Vishnu Sahasranama
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Vishnu Sahasranama ( विष्णुसहस्रनाम )

Vishnu Sahasranama is a Sanskrit hymn which contains a list of 1,000 names of Vishnu, one of the main deities in Hinduism. 

In the 149th chapter of Anushasana parva in Mahabharata, the Stotra was given to Yudhishthira by the Bhishma on his death bed (of arrows) in the battlefield of Kurukshetra.

Yudhishthira asks Bhishma the following questions:

किमेकं दैवतं लोके किं वाप्येकं परायणम्।
स्तुवन्तः कं कमर्चन्तः प्राप्नुयुर्मानवाः शुभम् ॥

In this universe Who is the one refuge for all? Who is the greatest Deity in the world ? By worshiping whom can a person reach peace and prosperity?

Bhishma answers that one can be free from sorrows by chanting the “Vishnu Sahasranama”.

Thousand Names of Lord Vishnu


  Name Meaning of name
1 विश्वम् Who is the universe himself
2 विष्णुः He who pervades everywhere
3 वषट्कारः He who is invoked for oblations
4 भूतभव्यभवत्प्रभुः The Lord of past, present and future
5 भूतकृत् The creator of all creatures
6 भूतभृत् He who nourishes all creatures
7 भावः He who becomes all moving and nonmoving things
8 भूतात्मा The aatman of all beings
9 भूतभावनः The cause of the growth and birth of all creatures
10 पूतात्मा He with an extremely pure essence
11 परमात्मा The Supersoul
12 मुक्तानां परमा गतिः The final goal, reached by liberated souls
13 अव्ययः Without destruction
14 पुरुषः He who is manifestation of A soul with strong masculinity
15 साक्षी The witness
16 क्षेत्रज्ञः The knower of the field
17 अक्षरः Indestructible
18 योगः He who is realized through yoga
19 योगविदां नेता The guide of those who know yoga
20 प्रधानपुरुषेश्वरः Lord of pradhaana and purusha
21 नारसिंहवपुः He whose form is man-lion
22 श्रीमान् He who is always with shree
23 केशवः keshavah: He who has beautiful locks of hair, slayer of Keshi and one who is himself the three
24 पुरुषोत्तमः The Supreme Controller, best among the purushas
25 सर्वः He who is everything
26 शर्वः The auspicious
27 शिवः He who is eternally pure
28 स्थाणुः The pillar, the immovable truth
29 भूतादिः The cause of the five great elements
30 निधिरव्ययः The imperishable treasure
31 सम्भवः He who descends of His own free will
32 भावनः He who gives everything to his devotees
33 भर्ता He who governs the entire living world
34 प्रभवः The womb of the five great elements
35 प्रभुः The Almighty Lord
36 ईश्वरः He who can do anything without any help
37 स्वयम्भूः He who manifests from Himself
38 शम्भुः He who brings auspiciousness
39 आदित्यः The son of Aditi 
40 पुष्कराक्षः He who has eyes like the lotus
41 महास्वनः He who has a thundering voice
42 अनादि-निधनः He without origin or end
43 धाता He who supports all fields of experience
44 विधाता The dispenser of fruits of action
45 धातुरुत्तमः The subtlest atom
46 अप्रमेयः He who cannot be perceived
47 हृषीकेशः The Lord of the senses
48 पद्मनाभः He from whose navel comes the lotus
49 अमरप्रभुः The Lord of the devas
50 विश्वकर्मा The creator of the universe
51 मनुः He who has manifested as the Vedic mantras
52 त्वष्टा He who makes huge things small
53 स्थविष्ठः The supremely gross
54 स्थविरो ध्रुवः The ancient, motionless one
55 अग्राह्यः He who is not perceived sensually
56 शाश्वतः He who always remains the same
57 कृष्णः He whose complexion is dark
58 लोहिताक्षः Red-eyed
59 प्रतर्दनः The Supreme destruction
60 प्रभूतस् Ever-full
61 त्रिकाकुब्धाम The support of the three quarters
62 पवित्रम् He who gives purity to the heart
63 मंगलं-परम् The Supreme auspiciousness
64 ईशानः The controller of the five great elements
65 प्राणदः He who gives life
66 प्राणः He who ever lives
67 ज्येष्ठः Older than all
68 श्रेष्ठः The most glorious
69 प्रजापतिः The Lord of all creatures
70 हिरण्यगर्भः He who dwells in the womb of the world
71 भूगर्भः He who is the womb of the world
72 माधवः Husband of Lakshmi
73 मधुसूदनः Destroyer of the Madhu demon
74 ईश्वरः The controller
75 विक्रमी He who is full of prowess
76 धन्वी He who always has a divine bow
77 मेधावी Supremely intelligent
78 विक्रमः Valorous
79 क्रमः All-pervading
80 अनुत्तमः Incomparably great
81 दुराधर्षः He who cannot be attacked successfully
82 कृतज्ञः He who knows all that is
83 कृतिः He who rewards all our actions
84 आत्मवान् The self in all beings
85 सुरेशः The Lord of the demigods
86 शरणम् The refuge
87 शर्म He who is Himself infinite bliss
88 विश्वरेताः The seed of the universe
89 प्रजाभवः He from whom all praja comes
90 अहः He who is the nature of time
91 संवत्सरः He from whom the concept of time comes
92 व्यालः The serpent (vyaalah) to atheists
93 प्रत्ययः He whose nature is knowledge
94 सर्वदर्शनः All-seeing
95 अजः Unborn
96 सर्वेश्वरः Controller of all
97 सिद्धः The most famous
98 सिद्धिः He who gives moksha
99 सर्वादिः The beginning of all
100 अच्युतः Infallible
101 वृषाकपिः He who lifts the world to dharma
102 अमेयात्मा He who manifests in infinite varieties
103 सर्वयोगविनिसृतः He who is free from all attachments
104 वसुः The support of all elements
105 वसुमनाः He whose mind is supremely pure
106 सत्यः The truth
107 समात्मा He who is the same in all
108 सम्मितः He who has been accepted by authorities
109 समः Equal
110 अमोघः Ever useful
111 पुण्डरीकाक्षः He who dwells in the heart
112 वृषकर्मा He whose every act is righteous
113 वृषाकृतिः The form of dharma
114 रुद्रः He who is mightiest of the mighty or He who is “fierce”
115 बहुशिरः He who has many heads
116 बभ्रुः He who rules over all the worlds
117 विश्वयोनिः The womb of the universe
118 शुचिश्रवाः He who listens only the good and pure
119 अमृतः Immortal
120 शाश्वतः-स्थाणुः Permanent and immovable
121 वरारोहः The most glorious destination
122 महातपः He of great tapas
123 सर्वगः All-pervading
124 सर्वविद्भानुः All-knowing and effulgent
125 विष्वक्सेनः He against whom no army can stand
126 जनार्दनः He who gives joy to good people
127 वेदः He who is the Vedas
128 वेदविद् The knower of the Vedas
129 अव्यंगः Without imperfections
130 वेदांगः He whose limbs are the Vedas
131 वेदवित् He who contemplates upon the Vedas
132 कविः The seer
133 लोकाध्यक्षः He who presides over all lokas
134 सुराध्यक्षः He who presides over all devas
135 धर्माध्यक्षः He who presides over dharma
136 कृताकृतः All that is created and not created
137 चतुरात्मा The four-fold self
138 चतुर्व्यूहः Vasudeva, Sankarshan etc.
139 चतुर्दंष्ट्रः He who has four canines (Nrsimha)
140 चतुर्भुजः Four-handed
141 भ्राजिष्णुः Self-effulgent consciousness
142 भोजनम् He who is the sense-objects
143 भोक्ता The enjoyer
144 सहिष्णुः He who can suffer patiently
145 जगदादिजः Born at the beginning of the world
146 अनघः Sinless
147 विजयः Victorious
148 जेता Ever-successful
149 विश्वयोनिः He who incarnates because of the world
150 पुनर्वसुः He who lives repeatedly in different bodies
151 उपेन्द्रः The younger brother of Indra (Vamana)
152 वामनः He with a dwarf body
153 प्रांशुः He with a huge body
154 अमोघः He whose acts are for a great purpose
155 शुचिः He who is spotlessly clean
156 ऊर्जितः He who has infinite vitality
157 अतीन्द्रः He who surpasses Indra
158 संग्रहः He who holds everything together
159 सर्गः He who creates the world from Himself
160 धृतात्मा Established in Himself
161 नियमः The appointing authority
162 यमः The administrator
163 वेद्यः That which is to be known
164 वैद्यः The Supreme doctor
165 सदायोगी Always in yoga
166 वीरहा He who destroys the mighty heroes
167 माधवः The Lord of all knowledge
168 मधुः Sweet
169 अतीन्द्रियः Beyond the sense organs
170 महामायः The Supreme Master of all Maya
171 महोत्साहः The great enthusiast
172 महाबलः He who has supreme strength
173 महाबुद्धिः He who has supreme intelligence
174 महावीर्यः The supreme essence
175 महाशक्तिः All-powerful
176 महाद्युतिः Greatly luminous
177 अनिर्देश्यवपुः He whose form is indescribable
178 श्रीमान् He who is always courted by glories
179 अमेयात्मा He whose essence is immeasurable
180 महाद्रिधृक् He who supports the great mountain
181 महेष्वासः He who wields shaarnga
182 महीभर्ता The husband of mother earth
183 श्रीनिवासः The permanent abode of Shree
184 सतां गतिः The goal for all virtuous people
185 अनिरुद्धः He who cannot be obstructed
186 सुरानन्दः He who gives out happiness
187 गोविन्दः The protector of the Cows.
188 गोविदां-पतिः The Lord of all men of wisdom
189 मरीचिः Effulgence
190 दमनः He who controls rakshasas
191 हंसः The swan
192 सुपर्णः Beautiful-winged (Two birds analogy)
193 भुजगोत्तमः The serpent Ananta
194 हिरण्यनाभः He who has a golden navel
195 सुतपाः He who has glorious tapas
196 पद्मनाभः He whose navel is like a lotus
197 प्रजापतिः He from whom all creatures emerge
198 अमृत्युः He who knows no death
199 सर्वदृक् The seer of everything
200 सिंहः He who destroys
201 सन्धाता The regulator
202 सन्धिमान् He who seems to be conditioned
203 स्थिरः Steady
204 अजः He who takes the form of Aja, Brahma
205 दुर्मषणः He who cannot be vanquished
206 शास्ता He who rules over the universe
207 विश्रुतात्मा He who is celebrated, most famous and heard about by one and all.
208 सुरारिहा Destroyer of the enemies of the devas
209 गुरुः The teacher
210 गुरुतमः The greatest teacher
211 धाम The goal
212 सत्यः He who is Himself the truth
213 सत्यपराक्रमः Dynamic Truth
214 निमिषः He who has closed eyes in contemplation
215 अनिमिषः He who remains unwinking; ever knowing
216 स्रग्वी He who always wears a garland of undecaying flowers
217 वाचस्पतिः-उदारधीः He who is eloquent in championing the Supreme law of life; He with a large-hearted intelligence
218 अग्रणीः He who guides us to the peak
219 ग्रामणीः He who leads the flock
220 श्रीमान् The possessor of light, effulgence, glory
221 न्यायः Justice
222 नेता The leader
223 समीरणः He who sufficiently administers all movements of all living creatures
224 सहस्रमूर्धा He who has endless heads
225 विश्वात्मा The soul of the universe
226 सहस्राक्षः Thousands of eyes
227 सहस्रपात् Thousand-footed
228 आवर्तनः The unseen dynamism
229 निवृत्तात्मा The soul retreated from matter
230 संवृतः He who is veiled from the jiva
231 संप्रमर्दनः He who persecutes evil men
232 अहः संवर्तकः He who thrills the day and makes it function vigorously
233 वह्निः Fire
234 अनिलः Air
235 धरणीधरः He who supports the earth
236 सुप्रसादः Fully satisfied
237 प्रसन्नात्मा Ever pure and all-blissful self
238 विश्वधृक् Supporter of the world
239 विश्वभुक् He who enjoys all experiences
240 विभुः He who manifests in endless forms
241 सत्कर्ता He who adores good and wise people
242 सत्कृतः He who is adored by all good people
243 साधुः He who lives by the righteous codes
244 जह्नुः Leader of men
245 नारायणः He who resides on the waters
246 नरः The guide
247 असंख्येयः He who has numberless names and forms
248 अप्रमेयात्मा A soul not known through the pramanas
249 विशिष्टः He who transcends all in His glory
250 शिष्टकृत् The lawmaker
251 शुचिः He who is pure
252 सिद्धार्थः He who has all arthas
253 सिद्धसंकल्पः He who gets all He wishes for
254 सिद्धिदः The giver of benedictions
255 सिद्धिसाधनः The power behind our sadhana
256 वृषाही Controller of all actions
257 वृषभः He who showers all dharmas
258 विष्णुः Long-striding
259 वृषपर्वा The ladder leading to dharma (As well as dharma itself)
260 वृषोदरः He from whose belly life showers forth
261 वर्धनः The nurturer and nourisher
262 वर्धमानः He who can grow into any dimension
263 विविक्तः Separate
264 श्रुतिसागरः The ocean for all scripture
265 सुभुजः He who has graceful arms
266 दुर्धरः He who cannot be known by great yogis
267 वाग्मी He who is eloquent in speech
268 महेन्द्रः The lord of Indra
269 वसुदः He who gives all wealth
270 वसुः He who is Wealth
271 नैकरूपः He who has unlimited forms
272 बृहद्रूपः Vast, of infinite dimensions
273 शिपिविष्टः The presiding deity of the sun
274 प्रकाशनः He who illuminates
275 ओजस्तेजोद्युतिधरः The possessor of vitality, effulgence and beauty
276 प्रकाशात्मा The effulgent self
277 प्रतापनः Thermal energy; one who heats
278 ऋद्धः Full of prosperity
279 स्पष्टाक्षरः One who is indicated by OM
280 मन्त्रः The nature of the Vedic mantras
281 चन्द्रांशुः The rays of the moon
282 भास्करद्युतिः The effulgence of the sun
283 अमृतांशोद्भवः The Paramatman from whom Amrutamshu or the Moon originated at the time of the churning of the Milk-ocean.[25]
284 भानुः Self-effulgent
285 शशबिन्दुः The moon who has a rabbit-like spot
286 सुरेश्वरः A person of extreme charity
287 औषधम् Medicine
288 जगतः सेतुः A bridge across the material energy
289 सत्यधर्मपराक्रमः One who champions heroically for truth and righteousness
290 भूतभव्यभवन्नाथः The Lord of past, present and future
291 पवनः The air that fills the universe
292 पावनः He who gives life-sustaining power to air
293 अनलः Fire
294 कामहा He who destroys all desires
295 कामकृत् He who fulfills all desires
296 कान्तः He who is of enchanting form
297 कामः The beloved
298 कामप्रदः He who supplies desired objects
299 प्रभुः The Lord
300 युगादिकृत् The creator of the yugas
301 युगावर्तः The law behind time
302 नैकमायः He whose forms are endless and varied
303 महाशनः He who eats up everything
304 अदृश्यः Imperceptible
305 व्यक्तरूपः He who is perceptible to the yogi
306 सहस्रजित् He who vanquishes thousands
307 अनन्तजित् Ever-victorious
308 इष्टः He who is invoked through Vedic rituals
309 विशिष्टः The noblest and most sacred
310 शिष्टेष्टः The greatest beloved
311 सिद्धार्थ one who attains perfection, birth name of Buddha avatar in the last epoch of Kali Yuga
312 नहुषः He who binds all with maya
313 वृषः He who is dharma
314 क्रोधहा He who destroys anger
315 क्रोधकृत्कर्ता He who generates anger against the lower tendency
316 विश्वबाहुः He whose hand is in everything
317 महीधरः The support of the earth
318 अच्युतः He who undergoes no changes
319 प्रथितः He who exists pervading all
320 प्राणः The prana in all living creatures
321 प्राणदः He who gives prana
322 वासवानुजः The brother of Indra
323 अपां-निधिः Treasure of waters (the ocean)
324 अधिष्ठानम् The substratum of the entire universe
325 अप्रमत्तः He who never makes a wrong judgement
326 प्रतिष्ठितः He who has no cause
327 स्कन्दः He whose glory is expressed through Subrahmanya
328 स्कन्दधरः Upholder of withering righteousness
329 धूर्यः Who carries out creation etc. without hitch
330 वरदः He who fulfills boons
331 वायुवाहनः Controller of winds
332 वासुदेवः Dwelling in all creatures although not affected by that condition
333 बृहद्भानुः He who illumines the world with the rays of the sun and moon
334 आदिदेवः The primary source of everything
335 पुरन्दरः Destroyer of cities
336 अशोकः He who has no sorrow
337 तारणः He who enables others to cross
338 तारः He who saves
339 शूरः The valiant
340 शौरिः He who incarnated in the dynasty of Shoora
341 जनेश्वरः The Lord of the people
342 अनुकूलः Well-wisher of everyone
343 शतावर्तः He who takes infinite forms
344 पद्मी He who holds a lotus
345 पद्मनिभेक्षणः Lotus-eyed
346 पद्मनाभः He who has a lotus-navel
347 अरविन्दाक्षः He who has eyes as beautiful as the lotus
348 पद्मगर्भः He who is being meditated upon in the lotus of the heart
349 शरीरभृत् He who sustains all bodies
350 महर्द्धिः One who has great prosperity
351 ऋद्धः He who has expanded Himself as the universe
352 वृद्धात्मा The ancient self
353 महाक्षः The great-eyed
354 गरुडध्वजः One who has Garuda on His flag
355 अतुलः Incomparable
356 शरभः One who dwells and shines forth through the bodies
357 भीमः The terrible
358 समयज्ञः One whose worship is nothing more than keeping an equal vision of the mind by the devotee
359 हविर्हरिः The receiver of all oblation
360 सर्वलक्षणलक्षण्यः Known through all proofs
361 लक्ष्मीवान् The consort of Laksmi
362 समितिञ्जयः Ever-victorious
363 विक्षरः Imperishable
364 रोहितः The fish incarnation
365 मार्गः The path
366 हेतुः The cause
367 दामोदरः Who has a rope around his stomach
368 सहः All-enduring
369 महीधरः The bearer of the earth
370 महाभागः He who gets the greatest share in every Yajna
371 वेगवान् He who is swift
372 अमिताशनः Of endless appetite
373 उद्भवः The originator
374 क्षोभणः The agitator
375 देवः He who revels
376 श्रीगर्भः He in whom are all glories
377 परमेश्वरः Parama + Ishvara = Supreme Lord, Parama (MahaLakshmi i.e. above all the shaktis) + Ishvara (Lord) = Lord of MahaLakshmi
378 करणम् The instrument
379 कारणम् The cause
380 कर्ता The doer
381 विकर्ता Creator of the endless varieties that make up the universe
382 गहनः The unknowable
383 गुहः He who dwells in the cave of the heart
384 व्यवसायः Resolute
385 व्यवस्थानः The substratum
386 संस्थानः The ultimate authority
387 स्थानदः He who confers the right abode
388 ध्रुवः The changeless in the midst of changes
389 परर्धिः He who has supreme manifestations
390 परमस्पष्टः The extremely vivid
391 तुष्टः One who is contented with a very simple offering
392 पुष्टः One who is ever-full
393 शुभेक्षणः All-auspicious gaze
394 रामः One who is most handsome
395 विरामः The abode of perfect-rest
396 विरजः Passionless
397 मार्गः The path
398 नेयः The guide
399 नयः One who leads
400 अनयः One who has no leader
401 वीरः The valiant
402 शक्तिमतां श्रेष्ठः The best among the powerful
403 धर्मः The law of being
404 धर्मविदुत्तमः The highest among men of realisation
405 वैकुण्ठः Lord of supreme abode, Vaikuntha
406 पुरुषः One who dwells in all bodies
407 प्राणः Life
408 प्राणदः Giver of life
409 प्रणवः He who is praised by the gods
410 पृथुः The expanded
411 हिरण्यगर्भः The creator
412 शत्रुघ्नः The destroyer of enemies
413 व्याप्तः The pervader
414 वायुः The air
415 अधोक्षजः One whose vitality never flows downwards
416 ऋतुः The seasons
417 सुदर्शनः He whose meeting is auspicious
418 कालः He who judges and punishes beings
419 परमेष्ठी One who is readily available for experience within the heart
420 परिग्रहः The receiver
421 उग्रः The terrible
422 संवत्सरः The year
423 दक्षः The smart
424 विश्रामः The resting place
425 विश्वदक्षिणः The most skilful and efficient
426 विस्तारः The extension
427 स्थावरस्स्थाणुः The firm and motionless
428 प्रमाणम् The proof
429 बीजमव्ययम् The Immutable Seed
430 अर्थः He who is worshiped by all
431 अनर्थः One to whom there is nothing yet to be fulfilled
432 महाकोशः He who has got around him great sheaths
433 महाभोगः He who is of the nature of enjoyment
434 महाधनः He who is supremely rich
435 अनिर्विण्णः He who has no discontent
436 स्थविष्ठः One who is supremely huge
437 अभूः One who has no birth
438 धर्मयूपः The post to which all dharma is tied
439 महामखः The great sacrificer
440 नक्षत्रनेमिः The nave of the stars
441 नक्षत्री The Lord of the stars (the moon)
442 क्षमः He who is supremely efficient in all undertakings
443 क्षामः He who ever remains without any scarcity
444 समीहनः One whose desires are auspicious
445 यज्ञः One who is of the nature of yajna
446 इज्यः He who is fit to be invoked through yajna
447 महेज्यः One who is to be most worshiped
448 क्रतुः The animal-sacrifice
449 सत्रम् Protector of the good
450 सतां-गतिः Refuge of the good
451 सर्वदर्शी All-knower
452 विमुक्तात्मा The ever-liberated self
453 सर्वज्ञः Omniscient
454 ज्ञानमुत्तमम् The Supreme Knowledge
455 सुव्रतः He who ever-performing the pure vow
456 सुमुखः One who has a charming face
457 सूक्ष्मः The subtlest
458 सुघोषः Of auspicious sound
459 सुखदः Giver of happiness
460 सुहृत् Friend of all creatures
461 मनोहरः The stealer of the mind
462 जितक्रोधः One who has conquered anger
463 वीरबाहुः Having mighty arms
464 विदारणः One who splits asunder
465 स्वापनः One who puts people to sleep
466 स्ववशः He who has everything under His control
467 व्यापी All-pervading
468 नैकात्मा Many souled
469 नैककर्मकृत् One who does many actions
470 वत्सरः The abode
471 वत्सलः The supremely affectionate
472 वत्सी The father
473 रत्नगर्भः The jewel-wombed
474 धनेश्वरः The Lord of wealth
475 धर्मगुब् One who protects dharma
476 धर्मकृत् One who acts according to dharma
477 धर्मी The supporter of dharma
478 सत् existence
479 असत् illusion
480 क्षरम् He who appears to perish
481 अक्षरम् Imperishable
482 अविज्ञाता The non-knower (The knower being the conditioned soul within the body)
483 सहस्रांशुः The thousand-rayed
484 विधाता All supporter
485 कृतलक्षणः One who is famous for His qualities
486 गभस्तिनेमिः The hub of the universal wheel
487 सत्त्वस्थः Situated in sattva
488 सिंहः The lion
489 भूतमहेश्वरः The great lord of beings
490 आदिदेवः The first deity
491 महादेवः The great deity
492 देवेशः The Lord of all devas
493 देवभृद्गुरुः Advisor of Indra
494 उत्तरः He who lifts us from the ocean of samsara
495 गोपतिः The shepherd
496 गोप्ता The protector
497 ज्ञानगम्यः One who is experienced through pure knowledge
498 पुरातनः He who was even before time
499 शरीरभूतभृत् One who nourishes the nature from which the bodies came
500 भोक्ता The enjoyer
501 कपीन्द्रः Lord of the monkeys (Rama)
502 भूरिदक्षिणः He who gives away large gifts
503 सोमपः One who takes Soma in the yajnas
504 अमृतपः One who drinks the nectar
505 सोमः One who as the moon nourishes plants
506 पुरुजित् One who has conquered numerous enemies
507 पुरुसत्तमः The greatest of the great
508 विनयः He who humiliates those who are unrighteous
509 जयः The victorious
510 सत्यसन्धः Of truthful resolution
511 दाशार्हः One who was born in the Dasarha race
512 सात्त्वतां पतिः The Lord of the Satvatas
513 जीवः One who functions as the ksetrajna
514 विनयितासाक्षी The witness of modesty
515 मुकुन्दः The giver of liberation
516 अमितविक्रमः Of immeasurable prowess
517 अम्भोनिधिः The substratum of the four types of beings
518 अनन्तात्मा The infinite self
519 महोदधिशयः One who rests on the great ocean
520 अन्तकः The death
521 अजः Unborn
522 महार्हः One who deserves the highest worship
523 स्वाभाव्यः Ever rooted in the nature of His own self
524 जितामित्रः One who has conquered all enemies
525 प्रमोदनः Ever-blissful
526 आनन्दः A mass of pure bliss
527 नन्दनः One who makes others blissful
528 नन्दः Free from all worldly pleasures
529 सत्यधर्मा One who has in Himself all true dharmas
530 त्रिविक्रमः One who took three steps
531 महर्षिः कपिलाचार्यः He who incarnated as Kapila, the great sage
532 कृतज्ञः The knower of the creation
533 मेदिनीपतिः The Lord of the earth
534 त्रिपदः One who has taken three steps
535 त्रिदशाध्यक्षः The Lord of the three states of consciousness
536 महाशृंगः Great-horned (Matsya)
537 कृतान्तकृत् Destroyer of the creation
538 महावराहः The great boar
539 गोविन्दः One who is known through Vedanta
540 सुषेणः He who has a charming army
541 कनकांगदी Wearer of bright-as-gold armlets
542 गुह्यः The mysterious
543 गभीरः The unfathomable
544 गहनः Impenetrable
545 गुप्तः The well-concealed
546 चक्रगदाधरः Bearer of the disc and mace
547 वेधाः Creator of the universe
548 स्वांगः One with well-proportioned limbs
549 अजितः Vanquished by none
550 कृष्णः Dark-complexioned
551 दृढः The firm
552 संकर्षणोऽच्युतः He who absorbs the whole creation into His nature and never falls away from that nature
553 वरुणः One who sets on the horizon (Sun)
554 वारुणः The son of Varuna (Vasistha or Agastya)
555 वृक्षः The tree
556 पुष्कराक्षः Lotus eyed
557 महामनः Great-minded
558 भगवान् One who possesses six opulences
559 भगहा One who destroys the six opulences during pralaya
560 आनन्दी One who gives delight
561 वनमाली One who wears a garland of forest flowers
562 हलायुधः One who has a plough as His weapon
563 आदित्यः Son of Aditi
564 ज्योतिरादित्यः The resplendence of the sun
565 सहिष्णुः One who calmly endures duality
566 गतिसत्तमः The ultimate refuge for all devotees
567 सुधन्वा One who has Shaarnga
568 खण्डपरशु: One who holds an axe
569 दारुणः Merciless towards the unrighteous
570 द्रविणप्रदः One who lavishly gives wealth
571 दिवःस्पृक् Sky-reaching
572 सर्वदृग्व्यासः One who creates many men of wisdom
573 वाचस्पतिरयोनिजः One who is the master of all vidyas and who is unborn through a womb
574 त्रिसामा One who is glorified by Devas, Vratas and Saamans
575 सामगः The singer of the sama songs
576 साम The Sama Veda
577 निर्वाणम् All-bliss
578 भेषजम् Medicine
579 भृषक् Physician
580 संन्यासकृत् Institutor of sannyasa
581 समः Calm
582 शान्तः Peaceful within
583 निष्ठा Abode of all beings
584 शान्तिः One whose very nature is peace
585 परायणम् The way to liberation
586 शुभांगः One who has the most beautiful form
587 शान्तिदः Giver of peace
588 स्रष्टा Creator of all beings
589 कुमुदः He who delights in the earth
590 कुवलेशयः He who reclines in the waters
591 गोहितः One who does welfare for cows
592 गोपतिः Husband of the earth
593 गोप्ता Protector of the universe
594 वृषभाक्षः One whose eyes rain fulfilment of desires
595 वृषप्रियः One who delights in dharma
596 अनिवर्ती One who never retreats
597 निवृतात्मा One who is fully restrained from all sense indulgences
598 संक्षेप्ता The involver
599 क्षेमकृत् Doer of good
600 शिवः Auspiciousness
601 श्रीवत्सवत्साः One who has sreevatsa on His chest
602 श्रीवासः Abode of Sree
603 श्रीपतिः Lord of Laksmi
604 श्रीमतां वरः The best among glorious
605 श्रीदः Giver of opulence
606 श्रीशः The Lord of Sree
607 श्रीनिवासः One who dwells in the good people
608 श्रीनिधिः The treasure of Sree
609 श्रीविभावनः Distributor of Sree
610 श्रीधरः Holder of Sree
611 श्रीकरः One who gives Sree
612 श्रेयः Liberation
613 श्रीमान् Possessor of Sree
614 लोकत्रयाश्रयः Shelter of the three worlds
615 स्वक्षः Beautiful-eyed
616 स्वङ्गः Beautiful-limbed
617 शतानन्दः Of infinite varieties and joys
618 नन्दिः Infinite bliss
619 ज्योतिर्गणेश्वरः Lord of the luminaries in the cosmos
620 विजितात्मा One who has conquered the sense organs
621 विधेयात्मा One who is ever available for the devotees to command in love
622 सत्कीर्तिः One of pure fame
623 छिन्नसंशयः One whose doubts are ever at rest
624 उदीर्णः The great transcendent
625 सर्वतश्चक्षुः One who has eyes everywhere
626 अनीशः One who has none to Lord over Him
627 शाश्वतः-स्थिरः One who is eternal and stable
628 भूशयः One who rested on the ocean shore (Rama)
629 भूषणः One who adorns the world
630 भूतिः One who is pure existence
631 विशोकः Sorrowless
632 शोकनाशनः Destroyer of sorrows
633 अर्चिष्मान् The effulgent
634 अर्चितः One who is constantly worshipped by His devotees
635 कुम्भः The pot within whom everything is contained
636 विशुद्धात्मा One who has the purest soul
637 विशोधनः The great purifier
638 अनिरुद्धः He who is invincible by any enemy
639 अप्रतिरथः One who has no enemies to threaten Him
640 प्रद्युम्नः Very rich
641 अमितविक्रमः Of immeasurable prowess
642 कालनेमीनिहा Slayer of Kalanemi
643 वीरः The heroic victor
644 शौरी One who always has invincible prowess
645 शूरजनेश्वरः Lord of the valiant
646 त्रिलोकात्मा The self of the three worlds
647 त्रिलोकेशः The Lord of the three worlds
648 केशवः One whose rays illumine the cosmos
649 केशिहा Killer of Kesi
650 हरिः The creator
651 कामदेवः The beloved Lord
652 कामपालः The fulfiller of desires
653 कामी One who has fulfilled all His desires
654 कान्तः Of enchanting form
655 कृतागमः The author of the agama scriptures
656 अनिर्देश्यवपुः Of Indescribable form
657 विष्णुः All-pervading
658 वीरः The courageous
659 अनन्तः Endless
660 धनञ्जयः One who gained wealth through conquest
661 ब्रह्मण्यः Protector of Brahman (anything related to Narayana)
662 ब्रह्मकृत् One who acts in Brahman
663 ब्रह्मा Creator
664 ब्रहम Biggest
665 ब्रह्मविवर्धनः One who increases the Brahman
666 ब्रह्मविद् One who knows Brahman
667 ब्राह्मणः One who has realised Brahman
668 ब्रह्मी One who is with Brahma
669 ब्रह्मज्ञः One who knows the nature of Brahman
670 ब्राह्मणप्रियः Dear to the brahmanas
671 महाकर्मः Of great step
672 महाकर्मा One who performs great deeds
673 महातेजा One of great resplendence
674 महोरगः The great serpent
675 महाक्रतुः The great sacrifice
676 महायज्वा One who performed great yajnas
677 महायज्ञः The great yajna
678 महाहविः The great offering
679 स्तव्यः One who is the object of all praise
680 स्तवप्रियः One who is invoked through prayer
681 स्तोत्रम् The hymn
682 स्तुतिः The act of praise
683 स्तोता One who adores or praises
684 रणप्रियः Lover of battles
685 पूर्णः The complete
686 पूरयिता The fulfiller
687 पुण्यः The truly holy
688 पुण्यकीर्तिः Of Holy fame
689 अनामयः One who has no diseases
690 मनोजवः Swift as the mind
691 तीर्थकरः The teacher of the tirthas
692 वसुरेताः He whose essence is golden
693 वसुप्रदः The free-giver of wealth
694 वसुप्रदः The giver of salvation, the greatest wealth
695 वासुदेवः The son of Vasudeva
696 वसुः The refuge for all
697 वसुमना One who is attentive to everything
698 हविः The oblation
699 सद्गतिः The goal of good people
700 सत्कृतिः One who is full of Good actions
701 सत्ता One without a second
702 सद्भूतिः One who has rich glories
703 सत्परायणः The Supreme goal for the good
704 शूरसेनः One who has heroic and valiant armies
705 यदुश्रेष्ठः The best among the Yadava clan
706 सन्निवासः The abode of the good
707 सुयामुनः One who attended by the people dwelling on the banks of Yamuna
708 भूतावासः The dwelling place of the elements
709 वासुदेवः One who envelops the world with Maya
710 सर्वासुनिलयः The abode of all life energies
711 अनलः One of unlimited wealth, power and glory
712 दर्पहा The destroyer of pride in evil-minded people
713 दर्पदः One who creates pride, or an urge to be the best, among the righteous
714 दृप्तः One who is drunk with Infinite bliss
715 दुर्धरः The object of contemplation
716 अथापराजितः The unvanquished
717 विश्वमूर्तिः Of the form of the entire Universe
718 महामूर्तिः The great form
719 दीप्तमूर्तिः Of resplendent form
720 अमूर्तिमान् Having no form
721 अनेकमूर्तिः Multi-formed
722 अव्यक्तः Unmanifeset
723 शतमूर्तिः Of many forms
724 शताननः Many-faced
725 एकः The one
726 नैकः The many
727 सवः The nature of the sacrifice
728 कः One who is of the nature of bliss
729 किम् What (the one to be inquired into)
730 यत् Which
731 तत् That
732 पदमनुत्तमम् The unequalled state of perfection
733 लोकबन्धुः Friend of the world
734 लोकनाथः Lord of the world
735 माधवः Born in the family of Madhu
736 भक्तवत्सलः One who loves His devotees
737 सुवर्णवर्णः Golden-coloured
738 हेमांगः One who has limbs of gold
739 वरांगः With beautiful limbs
740 चन्दनांगदी One who has attractive armlets
741 वीरहा Destroyer of valiant heroes
742 विषमः Unequalled
743 शून्यः The void
744 घृताशी One who has no need for good wishes
745 अचलः Non-moving
746 चलः Moving
747 अमानी Without false vanity
748 मानदः One who causes, by His maya, false identification with the body
749 मान्यः One who is to be honoured
750 लोकस्वामी Lord of the universe
751 त्रिलोकधृक् One who is the support of all the three worlds
752 सुमेधा One who has pure intelligence
753 मेधजः Born out of sacrifices
754 धन्यः Fortunate
755 सत्यमेधः One whose intelligence never fails
756 धराधरः The sole support of the earth
757 तेजोवृषः One who showers radiance
758 द्युतिधरः One who bears an effulgent form
759 सर्वशस्त्रभृतां वरः The best among those who wield weapons
760 प्रग्रहः Receiver of worship
761 निग्रहः The killer
762 व्यग्रः One who is ever engaged in fulfilling the devotee’s desires
763 नैकशृंगः One who has many horns
764 गदाग्रजः One who is invoked through mantra
765 चतुर्मूर्तिः Four-formed
766 चतुर्बाहुः Four-handed
767 चतुर्व्यूहः One who expresses Himself as the dynamic centre in the four vyoohas
768 चतुर्गतिः The ultimate goal of all four varnas and asramas
769 चतुरात्मा Clear-minded
770 चतुर्भावः The source of the four
771 चतुर्वेदविद् Knower of all four vedas
772 एकपात् One-footed (BG 10.42)
773 समावर्तः The efficient turner
774 निवृत्तात्मा One whose mind is turned away from sense indulgence
775 दुर्जयः The invincible
776 दुरतिक्रमः One who is difficult to be disobeyed
777 दुर्लभः One who can be obtained with great efforts
778 दुर्गमः One who is realised with great effort
779 दुर्गः Not easy to storm into
780 दुरावासः Not easy to lodge
781 दुरारिहा Slayer of the asuras
782 शुभांगः One with enchanting limbs
783 लोकसारंगः One who understands the universe
784 सुतन्तुः Beautifully expanded
785 तन्तुवर्धनः One who sustains the continuity of the drive for the family
786 इन्द्रकर्मा One who always performs gloriously auspicious actions
787 महाकर्मा One who accomplishes great acts
788 कृतकर्मा One who has fulfilled his acts
789 कृतागमः Author of the Vedas
790 उद्भवः The ultimate source
791 सुन्दरः Of unrivalled beauty
792 सुन्दः Of great mercy
793 रत्ननाभः Of beautiful navel
794 सुलोचनः One who has the most enchanting eyes
795 अर्कः One who is in the form of the sun
796 वाजसनः The giver of food
797 शृंगी The horned one
798 जयन्तः The conqueror of all enemies
799 सर्वविज्जयी One who is at once omniscient and victorious
800 सुवर्णबिन्दुः With limbs radiant like gold
801 अक्षोभ्यः One who is ever unruffled
802 सर्ववागीश्वरेश्वरः Lord of the Lord of speech
803 महाहृदः One who is like a great refreshing swimming pool
804 महागर्तः The great chasm
805 महाभूतः The great being
806 महानिधिः The great abode
807 कुमुदः One who gladdens the earth
808 कुन्दरः The one who lifted the earth
809 कुन्दः One who is as attractive as Kunda flowers
810 पर्जन्यः He who is similar to rain-bearing clouds
811 पावनः One who ever purifies
812 अनिलः One who never slips
813 अमृतांशः One whose desires are never fruitless
814 अमृतवपुः He whose form is immortal
815 सर्वज्ञः Omniscient
816 सर्वतोमुखः One who has His face turned everywhere
817 सुलभः One who is readily available
818 सुव्रतः One who has taken the most auspicious forms
819 सिद्धः One who is perfection
820 शत्रुजित् One who is ever victorious over His hosts of enemies
821 शत्रुतापनः The scorcher of enemies
822 न्यग्रोधः The one who veils Himself with Maya
823 उदुम्बरः Nourishment of all living creatures
824 अश्वत्थः Tree of life
825 चाणूरान्ध्रनिषूदनः The slayer of Canura
826 सहस्रार्चिः He who has thousands of rays
827 सप्तजिह्वः He who expresses himself as the seven tongues of fire (Types of agni)
828 सप्तैधाः The seven effulgences in the flames
829 सप्तवाहनः One who has a vehicle of seven horses (sun)
830 अमूर्तिः Formless
831 अनघः Sinless
832 अचिन्त्यः Inconceivable
833 भयकृत् Giver of fear
834 भयनाशनः Destroyer of fear
835 अणुः The subtlest
836 बृहत् The greatest
837 कृशः Delicate, lean
838 स्थूलः One who is the fattest
839 गुणभृत् One who supports
840 निर्गुणः Without any properties
841 महान् The mighty
842 अधृतः Without support
843 स्वधृतः Self-supported
844 स्वास्यः One who has an effulgent face
845 प्राग्वंशः One who has the most ancient ancestry
846 वंशवर्धनः He who multiplies His family of descendants
847 भारभृत् One who carries the load of the universe
848 कथितः One who is glorified in all scriptures
849 योगी One who can be realised through yoga
850 योगीशः The king of yogis
851 सर्वकामदः One who fulfils all desires of true devotees
852 आश्रमः Haven
853 श्रमणः One who persecutes the worldly people
854 क्षामः One who destroys everything
855 सुपर्णः The golden leaf (Vedas) BG 15.1
856 वायुवाहनः The mover of the winds
857 धनुर्धरः The wielder of the bow
858 धनुर्वेदः One who declared the science of archery
859 दण्डः One who punishes the wicked
860 दमयिता The controller
861 दमः Beautitude in the self
862 अपराजितः One who cannot be defeated
863 सर्वसहः One who carries the entire Universe
864 अनियन्ता One who has no controller
865 नियमः One who is not under anyone’s laws
866 अयमः One who knows no death
867 सत्त्ववान् One who is full of exploits and courage
868 सात्त्विकः One who is full of sattvic qualities
869 सत्यः Truth
870 सत्यधर्मपराक्रमः One who is the very abode of truth and dharma
871 अभिप्रायः One who is faced by all seekers marching to the infinite
872 प्रियार्हः One who deserves all our love
873 अर्हः One who deserves to be worshiped
874 प्रियकृत् One who is ever-obliging in fulfilling our wishes
875 प्रीतिवर्धनः One who increases joy in the devotee’s heart
876 विहायसगतिः One who travels in space
877 ज्योतिः Self-effulgent
878 सुरुचिः Whose desire manifests as the universe
879 हुतभुक् One who enjoys all that is offered in yajna
880 विभुः All-pervading
881 रविः One who dries up everything
882 विरोचनः One who shines in different forms
883 सूर्यः The one source from where everything is born
884 सविता The one who brings forth the Universe from Himself
885 रविलोचनः One whose eye is the sun
886 अनन्तः Endless
887 हुतभुक् One who accepts oblations
888 भोक्ता One who enjoys
889 सुखदः Giver of bliss to those who are liberated
890 नैकजः One who is born many times
891 अग्रजः The first amongst eternal [ Pradhana Purusha ]. Agra means first and ajah means never born. Both individual souls and Vishnu are eternal but Ishvara is Pradhana Taatva. 
892 अनिर्विण्णः One who feels no disappointment
893 सदामर्षी One who forgives the trespasses of His devotees
894 लोकाधिष्ठानम् The substratum of the universe
895 अद्भुतः Wonderful
896 सनात् The beginning-less and endless factor
897 सनातनतमः The most ancient
898 कपिलः The great sage Kapila
899 कपिः One who drinks water
900 अव्ययः The one in whom the universe merges
901 स्वस्तिदः Giver of Svasti
902 स्वस्तिकृत् One who robs all auspiciousness
903 स्वस्ति One who is the source of all auspiciouness
904 स्वस्तिभुक् One who constantly enjoys auspiciousness
905 स्वस्तिदक्षिणः Distributor of auspiciousness
906 अरौद्रः One who has no negative emotions or urges
907 कुण्डली One who wears shark earrings
908 चक्री Holder of the chakra
909 विक्रमी The most daring
910 ऊर्जितशासनः One who commands with His hand
911 शब्दातिगः One who transcends all words
912 शब्दसहः One who allows Himself to be invoked by Vedic declarations
913 शिशिरः The cold season, winter
914 शर्वरीकरः Creator of darkness
915 अक्रूरः Never cruel
916 पेशलः One who is supremely soft
917 दक्षः Prompt
918 दक्षिणः The most liberal
919 क्षमिणांवरः One who has the greatest amount of patience with sinners
920 विद्वत्तमः One who has the greatest wisdom
921 वीतभयः One with no fear
922 पुण्यश्रवणकीर्तनः The hearing of whose glory causes holiness to grow
923 उत्तारणः One who lifts us out of the ocean of change
924 दुष्कृतिहा Destroyer of bad actions
925 पुण्यः Supremely pure
926 दुःस्वप्ननाशनः One who destroys all bad dreams
927 वीरहा One who ends the passage from womb to womb
928 रक्षणः Protector of the universe
929 सन्तः One who is expressed through saintly men
930 जीवनः The life spark in all creatures
931 पर्यवस्थितः One who dwells everywhere
932 अनन्तरूपः One of infinite forms
933 अनन्तश्रीः Full of infinite glories
934 जितमन्युः One who has no anger
935 भयापहः One who destroys all fears
936 चतुरश्रः One who deals squarely
937 गभीरात्मा Too deep to be fathomed
938 विदिशः One who is unique in His giving
939 व्यादिशः One who is unique in His commanding power
940 दिशः One who advises and gives knowledge
941 अनादिः One who is the first cause
942 भूर्भूवः The substratum of the earth
943 लक्ष्मीः The glory of the universe
944 सुवीरः One who moves through various ways
945 रुचिरांगदः One who wears resplendent shoulder caps
946 जननः He who delivers all living creatures
947 जनजन्मादिः The cause of the birth of all creatures
948 भीमः Terrible form
949 भीमपराक्रमः One whose prowess is fearful to His enemies
950 आधारनिलयः The fundamental sustainer
951 अधाता Above whom there is no other to command
952 पुष्पहासः He who shines like an opening flower
953 प्रजागरः Ever-awakened
954 ऊर्ध्वगः One who is on top of everything
955 सत्पथाचारः One who walks the path of truth
956 प्राणदः Giver of life
957 प्रणवः Omkara
958 पणः The supreme universal manager
959 प्रमाणम् He whose form is the Vedas
960 प्राणनिलयः He in whom all prana is established
961 प्राणभृत् He who rules over all pranas
962 प्राणजीवनः He who maintains the life-breath in all living creatures
963 तत्त्वम् The reality
964 तत्त्वविद् One who has realised the reality
965 एकात्मा The one self
966 जन्ममृत्युजरातिगः One who knows no birth, death or old age in Himself
967 भूर्भुवःस्वस्तरुः The tree of the three worlds (bhoo=terrestrial, svah=celestial and bhuvah=the world in between)
968 तारः One who helps all to cross over
969 सविताः The father of all
970 प्रपितामहः The father of the father of beings (Brahma)
971 यज्ञः One whose very nature is yajna
972 यज्ञपतिः The Lord of all yajnas
973 यज्वा The one who performs yajna
974 यज्ञांगः One whose limbs are the things employed in yajna
975 यज्ञवाहनः One who fulfils yajnas in complete
976 यज्ञभृद् The ruler of the yajanas
977 यज्ञकृत् One who performs yajna
978 यज्ञी Enjoyer of yajnas
979 यज्ञभुक् Receiver of all that is offered
980 यज्ञसाधनः One who fulfils all yajnas
981 यज्ञान्तकृत् One who performs the concluding act of the yajna
982 यज्ञगुह्यम् The person to be realised by yajna
983 अन्नम् One who is food
984 अन्नादः One who eats the food
985 आत्मयोनिः The uncaused cause
986 स्वयंजातः Self-born
987 वैखानः The one who cut through the earth
988 सामगायनः One who sings the sama songs; one who loves hearing saama chants;
989 देवकीनन्दनः Son of Devaki
990 स्रष्टा Creator
991 क्षितीशः The Lord of the earth
992 पापनाशनः Destroyer of sin
993 शंखभृत् One who has the divine Pancajanya
994 नन्दकी One who holds the Nandaka sword
995 चक्री Carrier of Sudarsana
996 शार्ङ्गधन्वा One who aims His shaarnga bow
997 गदाधरः Carrier of Kaumodaki club
998 रथांगपाणिः One who has the wheel of a chariot as His weapon; One with the strings of the chariot in his hands;
999 अक्षोभ्यः One who cannot be annoyed by anyone
1000 सर्वप्रहरणायुधः He who has all implements for all kinds of assault and fight


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