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Questions tagged [vishnu-sahasranama]

Questions related to thousands name of Lord Vishnu.

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Who was the writer of the Vishnu Sahasranamam?

I know that Vishnu Sahasranamam was told by Pitamaha Bhishma to Yudhishthira ORALLY. However who was the writer and who had made the hard copy of the same to do chanting of this mantra and when?
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How powerful is Vishnu Sahasranama according our ancient texts?

I have seen Vishnu Sahasranama holding strong and lead role in Vaishnavas. In reality keeping aside the sections of Hinduism, how powerful is that stotra reciting daily? What is the powerful knowledge ...
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Sri Vishnu Sahasranama bhashyam

I have been reciting Sri Vishnu sahasranama for a few months now. There are a lot of translations and explanations to the great Sri Vishnu sahasranama but I haven't come across one that fills my heart ...
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When did Vishnu destroy trident of Shiva?

Vishnu Sahasranama stotram consist of thousand names of Lord Vishnu. The most popular one is from Anushasana parva of Mahabharata which was said by Bhishma to Yudhishtira. But there are other versions ...
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Why Bhishma wrote Vishnu Sahasranama stotram?

I have read Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram. I have found its author which is Bhishma But I haven't found why he wrote Vishnu sahasranama stotram.
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What is the use of chanting the sahasranamam everyday?

Everyday morning I hear the Vishnu Sahasranamam Stotram and I feel that my day is the happiest even though I face a little trouble. However I cannot leave or miss a day hearing the stotram. Hence I ...
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How did Bhishma Pitamaha know the Vishnu Sahasranama?

How did Bhishma Pitamaha know the Vishnu Sahasranama? Who gave it to him?
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Commentary on Vishnu Sahasranamam

Vishnu Sahasranamam has commentaries by all the three major schools of philosophies - Adi Shankara (Advaita), Sri Parasara Bhattar (Visishtadvaita) and Sri Satyasanda Tirtha (Dvaita) [the Commentary ...
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Do vaishnavites believe in pranava mantra or is it an “anya devata” of sorts?

Although "pranavah" occurs in vishnu sahasranama, it seems that the impersonal "Om" clashes with the "lakshmipati pitambaradhari shanka chakra gada pani" image of the God of vaishnavites.
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Is each of Vishnu's 1000 names from the sahasranama of equal potency?

I think some Purana says saying Rama's name 3 times is equivalent to reciting the entire Sahasranama. The Hare Krishnas also have a similar claim regarding the "hare krishna" mantra. There is a ...
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In which scripture, does Sage Narada ask for the boon that Lord Rama's name be the superior of all names?

Moonstar2001 in response to a question said: There is a story that in one of the rama avataras, sage Narada asked Rama for the boon that the name "Rama" be more potent than any other names of the ...
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Where is the verse ''sahasra-namnam punyanam… prayacchati'' found?

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 ...
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Origin of the ThiruNaamam(Exalted Name) of Lord Narayana as Achyuta

Sriman Narayana amongst his ThiruNaamams(holy names), is referred to as Achyuta. In fact, Sri Krishna is fondly referred to as Achyuta by Arjuna in the Bhagavad Gita. Is there a narrative thread ...
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Can we get Parasara Bhattar's 171 Namavalis extracted from Vishnu sahasranamam?

We know that Vishnu Sahasranamam comprises of 1000 names of Maha Vishnu. Out of these 1000 names, Parasara bhattar had picked 171 namavalis which is very useful, for example - 'Om Bhuve Namaha' can ...
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Recording of Vishnu Sahasranamam

When Bheeshma was glorifying Krishna with Sahasranamam everyone was looking at him including Krishna and Vyasa. The first to react was Yudhistirar. He said, ‘Pithamaha has chanted 1000 glorious names ...
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What scriptures other than the Skanda Purana contain the Shuklambharadharam verse?

Before reciting the Vishnu Sahasranamam, it is traditional to recite the following Shloka: शुक्लाम्बरधरं विष्णुं शशिवर्णं चतुर्भुजम् | प्रसन्न वदनं धयायेत सर्वविघ्नोपशान्तये || ...
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How does Vishistaadvaita philosophy explain 'jiva' name for Lord Shriman Narayana

In the Vishnu Sahastranaam, there is a name 'jiva' assigned to Lord Shriman Narayana. jivo vinayita sahskhi mukundomita vikramahaa According to Vishistaadvaita Philosophy jiva and Bramhan are ...
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Is it respectful to praise/refer gods by the name 'Urdhwareta"?

Urdhwareta is one of the 1000 names given to Lord Shriman Narayana in Vishnu Sahastranaam, which literally means ithyphallic. Same name is given to the Last 24th Avatar of Lord Rudra named Lakulish. ...
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Does the Vishnu Sahasranamam call Vishnu Amaritasha or Amritamsha?

In the ISKCON commentary on the Srimad Bhagavatam, various scriptural quotes are given in support of Gaudiya Vaishnava beliefs about the forms of Vishnu and his incarnations. In particular, this ...
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Is the Sahasranama recited by Bhisma Pitamaha to Yudhistra attributed to ParaBrahm or Lord Vishnu?

Is the title 'Vishnu Sahasranama' a later addition or originally attributed to Lord Vishnu? The question arises because the names Brahma, Ishwar, Siva, Durga etc also find mention in the Sahasranama.
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Why Vishnu Sahasranama of Mahabharata is mostly used?

We have multiple versions of Vishnu Sahasranama in our scriptures like Mahabharata, Padma Purana, Skanda Purana, etc. But the Mahabharata version is mostly used by us. So apart from the fact that ...
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Does the phrase “Sri Mahavishnu Paramatma Sriman Narayana” occur outside the Vishnu Sahasranamam?

In the preamble to the Vishnu Sahasranama, the following verse occurs (see page 3): asya sri vishNOr divya sahasranAma stotra mahA mantrasya| sri vedavyAso bhagavAn RshiH| anushTup ...
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Vishnu Sahasranaamam and its importance

What is the Vishnu Sahasranaamam? Why is it important? During what times of day can one recite it? What are the important verses in it? What is the history of it?