Ashtottara Shatanamavali, the 108 names of Gods and Goddesses

108 names of Gods and Goddesses

Ashta means number 8 and Shata means 100 in Sanskrit numbering system. So Ashtottara Shatanamavali literally means 108 names in an ordered list. Ashtottara Shatanamavali are there for all the major Gods and Goddesses. So Shiva Ashtottara Shatanamavali means 108 names corresponding to Lord Shiva.

The sacredness of Ashtottara Shatanamavali or 108 names of Gods

As per Hinduism and numerology, the number 9 is a sacred and mystical number, In the astrology, there are the 9 planets or nava grahas, the human body has 9 holes or 9 doors, the human fetus lives in the mother`s womb for 9 months etc. The Sree Yantra is made with the interjection of 4 upward and downward triangles and a total 9 of triangles. The Rama Navami and Nava Durga festivals are celebrated for 9 days.

So multiples of 9 are sacred, that is why the Mahabharata has 18 chapters, the Mahabharata war lasted for 18 days. There were total 18 armies in Kurukshetra battlei.e 11 from Kauravas and 7 from the Pandavas. The Bhagavat Gita contains 18 Chapters. There are 18 Puranas and 108 Upanishads. That is the reason 108 is a scared number, it is a multiple of number 9 or the number 108 is divisible of 9.

Hence there are 108 names for each Gods and Goddesses and praying with 108 names are 108 paths to reach that particular deity for their blessing.

Generally 108 names of deities are explanations of their Physical appearance, their forms, special powers, characteristics and what that particular god or goddess is associated that is wisdom, power, wealth etc, what is their Vahana or vehicle, some mythological incident that happened, their role, special powers, flags, the weapons they carry, their dressing, the ornaments they wear, who their son or daughter or husband or wife is and the demons they killed as per their avatar.


108 Names of Lord Vishnu

108 Names of Lord Vishnu

Vishnu is one of the fundamental deities of Hindu mythology. He is the preserver god of Hindu trinity and protects the universe from being destroyed and keeps it going.

108 Names of Vishnu, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Lakshmi

108 Names of Goddess Lakshmi

Goddess Lakshmi is the consort of the god Vishnu. She is one of the most popular goddesses of Hindu mythology and is known as the goddess of wealth, beauty and purity.

108 Names of Lakshmi, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Shiva

108 Names of Lord Shiva

Lord Shiva is known as the god of mercy and compassion. He protects the devotees from worldly evils such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom.

108 Names of Shiva, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Durga

108 Names of Goddess Durga

Sitting astride a lion or tiger, Goddess Durga battles the forces of evil in the world and protects her devotees. She is the consort of Lord Shiva.

108 Names of Durga, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Rama

108 Names of Lord Rama

Lord Sri Rama is the 7th avatar of the God Vishnu and the King of Ayodhya. Lord Rama ruled the kingdom of Ayodhya for eleven thousand years

108 Names of Sri Rama, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Sita

108 Names of Goddess Sita

Goddess Sita is the consort of Lord Rama. She is an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi. She is also She is considered as the Earth Goddess.

108 Names of Sita, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Krishna

108 Names of Lord Krishna

Lord Sri Krishna is the most broadly worshiped and one of the most prominent Hindu god. He is the eighth manifestation or avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu.

108 Names of Krishna, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Saraswati

108 Names of Goddess Saraswati

Goddess Saraswati is the consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. Goddess Saraswati is hailed as the Goddess of learning, learning, wisdom, music, and aesthetics in Hindu mythology.

108 Names of Saraswati, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha names

Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu god of beginnings is traditionally worshiped and invoked before any major events. He is known as the remover of obstacles.

108 Names of Ganesha, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Aiyappa

108 Names of Lord Aiyappa

Lord Aiyappa is the son of Vishnu and Shiva. To save the world from annihilation, Lord Vishnu incarnated as Mohini, and married Shiva. Lord Ayyappa was born out of this union.

108 Names of Aiyappa, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Murugan

108 Names of Lord Murugan

Lord Murugan or Kartikeya is the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Lord Murugan manifested for the sole purpose of killing Tarakasura.

108 Name-Subrahmanya Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Hanuman

108 Names of Lord Hanuman

Lord Hanuman is likely one of the most celebrated and respected figures in the Hindu Mythology. He is an incarnation of Lord Shiva and the son of the wind god Vayu.

108 Names - Anjaneya, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Venkateswara/ Srinivasa

108 Names of Lord Venkateswara, Srinivasa

Lord Vishnu manifested himself as Lord Venkateswara or Balaji. Lord Balaji is known as Kaliyuga Pratyaksha Daivam or the manifested lord of the Kali age which is the present age.

108 Names - Balaji, Venkateswara Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Narasimha

108 Names of Lord Narasimha

Lord Narasimha was the fourth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Maha Vishnu took this Avatar to eradicate evil demon Hiranyakasipu.

108 Names - Narasimha Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Kubera

108 Names of Lord Kubera

Lord Kubera is known as Dhanapati or the Hindu God of Wealth. He is the king of all Yakshas and the chief treasurer of the heavens.

108 Names - Kubera Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Sastha

108 Names of Lord Sastha

Lord Shasta is the name of a Hindu deity. He is identified with many deities like Aiyanar and Ayyappa.

108 Names - Sastha Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Shani

108 Names of Lord Shani

Lord Shani is the son of Surya or Sun God and Chhaya or the shadow goddess. Lord Shani is the God of Justice in Hindu religion.

108 Names - Shani Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Surya

108 Names of Lord Surya

Lord Surya, The Sun God is the foremost of nine Navagrahas or planets. Lord Surya gives knowledge, divinity and performance.

108 Names - Surya Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Chandra

108 Names of Lord Chandra

Lord Chandra is connected to the moon and Chandra became the god of the moon after his mother swallowed it. He is revered as a god of fertility. He has the power to give life to all creatures..

108 Names - Chandra Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Ganga

108 Names of Goddess Ganga

Goddess Ganga is the Hindu Goddess of the holy Ganges river, who purifies with her touch. She is daughter of King Himavat and Queen Menaka.

108 Names of Ganga, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Gayatri Devi

108 Names of Goddess Gayatri Devi

Gayatri Devi is an incarnation of Saraswati Devi, consort of Lord Brahma. Gayatri devi is known as Veda Mata i.e. the mother of all Four Vedas.

108 Names of Gayatri Devi, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Mangala Gauri

108 Names of Goddess Mangala Gauri

Mangala Gauri is an avatar of Goddess Parvati. Mangala Gauri is worshipped by married ladies for the well-being of their husbands.

108 Names of Mangala Gauri, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Goddess Tulsi

108 Names of Goddess Tulasi

Tulsi or Tulasi is an incarnation of the Goddess Lakshmi. Tulsi is the sacred plant holy basil in Hindu belief.

108 Names of Tulsi, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Lord Satya Narayana

108 Names of Lord Satya Narayana

Lord SatyaNarayana is a form of Lord Vishnu who is commonly worshipped by Hindu families, usually on a full moon day of the month or when entering a new home. Reciting Satya Narayana Ashtottara Shatanamavali and 108 names will help for a peaceful and prosperous home environment.

108 Names of Satya Narayana, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Navagrahanaam Samuchaya

108 Names of Navagrahanaam Samuchaya

Navagraha Samuchaya means the collection of 9 navagrahas or 9 planets. They are Surya, Chandra, Mangala, Budha, Bṛhaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. Reciting Navagrahanaam Samuchaya Ashtottara Shatanamavali and 108 names will help for a the blessings of the 9 planets or navagrahas.

108 Names of Navagraha Samuchaya, Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Hindu Spiritual Gurus


108 Names of Sri Satya Sai Baba

108 Names of Sri Satya Sai Baba

Sai Baba, popularly known as Shri Satya Sai Baba of Puttaparthi was a saint, who believed that all faiths lead to one God. He is believed to be a reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba.

108 Names - Sri Satya Sai Baba Ashtottara Shatanamavali


108 Names of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

108 Names of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi

Mata Amritanandamayī Devī, better referred to just as Amma ("Mother"), is an Indian Hindu Indian Hindu spiritual leader, guru and humanitarian. She is adored as an embracing saint by her disciples.

108 Names - Mata Amritanandamayi Ashtottara Shatanamavali

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