Sri Vishnu Sahasaranama Stotram
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PHALASHRUTHI



itīdaṁ kīrtanīyasya keśavasya mahātmanaḥ |
nāmnāṁ sahasraṁ divyānāmaśeṣeṇa prakīrtitam || 1 ||

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

ya idaṁ śṛṇuyānnityaṁ yaścāpi parikīrtayet |
nāśubhaṁ prāpnuyāt kiñcit sōmutreha ca mānavaḥ || 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.

vedāntagō brāhmaṇaḥ syāt kṣatriyō vijayī bhavet |
vaiśyō dhanasamṛddhaḥ syāt śūdrassukhamavāpnuyāt || 3 ||

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


dharmārthī prāpnuyāddharmam arthārthī cārthamāpnuyāt |
kāmānavāpnuyāt kāmī prajārthī cāpnuyāt prajām || 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.






bhaktimān yaḥ sadōtthāya śucistadgatamānasaḥ |
sahasraṁ vāsudevasya nāmnāmetat prakīrtayet || 5 ||
yaśaḥ prāpnōti vipulaṁ yāti prādhānyameva ca |
acalāṁ śriyamāpnōti śreyaḥ prāpnōtyanuttamam || 6 ||
na bhayaṁ kvacidāpnōti vīryaṁ tejaśca viṁdati |
bhavatyarōgō dyutimān balarūpaguṇānvitaḥ || 7 ||
rōgārtō mucyate rōgādbaddhō mucyeta bandhanāt |
bhayānmucyeta bhītastu mucyetāpanna āpadaḥ || 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.

durgāṇyatitaratyāśu puruṣaḥ puruṣōttamam |
stuvannāmasahasreṇa nityaṁ bhaktisamanvitaḥ || 9 ||

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

vāsudevāśrayō martyō vāsudevaparāyaṇaḥ |
sarvapāpaviśuddhātmā yāti brahma sanātanam || 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 vāsudevabhaktānāmaśubhaṁ vidyate kvacit |
janmamṛtyujarāvyādhibhayaṁ naivōpajāyate || 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.

imaṁ stavamadhīyānaḥ śraddhābhaktisamanvitaḥ |
yujyetātmāsukhakṣāmtiśrīdhṛtismṛtikīrtibhiḥ || 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 krōdhō na ca mātsaryaṁ na lōbhō nāśubhā matiḥ |
bhavanti kṛtapuṇyānāṁ bhaktānāṁ puruṣōttame || 13 ||

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

dyaussacandrārkanakṣatrā khaṁ diśō bhūrmahōdadhiḥ |
vāsudevasya vīryeṇa vidhṛtāni mahātmanaḥ || 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.

sasurāsuragandharvaṁ sayakṣōragarākṣasam |
jagadvaśe vartatedaṁ kṛṣṇasya sacarācaram || 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.


indriyāṇi manō buddhiḥ sattvaṁ tejō balaṁ dhṛtiḥ |
vāsudevātmakānyāhuḥ, kṣetraṁ kṣetrajña eva ca || 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.


sarvāgamānāmācāraḥ prathamaṁ parikalypate |
ācāraprabhavō dharmō dharmasya prabhuracyutaḥ || 17 ||

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

ṛṣayaḥ pitarō devā mahābhūtāni dhātavaḥ |
jaṅgamājaṅgamaṁ cedaṁ jagannārāyaṇōdbhavam || 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.

yōgō jñānaṁ tathā sāṁkhyaṁ vidyāḥ śilpādikarma ca |
vedāśśāstrāṇi vijñānametatsarvaṁ janārdanāt || 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.

ekō viṣṇurmahadbhūtaṁ pṛthagbhūtānyanekaśaḥ |
trīn–lōkānvyāpya bhūtātmā bhuṅkte viśvabhugavyayaḥ || 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.

imaṁ stavaṁ bhagavatō viṣṇōrvyāsena kīrtitam |
paṭhedya icchetpuruṣaḥ śreyaḥ prāptuṁ sukhāni ca || 21 ||

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


viśveśvaramajaṁ devaṁ jagataḥ prabhavāpyayam |
bhajanti ye puṣkarākṣaṁ na te yānti parābhavam || 22 ||
|| na tē yāṁti parābhavam ōṁ nama iti ||

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 uvāca
padmapatra viśālākṣa padmanābha surōttama |
bhaktānāmanuraktānāṁ trātā bhava janārdana || 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.



śrī bhagavānuvāca
yō māṁ nāmasahasrēṇa stōtumicchati pāṁḍava |
sōhamēkēna ślōkēna stuta ēva na saṁśayaḥ || 24 ||
|| stuta ēva na saṁśaya ōṁ nama iti ||

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.


vyāsa uvāca
vāsanādvāsudēvasya vāsitaṁ tē jagatrayam |
sarvabhūtanivāsōsi vāsudēva namōstu tē || 25 ||
|| śrīvāsudēva namōstuta ōṁ nama iti ||

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 Nama salutations to Vasudeva.


pārvatyuvāca
kēnōpāyēna laghunā viṣṇōrnāmasahasrakam |
paṭhyatē paṁḍitairnityaṁ śrōtumicchāmyahaṁ prabhō || 26 ||

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.



īśvara uvāca
rīrāma rāma rāmēti ramē rāmē manōramē |
sahasranāmatattulyaṁ rāmanāma varānanē || 27 || (Chant this shloka 3 times)
|| śrī rāmanāma varānana ōṁ nama iti ||

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 Rama.

brahmōvāca
namōstvanaṁtāya sahasramūrtayē
sahasrapādākṣiśirōrubāhavē |
sahasranāmnē puruṣāya śāśvatē
sahasrakōṭiyugadhāriṇē namaḥ || 28 ||
|| sahasrakōṭiyugadhāriṇē nama ōṁ nama iti ||

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 uvāca
yatra yōgēśvaraḥ kr̥ṣṇō yatra pārthō dhanurdharaḥ |
tatra śrīrvijayō bhūtirdhruvā nītirmatirmama || 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.



śrībhagavānuvāca
ananyāściṁtayaṁtō māṁ yē janāḥ paryupāsatē |
tēṣāṁ nityābhiyuktānāṁ yōgakṣēmaṁ vahāmyaham || 30 ||
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāṁ vināśāya ca duṣkr̥tām |
dharmasaṁsthāpanārthāya saṁbhavāmi yugē yugē || 31 ||
ārtā viṣaṇṇāḥ śithilāśca bhītāḥ
ghōrēṣu ca vyādhiṣu vartamānāḥ |
saṁkīrtya nārāyaṇaśabdamātraṁ
vimuktaduḥkhāḥ sukhinō bhavaṁti || 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.