The Essence of Puranas – Skanda  Purana (Vishnu Sahasranama)






VISHNU SAHASRANAMA
Shuklaambara dharam Vishnum Shashivarnam Chaturbhujam,
Prasanna Vadanam Dhyaayet Sarva Vighnopashantaye/
Laabhastheshaam Jayastheshaam Kruthasthesham Paraajahayah,
Eshamindiravashyamo Hridayastho Janaardanah/
Viniyogah: Om Asya Shri Vishnu Sahasranaama Stotra Maha Mantrasya
Brahma Rishi
Vishnurdevata
Anushthup chhandah
Sarva Kaamaavaapyatrtha Jape Viniyogah.
(In this Vishnu Sahasranaama Stotra, Brahma is Rishi, Vishnu is Devata, Chhanda is Anushthup; to fulfil all desires, this Japa / Recitation is being rendered.)
Dhyanam:
Sajalaladaneelam darshithodaara sheelam,
Karatalaghrutashailam Venuvaadye Rasaalam/
Vrajajana kulapaalam Kaaminikelilolam,
Tharunathulasimilaalam naimi Gopaalavaalam.
(I greet Gopala whose appearance was blue like the radiance of fresh water, whose essential nature was of kindness, who lifted the Mountain of Govardhana with His hands, who played a big sonorous flute, who administered the People of Vraja with care, who was in the habit of performing childish pranks for the entertainment of the women of Vraja and whose neck adorned the highly attractive garland of Tulasi leaves). Following is the Vishnusahasra Nama Stotram:
Om Vishnur jishnur hrishikeshah Sarvaatma Sarva Bhavanah,
Swargah Sharvareenatho Bhutagramashayaashayah/
Anaadinidhano Devah Sarvagnah Sarva sambhavah,
Sarva –vyapee Jagatdhaataa Jaganmayah/
Sarvaakritidharah Sarvey Viswaruupee Janaardanah,
Ajaatma Sashvatho Nithyo Vishvaadhaaro Vibhuh Prabhuh /
Brahmarupaika rupascha Sarva rupadharo Harah,
Kaalaagni Prabhavo Vaayuhu Pralayanthakarokshayah /
Mahaarnavo Maha Megho Jala budbuda Sambhavah,
Samskruto vikruto Matsyo Maha Matsyo thimingalah /
Anantho Vaasukih Sesho Varaaho Dharaneedharah,
Payaksheera Vivekaadyo Hamso Haimagiri sthitah /
Hayagreevo Vishaalaaksho Hayakarno Hayakruthih,
Manthano Ratnahaari cha Kurmodhyaraadharah /
Vinidro Nidritho Nandi Sunando Nandanapriyah,
Naabhi naala mrinaali cha Swayambhuschaturaanah /
Prajaapati paro Dakshah Srishtikarthaa Prajaakarah,
Marichih Kashyapo Vatsah Surasura guruh Kavih/
 Vaamano Vaamabhaagi cha Vaamakarma Brihadyupuh,
Trilokakramano Deepo Baliyagna Vinaashanah /
Yagna Hartho Yagna Kartho Yagnesho Yagnabhuk Vibhuh,
Sahasranshu Bhago Bhaanurviviswan Raviramshumaan /
Thigmatejasvalpatejah Karma Saakshi Manuryamah,
Devarajah Surapatir daanavaarih Sachipatih /
Agnirvaayusakho Vahnir varuno Yadasaampatih,
Nairruto Naadanonaadi RakshoYaksha dhanaadhipah/
Kubero Vitthavaan Vego Vasupaalo Vilaasakruth,
Amrithashravanah Somah Somapaana -karah Sudhih/
Sarvoushadhikarah Srimaannishaakaro Divaakarah,
Vishaarirvishahartha cha Vishakanthadharo Girih/
Neelakantho Vrushi Rudro Bhalachandrohumaapatih,
Sivah Shanto Vashi Veero Dhyani Mani cha Maanadah/
Krimikeeto Mrigavyadho Mrigaha Mrigavatsalah,
Vatuko Bhairavo Baalah Kapaali Dandavigrahah/
Smashaanavaasi Maamsaashi Dhushta naasi Samaanthakruth,
Yoginistrasako Yogi Dhyanastho Dhyana –vaasanah /
Senaanih Sainyadah Skando Mahakaalo Ganaadhipah,
Adidevo Ganapathir –vighnaha Vighnanaashanah /
Ruddhisiddhiprado Danti Bhalachandro Gajaananah,
Nrisimha Ugradamshtrascha Nakhi Daanavanaashakrit /
Prahlada posha kartha cha Sarva daitya janeswarah,
Salabha Saagarh Saashi Kalpadruma Vikalpakah /
Hemaado Hemabhagi cha Himakartho Himaachalah,
Bhudharo Bhumido Meruh Kailaasa Sikharo Girih /
Loka -lokantaro Loki Biloki Bhuvaneswarah,
Dikpaalo Dikpathirdivyo Divyakaayo Jitendriah /
Virupo Rupavan Ragi Nrithya Geetavisaaradah,
Haha Huhu Chitraratho Devashi Naradah Sakha /
Viswadevah Saadhya Devah Grithaasheeschalochalah,
Kapilo Jalpako Vaadi Duttho Haihayasangharaat/ 
Vasishto Vaamadevascha Saptarshipravaro Bhriguh,
Jaamadagnyo Mahaveerah KshatriyantakaroRishih/
Hiranyakashipuschaiva Hiranyaksho Harapriyah,
Agastih PulahoRakshah Paulosthyo Ravano Ghatah/
 DevaariTapasastapi  Vibhishana Harapriyah,
Tejasvi Tejassteyji Eesho Rajapathih Prabhuh/ 
Daasarathi Raaghavo Ramo Raghuvamsa vivardhanah,
Seetaapathih Pathih Srimaan Brahmanyo Bhaktavatsalah/
Sannadah Kavachi Khadgi Cheeravaasa Digambarah,
Kireeti Kundali Chaapi Shankha chakri Gadadharah/ 
Kausalyonandanodaro Bhumishaayee Griha Priyah,
Saumithro Barato Baalah Shatrughno Bharataagrajah /
Lakshmanah Paraviraghnah Stree Shahaayaka Kapeeswarah,
Hanuman Ruksha Raajascha Sugreevo Balinaashanaha/
Dutapriyo Dutakaarihyangado Gadatham Varah,
Vanadhwamsi Bani Vegee VaanaroVaanaradhvajah/
Laanguli Nakhi Damshtree hahakaro varah,
Bhavasetur mahasethu bhaddha Setu Rameswarah/
Jaanaki Vallabhah Kaami Kireeti Kundali Khagi,
Pundareeka Visaalaaksho Mahabaahur ghanaakrutih/
Chanchalchapalah Kaami Vaami Vaamankavasalah,
Streepriyah Streeparah Strainah Striyo Vaamankavasakah/
Jithavairi Jitakaamo Jitakrodho Jitendriyah,
Shantho Daantho Dayaraamohyekastreevratha dharakah/
Saatvikah Satvasamsthano Madahaa Krodhaha Kharah,
Bahuraakshasa samveethah Sarva Raakshsa naashakrut/
Raavanaaree Ranakshudra dasa mastaka chhedakah,
Raajyakaari Yagnakaari Daata Bhokta Tapodhanah/
Ayodhyadhipatih Kaantho Vaikunthokuntha vigrah,
Satyavrato Vrati Surastapi Satyaphalapradah/
Sarva Saakshi Sarvagascha Sarvapraanaharovyayah,
Praanaschyapaanaascha Vyanodanah Samaanakah/
Naagah Krukalah Kurmischa Devadattho Dhananjayah,
Sarvapraanivido Vyaapi Yogadharaka –dharakah/
Tatvavidstatvadas tatvi Sarva Tatva Visharadah,
Dhyanasto Dhyanashaali cha Manasvi Yoga vitthamah/
Brahmajno Brahmado Brahmajnaata cha Brahma sambhava,
Agnaatyavith vido topo Jyoti Rupo Niranjanah/
Jnaanado Jnaanah Gyani Guruh Sishyopadeshikah,
Susishyah Sikshitah Shaali Sishya Sikshaa Visharadah/
Mantrado Mantraha Mantri Tantri Tantrajanapriyah,
Sanmantro Mantravid mantri Yantra mantraika bhanjanah/
Maarano Mohano Mohi Stambhocchatana krut Khalah,
Bahumaayo Vimaayascha Mahamayaa vimohakah/
Mokshado Bandhako Vandihyakarshanah,
Hreenkaaro Beeja Rupeecha Kleenkarah Keelakaadhipah /
Saunkaara Shaktimaancchaktih Sarva Shakti Dharo dharah,
Akarokaara Omkaarascchando Gayatra Sambhavah /
Vedo Vedavido Vedi Vedadhyayi sadaa Sivah,
Rukyajur Saamaarthaveshah Saamagaana –karokari/
Tripado Bahupaadi cha Satpathah Sarvatomukhah,
Praakrutah Samskruto Yogi Geetagrandha prahelikah/
Saguno Vigunashcchando Nissango Viguno guni,
Nirguno Gunavaan Sangi Karmi Dharmicha Karmadah/
Nishkarma Kamakaami cha Nissangah Sanga Varjithah,
Nirlobho Nirahankaari Nishkichana Jana Priyah/
Sarva Sangakaro Raagi Sarvathyagi Bahiswarah,
Ekapaado Dwipaadascha Bahu paadolyalpa paadakah /
Dwipadastripadah Paadi Vipaadi Padasangrahaha,
Khecharo Bhucharo Bhraami Bhrungakeeta madhupriyah/
Ruthuh Samvatsaro Maasoyanah Pakshoharnishaha,
Krutha Tretha Kalischaiva Dwaparaschaturaakrutih /
Deshakaalakarah Kaalah Kula dharmah Sanaatanah,
Kalaa Kaashthaa Palaa NadyoThaamah Pakshah Sithasithah/
Yugo Yugandharo Yogyo Yuga dharma pravartakah,
Kulaachaarah Kulakarah Kula Daivakarah Kuli/
Chaturashramachari cha Gruhastho hyathithipriyah,
Vanastho Vanachaari cha Vaanaprastha ashramashrami /
Vatuko Brahmachaari cha Shikhasutri Kamandali,
Trijati Dhyanavaan Dhyaani Badrikaashrama vaasakruta/
Hemaadri Prabhavo Haimo Hemaraashi –himaamkarah,
Mahaaprasthanako Vipro Viraagi Raagavaan Gruhi/
Naranarayano Naagi Kedaarodarvigrahah,
Gangadwara Tapassarastapovana Taponidhi/
Nidhiresha Maha Padmah Padmaakara shriyalayah,
Padmanabhah Pareetatma Parivrat Purushotthamah/
Paraanandaha Puraanascha Samradraja viraajakah,
Chakrastha Chakravaalasya Chakravarthi Niradhipah/
Ayurvedavido Vaidyo Dhanvantarischa Rogahaa,
Aushadhi beejasambhuto Rogi Roga Vinashakrut /
Chetanaschetakoyachintya Chittha Chinta Vinashakruth,
Ateendrayah Sukhasparshascharaachari Vihangamah /
Garudah Pakshirajascha Chakshusho Viataatmajah,
Vishnu yaana Vimaanastho Manomaya –turangamah /
Bahuvrishti karo Varshi Airavanaviraavanah,
Ucchauhshrava Hayogami Haridashvo Haripriyah /
Pravrusho Meghamaali cha Gajaratnam Purandarah,
Vasudo Vasudharascha Nidraaluh Pannagaasanah/
Seshashaayi Jaleshahi Vyasah Satyavati sutah,
Veda Vyasakaro Vaagmi Bahushaakhaa Vikalpakah /
Smritih Puraana dharmaarthi Paraavara vichakshanah,
Sahasra sheersho Sahasraakshah Sahasravadanojjvalah /
Sahasrabahuh Sahasranshuh Sahasra Kiranonnatah,
Bahusirshekasirsha cha Trishira Vishirah shikhi/
Jatilo Bhasmaragi cha Divyambaradharah Suchih,
Anurupo Brihadrupo Virupo Vikarakrithih/
Samudramaadhako Maathi Sarvaratnaharoharih,
Vajra vaiduryako Vajri Chintamani mahamanih/
Anirmulyo Mahamulyo Nirmulyah Surabhih Sukhee,
Pitaa Maatha Shishurbandhurdhata Twashtararymaa Yamah /
Anthahstho Bahyakari cha Bahih –stho vai Bahiswarah,
Paavanah Paavakah Paki Sarva Bhakshi Huthashanah/
Bhagavan Bhagahaa Bhaagi Bhavabhanjo Bhayankarah,
Kayasthah Karyakari cha Karyakartha Karapradah/
Eka Dharma Dwidharma cha Sukhi Dutyopa jeevakah,
Palakas tarakas –thraatha Kaalo Mushaka bhakshakah /
Sanjeevano Jeevakartha Sajeevo Jivasambhavah,
Shadvimshako Maha Vishnuh Sarva Vyapi Maheswarah /
Divyangado Muktamaali Srivatso Makaradhwajah,
ShyamamurthirGhanashyamah Peetavaasah Shubhaanananh/
Chiravaasa vivaasaascha Bhuta Daanava Vallabhah
Amrithomritha bhaagi cha Mohini Swarupa Dharakah /
Divyadrishtih Samadrushtiddeva danava vamchakah,
Kabandhah Kethukari cha Swarbhaanuschandra  taapanah /
Graharaajo Grahi Graahah Sarvagraha Vimochakah,
daanamaanajapo homah Saanukuulah Shubhagrahah /
Vighnakartha apahartha cha Vighnanasho Vinayakah,
Apakaaropakaari cha Sarva Siddhi Phala Pradah /
Sevakah Samadaani cha Bhedhi Dandi cha Matsari,
Dayavaan Daanasheelascha Daani Yajva Pratigrahi /
Haviragnicharusthaali Samidascha Tilo Yavah,
Hotovuddhata Shuchih Kundah Saamago Vaikruthih savah /
Dravyam Paatraani Sankalpo Musalo Haaranih Kushah,
Deekshito Mandapo Vediryajamaanah Pashuh Krathuh /
Dakshina Swastimaan Swasthihaasheervadah Shubhapradah,
Adivruksho Mahavruksho Devavruksho Vanaspathih /
Prayaago Venimaan Veni Nyagrodhaakshayo vatah,
Sutirthastirthakaari cha Tirtharajo Vrathi Vrathah /
Vrittidaata Prudhuh Patro Dogdha Gorvatsa evacha,
Ksheeram Kshiravahah Ksheeri Ksheera bhaga vibhaga vith /
Rajyabhaagavido bhaagi Sarva bhaaga vikalpah,
Vaahano Vaahako vegi paadachari Tapaswarah / 
Gopano Gopako Gopi Gopakanyaviharakrit,
Vaasudevo Visaalaakshah Krishno Gopijanapriyah/
Devakinandano Nandi Nandagopa grishaasrayi,
Yashodanandano Dami Damodara Ulookhali /
Putanaari Trinaavartahaari Shakataprabhanjakah,
Navanitapriyo Vaagmi Vatsapaalaka baalaah/
Vasurupadharo Vatsi Vatsaha Dhenukaanthakrit,
Vakaarirvanavaasi cha Vanakreeda visaradah /
Krishavarnaakrutih Kantho Venuvetra vidhaarakah,
Gopamokshakaro Moksho Yamunapulinaturah /
Mayavatsakaro Maayi Brahma mayapamohakah,
Atmasaara viharaksho Gopadarakadarakah /
Gochari Gopatirgopo Govardhanadharo Bali,
Kaaleeya –mardanah Kaali Yamunaa hrada vihaarakah /
Sankarshano Balashalyadhyo Baladevo Halaayudhah,
Laangali Musali Chakri Ramo Rohininandanah /
Yamunaararshanodwaro Neelavaasaa Hali thadha,
Revati ramano, Lololo Bahumaanakarh Parah /
Dhenukaari Mahaviro Gopakanya Vidushakah,
Kaama maana harah Kaami Gopivaasopa taskarah/
Venu vaadi cha Naadi cha Nritya geetavisharadah ,
Gopimohakaro Gaano Raasako Rajanicharah /
Divyamali Vimaalicha Vanamaala vibhushitah,
Kaitabharischa Kamsaarimadhuha Madhusudanah /
Chaanuramardano Mallo Mushti Mushtaka Nashaka krit,
Muraha Modako Modi Madghana Narakanthakrit /
Vidyadhyayi Bhumishayi Sudaamascha Sakha Sukhi,
Sakalo Vikalo Vaidyah Kalitovai Kalanidhih /
Vidyashaali Vishaalicha Prtru Matru Vimokshakah,
Rukmini ramano ramyah Kaalindipatih Shankhaha/
Panchajanyo Maha Padmo Bahunayaka nayakah,
Dundhumaaro Nikumbaghna Shambara -anto Rati Priyah /
Pradumna Aniruddhischa Saatvataampatir arjunah,
Phalgunascha Gudakeshaha Savyasaachi Dhananjayah /
Kiriticha Dhanushpaanirveda visharadah,
Sikhandi Saatyakih Shaivyo Bhimo Bhimaparakramah /
Paanchaala abhimanyus cha Saubhadro Draupatipathih,
Yudhishtaro Dharmaraajah Satyavaadi Suchivratah /
Nakulah sahadevascha Karno Duryadhano Ghrini,
Gaangeyosya Gadaapaanir Bhishmo Bhiradhi sutah /
PanchaakshurDhritaraashtro Bhaaradjoshya Gautamah,
Asvatthama Vikarnakar –nascha Jahuryu dhavisharadah /
Shamantiko Gadi Gaalvo Vishwamitro Duraasadah,
Durvaasa Durvinitischa Markandeyo Maha Munih /
Lomasho Nirmalo (A)lomi Dhirghayuscha Chiro(A)chari,
Punarjeevamritho Baavi Bhuto Bhavyo Bhavisyakah /
Trikaalosya Trilingascha Trinethrar Tripathipathih,
Yaadavo Yaagnyavalkyas cha Yadurvamsava vardhanah /
Shalyakridi Vikridascha Yadavaantha Kalih Kalih,
Sadyo Hridayo Daayado Dayabhaakdayi Dayi /
Mahodadhirmahipushto Neela Parvata Vaasa krit,
Eakavarno Vivarnascha Sarva varna bahischarah /
Yagna Nandi Veda Nandi Vedabaaho Balo Balih,
Vaidyari Baadhako Bhaago Jannadho Jagatpathih /
Bhaki BhagavatoBhaagi Vibhakto Bhagavatpriyah,
Trigramosya Navavaranyo Grihopanishadaasanah /
Shaalagraama shilatayukto Vishalo Gandakaasrayah,
Ritudevah Shruthah Shraavi Shrutabodhaha Shritashravaah /
Kalkih Kaalakalah Kalki Dushta mleccha vinaashakrit,
Kunkumi Dhavalo Dhirah Kshamaakaro Vrishakapih /
Kinkarah Kinnarah Kanvaha Keki Kimpurushadhipah,
Ekaroma Viroma cha Bahuroma Brihatkavih/
Vrajapraharano Vajri Brihaghno Vaasavaanujah,
Bahutirtha karastirthah Sarva Tirtha Javeswarah/
Vyatipaato paraagascha Daana Vriddhikarah Shubhah,
Asankheyoprameyascha Sankhyakaaro Visankhyahah /
Mihikottharakstaro Balachandrah Sudhakarah,
Nirlokascha Nirakaari Brahma kaaraika kaarakah /
Dauhitrakah Putrakah Poutro Napta Vamsadharo dharah /
Dravibhuto Dayaluscha Sarva Siddhi prado manih,
Aaadhaaropi Vidhaarascha Dharaasunuh Sumangalaha /
Mangalo Mangalaakaaro Mangalyaha Sarva Mangalah/ 
Naamnaam Sahasram Naamedam Vishnortulatejasah,
Sarva Siddhi karam Kaamyam Punyam Hariharatmakam/
Yah Pathethpratruddhya Shuchi bhutva Samaahitah,
Yaschedam Shrunuyannityam Naro Nischala Maanasah,
Trisandhyam Shraddhayah yuktah Sarva Paapapaih Pramuchyatey/
The above Vishnu Sahasranaama bestows all kinds of ‘Siddhis’ (Accomplishments) and fulfills all desires. Those who read or hear the ‘Stotra’ with concentration and earnestness during Three Sandhyas a day would for certain become free from past and present sins. After reading the Stotra, a Devotee should sincerely greet Bhagavan Vishnu and read: Sahasraakshah Sahasraanghrih Sahasravadanojjvalah, Sahasranaamanthaakshah Sahasrabhuja the Namaha / (Source: Avanti Khanda of Skanda Purana)

 





Om Tat Sat

(Continued)



(My humble salutations to  the lotus feet of Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Mahaswamy ji and also my humble greatulness to  Brahmasree Sreeman V D N Rao ji  for the collection)

1 comments:

jyothi l said...

If one is not able to recite the mantras due to inconvenience, then one can say this mantra which is equivalent to the Vishnu Sahasranamam
Sri Rama Rama Rameti, Rame Ramae Manorame
Sahasranama Tathulyam Rama Nama.

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