Shiv Tandav Stotram
Facts and Story
Shiv Tandav Stotram is a Sanskrit hymn dedicated to God Shiva. It describes the power and beauty of Lord Shiva.
The story goes that Ravana tried to take Kailash to Lanka on his shoulders. Ravana was full of pride because of his immense strength & powers.
Ravana tried to extract the mountain with all his hands. As a result, the mountain started to shake badly. So, Shiva wanted to teach him a lesson.
Shiva placed his big toe upon Kailash, and the mountain came crashing down over Ravana.
It caused so much weight that Ravana's hand got crushed under the mountain, upon this Ravana started groaning in pain.
Ravana realized the power of Shiva. He plucked his intestines & played a tune and sang praise dedicated to Lord Shiva, which came to know as Shiv Tandav Stotram.
Bhagwan Shiva was immensely pleased by the devotion of Ravana.
It is believed that this Stotram removes all the negative energies. It makes the atmosphere pious. It also has the power to remove illness.
It is believed that if one recites the Shiv Tandav Stotram during the eclipse, it reduces the ill effects of planets. The Stotram becomes a hundred times more effective during the eclipse.
The best time to chant this Stotram is during Brahma Muhurta. Its impact is more during this time.
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