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Chants of Shiva

by Manish Vyas
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released 11. December 2021


Adiyogi. The Shiva Mantra Album by Manish Vyas

ADIYOGI:chants of Shiva

"This album was inspired in the energy of Shiva, who can be the most compassionate one, to the most fierce "Kalbhairav." It is an immense privilege and a blessing to have a lifetime opportunity to musically interact with these ancient, powerful and beautiful chants.

"In my perspective, meditating on the sounds of Shiva can bring an integration, an awakening and stability within oneself. Since childhood, these sacred sounds have surrounded and embraced me time and again, and I am sure it will give the listener and meditator a sense of centering, focus, strength and receptivity to Shiva’s grace and blessings. And when one is in that space, the aura becomes like a Shivalinga, which is the seed of the Universe, as we say in India."

Manish Vyas

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  अच्छे हैं... सभी अच्छे हैं!

    चरेवेति, चरेवेति।

    with HIS blessings - WHOSOEVER


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Sanskrit is known as the language of the Gods. Its alphabet is like a mantra with immense power. Sanskrit is said to have emerged from the sound of Shiva's drum, known as Damru. Shiva also played his Damru as the universe was created. These sounds are able to create, maintain, regulate, transform, destroy.


Such is the power of sacred sound, such is the energy of Shiva and the mantras, stotras and prayers presented in this album. Feel this energy through the music from India and the ancient texts, which can have amazing power and protective, uplifting, energizing, transforming effects.

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Shiva is not a person, it represents an energy. It is the energy of strength, courage, truth, invincibility, simplicity, integrity, awareness, clarity of thought, fearless action. Shiva is all that Is: Eternity, Infinity, Totality

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Album Content
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1. Shiva Panchākshar Stotram: 5.44
2. Shiva Prātah Smaran Stotram: 4.12
3. Lingāshtakam: 7.08
4. Mahā Mrityunjaya Mantra: 6.57
5. Shiva Tāndava Stotram: 8.33
6. Rudrāshtakam: 5.54
7. Shivāshtak: 5.36
8. Shiva Shadākshara Stotram: 7.39
9. Kālbhairavāshtakam: 5.52
10. Om Namah Shivāy: 6.56
Total time: 64.31



Om Sai Ram

Jai Osho, Jai Gurudev


om namah shivay


The word “Shiva” also means auspiciousness and perfection. Shiva is considered the “Lord of Immortality” as He has conquered Death. Uttering the very name of Lord Shiva rejuvenates the body, mind, and soul. Shiva Mantras come empowered with tremendous protective powers. Chanting of Shiva Mantras helps to become more fearless, fulfill our genuine missions and ultimately attain ultimate liberation known as Moksha.



“At the end of His Cosmic Dance, Shiva, with a view to bless the sages, played on His Damaru fourteen times, from which emerged fourteen Sutras, popularly known as Shiva Sutras or Maheshvara Sutras”



chanting for shiva om namah shivay


From the Mantra practice point of view, it is said that chanting of Shiva Mantras helps to dispel fear. They are particularly helpful in dispelling the fear of change and protecting against sorrows.

These mantras have the power to develop a person’s inner potential and strength and helpful in cleansing the body and mind.

Shiva Mantras can be chanted or heard when one feels weak and drained of energy both on physical as well as mental planes. Japa of Shiva Mantras is considered an astrological remedy to remove the negative influences of the “Maraka” planet that may affects one’s  astrological chart.

Album Credits
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Manish Vyas: Vocals, Santoor, Tabla, Percussions, Keyboards, Programming

Padmakar Gujar: Pakhavaj, Dholak, Percussions

Milind Date: Bansuri Flute

Bapu Padmanabha: Flute on "Mahāmrityunjaya Mantra"

Chanelle Jetter: Vocals and harmonies on: 1. Shiv Panchākshar
Stotram, 5. Shiv Tāndav Stotram, 8. Shiv Shadākshar Stotram

Choir from India female and male, directed/recorded by Kardamsharma Joshi

Recorded at: Samasati Studio, St. Gallen, Switzerland;
Musical Star, Pune, India and Harshal Kardamsharma
Musicography, Mumbai, India

All songs composed* and arranged by Manish Vyas.
*except "Om Namah Shivāy" a traditional song from India

All songs mixed and mastered by Advait Patwardhan, Pancham Studio, Pune, India, except "Shivāshtak" by Kardamsharma Joshi, Mumbai, India.


CD Design, texts, Creative inputs: Vanesa Nau
Producer, Creative Director, Publisher : Manish Vyas


best chants for shiva

As per the Rig Veda Lord Siva brought the Sanskrit alphabet sequence and the Sanskrit language to earth. The sounds of the alphabet originated from Lord Shiva’s ‘damru’ or drum.

Shiva is the first Yogi: Adiyogi.


1. Shiva Panchākshar Stotram | Shiva Prātah Smaran Stotram | 3. Lingāshtakam | 4. Mahā Mrityunjaya Mantra | 5. Shiva Tāndava Stotram | 6. Rudrāshtakam | 7. Shivāshtak | 8. Shiva Shadākshara Stotram | 9. Kālbhairavāshtakam | 10. Om Namah Shivāy

In the Sanatan Dharma mythology, Brahma is called as the one who creates the Universe, Vishnu is the one who preserves the Universe and the third one Shiva, in the end, destroys the Universe. Symbolically, Shiva represents the inner self or truth, which remains intact even when everything else ends.


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