Shiva Tandava Stotram

Shiva Tandava Stotram – In sanskrit with meaning

– composed by Ravana

शिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् – जटाटवीगलज्जल
Shiva Tandava Stotram: Jatatabi Galajjala

Sri Shiva

गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् ।
चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् ॥१॥

Gale-[A]valambya Lambitaam Bhujangga-Tungga-Maalikaam |
Cakaara Canndda-Taannddavam Tanotu Nah Shivah Shivam ||1||


(My Prostrations to Lord Shiva, the description of whose great Tandava Dance sends a thrill of Blessedness through the Devotees)
1.1: (There dances Shiva His Great Tandava) From His Huge Matted Hair like a Forest, is Pouring out and Flowing down the Sacred Water of the River Ganges, and making the Ground Holy; on that Holy Ground Shiva is dancing His Great Tandava Dance;
1.2: Supporting His Neck and Hanging down are the Lofty Serpents which are Adorning His Neck like Lofty Garlands,
1.3: His Damaru is continuously Weaving out the Sound – DamadDamadDamadDamad – and filling the Air all around,
1.4: Shiva Performed such a Passionate Tandava; O my Lord Shiva, Please Extend the Auspicious Tandava Dance within our beings also.