Lord Ganesha

Lord Ganesha

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Sri Vishnu Ashtoththarashathanama Sthothram – Lyrics and meanings



|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||












I shall prostrate before supreme Lord Vishnu who is Lakshmipathi/consort of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, he resides in the supreme abode of Sri Vaikundham, he has majestic flag that has the symbol of King of bird/Garuda, he is Parambhramam, he is Jagannatha who is the Lord of Universe and its living beings, he is Vasudeva who is unconquerable, he is  Thrivikrama who has personified as dwarf, he is the destroyer of demons /Dhaithyanthaka, he killed the demon Madhu, he has Garuda as celestial vehicle, he is eternal, he is Narayana, he hold lotus flower on navel/Padmanabha, he is Lord of senses/ Hrishikesha, he is munificent, he is Madhava who is the consort of Goddess Sri Mahalakshmi, he  has beautiful eyes resembles to lotus flower petals/ Pundareekaksha, he is the preserver of Universe, he is Parathpara, he is Vanamalin who is adorned in garlands made of  various flowers from the woods, he symbolizes Yajja, he is Chakrapani who is wielded in powerful discus,  and Gadha/mace, he is Upendhra who is younger brother to Lord Indhra, he is Keshava who has beautiful curly hair locks, he has graceful appearance as swan, he is the source of churning the ocean for nectar of immortality, he is Hari,  and Govinda/chief of herdsmen, he has created Lord Bhrama, he killed the demon Kaitabha, he is Sreedhara who symbolizes wealth, he carries Goddess Mahalakshmi on his chest, he is the creator of Lord Kamadeva, he is Sheshashayin who reclines on the serpent Anantha, he has powerful four arms, he holds Panchajanya/conch, he symbolizes wealth and he is consort of Sri, he is wielded in Sharngam/bow, he is Janardhana who protects Universe and its living beigs, he is attired in majestic  yellow silk garment, he is divine personified who has Soorya and Chandhra as eyes, he is embodied as Mathsya/giant fish to protect the Veda and Universe, Koorma/giant tortoise to attain nectar of immortality, Kroda/wild boar to protect the Earth, Nrikesari/half lion – half man to protect ardent devotee Prahladha, Hayanana/ horse faced to protect Vedas, he is embodied as Earth and he is preserver of Earth/ Vishvambara, and Shimshumara, he is personified as Vamana/dwarf and measured the Earth in three strides and regained the glories of deities, he is personified as Bhargava/Parashurama who is the annihilator of wicked Kshathriya and established vast land , he is personified Rama/Ramachandra who is righteous son, wise ruler, ideal husband and slayer of Ravana, he is personified as Halina/Balarama who is elder brother to Krishna and always assisted Krishna in reinstating righteousness on Earth, he is wielded plough, he is personified as Krishna who reinstated righteousness, performed various passionate sports and slayer of Kamsa,  he is dark complexioned, he is Sreekara who is the provider of wealth, he has various incarnation as Kapila, Dhruva, Dhaththathreya, Acchyutha, Anantha, Mukundha, Dhadhivamana, Dhanvanthari, Sreenivasa, Pradhyumna, he is Purushoththama who is flawless, he is adorned in precious Srivathsa and gem Kausthubha, he is Murari who is the slayer of demon Mura, he is Adhokshaja,  and Rishabha as well, he has personified as Mohini who is beautiful young maiden served the deities with the nectar of immortality, he represents Sankarshana, and Prithu, he is Ksheerabdhishayin who reclines on the serpent Anantha in milky ocean, he resides as soul in living beings, he is Bhagavan, he is beloved of devotees, he is personified as Anirudhdha, he is supreme spirit/Aprameyathman, Thridhamna who represents all the deities, he dwells as soul in living beings, he resides in Kshvethadhvipa, he resides in the middle of Sooryamandala, he is eulogized by Sanakadhis, he is Gajendhravaradha who showered intense affection to the King of elephant, he is personified as Krishna who  has the complexion of dark clouds, he is Dharakantha who is the consort of Goddess Bhoomi, he is the essence of Veda, he is Badharayana, he is the source of sacred river Ganga who descended on Earth through the lotus feet of Lord Vishnu, he is Sathamprabhu  who is mighty Lord, Swabhu/self manifested,  he is Vibhava who has various incarnations, he has the complexion of dark clouds, he is the source of Universe and its living beings, he is imperishable, he has personified as Lord Buddha, he is serene, he has assumed the form of human in order to perform various amusement, he is Dhamodhara who got tied around the stomach with the rope, he is Viratroopa, he is compassionate who resides as soul in living beings, he is primordial, he is Lord of Lords, he is the protector of fervernt devotee Prahladha.



Om Sri Vishnu Lakshmipathi Krishna Vaikunda Garudadhvaja: |Parambhrama Jagannatha Vasudeva Thrivikrama: ||

Dhaithyanthaka Madhuripu Tharkshyavaha Sanathana: |Narayana Padmanabha Rishikesha Sudhapradha: ||

Madhava Pundarikaksha Sthithikarththra Parathpara: | Vanamali Yajjaroopa Chakrapani Gadhadhara: ||

Upendhra Keshava Hamsa Samudhramadhana Hari: | Govinda Bhramajanaka Kaitabhasuramardhana: ||

Sreedhara Kamajanaka Sheshashayin Chathurbhuja: | Panchajanyadhara Sriman Sharngapani Janardhana: ||

Peethambaradhara Deva Sooryachandhravilochana: | Mathsyaroopa Koormaroopa Krodaroopa Nrikesari: ||

Vamana Bhargava Rama Hali Krishna Hayanana: | Vishvambara Shimshumara Sreekara Kapila Dhruva: ||

Dhaththathreya Achyutha Anantha Mukundha Dhadhivamana: | Dhanvanthari Sreenivasa Pradhyumna Purushoththama: ||

Srivathsakausthubhadhara Murari Adhokshaja | Rishabha Mohiniroopadharin Sankarshana Prithu: ||

Ksheerabdhishayin Bhoothathma Bhagavath Bhakthavathsala: | Anirudhdha Aprameyathma Thridhama Bhoothabhavana ||

Shvethadhveepanivasa Sooryamandalamadhyaga: | Sanakadhimunidhyeya Gajendhravaradha Nara: ||

Neelakantha Dharakantha Vedathma Badharayana: | Bhageerathi Janmabhoo: Padhapadhma Sathamprabhu: ||

Swabhu: Vibhave Ghanashyama Jagathkarana: | Avyaya Buddhavathara Shanthathma Leeladhritha Narakritha: ||

Dhamodhara Viratroopa Bhoothabhavya Bhavathprabhu: | Adhideva Devadeva Prahladha Paripalaka: ||

|| Jai Sriman Narayana ||