Sri Vishnu Sahasranam
Thousand Names of Sri Maha Vishnu
Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam Slokha 61 - 72
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sudhanva / He Who has a splendid bow. om
khanda-parasuh / He with the broken axe. Om
darunah / a)
The Splitter. b) He who is merciless to those who deviate from the path
of virtue. Om darunaya namah.
dravina-pradah / The Bestower of wealth. Om dravina-pradaya namah.
divisprk / He Who touches the skies. a) through His knowledge, b) by
His being not only in the form of this Universe, but also far beyond it. c) By
His vamana incarnation. d) By His viavarupa revealed to arjuna. e) By His being
the antaryami for surya and the other planets. Om divisprse namah.
sarvadrk / The All-seer. a) He who sees everything - the totality of para
tattvam. b) He who is in the form of knowledge of all forms. c) He who is the
Creator of all forms that can see under different conditions. Om sarvadrse namah.
vyasah / The Arranger. a) He who arranged the Vedas into its four divisions,
into 18, etc. b) He who divided time as well as His creation into its various
sub-divisions (e.g., day and night, Sukla paksha and Krshna paksha, man from
woman, Surya from Candra, etc.), c) He whose ornaments (like kaustubha)
shine distinctly. Om vyasaya namah.
vacas-patih / The Master of words. (See also 218) Om vacaspataye namah.
ayonijah / The Unborn. Om ayonijaya namah.
tri-sama / He who is propounded by the
three-fold Sama Veda. om tri-samne namah.
sama-gah / a) The singer of sAma. b) He who is praised by the Sama. Om sama-gaya
sama / a) He who removes the sins of those who sing about Him. b) He who is
in the form of the Sama Veda Himself. c) He who is soft and sweet. Om samne
nirvanam / The Bliss. a) He who is the cause of Bliss to His devotees. b) He
who is the embodiment of Bliss Himself. Om nirvanaya namah.
bheshajam / The Remedy. Om bheshajaya namah.
bhishak / The Physician. Om bhishaje namah.
sannyasa-krt / a) He Who cuts asunder the bonds when desires are renounced.
b) The Institutor of the samnyasa asrama for the attainment of moksha. c) He Who
shows the path of Saranagati to His devotee. Om sannyasa-krte namah.
Samah / a) He Who instructs on how to control anger etc. b) He who instructs
that control of mind is the principal dharma for samnyasin. c) He who controls
all beings, including during pralaya. d) He Who has absolute control of mind -
He Whose nature is Calmness. e) He who puts an end to the darkness in His
devotees' mind. Om Samaya namah.
Santah / He whose mind is always tranquil. Om Santaya namah.
nishtha / a) The object of concentration. b) The stable Abode of all during
pralaya. Om nishthayai namah.
santih / a) Peace. b) The object of meditation.
c) The Ultimate Support. Om santaye namah.
parayanam / a) The Ultimate Means. b) The Best Goal. c) He Who has the
Best Abode to seek. Om parayanaya namah.
Subhangah / a) He Who possesses and gives the
eight auspicious accessories of yoga. b) He Who has a handsome form. c) He Who
has a form that bestows mangalam to those who meditate on It. d) He Who makes
everything auspicious by His presence, movement, etc. The same nama occurs again
as nama 788. Om subhangaya namah.
santi-dah / The bestower of eternal peace. Om
srashtA / The Creator. Om srashtre namah. (This nama also occurs later as
ku-mudah / He who is happy in His relation to this world in various forms.
Om kumudaya namah.
also occurs as nama 813.)
kuvalesayah / a) The Controller of the jivas who wander in this world with
the thought that they are the masters of their bodies. b) He Who is reclining in
the waters surrounding this earth. om kuvalesayaya namah.
gohitah / a) He Who looks after the welfare of
the world. b) He Who protected the cows by lifting the Govardhana mountain. Om
gopatih / a) The Lord of the Celestial world. b) The Lord of the indriyas.
om gopataye namah. (This nama occurred earlier as nama 497, Slokam 53.)
/ The Protector. Om goptre namah. (This nama occurred earlier as nama 498,
vrshabhakshah / a)
He Who is the Support for the cycle of samsara in the form of dharma. b1)
He Whose Eyes shower all fruits desired. b2) He who has dharma as His
objective. om vrshabhakshaya namah.
vrshapriyah / a) dharma-lover. b) Dear to the virtuous. Om vrsha-priyaya
anivarti / a) He who does not turn away those
who are inclined to come back to this world. b) He Who does not turn away from
His battles with the asuras. c) He Who does not turn away from dharma under any
circumstance. d) He whose creations never turn back in their shape, form etc.
till pralaya. Om anivartine namah.
nivrttatma / a) He whose Nature is superior to
other things. b) He who is the atma of those who practice the nivrtti dharma. c)
He whose nature is that He is free from the bonds of samsara. d) He whose mind
is turned away from worldly attachments. e) He whose mind turns away from any
feeling of self-glory over His kirti or fame. f) He who naturally turns away
from the objects of senses. g) He who does not turn away from anywhere because
of He is Omnipresent. om nivrttatmane namah.
samkshepta / a) He who constrains or limits (the field of light of knowledge
of those who practice the pravrtti dharma). b) He who, at the time of
cosmic dissolution, contracts the expansive Universe into a subtle state. c) He
who minimizes the misfortunes of His devotees. Om samksheptre namah.
kshema-krt / a) He who does what is good for His devotees. b) He who
protects what has been acquired by His devotees. Om kshema-krte namah.
sivah / a) He who gives auspicious things to His devotees. b) He who
purifies those who meditate on Him. c) He in whom the whole Universe rests at
the time of pralaya. d) He who resides in everything and everywhere. Om Sivaya
srivatsa-vakshah / He who has the Srivatsa mole on His chest. Om
Srivatsa vakshase namah.
srI-vasah / The Abode of Lakshmi. Om Sri-vasaya namah.
srI-patih / a)The Consort of Lakshmi. b) The
Master of the Supreme Cosmic Power. Om srI-pataye namah.
srImatam-varah / a) The Best Among those who possess affluence. b) The Best
among those who possess knowledge of the Vedas. Om srimatam-varaya namah.
Sridah / The Giver of Glories. om
SriSah / a) He Who is the Isa or Lord of Sri. b) He Who has Sri as His
om Srisaya namah.
Srinivasah / a) The Abode of
Lakshmi, b) The Support of Lakshmi. c) He who dwells in purified hearts. d) He
who resides where Lakshmi resides.
om Srinivasaya namah.
Srinidhih / a) He who has Lakshmi as His
wealth. b) He in whom all wealth resides. c) He who is the treasure house for
om srinivasaya namah.
Srivibhavanah / a) He who owes His greatness to Lakshmi. a) He who bestows
greatness on all according to their karma. b) He who makes Lakshmi's fame (vivhavam)
known to everyone.
om srivibhavanaya namah
Sridharah / The Bearer of Sri. Om sridharaya namah.
Srikarah / a) He who makes Lakshmi (follow Him in His incarnations). b) He
who confers Sri (spiritual wealth) on the devotees, including moksham (nitya-sri).
c) He who makes His devotees shine with Sri (glory). d) He who has taken the
hand of Sri (Mahs Lakshmi). Om Sri-karaya namah.
sreyas-sriman / a) He that has Lakshmi who is resorted to by devotees for
attaining the good. b) He who is decorated with the exquisitely beautiful wealth
of ornaments such as His nupuram, keyuram, katakam, kiritam, etc. Om
loka-trayasrayah / a) He Who is the Resort for all three worlds. b) He who
is the substratum for the worlds-of-experiences of waking, dream, and deep
sleep. Om loka-trayasrayaya namah.
svakshah / The Beautiful-Eyed. Om svakshaya
sva'ngah / The Lovely-bodied. Om sva'ngaya namah.
SatAnandah / He of infinite Bliss. Om Satanandaya namah.
nandih / He who is ever delighted.
Om nandaye namah.
jyotir-gaNeSvarah / a)
The Lord of the host of lustrous deities (nitya suris). b) The Lord of the
luminaries (the stars, sun, moon, etc.). Om jyotir-ganesvaraya namah.
vijitAtmA / a) He whose mind has been conquered (by His devotees). b) He who
has conquered His Mind. Om vijitatmane namah.
vidheyAtmA / a) He who is of a submissive nature (to His devotees). b) He
who has the jiva-s as subservient to Him. c) If a-vidheyatma, then He who is
subservient to no one. Om vidheyatmane namah.
sat-kIrtih / He of true renown. Om sat-kirtaye
chinna-samSayah / The Dispeller of
all doubts. Om chinna-samsayaya namah.
a) He Who visibly manifests Himself through His incarnations. b) He who is
superior to all beings. c) He who elevates His devotees to His level.
Om udirnaya namah.
a) He Who is visible to the eyes of all. b) He who has eyes everywhere, and sees
everything through His consciousness. Om sarvatash-cashushe namah.
a) He Who is not the Master. b) He Who has no one above Him as the Master. Om
sasvata-sthirah / He Who is eternally existent
Om sasvata-sthiraya namah.
bhusayah / a)
He who lies in His arca form wherever the devotee installs Him. b) He Who
lay on the sea shore on His way to SrilankA. c) He who lies inside every one of
His creations as their antaryami. d) He in whom the whole world rests at the
time of pralaya. Om bhusayaya namah.
bhushaNah / He Who becomes adorned, or He Who adorns. a) He who wears the
ornament of saulabhyam as His bhushanam. b) He who is decorated with all kinds
of different and wonderful ornaments as described by emperumanar in Sri
Saranagati gadyam. c) He who adorns this world with His different incarnations
at His wish. d) He Who adorns every creature by His being their antaryami. e) He
who beautifies this world by His variety of creations. Om bhushanaya namah.
bhutih / a) He Who is wealth to His devotees. b) He Who is the
personification of Glory. c) He Who is the cause of all glory in His creations.
d) He Who exists in the forms of all His creations. Om bhutaye namah.
asokah or visokah / He Who is without sorrow. Om asokaya namah.
sokanasanah / The Destroyer of sorrows. Om sokanasanaya namah.
arcishman / He Who has great luster. Om
arcitah / He Who is worshipped. Om
kumbhah / a ) He Who is an object of desire. b) He Who shines in this world.
c) He Who fills this world with His fame. d) He in Whom everything is contained.
e) He Who envelops the earth. Om kumbhaya namah.
visuddhatma / He of a pure nature. Om
visodhanah / The Purifier. Om visodhanaya namah.
aniruddho / om aniruddhaya namah
apratirathah / The Matchless. Om apratirathaya namah.
pradyumnah / a) He Who illumines the jivas. b) He Whose wealth is of a
superior order. c) The Bestower of all desires. d) He Who is endowed with great
strength. om pradyumnaya namah.
amitavikramah / He of immeasurable steps. Om amitavikramaya namah.
At the outset, we will note that there are different
versions of this Sloka in use, where the namas 649 and 650 occur as follows.
virah surah, Saurih surah, Saurir-vIrah, virah saurih, etc. Thus the
two names are chosen from vIrah, Saurih, and Surah, depending on the patham that
is being used.
kalaneminiha / a) The destroyer of the wheel of
ignorance of Time. b) The Destroyer of the asura by name kalanemi. c) He
Who sets the direction for the sun who is the controller of Time. d) He Who is
beyond the wheel of Time. om kala-nemi-nighne namah.
saurih / a) The son of Sura (another name for Vasudeva), or He Who is born
in the race of suras, a Yadava clan. b) A reference of Sauri rajap perumal of
tirukkannapuram c) He Who is ever valiant and victorious. Om sauraye namah.
(This nama has been presented earlier as nama 342, Slokam 37.)
surah / The Valiant. Om suraya namah.
sura-janesvarah / The Chief of the sura-s or the valiant people. Om
tri-lokatma / a) He who ever moves about in the three worlds. b) He Who
makes the three worlds move about. c) He Who is the atma for everything in all
the three worlds. Om tri-lokatmane namah.
tri-lokesah / The Ruler of the three worlds. Om tri-lokesaya namah.
(23). kesavah / a) One who has beautiful locks of hair. b) He whose hair is
of supreme fragrance. c) He who is the source or origin of Brahma and Siva. d)
He who is the source of the rays emanating from the Sun etc. e) The Slayer of
Kesi. f) The tormentor of His enemies. g) One who has adhipatyam over
water (oceans etc.). h) One who has adhipatyam over the different kinds of
sukham (including moksham). Om kesavaya namah.
kesiha / a) He who killed the asura by name Kesi. b) He who directs
Agni, Surya, Indra, Vayu etc. in their functions. Om kesighne namah.
harih / a) The green-hued. b) He Who removes the distress of His devotees.
c) He Who wards off samsara with its cause from His devotees. d) The Destroyer
of the Universe at the time of pralaya. om haraye namah.
kami kantah krtagamah |
anirdesyavapurvishnur viro'nanto dhananjayah ||
657. kama-devah / a) The One who grants all desires. b) The Lord who is
desired by those who seek the four purusharthas. Om kama-devaya namah.
kama-palah / a) The Protector of the gifts that He bestows. b) The Protector
of those who desire Him. Om kama-palaya namah.
kami / a) He who has all things that are desirable. b) He who is of
fulfilled desires. om kamine namah.
kantah / a) He Who is charming. b) He Who
causes the end of Brahma at the end of his period. c) He Who is present
everywhere, and Effulgent. Om kantaya namah.
a) The Revealer of the sacred mantra-s to the pure-minded. b) He who has
propounded the Pancaratra Agamas. c) He Who has given us the Srutis and the
Smrtis. d) He from Whom the krita yuga emerged. e) He who victoriously entered
the gathering of His kith and kin after slaying Kesi. f) He Who appears to His
devotees again and again in whatever form they desire. om krtagamaya namah.
anirdesya-vapuh / a)
He of indefinable form. Om anirdesya-vapushe namah.
663. vishnuh / The Pervader. Om vishnave namah.
virah / a) The Valiant. b) The swift Mover (into the hearts of His
devotees or against demons). c) He Who destroys His enemies. d) He Who makes the
enemies tremble in front of Him and run, showing their backs. Om vIraya namah.
anantah / a) The Limitless. b) One who is beyond the reach of those who are
not of pure mind.
Om anantaya namah.
dhananjayah / a) He Who surpasses all other wealth in being desired. b)
One Who manifested Himself as Arjuna, the conqueror of wealth. Om dhananjayaya
brahmanyah / a) He who is beneficial to
all the big things both acetana and cetana, namely prakriti and atman. b) He who
is beneficial to Brahman, namely the Veda, brahmans well-versed in scripture,
penance, etc. Om brahmanyaya namah.
brahma-krt-brahma / The Creator Who created Brahma, the creator of big
things. Om brahma-krt-brahmane namah.
brahma / The Supreme Brahman, Paramatma.
Om brahmane namah.
brahma-vivardhanah / a) He Who makes
dharma grow. b) He Who grows and nurtures everything in a big way. Om
brahmavit / a) The Knower of the Vedas. b) He Who restored the Vedas
during His Matsya incarnation. c) He Who knows everything big, both seen and
unseen, and those that can only be inferred. om brahmavide namah.
brahmanah / The Instructor of the Vedas. om brahamnaya namah.
brahmi / a) He who possesses all that goes by the term brahma - prakriti,
Purusha, Isvara, Veda, etc. b) He Who has the four-faced Brahma in His
nabhi-kamalam. om brahmine namah.
674. brahmanjah / The Knower of the inner meaning of the Vedas. om
brahmana-priyah / a) He for Whom the brahamanas are of special liking. b) He
Who is specially liked by the brahamanas. om brahamna-priyaya namah.
mahakramah / a) He Who provides easy
step-by-step access for the elevation of His devotee. b) He of the three great
strides (in His Trivikrama incarnation). c) He Whose strides are great in that
He reaches everything faster than anyone else. d) He Whose Feet are great (to
surrender). om mahakramaya namah
mahakarma / He of great actions. Om mahakarmane namah.
mahatejah / He of great Resplendence. Om mahatejase namah.
mahoragah / a) He Who is great, and enters into our heart (uras). b) He Who
has a great heart (uras), and blesses us. c) He Who manifests Himself in the
form of the great serpent Ananta, Vasuki, etc. d) He Who has the serpent ananta
as His bed. e) he Who traverses everywhere in the form of the Sun with His broad
chest. Om mahoragaya namah.
mahakratuh / a) He Who is worshiped by the great yagas. b) He Who can be
easily worshiped. c) He Who can be worshiped in many ways d) He Who is the Great
Sacrifice (that gives the best results). e) He Who performed the great sacrifice
called the pancaratra kratu. Om mahakratave namah.
mahayajva / a) He Who performs great sacrifices. b) He Who has the
special class of devotees (mahayajvas) of a superior nature. om
mahayajnah / a) He Who is the best
among those to be worshiped. b) He Who manifests Himself in the form of the best
of yajnas. c) He Who is worshiped by the great jnanis, or He Who is worshiped
through great sacrifices. Om mahayajnaya namah.
mahahavih / a) He Who is worshiped with
supreme oblations. b) He Who manifests Himself in the form of the great
Offering. c) He Who accepts the whole Universe as havis at the time pralaya. Om