Shivaratri puja is one of the auspicious Hindu rituals to perform on Mahashivratri. There are some simple Shiva Mantras or stotras or prayers to chant during Shivaratri puja procedure. It is to note that Mahashivaratri 2016 date is March 7.
Bilvashtakam, Lingshtakam, Shiva Astakam, Shiva Panchakshari mantram, Shiva Chalisa, Shiva Aarti, Shiva Sahasranama stotram are some important stotras to chant during Shivratri pooja.
Shivaratri Puja Sankalpa (Shivaratri Vratha Sankalpam)
“Shivaratri Vratham hyethath karishyeham mahaphalam
nirvighnam kuru devatra twatprasadath jagatpathe
chaturdashyam nirahaaro bhuthwa shambho pare hani
bhokshye ham bhukti mukthyartham saranam mebhaveshwara”
Here are the links for lyrics or text of some other important Shivaratri Mantras….
Bilvashtakam– Shiva stotram to chant during Bilva puja or Bilvapatra abhishekam
Lingashtakam – Octet to Linga form of Lord Shiva
Shiva Chalisa – 40 verses dedicated to Lord Shiva
Shivashtakam – Octet to Lord Shiva
Read the detailed Shivaratri Puja Procedure – Step-wise Shivalinga pooja method
Maha Shivaratri Puja Vidhi Video