Maha Shivratri Songs – A Shiv Bhajan Playlist

Maha Shivratri, derived from the Sanskrit words “Mahā” meaning great, “Shiva” referring to the deity, and “Ratri” meaning night, is an annual Hindu festival held in reverence of Lord Shiva.

Maha shivratri songs

When is Maha Shivratri celebrated?

Celebrated between February and March, Maha Shivratri holds significant spiritual importance in Hindu culture. According to the Hindu lunar calendar, this auspicious festival occurs on the fourteenth day of the dark (waning) phase of the lunar month of Phalguna or Magha. This year it will be celebrated on Friday, March 8th.

Why do we celebrate Maha Shivratri?

The festival is a commemoration of the divine union between Shiva and Parvati, symbolizing the cosmic balance and the divine union of masculine and feminine energies. Additionally, it marks the occasion when Lord Shiva performs his celestial dance, known as the Tandava, representing creation, preservation, and destruction, all in harmonious rhythm. On this special occasion, here is our playlist of Maha Shivratri songs.

Maha Shivaratri Celebrations Across India and Beyond

Maha Shivratri in India:

Tamil Nadu: The Annamalaiyar Temple in Tiruvannamalai district hosts elaborate celebrations with rituals like Girivalam, a 14-kilometer barefoot walk around the temple. The Isha Foundation also organizes significant events, attended even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Special pujas are held at Pancharamas and other prominent temples like Srisailam. Devotees flock to various sites like Srikalahasti, Mahanandi, and Keesaragutta for special prayers and rituals.

Himachal Pradesh: Mandi hosts a famous fair attracting devotees from all over. The town, known as the “Cathedral of Temples,” witnesses the convergence of numerous deities.

Central India: Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain and Tilwara Ghat in Jabalpur witness large congregations of devotees. The festival is celebrated fervently in Shaiva communities.

Punjab and Gujarat: Shobha Yatras in Punjab and Maha Shivaratri Mela at Bhavnath near Junagadh in Gujarat are significant events.

West Bengal and Odisha: Unmarried girls and boys observe the festival fervently, with rituals aimed at seeking suitable partners. Special anointing rituals and worship ceremonies are held in temples across these states.

Kashmir: Celebrated as “Herath,” Maha Shivaratri is marked by elaborate rituals over a fortnight, associated with the appearance of Bhairava.

Maha Shivaratri in Nepal:

Maha Shivaratri is a national holiday celebrated widely, especially in temples like Pashupatinath. Devotees perform holy rituals, and the Nepali Army also marks the occasion with a ceremony at Tundikhel. It’s customary for worshippers to stay up all night, smoke marijuana, and visit temples.

Maha Shivaratri in Pakistan:

The Shree Ratneshwar Mahadev Temple in Karachi sees massive gatherings of devotees who fast, perform puja, and carry holy water from the Ganges to bathe the idol of Shiva.

International Maha Shivaratri Celebration:

Indo-Caribbean Communities: Thousands of Hindus across multiple countries spend the night in temples, offering special halls to Shiva.

Mauritius: Hindus make pilgrimages to places like Ganga Talao, a crater lake, to celebrate Maha Shivaratri.

Evergreen Maha Shivratri Songs/Shiv Bhajan

Listen to these evergreen Maha Shivratri songs to make your festival more vibrant:

Satyam Shivam Sundaram by Lata Mangeshkar

Satyam Shivam Sundaram – 2

Ishvar Satya Hai

Satya Hii Shiv Hai

Shiv Hii Sundar Hai

Satyam Shivam Sundaram – 2

“Satyam Shivam Sundaram” is an evergreen Maha Shivratri song from the movie ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ in the legendary voice of Lata Mangeshkar. The song celebrates the divine qualities of truth, beauty, and the eternal essence of Lord Shiva. The song transcends time and touches the hearts of listeners with its lyrics and enchanting melody.

 Shambhu (Om Namah Shivay) by Traxeon

Om Namah Shivaay

Naam se jiske ha jiske chalti ye pawan

Naam se jiske ha jiske jhoome ye gagan

Naam se uske haa uske hue main magan

Naam se uske haa uske hua main magan

“Shambhu,” written by Deepak Bachchan, describes the sentiments of a devotee towards Lord Shiva. Reflecting on the genesis of this Maha Shivratri song, Bachchan recounts his lyrical journey inspired by a transformative visit to the Amarnath temple nestled in the Himalayas. “Shambhu” is an ode of gratitude to Lord Shiva, whose presence he sensed in every facet of the divine surroundings. The composition of “Shambhu” is credited to the renowned duo Traxeon and Mukul, celebrated for their consistent delivery of exceptional musical pieces. Notably, Traxeon lends his mesmerizing voice to the song amplifying the vibe of “Shambhu.”

Namo Namo By Amit Trivedi

Namo Namo Ji Shankara

Bholenath Shankara

Jai Triloknath Shambhu

Hey Shivay Shankara

The Bollywood movie ‘Kedarnath’ features a devotional Shiv song titled “Namo Namo.” Released in 2018, this Hindi film stars the renowned actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role, alongside Sara Ali Khan. Rajput’s portrayal of Mansoor, a diligent Muslim porter, gained immense acclaim, especially during the poignant rendition of “Namo Namo” while carrying pilgrims’ luggage at the Kedarnath Temple. This song, composed by Amit Trivedi, adds a deeply spiritual dimension to the film’s narrative.

Man Mera Mandir Shiv Meri Puja by Anuradha Paudwal

Man mera mandir~~ shiv meri poojaa~

Man mera mandir shiv meri pooja

Shiv se bada nahi koi duja

Bol satyam shivam bol tu sundaram

“Man Mera Mandir Shiv Meri Puja” is one of the soulful Maha Shivratri songs that shows devotion and reverence towards Lord Shiva. Sung by the melodious Anuradha Paudwal, this song is a part of the album “Shiv Aaradhana” and is composed by Dilip Sen – Sameer Sen.

Mera Shankar Shambhu by Ankush Ambarsariya & Akky Duke


O…mera shankar shambhu


O…mera shankar shambhu

Shankara,” a powerful bhakti rap song is dedicated to the mighty Lord of the Lords, Mahadev. This Maha Shivratri song carries a divine aura as we pay homage to the Neelkanth, the one with the radiant blue throat, adorned with Bhasma (sacred ash) and worshiped through the majestic Shivling. This song brings together the essence of devotion and rap, weaving a tapestry of words that showcase the glory of Mahadev. The video captures the enchanting moments of his renowned Nritya on the Shamshaan, where his cosmic dance unfolds, captivating both mortals and celestial beings alike. Manifest your prayers by enchanting the divine names: Chandrashekhar, Gangadhari, Trishul Dhari, and Tripurari.

Babam Bam by Paradox

Bhola Mere Bhole Mere Bhola Mere

Tu Hee Andhera Tu Hee Savera Hain

Devon ka Bhi Daanav Ka Bhi

Tu Pooja Hai Maanavta Ki

“Bam Bam” by Paradox is a trendy rap-style Mahadev song. The song was performed in Hustle 2.0. The lyrics are a blend of rap-style music with devotional words.

Har Har Shambhu by Abhilipsa Panda and Jeetu Sharma

Kapoorgauram karunavataram sansarasaram bhujgendraharam

Kapoorgauram karunavataram sansarasaram bhujgendraharam

Sada vasant hrudayarvinde bhavam bhavani sahitam namami

Sada vasant hrudayarvinde bhavam bhavani sahitam namami

“Har Har Shambhu” is a devotional Maha Shivratri song that pays homage to the great Lord Shiva. With powerful vocals by Abhilipsa Panda and Jeetu Sharma, and composed and written by the talented Jeetu Sharma, this song is a heartfelt expression of reverence towards the deity.

Kailash Ka Wasi by Kumar Rohit Sharma

Kailash Ka Wasi Bhola Mera Yaar Hai

Wo Damru Wala Baba Mera Yaar Hai

“Kailash Ka Wasi” by Kumar Rohit Sharma is one of the latest Maha Shivratri Song. This song is for all the Shiv Bhakts. It is said that Bholenath or Mahadev is not hard to please, if your intentions are pure and there is love in your heart, all your wishes can be granted by Mahadev.

Bolo Har Har Har by Mithoon

Na Aadi na ant hai uska

Woh sabka na inka unka

Wohi hai maala

Wohi hai manka

Mast malang wo apni dhunn ka

“Bolo Har Har Har” is the powerful Maha Shivratri song from the Bollywood film “Shivaay.” The movie follows the story of Shivaay, a Himalayan mountaineer who appears as an ordinary man but can transform into a fierce protector of his family when needed. The music for this intense track is composed by Mithoon and features powerful lyrics that evoke the essence of Shiva, the destroyer and protector. The song pays homage to Lord Shiva, showcasing his various forms and attributes, and highlights his significance in Hindu mythology.

Shiv Tandav Stotram by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Tandon

Jatatavi galajjala pravaah pavitasthale,

Galeavalambya lambitam bhujang thung malikam,

Damadda madda damadda madda manninaad vadd marvayam,

Chakaar chand tandavam tanotu nah shivah shivam.

Shiv Tandav Stotram,” one of the mesmerizing Maha Shivratri songs performed by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Tandon, with music composed by Sachet-Parampara. The lyrics, penned by Yogesh Dubey and Traditional sources, are a homage to Lord Shiva, the powerful and revered deity in Hindu mythology. With its enchanting verses and rhythmic beats, “Shiv Tandav Stotram” narrates the grandeur and might of Lord Shiva, known by various names like Shiv Shankar, Neelkanth, and Gangadhar. It describes his divine attributes, his cosmic dance of creation and destruction (Tandav), and his role as the ultimate protector and benefactor.

Shankar Da Nazara by Kumar Sanjeev

“Shankar Da Nazara” by Kumar Sanjeev is one of the latest Shiv songs. The bhakti song is written by Sagar and composed by Surinder Jogia. Gagan Sindhu is the music producer and video direction is by Sidhi Production. The Supreme Lord, Lord of the Lords, ‘Mahadev’ is also known as Neelkanth.

Hindi Shiv Tandav Stotra by Ashutosh Rana

“Hindi Shiv Tandav Stotra” by Ashutosh Rana is one of the trending Shiv songs. This version of year-old Shiv Tandav Stotra has gained several audiences and the audio was trending on Instagram with several reels created using the same audio.

Bam Lahiri by Kailash Kher

Hath Jodke Bolke Kawarda

Hath Jodke Bolke Kawarda

Teeno Lok Safey Basti Mein

Teeno Lok Safey Basti Mein

Aap Batey Viraanein Mein Thi

Aap Batey Viraanein Mein Thi

“Bam Lahiri,” is a famous Maha Shivratri song brought to life in the music video by Kailash Kher. With its energetic beats and catchy lyrics, it’s a celebration of devotion to Lord Shiva. In the song, Kailash Kher passionately sings about devotion and surrender to Shiva, urging listeners to chant the name of the divine deity. The lyrics depict the intense reverence and love towards Shiva, the supreme lord of the cosmos. With its rhythmic chorus and powerful verses, “Bam Lahiri” invokes the presence of Shiva, portraying him as the ultimate protector and the source of all creation and destruction.

Deva Deva by Arijit Singh and Jonita Gandhi

Om Deva, Deva

Om Deva Deva, Namah

Namaho, Namah

Om Deva, Deva

Om Deva, Deva, Namah

Namaho, Namah, Om

“Deva Deva,” a mesmerizing track from the album of Brahmāstra, featuring the legendary trio of Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt. Composed by Pritam and penned by Amitabh Bhattacharya, this song is a tribute to the purest form of light and energy – fire, and the divine force behind it – Shiva. Arijit Singh and Jonita Gandhi lend their captivating voices to express the essence of love, light, and inspiration. The lyrics of this Maha Shivratri song are beautifully portrayed in the intensity of emotions, as depicted in lines like “Chingariyan ye jo mere seene mein hain dafan, Inko Zara deke hava ban jaaun main agan,” symbolizing the fire within the heart longing to be set free.

Main Shiv ka Shiv Mere by Hansraj Raghuwanshi

Main shiv ka hun shiv mere hai

Main aur kya mangu shankar se

Main shiv ka hun shiv mere hai

Main aur kya mangu shankar se

“Main Shiv Ka Hoon” by Hansraj Raghuwanshi, is one of the famous Shiv Bhajan that celebrates the devotee’s deep connection with Lord Shiva. With lyrics penned by Raviraj and music composed by Raviraj & Arick, this track is a heartfelt tribute to the divine. Hansraj Raghuwanshi’s powerful vocals echo the sentiments of devotion and gratitude towards Shiva. The lyrics beautifully express the devotee’s faith in a journey of spiritual awakening and surrender.

Mera Bhola Hai Bhandari by Hansraj Raghuwanshi

Mera bhola hai bhandari,

Kare nandi ki savari

Bhole nath re,

O shankar nath re

“Mera Bhola Hai Bhandari” by Hansraj Raghuwanshi is a captivating devotional Maha Shivratri song that reverberates with the divine presence of Lord Shiva. In this heartfelt composition, Hansraj Raghuwanshi serves as the singer, lyricist, and composer, delivering a soulful tribute to the beloved deity. The song is a melodious invocation to Lord Shiva, affectionately referred to as Bhole Nath and Mahadeva, the protector of all beings. With rhythmic beats and enchanting melodies, “Mera Bhola Hai Bhandari” celebrates the awe-inspiring attributes and benevolent nature of Shiva.

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Rudrashtakam By Agam

Namami Shamishan Nirvan Roopam

Vibhum Vyapakam Brahma Veda Swaroopam

Nijam Nirgunam Nirvikalpam Nireeham

Chidakaash Maakash Vaasam Bhajeham

“Rudrashtakam” sung by Agam is a divine Maha Shivratri song that praises the glory of Lord Shiva. This sacred Maha Shivratri song, with its mesmerizing verses, shows the various aspects of Shiva’s divine form and attributes. Each verse of the Rudrashtakam is a poetic portrayal of Shiva’s omnipresence and his role as the supreme consciousness. Through soul-stirring lyrics, the singer beautifully describes Shiva’s form as formless, yet omnipotent, dwelling in the cosmic expanse.

Shiv Panchakshar Stotra by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Tandon

Nagendraharya, Trilochanaya

Bhasmangaragaya, Mahesvaraya

Nitaya shudhaya, Digambaraya

Tasmai na karaya, Namah Shivaya

“Shiv Panchakshar Stotra” sung by Sachet Tandon and Parampara Tandon, is a divine ode to Lord Shiva that celebrates his omnipotence and grace. This sacred hymn, composed by Sachet-Parampara with traditional lyrics, invokes the blessings of Lord Shiva through mesmerizing melodies and heartfelt devotion. This Maha Shivratri song begins with verses praising the various manifestations of Lord Shiva, describing his divine attributes and eternal glory. As the singers chant the powerful mantra “Namah Shivaya,” listeners are transported into a state of spiritual elevation and reverence.


Maha Shivratri, a celebration of sacred Shiv-Parvati bond is one of the major Hindu festivals. A list of the latest and evergreen Shiv Bhajan is added here to make your festival feel more like it. May there be blessings of Lord Shiva on the whole world. Happy Maha Shivratri!

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