Sadashiva & Mahasadashiva: Highest Form of Lord Shiva

Sadashiva is the one of the forms of Lord Shiva. It is believed that Sadashiva is the highest form of Lord Shiva, which has which depicts a deeper philosophy of spiritualism, humanism and existence of God.

The form of Sadashiva is also known with the other names like Paramashiva and Parameshwara, both of them giving the same meaning of what Sadashiva means.

Lord Sadashiva particularly signifies the five powers of Lord Shiva, the prominent one being the power of revealing the grace. The Lord Sadashivam is believed to exist in five faces, each facing one direction. The face Looking upward is Ishana, the one facing east is Tatpurusha, the one facing westward is Sadyojata, Northward is Vamadeva and the one facing southward is Aghora.

Maha is a term used in Sanskrit to add more value or weight to the existing event or entity, which means Grand or Great. Here, Mahasadashivam is adding more grandeur to the main essence of Sadashivam. The Lord Mahasadashivamurthi is believed to have countless number of faces and arms.

Sadashiva’s presence has been in felt in many Slokas related to Lord Shiva. It is mentioned in one of such Slokas of Namakam Chamakam. Sadashiva has also several implications. The word ‘Sada’ means also forever and it is also observed that the word ‘Sada’ has the roots from the ‘Sath’, which means Good. And the terms like ‘Sadashiva’ and ‘Sadananda’, which mean Lord of Good deeds and Lord of Pleasure and Happiness, originate from ‘Sath’. Thus, Sadashiva is the lord who remains always in the souls of Beings, routing them to Good deeds, Happiness and Pleasure.

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  1. Nagavarapu Chandra Mohan says:

    Based on Shiva Sahasra Naama Stotram :
    OM NAMAHA SHIVAAYA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan
    OM UMAPATHAYE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Husband of Uma Bhagavathi
    OM VISHNUVALLABHAAYA NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Husband of Mohini (Vishnu Bhagavaan)
    OM GANAPATHAYE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is Ganapathi, the Commander of Shiva Bhagavaans Ganaas
    OM SENAPATHAYE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is Senapathi, the Commander of Shiva Bhagavaans Army
    OM SARVALOKAPRAJAAPATHAYE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Administrator of All Kinds of Worlds in the Universe
    OM SARVESHAAMPRANEENAAMPATHAYE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Husband of All Kinds of Creatures in the Universe
    OM GRAHAPATHAYE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Husband or Leader of All Planets in the Universe
    OM SARVAATHMANE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Soul in Everything in the Universe
    OM SARVABHOOTHATHMANE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Soul in All The Elements Required for Sustenance of Life in All Kinds of Worlds in the Universe
    OM DEVATHATHMANE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Soul in All Kinds of Gods in All Kinds of Worlds in the Universe
    OM SARVASHUBHANKARAAYA NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is Auspicious
    OM SARVAKARMABANDHAVIMOCHANAAYA NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who can relieve his devotees from all kinds of bondages in the Universe
    OM BHAKTHAVATHSALAAYA NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who Loves or Shows Affection Towards Devotees
    OM MUKTHATEJASE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who Blesses Salvation or Liberation to the Souls of Devotees
    OM BHAGAVATHE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Supreme God SadhaShiva in the Universe
    OM PARAMATHMANE NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Supreme Soul in the Universe
    OM PARAMESHWARAAYA NAMAHA
    Salutations to Shiva Bhagavaan who is the Supreme Administrator and Supreme God in the Universe

    SADHAASHIVA SADHAASHIVA SADHAASHIVA SADHAASHIVA

  2. Vishnay says:

    pictures of the highest form of Lord Shiva