The significance of this is that Sri Vishnu- Sahasranama can be performed in any of the three forms viz. The choice of Keshava in this verse is intentional and signifies the all encompassing trinity Supreme Being. PhalaShruti 2 Ya Idam Shrunuyannityam Yashchapi Parikirtayet Naashubham Praapnuyaat Kinchit Somutreha cha Maanavah 2 Sri Adi Sankara explains that nothing inauspicious or unwelcome will accrue to those in this world or the next, when one hears this daily or recites it. Sri Parasara Bhattar comments that he, who according to his qualification and ability, hears it or meditates on it in his mind, will encounter nothing inauspicious in this world, or hereafter.
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Who is the greatest Lord in the world? By eulogising whom can a person reach auspiciousness peace and prosperity? By worshipping whom can a person reach auspiciousness peace and prosperity? What is, in your opinion, the Greatest Dharma of all Dharmas? All matter animate and inanimate reside in him, and he in turn resides within all matter. The compound is of the Bahuvrihi type and may be translated as "having a thousand names". It is said that the one who reads this Vishnu Sahasranamam everyday with full devotion, achieves name, fame, wealth and knowledge in his life.
While Vaishanvas venerate other deities , they believe that the universe, including the other divinities such as Shiva and Devi , is ultimately a manifestation of the Supreme Lord Vishnu. Despite the existence of other sahasranamas of other demi gods , referring a sahasranama as "The Sahasranama," generally refers to the Vishnu Sahasranama alone, thereby indicating its wide popularity and use.
Adi Sankara asserts that the deity Vishnu is Brahman itself not just an aspect of Brahmam. Parasara Bhattar had interpreted Shiva to mean a quality of Vishnu, such as "One who bestows auspiciousness. As many Sanskrit words have multiple meanings, it is possible that both Vishnu and Shiva share names in this instance, e.
The Deities Ananthapadmanabha and Shankaranarayana are worshipped by Hindus, as is Lord Panduranga Vitthala, a form of Lord Krishna with a Shiva Linga on his crown, signifying the oneness of both deities. Vaishnava interpretations Edit However, the Vaishnava commentator, Parasara Bhattar, a follower of Ramanujacharya has interpreted the names "Shiva" and "Rudra" in Vishnu sahasranama to mean qualities or attributes of Vishnu, and not to indicate that Vishnu and Shiva are one and the same God.
Vaishnavas worship Vishnu in his four-armed form, carrying conch , disc , flower and mace in his hands, believing that to be the Supreme form. However, Smarthas do not subscribe to this aspect or personification of God, as Smarthas say that God is pure and thus devoid of form. Additionally, they believe that God is not limited by time nor limited by shape and color.
Vaishnava traditions are of the opinion that Vishnu is both unlimited and yet still capable of having specific forms, as to give arguments to the contrary to say that God is incapable of having a form is to limit the unlimitable and all-powerful Supreme. In the Sri Vaishnava tradition, the Bhagavad-gita and the Vishnu Sahasranama are considered the two eyes of spiritual revelation. In other Vaishnava traditions too, the Vishnu Sahasranama is considered an important text.
Within Gaudiya Vaishnavism , Vallabha sampradaya , Nimbarka sampradaya and among Ramanandis , the chanting of the names of Krishna and Rama are considered to be superior to that of Vishnu.
Based on another verse in the Padma Purana which says that the benefit of chanting the one thousand names of Vishnu can be derived from chanting one name of Rama, and a verse in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana equating the benefit of chanting three names of Rama with one name of Krishna.
However, it is important to realize that those verses in those puranas are not to be interpreted literally, as many believe that there is no difference between Vishnu and Krishna. This theological difference can be expressed as follows: Many Vaishnava groups recognize Krishna as an Avatar of Vishnu, while others, instead, consider Him to be svayam bhagavan , or the original form of the Lord.
Yet these verses can be interpreted as it is more important to have pure bhakti or devotion than merely repeating the many names of God without emotion. Indeed, Shri Krishna Himself said, "Arjuna, One may be desirous of praising by reciting the thousand names. But, on my part, I feel praised by one shloka. There is no doubt about it. Interpretations alluding to the power of God in controlling karma Edit Many names in the Vishnusahasranama, the thousand names of Vishnu allude to the power of God in controlling karma.
King Nahusha , a once righteous king, ancestor of Yudhishthira , according to excerpt from C. Pronunciation Edit In the linked preface prayer but not in the succeeding Sahasranama non-formal pronunciation is used, since correct representation of pronunciation requires extensive use of diacritic marks. Merits of Recitation Edit Believers in the recitation of the Sahasranama claim that it brings unwavering calm of mind, complete freedom from stress and brings eternal knowledge.
A translation of the concluding verses Phalasruti of Vishnu sahasranama, state the following: "Nothing evil or inauspicious will befall a man here or hereafter who daily hears or repeats these names.. Whichever devoted man, getting up early in the morning and purifying himself, repeats this hymn devoted to Vasudeva , with a mind that is concentrated on Him, that man attains to great fame, leadership among his peers, wealth that is secure and the supreme good unsurpassed by anything.
He will be free from all fears and be endowed with great courage and energy and he will be free from diseases. Beauty of form, strength of body and mind, and virtuous character will be natural to him One who reads this hymn every day with devotion and attention attains to peace of mind, patience, prosperity, mental stability, memory and reputation Whoever desires advancement and happiness should repeat this devotional hymn on Vishnu composed by Vyasa Never will defeat attend on a man who adores the Lotus-Eyed One Kamala Nayana , who is the Master of all the worlds, who is birthless, and out of whom the worlds have originated and into whom they dissolve.
If one cannot do all this on any day, it is believed that chanting Vishnu sahasranama alone is sufficient. Vishnu sahasranama can be chanted at any time, irrespective of gender. Varahi Tantra says that in the age of Kali yuga, most stotras are cursed by Parashurama and hence are ineffective.
Such stanzas are called Slokas in Sanskrit. The Sahasranama apart from the initial and concluding prayers has a total of shlokas. For example, the first sloka is: om visvam vishnur-vashatkaro bhutbhavyabhavatprabhuh bhutkrd bhutbhrd-bhaavo bhutatma bhutabhavanah Notice the aggregation of several words and the omission of their intervening spaces. For example, the last word of the first line of this Sloka: bhutabhavya-bhavatprabhuh om bhutabhavya bhavat prabhave namah of the expanded version.
This joining-together of words is a common feature of Sanskrit and is called Samasa - a compound. It makes the slokas compact, and easier to remember. The Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu Edit This is the complete list of names, in loose anglicized spelling and with idiosyncratic translations.
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