Sri Vishnu Sahasranamavali
Sri Vishnu Sahasranamavali is a collection of one thousand names of Lord Maha Vishnu. It is recited both as a Stotra as well as a Namavali. It appears in the Santi Parva of Mahabharata as a conversation between Grandsire Bhishma and Yudhistira.The context of the conversation is as follows: King Yudhistira approached Grandsire Bhishma who was spending the final days of his stay on earth,with an intention to learn from him the secrets of Dharma for Bhishma was one of the 8 individuals considered to be the true knowers of Dharma. After questioning and learning a number of other things, Yudhistira questions Bhishma thus:'What Dharma is the most superior among all Dharmas, in your opinion? By adoring whom does a living being get liberated from the samsara of birth and death?' In reply to this Bhishma says,'Constantly worshipping and doing devotional service to Lord Maha Vishnu is the greatest Dharma in my opinion'. He then explains the omnipotence of the Lord and recites this one thousand names.
About Sri Maha Vishnu
Vishnu is the Supreme God of Vaishnavism, one of the three (The Trimurti (three forms) is a concept in Hinduism "in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver, and Shiva the destroyer or transformer." These three deities have also been called "Great Trinity",all having the same meaning of three in One. They are the different forms or manifestation of One person the Supreme Being or Narayana) main sects of Hinduism.The Vishnu Sahasranama declares Vishnu as Paramatman (supreme soul) and Parameshwara (supreme God). It describes Vishnu as the all-pervading essence of all beings, the master of—and beyond—the past, present and future, the creator and destroyer of all existences, one who supports, preserves, sustains and governs the universe and originates and develops all elements within.Vishnu's consort is Lakshmi.Vishnu never sleeps and is the deity of Shanti, the peaceful mood.Vishnu does not however tolerate Ego.Vishnu's eternal and supreme abode beyond the material universe is called Vaikuntha,which is also known as Paramdhama, the realm of eternal bliss and happiness and the final or highest place for liberated souls who have attained Moksha.Vaikuntha is situated beyond the material universe and hence, cannot be perceived or measured by material science or logic.
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