Friday, 24 June 2011

Vishnu Sloka

Lord Vishnu Slokas
Lord Vishnu is considered as the chief god in Hindu religion and Indian mythology. Vishnu, the preserver, forms the part of trinity gods. Lord Vishnu is the preserver of the universe.In the Puranas, Vishnu is described as being the color of clouds, four-armed, holding a lotus, mace, conch and chakra. Vishnu is also described in the Bhagavad Gita as having a 'Universal Form' which is beyond the ordinary limits of human sense perception .In the Trimurti, Vishnu is responsible for the maintenance or 'preservation' of the Universe, with the other roles of creation and destruction being under the care of Brahma and Shiva, respectively.He is to be depicted as a four-armed male-formThe color of his skin has to be new-cloud-like-blueHe has the mark of sage Bhrigu's feet on his chest.Also on his chest is the srivatsa mark, symbolising his consort Lakshmi. It is on the chest of Vishnu, where Lakshmi residesAround his neck, he wears the auspicious "Kaustubha" jewel, and a garland of flowers It is in this jewel, on Vishnu's chest that Lakshmi dwells. A crown should adorn his head: The crown symbolizes his supreme authority. He is to shown wearing two earrings: The earrings represent inherent opposites in creation - knowledge and ignorance; happiness and unhappiness; pleasure and pain. He rests on Ananta: the immortal and infinite snake. Vishnu is always to be depicted holding the four attributes associated with him, being conch, chakra, mace or gada, lotus Standing upright on a lotus flower, often with Lakshmi, his consort, beside him on a similar pedestal.Vishnu Slokas form the part of prayers offered to the lord. Vishnu Slokas/ Shlokas are as follows :
" Kaayena Vaachaa Manasendriyairvaa  Buddhyaatmanaa Vaa Prakriteh Svabhaavaatah  Karomi Yadhyadh Sakalam Parasmai  Naaraayanaayeti Samarpayaami "
Meaning: The literal meaning of the mantra is: "I offer everything to Lord Vishnu (Narayana); whatever I do with my body, words, mind, limbs, intellect or my inner self whether intentionally or unintentionally. I bow to the great lord, Vishnu".
"Shaantaakaaram Bhujanga Shayanam Padmanaabham Suresham
Vishvaadhaaram Gagana Sadrisham Meghavarnam Shubhaangam Lakshmiikaantam Kamalanayanam Yogibhidhyaarnagamyam Vande Vishhnum Bhavabhayaharam Sarvalokaikanaatham"
Meaning : Lord Vishnu is the personification of peace, who rests on the Shesha Naag. The Narayana, from whose navel the Lotus springs and whose complexion is swarthy like the clouds. The God, who is the beloved of Goddess Lakshmi, whose body shines with divine splendor and whose eyes are like Lotus. I bow to the lord, Vishnu Narayana, who is meditated upon by the yogis and who is the remover of the fear of the world-cycle.
Ananda Roopey Nijabodha Roopey  Brahmaswaroopey Shruthimoorthi  Roopey Shashaanka Roopey Ramaneeya  Roopey Shriranga Roopey Ramataam, Manomey
Meaning : Let the form of Ranganatha, that is bliss personified, true consciousness, the eternal truth in the form of the Vedas, splendid as the cool moon pleasantly resort in my mind.
Sachidanahta Roopaya Paramananda  Roopine Namo Venkata Naathaya  Varahapuri Vaasiney
Meaning :  I salute Lord Venkatesha of varahapura (Varahoor) who is existence, knowledge and bliss
Amoga Mudhre Paripoorna Nidhre  Sreeyoga  Nidhre Sasamudhra Nidhre
Srithaika Pathre Jagadhaika Nidhre Sree  Rangaraaje Ramathaam Manome
Meaning : Let my mind revel in Lord Ranganatha, whose sign is never failing, Who is in perfect sleep, Who is in Yogic sleep, Who sleeps on the ocean, Who is the Lord of Goddess Lakshmi, And in whom the entire universe rests.
Gnyaana Nanda Mayam Devam Nirmala  Spatikakrithim Aadhaaram Sarva  Vidhyaa Naam Hayagrivam Upaasmahey
Meaning : We meditate upon Lord Hayagriva, who is the personification of knowldge and bliss, whose form is like a flawless crystal and who is the basis of all branches of learning.
Om Namo Bagavathey Vasudevaya  Dhanvantraye Amritha Kalasa Hasthaaya  Sarvaamaya Naasanaaya Triloka Naathaaya  Shri Mahavishnave Namaha
Meaning : We pray to the God, who is known as Vasudeva Dhanvantari. He holds the Kalasha full of nectar of immortality. Lord Dhanvantri removes all fears and removes all diseases. He is the well wisher and the preserver of the three worlds. Dhanvantari is like Lord Vishnu, empowered to heal the souls. We bow to the Lord of Ayurveda

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