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1000 Names of Lord Vishnu (part-9)

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
Shoorasenah One who has heroic and valiant armies
Yadu-shresthah The best among the Yadava clan
Sannivaasah The abode of the good
Suyaamunah One who attended by the people who dwell on the banks of Yamuna
Bhootaavaaso The dwelling place of the elements
Vaasudevah One who envelops the world with Maya
Sarvaasunilayah The abode of all life energies
Analah One of unlimited wealth, power and glory
Darpahaa The destroyer of pride in evil-minded people
Darpadah One who creates pride, or an urge to be the best, among the righteous
Driptah One whio is drunk with Infinite bliss
Durdharah The object of contemplation
Athaaparaajitah The unvanquished
Vishvamoortih Of the form of the entire Universe
Mahaamortir The great form
Deeptamoortir Of resplendent form
A-moortirmaan Having no form
Anekamoortih Multi-formed
Avyaktah Unmanifeset
Shatamoortih Of many forms
Shataananah Many-faced
Ekah The one
Naikah The many
Savah The nature of the sacrifice
Kah One who is of the nature of bliss
Kim What (the one to be inquired into)
Yat Which
Tat That
Padam-anuttamam The unequalled state of perfection
Lokabandhur Friend of the world
Lokanaathah Lord of the world
Maadhavah Born in the family of Madhu
Bhaktavatsalah One who loves His devotees
Suvarna-varnah Golden-coloured
Hemaangah One who has limbs of gold
Varaangah With beautiful limbs
Chandanaangadee One who has attractive armlets
Veerahaa Destroyer of valiant heroes
Vishama Unequalled
Shoonyah The void
Ghritaaseeh One who has no need for good wishes
Acalah Non-moving
Chalah Moving
Amaanee Without false vanity
Maanadah One who causes, by His maya, false identification with the body
Maanyah One who is to be honoured
Lokasvaamee Lord of the universe
Trilokadhrik One who is the support of all the three worlds
Sumedhaa One who has pure intelligence
Medhajah Born out of sacrifices
Name Meaning
Dhanyah Fortunate
Satyamedhah One whose intelligence never fails
Dharaadharah The sole support of the earth
Tejovrisho One who showers radiance
Dyutidharah One who bears an effulgent form
Sarva-shastra-bhritaam-varah The best among those who wield weapons
Pragrahah Receiver of worship
Nigrahah The killer
Vyagrah One who is ever engaged in fulfilling the devotee's desires
Naikashringah One who has many horns
Gadaagrajah One who is invoked through mantra
Chaturmoortih Four-formed
Chaturbaahuh Four-handed
Chaturvyoohah One who expresses Himself as the dynamic centre in the four vyoohas
Chaturgatih The ultimate goal of all four varnas and asramas
Chaturaatmaa Clear-minded
Chaturbhaavas The source of the four
Chatur-vedavid Knower of all four vedas
Ekapaat One-footed (BG 10.42)
Samaavartah The efficient turner
Nivrittaatmaa One whose mind is turned away from sense indulgence
Durjayah The invincible
Duratikramah One who is difficult to be disobeyed
Durlabhah One who obtained with effort
Durgamah One who is realised with great effort
Durgah Not easy to storm into
Duraavaasah Not easy to lodge
Duraarihaa Slayer of the asuras
Shubhaangah One with enchanting limbs
Lokasaarangah One who understands the universe
Sutantuh Beautifully expanded
Tantu-vardhanah One who sustains the continuity of the drive for the family
Indrakarmaa One who always performs gloriously auspicious actions
Mahaakarmaa One who accomplishes great acts
Kritakarmaa One who has fulfilled his acts
Kritaagamah Author of the Vedas
Udbhavah The ultimate source
Sundarah Of unrivalled beauty
Sundah Of great mercy
Ratna-naabhah Of beautiful navel
Sulochanah One who has the most enchanting eyes
Arkah One who is in the form of the sun
Vaajasanah The giver of food
Shringee The horned one
Jayantah The conqueror of all enemies
Sarvavij-jayee One who is at once omniscient and victorious
Suvarna-binduh With limbs radiant like gold
Akshobhyah One who is ever unruffled
Sarva-vaageeshvareshvarah Lord of the Lord of speech
Mahaahradah One who is like a great refreshing swimming pool