Sri Vishnu Sahasranama : A Remedy That Brings A Thousand and More Benefits


Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra as provided by Gita Press, Gorakhpur (India). Also available here.

Download Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra PDF in Sanskrit. For English Transliteration version see here.

For approximate meanings and simple translation in English see the freely available translation by Kisari Mohan Ganguli and the Wikipedia article.

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Sri Vishnu Sahasranama (श्रीविष्णुसहस्रनाम) meaning a thousand names of Lord Vishnu is one of the most popular and powerful  prayer in praise of Lord Vishnu. Each name is a unique quality of the supreme lord and bestows many benefits including name, fame, wealth, health, beauty, victory, freedom, happiness, knowledge and an all round growth. It takes away all obstacles and kills diseases, suffering and pain of all kinds. It can also bring about an end to the cycle of life and death.

Each recitation and mediation brings about a positive change in one’s consciousness and gives peace of mind. A joy starts flows from inside. It kills ignorance, mind no longer clings to useless objects  and takes one nearer to divinity and one’s true nature(dharma). Self realization brings an awareness that body and mind itself are temporary and transitory in nature, but Self is never born and never dies.

The Sri Vishnu Sahasranam is found in the Mahabharata, Anusasana Parva, Section 149, verses 14 to 120, and authored by Srila Vyasadeva. Many devotees chant this everyday; if this is not convenient they perform this at least on their birthdays, on eclipse days and on the day which sun moves from one zodiac sign to another. The chanting of the Vishnu Sahasra Nama is said by sastras to ward off troubles that arise from the position of stars, planets, anger of rulers, incurable diseases and ruthless enemies. Moreover this purifies the mind there by letting one gain more inner poise for meditation, allows us greater understanding of the characteristics of the Lord, and invokes His energy into our life and consciousness.

— As posted by Stephen Knapp

At the end of Kurukshetra War King Yuddhishtra went to his grandsire Bhishma who was laying on a death bed of arrows to gain his lifetime’s knowledge and experience. During the conversation (Anusasana Parva, Section 149, verses 14 to 120) he posed these questions –

  1. Who may be said to be the one god in the world?
  2. Who is the one refuge of all?
  3. By glorifying and worshiping whom, can people attain peace and prosperity?
  4. What is, in your opinion, the greatest Dharma – one’s true nature?
  5. By doing Japa of what, can creature go beyond the bonds and cycle of birth and death?

Bhishma responded by reciting these one thousand names of Lord Vishnu and reminded him that either by meditating on these names or by invoking the names through archana (Offering), our minds can be lifted to higher consciousness.

Benefits of Reciting Sri Vishnu Sahasranama – Phala Sruti

Astrological importance of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama

As mentioned above recitation and meditation of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra can help anyone who is seeking relief from various problems and can fulfill his or her desires.

Some Success Stories

Famous Indian astrologer Shri K.N. Rao has suggested Sri Vishnu Sahasranama to many people facing problems and they have been relieved of those problems. In an interview he mentioned his experience and results of reciting Sri Vishnu Sahasranama:

We all enjoy some amount of free will within the orbit of predetermination; not outside it. If free-will was non-existent, the great sage Parashara whose magnum opus on astrology, Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra, we depend on, would not have prescribed remedial measures like doing Vishnu Sahasranamam or doing charities etc. You have seen my own example. I could not walk in the years 2000-2001 without a support walker. No doctor could diagnose my disease and therefore no treatment was possible. I did Vishnu Sahasranamam regularly and with God’s grace, I can now walk without the walker (even though I still use a walking stick for safety).

Author of this article has also witnessed the power of this stotra at various occasions including:

Have you obtained successful results from chanting Sri Vishnu Sahasranama? Please share them with all of us.

At the end of this article, I would to thank and express my gratitude to Lord Vishnu, Lord Krishna, Maharishi Vyas and all rishis, Sri Bhishm, masters and knowledgeable people for their contribution towards betterment and growth of all living beings.

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Aanantha (@anantha) : December 24th, 2012
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yes its definetely good i have experienced changes a lot, i was depressed a lot , its effect is immediate.. benefits ,
 !om namo narayana! GOD BLESS

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Aanantha (@anantha) : December 24th, 2012
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Hearing is enough, know the meaning for better attachment..
hear this maha mantra reularly any time.. THIS IS REALLY GREAT, all the benefits listed above is a drop in all oceans combined.
i accedently heard this and habituated to it..  no thinking it works like a 100 supersonice jet power for sure.

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Aanantha (@anantha) : December 24th, 2012
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 !om namo narayana! GOD BLESS
 

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suresh babu (@sureshmallelil) : June 19th, 2013
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OM NAMO NARAYANA!

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kamal (@kamal0020) : July 9th, 2013
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i want to know that if chanting only 1000 words works or i ve to do the poetic form i’m chanting only the names

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v.v.sriraman (@anuradhasriraman) : September 2nd, 2013
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its benefits are indescribable

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TimSi Vichhi (@timsi) : November 16th, 2013
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Jai Shrikrishna,
I have also experinced of Blessings from Shrikrishna and he is the most powerful in this world… I m sure I am going to start Vishnu Sahasranama  from tomorrow and will be back with the blessing of Lord Krishna again !!!!!!

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TimSi Vichhi (@timsi) : November 16th, 2013
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@kamal0020  I know that Vishnu Saharsanama is a long mantra thats why u are asking this but if you read with pure faith …you will enjoy this also… Anyways..keep faith in Krishna.. !!!

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sheshank (@rsheshank@gmail.com) : March 21st, 2014
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OM NAMO VASUDEVAYA…

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danesh raam (@daneshraam) : October 16th, 2014
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Om namo narayana, hi, iam daneshraam from india, living in tamilnadu, coimbatore, i have been chanting vishnu saharsaranamam daily for the whole month of puratasi each year in a traditional way, this is my seventh year, i have lot’s of expereinces each time when i complete chanting the whole month,the very first time when i started this virdh pooja for thirty days i was not quiete sure what this virdh pooja will bring me but stunningly on the last .day of virdhpooja i have to travel to my wife’s operation for gynecological problem and the problem was solved for the life time, i was very happy and had stunning feeling, my second experience was the next year of virdhpooja as soon as i finished the virdhapooja one of my house which was pending for sale for a very long time was sold and i was out of monetary hitches, the third time of the virdhapooja i recovered my blocked land sale money which was pending for quiete a long time,
Each time when i finish chanting i have been washedout from my very big problems of life, now i have made it customery to chant each year during the month of puratasi, now with a more presicive way of  using BORNEOL MIXED WITH SAFFRON AND PURE SANDLE PASTE sprinkled all over floor where the photo of swamy balaji is kept, and placing lotus with tulasi leaves and shenbaga ( tamil name) flower, this shenbaga flower is said to be a very dearest to lord vishnu, AFTER PERFORMING THE CHANT EVERY DAY OF THE VIRDH POOJA I FEEL MY BIRTH IS WORTH,  thank you to all who are reading this comment, may lord shiva and lord vishnu( haihara) bless you all with the necessary n
 

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