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1000 Names of Lord Vishnu (part-7)

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
Somapah One who takes Soma in the yajnas
Amritapah One who drinks the nectar
Somah One who as the moon nourishes plants
Purujit One who has conquered numerous enemies
Purusattamah The greatest of the great
Vinayah He who humiliates those who are unrighteous
Jayah The victorious
Satyasandhah Of truthful resolution
Daashaarhah One who was born in the Dasarha race
Saatvataam-patih The Lord of the Satvatas
Jeevah One who functions as the ksetrajna
Vinayitaa-saakshee The witness of modesty
Mukundah Of immeasurable prowess
Ambho-nidhir The substratum of the four types of beings
Anantaatmaa The infinite self
Mahodadhishayah One who rests on the great ocean
Antakah The death
Ajah Unborn
Mahaarhah One who deserves the highest worship
Svaabhaavyah Ever rooted in the nature of His own self
Jitaamitrah One who has conquered all enemies
Pramodanah Ever-blissful
Aanandah A mass of pure bliss
Nandanah One who makes others blissful
Nandah Free from all worldly pleasures
Satyadharmaa One who has in Himself all true dharmas
Trivikramah One who took three steps
Maharshih kapilaachaaryah He who incarnated as Kapila, the great sage
Kritajnah The knower of the creation
Medineepatih The Lord of the earth
Tripadah One who has taken three steps
Tridashaadhyaksho The Lord of the three states of consciousness
Mahaashringah Great-horned (Matsya)
Kritaantakrit Destroyer of the creation
Mahaavaraaho The great boar
Govindah One who is known through Vedanta
Sushenah He who has a charming army
Kanakaangadee Wearer of bright-as-gold armlets
Guhyo The mysterious
Gabheerah The unfathomable
Gahano Impenetrable
Guptah The well-concealed
Chakra-gadaadharah Bearer of the disc and mace
Vedhaah Creator of the universe
Svaangah One with well-proportioned limbs
Ajitah Vanquished by none
Krishnah Dark-complexioned
Dridhah The firm
Sankarshanochyutah He who absorbs the whole creation into His nature and never falls away from that nature
Varunah One who sets on the horizon (Sun)
Name Meaning
Vaarunah The son of Varuna (Vasistha or Agastya)
Vrikshah The tree
Pushkaraakshah Lotus eyed
Mahaamanaah Great-minded
Bhagavaan One who possesses six opulences
Bhagahaa One who destroys the six opulences during pralaya
Aanandee One who gives delight
Vanamaalee One who wears a garland of forest flowers
Halaayudhah One who has a plough as His weapon
Aadityah Son of Aditi
Jyotiraadityah The resplendence of the sun
Sahishnuh One who calmly endures duality
Gatisattamah The ultimate refuge for all devotees
Sudhanvaa One who has Shaarnga
Khanda-parashur One who holds an axe
Daarunah Merciless towards the unrighteous
Dravinapradah One who lavishly gives wealth
Divah-sprik Sky-reaching
Sarvadrik-vyaaso One who creates many men of wisdom
Vaachaspatir-ayonijah One who is the master of all vidyas and who is unborn through a womb
Trisaamaa One who is glorified by Devas, Vratas and Saamans
Saamagah The singer of the sama songs
Saama The Sama Veda
Nirvaanam All-bliss
Bheshajam Medicine
Bhishak Physician
Samnyaasa-krit Institutor of sannyasa
Samah Calm
Shaantah Peaceful within
Nishthaa Abode of all beings
Shaantih One whose very nature is peace
Paraayanam The way to liberation
Shubhaangah One who has the most beautiful form
Shaantidah Giver of peace
Shrashtaa Creator of all beings
Kumudah He who delights in the earth
Kuvaleshayah He who reclines in the waters
Gohitah One who does welfare for cows
Gopatih Husband of the earth
Goptaa Protector of the universe
Vrishabhaaksho One whose eyes rain fulfilment of desires
Vrishapriyah One who delights in dharma
Anivartee One who never retreats
Nivrittaatmaa One who is fully restrained from all sense indulgences
Samksheptaa The involver
Kshemakrit Doer of good
Shivah Auspiciousness
Shreevatsa-vakshaah One who has sreevatsa on His chest
Shrevaasah Abode of Sree
Shreepatih Lord of Laksmi