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 सथाणुर भूतादिर निधिर अव्ययः
संभवॊ भावनॊ भर्ता परभवः परभुर ईश्वरः
17 sarvaḥ śarvaḥ śivaḥ sthāṇur bhūtādir nidhir avyayaḥ
saṃbhavo bhāvano ...
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 ...
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 prominant character . After war on the other hand Bhishma his grandfather, was lying on his deathbed. Shree Veda Vyasa and Sri Krishna told Yudhishthira, to ...
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 Lord Rama because he feels that he may not get the chance to meet him again.
मोर साप करि अंगीकारा। सहत राम नाना दुख भारा ॥ ऐसे प्रभुहि बिलोकउँ
जाई। पुनि न बनि...
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 the Phalasrutis.
For example, one such Stotra is found in Skanda Purana's Avanti Khanda.
The ending verses from the Phalasruti say this:
Naamnaam Sahasram ...
I wasn't aware that Vishnu Sahasranama has many versions until I read this question. So, I am unable to verify and compare them to answer. However, I remember a view point of one of the upanyasakar (person who delivers religious discourses) that this sahasranama is great because:
It is asked by Dharmaputra who was a great person following dharma to the ...
The word Sahasranamam is to be split-ed as Sahasra + Namam. Sahasra means "one thousand" and Namam means "names" in Sanskrit. Thus, the term Vishnu Sahasranamam gets us the meaning 1000 names of Vishnu.
In Hinduism, Naama worship (names worship, also said as நாம சங்கீர்த்தனை nāma caṅkīrttaṉai in Tamil) is considered as much more powerful than other forms of ...
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 found in the works of Rishis.
yāni nāmāni gauṇāni vikhyātāni mahātmanaḥ|
ṛṣibhiḥ parigītāni tāni vakṣyāmi bhūtayē ||
I am giving for the benefit of ...
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 drift of the whole chapter as follows. At the outset of the reply given to Satyakâma there is mentioned, in addition to the highest (para) Brahman, a lower (...
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 middle of Rudra Suktas it is stated:
ऋतं सत्यं परं ब्रह्म पुरुषं कृष्णपिङ्गलम् ।
ऊर्ध्वरेतं विरूपाक्षं विश्वरूपाय वै नमो नमः ॥ १॥
Absolute reality and the ...
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 names of Lord Vishnu which were already sung by great men and rishis.
yāni nāmāni gauṇāni vikhyātāni mahātmanaḥ|
ṛṣibhiḥ parigītāni tāni vakṣyāmi ...
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
Translation of particualr Sloka of Visnu-Sajasrnam Strotram:
jīvō vinayitāsākṣī mukundōmitavikramaḥ |
Jivo:One who as the Kshetragya or knower of the ...
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. He makes them satvatas (devotees) and infuses spiritual life into them.
Satvata is another term for Bhagavata or follower of Pancharatra. (See my answer here ...
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 is the highest attribute or condition for a living agent to attain. And since I have never swerved from that attribute or condition, I am, therefore, called by ...
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
identification with Supreme Brahman is the highest attribute or condition for a living agent to attain.
And since I have never swerved from that attribute or ...
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 imitated him, whilst away,
and beguiled their sorrow by mimicking his sports. Looking down upon
the ground, one damsel calls to her friend, as the light ...
In introducing the Vishnu Sahasranamam, Bhishma specifically says that he is going to recite the thousand names of Vishnu:
tasya lokapradhānasya jagan nāthasya bhūpate
viṣṇor nāma sahasraṃ me śṛṇu pāpabhayāpaham
Hear, O king, the thousand names, possessed of great efficacy in destroying sins, of that foremost one in all the worlds that Master of ...
Only HE can give this kind of explanation. Read the power of Sapdika…….
Once way back in 1940s or 50s someone was interviewing Maha Periyavaar. That gentleman recorded the interview using a tape recorder. Periyavaa then posed a question.
“Does anyone know which is the oldest known tape recorder?”
Nobody was able to answer. Then Maha Periyavaa asked ...
Well, given the fact that there were many manuscripts of the Mahabharata spread across India it can easily be that in some of them it's said amṛtāśōmṛtavapuḥ with Amṛtāśaḥ, while in others it is said amṛtāṃśo 'mṛtavapuḥ.
It seems that Ganguli who gave a translation of the Mahabharata into English in his manuscripts of Sanskrit text also saw Amṛtāśaḥ. See at ...