Sahasranama is a Sanskrit term which means "a thousand names".It is also a genre of stotra literature, usually found as a title of the text named after a deity, such as Sahasranāma, wherein the deity is remembered by 1,000 names, attributes or epithets.
As stotras, Sahasra-namas are songs of praise, a type of devotional literature.The word is a compound of sahasra "thousand" and naman"name". A Sahasranama often includes the names of other deities, suggesting henotheistic equivalence.] It also includes epithets such as Jiva (life force), Satya (truth), Param (highest), Jnana (knowledge) and others.includes the energies of a goddess that manifest in an individual as desire, wisdom and action.
A sahasranama provides a terse list of attributes, virtues and legends symbolized by a deity. There are also many shorter stotras, called ashtottara-shata-nāma, which have only 108 names.