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Srimate Ramanujaya Nama: Srimad Varavaramunaye Nama:

R VIUSAHASRANMAMBrief meaning of the 1000 Holy Names

Compiled by : Velukkudi Sri U Ve Krishnan Swamy

Calender 2011 - Supplementary Copy

Edition : January 2011 Copies : 20,000

The meaning of the thousand holy names given in this book, is based on the glorius commentary, Bhagavad Guna Darpana of Sri Parashara Bhatta. Our sincere thanks to Manalur Veeravalli Sri U Ve Ramanujachariar Swamy, Gnyana Bhakti Bhushana Sri U Ve Satyamurthy Iyengar Swamy, Dr Sri U Ve V V Ramanujam Swamy, whose books on Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama were of immense help in compiling this work. We also thank Smt. Rekha for her timely help in translating the tamil version of this book to English. We do not find words to express our gratitude to Sri Rajan of RNR Printers, without whose untiring efforts this service of publishing the calendar and this book in large numbers within a short time would not have been possible. Two MP3 cds containing 160 hours of Tamil discourses by Velukkudi Sri U Ve Krishnan Swamy, are given along with this book and the calendar. As these discourses were recorded live about 7 years ago, the quality may not be the best, kindly bear with us.Published by : KINCHITKARAM TRUST 6, Bheemasena Garden Street, Mylapore, Chennai - 600 004. Ph : 044-24992728

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R VIUSAHASRANMAReplete with auspicious attributes He permeates and rules all creatures and all things 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Viva - Lord Visnu who is complete with auspicious attributes. Viu - He, who penetrates and enters one and all as the Omni present. Vaakra - He, who controls and directs as per His wishes, and keeps under His control. Bhta-bhavya-bhavat-prabhu - The Lord of all past, present and future beings. Bhtakt - The Creator, by mere resolve, of all beings .

He is all the universe, its creator and destroyer6. 7. 8. Bhtabht - The Supporter of all things and beings created by Him. Bhva - He, who has as His ever-dependant attributes, all that has been created by Him, like the peacock and its plumage. Bhttm - He is the soul in all that exists, all beings are His body.



Bhtabhvana - Nourisher and nurturer of all His creations; hence the Supreme Master. Pttm - The Purest Self ; One who is untainted by defects of the sentient and the non-sentient, that constitute His body. Paramtm - The Supreme Soul unlike all others who have. Him as their inner soul, He has no other superior inner soul. Muktnm Paramgati - He, who is the final Goal, that is desired and reached by all the liberated souls. Avyaya - He, who does not part with anyone. One who has reached Him in Vaikuntam does not go back to the cycle of birth. Purua - One who joyously bestows on His liberated souls the perennial enjoyment of His qualities and Himself; Donor par excellence. Sk - One who witnesses with Supreme delight His liberated souls enjoying the Eternal Bliss He has bestowed on them. Ktraja - The knower of the Eternal land where the released souls enjoy Him.

He is blemishless and beyond compare10. 11.

He who is the desired goal of the muktas12. 13. 14. 15. 16.



Akara - One whose attributes never diminish over time, despite being enjoyed by the liberated souls in His celestial abode.

The highway to liberation18. 19. 20. Yoga - He, who is also the means (upya) to the Goal. Yoga-vidm net - One who leads those who practice bhakti yoga, a different means, also to salvation. Pradhnapurua vara - Supreme Master of the primordial matter and the jivas bound in it. Nrasimhavapu - He, who incarnated as the unique half man half lion. rmn - One with the lustrous man and lion forms beautifully combined. Keava - One with lovely locks of hair and mane. Puruottama - The Supreme amongst the individual souls categorized as bound, liberated and ever-free. Sarva - Sustainer, who is all-in-all. arva - Remover of evils of all that are His body.

I am in everything but I am higher than them21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.

R VIUSAHASRANMA 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. iva - He, who is auspicious and bestows auspiciousness on all.


Sthu - One who is steadfast in blessing everlasting benefits to His devotees. Bhtdi - He, who is eagerly resorted to by all as the Supreme goal. Nidhiravyaya - One who is the inexhaustible treasure. Sambhava - He, who is hidden like treasure and manifests Himself at the appropriate time to His devotees. Bhvana - Savior who, during His manifestations, rejuvenates all by dispelling their obstacles. Bhart - Supporter, who nourishes His devotees by giving them His very self. Prabhava - One whose birth is exalted and of sublime nature that mere contemplation of Him destroys all sins. Prabhu - The All-powerful who even during a fellow-human incarnate, granted salvation, to His foe iupla and His devout gopi Chintayanti. vara - The Supreme ruler who controls all even if He takes an ordinary and simple form. Svayambh - He who manifests Himself by His own free Will and Grace, and not as the result of actions.

R VIUSAHASRANMA 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49.


ambhu - One who pleases His devotees with his Auspicious attributes and Ever appealing form. ditya - Resplendant Lord who resides in the interior of the Sun, lustrous like molten gold. Pukarka - The Lotus-eyed, this being His sole identity as Sovereign Lord of the entire Universe. Mahsvana - He, who is of sacred sound, praised by the Vdas. Andinidhana - He who is Ever-young, one without beginning or end. Dht - The Creator who created Brahma for furtherance of creation. Vidht - He who nurtured and produced Brahma first. Dhturuttama - One who is far superior to Brahma. Aprameya - One who cannot be defined, explained, measured by the senses; even to the Gods. Hkea - The controller of the sense-organs of one and all, Supreme blend of Happiness, Prosperity and Plenty. Padmanbha - He who in His navel the lotus that is the birthplace of Brahma. Amaraprabhuh - The powerful Lord of the gods to whom He delegates their duties of creation and destruction.

R VIUSAHASRANMA 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59.


Vivakarm - The Originator of all actions before and after creation of Brahma. Manu - He, who wills; The Great Thinker who created this Universe with just a small part of His conscience. Tva - The Chiseller who carves out the different forms and names of all beings in this universe. Sthaviha - He, who expands during creation the sentient and non-sentient, that are His body and were atomic during deluge, into the beings created by Him. Sthavira - He, who is Ever existent; Always consistent and constant. Dhruva - He, who is Invincible, uses His form to create, but whos innate nature does not change. Agrhyah - One who is beyond the realisation of all; who cannot be enticed by intelligence. vata - Tireless in His actions of creation, protection and destruction, He is Eternal. Ka - He, who is always in a state of Bliss, indulging in His three roles as play. Lohitka - One with eyes red like the beautiful lotus in fresh bloom, caused by these activities.

R VIUSAHASRANMA 60. 61. 62. 63. 64.


Pratardana - The Destroyer who consumes and consolidates within Himself the entire universe during the deluge. Prabhta - He, who is affluent, enriched with the eternal Bliss of His Abode, even when all the worlds disappear during the deluge. Trikakuddhma - The Radiant One who has r Vaikunam, thrice bigger than the transitory temporary world as His permanent Abode, . Pavitram - He, who is Purity incarnate without flaws. Magalam param - One who is the Embodiment of Supreme Auspiciousness, diametrically opposite to all that is of a blemish. na - The universal Supreme Ruler. Prada - The life-giver; Giver of strength to the ever-free, souls to experience His glory and serve Him. Pra - He who is Life, is dear like Life to the ever-free souls whose minds are rivetted in Him. Jyea - One who is the First and foremost; and hence the oldest. rea - He, who is praised by the ever-free souls.

He is greater than the bhaktas and the muktas65. 66. 67. 68. 69.

R VIUSAHASRANMA 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80.


Prajpati - Lord of the ever-free souls in vaikuntam, who are superior to the bound souls; He willingly accepts their service. Hirayagarbha - He, who lives in a sublime Eternal Abode that is pure and lustrous like gold. Bhgarbha - Protector of His divine spouse Bhma Devi (Earth) like a child in a womb; rescuing Her from under the seas as Varha incarnate. Mdhava - He, who is inseparable from His consort Lakshmi. Madhusdhan - The slayer of the demon Madhu ; Destroyer of all evil forces. vara - The Absolute Ruler whose Will is true and beyond impediments. Vikram - He, who is most Powerful and capable of clearing all opposition. Dhanv - The Unparalleled wielder of the bow rga, befitting His unsurpassed valor. Medhv - One who has the most powerful knowledge; The Omniscient, befitting His Glory. Vikrama - He, who has Garuda, personification of the Vedas, as His exclusive mount, to move about at His Will and pleasure. Krama - One who is highly prosperous in Paramapada, His Celestial Abode, The All-pervading God.

R VIUSAHASRANMA 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86.


Anuttama - He, who is unsurpassed. Durdhara - Unfathomable like the ocean, Lord of the Universe, cannot be influenced, disturbed or conquered. Ktaja - He, who is grateful to His devotees however meager their worship. Kti - One who kindles the virtuous acts of His devotees. tmavn - The Supreme Master, who possesses the souls who perform Dharma as wealth. Sura - The


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