Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam - An in-depth study that adds glorious value to His name. This entire compiling was done after the Mahabharata war and Saint Vyasa Mahamuni wrote the entire versus with answers for the queries raised by respective personnel they were part of that time. Every Name of Sri Vishnu has a meaning to it; quite apart - the phonetic vibrations by chanting each Name known as " Nama " and the chain of names known as " Namavali " produces very fantastic results of vibrations that are very essential for humans knowledge and wisdom. What the phonetic sound vibrations create to the chanter or to the one who hears it is very well established by many eminent scholars. This not only strengthens the brain neuron chips but also emits the brain wave at a very conducive limits that can revibrate the energies into one's own body.

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The Vishnu Sahasranam is found in the Mahabharatha. Literally translated this means thousand names of Vishnu. This is found in the Anushasanika Parvam chapter relating to orders or rules to the kings of Mahabharatha. Bheeshma Pitamaha was defeated and grievously wounded by Arjuna.

But since he could choose the time of his death as per the boons received by him, he chose to die in Uttarayana and was waiting for the auspicious time. Meanwhile the war was over leading to death of all those male members in his family except the Pancha Pandavas and the unborn child of Abhimanyu. Yudishtra the eldest of the Pandavas became the King of Hasthinapura and whom else would he go for advise other than Bheeshma the great.

Anushasanika Parva is in the form of questions and answers between Yudishtra and Bheeshma Pitamaha. To a question as to what is the best possible stotra , Bheeshma answers that it is the Vishnu Sahasra Nama and teaches it to Yudishtra. Though it describes one thousand aspects and praises of the lord, it is not simple and easy to understand.

Many great Acharyas lead by Sankara Bhagavat Pada, felt a need to give its meaning in crystal clear terms so that the devotee can not only sing but meditate on the aspect of the God he is praising. But this again was done in Sanskrit. With the modern civilization several translations of this stotra is available in English and in almost all major languages of India.

Though it is called Sahasra Nama in fact it contains only distinct sounding names. Eight hundred and fifteen names are repeated once, Seventy-five of these names are repeated twice, nine of these names thrice and two of these names four times. The acharyas have attempted to give different meanings to the same word in different places successfully. In the afterward to the stotra Goddess Parvathi asks Siva the cosmic god for an easy way to sing this stotra for the learned.

He replies that it is sufficient that the learned one repeats the name of Rama and this is equivalent to his singing of sahasranama. It is important to note that this is easy method is prescribed to the very learned who do not have time to recite it daily and not for everybody,.

Dressed in white you are, Oh, all pervading one, And glowing with the colour of moon. With four arms, you are, the all knowing one I meditate on your ever-smiling face, And pray, "Remove all obstacles on my way". I bow before you Vyasa, The treasure house of penance, The great grand son of Vasishta. The grand son of Shakthi, The son of Parasara. And the father of Shuka,. And He who wins over, All the mortals in this world. Releases one forever, Of the ties of birth and life.

Bow I before the all powerful Vishnu. After hearing a lot, About Dharma that carries life, And of those methods great, That removes sins from ones life, For ever and to cleanse, Yudhishtra asked again, Bheeshma, the abode of everlasting peace. Who is He whom, Beings worship and pray, And get salvation great?

Which Dharma is so great, There is none greater? And which is to be oft chanted, To get free. From these bondage of life, cruel? He who also worships and prays, Daily without break, That Purusha who does not change, That Vishnu who does not end or begin, That God who is the lord of all worlds, And Him, who presides over the universe, Would loose without fail, All the miseries in this life.

Chanting the praises, Worshipping and singing, With devotion great, Of the lotus eyed one , Who is partial to the Vedas , Who is the only one , who knows the dharma , Who increases the fame , Of those who live in this world, Who is the master of the universe, Who is the truth among all those who has life, And who decides the life of all living, Is the dharma that is great. That which is the greatest light, That which is the greatest penance, That which is the greatest brahmam, Is the greatest shelter that I know.

Which wash away all sins, Of Him who is purest of the pure, Of That which is holiest of holies, Of Him who is God among Gods, Of That father who lives Without death, Among all that lives in this world, Of Him whom all the souls, Were born at the start of the world, Of Him in whom, all that lives, Will disappear at the end of the world, And of that the chief of all this world , Who bears the burden of this world..

I would teach you without fail, Of those names with fame. Which deal of His qualities great, And which the sages sing, So that beings of this wide world, Become happy and great. Let that Mukunda makes us all holy, Who wears all over his body Pearls made of spatika, Who sits on the throne of garland of pearls , Located in the sand of precious stones, By the side of the sea of milk, Who gets happy of the white cloud, Sprayed of drops of nectar, And who has the mace , the wheel and the lotus in His hands.

I bow before that God, Vishnu Who is the lord of three worlds, Who has earth as his feet, Who has air as his soul, Who has sky as his belly, Who has moon and sun as eyes, Who has the four directions as ears, Who has the land of gods as head, Who has fire as his mouth, Who has sea as his stomach, And in whose belly play and enjoy, Gods, men birds, animals, Serpent men, Gandharvas and Asuras.

I bow before the God Vishnu, Who is personification of peace, Who sleeps on his folded arms, Who has a lotus on his belly, Who is the God of gods, Who is the basis of earth, Who is similar to the sky, Who is of the colour of the cloud, Who has beautiful limbs, Who is the consort of Lakshmi, Who has lotus like eyes, Who is seen by saints through thought, Who kills all worries and fears, And who is the lord of all the worlds. I bow before that God Vishnu, Who is the lord of all the universe, Who is black like a cloud, Who wears yellow silks, Who has the sreevatsa on him, Whose limbs shine because of Kousthubha, Who has eyes like an open lotus, And who is surrounded by the blessed always.

I bow before the God Vishnu, Who has four arms, Who has a conch and wheel in his hands, Who wears a crown and ear globes, Who wears yellow silks, Who has lotus like eyes, Who shines because of Kousthbha , Worn in his garlanded chest. I seek refuge in Lord Krishna , Who is with Rukhmani and Satyabhama, Who sits on a golden throne, In the shade of Parijata tree, Who is of the colour of the black cloud, Who has long broad eyes, Who has a face like moon, Who has four hands, And who has a chest adorned by Sreevatsa.

Protect us Oh Lord Narayana Who wears the forest garland, Who has the mace, conch , sword and the wheel. And who is called Vishnu and the Vasudeva. He who hears or sings, It all without fail, In all days of the year, Will never get in to bad, In this life and after. The Brahmin will get knowledge, The kshatriya will get victory, The vaisya will get wealth, The shudra will get pleasures , By reading these.

He who seeks Dharma, He who seeks wealth, He who seeks pleasures, He who seeks children, Will all without fail, Get what they want. He who sings the thousand names of Vasudeva , With utmost devotion , After he rises in the morn, With a mind tied in Him always, Will get fame without fail , Will be first in what he does, Will get riches that last, Would attain salvation from these bonds, Will never be afraid of anything, Will be bubbling with vim and valour, Will not get any ills, Will be handsome forever, Will have all the virtues in this wide world, And he who is ill will get cured, He who is bound will be free, He who is afraid , will get rid of fear, He who is in danger , will be safe.

He who chants these holy thousand names, With devotion to Purushottama, Will cross the miseries , That cannot be crossed Without fail. The man who nears Vasudeva, The man who takes Him as shelter, Would get rid of all sins, And become purer than the pure, And will reach Brahmam, Which existed forever.

The devotees of Vasudeva the great, Never fall into days that are difficult, And never forever suffer, Of birth, death , old age and fear. He who sings these names with devotion, And with Bhakthi, Will get pleasure the great, Patience to allure, Wealth to attract, Bravery and memory to excel.

The devotee of the Lord Purushottama, Has neither anger nor fear, Nor avarice and nor bad thoughts. All this world of sun and stars, Moon and sky, Sea and the directions, Are but borne by valour the great, Of the great god Vasudeva. All this world, Which moves and moves not, And which has devas, rakshasas and Gandharwas, And also asuras and nagas, Is with Lord Krishna without fail. The learned ones say, That all the limbs, Mind, wisdom, and thought, And also strength, bravery, body and the soul, Are full of Vasudeva.

All the sages, All the ancestors, All the devas, All the five elements, All the pleasures, All the luck, All that moves, All that does not move, All came only , From the great Narayana. The Art of Yoga And the science of Sankhya. The treasure of knowledge. The divine art of sculpture. And all Vedas and sciences, All these came from Janardhana. Vishnu is many, But He is one, And he divides himself, And exists in all beings, That is in three worlds, And rules all of them, Without death and decay.

He who desires fame and pleasure, Should chant these verses, sung by Vyasa, Of this great stotra of Vishnu without fail. He will never fail, Who sings the praise of the Lord, Of this universe, Who does not have birth, Who is always stable, And who shines and sparkles, And has lotus eyes. My salutations to you Vasudeva, Because you who live in all the worlds, Make these worlds as places , Where beings live, And also Vasudeva, You live in all beings, As their soul. I am desirous to know oh Lord, How the scholars of this world, Will chant without fail, These thousand names , By a method that is easy and quick.

Salutations to thee oh lord, Who runs the immeasurable time, Of thousand crore yugas, Who has no end, Who has thousand names, Who has thousand forms, Who has thousand feet, Who has thousand eyes, Who has thousand heads, Who has thousand arms, And Who is always there.

Where Krisna, the king of Yogas, And where the wielder of bow, Arjuna is there, There will exist all the good, All the the victory, All the fame , And all the justice. In this world. I would take care, Of worries and cares of Him, Who thinks and serves me , Without any other Thoughts,. To take care of Dharma, To protect those who are good, And to destroy all who are bad. I will be born from time to time. If he who is worried, If he who is sad, If he who is broken, If he who is afraid, If he who is severely ill, If he who has heard tidings bad, Sings Narayana and Narayana, All his cares would be taken care of.

Toggle navigation. Jump to: navigation , search. Category : Stotra. Log in Request account. He who is served by Vishnu, Siva and Brahma. He who is greater than the creator Brahma. Or He who can be realized only by silence , meditation and yoga. He who killed Madhu the Asura. He who knows good and bad of all beings or He who gives salvation even by giving leaves and flowers. He who attacks the armies of Rakshasas from all directions. Or He who attacks bad things from everywhere. He who is Brahma during creation, Vishnu during the upkeep, Rudra during destruction and Janardhana during Pralaya deluge of the world.

He who is Aniruddha when we are awake, Pradhyumna when we are dreaming, Sangarshana when we are in Sushupthi and Vasudeva when we are in Thuriya. He who has four protruding incisors as in Narasimha Avatara.

He who supports the earth in the form of Adi sesha. He who measured the worlds in Vamana Avatara. He who is denoted by the sound of OM. Adhi Deva. Or He who keeps in his belly the world called Dhama. He who keeps the five Bhutas air, water, sky. Fire and earth bound together at the beginning of creation or. He who is in front of every thing or He who washes off all sins or He who is the soul in all beings.

He who is the ultimate goal of those who seek for salvation Moksha. He who is not born, ever existing, giver of all that is needed and personification of right knowledge.


Vishnu Sahasranama

Vishnu Sahasranamam. Meanings: based upon the commentary of Shankaracharya. Sanskrit script courtesy: Shri. Acharya sankara reached the feet of his Guru, Sri Govindapaachaarya, and on the bank of Narmada, the Nambootiri-boy from kaaladi got initiated into the secrets of the Mahaavaakyas.



It is also one of the most sacred and popular stotras in Hinduism. It is the most popular version of the 1, names of Vishnu. Yudhishthira asks Bhishma the following questions: [5] [6]. In this universe Who is the one refuge for all?


Vishnu Sahasranamam

As stotras, Sahasra-namas are songs of praise, a type of devotional literature. A sahasranama provides a terse list of attributes, virtues and legends symbolized by a deity. The sahasranamas such as the Vishnu Sahasranama, are not found in early Samhita manuscripts, rather found in medieval and later versions of various Samhitas. Jina-sahasranama is a stotra text of Jainism , [22] with thousand names of Jinasena , Ashadhara and Banarasidas , Arhannamasahasrasamuccaya by Acarya Hemacandra. Guru Arjan of Sikhism, along with his associates, are credited with Sukhmani Sahasranama, composed in gauri raga, based on Hindu Puranic literature, and dedicated to Rama and Krishna. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the actor, see S.

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