Namah Shivaya is an important and popular mantra
and Shaivism. It is the mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva
. Shaivism is a sect that claims that the most important God
is Shiva. The origin of this mantra dates back to thousands of years and is mentioned Krishna
Yajurveda in the Shree Rudram hymn. And also in Rudrashtadhyayi which is a part of the Shukla Yajurveda.
It is referred to as Shiva Panchakshara or simply Panchakshara, meaning the mantra of "five syllables" (excluding Om).
The Gem of All Life (Jiva-Ratnam) is said to be the name of Shiva. 'Shiva' simply means auspicious. The Lord is so full of love
that it's said that love itself is Shiva.
Who is Lord Shiva?
Copper Statue of Shiva Mahadev Painted Face