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1000 Names of Lord Vishnu (Part-4)

Whenever evil tries to overcome righteousness, a divine strength in someway or the other protects the ‘Wheel Of Dharma’. Protector of mankind Vishnu, has thousand names. So, before I end my writing for today, let me inscribe the thousand names of Vishnu in this missive. The names are as follows:

Name Meaning
Mahaashanah He who eats up everything
Adrishyah Imperceptible
Vyaktaroopah He who is perceptible to the yogi
Sahasrajit He who vanquishes thousands
Anantajit Ever-victorious
Ishtah He who is invoked through Vedic rituals
Visishtah The noblest and most sacred
Sishteshtah The greatest beloved
Shikhandee He who wears a peacock feather
Nahushah He who binds all with maya
Vrishah He who is dharma
Krodhahaa He who destroys anger
Krodhakrit-kartaa He who generates anger against the lower tendency
Visvabaahuh He whose hand is in everything
Maheedharah The support of the earth
Achyutah He who undergoes no changes
Prathitah He who exists pervading all
Praanah The prana in all living creatures
Praanadah He who gives prana
Vaasavaanujah The brother of Indra
Apaam-nidhih Treasure of waters (the ocean)
Adhishthaanam The substratum of the entire universe
Apramattah He who never makes a wrong judgement
Pratishthitah He who has no cause
Skandah He whose glory is expressed through Subrahmanya
Skanda-dharah Upholder of withering righteousness
Dhuryah Who carries out creation etc without hitch
Varadah He who fulfills boons
Vaayuvaahanah Controller of winds
Vaasudevah Dwelling in all creatures although not affected by that condition
Brihat-bhaanuh He who illumines the world with the rays of the sun and moon
Aadidevah The primary source of everything
Purandarah Destroyer of cities
Ashokah He who has no sorrow
Taaranah He who enables others to cross
Taarah He who saves
Shoorah The valiant
Shaurih He who incarnated in the dynasty of Shoora
Janeshvarah The Lord of the people
Anukoolah Well-wisher of everyone
Sataavarttah He who takes infinite forms
Padmee He who holds a lotus
Padmanibhekshanah Lotus-eyed
Padmanaabhah He who has a lotus-navel
Aravindaakshah He who has eyes as beautiful as the lotus
Padmagarbhah He who is being meditated upon in the lotus of the heart
Shareerabhrit He who sustains all bodies
Maharddhi One who has great prosperity
Riddhah He who has expanded Himself as the universe
Vriddhaatmaa The ancient self
Name Meaning
Mahaakshah The great-eyed
Garudadhvajah One who has Garuda on His flag
Atulah Incomparable
Sharabhah One who dwells and shines forth through the bodies
Bheemah The terrible
Samayajnah One whose worship is nothing more than keeping an equal vision of the mind by the devotee
Havirharih The receiver of all oblation
Sarva-lakshana-lakshanyah Known through all proofs
Lakshmeevaan The consort of Laksmi
Samitinjayah Ever-victorious
Viksharah Imperishable
Rohitah The fish incarnation
Maargah The path
Hetuh The cause
Daamodarah Whose stomach is marked with three lines
Sahah All-enduring
Maheedharah The bearer of the earth
Mahaabhaago He who gets the greatest share in every Yajna
Vegavaan He who is swift
Amitaashanah Of endless appetite
Udbhavah The originator
Kshobhanah The agitator
Devah He who revels
Shreegarbhah He in whom are all glories
Parameshvarah The Supreme Lord
Karanam The instrument
Kaaranam The cause
Kartaa The doer
Vikartaa Creator of the endless varieties that make up the universe
Gahanah The unknowable
Guhah He who dwells in the cave of the heart
Vyavasaayah Resolute
Vyavasthaanah The substratum
Samsthaanah The ultimate authority
Sthaanadah He who confers the right abode
Dhruvah The changeless in the midst of changes
Pararddhih He who has supreme manifestations
Paramaspashtah The extremely vivid
Tushtah One who is contented with a very simple offering
Pushtah One who is ever-full
Shubhekshanah All-auspicious gaze
Raamah One who is most handsome
Viraamah The abode of perfect-rest
Virajo Passionless
Maargah The path
Neyah The guide
Nayah One who leads
Anayah One who has no leader
Veerah The valiant
Shaktimataam-shresthah The best among the powerful