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Was Vishnu Sahasranama, a part of Anusasana Parva of Mahabharata, or a later day addition?

According to the [Spitzer Manuscript], Anushāsanaparva is not a part of original Mahabharata. If the above material is correct... Just because a random manuscript doesn't list the Anushasana Parva, ...
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Is any name of Vishnu Siva?

Yes, Lord Vishnu is also called Shiva in few versions of Vishnu Sahasranama. For example, Shiva appears as 27th name in Vishnu Sahasranama found in Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: 17 सर्वः शर्वः शिवः ...
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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?

The story of Narada asking the above-mentioned boon from Lord Rama is described in Chapter 126 (pg 723) of the Aranya-Kanda of Ramacharitmanas. Sanskrit text taken from here. Narada goes to meet ...
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Where is the verse ''sahasra-namnam punyanam... prayacchati'' found?

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 एका...
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How powerful is Vishnu Sahasranama according our ancient texts?

How much powerful any Stotra is and what it does when read is known from the Phalasruti of that particular Stotra. Now, there are more than one Vishnu Sahsranama Stotras. So, we need to check each of ...
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Why Bhishma wrote Vishnu Sahasranama stotram?

After Kurukshtra war Yudhishthira, the was mentally depleted because of the consiquences of war and the misery of death and suffering that happned because of the war in which he was involved and a ...
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Origin of the ThiruNaamam(Exalted Name) of Lord Narayana as Achyuta

In this chapter of Shanti Parva of Mahabharata, in the Nãrãyaniya section; Lord Krishna himself speaks about why he (Vishnu) is called Achyuta: The cessation of separate conscious existence by ...
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Can anyone chant Vishnusahasranama without deeksha?

I don't think Initiation is needed for chanting Vishnu Sashranama. I will keep my personal opinion aside here and go strictly by scriptures. Of course initiation in needed to chant vedic mantras. ...
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Can anyone chant Vishnusahasranama without deeksha?

Sudras are eligible for reciting Vishnu Sahastranaama without any doubt as they are namas. But Sudras should not do Yagna using the names as mantras. Let us analyze it in more detail. The Vishnu ...
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Who was the writer of the Vishnu Sahasranamam?

As you have already stated in the question, Bhishma told Vishnu Sahasranama to Pandavas. To be more precise, it was Yudhushtira who asked for it. The names present in the stotra are the most famous ...
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How does Vishistaadvaita philosophy explain 'jiva' name for Lord Shriman Narayana

Here is what the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Parashara Bhattar says in his commentary on the Vishnu Sahasranamam: Individual souls are called Jivas. The Lord redeems Jivas and makes them live in Him. ...
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Is it respectful to praise/refer gods by the name 'Urdhwareta"?

Yes, it is respectful. Name Urdhwareta is used to describe ParaBrahman itself by the Vedas. In the Yajurveda Taittariya Aranyaka 10.23.1 (and also in Mahanarayana Upanishad 10.23) which is in the ...
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Origin of the ThiruNaamam(Exalted Name) of Lord Narayana as Achyuta

Here is how Krishna explains the name Achyuta to Arjuna in this chapter of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata: The cessation of separate conscious existence by identification with Supreme Brahman ...
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How did Bhishma Pitamaha know the Vishnu Sahasranama?

The thousand names of Vishnu said by Bhishma Pitamaha were far famed and already sung by Rishis and other great people. Hence, he knew them already. Those names are famous because they are already ...
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Do vaishnavites believe in pranava mantra or is it an "anya devata" of sorts?

According to what Sri Vaishnavism, the Pranava denotes the supreme Brahman. Here is what the Sri Vaishnava Ramanujacharya says in this section of the Sri Bhashya: We therefore shortly explain the ...
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When did Vishnu destroy trident of Shiva?

The verse quoted from Padma Purana's Vishnu Sahasranama most probably refers to the battle between Narayana and Rudra described in this chapter of the Shanti Parva of the Mahabharata. The Sanskrit ...
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How does Vishistaadvaita philosophy explain 'jiva' name for Lord Shriman Narayana

Here I am trying to figure out answer of your question from Vishnu-Sastranam Strotram, Bhagvad Gita & Sri Ramanujacharaya (Vishitaadvaita) Phiosophy. So, Let's first we look-out the Sloka ...
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Can a non-dvija recite the Vishnu Sahasranama stotram?

Yes. Everyone can recite the Vishnu Sahasranāma. The phala-śruti (fruits of reciting the Sahasranāma) to the Vishnu Sahasranāma reads as follows - इतीदं कीर्तनीयस्य केशवस्य महात्मनः । नाम्नां सहस्रं ...
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What is Adi Shankara referring to when he says "He has Vajra marks on his feet"?

Adi Shankara didn't quote from Bhagavatam in any of his commentaries. So, it is likely that he may be referring to verses from Vishnu Purana (5.13.29-31) Thus in various actions of Kṛṣṇa the Gopīs ...
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Can we get Parasara Bhattar's 171 Namavalis extracted from Vishnu sahasranamam?

Yes, we can get Parasara Bhattar's 171 Namavalis extracted from Vishnu sahasranamam. The file whose link is provided at the end of the answer has the following preface One great Vaishnava devotee ...
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In search of an important shloka from Anushasana Parva of Mahabharata

I think you are looking for these set of verses from Anuśāsana Parva. These appear to be from the Southern Recension of Mahābhārata (13.255) and they didn't make it to the Critical Edition of ...
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Meaning of the name - sahiṣṇuḥ from Vishnu Sahasranama

According to Commentary by Sri Parasara Bhattar on Vishnu Sahasranamam Sahiṣṇuḥ - He translates this as the One who forgives Bhagavan Vishnu is called Sahiṣṇuḥ because its his nature(denoted by ...
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Difference between kāmahā and kāmakṛt

The Vishnu Sahasranamam has been commented upon by three eminent Acharyas Sripad Adi Shankaracharya, propounder of the Advaita philosophy Sri Parasara Bhattar, follower of the Sripad Ramanuja ...
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Poorva PEETIKE Vishnu Devotional Song

"Poorva Peetika" of Vishnu Sahasranamam is the First Part and discussion between Bhishma and Yudhistara in MahaBharat. Yudhistara(Dharma Raja) asks various questions to Bhishma. Bhishma reply and ...
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