Vishnu Sahasranama

BackHomeNext

 

      Pages

Home

Hinduism & Quantum Physics
Alphabetical Listing
Amazing Science
Vedic Mathematics
Oldest Civilization
Aryan Language Family
Hindu Festivals 2031
Hindu Fesivals 2043
Moon Calendar 2009
Moon Calendar 2011
Eclipse
Hinduism-Brief Sketch
Founder of Hinduism
Vrat - Resolution
Mind Power
Mantras-Sacred Fire
Shanti Mantras
Cows are Sacred
From Scriptures
Sayings of Sri Ramakrishna
God can be seen
Guru
Silent Teachings & Satsang
Touched by God
Caste System
Untouchables
Duties
Yuga Dharmaa
Doing Good
Virtue
Virtue, Wealth & Pleasure
Tirukkural
Ashramas
Sannyasa - Renunciation
Kamagita
Wheel of Life
Maya-Shakti-Prakriti
Durga Saptashati
Creation
Dissolution
Wisdom versus knowledge
Divine Wealth
Motherhood
Women
Marriage
Alluring Adornment
God
Nature of Reality
That Thou Art
Sanatan Ved Dharma
Destiny & Exertion
Soul & its Destiny
The Real and the Apparent Man
Death & Life
Bhishma
Immortality
Egoism
Resurrection
Reincarnation
Heaven & Hell
Emancipation
Gayatri
Meditation
Meditation Q & A
Direct Path
Miscellaneous Q & A
Jesus versus Churchianity
Empty Chamber
Adhyatma-Self-Spiritual Science
Self-Realisation
Self - Atma
Jnani - Self-realised
Who am I?
Sanat-sujata
Vidura-Niti
Chanakya niti
Kautilya Arthasastra
Worship
Self-enquiry
Highest object of knowledge
The Highest Refuge of All things
Sankhya versus Yoga
Yoga
Jnana Yoga
Raja Yoga
Bhakti - Surrender
Bhakti Yoga
Karma Yoga
Japa
Music
Consciousness-the three states
Freedom & Bondage
Morality
Overcoming Difficulties
Forgiveness versus Might - Anger
Penance
Renunciation & Abandonment
Truth
Truth versus Falsehood
Happiness
Self-restraint
Senses - self-discipline
Ignorance
Anahata Nada
What Religion Is
Karma & Destiny
Sin
Sinner
Drunkard
Conscience
Prayer
Mind
Miracles & Visions
Riddles
Celibacy
Thought, Speech & Deed
Upanishads
Gita for Children
Gita
Preyas & Sreyas
Pravritti - Nivritti
Acts versus Knowledge
Conduct
Kali Yuga
Tantra
Kundalini
Direct Perception versus Scriptures
Faith
Atheist
Righteousness
Highest Good
Mother, Father & Teacher
Eldest Brother
Friendship
Self-interest
kingcraft
Chastisements
Thanks Giving
Ethics
Good and Evil
Vices
Malevolent & Wicked
Nature of Man
Culture and Civilization
Kosas-sheaths
Good and Pure
Sattwa, Rajas & Tamas
East-West-North-South
Stories - Episodes
Procrastination
Gifts
Fasting (Religious)
Tirtha
Sacred Waters - Ganga
Tilak
Ideal behind the idol
Rituals
Hinduism & Sri Ramakrishna
Funerals
Tarpana
Aarati
Flowers - Incense - Lamps
Prasad
Sacraments - Samskaras
Sacred Thread
Food
Your Constitution
Trees have Life
Prana-Vyana-Samana
Krishna
Ganapati - Gopalnanda
Brahma - Sutras
Temples
Sun - Surya
Makar sankranti
Vasant Panchami
Siva
Nataraj
Holi - Festival
Ramayana
Hanuman
Raksha Bandhan
Krishna Janmashtami
Deepavali
Adhik Maas
Kaaba a Hindu Temple?
Islam-stagnant
Buddhism
Buddhism in China--Japan-Korea
Religions in brief
Inter-religious Attitude
Books
Hindu Scriptures
Philosophy
Schools of Vedanta
Hindu Sects
Q & A
Dasnami Sampradaya
Dharma
Speech - Science
Abusive Speech
Appreciations
Food Charts
Drama - Shakuntala
Vishnu Sahasranama
Moon Calendar 2013
Moon Calendar 2015
Moon Calendar 2017
Moon Calendar 2019
Moon Calendar 2021
Vedic Maths India
CSS2

 

Top
       =======  Understanding Hinduism  =======

 

Sri Vishnu  Sahasra Namavali
From the Mahabharata
Anusasana parva, section CXLIX
Translated by Sri Kisari Mohan Ganguli
Sanskrit script courtesy: Shri.N. Krishnamachari:
Ref: Mypurohith
Click on underlined words to open paragraph
Preamble             Post Script        Vishnu
For quick access click on underlined words
1. Om vishvam           104. vasuh           198. amrityuh       300. yugaadi-krit
405. vaikunthah        503. somapah      596.anivartee      699.sadgatih
800.suvarna-binduh    896.sanaat        950.aadhaaranilayah
___________________
Preamble
By uttering Vishnu's thousand names,
one can succeed in transcending all sorrow
Yudhishthira said: Who may be said to be the one god in the world? Who may be said to be the one object which is our sole refuge? Who is he by worshipping whom or hymning whose praises human being would get what is beneficial? What religion is that which, according to thy judgment, is the foremost of all religions? What are those Mantras by reciting which a living creature becomes freed from the bonds of birth and life?
Bhishma said: One should always, with alacrity and throwing away all languor, hymn the praises of that Lord of the universe, that god of gods (viz., Vasudeva), who is Infinite and the foremost of all Beings, by uttering His thousand names. By always worshipping with reverence and devotion that immutable Being, by meditating on Him, by hymning His praises and bowing the head unto Him, and by performing sacrifices unto Him, indeed by always praising Vishnu, who is without beginning and without end or destruction, who is the Supreme Lord of all the worlds, and who is the Master and Controller of the universe, one can succeed in transcending all sorrow.
Verily, He is devoted to the Brahmanas (Brahmins), conversant with all duties and practices, the enhancer of the fame and achievement of all persons, the master of all the worlds, exceedingly wonderful, and the prime cause of the origin of all creatures. Even this, in my judgment, is the foremost religion of all religions, viz., one should always worship and hymn the praises of the lotus-eyed Vasudeva with devotion.
He is the highest Energy. He is the highest Penance. He is the highest Brahma. He is the highest Refuge. He is the most holy of all holies, the most auspicious of all auspicious objects. He is the god of all the gods and He is the immutable father of all creatures. On the advent of the primal Yuga, all creatures spring from Him. On the expiration, again of a Yuga, all things disappear in Him.
[Note: The Hindu sages never attempt to speculate on the original creation of the universe. Their speculations, however, are concerned with what is called Avantara srishti or that creation which springs forth with the awakening of Brahma. Creation and destruction have occurred ceaselessly and will occur ceaselessly. The original creation is impossible to conceive as Eternity cannot have a beginning.]
Hear, O king, the thousand names, possessed of great efficacy in destroying sins, of that foremost One in the worlds, that Master of the universe, viz., Vishnu. All those names derived from His attributes, secret and well-known, of the high-souled Vasudeva which were sung by Rishis, I shall recite to thee for the good of all. They are Om! He that enters all things, besides Himself. He that covers all things........

Vishnu Saharanaam 1
Om vishvam vishnur- vashatkaaro bhoota-bhavya-bhavat-prabhuh
bhoota-krit bhoota-bhrid bhaavo bhootaatmaa bhoota-bhaavanah


1

Om vishvam

 

6

bhoota-bhrid

2

vishnuh

 

7

bhaavh

3

vashatkaarh

 

8

bhootaatmaa

4

bhoota bhavya  bhavat prabhuh

 

9

bhoota-bhaavanah

5

bhoota krit

 

 

  1. Om! He that enters all things, besides Himself
  2. He that covers all things
  3. He unto whom sacrificial libations are poured
  4. The Lord of the Past, the Present, and the Future
  5. The Creator (or Destroyer) of all existent things, the Existent, the Soul of all, the originator of all things.
  6. The upholder of all existent things
  7. The Existent
  8. The Soul of all
  9. The Originator of all things

http://www.hinduism.co.za/clip_image004.jpg
pootaatmaa paramaatmaa cha muktaanaam paramaa gatihi
avyayah purushah saakshee kshetragno akshara eva cha 


10

poota-atmaa

 

14

purushah

11

parama-atmaa cha

 

15

saakshee

12

muktaanaam paramaa gatih

 

16

kshetragno

13

avyaayah

 

17

akshara eva cha

  1. Of cleansed Soul
  2. The Supreme Soul
  3. The highest Refuge of all emancipated persons
  4. The Immutable
  5. He that lies enclosed in a case
  6. The Witness
  7. He that knows the material case in which He resides
  8. The Indestructible

http://www.hinduism.co.za/clip_image006.jpg
yogo yoga-vidaan netaa pradhaana-purusheshvarah
naarasimha- vapuhu shreemaan keshavah purushottamah.


18

yogah

 

22

shreemaan

19

yoga-vidaam netaa

 

23

keshavah

20

pradhaana-purusheshvarah

 

24

purushottamah.

21

naarasimha-vapuhu

 

 

 

  1. He upon whom the mind rests during Yoga-abstraction
  2. The guide or leader of all persons conversant with Yoga
  3. The Lord of both Pradhana (or Prakriti) and Purusha
  4. He that assumes a human form with a leonine head
  5. He of handsome features and equipments
  6. He of beautiful hair
  7. The foremost of Purushas

http://www.hinduism.co.za/clip_image008.jpg
sarvas-sharvas-sivah sthaanur bhootaadir nidhir-avyayah
sambhavo bhaavano bhartaa prabhavah prabhur-eeshvarah.


25

sarvaah

 

31

sambhavah

26

sharvah

 

32

bhaavanah

27

shivah

 

33

bhartaa

28

sthaanu

 

34

prabhavah

29

bhootaadih

 

35

prabhuh

30

nidhir-avyayah

 

36

eeshvarah.

  1. The embodiment of all things
  2. The Destroyer of all things
  3. He that transcends the three attributes of Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas
  4. The Motionless
  5. The Beginning of all things
  6. The Receptacle into which all things sink at the universal Dissolution
  7. The Immutable
  8. He who takes birth at his own will
  9. He who causes the acts of all living creatures to fructify (in the form of weal or woe) the Upholder of all things
  10. The Source from which the primal elements have sprung
  11. The Puissant One
  12. He in whom is the unbounded Lordship over all things

http://www.hinduism.co.za/clip_image010.jpg
svayambhooh shambhur aadityah pushkaraaksho  mahaasvanah
anaadi-nidhano dhaat