Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotram

Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotram

Vishnu Sahasranama means the “Thousand Names of Vishnu.” Stotram or Stotra – Hymn of praise. Stotra can be a prayer, a description, or a conversation, but with a poetic structure.

The Vishnu Sahasranaama was composed by Sri Veda Vyaasa, the author of the Puranas, and we meet this great chant in his classical work, the Mahabharata, Prince Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, at the end of the war approached Bheeshma Pitaamaha when the mighty grandsire of the Kuru family was lying on the bed of arrows, unconquered and inconquerable, awaiting the scared hour of his departure to the feet of the lord.

Yudhishthira, the righteous, asked six questions, Bheeshma, the constant devotee of Krishna, the gigantic Man of Action, calmly answered them all. This is how we find the “Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu” introduced in the immortal classic of the Hindus, the Mahabharata.

ATHA DHYANAM

Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam |

Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye ||

One should meditate for the removal of all obstacles upon Vishnu who is clad in white garments, who has a luster like a moon, who has four arms and a beneficent face.

Yasya dviradha vaktradya parisadya parasatam |
vighnam nighnanti satatam visvaksenam tamasraye ||

I take refuge in Vishvaksena who always eliminates all hindrances, The commander of the elephant-faced attendants and the numerous others.

Vyasam vasistha-naptaram shakteh poutrama-kalmasham |
Parasha-raatmajam vande shukatatam taponidhim ||

Vyasa is the great-grandson of Vasishta and the grandson of Shakti. He is the son of Parasara and the father of Suka. I offer my obeisance to the Vyasa who is free from all defects and is a repository of austerities.

Vyasaya vishnuroopaya vyasaroopaya vishnave |
Namo vai brahmanidhaye vasisthaya namo namah ||

My repeated salutations to Vyasa who is the form of Vishnu and to Vishnu who is the form of Vyasa — sage Vyasa who is a descendant of Vasistha and who is a treasure of  Knowledge of Brahman.

Avikaraya shudhaya nithya paramathmane |
Sadaika roopa roopaya vishnave sarva gishnave ||

I offer my obeisance to Vishnu, Who is devoid of all mutations, Who is by nature pure and
eternal, Who is endowed with a form which is uniform at all times and Who is the victor over all.

Yasya smarana-matrena janma-samsara bhandanat |
Vimuchyate namasta-smai vishnave pradha-vishnave ||

My salutations to that Supreme Being Vishnu, by a mere though of Whose name all persons are freed from the bonds of Samsara. Salutations to the omnipotent Being Who is signified by the Pranava.

Om namo vishnave prabhavishnave

VAISHAMPAYANA UVACHA

Shrutva dharma nasheshana pavanani cha sarvashah |
Yudhishthirah shantanavam punareva abhya-bhashata ||

Sri Vaishampayana said — Having heard all the Dharmas in their entirety (without anything
having been left out) and having learnt about all purificatory acts, Yudhisthira again addressed Bhishma as follows;

YUDHISHTHIRA UVACHA

Kimekam daivatam loke kim vapyekam parayanam |
Stuvantah kam ka marchantah prapnuyuh manavah-shubham ||

Yudhisthira said:— Who is the One Supreme Being which the Scriptures declare? What is the one Supreme Goal which should be sought ? By the recitation of what mantra is a person released from the bonds of repeated birth and death? Which in your opinion is the highest form of religion?

Ko dharmah sarva-dharmanam bhavatah paramo matah |
Kim japanmuchyate janthuh janma samsara-bandhanat ||

What spiritual path is that, which according to thy judgment is the foremost of all paths ? What are those mantras by reciting which a being becomes freed from the bonds of birth and death.

BHISHMA UVACHA

Jagat-prabhum deva-devam anantam purusho-tamam |
Sthuva nnama-sahasrena purushah satatottitah ||

Bhishma said:— A person who is always engaged in praising with the hymn of a Thousand
Names; the Lord of the Universe, the God of gods, and the limitless Supreme Being,

Tameva charcha-yannityam bhaktya purusha mavyayam |
Dhyayan stuvan nama-syamschha yajamanah thameva cha ||

And engaged in worshipping Him with devotion, meditating upon Him, glorifying Him, offering obeisance and adoring Him,

Anadi-nidhanam vishnum sarvaloka mahe-shvaram |
Lokadhyaksham sthuva nnityam sarva-duhkhatigo bhavet ||

one who is ever engaged in praising the Lord who is without beginning and end, the Allpervading-One, the Ruler of the Universe, the Supervisor of the worlds, the One Who is to be known from the Vedas, Who is Himself the Knower of all Dharmas, the One Who is constantly engaged in the Universal Welfare, Lord of the Universe, and the Cause of all beings — such a devotee transcends over all the sorrows of this material world.

Brahmanyam sarva-dharmagnam lokanam keerthi-vardhanam |
Lokanatham maha.-dbhootam sarvabhuta-bhavod-bhavam ||

Verily He is champion of the devotees, conversant with all duties and injunctions, the enhancer of fame and achievement of all people, the master of all the universe, exceedingly wonderful, and the cause of the origination of all beings.

Esha me sarva-dharmanam dharmo-dhikatamo matah |
Yadbhaktya pundaree-kaksham stavairarche nara sada ||

This worship of the Supreme Lotus-eyed Lord at all times by a person endowed with devotion is regarded by me as the greatest of all religious practices

Paramam yo maha-tejaha paramam yo maha-tapaha |
Paramam yo mahad-bramha paramam yah parayanam ||

He Who is the Supreme Effulgence; Who is the Supreme Director; Who is the Supreme Brahman; and Who is the Supreme, Highest and Ultimate Goal;

Pavitranam pavitram yo mangalanam cha mangalam |
Daivatam devatanam cha bhootanam yovyayah pita ||

He Who is the purest of the pure and the most auspicious amongst the auspicious, The God of gods and the indestructible Progenitor of all beings.

Yatah sarani bhutani bhavantyadi yugagame |
Yasminscha pralayam yanti punareva yugakshaye ||

From Whom all beings originate in the beginning of the first Yuga and in Whom they merge again at the end of the Yuga

Tasya loka pradhanasya jaganna-thasya bhupate |
Vishnor nama-sahasram me shrunu papa-bhayapaham ||

O King! Hear from me the Thousand Names which remove sins and drive away fear. The appellations of that Vishnu, Lord of the Universe and Ruler of the World.

Yani namani gounani vikhyatani mahatmanah |
Rishibhih parigeetani tani vakshyami bhootaye ||

For the good of the world, I shall tell you the holy names of the Supreme Being, which are indicative of His attributes and glory, well known and recited by the Rishis.

Vishno-ranam sahasrasya vedavyaso maha munih |
Chandho nusthup tatha devah bhagavan devakee-sutah ||

The Great Vedavyasa is the Seer of these Thousand Names of Vishnu, the metre is the anushtup, the Presiding Deity is Lord Krishna the son of Devaki.

Amrutham-shubdavo beejam shaktir-devaki nandanah |
Trisama hrudayam tasya shantya-rdhe viniyu-jyate ||

The seed is He-who-was-born-in-the-lunar-race; its power is The Name, The-son-of-Devaki. The heart is the One-who-is-lauded-by-the-three-Sama-hymns, The purpose of its use is the attainment of peace.

Vishnum jishnum maha-vishnum prabha-vishnum mahe-svaram |
Anekarupam daithyantham namami purushottamam ||

I pay my obeisance to Vishnu, the Victorious, the All-pervading One, the Mighty, the Lord of all, the enemy of the demons of many forms and the Best of Persons.

Nyasa

Asya shree vishno divya sahasranama sthotra maha-mantrasya, shree vedavyaso bhagavan rishih, ansthup-chandah shree maha vishnuh paramatma shree mannarayanoo devata, amritam-shoodbhavo bhanuriti beejam, devakee nandana srasthetih shakthi udbavah kshobha-noo-deva iti paramo mantrah, shankha-bhru-nnadakee chakreeti keelakam, sharnga-dhanva gadadhara itiastram rathanga-pani rakshobhya iti netram, trisama samaga ssamete kavacham, Annandham para-bramheti yonih rutu-shudarshanah kala iti digbandanah, sree vishvaroopa iti dhyanam, shree maha vishnu-preet-yarthe vishnordivya sahasra-nama jape viniyogah.

Dhyanam

Kshiro-dhanvat-pradesha suchimani vilasat saikyate mauktikanam Maalaak-la-pta-sanasthah spatika-mani nibhaih mauktikaih mandi-takngah |
Shrub-brai-rabrai-radabraih upari verachitaih muktah-peeusha-varsh Aanande nah puniyat arenalina gadha shankha-panhi mukundaha ||

Bhuh padao yasyanabih viyada-suranelah chandra-soorya-cha-netra |
Karna-vasa-serodyah mooka-mapi dahano yesya-vaste-yamabdhih ||
Antastham-yasya-vishwam-suranara khagago bhogi gandharva dhaithyeh |
Chitram ram-ramyate tham tribhuvana-vapusham vishnu-meesham namami ||

Om namo bhagavate vasudevaya

Shantha-karam bhujaga-shayanam padma-naabham suresham |
Vishva-khaaram gagana sadrusham megevarnam shubhangam ||
Lakshmi-kantham kamala-nayanam yogi-hrudhyana-gamyam |
Vande vishnum bava-bhaya-haram sarva-lokaika-natham ||

Megha-shyamam peetha-kauseya-vasam sree vatsajkam kaustu-bhod-bhace-thangam |
Punyo-petam pundari-kaya thaksham vishnum vande sarva-lokaika natham ||

Namah samasta bhutanam-adi-bhutaya bhubrite
Aneka-ruparupaya vishnave prabha-vishnave

Sashamkha-chakram-sakrireeta-kundalam sapeetha-vastram-saraseeru-he kshanam |
Sahara-vaksha sthala-shobi-kaustubham namami-vishnum-seerasaa chatur bhujam ||

chayayam parijatasya hemasimhasanopari |
asinam ambudasyamam ayatakṣam alankrtam ||
candranamam caturbahum srīvatsankita vaksasam |
rukmini satyabhamabhyam sahitam krsnam asraye ||

Stotram

Om vishvam vishnu rvashatkaro bhoota-bhavya bhavat-prabhuh |
Bhoota-krut bhoota-bhrud-bhavo bhootatma bhoota-bhavanah.|| “1”

Pootatma paramatma cha muktanam parama-gatih |
Avyayah purusha sakshee kshetragno-kshara eva cha.|| “2”

Yogo yoga-vidam neta pradhana puru-sheshvarah |
Narasimhavapu shreeman keshavah puru-shottamah.|| “3”

Sarvah sharvah shivah sthanuh bhootadi-rnidhi ravyayah |
Sambhavo bhavano bharta pradhavah prabhu reeshvarah ||. “4”

Swayambhoo shambhu radityah pushka raksho maha-svanah |
Anadi nidhano dhata vidhata dhatu ruttamah || “5”

Aprameyo hrushee-keshah padma-nabho-mara-prabhuh |
Vishva-karma manu-stvastha sthavishtah sthaviro dhruvah || “6”

Agrahyah shashvatah krishno lohi-takshah pratrdanah |
Prabhoota strikakubdhama pavitram mangalam param || “7”

Ishanah pranadah prano jyeshthah shreshthah prajpatih |
Hiranya-garbho bhoo-garbho madhavo madhu-soodanah || “8”

Ishvaro vikramee dhanve medhavee vikramah kramah |
Anuttamo dura-dharshah krutagnah kruti-ratmavan || “9”

Suresha sharanam sharma vishva-retah praja-bhavah |
Ahah samvatsaro vyalah pratyaya sarva-darshanah || “10”

Aja sarve-shvara siddhah siddhi sarvadi rachyutah |
Vrishakapi rame-yatma sarva-yoga vinih-srutah || “11”

Vasu rvasumana satyah samatma sammita samah |
Amoghah pundaree-kaksho vrusha-karama vrusha-krutih || “12”

Rudro bahushira babhruh vishva-yoni shuchi-shravah |
Amrita shashvatah stanuh vararoho maha-tapah || “13”

Sarvaga sarva-vidbhanuh vishva-kseno janardanah |
Vedo veda-vidha-vyango vedango veda-vit-kavih || “14”

Loka-dhyaksha sura-dhyaksho dharma-dhyakshah kruta-krutah |
Chatu-ratma chatu-rvyooha chatur-damshtrah chatur-bhujah || “15”

Bhrajishnu rbhojanam bhokta sahishnu rajaga-dadijah |
Anagho vijayo jeta vishva-yonih punar-vasuh || “16”

Upendro vamanah pramshuh amogha shuchi roorjitah |
Ateendra sangrahah sargo dhrutatma niyamo yamah || “17”

Vedyo vaidya sada yogee veeraha madhavo madhuh |
Ateendriyo maha-mayo mahotsaho maha-balah || “18”

Maha-buddhir-maha-veeryo maha-shaktir-maha-dyuthih |
Anirdeshyavapu-shreeman ameyatma maha dridhrut || “19”

Mahe-shvaso mahee-bharta shreeniva satamgatih |
Aniruddha sura-nando govindo govidam patih || “20”

Mareechi rdamano hamsah suparno bhuja-gottamah |
Hiranya-nabhah sutapah padma-nabhah praja-patih || “21”

Amrityu sarva-druk-simhah sandhata sandhi-man sthirah |
Ajo durma-rshana shastha vishru-tatma sura-riha || “22”

Guru rguru-tamo dhama satya satya para-kramah |
Nimisho-nimiisha srugvee vacha-spati ruda-radheeh || “23”

Agranee-rgramanee shreeman nyayo neta samee-ranah |
Sahasra-moordha vishvatma saha-srakshah saha-srapat || “24”

Avartano nivru-ttatma sam-vruta sampra-mardanah |
Aha-ssama-vartako vahnih anilo dharanee-dharah || “25”

Supra-sadah prasa-nnatma vishva srudvishva-bhugvibhuh |
Satkarta satkruta-sadhuh jahnur-narayano narah || “26”

Asan-khyeyo prame-yatma vishi-shta shishta-kruchu-chih |
Siddhar-thah siddha-sankalpah siddhida siddhi-sadhanah || “27”

Vrishahee vrishabho vishnuh vrusha-parva vrusho-darah |
Vardhano vardha-manascha vivikta shruti-sagarah || “28”

Subhujo durdharo vagmee mahendro-vasudho vasuh |
Naika-roopo bruha-droopah shipi-vishtah praka-shanah || “29”

Oja-hstejo dyuti-dharah praka-shatma prata-panah |
Bhuddhah-spashta-khsharo mantrah chandramshu-rbhaskara-dyutih || “30”

Amritam-shoodbhavo bhanuh shasha-bindhu-sureshvarah |
Ausha-dham jagata setuh satya-dharma para-kramah || “31”

Bhoota-bhavya bhava-nnathah pavanah pavano-nalah |
Kamaha-kama-krutkantah kamah kama-pradah prabhuh || “32”

Yugadi-krudyu-gavarto naika-mayo maha-shanah |
Adrushyo vyakta-roopaschha sahasra-jidanantajit || “33”

Ishto-vishishta shishte-shtah shikhandee nahusho vrushah |
Krodhaha krodha-krutkarta vishva-bahurma-heedharah || “34”

Achyutah-prathithah pranah pranado vasa-vanujah |
Apamnidhi radishta-nam apra-mattah prati-shtitah || “35”

Skandah sanda-dharo dhuryo varado vayu-vahanah |
Vasudevo bruha-dbhanuh adidevah pura-ndarah || “36”

Ashoka starana starah shoora-showri rjane-shvarah |
Anu-koola shata-vartah padmee padma-nibhe-kshanah || “37”

Padma-nabho ravinda-kshah padma-garbha-shareera-bhrut |
Mahardhi bhooddho vruddha-tma maha-ksho garuda-dhvajah || “38”

Atula-sharabho bheemah sama-yagno havir-harih |
Sarva lakshana lakshanyo lakshmeevan samiti-njayah || “39”

Veksharo rohito margo hethur-damodara sahah |
Mahee-dharo maha-bhago vegavana-mitashanah || “40”

Udbhavah ksho-bhano devah shree-garbhah parame-shvarah |
Karanam karanam karta vikarta gahano guhah || “41”

Vyava-sayo vyava-sthanah sams-thanah sthanado dhruvah |
Para-rdhih parama-spashta stushtah pushtah-shubhe-kshanah || “42”

Ramo viramo virajo margo neyo nayo-nayah |
Veera-shakti-matam shreshto dharmo dharma-vidu-ttamah || “43”

Vaikunthah purushah pranah pranadah pranavah pruthuh |
Hiranya-garbha shatru-ghno vyapto vayu-radho-kshajah || “44”

Rutu-sudar-shanah-kalah para-meshthi pari-grahah |
Ugra-samva-tsaro daksho vishramo vishva-dakshinah || “45”

Vistarah sthavara ssthanuh pramanam beeja-mavyayam |
Artho-nartho maha-kosho maha-bhogo maha-dhanah || “46”

Anir-vinnah sthavishto bhooh dharma-yoopo maha-makhah |
Nakshatra-nemir-nakshatree kshamah shamah-samee-hanah || “47”

Yagna ijyo mahe-jyashcha kratuh-satram satam-gatih |
Sarva-darshee nivru-tatma sarva-gno gnana muttamam || “48”

Suvrata-sumukha-sookshmah sughosha-sukhada-suhrut |
Mano-haro jita-krodho veerba-burvi-daranah || “49”

Swapanah svavasho vyapee naika-tma naika-karmakrut
Vatsaro vatsalo vatsee ratnagarbho dhaneshvarah “50”

Dharmagubdharmakrutdharmee sadasatksharamaksharam |
Avignata saha-sramshuh vidhata kruta-lakshanah || “51”

Gabhasti-nemi-satvasthah simho bhoota-mahe-shvarah|
Adidevo mahadevo devesho deva-bhrudguruh || “52”

Uttaro gopatir-gopta gnana-gamyah pura-tanah |
Shareera-bhoota-bhrud-bhokta kapee-ndro bhoori-dakshinah || “53”

Somapo mrutapa-somah purujit-puru-sattamah |
Vinayo-jaya-satya-sandho dasha-rhah satva-tampatih || “54”

Jeevo vina-yita sakshee mukundo mita vikramah |
Ambho-nidhi rana-ntatma maho-dadhi-shayo-ntakah || “55”

Ajo maharhah svadhavyo jita-mitrah pramo-danah |
Anando nandano nandah satya-dharma trivi-kramah || “56”

Maharshih kapila-charyah krutagno medi-neepatih |
Tripada-strida-shadh-yakshah maha-shringah krutan-takrut || “57”

Maha-varaho govindah sushenah kana-kangadee |
Guhyo gabheero gahano gupta-shchakra gadadharah || “58”

Vedhah-svango jitah-krishno dridha-sankarshano chyutah |
Varuno varuno vrukshah pushka-raksho maha-manah || “59”

Bhaga-van bhagaha-nandee vana-malee hala-yudhah |
Adityo jyoti-radityah shishnur-gati-sattamah || “60”

Sudhanva khana-parashuh daruno dravinah pradah |
Divi-spru-ksarva drugvyaso vacha-spati rayonijah || “61”

Trisama samaga-samah nirvanam bheshajam bhishak |
Sanya-sakrutchha-mashanto nishtha-shantih para-yanam || “62”

Shubhanga-shanti-dasrushta kumudah kuva-leshayah |
Gohito gopati-rgopta vrusha-bhaksho vrusha-priyah || “63”

Anivarthee nivru-ttatma samkshepta kshema-krutchhivah |
Shree-vatsa-vakshah shree-vasah shree-pathih shree-matam varaah || “64”

Shreeda-shreeshah shree-nivasah shree-nidil-shree-vibhavanah |
Shree-dhara-shree-kara-shreyah shreem-man-lokatra-yashrayah || “65”

Svaksha svangah shata-nando nandi-rjyoti rgane-shvarah |
Viji-tatma vidhe-yatma satkeerti-shchhinna samshayah || “66”

Udeerna-sarva-tashchakshuh aneesha shashvatah sthirah |
Bhooshayo bhooshano bhooti vishoka shoka-nashanah || “67”

Archishma narchitah kumbho vishu-ddhatma visho-dhanah |
Aniriddho pratirathah pradyumno mita-vikramah || “68”

Kala-neminiha shourih shoora shoora-jane-shvarah |
Tilo-katma trilo-keshah keshavah keshiha harih || “69”

Kama-devah kama-palah kamee kantah kruta-gamah |
Anirde-shyavapuh vishnuh veero nantho dhananjayah || “70”

Bramhanyo bramha-krut bramha barmha bramha vivar-dhanah |
Bramha-vitbramahno bramhee bramhagno bramhana-ptiyah || “71”

Maha-kramo maha-karma maha-teja mahoragah |
Maha-kritu rmahayajva maha-yagno maha-havih || “72”

Stavya-stava-priya stotram stuta stotaa rana priyah |
Poornah poorayita punyah punya-keerti rana-mayah || “73”

Mano-java steertha-karo vasu-reta vasu-pradah |
Vasu-prado vasu-devo vasur-vasu-mana havih || “74”

Sadgati satkruti-satta sadbhooti satpa-rayanah |
Shoora-seno yadu-shreshthah sanni-vasa suya-munah || “75”

Bhoota-vaso vasu-devah sarva-sunilayo nalah |
Darpaha darpado drupto durdharo thapa-rajitah || “76”

Vishva-moortir-maha-moortih deepta-moorti ramoortiman |
Aneka-moorti-ravyaktah shata-moorti shata-nanah || “77”

Eko-naika savah kah kim yatta-tpada manu-ttamam |
Loka-bandhu rlokanatho madhavo bhakta-vatsalah || “78”

Suvarna varno hemango varanga shchhanda-nangadee |
Veeraha vishama shoonyo khritashee rachala shchalah || “79”

Amanee manado manyo loka-swamee trilo-kadhrut |
Sumedha medhajo dhanyah satya-medha dhara-dharah || “80”

Tejo vrusho dyuti-dharah sarva-shastra-bhrutam varah |
Pragraho nigraho vyagro naika-shrungo gada-grajah || “81”

Chatur-moorti chatur-bhahu chatur-vyoohah chatur-gatih |
Chatu-ratma chatur-bhavah chatur-veda-videkapat || “82”

Sama-varto nivru-ttatma durjayo durati-kramah |
Durlabho durgamo durgo dura-vaso dura-riha || “83”

Shubhango loka-sarangah sutantu stantu-vardhanah|
Indra-karma maha-karma kruta-karma kruta-gamah || “84”

Udbhava sundara sundo ratana-nabha sulo-chanah |
Arko vaja-sani shrungi jayantah sarva-vijjay || “85”

Suvarna bindu-rakshobhyah sarva-vagee-shvare-shvarah |
Maha-hrado maha-garto maha-bhooto maha-nidhih || “86”

Kumudah kundarah kundah parjnyah pavano nilah |
Amrutamsho mruta-vapuh sarvagnah sarva-tomukhah || “87”

Sulabha suvratah siddhah shatruji chhatru-tapanah |
Nyagro-dhodumbaro shvatthah chanoo-randhru nishoo-danah || “88”

Saha-srarchi sapta-jihvah saptai-dha sapta-vahanah |
Amoorti ranagho chintyo bhaya-krudbhaya-nashanah || “89”

Anu rbruha tkrushah sthoolo guna-bhrunnir-guno-mahan |
Adhruta svadhruta svastyah pragvamsho vamsha vardhanah || “90”

Bhara-bhrut kathito yogee yogeeshah sarva kamdah |
Ashrama shramanah kshamah suparno vayu-vahanah || “91”

Dhanur-dharo dhanur-vedo dando damayita damah |
Apara-jita sarva-saho niyanta niyamo yamah || “92”

Satvavan satvika satyah satya-dharma para-yanah |
Abhi-prayah priyarhorhah priyakrut preeti-vardhanah || “93”

Vihaya-sagati rjyotih suru-chirhu-tabhugvibhuh |
Ravi rvirochana sooryah savita ravi lochanah || “94”

Ananta huta-bhugbhokta sukhado naikado grajah |
Anirvinna sada-marshee lokadhi-shthana madbhutah || “95”

Sanaa tsana-tana-tamah kapilah kapi-ravyayah |
Svastida svasti-krut svasti svastibhuk svasti-dakshinah || ‘96”

Aroudrah kundalee chakree vikra-myoorjita shasanah |
Shabdatiga shabda-sahah shishira sharva-reekarah || “97”

Akroorah peshalo daksho dakshinah kshaminam varah |
Vidvattamo veeta-bhayah punya-shravana keertanah || “98”

Uttarano dushkrutiha punyo dussvapna nashanah |
Veeraha rakshana santo jeevanah parya-vasthitah || “99”

Anantha roopo nantha shreeh jitamanyur-bhayapahah |
Chatu-rasro gabhee-ratma vidisho vyadisho dishah || “100”

Anadi rbhoorbhuvo lakshmeeh suveero ruchi-rangadah |
Janano jana janmadih bheemo bheema-para-kramah || “101”

Adhara nilayo dhata pushpa-hasah praja-garah |
Urdhvaga satpa-thacharah pranadah pranavah panah || “102”

Pramanam prana nilayah prana-bhrut prana jeevanah |
Tattvam tattva videkatma janma mrutyu jaratigah || “103”

Bhoorbhuva svasta-rustarah savita prapi-tamahah |
Yagno yagna-patir-yajva yagnango yagna-vahanah || “104”

Yagna-bhrut yagnakru t yagee yagnabhuk yagna-sadhanah |
Yajna-ntakrut yagna guhyam anna mannada eva-cha || “105”

Atma-yoni svayam jaato vaikhana sama-gayanah |
Devakee nandana srashta kshiteeshah papa-nashanah || “106”

Shankha-bhrut nandakee chakree sharngadhanva gada-dharah |
Rathanga-pani rakshobhyah sarva praha-rana-yudhah || “107”

Sree sarva-praha-rana-yudha om naman ithi
Vanmalee gadee sharngi shankhee chakree cha nandakee |
Shree-maannaraayano vinshuh vaasu-devo dhira-kshatu || “108”

Uttara Bhagah

Iteedam keerta-neeyasya kesha-vasya maha-tmanah |
Namnam sahasram divya-nam ashe-shena prakeer-titam || “1”

Bhishma said — Thus the thousand divine names of Bhagavan Krsna, the Supreme Being who is supremely worthy of being praised, have been chanted in their entirety.

Ya edam shrunuyat nityam yaschhapi parikeertayet |
Nashubham-prapnuyat-kinchit so mutreha-cha-manavah || “2”

Whoever hears or recites these names daily will never accrue any inauspiciousness, either in this world or the world beyond.

Vedan-tago bramhana-syat kshatriyo vijayee bavet |
Vaisyo dhana-samru-ddhasyat shhoodra sukha mavap-nuyat || “3”

From this recitation the Brahmin will obtain knowledge of the Vedanta, a Ksatriya will attain victory, the Vaishya will become wealthy and the Sudra will enjoy immense happiness.

Dharmarthee prapnu-yatdharmam artharthee chartha mapnuyat|
Kamana-vapnuyat-kamee prajarthee chapnu-yat-prajam || “4”

The chanter who desires merit will obtain it, the desirer of wealth will get riches, the seeker of gratification of the senses will attain all of them, and the seeker of progeny will be successful.

Bhakt-imanya sadotthaya shuchi-stadgata manasah |
Sahasram vasu-devasya namna metat prakee-rtayet || “5”

If one who is very devoted to the Lord, rises early in the morning and purifies himself, (with the bath and observance of the daily rituals) then with his mind firmly fixed on Lord Vasudeva, he recites the thousand names of Vasudeva.

Yashah prapnoti vipulam ynati praadhanya meva-cha |
Achalam shriya mapnothi shreyah prapnotya-nuttamam || “6”

He becomes endowed with great reputation and becomes the foremost amongst his kith and kin. He acquires undiminished wealth in this world, and unexcelled prosperity (in the other world ie. Liberation).

Na bhayam kvachi dapnoti veeryam tejachha vindati |
Bhava tyarogo dhyu-timan bala-roopa gunan-vitah || “7”

There is no fear for him from any quarter. He acquires valour and power. He becomes endowed with strength, a healthy body and noble qualities.

Rogarto muchyate rogat baddho muchyeta bandhanat |
Bhaya nmuchyeta bheetastu muchye tapanna apadha || “8”

One who is suffering from any disease will be rid of it. One who is in bondage will be released. One who is afflicted by fear will become courageous. And one who is in difficulties will surmount them.

Durganya-titara tyashu purushah purusho-ttamam |
Stuva nnama-saha-srena nityam bhakti saman-vitah || “9”

If a person is exclusively devoted to Sri Krsna and his only desire is to obtain Him, all his difficulties will automatically vanish even though he does not pray for any relief from them.

Vasu-deva-shrayo marthyo vasu-deva para-yanah |
Sarva-papa vishu-ddhatma yati bramha sana-tanam || “10”

That person who has taken refuge in Vasudeva, and who thinks that Vasudeva is the highest goal to be reached, becomes cleansed of all sins and his mind becomes pure. He finally attains the eternal beatitude.

Na vasu-deva bhakta-nam ashubham vidyate kvachit |
Janma mrithyu jara vyadhi bhayam naivapa jayate || “11”

Nothing inauspicious ever occurs to the devotees of Krsna. Nor do they have any fear from birth and death or old age and disease.

Emam stava madhee-yanah shraddha-bhakti sama-nvitah |
Yujye tatam sukha-kshantih shree-dhrati smruti keertibhih || “12”

That person who chants this Hymn with Zeal and Devotion, becomes blessed with the happiness of the self, forbearance, riches, steadiness of mind, good memory, and great fame.

Na krodho na matsaryam na lobho na shubha-matih |
Bhavanti kruta punyanam bhakta-nam puru-shottame || “13”

There is nothing good which is superior to devotion to Lord Govinda. Neither anger nor jealousy, neither greed nor evil thoughts, haunt the minds of those people who are true devotees of Krsna, and who have acquired merit by virtuous deeds.

Dhyou sachan-drarka nakshatra kham disho bhoorma-hodadhih |
Vasu-devasya veeryena vidhrutani mahat-manah || “14”

The firmament, along with the moon, the Sun and the stars, the sky , the directions, earth and the great ocean — all, are supported by the power of Vasudeva the Supreme Lord.

Sa-sura-sura gandharvam sa-yaksho-raga raksha-sam |
Jaga-dvashe varta-tedam krishnasya sachara-charam || “15”

This world along with all the sentient and insentient objects, with gods, asuras and gandharvas, as well as yakshas, and rakshasas is under the control of Sri Krsna.

Indri-yani mano-buddhih satvam tejo-balam dhrutih |
Vasu-devatma kanyahuh kshetram-kshetragyna eva cha || “16”

The sense organs, mind, intellect, (the quality of) sattva, power, strength, stability, as well as the body and the individual soul all have Vasudeva as their indweller.

Sarva-gamana macharah prathamam pari-kalpate |
Aachara prabhavo dharmo dharmasya pradhu-rachyutah || “17”

Right conduct has been laid down as the most important of, and the foremost of all the dharmas revealed by the Shastras (the valid and authoritative texts). Right conduct gives rise to dharma, and Bhagavan Krsna is the Lord of all dharma.

Rushayah pitaro devah maha-bhootani dhatavah |
Jangama-jangamam chedam jagannaraya-nodbhavam || “18”

The sages, Pitaras ( departed ancestors), gods, the Great Elements, and their effects, the moving and the non-moving objects which comprise the entire universe — all have been projected from Narayana.

Yogo gynanam tatha sankhyam vidya shilpadi karma-cha |
Vedah shasthrani vigynana etat-sarvam janar-danat || “19”

The knowledge of yoga, Sankhya, arts, works, Vedas and Shastras — a knowledge of all these springs from Bhagavan Krsna.

Eko-vishnu rmaha-dbhootam prutha-gbhoota nyanekasah |
Trilon-lokan-vyapya-bhootatma bhujkte vishva-bhugavyayah || “20”

Vishnu is the unique and unparalleled deity in that he pervades the great elements of different kinds and the three worlds of existence. He is the Supersoul of all beings and their Protector. He transcends all of them and is not touched by their defects thus He enjoys supreme bliss.

Emam stavam bhagavato vishnor-vyasena keertitam |
Pathedya echhet purushah shreyah praptum sukhani-cha || “21”

That person who desires to obtain supreme bliss and the pleasures of the world should recite this hymn of the Lord Vishnu sung by the great sage Vyasa.

Vishve-shvara majam devam jagatah prabhu mavyam |
Bhajanti ye pushka-raksham nate yanti para-bhavam || “22”
Na te yanti para-bhavam om nama iti ||

The Lotus-eyed Lord is the Eternal Supreme Deity, the Ruler of the universe, and the cause of the creation and destruction of the universe. Those who chant his names will never meet with disrespect or discomfiture of any kind. Salutations to that Lord of all Auspiciousness.

ARJUNA UVACHA

Padma-patra visha-laksha padma-nabha suro-ttama |
Bhaktana manu-raktanam trata bhava janar-dana || “23”

Arjuna said — O Krsna the greatest of gods with broad eyes like lotuses and with a lotus-like navel. Be you the saviour of your loving devotees

SHREE BHAGAVAN UVACHA

Yo-mam nama saha-srena stotu michhati pandava |
Sho ha mekena shlokena stuta eva na samshayah || “24”
Stita eva na samshaya om nama iti

Sri Krsna said — O Arjuna a person may desire to praise me with this entire hymn of a thousand names, but I accept the praise of even one verse — there is no doubt about it.

VYASA UVACHA

Vasa-naad vasu devsaya vasitham te jaga-thrayam |
Sarva-butha nivaso si vaasu-deva namo stute || “25”
Vasu-deva namostute om nama iti

Vyasa said — O Vasudeva! All three worlds have been created and are pervaded by you as Vasudeva. You are the resting place for all beings. Salutations to you ! Salutations to you O Vasudeva!

PARVATI UYVACHV

Keno-paayena laghunaa vishnur-nama saha-skrakam |
Patyate pamditeh nityam shortu michha myaham prabho || “26”

Parvati said — What is the shortest method by which the thousand names of Vishnu are daily recited by learned men, please teach me O Lord Siva.

ESHWARA UVACHA

Shree-rama ram rameti rame raame mano-rame |
Saha-sranaama tattulyam raama-naama varaa-nane || “27”
Raama-naama varaa-nana om nama iti

Siva said — Sri Rama is the source of delight to the heart, I feel joy by repeating the name of Rama. Rama’s name is indeed on a par to the Thousand Names O lovely faced Parvati.

BRAMHO UVACHA

Namo stvana-ntaya saha-sramurtaye
Saha-srapaa-dakshi shiroru-bahave |
Saha-sranaamne puru-shaya shashvate
Saha-srakoti-yuga-dharine namah || “28”
Saha-srakoti yuga-dharina om nama iti

Brahma said — Salutations to the Infinite Bhagavan, who has a thousand forms, a thousand feet, eyes. heads and arms, and who is the Eternal Being having a thousand names. Salutations to Him Who is the substratum of a billion ages. Salutations to the Auspicious Lord Who is the substratum of a billion eons.

SANJAYA UVACHA

Yatra yoge-shvarah krushno yatra paardho dhanur-dharah |
Tatra-shreeh vijayo bhutih dhruva neetih mati rmama || “29”

Sanjaya said — Where Sri Krsna the Lord of Yoga is and where Arjuna the archer is, there are found, stability, lustre, victory, prosperity and ethics. This is my considered view.

SHREE BHAGA-VAANU-VACHA

Ananya-schanta-yanto mam ye janaah paryu-panate |
Tesham nitya-bhiyuktanaam yoga-kshemam vaha-myaham || “30”

Sri Krsna said — With reference to those who find it impossible to live without thinking of me, I take the responsibility of bringing about their union with Me and of maintaining that union forever

Pari-tranaya sabhunaam vinaa-shaya cha dushkrutam |
Dharam samstha-panardhaya sambha-vami yuge yuge || “31”

For the protection of the righteous and for the destruction of evil-doers, for the establishment of dharma I am born again and again in every age

Aartha-vishanna-shithila-schabhitah ghoreshucha-vyadhi-varthamanah |
Samkeertya-narayana-shabda-matram vimukta-duhghah-sukhino-bhavanti || “32”

All those who are in adversity, sorrowful, who are at a loose end, frightened, terrified, or in the grip of disease, by simply chanting the name of Narayana they will be released from their suffering and will attain supreme beatitude.

Kayena vaachha mana-sendhriyerva
Buddhyatma-naavaa prakrute-svabha-vaat |
Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai
Naaraa-yanayeti samarpa-yame ||

Sarvam shree-krishnar-panamastu

Whatever action I may do through my hands, speech, mind, senses, intelligence or Self, by my nature or natural disposition, all of these I offer unto the Supreme Lord Narayana.

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Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.
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