Articles — Vishnu

Shri Krishna Chalisa ( श्री कृष्णा चालीसा )

May 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: Chalisa, Krishna, Vishnu

Lord Krishna was a dynamic incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He was an Avatar. An Avatar is one who is attuned to the supreme Consciousness from his very birth. Krishna's incarnation brought about a profound and powerful influence upon Indian thought and life. There is no aspect of Indian life, culture and civilization which does not receive his revitalizing touch. India's philosophy and religion, mysticism and poetry, painting and sculpture, music and dance articulated Krishna's theme and thought. Every aspect of Krishna's life and deeds has a mystic symbolism indicating a sublime truth. Krishna Chalisa means a prayer of “forty verse”,...

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Shri Lakshmi Narayan Kavacham in Sanskrit ( श्री लक्ष्मीनारायण कवचम् )

May 07 2017 1 Comment Tags: Kavach, Lakshmi, sanskrit, Vishnu

Sanskrit Hymn Shri Lakshmi Narayan Kavacham (Armor of Shri Vishnu & Maa Lakshmi ) is mentioned in Shri Bhagavatha Purana. Lord Vishnu is vouched as the eternal spirit of all living beings. ‘Vishnu’ actually means the one who is omnipresent and that’s the reason that Lord Vishnu is the indigenous reality of the universe. As mentioned above, the Hindu trinity personifies lord Vishnu as the preserver of life. A reason that he is peace loving and very calm! Shown in divine and calming blue color with four arms, Lord Vishnu is the god of truth and peace. He is known to bless...

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Shri Narsimha Rin mochan Stotra in Sanskrit ( श्री नरसिंह ऋणमोचन स्तोत्र )

May 07 2017 0 Comments Tags: Narsimha, remedy, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Narsimha Rin mochan Stotra ( श्री नरसिंह ऋणमोचन स्तोत्र ) has been taken from Narsimha Purana. Shri Narsimha Rin mochan Stotra is a powerful sloka that when recited regularly will relieve people of their debts and insolvency however severe and acute. This powerful Narasimha stotram will be the oar which helps you sail through the sea of debt to the land of prosperity. Chant Shri Narasimha Rin mochan stotra atleast for 90 days unbroken and see how the doors of luck and opportunities open for you.    ॥ श्री नरसिंह ऋणमोचन स्तोत्र ॥ ॐ देवानां कार्यसिध्यर्थं सभास्तम्भसमुद्भवम् । श्रीनृसिंहं महावीरं नमामि ऋणमुक्तये ॥...

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Shri Hanumatprokta Mantrarajatmak Ramstav in Sanskrit ( श्री हनुमत्प्रोक्त मन्त्रराजात्मक रामस्तव )

May 04 2017 0 Comments Tags: Hanuman, Rama, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Hanumatprokta Mantrarajatmak Ramstav Stotram is in Sanskrit language. Shri Hanumatprokta Mantrarajatmak Ramstav Stotram is a beautiful creation of Sri Hanuman. Sri Hanuman is a great devotee of Lord Rama. Hanuman in this Ramstav says that I bow to God Ram who formed a military of monkeys and bears. King of the monkeys was Sugriva. God Ram defeated Ravana with the help of this army of monkeys and bears. Hanuman says that I bow to God Ram who had given kingdom of Lanka to Vibhishana as Vibhishana surrendered to him. Vibhishana told Rama he is surrendering and joining his army. Sri Hanuman says...

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Shri Hayagriva mantra with meaning - Gnanananda mayam devam

May 03 2017 6 Comments Tags: Hayagriva, mantra, sanskrit, Sloka, Vishnu

Gnanananda mayam devam sloka is for Lord Hayagreeva. One who chants this sloka will attain true knowledge of Education, will attain good concentration in Studies, fluency in speech, master in debates, vocabulary and will have very good memory power. Hayagreeva (Hayavadhana or Hayagriva), the lesser known Vishnu Avatar, The Horse Faced God. He is the ocean of knowledge, Wisdom, where Brahma & Goddess Saraswathi risides. He is the Four form of Veda, viz. Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharva Vedas. He is worshipped as the God of knowledge and wisdom. He is the one who taught knowledge to Goddess Saraswati. With a human body...

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Shri Rama Mantra Rama Rama Rameti with meaning

Apr 29 2017 2 Comments Tags: mantra, Rama, sanskrit, Sloka, Vishnu

Significance of Rama Mantra - Sri Rama Rama Rameti. Goddess Parvathi asks the Lord, which is the easiest way to recite this prayer. God tells that for the learned (pundits) it is enough to repeat the name of Rama. It is also called the Rama Mantra. Rama Mantra - Sri Rama Rama Rameti sloka which when recited gives the same effect as reciting the whole of Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra.  श्री राम राम रामेति रमे रामे मनोरमे ।सहस्रनाम तत्तुल्यं रामनाम वरानने ॥ Shri Rama Rama Rameti, Rame Rame Manorame;Sahasrenama tattulyam, Rama Nama VarananeMeaning:1: By meditating on "Rama Rama Rama" (the Name of...

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Shri Rama Ashtakam in Sanskrit ( श्री रामाष्टकम् )

Apr 29 2017 0 Comments Tags: Ashtakam, Rama, sanskrit, Vishnu

Shri Rama Ashtakam ( श्री रामाष्टकम् ) was composed by Sage Vyasa in Sanskrit. Rishi Vyasa says in this Rama Ashtakam that he worships Rama since Sri Rama removes all the sins of the devotees. Sri Rama always makes his devotees happy. He removes fear of his devotees. The teachings of Lord Rama reminds us that sorrow and joy, fear and anger, gain and loss, life and death, indeed everything that happens, is due to the action of fate. Sri Ram's life and journey is one of perfect adherence to dharma despite harsh tests of life and time. He is pictured as the...

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Story of Shri Panduranga Vithal

Apr 26 2017 0 Comments Tags: Krishna, stories, Vishnu

Lord Vithal, or Panduranga Vittala, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped in the world famous Pandarpur Rukmini Vithal Temple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra. There is an interesting story that explains about the incarnation of Lord Vithal at Pandarpur.Once a devotee named Pundalik was traveling to Kashi and reached the Ashram of Saint Kukkut. He asked the sage the way to Kashi. Kukkut Rishi said that he did not know the way to Kashi and he had never been there. Pundalik made fun of Kukkut Rishi for not knowing the way to Kashi and said that a holy...

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Shri Pandurang ashtakam (Pandurangashtakam) in Sanskrit (श्रीपांडुरंगाष्टकम् )

Apr 17 2017 0 Comments Tags: Ashtakam, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Pandurang ashtakam (Pandurangashtakam) Stotra is a very beautiful creation of Shri  Adi Shankaracharya. Pandurangashtakam stotra was composed in Sanskrit. It is sung in praise of God Panduranga who is standing on a brick for his devotees, to give them blessings, peace and happiness and every thing they deserve. God Panduranga is Lord Vishnu’s avatar. Adi Shankaracharya tells us why he worships God Panduranga. Shri Panduranga is also known as Vitthal , Vithal or Panduranga Vithal. Lord Vithal, or Panduranga Vittala, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is worshipped in the world famous Pandarpur Rukmini Vithal Temple at Pandarpur in Maharashtra....

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Shri Parshuram Chalisa ( श्री परशुराम चालीसा )

Apr 16 2017 0 Comments Tags: Chalisa, Parshuram, Vishnu

Lord Parshuram was the sixth Avatar of Vishnu. He was the son of sage Jamadagni and Renuka.Lord Parshuram was a devotee of Shiva and he received a Parshu (a weapon) from Lord Shiva as a boon thus the name Parshuram was given to him. Shiva also tought him war skills. As a child Parshuram was a keen learner and he always obeyed his Father Rishi Jamadgani. Parshuram was the first Warrior Brahmin and he is also called Brahmakshatriya (both Brahmin and Kshatriya means warrior). His mother Renuka Devi was a daughter of Kshatriya’s. After receiving a Parshu from Lord Shiva it became impossible...

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Sri Hayagreeva (Hayagriva) Stotram in Sanskrit and English

Apr 12 2017 2 Comments Tags: Hayagriva, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Shri Hayagriva stotram is Hymn in thirty two slokas on Hayagriva, the Supreme God of learning in Vaishnava Sampradaya. Hayagriva Stotram was composed by Sri Venkatadesika. In 1267 AD a great saint, poet and logician by the name Sri Venkatanatha was born, who was later to be known as Sri Venkatadesika. Sri Venkatadesika had composed hundreds of stotras and many other philosophical works such as a commentary on Vishishta Advaita, Brahmasutras, many natakas and kavyas of which, two of them viz., ‘Yadavabhudaya’ and ‘Paduka Sahasra’ are very popular and acclaimed works. Sri Venkatadesika went into raptures following this vision and the...

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Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatam ( श्री वेंकटेश सुप्रभातम् ) with meaning

Apr 09 2017 0 Comments Tags: stotram, Suprabhatam, Tirupati Balaji, Venkateshwara, Vishnu

Sri Venkateshwara or Balaji, is a form of the Lord Vishnu only.  Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatam is a series of hymns written in poetic form, in 1430 A.D,by Pratvada Bhayankara Sri Anantacharya (also known as Annangaracharyar,and P B Annan), the Ramanujacharya of Kachipuram. This work of poetic art is meant for singing praises of Lord Sri Venkateswara while waking him up early in the morning, during the Suprabhata Seva at the holy Tirumala Temple, everyday. However, according to the Markandeya Purana - one of the Ashtadasa Puranas written by Sage Veda Vyasa – the last four stanzas of Sri Venkateswara Sthotram were actually...

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Sri Venkateswara Vajra Kavacha Stotram with meaning

Mar 30 2017 1 Comment Tags: stotram, Tirupati Balaji, Venkateshwara, Vishnu

Sri Venkateswara Vajrakavacha Stotram is The Diamond Armour of Venkatesa composed by Sage Markandeya. Sri Markandeya purana mentions "Sri Venkateshwara Vajra Kavacha Sthothram" by sage Markandeya. This stotram(Prayer) contains 5 stanzas only. Regular Chant of Sri Venkateswara Vajrakavacha Stotram provides ultimate protection. Lord Venkateshwara is also known as Bhaktavatsala , the One who cherishes his Devotees. On numerous occasions Lord Venkateshwara has showered his Graces upon his Devotees in need, ridding them of their troubles and misery. Even for those who surrender only in times of despair, the Lord always answers present. Sri Venkateswara Vajrakavacha Stotram is Translated by Shri P. R. Ramachander...

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Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम) with meaning

Mar 30 2017 1 Comment Tags: Ashtakam, Krishna, Vishnu

Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम), composed by Sri Vallabhacharya (1478 A.D), is a unique stotra, describing the Sweetness of Lord Sri Krishna. Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम) was originally written in Sanskrit and is easily understood. Only one word, madhuram, is repeated seven times each in this ashtakam. Ashta means 8, this stotra has 8 verses in it. Shree Krishna Madhurashtakam (श्री कृष्णमधुराष्टकम) uses just one adjective, "madhuram", meaning sweet or beautiful etc., to describe the lovely attributes of Lord Sri Krishna's beautiful form, who is the master of Sweetness and Sweetness personified. It is evident from the ashtakam that the...

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Lord Hayagriva

Mar 23 2017 0 Comments Tags: Hayagriva, mantra, mythology, Vishnu

Lord Hayagriva is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Lord Hayagriva is depicted with human body, horse face wearing white garments and seated on white lotus. Hayagriva is praised as the lord of wisdom and deep knowledge. Haya implies “Horse” and Greeva means neck. He is believed to be the one who won ignorance and foolishness with his pure knowledge. People worship this Lord to be blessed with pure wisdom, intelligence and knowledge. His consort is Lakshmi. Legend Brahma is said to be the master of vedic knowledge and he had the Vedas with him. Once, when he was feeling sleepy, a...

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Ekadasi

Feb 12 2017 0 Comments Tags: Ekadasi, festivals, Krishna, Vishnu

Ekadasi or Ekadashi in Sanskrit means eleven. ‘Eka’ means “one” and ‘dasi’ is the feminine form of the word “dasa”, which means “ten”. Ekadashi is a sacred day, occuring twice a month in the Hindu calendar - on the eleventh day of the bright half - called Shukla Paksha and on the eleventh of the dark half called Vad Paksha (Padma Puran, Uttar Khand 36/5/80). A fast is to be observed on this day by all Hindus.On these auspicious days, devotees don't eat grains and beans, Anhydrous fast (Nirjala), which doesn't allow drinking water, is the most preferred way to fast...

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Benefits of Gomati Chakra

Dec 12 2016 10 Comments Tags: Gomati Chakra, remedy, Shiva, Vishnu

Found in the Gomati River, the Gomati chakra stones are popular remedies for many problems people face in their day to day lives. Gomati Chakra is a white coloured stone with small circles seen on one side of the stone and the chakras are considered to be a symbol of goddess Lakshmi. Gomati Chakra resembles the Sudarshan Chakra or Discus of Lord Krishna. According to many Vaishnavas and oral tradition in Northern India, the Gomati Shilas were once part of Lord Krishna’s palaces in Dwaraka. They were used to adorn the walls and floor of many of Sri Krishna’s palaces. The...

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108 Divya Desams

Nov 27 2016 0 Comments Tags: Pilgrimage, Temples, Vishnu

108 Divya Desams are Vishnu temples that are mentioned [Mangalasasanam – Praising the glory of the lord] in the works of the Alvars. Divya Desams means a divine place. It is the term given to 108 temples of Lord Vishnu all over India and a few temples outside it. The mentioning of 108 Divya Desams is done in ancient Tamil writings by Tamil saints.Only 106 of these temples are in this material world. The other two being Paramapadam (at the feet of Lord Vishnu) and Vaikuntam (Lord Vishnu’s Holy abode). One of the remaining 106 (Salagrama) is in Nepal and...

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Sri Ram Raksha Stotra ( श्री राम रक्षा स्तोत्र ) with meaning

Oct 20 2016 3 Comments Tags: Kavach, Rama, stotram, Vishnu

Sri Ram Raksha Stotra is most powerful protective shield. Sri Ram Raksha Stotra was originally composed in the Sanskrit language and is one of the most popular Hindu devotional prayer that is addressed to Lord Sri Ram Chandra. Lord shiva ordered sage Budha kausika to create the most powerful protecting shield or kavach for devotees and sage Budha kausika under the advice of lord Shiva wrote Sri Ram Raksha Stotra. There is a reference to this divine hymn in Rig-Veda. 'Ram Raksha' literally means 'Protection from Lord Sri Rama (to us)'. Sri Ram Raksha Stotra is also called Rama-Kavach, a shield of...

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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram with meaning

Oct 06 2016 0 Comments Tags: Kavach, Lakshmi, mantra, Narsimha, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram was composed by Sri Adi Sankaracharya. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram praised lord lakshmi narasimha to pacify angry lord or ugra narasimha. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram also known as Sri Lakshmi Nrsimha Karavalamba Stotram is a 17-verse Stotram in praise of Lakshmi Narasimha. The Stotram is so called because each of these verses ends with the same refrain “Lakshmi Narasimha, Mama Dehi Karavalambam” which means “Oh Lord Narasimha, please lend me your helping hand”. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram when heard daily in a house reduces person's anger and makes home a peaceful home. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Karavalamba Stotram is a great prayer that should be...

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Sri Narasimha Kavacha ( श्री नृसिंह कवच ) with meaning

Sep 28 2016 2 Comments Tags: Kavach, mantra, Narsimha, sanskrit, stotram, Vishnu

Sri Narasimha Kavacha is very powerful kavacha to get protection. A kavacha is a shield or spiritual armor. Sri Narasimha kavacha is for protection from malevolent spirits and fulfilling of material desires, as well as increased devotion and peace. Chanting of Sri Narasimha Kavacha purifies negative karmic structures inside one's own personal horoscope and manifests all auspiciousness. Sri Narasimha kavacha is most pious, vanquishes all kinds of impediments, and provides one all protection. The person who chants this regularly gets rid from black magic, tantra, ghosts, spirits, negative thoughts, addictions and other harmful things within and without. Below given is Sri Narasimha-kavacha as it is described...

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Story of Tulsi

Jul 03 2016 0 Comments Tags: mythology, Parvati, Plants, stories, Tulsi, Vishnu

The story of Tulsi, the medicinal plant, begins with Indra, the Lord of the Heavens.   Lord Indra, was the king of the Devas. But he realized that people no longer looked up to him at the main God. This worried him a lot. He knew that people now looked up at Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva to guide them. Indra knew that he could not hope to confront Lord Brahma and Lord Vishnu. They were after all the Gods of Creation and of Preservation. But Indra could not understand, why people liked Lord Shiva. He was after...

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Story of Garuda

Jun 17 2016 0 Comments Tags: Garuda, mythology, stories, Vishnu

Garuda is one of principal animal deities in the Hindu Mythology. Kashyap, Garuda's father, had two wives: Kadru, the elder, and Vinata, Garuda's mother ..the younger. There was great rivalry between the two wives.. Once, they had an argument over the color of the horse Uchchaisravas, produced during the churning of the Milk Ocean just after the time of creation. Each chose a color and laid a wager on her own choice. The one who lost would become the other's slave. Kadru proved to be right and, as part of the agreement, imprisoned Vinata in the nether regions, Patala, where...

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1000 Names of Sri Vishnu

Jun 17 2016 0 Comments Tags: stotram, Vishnu

The one thousand names of Lord Vishnu and their meanings. Vishvam: He who is the universe, the virat-purusha vishnuh: He who pervades everywhere vashatkaarah: He who is invoked for oblations bhoota-bhavya-bhavat-prabhuh: The Lord of past, present and future bhoota-krit: The creator of all creatures bhoota-bhrit: He who nourishes all creatures bhaavo: He who becomes all moving and nonmoving things bhootaatmaa: The aatman of all beings bhoota-bhaavanah: The cause of the growth and birth of all creatures pootaatmaa: He with an extremely pure essence paramaatmaa: The Supersoul muktaanaam paramaa gatih: The final goal, reached by liberated souls avyayah: Without destruction purushah:...

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Puja of Shaligram

Jun 17 2016 2 Comments Tags: Energization, Puja, Shaligram, Vishnu

To perform puja of the Shaligram which you have selected to install in your altar of worship, you will need the following 'samagri' or ingredients:Ganga Jal, Panchgavya (a mixture of 5 auspicious articles that include: Cowdung, Cow's urine, Milk, Ghee and Curd), fresh Tulsi leaves, Kusha grass, Pipal leaves, Incense sticks, Camphor, Sandal paste, Lamp burner, and a conch shell. You may substitute any item that is not available with uncooked rice.Offerings to the Shaligram can be of Milk, Fruits, Flowers, Sweet dishes or a Coconut.Procedure To Be Followed For The Puja   Sit in a position in which you...

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Shaligram

Jun 17 2016 0 Comments Tags: Energization, mythology, Puja, Shaligram, Vishnu

Worshipped by devotees for the grant of divine protection, good health, wealth and prosperity, righteous living and spiritual liberationAKYAS CA IVA DESE CA SALAGRAMA SHALAM MAHATSANAM TAD BHAVAM YA TAT SALAGRAMA ITI SMRTAM What Are Shaligrams?Shaligrams are sacred 'shilas' or stones representing the abstract form of Lord Vishnu. His followers, the Hindu Vaishnavas, place these stones in their puja altars for daily worship. Just as the abstract form of Shiva is the stone ‘lingam’ which the Shaivites worship in their temples and homes, so is the ‘shila’ of Lord Vishnu.According to Hindu tradition, the Shaligram stone is the shelter for a...

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