Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam I 1000 names of Mahavishnu I Rita Thyagarajan I Om Voices
This is one of the most sacred stotras in Hinduism. It is believed that Sri Vedavyasa is the Rishi who strung together the thousand names of Sri Mahavishnu as they were revealed by Bhishma to Yudhishthira (Mahabharata).
669 Brahmangna He who knows Vedas as Himself 670 Brahmana priya He who is liked by Brahmins 671 Maha krama He who takes big steps 672 Maha karma He who does the great works like creation, upkeep and destruction 673 Maha teja He who gives light to stars or He who is the great star 674 Mahoraga He who has the form of the great serpent 675 Maha krithu He who is the great doer 676 Mahar yajwa He who shows the way by performing great sacrifices (yagna) 677 Maha yagna He who is the greatest Yagna (sacrifice) 678 Maha havi He who is the greatest sacrificial offering in the yagna 679 Stavya He who is being praised by everybody 680 Sthava priya He who likes being praised 681 Stotra He who is the song about Himself 682 Sthutha He who is the act of being sung about God 683 Sthothra He who is the devotee who sings about him 684 Rana priya He who likes war 685 Poorna He who is complete 686 Poorayitha He who completes the wishes of his devotees 687 Pushya He who removes sins as one thinks about Him 688 Punya keerthi He who is famous for removing sins 689 Anamaya He who never becomes ill 690 Manojava He who is as fast as the mind 691 Theertha kara He who created methods for salvation of all beings in the world 692 Vasu rethas He who is the golden essence of Himself 693 Vasu pradha He who gives wealth to his devotees 694 Vasupradha He who leads His devotees to salvation 695 Vasu deva He who was born as son of Vasudeva 696 Vasu He in whom all others live 697 Vasu manas He who has a mind which lives in all others 698 Havi He who is the sacrificial offering in the yagas 699 Sad Gadhi He who is attained by good people 700 Sad krithi He who does good action 701 Saththa He who is personification of non differential knowledge 702 Sad brithi He who is Sat and Chit (Truth and Ultimate truth) 703 Sad parayana He who is attained by those who know him 704 Sura sena He who lead an army of heroes 705 Yadu sreshta He who is the greatest among Yadus (Krishna belonged to this family) 706 Sannivasa He who is the ultimate place where scholars go. 707 Suyamuna He who is surrounded by residents of Yamuna 708 Bhootavasa He who keeps all beings in his caring sight 709 Vasudeva He who hides the world by illusion 710 Sarvasunilaya He who is the form of Jivatma (the form of God within every being) 711 Anala He who has unending strength 712 Darpaha He who destroys the pride of those who are against Dharma 713 Darpadha He who gives self satisfaction to those who walk in the path of Dharma 714 Drptha He who is supremely happy or He who never gets proud of his strength 715 Durdhara He who can be brought to the mind with difficulty 716 Aparajitha He who can not be won 717 Viswa Murthi He who has the universe as his body 718 Maha Murthi He who has a big body 719 Deepthamurthy He who has a body which shines due to knowledge 720 Murthyman He whose body when he is born is not a result of Karma 721 Aneka Murthy He who is born several times 722 Avyaktha He who is not clear or He who cannot be determined to be a certain thing by any body 723 Satha Murthy He who has several forms 724 Sathanana He who has several faces 725 Eka He who is one 726 Naika He who appears as in different forms by illusion 727 Sava He who is the personification of soma yaga 728 Kava He who shines even among those who are sinners or He who is worshipped as ‘ka’ indicating pleasures 729 Kasmai He who can be investigated and known 730 Yasmai He who tries to help is devotees always or He who is indicated by ‘yat’ 731 Thasmai He who is indicated by the word ‘THAT’ 732 Padamanuttamam He who is in such a high position that the most knowledgeable want to attain him 733 Loka Bhandu He who is a relation of all beings 734 Loka Natha He who rules over the world 735 Madhava He who was born in the family of Madhu 736 Bhaktha Vatsala He who loves his devotees 737 Suvarna varna He who is of a golden colour 738 Hemanga He who has a golden body 739 Varanga He who has beautiful body 740 Chandanam gathi He who wears Golden armlets to give happiness 741 Veeraha He who is a hero destroying sins 742 Vishama He who cannot be compared to any one else 743 Sunya He who appears as if he is not there 744 Grithasi He who does not have desires 745 Achala He who is supremely stable 746 Chala He who moves in the form of wind for example 747 Amani He who does not have pride and willing to be any thing 748 Manada He who by his illusion makes people love their body 749 Manya He who is fit to be worshipped 750 Loka swami He who is the lord of the universe 751 Thriloka drik He who carries the three worlds 752 Sumedha He who is having good causing knowledge 753 Medhaja He who is created in Yagas 754 Dhanya He who has all facilities 755 Sathya medha He who has a knowledge which is unalloyed truth 756 Dhara Dhara He who carried the mountain 757 Thejovrisha He who rains light 758 Dhythi dhara He who has shining limbs 759 Sarva Sastra Bhritham Vara He who is the greatest among those who are armed 760 Pragraha He who receives (the flowers .leaves etc offered by his devotees) 761 Nigraha He who keeps every thing within himself 762 Vyanga He who does not have end 763 Naika Sringa He who has several horns ( Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the horns) 764 Gadhagraja He who appears before by Manthras or He who appeared before Gatha 765 Chatur murthy He who has four forms 766 Chathur Bahu He who has four arms 767 Chatur Vyooha He who has four Vyoohas ( Four gates) 768 Chatur Gathi He who is the destination for four varnas (brahmana, Kshatriya, Vysya and shudra) 769 Chatur Atma He who has four aspects of mind. Brain., thought and pride 770 Chatur Bhava He who is the reason for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (right action, wealth, pleasure and salvation) 771 Chatur Veda Vidha He who knows properly the meaning of four Vedas 772 Eka Patha He who keeps all the worlds under one of his feet 773 Sama Vartha He who rotates the wheel of birth and death 774 Nivrittatma He who is always available everywhere. 775 Dur Jaya He who can not be won 776 Durathikrama He whose orders can never be disobeyed 777 Dur Labha He who can not be attained except by devotion 778 Dur Gama He who is easily not known 779 Durga He who is difficult to attain due to way side road blocks 780 Dura Vasa He who can be kept in the mind with great difficulty 781 Durariha He who kills those adopting the wrong path 782 Shubhanga He who has a beautiful body 783 Loka Saranga He who understands the essence of the world 784 Suthanthu He who keeps with him the wide world 785 Thanthu Vardhana He who broadens the world 786 Indra Karma He who has the work like Indra 787 Maha Karma He who created all great beings 788 Kritha Karma He who does not have a need to do any thing 789 Kritha Agama He who created the Vedas 790 Udbhava He who attains great births 791 Sundara He who is the epitome of beauty 792 Sunda He who is wet (has mercy) 793 Rathna Nabha He who has a beautiful belly 794 Sulochana He who has beautiful eyes 795 Arka He who is suitable to be worshipped by all great Gods 796 Vaja sana He who gives Anna (food) 797 Shringa He who was born as a fish with horn 798 Jayantha He who is the cause of victory 799 Sarva Vijjayi He who knows all and wins over all 800 Suvarna Bindu He who has limbs of the body like Gold or He who is the God of Pranava (OM) 801 Akshobya He who should not be disturbed 802 Sarva Vagesware swara He who is the chief among Gods who speak 803 Maha Hrida He whose heart is full of the eternal water of happiness 804 Maha Gartha He who is the lord of illusion which is like a big hole or He who is a great charioteer 805 Maha Bhootha He who is spread in all places always 806 Maha Nidhi He in Whom all wealth is saved 807 Kumudha He who makes the earth happy 808 Kundara He who recognizes results of good deeds 809 Kunda He who gave earth as Dana to Kasyapa ( as Parasurama) 810 Parjanya He who is a cloud (which showers comfort to the sad people) 811 Pavana He who makes one pure by mere thought 812 Anila He who does not have any one to order him Or He who never sleeps 813 Amruthasa He who eats nectar which is the greatest happiness 814 Amritha Vapu He who has a body which cannot be destroyed 815 Sarvagna He who knows every thing 816 Sarvatho Muga He who has faces everywhere or He who can be approached from any where 817 Sulabha He who can be easily attained 818 Suvritha He who does great penance 819 Siddha He for no reason is always Himself 820 Sathuru Jita He who wins over his enemies 821 Sathru Thapana He who makes his enemies suffer 822 Nyagrodha He who is above all beings in the worlds below 823 Udhumbara He who is above skies or He who gives food to all the world 824 Aswatha He who is like a banyan tree 825 Chanurandra Nishudhana He who killed Chanoora who belonged to Andhra 826 Sahasrarchi He who has thousand rays 827 Satha Jihwa He who is the fire God with seven tongues 828 Sapthaida He who has seven flames 829 Saptha Vahana He who is the Sun God with seven horses 830 Amoorthi He who does not have shape 831 Anagha He who is not touched by sins 832 Achintya He who cannot be known by thought process 833 Bhaya Krit He who creates fear in bad people 834 Bhaya Nasana He who destroys fear in good people 835 Anu He who is small like an atom 836 Brihat He who is extremely big 837 Krisa He who is thin 838 Sthoola He who is stout 839 Guna Britha He who has the nature to create, upkeep and destroy 840 Nirguna He who does not have any properties
Vishnu (/ˈvɪʃnuː/ VISH-noo; Sanskrit: विष्णु, romanized: Viṣṇu, lit. 'the pervader', pronounced [ʋɪʂɳʊ]), also known as Narayana and Hari, is one of the principal deities of Hinduism. He is the supreme being within Vaishnavism, one of the major traditions within contemporary Hinduism.
Vishnu is known as "The Preserver" within the Trimurti, the triple deity of supreme divinity that includes Brahma and Shiva. In Vaishnavism, Vishnu is the supreme being who creates, protects, and transforms the universe. In the Shaktism tradition, the Goddess, or Adi Shakti, is described as the supreme Para Brahman, yet Vishnu is revered along with Shiva and Brahma. Tridevi is stated to be the energy and creative power (Shakti) of each, with Lakshmi being the equal complementary partner of Vishnu. He is one of the five equivalent deities in Panchayatana puja of the Smarta tradition of Hinduism.
According to Vaishnavism, the highest form of Ishvara is with qualities (Saguna), and have certain form, but is limitless, transcendent and unchanging absolute Brahman, and the primal Atman (Self) of the universe. There are many both benevolent and fearsome depictions of Vishnu. In benevolent aspects, he is depicted as an omniscient being sleeping on the coils of the serpent Adishesha (who represents time) floating in the primeval ocean of milk called Kshira Sagara with his consort, Lakshmi.
Whenever the world is threatened with evil, chaos, and destructive forces, Vishnu descends in the form of an avatar (incarnation) to restore the cosmic order, and protect dharma. The Dashavatara are the ten primary avatars (incarnations) of Vishnu. Out of these ten, Rama and Krishna are the most important.
Shesha (Sanskrit: शेष; Śeṣa) transl. 'The remainder', also known as Sheshanaga (Sanskrit: शेषनाग; Śeṣanāga) or Adishesha (Ādiśeṣa), is a serpentine demigod (Naga) and Nagaraja (King of all serpents), as well as a primordial being of creation in Hinduism. In the Puranas, Shesha is said to hold all the planets of the universe on his hoods and to constantly sing the glories of Vishnu from all his mouths. He is sometimes referred to as Ananta Shesha, "Endless-Shesha", or Adishesha, the "First Shesha". It is said that when Adishesa uncoils, time moves forward and creation takes place; when he coils back, the universe ceases to exist.
The Narayana form of Vishnu is often depicted as resting on Shesha, accompanied by his consort Lakshmi. Adishesha is considered as one of the two mounts of Vishnu alongside Garuda. He is said to have descended upon Earth in the following human forms or incarnations: Lakshmana, brother of Vishnu's incarnation Rama during the Treta Yuga, and according to some traditions, as Balarama, brother of Vishnu's incarnation Krishna during the Dvapara Yuga. According to the Mahabharata (Adi Parva), his father was Kashyapa and his mother Kadru, though in other accounts, he is usually a primordial being created by Vishnu.
His name means "he who remains", from the Sanskrit root śiṣ, because even as the world is destroyed at the end of each kalpa, Shesha remains as he is.