sahasra-namnam punyanam, trir-avrttya tu yat phalam;
ekavrttya tu krsnasya, namaikam tat prayacchati

Meaning: If one utters shri-krishna-nama once, one obtains the same result that comes from chanting the pure visnu-sahasranama three times.

Where is the above verse found?

Many websites claim the above verse is found in the Brahmanda Purana while some say the Brahma Vaivarta Purana.


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It is 19th verse in Chapter 36 Upodhgatapada of Brahmanda Purana. Sesha says this to Dharani (Goddess Earth) (Translated by GV Tagore)

सहस्रनाम्नां पुण्यानां त्रिरावृत्त्या तु यत्फलम्
एकावृत्त्या तु कृष्णस्य नामैकं तत्प्रयच्छति १९

sahasranāmnāṃ puṇyānāṃ trirāvṛttyā tu yatphalam
ekāvṛttyā tu kṛṣṇasya nāmaikaṃ tatprayacchati (19)

By a simple repetition, a single name of Krsna yields that fruit which is yielded by repeating three times the thousand holy names.

  • The first word is not matching. Shouldn't this be Sa instead of ma? Jul 26, 2017 at 18:17
  • @SreeCharan Check here.
    – The Destroyer
    Jul 26, 2017 at 18:21
  • I think this is a typo because स and म look same. They might have got confused. Sahasranamnam gives the correct meaning of thousand names instead of Mahasranamnam. Jul 26, 2017 at 18:42

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