Nirvana Shatakam -निर्वाण षटकम्

  • Title: Nirvana Shatakam
  • Genre: Stotra
  • Language: Sanskrit
  • Length: 3:35 minutes (3.28 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

॥ निर्वाण षटकम्॥
मनो बुद्ध्यहंकारचित्तानि नाहम् न च श्रोत्र जिह्वे न च घ्राण नेत्रे
न च व्योम भूमिर् न तेजॊ न वायु: चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥

न च प्राण संज्ञो न वै पञ्चवायु: न वा सप्तधातुर् न वा पञ्चकोश:
न वाक्पाणिपादौ न चोपस्थपायू चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥

न मे द्वेष रागौ न मे लोभ मोहौ मदो नैव मे नैव मात्सर्य भाव:
न धर्मो न चार्थो न कामो ना मोक्ष: चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥

न पुण्यं न पापं न सौख्यं न दु:खम् न मन्त्रो न तीर्थं न वेदा: न यज्ञा:
अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥

न मृत्युर् न शंका न मे जातिभेद: पिता नैव मे नैव माता न जन्म
न बन्धुर् न मित्रं गुरुर्नैव शिष्य: चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥

अहं निर्विकल्पॊ निराकार रूपॊ विभुत्वाच्च सर्वत्र सर्वेन्द्रियाणाम्
न चासंगतं नैव मुक्तिर् न मेय: चिदानन्द रूप: शिवोऽहम् शिवॊऽहम् ॥

English Transliteration:
Mano Budhyahankaar Chitani Naaham, Na Cha Shrotra Jihve Na Cha Ghraana netre
Na Cha Vyoma Bhumir Na Tejo Na Vayuh, Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Na Cha Praana Sanjno Na Vai Pancha Vaayuhu, Na Vaa Sapta Dhaatur Na Va Pancha Koshah
Na Vaak Paani Paadau Na Chopasthapaayuh, Chidaananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Na Me Dvesha Raagau Na Me Lobha Mohau, Mado Naiva Me Naiva Maatsarya Bhaavah
Na Dharmo Na Chaartho Na Kaamo Na Moksha, Chidaananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Na Punyan Na Paapan Na Saukhyan Na Dukham, Na Mantro Na Tirthan Na Vedaah Na Yajnaah
Aham Bhojanan Naiv Bhojyan Na Bhoktaa, Chidaananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Na Mrityur Na Shanka Na Me Jaati Bhedah, Pitaa Naiva Me Naiva Maataa Na Janma
Na Bandhur Na Mitram Guru Naiva Shishyah, Chidaananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

Aham Nirvikalpo Niraakaara Rupo, Vibhutvaaccha Sarvatra Sarvendriyaanaam
Na Chaa Sangatan Naiva Muktir Na meyah Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham

1) I am not mind, nor intellect, nor ego, nor the reflections of inner self. I am not the five senses. I am beyond that. I am not the ether, nor the earth, nor the fire, nor the wind (i.e. the five elements). I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

2) Neither can I be termed as energy (Praana), nor five types of breath (Vaayu), nor the seven material essences (dhaatu), nor the five coverings (panca-kosha). Neither am I the five instruments of elimination, procreation, motion, grasping, or speaking. I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

3) I have no hatred or dislike, nor affiliation or liking, nor greed, nor delusion, nor pride or haughtiness, nor feelings of envy or jealousy. I have no duty (dharma), nor any money, nor any desire (refer: kama), nor even liberation (refer: moksha). I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

4) I have neither virtue (punya), nor vice (paapa). I do not commit sins or good deeds, nor have happiness or sorrow, pain or pleasure. I do not need mantras, holy places, scriptures, rituals or sacrifices (yajna). I am none of the triad of the observer or one who experiences, the process of observing or experiencing, or any object being observed or experienced. I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

5) I do not have fear of death, as I do not have death. I have no separation from my true self, no doubt about my existence, nor have I discrimination on the basis of birth. I have no father or mother, nor did I have a birth. I am not the relative, nor the friend, nor the guru, nor the disciple. I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

6) I am all pervasive. I am without any attributes, and without any form. I have neither attachment to the world, nor to liberation. I have no wishes for anything because I am everything, everywhere, every time, always in equilibrium. I am indeed, That eternal knowing and bliss, Shiva, love and pure consciousness.

Amulyaji, Pl tell me what is the origin / source of this ''Naham Manushyo ........''
I would be grateful for reply ,

Regards, Madhav

Conversation of Shankaracharya and Hastamalkyacharya.
You will get the same in all related books

one more thing. on hearing this Sage Sankara told this boy knows the Sathya just like the amla in one's palm. thus the name Hastamalaka was given by Sankara.

It is attributed to Hastamalakacharya

Om Namah Shivaya

Very Nice

thanks a lot for the translation and meaning!!!

Thanks for the meaning , i used to listen all the time , witouht knowing the meaning , i know the meaning now , God Bless you

Thank you

Nirvana Shatkam not only for reading and enjoying. it is for realise the fact of soul and the last satge of JIVA. We can't imagine this but when we STHIT in our soul and go to SAHASRAR then we feel the truth. there is nothing but only the soul.

Thanks a lot for posting the meaning in english. Thanks a lot :)

Very nice to find this composition in both Hindi & English along with its meaning.
Thank you.

i like mantras

i like this website thank you

thanks ...I was searching this when i know about shivohum.....101 %..true, and real...i realize,,,thanks again..

need sanskrit lord shiva related chant & slogam please. thank you

Even if all all the spiritual knowledge in this earth are to be destroyed , this one stotra is enough to lead us to Self Realization.




This is Nirvana indeed! whatever we call the penultimate state Zen etc.

man ko kfi shanti mili ise padh ka
shivohm shivohm

wow!!!!!!!!!............gr888888 feeling ....movement towards spirituality

Excellent philosophy of Nirvana. I like the word "Chidananda Rupah Shivoham Shivoham".

Adi Sankara is really a incarnation of Shiva.

Selvaraj M.

very nice. if it is with a back ground music wouldhave been wonderful - has background score and sounds amazing

Its available here - - check it out - really powerful :)


neelakantan you are absolutely right.

i always love the NIRVANA SHATAKAM.
it itself contains the crux of whole mind,and hindu dharma.
it has complete knoledge of OWN.

I agree with your view. Once we realize that Aadi Shankaracharya is saying that all human souls are pure and blessed and not bound by the earthly differences we attribute to the human form, the problems we are facing today due to the perceived differences between us will automatically disappear. That is the reason it is said that understanding true meaning of spirituality will usher in peace

very good.

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