Sri Vishnu Sahasranam – Translations

Hari Om Sri Vishnu Sahasranam (The Thousand Names of Vishnu) The Sri Vishnu Sahasranam, or the Thousand Names of Vishnu, is an important Stotram that is chanted in many temples of Vishnu throughout the world. It is used at important times or occasions, or even simply for personal meditation.  It is extremely powerful and offers … Continue reading Sri Vishnu Sahasranam – Translations

HIRANYAKASIPU AND PRAHLÂDA Story — From the Bhâgavata Purâna

Hari Om SKANDHA VII. CHAP. 2-4. (From the Bhâgavata Purâna) Upon the death of Hiranyâksha, Hiranyakasipu collected his companions and told them that Vishnu was no longer keeping that neutrality and impartiality which he had observed of yore. On the contrary, he had taken the side of the Devas, under the pretence of Upâsanâ. He … Continue reading HIRANYAKASIPU AND PRAHLÂDA Story — From the Bhâgavata Purâna

THE STORY OF DHRUVA — From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA IV. CHAP. 8-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) Uttânapâda is one of the sons of the First Manu. Uttânapâda means "with uplifted foot". This perhaps refers to the period when the Jiva, having still the spiritual element strong in him, was not fixed in the course of material descent, but had one foot … Continue reading THE STORY OF DHRUVA — From the Bhagavata Purana

THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana

Hari Om SKANDHA VIII. CHAP. 5-12. (From the Bhagavata Purana) In the fight with the Asuras, the Devas lost their lives. They fell down and did not rise up again. By the curse of Durvâsas, Indra and the three Lokas became shorn of Srî or Lakshmî (wife of Vishnu in Vaikuntha: Preservative energy). Consequently there … Continue reading THE CHURNING OF THE OCEAN (Samudra Manthan) – From the Bhagavata Purana

VISHNU AND LAKSHMI — In Vedic Scriptures

Hari Om VISHNU Vishnu is called the second person (Deity) of the Hindu Trimurti, or Triad: but though called second, it must not be supposed that he is regarded as in any way inferior to Brahmā. In some books Brahmā is said to be the first cause of all things, in others it is as … Continue reading VISHNU AND LAKSHMI — In Vedic Scriptures

The Purusha Sukta – Significance and Meaning

Hari Om The Purusha Sukta  The Purusha Sukta is a most commonly used Vedic Sanskrit hymn. It is recited in almost all Vedic rituals and ceremonies. It is often used during the worship of the Deity of Vishnu or Narayana in the temple, installation and fire ceremonies, or during the daily recitation of Sanskrit literature … Continue reading The Purusha Sukta – Significance and Meaning