All Pervading Sri Vishnu


Startingwith Sri.Vishnu Mantra

shaanta-kaaram bhujaga-shayanam padma-naabham suresham
vishwa-dhaaram gagana-sadrisham megha-varanam shubhaangam.
lakshmi-kaantam kamala-nayanam yogi-bhi-dhyaana-agamyam
vande vishnum bhava-bhaya-haram sarva-lokaika-naatham.

This Vishnu Mantra summarizes the attribute of Sri.MahaVishnu

Meaning:
I sing praise to Lord Vishnu.
He who has the peaceful (shaanta-)
demeanor and visage (-kaaram).

He who sleeps and reposes (-shayanam)
on the serpents (bhujaga-).

He who has a lotus shaped (padma-) navel (-naabham).

He who is the master and lord
of all the gods (suresham).

I pray to the Lord Vishnu.

He who holds (-dhaaram) the
universe (vishwaa-) in his hands.

He whose vision (-sadrasham) exceeds
beyond all the skies (gagana-).

He whose color and visage (-varanam) is
changeable like the clouds (megha-).

And he who is filled with goodness (shubh-)
in every part (-aangam) of his body.

I sing praise to the Lord Vishnu.

He who is the husband (-kaantam)
of the goddess of wealth (-lakshmi).

He whose eyes (-nayanam) are surreal
like a lotus flower (kamala-).

And he who yogis yearn to reach (-agamyam)
through meditation (-dhyaana).

I sing praises (vande-) to the Lord Vishnu (-vishnum).

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He who removes (-haram) all our fears (-bhaya)
due to our inborn nature (-bhava).

And he who is the master (-naatham) of the
entire (-sarva) universe and creation (-lokaika).


The Vedic Sri Vishnu is believed to be a personification of the sun, Aditya. Inthis aspect he traverses the universe and pervades all. In yet another branchof religious literature, Narayana is the cosmic Purusha, in whose model theuniverse has been created, who is synonymous with sacrifice.

The root of his name, vish, means ‘to pervade’, and he is regarded as theall-pervading presence, whose power has been manifested to the world in avariety of forms called avataras, or ‘descents’, in which a part of his divineessence was incarnated in a human or supernatural form.

The VishnuSahasranama declares Vishnu as Paramatma (supreme soul) andParameshwara (supreme God).

In the Puranas, Vishnu is described as having the divine color of clouds(dark-blue), four-armed, holding a lotus, mace, conch and chakra (wheel).Vishnu is also described in the Bhagavad Gita ashaving a 'Universal Form' (Vishvarupa) which is beyond the ordinary limits ofhuman perception.

In Vishnu Sahasranamam, Vishnu as "Sahasrakoti Yuga Dharine", whichmeans He takes incarnations in all Yugas in cosmic scales. The Bhagavad Gitamentions their purpose as being to rejuvenate Dharma.

Vishnu is the only Bhagavan (whichin Sanskrit means "possessing bhāga Divine Glory"), as declared inthe Bhagavata 1.2.11 in the verse: "vadanti tat tattva-vidas tattvam yajjnanam advayam brahmeti paramatmeti bhagavan iti sabdyate". The meaning ofthe verse is as follows: "Learned transcendentalists who know the AbsoluteTruth call this nondual substance Brahman, Paramatma and Bhagavan.

In the VishnuPurana (6.5.79) the personality named Parashara Rishi defines sixbhagas as follows:

Sri Vishnu possesses six such divine glories, namely,

* Jñāna Omniscient; defined as the power to know about all beingssimultaneously;

* Aishvarya Sovereignty,which persist in unchallenged rule over all;

* Shakti Energy,or power, which is the capacity to make the impossible possible;

* Bala Strength, which is the capacity to support everything by his will andwithout any fatigue;

* Virya Vigour, or valour which indicates the power to retain immateriality asthe Supreme Spirit or Being in spite of being the material cause ofmutable creations;

* Tèjas Resplendent, or Splendour, which expresses his self-sufficiency and thecapacity to overpower everything by his spiritual effulgence.


However, the actual number of auspicious qualities of Vishnu is countless, withthe above-mentioned six qualities being the most important.


Sri Vishnu’s Attributes ( although countless and no one can explain )

According to various Purana, Vishnu is the ultimate omnipresent reality, isshapeless and omnipresent. However, a strict iconography governs hisrepresentation, whether in pictures, icons, or idols:

•He is to be depicted as a four-armed male-form: The four arms indicate hisall-powerful and all-pervasive nature.

•A conch shell or Shankha, named "Panchajanya", held by the upperleft hand, which represents Vishnu's power to create and maintain the universe.

•The chakra, a sharp-spinning discus-like weapon, named "Sudarshana",held by the upper right hand, which symbolizes the purified spiritualized mind.

•A mace or Gada, named "Kaumodaki", held by the lower left hand,symbolizes Vishnu's divine power is the source all spiritual, mental andphysical strength.

•A lotus flower or Padma, held by the lower right hand, represents spiritualliberation, Divine perfection, purity and the unfolding of Spiritualconsciousness within the individual.



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( NO ONE CAN EXPLAIN ABOUT SRI VISHNU, with our Limited Knowledge on Him )

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