The Amazing Potency of Vishnu Sahasranama

  • By B.V. Eshwaran
  • November 19 2019


“In spiritual Sadhana, Vishnu Sahasranama (VS) stands next only to Sandhya or Gayatri worship. As readers may know, VS occurs in the Mahabharata, which has yielded the treasures of both the Bhagavad Gita and VS.”

“VS contains epithets repeating the noble concepts of the Supreme Being as given in the Upanishads, the Samhitas and the Brahmanas of the Vedas.”

“In fact, group chant brings into vivid effect the mantras in VS that proclaim universal benefit, such as Svastidah svastikrut swasti svastibhuk svastidakshinah, (901-905), meaning the Lord is the promoter of well-being as well as the enjoyer of well-being.”

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This article was first published in the December 2014 issue of Tattvaloka, the Splendour of Truth. Tattvaloka is published under the aegis of the illustrious 9th century Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetham, and the Jagadguru Sri Sankaracharya of Sringeri. This article is courtesy and copyright Tattvaloka ( You can subscribe online at . Cost is Rs 496/ for one year (12 monthly issues) print, Rs 1,390 for three years, Rs 11,900 for Lifetime subscription.


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