Stotra or Stotram स्तोत्र (stotra) is a Sanskrit word, for a hymn addressed to Divinity. It can be a prayer, a description, or a conversation. [1] These hymns praise aspects of the divine, such as Devi, Siva, or Vishnu. Relating to word "stuti", coming from the same verb, stu (to praise), and basically both mean "praise". Notable stotra are Shiva Tandava Stotram in praise of Shiva and Ram Raksha Stotra a prayer for protection to Lord Rama. Stotras are a type of popular devotional literature and are not bound by the strict rules as some other ancient Indian scriptures, such as the Vedas. One type of stotra is based on chanting a litany of names for a deity. A category of stotra of that type is the Ashtothram, which is a litany of a 108 names for a particular deity. This is a list of 108 names for Ganesha

Whoever chants these 108 auspicious Names of Lord Shiva, will be blessed by the Lord. This Shiva-Stotra is capable of removing all sins. May the lord of all beings become greatly pleased with anyone who has learnt this by heart and/or reads or recalls these names with singlemindedness!