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Vishnu Satha Nama Stotram

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By Veda Vyasa

Translated By P.R.Ramachander

This stotra was written by Veda Vyasa is supposed to contain 100 names of Vishnu. Only 96 names were able to be located and either 4 are missing from the text or are combined.

Vasudevam, Hrishi kesam, vamanam, jalasayinam,
Janardhanam, Harim, Krishnam, Sreepaksham, Garuda dwajam., 1

He who hides the world by illusion, He who controls his five senses,
He who is a dwarf, He who lies down on water,
He who troubles bad people, He who is remover of death and birth,
He who is black, He who is on the side of Lakshmi,
He who has the Bird Garuda on his flag.

Varaham. Pundareekaksham,Nrusimham, narakanthakam,
Avyaktham, Saswatham, Vishnum, anantham, avyayam., 2

He who is a boar, He who has lotus like eyes,
He who is the man-lion, He who puts an end to hell,
He who is not clear to us, He who is permanent,
He who is Vishnu, He who is endless, He who is without change,

Narayanam, Gadadhyaksham, Govindam, Keerthi bhajanam,
Govardhanodharam, devam, bhoodharam, Bhuvaneswaram., 3

He who was born out of water, He who is an expert in mace,
He who looks after all beings, He who is the one with fame.
He who is the Lord, He who lifted Govardhana mountain,
He who lifted the earth, He who is the Lord of universe,

Vethaaram, yagna purusham, yagnesam, Yagna vahakam,
Chakrapanim, Gadhapanim, Sankhapanim, Narothamam., 4

He who is meditated by sages, He who is addressed by Yagnas,
He who is the Lord of the Yagna, He who is the vehicle of Yagna,
He who holds the wheel, He who holds the mace,
He who holds the conch, He who is the greatest among men,

Vaikuntam, Dushta dhamanam,, Bhoogarbham, Peetha vasasam,
Trivikramam, Trikalagnam,Trimurthim, Nandakeswaram., 5

He who lives in Vaikunta, He who controls bad people,
He who holds earth inside his Tummy, He who wears red cloths,
He who is Trivikrama[1], He who is the past, present and future,
He who is the holy trinity, He who is the Lord of Yadavas,

Ramam, ramam Hayagreevam, Bheemam, Roudhram,Bhavothbhavam,
Sripathim, Sridharam, Sreesam, Mangalam, Mangalayudham., 6

He who is Sri Rama, He who is Parasu Rama, He who is Hayagreeva,
He who is gross, He who is angry, He who was produced before everything,
He who is the consort of Lakshmi, He who carries Lakshmi, He who is the Lord of Lakshmi,
He who does only good, He who has weapons for doing good only,

Dhamodharam, Dhamopetham, Kesavam, Kesi Soodhanam,
Varenyam, Varadam, Vishnumanandam, Vasudevajam., 7

He who was tied by a rope in the belly, He who cuts off bondage,
He who has a pretty hair, He who killed the asura Kesi,
He who should be prayed to, He who blesses,
He who is Vishnu, He who is joy, He who is the son of Vasudeva,

Hiranyarethasam, Deeptham, Puranam, Purushothamam,
Sakalam, Nishkalam, Shuddham, Nirgunam, Guna Saswatham., 8

He who has golden virility, He who enlightens, He who is ancient,
He who is greatest among men, He who is everything, He who does not have stain,
He who is pure, He who does not have any properties, He who has stable characters,

Hiranya thanu sankasam, Suryayaytha sama prabham,
Megha shyamam,Chathur bahum, kusalam, Kamalekshanam., 9

He who has gold like body, He who shines like the Sun,
He who is black like a cloud, He who has four hands,
He who is always all right, He who has lotus like eyes,

Jyothiroopam, aroopancha, swaroopam, roopa samsthitham,
Sarvagnam, Sarva roopstham, Sarvesam, Sarvathomukham., 10

He who is like flame, He who does not have any shape,
He who has a form, He who is blessed with good form,
He who knows everything, He who assumes all forms,
He who is the God of all, He who sees in all directions,

Jnanam kootastham, achalam Jnanadham,Paramam, Prabhum,
Yogesam, Yoga nishnaatham, yoginam, yoga roopinam., 11

He who is wisdom, He who is steady, He who is stable,
He who is full of wisdom, He who is the divine, He who is the Lord,
He who is the chief of Yoga, He who is the ultimate lord of Yoga,
He who is a Yogi, He who is personification of Yoga,

Iswaram sarva bhoothaanaam, Vande bhootha mayam Prabhum,
Ithi nama satham divyam Vaishnavam Khalu papakam., 12

He who is the God of all beings, Salutations the Lord who pervades everywhere,
These are the hundred names of Vishnu which removes specially sins.

Vyasena khaditham poorvam Sarva papa prnasanam,
Ya padeth prathar uthaya, sa Bhaved Vaishnavo nara., 13

This which was told by Vyasa long ago, kills all sins.
If read as soon as one gets up in the morning,He would become a man of Vishnu,

Sarva papa visudhathma, Vishnu sayujam aapnuyath,
Chandrayana Sahasrani, Kanya dhana sathani cha., 14
Gavaam Laksha sahasraani, Mukthi bhagi bhaven nara,
Aswamedhayutham punyam, phalam prapnothi manava., 15

He would become purified from all sins and would become one with Vishnu,
He would get the effect of performing one thousand Chandrayanas[2],
And he would get the effect of performing one hundred marriages,
He would give the effect of giving away hundreds of lakhs of cows,
And also get the effect of performing an Aswamedha Yaga.

  1. A form which measured universe in 3 steps.
  2. A form of penance lasting for 30 days.

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