Many people worldwide chant Shiv Ji Ki Aarti, and it helps attain a better and more virtuous life. It is believed that Lord Shiva’s worship is incomplete without his aarti. Most people perform Shiv Ji ki aarti in the wrong manner, which can attract negative vibrations. Here in this blog, we will talk about the right way to perform Shiv Ji ki aarti along with its meaning, significance, benefits, and much more.  

Shivji Aarti (Lyrics in English) 

Shiva is called Swayambhu. It is said that just as the universe has no beginning and no end, in the same way, Shiva is eternal. The whole universe is contained within Shiva. While worshipping Shiva, one must read Shiv Chalisa, Mantra, and Aarti of Shiva. Let’s read Shiv ji’s Aarti:  

Om Jai Shiv Omkara, Swami Jai Shiv Omkara 

Brahma, Vishnu, Sadashiv, Ardhangi Dhara 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 

Ekanan Chaturanan Panchanan Raje 

Hansanan, Garudasan Vrishvahan Saje 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Do Bhuj, Chaar Chaturbhuj Dashabhuj Ati Sohe 

Trigun Roop Nirakhate Tribhuvan Jan Mohe 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Akshamala Vanamala Mundamala Dhari 

Tripurari Kansari Kar Mala Dhari 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Shvetambar Pitambar Baaghambar Ange 

Sankadik Garunadik Bhootadik Sange 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Kar Ke Madhya Kamandalu Chakra Trishuldhari 

Sukhakari Dukhahari Jagpalan Kari 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Brahma Vishnu Sadashiv Janat Aviveka 

Madhu-Kaitabh Dou Mare, Sur Bhayheen Kare 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Lakshmi Va Savitri Parvati Sanga 

Parvati Ardhangi, Shivalahari Ganga 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Parvat Sauhen Parvati, Shankar Kailasa 

Bhaang Dhatoor Ka Bhojan, Bhasmi Me vaasa 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Jataa Me Ganga Bahat Hai, Gal Mundan Mala 

Shesh Naag Liptavat, Odat Mrigchhala 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Kashi Me Viraje Vishwanath, Nandi Brahmchari 

Nit Uth Darshan Paavat, Mahima Ati Bhaari 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 


Trigunswami Ji Ki Aarti Jo Koi Nar Gave 

Kahat Shivanand Swami, Manvanchhit Phal Pave 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara 

 Shiv Ji Aarti Lyrics in Hindi 

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा,  

स्वामी जय शिव ओंकारा।  

ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, सदाशिव,  

अर्द्धांगी धारा ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


एकानन चतुरानन  

पंचानन राजे ।  

हंसासन गरूड़ासन  

वृषवाहन साजे ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


दो भुज चार चतुर्भुज  

दसभुज अति सोहे ।  

त्रिगुण रूप निरखते  

त्रिभुवन जन मोहे ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


अक्षमाला वनमाला,  

मुण्डमाला धारी ।  

चंदन मृगमद सोहै,  

भाले शशिधारी ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


श्वेताम्बर पीताम्बर  

बाघम्बर अंगे ।  

सनकादिक गरुणादिक  

भूतादिक संगे ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


कर के मध्य कमंडल  

चक्र त्रिशूलधारी ।  

सुखकारी दुखहारी  

जगपालन कारी ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


ब्रह्मा विष्णु सदाशिव  

जानत अविवेका ।  

प्रणवाक्षर में शोभित  

ये तीनों एका ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


त्रिगुणस्वामी जी की आरति  

जो कोइ नर गावे ।  

कहत शिवानंद स्वामी  

सुख संपति पावे ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


—– Addition —-  


लक्ष्मी व सावित्री  

पार्वती संगा ।  

पार्वती अर्द्धांगी,  

शिवलहरी गंगा ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


पर्वत सोहैं पार्वती,  

शंकर कैलासा ।  

भांग धतूर का भोजन,  

भस्मी में वासा ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


जटा में गंग बहत है,  

गल मुण्डन माला ।  

शेष नाग लिपटावत,  

ओढ़त मृगछाला ॥  

जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


काशी में विराजे विश्वनाथ,  

नंदी ब्रह्मचारी ।  

नित उठ दर्शन पावत,  

महिमा अति भारी ॥  

ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा…॥  


ॐ जय शिव ओंकारा,  

स्वामी जय शिव ओंकारा।  

ब्रह्मा, विष्णु, सदाशिव,  

अर्द्धांगी धारा ॥ 

Meaning of Shiv Ji ki Aarti 

O Shiva, glory to you! Omkara, glory to you! May Vishnu, Brahma, and the entire pantheon of gods, including Lord Shiva, heal my ailments! 

You play the roles of all three Gods – Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva – as the Absolute, True Being, Consciousness, and Bliss. You have four faces as Brahma, one as Vishnu, and five as Shiva. You all make everyone happy who sees you. As Brahma, you prefer to ride on the back of a swan; as Vishnu, you sit on the back of Garuda and as Shiva, you ride on the sacred bull, all of these are ready. O Great Shiva, please remove my afflictions! 

You have two arms as Brahma, four as Vishnu, and ten as Shiva (Dashabaahu), all of which are breathtakingly beautiful. The inhabitants of the three worlds are all enchanted as soon as they see you. O great Lord Shiva, please remove my afflictions. 

You are, O great Lord, wearing a garland of Rudraksha, another of skulls, and a third of forest flowers; your forehead is smeared with sandal paste and musk, glistening in the moonlight which it holds. Please help me to be free of my ailments. 

O great Lord Shiva, your body is dressed in yellow and white clothes and tiger skin, and you are accompanied by gods such as Brahma, troops of goblins, and divine seers such as Sanaka. Please help me to be free of my ailments. 

You hold akamandalu (the mendicants’ water-jar) in one hand and a trident in the other; you destroy all distress, bring happiness to all, and sustain the entire universe, O great Lord Shiva, may you cure me of all my ailments! 

The ignorant recognize Vishnu, Brahma, and Shiva as separate gods, but they are all fused into a single mystic syllable ‘OM.’ Please help me be free of my ailments. 

“He who recites this Arti of the god the three Gunas— rajas, satta, and tamas—achieves fulfillment of his heart’s desire,” says Swami Shivananda. May you, O great Lord Omkara, heal my afflictions. 

 How to perform Lord Shiva Aarti? 

Before performing Lord Shiva Aarti, devotees must meditate upon him and worship him. Ancient Hindu scriptures mention some powerful ways and rules to be followed while worshipping Shiv Ji. Most people are unaware of traditional methods of worshipping Lord Shiva, and well, here it is: 

  • Take a bath and sit in front of the picture of Lord Shiva or Shivling. 
  • Dhyanam: Take some flowers in hand and meditate upon Shiva. 
  • Avahana: Recite Maha Mrityunjay Mantra or Shiva Beej Mantra to call Lord Shiva.  
  • Asana: Offer a new cloth to Shiv Ji to sit and offer some flowers 
  • Aachamana: Offer clean water to Lord. 
  • Snana: Pour water, curd, ghee, milk, sugar, and Panchamruth on the idol of Lord Shiva. After this, pour sandal powder and sprinkle clean water.  
  • Vastra: Offer new clothes to Shiv Ji and perfume, sandal powder, akshat, garland, and some flowers.  
  • Yajnopavita: Offer janeu to Lord. 
  • Dhoopam: Lit incense sticks and show dhoop to Lord Shiva. 
  • Deepam: Lit a Diya with pure ghee.  
  • Naivedyam: Offer fruits and sweets to Lord Shiva 
  • Tamboolam: Offer betel nuts and betel leaves  
  • Dakshina: With coconut offer Dakshina  
  • Recitate: Now do the Shiva Aarti 
  • Recitate: After the Aarti, do not forget to ask for forgiveness. 

Which is the best day to worship Lord Shiva? 

For worshipping Lord Shiva, Monday is considered the most auspicious day. It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on Monday has extra spiritual benefits. Fasting and praying to Lord Shiva on Monday can fulfill all the desires. The reason behind this is the famous legend of rescuing Moon from the curse of Daksha.  

What are the benefits of performing Lord Shiva’s aarti?

  • Doing aarti with devotion and love in heart appeases Lord Shiva, and he protects his devotees from any negativity or difficulty. 
  • Reciting Lord Shiva’s aarti help enhance the overall physical and mental health and keeps away all the illnesses from him.  
  • This aarti is very powerful and helps one concentrate better and become more ambitious and successful in life.  
  • Lord Shiva is also known as a destroyer, and he can help you attain Moksha’s afterlife and freedom from the cycle of births and deaths.  
  • Reciting this aarti can remove hurdles from your life so that you can lead your life with comfort and ease.  
  • Reciting Lord Shiva’s aarti results in the release of Satva frequencies and extends peace to one’s mind and soul.  
  • Reciting Shiva’s aarti loud and clear generate positivity and removes bad thoughts from the mind. 
  • Aarti’s scientifically proven benefit is sounds from the drum and bell produce specific waves and traverse the surroundings. It kills bacteria in the air and reduces air pollution. Additionally, dhoop creates positive energy in devotees.  
  • Shiva aarti is sometimes performed with camphor, which burns without leaving a trace. Camphor represents our inherent tendencies – ego and vasana- creating distance between God and us. So, like camphor, we must burn our vasana and ego to get closer to God.  
  • Aarti removes all the obstacles in life.  
  • The Shiv Ji aarti gives humans the courage to face difficulties in life and protects them from bad luck. 
  • Worshipping Shiva blesses you with the boon of a happy married life.  
  • Performing Shiv Ji’s aarti takes you closer to the higher power and helps you attain Moksha.

Significance of Shivji’s Aarti 

Om Jai Shiv Omkara is the glorious and powerful Shri Shivji Aarti. Lord Shiva is Shakti, Shiva is the destroyer, and he is the god of both creation and destruction. Lord Shiva is one of the trinity. Lord Shiva is known by several names, including Mahadeva, Mahayogi, Pashupati, Nataraja, Bhairav, Vishwanath, Bhava, and Bhole Nath. Lord Shiva is perhaps also the most soft-hearted of the Hindu gods, who can be appeased very easily. One who recites Shri Shiv Aarti ‘Om Jai Shiv Omkara Aarti’ to please the Lord gets rid of all problems and fulfills his heart’s desire. 

Prominent Mantras of Lord Shiva to chant before his Aarti

  • Rudra Mantra – for wish fulfillment 

नमो भगवते रूद्राय  

  • Shiva Panchakshari Mantra – for long life, health, wealth, peace, prosperity, and contentment 

नमः शिवाय  

  • Shiva Gayatri Mantra – to discover inner happiness and divinity 

तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात  

  • Shiv Dhyan Mantra – to ward off all the evil forces 

करचरणकृतं वाक् कायजं कर्मजं वा श्रवणनयनजं वा मानसंवापराधं 

विहितं विहितं वा सर्व मेतत् क्षमस्व जय जय करुणाब्धे श्री महादेव शम्भो  

  • Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra – warding off untimely death 

त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्। 

उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात्  

  • Shiva Mantra – to boost inner strength and potential and dispel fear 

मृत्युञ्जयाय रुद्राय नीलकन्ताय शंभवे। 

अमृतेषाय सर्वाय महादेवाय ते नमः

Learn Also Famous Mantras

ओम भूर्भव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं ।


भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो न: प्रचोदयात्।।  

Gayatri Mantra
“ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम्।
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान् मृत्योर्मुक्षीय मामृतात्॥” 
Mahamrityunjay Mantra 
ॐ आरोग्य प्रदायकाय सूर्याय नमःSurya Namaskar Mantras  
ॐ यक्षाय कुबेराय वैश्रवणाय धनधान्याधिपतये
धनधान्यसमृद्धिं मे देहि दापय स्वाहा॥
Kuber Mantra

Significance of performing Shiv Aarti on Shivratri 

Maha Shivratri, which translates to ‘Great Night of Lord Shiva’, is one of the most auspicious days of the year. It is believed that on this day, Lord Shiva consumed the poison or the halaahala to save this world. He did not swallow the halaahala but stored it in the mid of his throat, because of which he came to be known as Neelkanth (the one with the blue throat). As per another story, Lord Shiva married Mata Parvati on this auspicious day.             

Maha Shivratri is splendidly celebrated all around the globe. Devotees visit Shiva temple on this day, some observe fast, some meditate, and some dance under the spell of bhaang or datura. People sing Aarti in the glory of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati.  

By waving oil lamps lighted with multiple ignited cotton wicks in a clockwise motion while singing the Aarti, devotees can pay tribute to the power that rules the universe. Performing Aarti on Shivratri has special significance. In the yogic world, it is believed that the sky is highly charged during this day and everyone’s prayers reach Lord Shiva on this day. This day is crucial for meditators, and they can reap maximum results from their sadhana.   

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Frequently Asked Questions

When to chant Om Jai Shiv Omkara aarti?  

The ideal time to chant Om Jai Shiv Omkara is early in the morning before 6 am.   

Who wrote Shiva aarti?  

Pandit Shardha Ram Phillauri wrote Om Jai Shiv Omkara.  

Which is the best day to worship Lord Shiva?  

It is believed that worshipping Lord Shiva on Monday gives desired results. On this day, you can please Lord Shiva by doing Abhishek, worship, and aarti. Those who observe fast on Monday get all their wishes fulfilled. At the same time, offer Belpatra, Bhaang (cannabis), Datura, Madar, Gangajal, cow’s milk, honey, etc., to Lord Shiva in worship. Then recite Shiv Chalisa. In the end, you can take virtuous benefits by doing the aarti of Lord Shiva.  

Can a girl worship Lord Shiva?  

It is believed that if unmarried girls worship Lord Shiva with an honest desire and true heart, Shiva blesses them with their desired boon.    

Why is milk offered to Lord Shiva?  

Also known as the destroyer, Lord Shiva is one of the furious Gods. He performs tandava (dance depicting the cycle of creation and destruction of the universe) from time to time. To calm down Shiva, devotees offer soothing ingredients link water, milk, and honey.   

What should be not offered to Lord Shiva?  

Devotees should not offer kumkum, tulsi, conch, Haldi, coconut water, kewda, tulsi, and broken rice to Lord Shiva.