Vishnu Sahasranamam

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Translated by P.R. Ramachander

The Vishnu Sahasranam is found in the Mahabharatha. Literally translated this means thousand names of Vishnu. This is found in the Anushasanika Parvam (chapter relating to orders or rules to the kings) of Mahabharatha.

Bheeshma Pitamaha was defeated and grievously wounded by Arjuna. But since he could choose the time of his death as per the boons received by him, he chose to die in Uttarayana and was waiting for the auspicious time. Meanwhile the war was over leading to death of all those male members in his family except the Pancha Pandavas and the unborn child of Abhimanyu. Yudishtra the eldest of the Pandavas became the King of Hasthinapura and whom else would he go for advise other than Bheeshma the great. Anushasanika Parva is in the form of questions and answers between Yudishtra and Bheeshma Pitamaha.To a question as to what is the best possible stotra, Bheeshma answers that it is the Vishnu Sahasra Nama and teaches it to Yudishtra.

Though it describes one thousand aspects and praises of the lord, it is not simple and easy to understand. Many great Acharyas lead by Sankara Bhagavat Pada, felt a need to give its meaning in crystal clear terms so that the devotee can not only sing but meditate on the aspect of the God he is praising. But this again was done in Sanskrit. With the modern civilization several translations of this stotra is available in English and in almost all major languages of India.

Though it is called Sahasra Nama in fact it contains only 901 distinct sounding names. Eight hundred and fifteen names are repeated once, Seventy-five of these names are repeated twice, nine of these names thrice and two of these names four times. The acharyas have attempted to give different meanings to the same word in different places successfully.

In the afterward to the stotra Goddess Parvathi asks Siva the cosmic god for an easy way to sing this stotra for the learned. He replies that it is sufficient that the learned one repeats the name of Rama and this is equivalent to his singing of sahasranama. It is important to note that this is easy method is prescribed to the very learned who do not have time to recite it daily and not for everybody,


Shuklam Baradaram Vishnum, Sasi Varnam Chatur Bhujam,
Prasanna Vadanan Dyayet, Sarva Vignoba Sandaye, 1

Dressed in white you are,
Oh, all pervading one,
And glowing with the colour of moon.
With four arms, you are, the all knowing one
I meditate on your ever-smiling face,
And pray, "Remove all obstacles on my way".

Vyasam Vasishtanaptharam, Sakthe Poutramakalmasham,
Parasarathmajam vande, Shukathatham Taponidhim, 2

I bow before you Vyasa,
The treasure house of penance,
The great grand son of Vasishta.
The grand son of Shakthi,
The son of Parasara.
And the father of Shuka,

Vyasa Vishnu Roopaya, Vyasa Roopaya Vishnave,
Nmo Vai Brahma Vidaya, Vasishtaya Namo Nama, 3

Bow I before,
Vyasa who is Vishnu,
Vishnu who is Vyasa,
And again and again bow before,
He, who is born,
In the family of Vasishta.

Avikaraya Shuddhaya, Nityaya Paramatmane,
Sadaika Roopa Roopaya, Vishnave Sarva Jishnave, 4

Bow I before Vishnu
Who is pure,
Who is not affected,
Who is permanent,
Who is the ultimate truth.
And He who wins over,
All the mortals in this world.

Yasya smarana Mathrena, Janma Samsara bandhanath.
Vimuchayate Nama Tasmai , Vishnave Prabha Vishnave

OM Namo Vishnave Prabha Vishnav, 5

Bow I before Him,
The all-powerful Vishnu,
The mere thought of whom.
Releases one forever,
Of the ties of birth and life.
Bow I before the all powerful Vishnu

Shri Vaisampayana Uvacha:

Shrutva dharmaneshena , Pavanani cha Sarvasha,
Yudishtra santhanavam Puneravabhya Bhashat, 6

Sri Vaisampayana said:

After hearing a lot,
About Dharma that carries life,
And of those methods great,
That removes sins from ones life,
For ever and to cleanse,
Yudhishtra asked again,
Bheeshma, the abode of everlasting peace.

Yudishtra Uvacha:

Kimekam Daivatham Loke, Kim Vapyegam Parayanam,
Sthuvantha Kam Kamarchanda Prapnyur Manava Shubham, 7

Ko Dharma sarva Dharmanam Paramo Matha
Kim Japan Muchyathe Jandur Janma Samsara Bhandana, 8

Yudishtra asked:

In this wide world , Oh Grandpa,
Which is that one God,
Who is the only shelter?

Who is He whom,
Beings worship and pray,
And get salvation great?

Who is He who should oft,
Be worshipped with love?

Which Dharma is so great,
There is none greater?

And which is to be oft chanted,
To get free.
From these bondage of life, cruel?

Bheeshma Uvacha:

Jagat Prabhum devadevam Anantham Purushottamam,
Stuvan nama Sahasrena, Purusha Sathathothida, 9

Tameva charchayan nityam, Bhaktya purushamavyayam,
Dhyayan sthuvan namasyancha yajamanasthameva cha, 10

Anadi nidhanam vishnum sarva loka Maheswaram
Lokadyaksham stuvannityam Sarva dukkhago bhaved, 11

Brahmanyam sarva dharmagnam Lokanam keerthi vardhanam,
Lokanatham Mahadbhootham Sarva Bhootha bhavodbhavam, 12

Aeshame sarva dharmanam dharmadhika tamo matha,
Yad bhaktyo pundarikaksham Stuvyr-archanayr-nara sada, 13

Paramam yo mahatteja, paramam yo mahattapa
Paramam  yo mahad brahma paramam ya parayanam, 14

Pavithranam Pavithram  yo mangalanam cha mangalam,
Dhaivatham devathanam cha bhootanam yo vya pitha, 15

Yatha sarvani bhoothani bhavandyathi yugagame
Yasmincha pralayam yanthi punareve yuga kshaye, 16

Tasya Loka pradhanasya Jagannatathasya bhoopathe
Vishno nama sahasram me Srunu papa bhayapaham, 17

Bheeshma Replied:

That purusha with endless devotion,
Who chants the thousand names ,
Of He who is the lord of the Universe,
Of He who is the God of Gods,
Of He who is limitless,
Would get free,
From these bondage of life, cruel

He who also worships and prays,
Daily without break,
That Purusha who does not change,
That Vishnu who does not end or begin,
That God who is the lord of all worlds,
And Him, who presides over the universe,
Would loose without fail,
All the miseries in this life.

Chanting the praises,
Worshipping and singing,
With devotion great,
Of the lotus eyed one ,
Who is partial to the Vedas,
Who is the only one , who knows the dharma,
Who increases the fame ,
Of those who live in this world,
Who is the master of the universe,
Who is the truth among all those who has life,
And who decides the life of all living,
Is the dharma that is great.

That which is the greatest light,
That which is the greatest penance,
That which is the greatest brahmam,
Is the greatest shelter that I know.

Please hear from me,
The thousand holy names,

Which wash away all sins,
Of Him who is purest of the pure,
Of That which is holiest of holies,
Of Him who is God among Gods,
Of That father who lives Without death,
Among all that lives in this world,
Of Him whom all the souls,
Were born at the start of the world,
Of Him in whom, all that lives,
Will disappear at the end of the world,
And of that the chief of all this world ,
Who bears the burden of this world..

I would teach you without fail,
Of those names with fame.
Which deal of His qualities great,
And which the sages sing,
So that beings of this wide world,
Become happy and great.

Rishir Namnam Sahsrasya Veda Vyaso Maha Muni
Chando aunustup stada devo bhagawan devaki suth, 19

Amruthamsu Bhavo Bhhejam Shakthir devaki nandana
Trisama hridayam tasya santhyarthe viniyujyad, 20

Vishnum Jishnum Mahavishnum Prabha vishnun Maheswaram
Aneka Roopa Daityantham  Namami purushottama, 21

These thousand names Yudishtra
Are Sung for peace,
And has Vyasa as the sage,
And is composed in Anusthup metre,
And has its God the son of Devaki,
And its root is Amrutamsudbhava
And its strength the baby of Devaki,
And its heart is Trissama

Bow I before Him,
Who is everywhere,
Who is ever victorious,
Who is in every being,
Who is God of Gods,
Who is the killer of asuras,
And who is the greatest,
Among all purushas.


Ksheerodanvath pradese suchimani vilasad saikathe Maukthikanam
Malaklupthasanastha Spatikamani nibhai maukthiker mandithanga
Shubrai-rabrai-rathabrai ruparivirachitai muktha peeyusha varshai
Anandi na puniyadari nalina Gadha sankapanir Mukund, 1

Let that Mukunda makes us all holy, Who wears all over his body Pearls made of spatika, Who sits on the throne of garland of pearls , Located in the sand of precious stones, By the side of the sea of milk, Who gets happy of the white cloud, Sprayed of drops of nectar, And who has the mace , the wheel and the lotus in His hands.

Bhoo padau  yasya nabhi r viyadasu ranila schandra suryaau cha nether
Karnavasasiro dhaumugamabhi dhahano yasya vasteyamabhdhi
Anthastham yasya viswam sura nara khaga go bhogi gandharva dhaityai,
Chitram ram ramyathe  tham thribhuvana vapusham vishnumeesam namam, 2

I bow before that God, Vishnu
Who is the lord of three worlds,
Who has earth as his feet,
Who has air as his soul,
Who has sky as his belly,
Who has moon and sun as eyes,
Who has the four directions as ears,
Who has the land of gods as head,
Who has fire as his mouth,
Who has sea as his stomach,
And in whose belly play and enjoy,
Gods, men birds, animals,
Serpent men, Gandharvas and Asuras.

Santhakaram Bujaga sayanam Padmanabham suresam,
Viswadharam Gagana sadrusam Megha varnam shubangam
Lakshmi kantham kamala nayanam Yogi hrid dyana gamyam
Vande vishnum bava bhayaharam sava lokaika nadha, 3

I bow before the God Vishnu,
Who is personification of peace,
Who sleeps on his folded arms,
Who has a lotus on his belly,
Who is the God of gods,
Who is the basis of earth,
Who is similar to the sky,
Who is of the colour of the cloud,
Who has beautiful limbs,
Who is the consort of Lakshmi,
Who has lotus like eyes,
Who is seen by saints through thought,
Who kills all worries and fears,
And who is the lord of all the worlds.

Megha syamam Peetha kouseys vasam Srivatsangam Kausthuboth bhasithangam
Punyopetham pundareekayathaksham  Vishnum vande sarva lokaika natha, 4

I bow before that God Vishnu,
Who is the lord of all the universe,
Who is black like a cloud,
Who wears yellow silks,
Who has the sreevatsa on him,
Whose limbs shine because of Kousthubha,
Who has eyes like an open lotus,
And who is surrounded by the blessed always.

Sasanga chakram sakerita kundalam sappeethavastram saraseruhekshanam,
Sahara vaksha sthala shobhi kousthubham  namai Vishnum sirasa chaturbhuja, 5

I bow before the God Vishnu,
Who has four arms,
Who has a conch and wheel in his hands,
Who wears a crown and ear globes,
Who wears yellow silks,
Who has lotus like eyes,
Who shines because of Kousthbha ,
Worn in his garlanded chest.

Chayayam  Parijatasys hemasimhasanopari,
Aseenamam budha syama  Mayathakashamalangrutham,
Chandranana chathurbahum sreevatsangitha vakshasam,
Rukmani Satyabhamabhyam Sahitham Krishnamasraye, 6

I seek refuge in Lord Krishna,
Who is with Rukhmani and Satyabhama,
Who sits on a golden throne,
In the shade of Parijata tree,
Who is of the colour of the black cloud,
Who has long broad eyes,
Who has a face like moon,
Who has four hands,
And who has a chest adorned by Sreevatsa.


1 Viswam He who is the Universe itself
2 Vishnu He who is spread everywhere
3 Vashatkara He who is personification of Vedic sacrifice(Yagna)
4 Bhootha Bhavya Bhavat Prabhu He who is the master of past, present and future
5 Bhootakrit He who has created the beings in the universe
6 Bhootabrit He who takes care of all the beings in the universe
7 Bhava He who is everything that happens
8 Bhootaatma He who is the soul of every being in the Universe
9 Bhootabhavana He who nurtures every being in the universe
10 Pootatma He who is detached of every thing or He who has a clean character
11 Paramatma He who is in every being but beyond every being or the greatest soul .
12 Mukthanam Parama Gathi He who is the ultimate salvation of every freed being
13 Avyaya He who does not have different forms or He who is always same.
14 Purusha He who is inside every body
15 Sakshi He who is the witness of every thing that happens
16 Kshetragna He who knows the body
17 Akshara He who does not have death
18 Yoga He who can be attained by yoga (meditation?)
19 Yoga Vitham Netha He who is the leader of all those who know yoga
20 Pradhana -Purusheswara He who is the lord of nature and beings
21 Narasimha Vapusha He who is part human and part lion
22 Sriman He in whom Sri (Lakshmi or Goddess) resides
23 Kesava He who is served by Vishnu, Siva and Brahma
Or He who has beautiful hair
Or He Who killed Kesi the Asura(Ogre)
24 Purushottama He who is the greatest among Purushas(beings) or
He who is greater than those who are bound, those who are free and those who are static.
25 Sarwa He who is everything
26 Ssarva He who destroys everything when the deluge comes
27 Shiva He who is pure
28 Sthanu He who is stable
29 Bhootaatha He from whom all the beings evolved
30 Nidhiravyaya He who is never destroyed (even at deluge)
31 Sambhava He who is all that happens
32 Bhavana He who is the giver of every thing
33 Bhartha He who is the basis supports all beings
34 Prabhava He in whom all things were born
35 Prabhu He who is extremely clever
36 Easwara He who controls and rules all beings or He who is a natural ruler.
37 Swayambhu He who is born from himself
38 Shambhu He who gives all pleasures
39 Aditya He who throws light on everything or He who is one but appears different.
40 Pushkaraksha He who has lotus like eyes
41 Mahaswana He who has a great voice
42 Anadhinidhana He who has neither birth nor death
43 Dhatha He who carries the world
44 Vidhatha He who creates all actions and their results
45 Dhatur-Uttama He who is greater than the creator (Brahma)
46 Aprameya He who is beyond rules, regulations and definitions.
47 Hrishikesa He who controls his five senses
48 Padmanabha He who has a lotus (from which the world evolved) growing on his belly
49 Amara -Prabhu He who is the chief of deathless beings
50 Viswa-Karma He who has made this universe
51 Manu He who thinks (worries) of every thing
52 Dwashta He who destroys every thing
53 Sthavishta He who is extremely fat
54 Sthaviro-Dhruva He who is ancient and permanent
55 Agrahya He who is not reachable by senses
56 Saswatha He who existed in the past, exists at present and will exist in future.
57 Krishna He who is black
Or He who is personification of truth, happiness and that which is beyond us
58 Lohitaksha He who has red eyes
59 Prathardhana He who destroys every thing in the end (deluge)
60 Prabhootha He who is full of wealth and knowledge
61 Thrika-Kubhdhama He in whom resides the three worlds viz. Earth, Heaven and Hell
62 Pavithra He who is pure or He who makes others pure.
63 Mangalam-Param He who does good to others
64 Easana He who rules over (appoints) everything
65 Pranadha He who makes beings move
66 Prana He who is the soul
67 Jyeshta He who is elder to all others
68 Sreshta He who is better than all others
69 Prajapathi He who is the chief of all human beings
70 Hiranyagarbha He who resides as the soul (Brahmam) of this golden universe
71 Bhoogarbha He who carries the earth within himself
72 Maadhava He who is the consort of Lakshmi
Or He who can be realized only by silence , meditation and yoga
73 Madusudhana He who killed Madhu the Asura
74 Easwara He who is supremely strong
75 Vikrami He who has the ability to destroy all his enemies or He who has valour.
76 Dhanvi He who is the supreme archer
77 Medhavi He who is the supreme intelligence
78 Vikrama He who has measured the worlds Or He who rides on a bird (Garuda)
79 Krama He who has spread every where
80 Anuthama He who does not have anybody better than him
81 Duradharsha He who can not be cowed down by his enemies
82 Kridhagna He who knows good and bad of all beings or He who gives salvation even by giving leaves and flowers.
83 Krithi He who is busy in his work or He who is personification of work.
84 Athmavan He who has only his strength as his basis
85 Suresha He who is the lord of all Gods (Devas)
86 ssarana He who removes sadness from the unhappy
87 ssharma He who is personification of total happiness
88 Vishwaretha He who is the seed to this universe
89 PrajhaBhava He who is the reason for existence of human beings
90 Aaha He who is as bright as the day
91 Samvatsara He who is personification of the year
92 Vyala He who cannot be caught like the great serpent
93 Prathyaya He who is personification of knowledge
94 Sarvadarshana He who sees (knows) everything
95 Ajha He who does not have birth
96 Sarveshwara He who is God for everything
97 Siddha He who is always everywhere
98 Siddhi He who is the desirable effect of everything
99 Sarvadhi He who is the primary reason for everything
100 Achyutha He who does not slip
Or He who does not allow his devotees to slip
101 Vrashakapi He who is the personification of Dharma and Varaha
102 Ameyatma He whose stature can not be measured
103 Sarva Yoga Vinisrutha He who is devoid of all attachments
Or He who is known by all yogas
104 Vasu He who lives in every being
105 VasuMana He who has a good heart
106 Satya He who is truth personified
107 Samathma He who looks everybody as equal
108 Asammitha He who can not be measured
109 Sama He who is without change at all times
110 Amogha He who gives all to his devotees
111 Pundarikaksha He who is lotus eyed
Or He who is like eyes for those living in the heaven called Pundarika
112 Vrishakarma He whose actions are dictated by Dharma
113 Vrishakritha He who is born to uphold Dharma
114 Rudhra He who drives away sadness and the reasons for it
115 Bahusiras He who has many heads
116 Bhabru He who carries the worlds
117 Viswayoni He from whom all beings are born
118 Suchisrava He who hears holy (clean) words of his devotees
119 Amritha He who does not die
120 SaswathaSthanu He who is perennially stable
Or He who is permanent and unmovable
121 Varoraoha He who does not send back those who attain him
122 Mahathapa He who is extremely knowledgeable
123 Sarvaga He who goes (reaches) every where
124 Sarvavid-bhanu He who shines in the knowledge of every thing
125 Vishvaksena He who attacks the armies of Rakshasas from all directions. Or He who attacks bad things from everywhere
126 Janardhana He who troubles bad people
Or He whom people pray for benefits
127 Veda He who is the Vedas
128 Vedavidha He who knows the meaning of Vedas
129 Avyanga He who is beyond the reach of five senses
130 Vedanga He who has Vedas as parts of his body
131 VedaVith He who examines (interprets) Vedas
132 Kavi He who sees (knows) everything
133 Lokadhyaksha He who presides over the Universe
134 Suradyaksha He who directs the devas
135 Dharmadyaksha He who presides over Dharma
136 KrithaKritha He who is the means and result of every thing
137 Chathurathma He who is Brahma during creation, Vishnu during the upkeep, Rudra during destruction and Janardhana during Pralaya(deluge) of the world
138 Chathur Vyuha He who is Aniruddha when we are awake, Pradhyumna when we are dreaming, Sangarshana when we are in Sushupthi and Vasudeva when we are in Thuriya
139 Chathur Damshtra He who has four protruding incisors( as in Narasimha Avatara)
Or He who has four horns
140 Chathur Bhuja He who has four hands
141 Brajishnu He who is in the form of light
Or He who is the light
142 Bhojana He who is in the form which can be enjoyed like food
Or He who consumes food offered to him by devotees
143 Bhoktha He who is the consumer of nature
144 Sahishnu He who can pardon
Or He who wins and converts
145 JagataDhija He who was born before the world
146 Anagha He whom no sin gets attached or He who is sinless
147 Vijaya He who is wins
148 Jetha He who is always the victor
149 Viswayoni He who is the universe and its creator
150 Punarvasu He who is in every being as its controller
151 Upendra He who is Indra to Indra himself
152 Vamana He who was born as Vamana
Or He whom devotees can worship
153 Pramsu He who grew big when measuring the world as Vamana
154 Amogha He whose actions are never wasted
155 Suchi He who cleans the mind of those who pray Him
156 OOrjitha He who is very powerful
157 Athindra He who is above Indra
158 Sangriha He who destroys during the deluge
159 Sarga He who is the personification of creation
160 Dhritatma He who is birth less and stable
161 Niyama He who appoints others
162 Yama He who controls others
163 Vedya He who can be known
164 Vaidya He who knows all knowledge
165 Sada Yogi He who is lustrous always
166 Veeraha He who kills Asura Heroes
167 Madhava He who is the lord of knowledge (Vidya)
168 Madhu He who is like honey
169 Athindriya He who is beyond human senses
170 Maha maya He who is an illusion to those great illusionists
171 Mahotsaha He who has great enthusiasm
172 Mahabala He who is very strong
173 Maha Buddhi He who has tremendous knowledge
174 Maha Veerya He who even if there is reason to worry never gets worried
175 Maha Shakthi He who is very strong
176 Maha Dyuthi He who has great luster
177 Anirdesya Vapu He of whom nobody can tell that he is thus
178 Shreeman He in whom godly wealth resides
179 Ameyatma He who has immeasurable knowledge
180 Mahadri Drik He who lifted large mountains
181 Maheshvasa He who is a great archer
182 Mahee Bhartha He who lifted the earth when he was born as Varaha
183 Sreenivasa He in whose chest resides Shree Devi
184 Sadam Gathi He who is the ultimate goal of good people
185 Aniruddha He who can not be stopped by any body
186 Surananda He who makes Devas happy
187 Govinda He who lifted the earth(Go)
Or He who is the chief of cows
Or He who makes the word \'Go\' attain him
188 Govidam Pathi He who is the leader of those who know Vedas
189 Mareechi He who is in the form of light
190 Dhamana He who punishes
191 Hamsa He who removes fear of those who consider Him as themselves
192 Suparna He who has beautiful wings
193 Bhujagottama He who is the shape of a good serpent
194 Hiranya Nabha He who has a belly like gold
195 Suthapa He who has done great penance
196 Padmanabha He who shines in the belly of the lotus of our heart
197 Prajapathi He who is the chief of people
198 Amruthyu He who does not have death
199 Sarvadrikh He who sees everything
200 Simha He who troubles sinners
201 Samdatha He who adds devotees to himself
202 Sandhiman He who adds all those who experience Him to himself
203 Sthira He who is permanent
204 Ajha He who is inside everything
205 Dhurmarshana He whom enemies cannot defeat or bear
206 Shaaratha He who orders and makes others obey
207 Vishrutathma He who is the soul of all the good one is told
208 Surariha He who destroys the enemies of devas
209 Guru He who is a teacher of all knowledge
210 Guru-Thama He who is the teacher of teachers
211 Dhama He who is light
212 Satya He who is truth
213 Satyaparakrama He who is truly a hero
214 Nimisha He who closes his eyes (during Yoganidhra)
215 Animisha He who sees everything without batting his eyelids
216 Ssraghvi He who wears a garland
217 Vachaspathi Udharathi He who is the supreme personification of knowledge
218 Agrani He who takes one to a higher life
219 Grammani He who appoints (controls) Pancha Bhutas
220 Shriman He who shines
221 Nyaya He who is justice
222 Netha He who drives the world machine as its leader
223 Sameerana He who in the form of wind makes beings move
224 Sahasra Moordha He who has countless heads (all heads of beings are his)
225 Viswathma He who is the soul of every thing
226 Sahasraksha He who has thousand eyes (All eyes are his)
227 Sahasrapath He who has thousand feet
228 Avarthana He who rotates (the wheel of life)
229 Nivrithathma He who is not attached to life
230 Samvritha He who is not visible due to net of illusion (Maya)
231 Sampramardhana He who destroys the world (in the form of Yama and Rudhra)
232 Aha Samvarthakaya He who makes day in the form of sun
233 Vahnni He who is in the form of fire
234 Anila He who is in the form of air
235 Dharanidhara He who supports the earth (in the form of Adi sesha)
236 Suprasadha He who is mercy personified
237 Prasannathma He who is forever clear headed
238 Viswa Drik He who takes care of the world
239 Viswa Bhuja He who eats up the world during deluge
240 Vibhu He who has many forms
241 Satkartha He who worships those who do good deeds
242 Satkritha He who is worshipped by good people
243 Sadhu He who walks in the righteous path
244 Jahnnu He who prevents people without Bhakthi from attaining him
245 Narayana He who resides in all things that he creates
Or He in whom all souls reside
246 Nara He who shows the path
247 Asangyeya He who is beyond counting or He who is infinite
248 Aprameyatman He who is beyond knowledge
249 Visishta He who is the greatest
250 SishtaKrith He who orders or he who protects good people
251 Suchi He who is blemish less
252 Siddhartha He who has all he wants
253 Siddha Sankalpa He who realizes all that he wants
254 Siddhitha He who gives devotees the ability to attain their wants
255 Siddhi Sadhana He who is ‘wants’ and the reason for ‘wants’
256 Vrishahi He who shines like day
257 Vrishabha He who showers all wishes on his devotees
258 Vishnu He who measured the worlds in Vamana Avatara
259 Vrishaparvana He who can be attained through the stair case of Dharma (right action)
260 Vrishodhara He who keeps all beings in his belly during deluge
261 Vardhana He who rears beings
262 Vardhamana He who grows like the beings whom He grows
263 Viviktha He who stands alone
264 Shruthisagara He who is the ocean in which all Shrutis( Vedas) lead
265 Subhuja He who has good arms
266 Dhurdhara He who carries everything but not carried by anybody or He who is impossible to carry
267 Vagmi He who is a great orator
268 Mahendra He who is God to the Gods
269 Vasudha He who gives good pleasures and wealth
270 Vasu He who is wealth
271 Naikaroopa He who does not have one appearance
272 Brihadroopa He who has a big appearance
273 Shipivishta He who is inside a ray of light
Or He who is sacrifice in a sacrificial animal
274 Prakasana He who makes everything shine
275 Ojastejodyuthidhara He who has strength, valor and luster
276 Prakasathma He who is the soul of luster Or He who makes others shine
277 Prathapana He who emits heat
278 Kriddha He who is full (of knowledge, Dharma and renunciation)
279 Spashtakshara He who is denoted by the sound of OM
280 Manthra He who is the shape of Vedic manthras
281 Chandramsa He who is as pleasant as the ray of moon
282 Bhaskaradyuthi He who has light like the sun
283 Amruthamsurbhava He who made moon appear from the Ocean of milk
284 Bhanu He who shines himself
285 Shasabindu He who is like moon
286 Sureswra He who is the chief of those who do good
287 Aushadha He who is medicine
288 Jagatha-Sethu He who is the bridge for the worlds
289 Sathya Dharma Parakrama He who is truth, Dharma and valorous
290 Bhootha Bhava Bhannatha He who is the lord of past, present and future
291 Pavana He who cleans in the form of wind
292 Paavana He who makes the wind blow
293 Anala He whom we never get satisfied
294 Kamaha He who removes bondage of life
295 Kama Krit He who satisfies wishes
296 Kantha He who is attractive because of his beauty
297 Kama He who is desired by everybody
298 Kamapradha He who gives all wishes for those who wish
299 Prabhu He who stands tall
300 Yugadhi Krit He who created the divisions of time
301 Yuga Vartha He who makes time periods come again and again
302 Naika Maya He who creates many illusions
303 Mahasana He who is a big eater during deluge
304 Adhrisya He who is not visible
305 Vyaktha roopa He who is clearly visible (to yogis)
306 Sahasra Jit He who defeats thousands (of Rakshsas-bad people)
307 Anantha Jit He who is for ever victorious
308 Ishta He who is liked by every one
309 Avisishta He who does not have any one above him
310 Sishteshta He who is dear to the learned
311 Shikandi He who wears the feathers of pea cock
312 Nahusha He who ties souls by illusion
313 Vrisha He who rains (wishes of devotees)
314 Krodha He who removes anger from devotees
315 Krodha Krit Kartha He who destroys those becoming angry (like Rakshasas)
316 Viswa Bhahu He who has hands all over the universe (He who supports us every where)
317 Mahee Dhara He who supports the earth
318 Achyutha He who never changes
319 Pradhitha He who is famous
320 Prana He who is the soul
321 Pranaadha He who gives strength
322 Vasavanuja He who is the brother of Indra
323 Apam Nidhi He who is the ocean
324 Adhishtana He in whom the world stays
325 Apramaththa He who is always watchful
326 Prathishtitha He who has become stable
327 Skandha He who is the ambrosia (nectar)
328 Skandha Dhara He who supports the path of the righteous
329 Dhurya He who carries the weight of the world
330 Varadha He who gives boons
331 Vayu Vahana He who makes even the wind move
332 Vasu Deva He who is in everything and plays there
333 Brihat Bhanu He who has wide rays which go every where
334 Adhi Deva He who is the first reason of the world
335 Purandhara He who destroyed cities of Asuras
336 Ashoka He who is never sad
337 Stharana He who helps one to cross the sea of life
338 Sthara He who gives strength to face the fears of life
339 Shura He who has valor
340 Shouri He who is a hero (He who is shura, the son of Vasudeva)
341 Janeswara He who is God for all those who are born
342 Anukoola He who is positively interested I every one
343 Satha Vartha He who was born several times (to protect Dharma)
344 Padhmi He who has lotus in his hand
345 Padhma Nibhekshana He who has two lotus like eyes
346 Padhma Nabha He who has the lotus on his belly
347 Aravindaksha He who has beautiful lotus like eyes
348 Padhma Garbha He who is being meditated in the lotus of our mind
349 Sarrera Brit He who takes many forms by his illusion
350 Mahardhi He who has great wealth
351 Hriddha He grows in the form of universe
352 Vridhatma He who is oldest
353 Maha Aksha He who has big eyes (all seeing)
354 Garuda Dwaja He who has Garuda(eagle) in his flag
355 Athula He who has no equals
356 Sharabha He who lives as soul in beings
357 Bheema He who makes everyone afraid of Him
358 Sama Yagna He who knows the time for action or He who treats all as equals
359 Havirhari He who takes share of Gods in a Yaga (fire sacrifice)
360 Sarva Lakshana Lakshanya He who has all known good characteristics
Or He who is known to all known rules
361 Lakshmi Vaan He from whom Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) never leaves
362 Samithinjaya He who wins in all wars
363 Vikshara He who is never destroyed
364 Rohitha He who took the form of red fish called Rohita
Or He who is red like the inside of lotus
365 Maarga He who is the way for eternal bliss
366 Hetha He who is the cause
367 Damodhara He who is known by knowledge got by self restraint
Or He who was tied by Yasodha in the stomach
Or He who keeps in his belly the world called Dhama
368 Saha He who tolerates everything
369 Mahidhara He who carries the world
370 Maha Bhaga He who is great in the Avataras (holy births) he takes
Or He who receives the best share offered by devotees
371 Vega Van He who is very fast
372 Amithasana He who takes immeasurable food ( during deluge)
373 Udbhava He who is the reason for the birth of the worlds
374 Ksobhana He who during creation churns Purusha and Prakrithi
375 Deva He who plays in activities like creation
Or He who wins over Asuras
376 Srigarbha He who keeps his wealth (of worlds) in his belly
377 Parameshwara He who is the most efficient ruler
378 Karana He who is the instrument for creation of the world
379 Kaarana He who is the cause for creation of the world
380 Kartha He who is independent master
381 Vikartha He who created peculiar worlds
382 Gahana He whose shape, strength and actions are difficult to know
383 Guha He who hides everything by illusion (Maya)
384 Vyavasaya He who is personification of knowledge
385 Vyavasthana He who is not bound by any limitations
386 Samsthana He who has the best position
387 Sthanada He who gives positions
388 Dhruva He who is permanent
389 Parardhi He who has great wealth
390 Parama Spashta He who is the limit of beauty and self evidence
Or He who is extremely clear
391 Thushta He who is the form of immortal bliss
392 Pushta He who is always complete
393 Shubekshana He who has a blissful sight
Or He whose sight gives all persons their wants
394 Raama He who makes others to be happy with him
395 Virama He who is the ultimate end of everything
396 Viratha He who is not interested in worldly pleasures
397 Maargha He who is the path (for Moksha or immortal bliss)
398 Neya He who obeys orders of sages devoted to him
399 Naya He who makes everything work (lead)
400 Anaya He who cannot be lead by any body
401 Veera He who is personification of valor
402 Shakthi Matham Shreshta He who is strongest among the strong
403 Dharma He who is the basis of every thing
Or He who is worshipped by all faiths
404 Dharma Vidhuttama He who is greatest among those who know Dharma
405 Vaikunta He who keeps the five Bhutas ( air, water, sky. Fire and earth) bound together at the beginning of creation or
He who removes all obstacles in the way of devotees to attain Him.
406 Purusha He who is in front of every thing or He who washes off all sins or He who is the soul in all beings
407 Prana He who is the soul of souls
408 Pranadha He who gives life (movement)
409 Pranava He who is the holy sound (Om)
410 Pruddhu He who is spread in the form of the worlds
411 Hiranya Garbha He who keeps the golden source for all creations
412 Shatrugna He who kills Asuras or He who controls sensual weakness by knowledge
413 Vyaptha He who pervades in all beings as the cause
414 Vayu He who makes perfumes spread or He who spreads to the places where he is worshipped
415 Adokshaja He who is never gets exhausted by use by his devotees or He who never dries up
416 Hrithu He who is the seasons
417 Sudarshana He who has eyes like lotus petals or He who can be easily seen by his devotees
418 Kaala He who always keeps thinking of everything
419 Parameshti He who by his power stays in the lotus of heart
420 Parigraha He who is known in all possible manner by his devotees
421 Ugra He who gives strict orders
422 Samvatsara He who makes all things reside in Him
423 Daksha He who completes all jobs quickly
424 Vishrama He who provides rest for those who are tired (of life)
425 ViswaDakshina He who is an expert in all things or He who is more powerful than all others
426 Visthara He who makes all the world broaden in Him
427 StavaraStanu He who is stable and he who makes the world stable within Him
428 Pramana He who is the law to support every thing or He who is personification of Knowledge
429 Bhijamavyaya He who is the deathless reason
430 Artha He who is loved by others (because He is Sweet)
431 Anartha He who does not wish any thing
432 Mahakosa He who is immersed in the five continents
433 Mahabhoga He who is pleasures in life personified
434 Mahadhana He who has great wealth
435 Anirvinna He who does not hate others
436 Stavishta He who is spread every where in his majestic form
437 Abhu He who does not have birth
438 Dharmayupa He who is like a pillar in which right action (dharma) is tied
439 Maha makha He by whom yagas become great (by giving to Him)
440 Nakshatra Nemi He who is like the zodiac
441 Nakshatri He who is like the moon who is the chief of stars
442 Kshama He who is perennially patient
443 Kshaama He who remains alone after the deluge
444 Sameehana He who likes his jobs like creation
445 Yagna He who is personification of Sacrifice (Yagna)
446 Ijhya He who is being worshipped by Yagas
447 Mahejya He who is the greatest among those worshipped by Yagas
448 Krathu He who is personification of performance of Yaga
449 Sathram He who is the form of Sathra Yaga or He who protects good people (Sadhu)
450 Satham Gathi He who is the ultimate goal of those who seek for salvation (Moksha)
451 Sarva Darshi He who knows every thing naturally or He who sees everything
452 Vimukthathma He who is the soul which has left all its bondages
453 Sarvagna He who knows all that is to be known
454 Gnanamuuttamam He who is not born, ever existing, giver of all that is needed and personification of right knowledge
455 Suvritha He who has great penance
456 Sumukha He who has a handsome face
457 Suukshma He who is the smallest known thing from which every thing came
458 Sugosha He who sings (shouts?) good sounds like Vedas
459 Sukhadha He who gives pleasures to devotees
460 Suhrith He who has a great heart (mind)
461 Manohara He who steals our mind (by his beauty)
462 Jitakrodha He who is in control of anger
463 Vira Bahu He who has heroic arms (to kill asuras)
464 Vidharana He who tears off, those who do sins
465 Swaapana He who makes all beings sleep by illusion
466 Swa Wasa He who is not in the control of others or He who lives within Himself
467 Vyapi He who has spread every where
468 Nykathma He who takes various forms depending on need
469 Nykha Karma Krit He who does various jobs (like creation, upkeep and destruction)
470 Vatsara He who is the abode of everything
471 Vatsala He who loves his devotees
472 Vathsi He who protects calves (all are calves /children to Him)
473 Rathna Garbha He who is the ocean which keeps pearls within itself
474 Dhaneswara He who is the God of wealth
475 Dharma Gupa He who protects Dharma
476 Dharma Krith He who practices Dharma (in spite of His being much above it)
477 Dharmi He who supports Dharma
478 Sadha He who is the ultimate permanent truth (Para Brahman)
479 Asadha He who is the ultimate truth which is hidden (by illusion)
480 Kshara He who is all who deceives themselves as the mind, body and senses
481 Akshara He who is beyond mind, body and senses or He who lives in ones heart as a permanent witness
482 Avignatha He who is not one who does not know
483 Sahsramsu He who has thousand rays
484 Vidhatha He who carries the world and also those who carry it like Adisesha, Diggaja etc
485 Kritha Lakshana He who made the science of properties of all aspects or He who is the grammar of appearance of every known being
486 Gabasthi Nemi He who is in the form of the zodiac
487 Sath vastha He who permeates in Sathva guna (kind hearted disciplined life?) or He who lives among souls
488 Simha He who was born as a lion or He who is as royal as a lion
489 Bhootha Maheswara He who is the first and ultimate God of all beings or He who is God of everything
490 Adhi Deva He who was God before the Devas or He who was the first God
491 Maha Deva He who lived in renunciation and by Yoga became the greatest truth (God?)
492 Devesha He who is the Lord of Devas
493 Deva Brit Guru He who is the teacher (guru) for Indra the chief of devas
494 Utthara He who saves all beings from the miserable ocean of mortal life or He who awoke to help the Devas
495 Gopathi He who rears the cattle (Pasu or Go can also be taken to denote all mortals)
496 Goptha He who is the saviour
497 Gnana Gamya He who can only be attained by right knowledge (Gnana)
498 Purathana He who is very ancient
499 Sareera Bhootha Brit He who is the soul of Pancha Bhoothas which is the basis of all beings
500 Bhoktha He who enjoys the truth in himself or He who takes care of all beings
501 Kapindra He who is Rama who is dear to all monkeys or He who has taken the avathara of Varaha
502 Bhoori Dakshina He who conducts Yagas and gives cash benefits (Dakshina) to many
503 Somapa He who drinks Soma
504 Amruthapa He who drinks the nectar of the bliss of the soul (Athmananda)
505 Soma He who in the form of moon helps plants to grow
506 Puru Jit He who has won over several
507 Puru sattama He who is the best in several forms
508 Vinaya He who punishes bad people
509 Jaya He who wins every other being
510 Sathya Sandha He who never breaks his word (oath)
511 Dasarha He who gives all to his devotes or He who was born among the yadavas
512 Sathvatham Pathi He who is takes care of the authors of the sastra of Saathvatha
513 Jiva He who in the form of soul makes all beings
514 Vinayitha Sakshi He who is a witness to obedience by others to Him
515 Mukunda He who gives immortal bliss (Moksha)
516 Amitha Vikrama He who is immeasurable steps or He who has greatest Valor
517 Ambho Nidhi He who is the ultimate sojourn to devas, Manushyas, asuras and pithrs or He Who has kept himself in the ocean to carry the worlds
518 Anantha Atma He who is immeasurable or He who is the soul of adi sesha
519 Maho Dadhi Saya He who sleeps on the ocean
520 Anthaka He who brings about end of everything
521 Ajha He who is the beginning and in the form of Manmadha(God of love)
522 Maharha He who is fit to be worshipped
523 Swaabhavya He who by nature is not different or He who is usual
524 Jithamitra He who has won the enemies inside and outside
525 Pramodhana He who is always happy or He who makes those devotees who meditate on Him happy
526 Ananda He who is the personification of happiness
527 Nandana He who makes his devotees happy
528 Nanda He who is full of everything that is needed or He who has crossed the ordinary pleasures
529 Satyadharma He who is the truthful dharma
530 Trivikrama He who measured the worlds in three steps
531 Maharshi Kapilacharya He who is the sage Kapila
532 Krithagna He who is the world and the soul which knows the world
533 Medhini pathi He who is the lord of the worlds
534 Tripadha He who has three steps or He who is formed by three letters AA UU and Ma (that is OM)
535 Tridasadyaksha He who directs (sees from above) the states of wakefulness, sleep and dream
536 Mahasringa He who has the great horn (in which he tied the earth traveling in a boat during deluge)
537 Krithantha Krit He who destroys the world created by Himself
538 Mahavaraha He who took the shape of Varaha (boar)
539 Govinda He who is attained by Vedic words
540 Sushena He who has a great army (the Stanzas in Upa Nishads are his army)
541 Kankam Gathi He who has Golden Shoulders (Golden has been translated as refined by some)
542 Guhya He who is known only by the secret Upanishads or He who is in the cave of the mind
543 Gabhira He who appears majestic because of knowledge, wealth, strength and valor
544 Gahana He whose depth can not be measured
545 Guptha He who is hidden from mind and the words
546 Chakra Gathadhara He who keeps the holy Wheel (representing mind) and Holy Mace (Representing Philosophy) to save the world
547 Vedhasa He who creates or He who gives immeasurable happiness and wealth to his devotees
548 Swanga He who is the instrument reason and cause for existence
549 Ajitha He who cannot be won
550 Krishna He who is the colour of the black cloud or He who is Krishna Dwaipayana the sage
551 Dhrida He who has no change in character and ability
552 Samkarshano Achyutha He who draws beings within Himself during the deluge
553 Varuna He who is purple sun who is about to set or He who hides everything
554 Vaaruna He who is Vasishta who is the son of Varuna
555 Vriksha He who is firm and stable like the tree
556 Pushkaraksha He who has spread completely or He who rained kindness from his eyes
557 Maha Manaa He who performs creation, upkeep and destruction by a thought in his great mind
558 Bhagawan He who is the storehouse of wealth, Dharma, fame. .riches., renunciation and Moksha
559 Bhagagna He who destroys wealth during deluge
560 Anandi He who is the personification of pleasure
561 Vanamali He who wears nature as a garland
562 Halayudha He who has plough as his weapon
563 Adhitya He who was born as Vamana to Adhithi
564 Jyotir Adithya He who shines in the zodiac
565 Sahishnu He who tolerates everything
566 Gathisathama He who is the truth and He whom every one attains
567 Sudhanva He who has the holy bow called Saranga which is personification of our senses
568 Kkhanda Parasu He who has axe as a weapon to kill enemies
569 Dharuna He who is cruel to those who prevent the right path
570 Dhravina Pradha He who gives the wealth asked by devotees
571 Dhiva Sprikh He who touches the sky or He who shows his secret form by touch
572 Sarva Drik Vyasa He who writes about all knowledge
573 Vachaspathirayonija He who was not born and is the Lord of knowledge
574 Thrisama He who is worshipped by the three samas (Briht, Rathandara and Vamadeva branches of Sama Veda)
575 Samaga He who sings sama veda
576 Sama He who is the sama veda
577 Nirvana He who is beyond all sadness
578 Beshaja He who is the medicine
579 Bhisahkh He who is the Doctor
580 Sanyasa Krit He who introduced Sanyasa (renunciation) as the method for salvation
581 Chama He who controls every thing
582 Shantha He who is not attracted by bodily pleasures
583 Nishta He who is the place where everything ends
584 Shanthi He who is the cause of removing ignorance
585 Paarayana He who is in the high pedestal and never returns to bodily pleasures
586 Shubhanga He who has beautiful limbs or He who carries out the Ashtangas, the path to salvation
587 Shanthida He who gives peace
588 Srishta He who creates everything
589 Kumuda He who is happy to be in the world
590 Kuvalesaya He who sleeps on the ocean surrounding the world
591 Gohitha He who does good to earthly beings or He who puts limits to nature
592 Gopathi He who is the lord of all beings in the world
593 Goptha He who takes care of the world
594 Vrishabhaksha He whose merciful eyes showers whatever is prayed for
595 Vrisha Priya He who loves Dharma
596 Anivarthee He who never returns from a war without victory
597 Nivrthathma He whose mind never attaches itself to pleasures
598 Samksheptha He who shrinks the wide world during deluge
599 Kshemakritha He who keeps those recognized by Him comfortable
600 Shiva He who removes sins as soon as His name is thought of
601 Shrivatsa Vakshas He who has Shrivatsa on his chest
602 Shrivasa He in whom Goddess Lakshmi lives
603 Shripathi He who is the Lord of Goddess Lakshmi
604 Shrimatam Vara He who is greatest among Gods
605 Shridha He who gives wealth to his devotees
606 Shrisa He who is the God of Goddess Lakshmi
607 Shrinivasa He who lives in Gentlemen (Shriman) or He in whom Goddess Lakshmi lives
608 Shri Nidhi He who is the treasure of all strengths
609 Shrivibhavana He who gives to all beings wealth according to merits earned by them
610 Shridhara He who carries the Goddess Lakshmi on his chest
611 Shrikara He who gives all wealth to his devotees
612 Shreya He who is the personification of perennial happiness
613 Shriman He who is a gentle man
614 Loka Trayasraya He on whom the three worlds depend
615 Swaksha He who has lotus like eyes
616 Swanga He who has beautiful limbs
617 Ssathananda He who has several types (hundred) happiness
618 Nanda He who is personification of supreme happiness
619 Jyothir ganeswara He who is the chief of lustrous bodies
620 Vijhitatma He who has conquered the mind
621 Avidheyatma He who is not under the control of anybody
622 Sathkeerthi He who has good fame
623 Chinna samsaya He who does not suspect or He who sees everything clearly
624 Uudheerna He who is greater than all beings
625 Sarwata Chakshu He who sees everything everywhere
626 Aaneesa He who does not have any God above him
627 Saswatha sthira He who is permanently stable
628 Bhoosa He who slept on the ground (as Rama waiting for sea God to respond) or He Who lives in idols on the Ground
629 Bhooshana He who decorated the world (by several births)
630 Bhootha He who has existence
631 Vishoka He who is never sad
632 Shoka nasana He who destroys sadness of his devotees
633 Archishma He who gives light to astral bodies
634 Architha He who is worshipped in all the three worlds
635 Khumba He who is the basis of everything or He who is being worshipped in temples in earth
636 Vishudhatma He who has supremely clean habits
637 Vishodhana He who removes sins of those who think of Him
638 Aniruddha He who can never be stopped by His enemies
639 Aprathiradha He who has no enemies
640 Pradhyumna He who has great wealth or He who makes others sparkle
641 Amitha vikrama He who has immeasurable fame
642 Kala neminiha He who killed Kala Nemi
643 Veera He who is valorous
644 Sowra He who was born in the Sura dynasty (Sri Krishna)
645 Shoora janeswara He who is God for heroes like Indra
646 Thrilokathma He who is not different from the three worlds
647 Thrilokesa He who is the Lord of three worlds
648 Kesava He who gave rays to lustrous bodies or He in whom Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva reside
649 Kesiha He who killed the Asura called Kesi
650 Hari He who removes births and deaths with their cause or He who is green
651 Kama deva He who is passionately loved by his devotees
652 Kama pala He who takes care of desires
653 Kaami He who fulfills desires
654 Kaantha He who has attraction
655 Krithagama He who created holy rule books (agamas)
656 Anirdesya vapu He whose looks cannot be defined
657 Vishnu He who has spread all over
658 Veera He who goes, spreads, creates, throws and eats
659 Anantha He who is endless
660 Dhananjaya He who is Arjuna or He who wins the attraction over money
661 Brahmanya He who favours penance,(Tapas) knowledge, brahmanas and Vedas
662 Brahma Krit He who made penance (tapas)
663 Brahma He who is Brahma the creator
664 Brahmana He who is Brahmam
665 Brahma vivardhana He who encourages the ways to Brhamam like Tapas
666 Brahma vid He who knows Vedas properly
667 Brahmana He who in the Form of Brahmins teaches Vedas
668 Brahmi He who controls all that is denoted by Brahma
669 Brahmangna He who knows Vedas as Himself
670 Brahmana priya He who is liked by Brahmins
671 Maha krama He who takes big steps
672 Maha karma He who does the great works like creation, upkeep and destruction
673 Maha teja He who gives light to stars or He who is the great star
674 Mahoraga He who has the form of the great serpent
675 Maha krithu He who is the great doer
676 Mahar yajwa He who shows the way by performing great sacrifices (yagna)
677 Maha yagna He who is the greatest Yagna (sacrifice)
678 Maha havi He who is the greatest sacrificial offering in the yagna
679 Stavya He who is being praised by everybody
680 Sthava priya He who likes being praised
681 Stotra He who is the song about Himself
682 Sthutha He who is the act of being sung about God
683 Sthothra He who is the devotee who sings about him
684 Rana priya He who likes war
685 Poorna He who is complete
686 Poorayitha He who completes the wishes of his devotees
687 Pushya He who removes sins as one thinks about Him
688 Punya keerthi He who is famous for removing sins
689 Anamaya He who never becomes ill
690 Manojava He who is as fast as the mind
691 Theertha kara He who created methods for salvation of all beings in the world
692 Vasu rethas He who is the golden essence of Himself
693 Vasu pradha He who gives wealth to his devotees
694 Vasupradha He who leads His devotees to salvation
695 Vasu deva He who was born as son of Vasudeva
696 Vasu He in whom all others live
697 Vasu manas He who has a mind which lives in all others
698 Havi He who is the sacrificial offering in the yagas
699 Sad Gadhi He who is attained by good people
700 Sad krithi He who does good action
701 Saththa He who is personification of non differential knowledge
702 Sad brithi He who is Sat and Chit (Truth and Ultimate truth)
703 Sad parayana He who is attained by those who know him
704 Sura sena He who lead an army of heroes
705 Yadu sreshta He who is the greatest among Yadus (Krishna belonged to this family)
706 Sannivasa He who is the ultimate place where scholars go.
707 Suyamuna He who is surrounded by residents of Yamuna
708 Bhootavasa He who keeps all beings in his caring sight
709 Vasudeva He who hides the world by illusion
710 Sarvasunilaya He who is the form of Jivatma (the form of God within every being)
711 Anala He who has unending strength
712 Darpaha He who destroys the pride of those who are against Dharma
713 Darpadha He who gives self satisfaction to those who walk in the path of Dharma
714 Drptha He who is supremely happy or He who never gets proud of his strength
715 Durdhara He who can be brought to the mind with difficulty
716 Aparajitha He who can not be won
717 Viswa Murthi He who has the universe as his body
718 Maha Murthi He who has a big body
719 Deepthamurthy He who has a body which shines due to knowledge
720 Murthyman He whose body when he is born is not a result of Karma
721 Aneka Murthy He who is born several times
722 Avyaktha He who is not clear or He who cannot be determined to be a certain thing by any body
723 Satha Murthy He who has several forms
724 Sathanana He who has several faces
725 Eka He who is one
726 Naika He who appears as in different forms by illusion
727 Sava He who is the personification of soma yaga
728 Kava He who shines even among those who are sinners or He who is worshipped as ‘ka’ indicating pleasures
729 Kasmai He who can be investigated and known
730 Yasmai He who tries to help is devotees always or He who is indicated by ‘yat’
731 Thasmai He who is indicated by the word ‘THAT’
732 Padamanuttamam He who is in such a high position that the most knowledgeable want to attain him
733 Loka Bhandu He who is a relation of all beings
734 Loka Natha He who rules over the world
735 Madhava He who was born in the family of Madhu
736 Bhaktha Vatsala He who loves his devotees
737 Suvarna varna He who is of a golden colour
738 Hemanga He who has a golden body
739 Varanga He who has beautiful body
740 Chandanam gathi He who wears Golden armlets to give happiness
741 Veeraha He who is a hero destroying sins
742 Vishama He who cannot be compared to any one else
743 Sunya He who appears as if he is not there
744 Grithasi He who does not have desires
745 Achala He who is supremely stable
746 Chala He who moves in the form of wind for example
747 Amani He who does not have pride and willing to be any thing
748 Manada He who by his illusion makes people love their body
749 Manya He who is fit to be worshipped
750 Loka swami He who is the lord of the universe
751 Thriloka drik He who carries the three worlds
752 Sumedha He who is having good causing knowledge
753 Medhaja He who is created in Yagas
754 Dhanya He who has all facilities
755 Sathya medha He who has a knowledge which is unalloyed truth
756 Dhara Dhara He who carried the mountain
757 Thejovrisha He who rains light
758 Dhythi dhara He who has shining limbs
759 Sarva Sastra Bhritham Vara He who is the greatest among those who are armed
760 Pragraha He who receives (the flowers .leaves etc offered by his devotees)
761 Nigraha He who keeps every thing within himself
762 Vyanga He who does not have end
763 Naika Sringa He who has several horns ( Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha are the horns)
764 Gadhagraja He who appears before by Manthras or He who appeared before Gatha
765 Chatur murthy He who has four forms
766 Chathur Bahu He who has four arms
767 Chatur Vyooha He who has four Vyoohas ( Four gates)
768 Chatur Gathi He who is the destination for four varnas (brahmana, Kshatriya, Vysya and shudra)
769 Chatur Atma He who has four aspects of mind. Brain., thought and pride
770 Chatur Bhava He who is the reason for Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha (right action, wealth, pleasure and salvation)
771 Chatur Veda Vidha He who knows properly the meaning of four Vedas
772 Eka Patha He who keeps all the worlds under one of his feet
773 Sama Vartha He who rotates the wheel of birth and death
774 Nivrittatma He who is always available everywhere.
775 Dur Jaya He who can not be won
776 Durathikrama He whose orders can never be disobeyed
777 Dur Labha He who can not be attained except by devotion
778 Dur Gama He who is easily not known
779 Durga He who is difficult to attain due to way side road blocks
780 Dura Vasa He who can be kept in the mind with great difficulty
781 Durariha He who kills those adopting the wrong path
782 Shubhanga He who has a beautiful body
783 Loka Saranga He who understands the essence of the world
784 Suthanthu He who keeps with him the wide world
785 Thanthu Vardhana He who broadens the world
786 Indra Karma He who has the work like Indra
787 Maha Karma He who created all great beings
788 Kritha Karma He who does not have a need to do any thing
789 Kritha Agama He who created the Vedas
790 Udbhava He who attains great births
791 Sundara He who is the epitome of beauty
792 Sunda He who is wet (has mercy)
793 Rathna Nabha He who has a beautiful belly
794 Sulochana He who has beautiful eyes
795 Arka He who is suitable to be worshipped by all great Gods
796 Vaja sana He who gives Anna (food)
797 Shringa He who was born as a fish with horn
798 Jayantha He who is the cause of victory
799 Sarva Vijjayi He who knows all and wins over all
800 Suvarna Bindu He who has limbs of the body like Gold or He who is the God of Pranava (OM)
801 Akshobya He who should not be disturbed
802 Sarva Vagesware swara He who is the chief among Gods who speak
803 Maha Hrida He whose heart is full of the eternal water of happiness
804 Maha Gartha He who is the lord of illusion which is like a big hole or He who is a great charioteer
805 Maha Bhootha He who is spread in all places always
806 Maha Nidhi He in Whom all wealth is saved
807 Kumudha He who makes the earth happy
808 Kundara He who recognizes results of good deeds
809 Kunda He who gave earth as Dana to Kasyapa ( as Parasurama)
810 Parjanya He who is a cloud (which showers comfort to the sad people)
811 Pavana He who makes one pure by mere thought
812 Anila He who does not have any one to order him Or He who never sleeps
813 Amruthasa He who eats nectar which is the greatest happiness
814 Amritha Vapu He who has a body which cannot be destroyed
815 Sarvagna He who knows every thing
816 Sarvatho Muga He who has faces everywhere or He who can be approached from any where
817 Sulabha He who can be easily attained
818 Suvritha He who does great penance
819 Siddha He for no reason is always Himself
820 Sathuru Jita He who wins over his enemies
821 Sathru Thapana He who makes his enemies suffer
822 Nyagrodha He who is above all beings in the worlds below
823 Udhumbara He who is above skies or He who gives food to all the world
824 Aswatha He who is like a banyan tree
825 Chanurandra Nishudhana He who killed Chanoora who belonged to Andhra
826 Sahasrarchi He who has thousand rays
827 Satha Jihwa He who is the fire God with seven tongues
828 Sapthaida He who has seven flames
829 Saptha Vahana He who is the Sun God with seven horses
830 Amoorthi He who does not have shape
831 Anagha He who is not touched by sins
832 Achintya He who cannot be known by thought process
833 Bhaya Krit He who creates fear in bad people
834 Bhaya Nasana He who destroys fear in good people
835 Anu He who is small like an atom
836 Brihat He who is extremely big
837 Krisa He who is thin
838 Sthoola He who is stout
839 Guna Britha He who has the nature to create, upkeep and destroy
840 Nirguna He who does not have any properties
841 Mahaan He who is great
842 Adhritha He who is not carried by any thing
843 Swadhritha He who carries Himself
844 Swasya He who has a beautiful face or He from whose face Vedas came out
845 Pragvamsa He who belongs to the first dynasty
846 Vamsa Vardhana He who makes dynasties grow
847 Bhara Brit He who carries heavy worlds
848 Khadhitha He who is called as ultimate truth by the Vedas
849 Yogi He who can be attained by yoga or He who sees his essence always
850 Yogisa He who is the greatest among Yogis
851 Sarva Kamada He who fulfills all desires
852 Asrama He who is the place where beings can relax
853 Sravana He who gives sorrow to sinners
854 Kshama He who destroys during deluge
855 Suparna He who is a tree of whose leaves are the Vedas
856 Vayu Vahana He who makes winds move
857 Dhanur dhara He who is a great archer ( in the form of Rama)
858 Dhanur veda He who knows the science of Archery
859 Dhanda He who is the weapon to those who punish and also is the punishment
860 Dhamayitha He who controls and rules people
861 Dhama He who is also the patience when being ruled
862 Aparajitha He who can never be won by His enemies
863 Sarva saha He who is an expert in every thing
864 Niyantha He who makes people obey rules
865 Aniyama He who is not subject to any rules
866 Ayama He who does not have fear of death (caused by Yama)
867 Sathva van He who is brave and valorous
868 Saathvika He who is soft natured ( Of Sathva Guna)
869 Satya He who is good to the good people or He who is available to good people
870 Satya dharma parayana He who holds truth and charity (dharma) as important
871 Abhipraya He who is approached by seekers of salvation
872 Priyarha He who is suitable for giving away of our most cherished things
873 Arha He who is most appropriate for prayers
874 Priya krit He who fulfills desires (Of devotees)
875 Preethi vardhana He who increases devotion of his devotees
876 Vihaya sagatha He who lives in the sky
877 Jyothi He who glitters himself
878 Suruchi He who shines beautifully
879 Hartha bujha He who eats what has been offered to him through fire
880 Vibha He who is every where
881 Ravi He who is the sun
882 Virochana He who shines in several ways
883 Surya He who makes everything
884 Savitha He who creates worlds
885 Ravi lochana He who has the sun for his eyes
886 Anantha He who is limitless
887 Hutha bhuja He who eats what is offered in fire sacrifice (homa)
888 Bhoktha He who consumes nature
889 Sukhada He who gives his devotees the pleasure of salvation
890 Naikaja He who took several forms
891 Agraja He who is in front of everything
892 Anirvinna He who does not have any worries
893 Sadhamarshi He who pardons mistakes (committed by his devotees)
894 Loka adhishtana He who is the basis of the world
895 Adbhuta He who is the wonder
896 Sanaath He who is from the very beginning
897 Sanathana thama He who is older than the oldest
898 Kapila He who is of purple colour or He who was sage Kapila
899 Kapi He who is the sun
900 Avyaya He in whom all disappear during the deluge
901 Swasthida He who gives all good things to his devotees
902 Swasthi krith He who does good
903 Swasthi He who is good Himself
904 Swasthi bukh He who enjoys goodness
905 Swasthi dakshina He who has the nature of giving good
906 Aroudhra He who is never cruel
907 Kundali He who is Adi Sesha or He who wears shining ear globes
908 Chakree He who wears Chakra (the holy wheel )
909 Vikramee He walks beautifully
910 Urjitha Sasana He who gives firm orders
911 Sabdhathiga He who can not be reached by words
912 Sabdhasaha He who can tolerate all sounds
913 Shisira He who is cool like winter
914 Ssarvarikara He who creates darkness like night
915 Akroora He who is not cruel
916 Pesala He who is extremely handsome
917 Dhaksha He who is clever
918 Dhakshina He who goes everywhere or He who kills his enemies
919 Kshaminam vara He who is the greatest among those who have patience
920 Vidhuthama He who is greatest among those who know
921 Veetha bhaya He who is not afraid
922 Punya sravana keerthana He who increases boons to those who sing about him
923 Uthaarana He who makes you climb the shore from ocean of misery
924 Dushkrathiha He who removes sins
925 Punya He who gives rewards to good deeds
926 Dhuswapna nasana He who destroys bad dreams
927 Veeraha He who gives the suffering people of the world salvation
928 Rakshana He who protects
929 Santha He who is personification of good people
930 Jivana He who makes all beings live by being their soul
931 Paryavasthitha He who is spread every where
932 Anantha roopa He who has countless forms or He who is Adisesha
933 Anantha shree He whose strength cannot be estimated
934 Jithar manyu He who has won over anger
935 Bhayapaha He who removes fear
936 Chathurasra He who is just
937 Gabeerathma He whose depth can never be found
938 Vidhisa He who gives special favors
939 Vyaadhisa He who gives different works to different gods
940 Dhisa He who as Veda, points out the results of different actions
941 Anadhi He who does not have a cause
942 Bhor bhuva He who is the basis of the earth and its goal
943 Lakshmi He who is the luster of the earth or He who is himself the wealth
944 Suveera He who has been praised in several ways
945 Ruchirangadha He who has beautiful shoulders
946 Janana He who creates people
947 Jana janmadi He who is the existence of all people
948 Bheema He of whom all beings are afraid
949 Bheema parakrama He who creates fear in his adversaries
950 Adhara Nilaya He who is the basis of the basis (five elements)
951 Adhatha He who drinks all beings at the time of deluge or He who is the only one basis
952 Pushpa hasa He who opens like a flower at the time of primal creation
953 Praja gara He who is always awake
954 Urdhwaga He who is above everything
955 Satpadachara He who adopts good deeds prescribed by him
956 Pranada He who gives life
957 Pranava He who is OM
958 Pana He who accepts all offerings to him and gives rewards
959 Pramana He who is the lustrous personification of knowledge
960 Prana nilaya He in whom all souls live
961 Prana brit He who nurtures beings
962 Prana jivana He who makes beings live
963 Thathvam He who is the real meaning
964 Thathva vidhe He who knows his essence
965 Eka athma He who is the one and only one soul
966 Janma mrutyu jarathiga He who is above birth, death and ageing
967 Bhurbhuva Swastharu sthara He who is spread as a tree to Bhuu Loka, Bhuvar Loka, and Suvar Loka
968 Thara He who makes us cross the sea of births and deaths
969 Savitha He who has created everything
970 Prapithamaha He who is the great grand father (All human beings are grand children of Brahma, the son of Vishnu)
971 Yagna He who shows results to those who conduct Yagna(Fire sacrifice)
972 Yagna pathi He who protects Yagna
973 Yajwa He who conducts Yagnas
974 Yagna anga He whose limbs are Yagna
975 Yagna vahana He who carries forward Yagna
976 Yagna brit He who accepts yagna
977 Yagna krit He who created Yagna
978 Yagni He who is the head of Yagna
979 Yagna bhuja He who uses Yagna
980 Yagna sadhana He who indicates Yagna as a method of attaining Him
981 Yagna antha krit He who increases the effect of Yagna
982 Yagna guhya He who is the secret of Yagna
983 Anna He who is food
984 Annada He who eats food
985 Athma yoni He who is the cause of all beings
986 Swayam jatha He who is the cause of His own birth
987 Vaikhkhana He who dug earth as a boar (varaha)
988 Sama gayana He who sings Sama Veda
989 Deavaki nandana He who is the son of Devaki
990 Srishta He who created the world
991 Ksitheesa He who is the God to all worlds
992 Papa nasana He who destroys sin
993 Sankha brit He who has a Conch (Called Pancha Janya)
994 Nandaki He who has the sword called Nandaka
995 Chakri He who has the wheel called Sudharsana
996 Sarnga dhanwa He who has the bow called Saranga
997 Gadha dhara He who has a mace called Gowmodaki
998 Radanga pani He who keeps the wheel in his hand ready to use
999 Akshobya He who cannot be broken down by his enemies
1000 Sarva praharanayudha He who uses everything as a weapon
Sarvapraharanayuda Om Nama Idi 

He who uses everything as a weapon Om

Vanamali Gadhi Sarnkhee Chakree cha nandaki
Sreeman narayano vishnur vasudevobhi rakshat

Protect us Oh Lord Narayana Who wears the forest garland, Who has the mace, conch , sword and the wheel. And who is called Vishnu and the Vasudeva

Uttara Bhag



Hearing of the benefits

Itidam Keerthanasya Kesavasya mahatmana,
Namnam sahasram Diwyanamaseshesna prakeerthitha,1

Thus was told,
All the holy thousand names ,
Of Kesava who is great.

Ya tdam srunyuan nityam  yaschapi parikeerthayed,
Nasubham prapunayad kinchid Soamuthre ha cha manav, 2

He who hears or sings,
It all without fail,
In all days of the year,
Will never get in to bad,
In this life and after.

Vedantago brahmana syad kshatriyo  vijayi bhaved,
Vaisyo dhana samruddha  syachyutha Sugapnuya, 3

The Brahmin will get knowledge,
The kshatriya will get victory,
The vaisya will get wealth,
The shudra will get pleasures ,
By reading these

Dharmarthi Prapnuyad Dharmam, Artharthi Cha Arthamapnuyad,
Kamanvapnuyad Kami, PrajarthiChapnuyad Praja, 4

He who seeks Dharma,
He who seeks wealth,
He who seeks pleasures,
He who seeks children,
Will all without fail,
Get what they want.

Bhakthiman Ya sdaothaya , Suchistad gatha manasa,
Sahasram vasudevasya  Namnamedat prakeerthaye, 5

Yasa Prapnodhi vipulam yadi pradanya meva cha
Achalam sriyamapnodhi  sryaprapnothyanuttama, 6

Na Bhayam kwachidapnodhi Veerya tejascha vindhati
Bhavatyarogo dyuthiman  bala roopa gunanvidh, 7

Rogartho muchayade rogat , Bhaddo muchyathe Bandanath,
Bhayan muchyathe Bheedasthu, muchyadepanna apada, 8

He who sings the thousand names of Vasudeva ,
With utmost devotion ,
After he rises in the morn,
With a mind tied in Him always,
Will get fame without fail ,
Will be first in what he does,
Will get riches that last,
Would attain salvation from these bonds,
Will never be afraid of anything,
Will be bubbling with vim and valour,
Will not get any ills,
Will be handsome forever,
Will have all the virtues in this wide world,
And he who is ill will get cured,
He who is bound will be free,
He who is afraid , will get rid of fear,
He who is in danger , will be safe.

Durganyadarthyasu purusha purushottamam,
Stuvan nama sahasrena nityam bhakthi samanvid, 9

He who chants these holy thousand names,
With devotion to Purushottama,
Will cross the miseries ,
That cannot be crossed
Without fail.

Vasudevasryo marthyo vasudeva parayana,
Sarva papa vishudhatma Yati brahma sanathana, 10

The man who nears Vasudeva,
The man who takes Him as shelter,
Would get rid of all sins,
And become purer than the pure,
And will reach Brahmam,
Which existed forever.

Na vasudevabhaktanamasubham  vidyate Kwachit
Janma Nrutyu jara Vyadhi Bhayam naivopa jayad, 11

The devotees of Vasudeva the great,
Never fall into days that are difficult,
And never forever suffer,
Of birth, death , old age and fear.

Imam stavamaddeyana sraddha Bhakthi samanvidha,
Yujyedathma sukha kshanthi sri dhrithi smrithi keerthibh, 12

He who sings these names with devotion,
And with Bhakthi,
Will get pleasure the great,
Patience to allure,
Wealth to attract,
Bravery and memory to excel.

Na krodho na cha matsarya na shubha mati,
Bhavanthi kritha punyanam Bhakthanam puroshottam, 13

The devotee of the Lord Purushottama,
Has neither anger nor fear,
Nor avarice and nor bad thoughts

Dhyau sachandrarka nakshatra Kham diso bhur mahadathi.
Vasudevasya veeryena  vidhrithani mahatman, 14

All this world of sun and stars,
Moon and sky, Sea and the directions,
Are but borne by valour the great,
Of the great god Vasudeva.

Sasurasura gandharwa, sayakshoraga rahshasam,
Jagaddese vartatedam krishnasya sacharachara, 15

All this world,
Which moves and moves not,
And which has devas, rakshasas and Gandharwas,
And also asuras and nagas,
Is with Lord Krishna without fail.

Indriyani mano bhuddhi satvam tejo bala dhruti.
Vasudevatmakanyahu  kshetram ksheragna eve ch, 16

The learned ones say,
That all the limbs,
Mind, wisdom, and thought,
And also strength, bravery, body and the soul,
Are full of Vasudeva.

Sarvagamanamachara pradamm parikalpathe,
Achara prabhavo dharma dharmasya prabhurachyuth, 17

Rule of life was first born
And from it came Dharma,
And from it came Achyutha the Lord.

Hrishaya pitaro deva mahabhootani  dhatava,
Jangamajangamam chedam  jagannarayanodbhava, 18

All the sages,
All the ancestors,
All the devas,
All the five elements,
All the pleasures,
All the luck,
All that moves,
All that does not move,
All came only ,
From the great Narayana.

Yogo gnanan thada sankhyam  vidhya shilpadhi karma cha
Veda shastradi vignanam death sravam janardhanath, 19

The Art of Yoga
And the science of Sankhya.
The treasure of knowledge.
The divine art of sculpture .
And all Vedas and sciences,
All these came from Janardhana

Eko vishnu Mahadbhutham  pradag Bhutanyanekasa,
Treem lokan vyapya bhutatma  bhungte viswabhugavyay, 20

Vishnu is many,
But He is one,
And he divides himself,
And exists in all beings,
That is in three worlds,
And rules all of them,
Without death and decay.

Imam stavam bhagavatho  vishnur vyasena keerthitham,
Padedya icched purusha sreys prapthum sukhani ch, 21

He who desires fame and pleasure,
Should chant these verses, sung by Vyasa,
Of this great stotra of Vishnu without fail.

Visweswaramajam devam Jagatha Prabhumavyayam,
Bhajanthi Ye pushkaraksham  na te yanthi parabhavam
Na te Yanthi Parabhava  Om Na Ith, 22

He will never fail,
Who sings the praise of the Lord,
Of this universe,
Who does not have birth,
Who is always stable,
And who shines and sparkles,
And has lotus eyes.

Om Nama He will not fail

Arjuna Uvacha:

Padma Pathra Visalakha  padmanabha surothama,
Bhakthanamanu rakthanam Tratho Bhava Janardhan, 23

Arjuna Said:

Oh God Who has eyes,
Like the petals of lotus,
Oh God, Who has a lotus,
On his stomach,
Oh God, Who has eyes,
Seeing all things,
Oh God, Who is the Lord,
Of all devas,
Please be kind,
And be shelter,
To all your devotees ,
Who come to you with love.

Sri Bhagawanuvacha:
Yo mam nama sahasrena stothumichadi pandava,
Sohamekena slokena sthutha eva na samsaya
Sthutha eva na samsaya Om Nama Ith, 24

The Lord Said:

He who likes, Oh Arjuna,
To sing my praise,
Using these thousand names,
Should know Arjuna ,
That I would be satisfied,
By his singing of,
Even one stanza ,
Without any doubt.

Om Nama without any doubt

Vyasa Uvacha:

Vasanad Vasudevasya vasitham bhuvana trayam,
Sarva bhutha nivasosi vasudeva namosthuthe.
Sri Vasudeva namosthuthe om nama ith, 24

Vyasa said:

My salutations to you Vasudeva,
Because you who live in all the worlds,
Make these worlds as places ,
Where beings live,
And also Vasudeva,
You live in all beings,
As their soul.

Om Nam salutations to Vasudeva

Kenoupayena Laguna  Vishnor nama sahasragam,
Patyadher Pandither nithyam Srothumichamyaham Prabh, 25

Parvathi said:

I am desirous to know oh Lord,
How the scholars of this world,
Will chant without fail,
These thousand names ,
By a method that is easy and quick.

Easwara Uvacha:

Sri Rama Rama ramethi reme rame manorame,
Sahasra nama thathulyam rama nama varanane
Rama nama varanane om nama ith, 27

Lord Shiva said:

Hey beautiful one,
I play with Rama always,
By chanting Rama Rama and Rama,
Hey lady with a beautiful face,
Chanting of the name Rama ,
Is same as the thousand names.

Om Nama Rama Nama is same as

Brahma vacha:

Namostvanandaya sahasra moorthaye
Sahasra Padakshi sirory Bahave,
Sahasra namne purushaya saswathe ,
Sahasra koti yuga dharine nama
Sahasra Koti yuga dharine nama om nama ith, 28

Brahma said:

Salutations to thee oh lord,
Who runs the immeasurable time,
Of thousand crore yugas,
Who has no end,
Who has thousand names,
Who has thousand forms,
Who has thousand feet,
Who has thousand eyes,
Who has thousand heads,
Who has thousand arms,
And Who is always there.

Om Nama He who runs thousand crore yugas

Sanjaya Uvacha:

Yatra Yogiswara Krishno Yatra Partho dhanurdhara
Tatra srirvijaya bhoothirdhruva neethir murthir mam, 29

Sanjaya said:

Where Krisna, the king of Yogas,
And where the wielder of bow,
Arjuna is there,
There will exist all the good,
All the the victory,
All the fame ,
And all the justice.
In this world.

Sri Bhagawan Uvacha:

Ananyaschinatayanto  Mam ye jana parypasathe,
Thesham nityabhi yukthanam yogakshemam vahamyaha, 30

Parithrayana sadhunam  vinasaya  cha dushkritham,
Dharma samsthapanarthaya  sambhavami yuge yug, 31

Artha vishanna sidhilascha beetha, Goreshu cha vyadeeshu varthamana
Samkalpa narayana sabdha mathram  vimuktha dukho sukhino bhavanth, 32

Sri Bhagavan said:

I would take care,
Of worries and cares of Him,
Who thinks and serves me ,
Without any other Thoughts,

To take care of Dharma,
To protect those who are good,
And to destroy all who are bad.
I will be born from time to time.

If he who is worried,
If he who is sad,
If he who is broken,
If he who is afraid,
If he who is severely ill,
If he who has heard tidings bad,
Sings Narayana and Narayana,
All his cares would be taken care of.

Prayer for completion

Kayenavacha Manasendryrva budhyatmanava  prakrithai swabhawat,
Karomi yadyat sakalam parasmai narayanayethi samarpayam, 33


I offer all that I do,
To Lord Narayana,
Whatever I do with my body,
Whatever I do with my mind,
Whatever I do with my brain,
Whatever I do with my soul,
And whatever I do with natures help

Om that is the truth.

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