Monday, December 21, 2009

Vishnu Shodasha Nama Shlokam (16 names)

This sloka reveals the 16 different names of Vishnu that one must chant when doing different activities in one’s life.

Aushadhe Chintayét Vishnum Bhojané cha Janardanam
Shayane Padmanabham cha Vivahé cha Prajapatim

While taking medication remember Vishnu. Consuming food – Janardana
Sleeping remember – Padmanabha, during wedding – Prajapati

Yudhe Chakradharam Devam Pravase cha Trivikramam
Naraayanam Tanur-tyagé Sreedharam Priya-sangamé

At war – Chakradhari, Travel – Trivikrama
Death bed – Narayana, when meeting loved ones – Sreedhara

Du-swapne Smara Govindam Sankate Madhusoodanam
Kaanane Naarasimham cha Paavake Jalashaayinam

Bad dreams remember Govinda, in troubled times – Madhusoodana
In a forest remember Narasimha, In the midst of fire remember Jalashayina

Jalamadhye Varaham cha Parvate Raghunandanam
Gamane Vamanam chaiva Sarva-kaaryeshu Madhavam

In the middle of water (water activities or travel ) – Varaha, On a mountain (trekking) – Raghunandana (Rama). Travel by foot – Vamana, when you start any deed remember Madhava.

Shodashaitaani Naamani Pratarudhaya ya: padeth
Sarva-papa-vinirmukhto Vishnu-loke Maheeyate

One who reads these 16 names every morning will be rid of all sins and will attain Vishnu loka (Moksha).

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the meaning of sloka.
    Sridhar A V

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  2. thanks for sharing wid us !!! heartly thanks!!

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  3. I was trying to find out the meaning for this slogam long time.. Thank you so much for this.

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