Vishnu Sahasranamam Slokha 49 - 60
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/ a) He of good vows - to protect anyone who surrenders. b) He who did intense
tapas in His nara-narayana incarnation. c) He who has good control of the
offerings He accepts - e.g., from the likes of kucela only. d) He who observes
nitya-karma-s in His incarnations just to set an example to us. om su-vrtaya
su-mukhah / He with a charming face.
om su-mukhaya namah.
sukshmah / Subtle, delicate and
difficult to comprehend. om sukhsmaya namah.
su-ghoshah / a) He whose voice is
itself the great Vedas. b) He who is praised by the delightful voice of the
Vedas. c) He who has a very sweet, deep, and sonorous voice. om su-ghoshaya
sukha-dah / He who Bestows Bliss. om
su-hrt / The good-hearted, a True
Friend. om su-hrde namah.
mano-harah / He who captivates the
heart. om mano-haraya namah.
jita-krodhah / He who has overcome
anger. om jita-krodhaya namah.
vIra-bahuh / He of mighty arms. om
vidaranah / a) He who cut (rahu,
hirnyakasipu and others). b) He who cuts the sins of His devotees. om vidaranaya
/ He who lulls people into sleep. om svapanaya namah.
sva-vasah / He who is under His own
control. om sva-vasaya namah.
vyapi / The Pervader. om vyapine namah.
naikatma / He of diverse forms. om
naika-karma-krt / He who performs
diverse acts. om naika-karma-krte namah.
vatsarah / a) He who lives within all
beings. b) He in whom everything resides. c) He who is the Infinite Time. d) He
who restored the calves to the gopas. om vatsaraya namah.
vatsalah / The Affectionate. om
vatsi / a) He who possesses lots of
calves, b) He who possesses lots of children whom He protects like a cow
protects its calves. om vatsine namah.
ratna-garbhah / a) He who is in
possession of abundant wealth. b) He who is the source of everything that can
give happiness. om ratna-garbhaya namah.
dhanesvarah / The quick giver of
wealth. om dhanesvaraya namah.
/ He who protects dharma. om dharma-gupe namah.
dharma-krt / a) He who induces His
devotees to follow dharma. b) He who practices dharma. om dharma-krte namah.
dharmi / He who has dharma as an
instrument. om dharmine namah.
sat / a) He who is commendable. b) He
who is ever existent. c) He who is in the form of good and meritorious acts. om
aksharam (sat) / a) He whose existence
is never diminished or destroyed in any way. b) sad-aksharam - He who never
forsakes the good. om akshara-sate namah.
a-sat / a) That which does not exist
now, but existed in the past as well as will exist in the future. b) He who is
the cause of misery to those who do sinful acts. c) He who is non-existent for
those who do not follow the path of dharma. om a-sate namah.
asat-ksharam / He who moves away from
the bad. om asat-ksharaya namah.
avijnata / The Non-cognizant. om
sahasramsuh / He who has a thousand
rays (of knowledge). om sahasramsave namah.
vidhata / a) The (Supreme) Controller.
b) The Supporter of the Universe. c) The Creator of brahma. om vidhatre namah.
krta-lakshanah / a) He who has
prescribed the distinguishing characteristics for the pious. b) He who has
created distinguishing marks for Himself. c) He who has created the Vedas. d) He
who distinguished the different species by external and internal attributes. om
gabhasti-nemih / a) He who has
the effulgent cakra as His weapon. b) He who enlightens everything by His
effulgence. c) He who is the Center of the planetary system (viz. the Sun). om
sattva-sthah / a) He who is in the
hearts of the devotees. b) He who abides in sattva-guna.
c) He who resides in all beings. om sattva-sthaya namah.
simhah / a) He who punishes (those who
harm His devotees). b) He who took the nrisimha form. c) He who is most
powerful. om simhaya namah.
bhuta-mahesvarah / The Supreme Lord of
all beings. om bhuta-mahesvaraya namah.
adi-devah / a) He who is the
first cause and is endowed with effulgence. b) The Foremost Deity.
c) He who swallows the three worlds at the time of pralaya, and releases at the
time of creation. om adi-devaya namah.
maha-devah / The great Player. om
devesah / The Ruler of Gods.
om devesaya namah.
deva-bhrit / The Supporter of gods.
om deva-bhrite namah.
guruh / The Preceptor.
om gurave namah.
/ a) The Rescuer (of brahma and others from the asuras), b) The Savior (of
devotees from samsara), c) He who transcends the bounds of birth and
transmigration. om uttaraya namah.
go-patih / a) The Master of all words
(Vedas as well as all languages). b) The Protector of His own word. c) The
Protector of His bhakta's words. d) Protector of the cows in His krishnavatara.
e) Protector of all that moves around. f) The Lord of Mother Earth. g) The Lord
of the (celestial) world. om go-pataye namah. [This nama reoccurs as nama
gopta / a) The Savior. b) He who hides
Himself from non-devotees. om goptre namah. [This nama re-occurs as nama 600.]
jnana-gamyah / He who is to be
realized by knowledge. om jnana-gamyaya namah.
puratanah / The Ancient. om puratanaya
sarira-bhuta-bhrit / a) He who
supports all the tattvas which constitute the sarira. b) He who supports all
beings which are part of His body. c) He who protects the devatas who are
associated with different parts of the body. om Sarira-bhuta-bhrite namah.
bhokta / The Enjoyer. om bhoktre namah.
kapindrah / a) The Lord of the
monkeys. b) The Great Boar - varaha. c) He who controls all movement in
everything. om kapindraya namah.
bhuri-dakshinah / a) The giver of
liberal gifts. b) He who makes things grow fast and move fast. c) He who is
extremely dexterous. om bhuri-dakshinaya namah.
/ a) He who drank the soma juice after performing sacrificial offerings in His
Rama incarnation. b) He who, in the form of the deity being invoked in a yajna,
accepts the soma juice by the householder performing the yajna. om somapaya
- amritapah / The drinker of ambrosia.
om amritapaya namah.
somah / a) The Nectar. b) The moon. om
puru-jit / The Conqueror of all. om
puru-sattamah / a) He who remains with
the great. b) He whose form is of cosmic dimensions, and who is the best of all.
om puru-sattamaya namah.
vinayah / a) The Subduer. b) He who
leads well. om vinayaya namah.
jayah / a) He who is conquered. b) He
who is victorious. om jayaya namah.
satya-sandhah / a) He whose promises
are always true. b) He of firm resolve. om satya-sandhaya namah.
dasarhah / a) He who is worthy of
gifts. b) He is worthy to be possessed as a gift. c) He who was born in the race
of dasarhah i.e., the Yadava race. om dasarhaya namah.
sattvatam-patih / The Lord of the
sattvatas. om sattvatam-pataye namah.
/ He who gives true life to His devotees. om jivaya namah.
vinayita / a) The Savior. b) He who
shows the path to everyone. om vinayitre namah.
sakshi / The Observer. om sakshine
mukundah / He who gives moksha. om
amita-vikramah / a) He of boundless
valor. b) He of the three great strides (tri-vikrama). om amita-vikramaya namah.
ambho-nidhih / a) He who has the
waters as His abode (Kurma incarnation). b) He who is in the form of the Oceans.
c) He who sustains the Ambhas (devas, men, manes, and asuras). om ambho-nidhaye
anantatma / The Inner Soul of ananta.
on anantatmane namah.
mahodadhi-sayah / He Who is reclining
in the vast ocean. om mahodadhi-sayaya namah.
antakah / He Who beings out the end of all. om
ajah / a) He who is signified
by the letter 'a'. b) He who is not born. c) He who drives away the darkness in
the mind of the devotee. d) He who goes where the devotee is. e) He who is the
cause of motion in the heart. f) He who is ever active in bestowing the effects
of karma. g) The collections of things that exist. h) He who is everywhere and
in everything. om ajaya namah.
maharhah / He who is worthy of
worship. om maharhaya namah.
svabhavyah / a) He who is to be
meditated upon by those who belong to Him. b) He who is by nature fit to be the
Master. c) He who is naturally without a beginning. d) He who is present
everywhere and in everything without exception. om svabhavyaya namah.
jitamitrah / a) He who helps His
devotees conquer enemies such as anger, kamam, ahamkaram, mamakaram, etc. b) He
who has conquered anger, kamam, etc. c) He who has conquered His enemies such as
ravana etc. om jitamitraya namah.
pramodanah / a) He who delights His
devotees. b) He who is always joyful. om pramodanaya namah.
anandah / He Who is Bliss. om anandaya
nandanah / The Bliss-Giver. om
nandah / He Who is full of things that
are Blissful. om nandaya namah.
satya-dharma / a) He Who performs His
dharma truthfully. b) He Who protects those who have surrendered to Him without
exception. c) He Who truly all the kalyana guna-s in perfection. om
tri-vikramah / a) He Who pervades the three Vedas. b) He Who measured the
three worlds with three strides. c) He Who pervades all the three worlds
completely. d) He Who has transcended the waking, sleep, and deep-sleep states.
om tri-vikramaya namah.
/ The Great Seer. om maharshaye namah.
kapilacaryah / He Who is of brown
complexion and also an acarya. om kapilacaryaya namah.
krtajnah / a) He Who remembers the
good deed done. b) He Who is both the Created and the Creator. c) He Who knows
everything about His Creation. om krtajnaya namah.
medinipatih / The Lord or Protector of
the Earth. om medinipataye namah.
tripadah / a) The Propounder of the
three tattvas. b) He Who is in the form of pranava mantra with three letters. c)
He Who assumed the form of a Boar with three humps. d) He Who triumphed over the
worlds with three steps. e) He Who is the Lord of the past, present, and future.
om tri-padaya namah.
tridasadhyakshah / a) The Savior of
the thirty-three gods. b) The Master of the three states. c) The Master of the
three gunas. om tridasadhyakshaya namah.
maha-sringah / a) The Big-tusked
Varaha. b) He who took the matsya rupam with the big horn. om mahasringaya
kritantakrit / a) The Slayer of
hiranyaksha. b) He who kills death himself. c) He who proclaimed the kritanta (siddhanta).
d) He who brings about the end to the manifested condition of the Universe. om
/ He Who appeared in the form of the Great Boar. om mahavarahaya namah.
govindah / a) One who is praised by
the gods (for His help). b) One who dug out the Earth from the depths of the
Ocean. c) The protector of cows. d) One who confers the Vedas. e) He who rescued
the Earth. f) He who is known by Vedic sentences. g) He who is responsible for
all things that move. om govindaya namah.
sushenah / a) He who is equipped with
a body with suddha sattva sakti-s that are like an army. b) He Who has an army
of auspicious associates. om sushenaya namah.
kanakangadi / He Who is adorned by
armlets of gold. om kanakangadaye namah.
guyhah / He who is concealed. om
gabhirah / He who is deep or
mysterious. om gabhiraya namah.
gahanah / a) He who is deep,
Impenetrable, Inexplicable. b) He who is the witness in everyone. om gahanaya
guptah / He who is hidden. om guptaya
cakragadadharah / The bearer of the
discus and the mace. om cakragadadharaya namah.
/ a) The Provider. b) The Doer (of auspicious happenings). c) The Creator.
om vedhase namah.
svangah / a) He who has the marks
of sovereignty which are His own. b) He who is both the Instrumental Cause and
the Material Cause of the Universe. c) He who has beautiful, well-proportioned
limbs. d) He who, in the form of the Universe, moves by Himself.
om svangaya namah.
ajitah / a) He who is
unconquered, and unconquerable. b) He who is the Chief of the Unconquerable
place called ajita or srivaikuntha. c) He who took the amsavatara in the 6th
manvantara as ajitah to help in churning the Milk Ocean. d) He who is
unconquered in His vow to protect those who have surrendered to Him.
om ajitaya namah.
krshnah / a) One who is always in
a state of Bliss (with His sport of creation etc.). b) The Dark-hued. c) He who
irresistibly attracts His devotees to Him through His infinite kalyana gunas. d)
He who cultivates the Earth like a plough and makes it suitable for life forms
to form and nourish. e) He who appeared as veda vyasa or krshna dvaipayana. f)
He who cultivates the minds of devotees by providing the veda-s in His
incarnation as krishna dvaipayana. g) The Dark, Mysterious, and Unknowable
except by deep devotion.
om krishnaya namah.
drdhah / a) He Who assumes firm,
concrete vyuha forms for the benefit of His devotees. b) He Who is firm and
determined in His thoughts, words and deeds. c) He Who is firmly established and
cannot be negated as the Supreme Deity by counter-arguments. d) He Who is huge
and strong. om dridhaya namah.
sankarshanah / He Who draws
others near Him.
om sankarshanaya namah.
acyutah / a) One who never slips
from His glory. b) One who never lets His devotees slip. c) One who undergoes no
modifications such as birth, growth, decay, disease, etc.
om acyutaya namah.
varunah / He Who envelops.
om varunaya namah.
varunah / a) He Who is with those who
have sought Him as their Lord or svami. b) The Son of varuNa. c) He Who removes
the adversities of His devotees
. om varunaya namah
vrikshah / a) He Who provides
shade like a tree (i.e., He is the Resort) for the wise. b) He Who is firm like
om vrikshaya namah.
pushkarakshah / a) He Who has
nourishing eyes. b) He Who has beautiful lotus-like eyes.
c) He Who pervades all space. d) He Who has the Sun and the Moon as His eyes. e)
He Who shines as the light of consciousness when meditated upon in the lotus of
om pushkarakshaya namah.
maha-manah / a) The Broad-minded. b)
He Who has a great (highly capable) mind. c) He Who has a mind (intellect) with
. om maha-manase namah.
/ a) He Who is worthy of worship. b) He Who is full of the six attributes. c) He
Who knows the origin and the end of all beings.
om bhagavate namah.
bhagaha / a) He Who is possessed of
auspicious qualities. b) He Who gets rid of the wealth etc. from everyone
during pralaya. om bhagaghne namah.
nandi or anandi / a) He Who has nanda
as His father. b) He Who is ever blissful by Nature, and also because of His
prosperity and the six gunas. c) He Who is ever happy by association with His
devotees. d) He Who gives Bliss to His devotees.
om nandine namah, or om anandine namah.
vanamali / He Who has the vanamala
garland. om vanamaline namah.
halayudhah / One Who has the
plough in His hand.
om halaydhaya namah.
adityah / a) Son of Devaki who was
Aditi in her previous birth. b) Son of Aditi (and Kasyapa) in His Vamana
incarnation. c) Bhagavan Samkarshana, who is attained through the bija mantra
"A". d) He from Whom moksha is obtained.
om adityaya namah.
jyotir-adityah / a) The
Resplendent Aditya. b) He Who resides in the disc of the sun. c) He Who glows
like the sun
. om jyotir-adityaya namah.
sahishnuh / a) He Who is endowed
with enormous patience. b) He Who forgives. c) He Who suffers patiently for us
with perfect detachment. d) He Who conquers His foes. e) He Who willingly
accepts the offerings of His devotees. f) He Who can bear the opposites - like
heat and cold.
om sahishnave namah.
gati-sattamah / a) The best
instructor in the path of dharma. b) The Best among the refuges to be sought. c)
The Ultimate Support and the Greatest of all beings.
om gati-sttamaya namah.