Prayer To Vishnu

A prayer is a religious ritual usually addressed to a specific deity, for the purpose of worship or spiritual communion with that deity. Prayers may be directed towards a number of spiritual beings such as angels, saints, or divinities.

The prayer of Lord Vishnu is one of the most popular Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra. This Mantra is said to be very effective for all those suffering from terminal ailments. The power of this Mantra is so immense .It has cured several diseases, including cancer and others, in those who have recited it with faith. The importance and power carried by the prayer to Vishnu can be gauged by the life of our ancestor King Bharat.

The Hindu scriptures contain the ancient history of India, the last 5000 years before the present time. It is called the Vedas (Veda means knowledge in Sanskrit). There are four Vedas (Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda) dating back to 3000 BC, with a lot of old stories that have been molded into a collection of hymns and poems. These holy hymns are usually chanted during ceremonies such as prayers and functions that are related to Hindu religion.

Lord Vishnu, the embodiment of all souls, is merciful and omnipresent like the sky. This prayer is prayed to invoke his presence, asking him to maintain all living things on the planet with grace.

Prayer To Vishnu

I pray to Lord Vishnu, the one who has a calm attitude; the one who rests on the Shesh Nag; the one who has a navel like a lotus and who is Lord of all the Gods.

I pray to Lord Vishu, who holds the Universe, and who is as vast as the skies; the one whose complexion is like the clouds.

I pray to Lord Vishnu, the consort of Goddess Lakshmi; he has lotus-like eyes; he for whom the Yogis meditate.

I pray to Lord Vishnu, who eliminates fear and the one who is the leader of the Universe.

Prayer To Vishnu

Vishnu is the preserver who is responsible for the order and regularity of the worlds and the duties that ensure the orderly progression of the worlds and beings, their bondage and liberation. In the body and in Nature he repersents the binding, balancing and purifying quality of sattva. In the sky, as the Aditya, he represents the shining and heating power of the sun. His consort is Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and abundance. His name Vishnu may have been derived from the root words vishir (to pervade), vish (spread or enter), or vishli (surround). According to these intepretation, Vishnu means one or more of the following.

  1. The all pervading light (visir) in the space,
  2. He who spreads in all directions (visnati),  
  3. He who enters (visati) the worlds, our hearts and minds as the light
  4. He who surrounds (visli) us or the worlds with light.

Vis also means material objects. Therefore, Vishnu may also means he who removes or burns our attachments to material objects. As the light in the sky, Vishnu overcomes all darkness and prevails upon the worlds. The world is nourished and sustained by his effulgence. Of the four states, Vishnu as the preserver repersents the dream states (svapnavastha). The world in which we live is but the dream of Narayana only.

1. Mukti (Liberation) mantra:

This twelve letter mantra is also known as the liberation mantras as it is believed to relieve the person who is chanting this mantra from all the hardships of life.

“Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya”

Meaning: I bow to the Lord who lives in the hearts of all.

2. Shree Vishnu Mantra:

It is otherwise known as the shaanta-kaaram mantra. It is one of the most powerful mantra used to praise Lord Vishnu and his incarnations, which helped to restore peace and happiness.

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”

Meaning:
I sing praising the Lord Vishnu
Shaanta – He who has the peace
Kaaram- demeanor and visage
shayanam — He who sleeps and reposes
bhujaga– on the serpents
padma– He who has a lotus shaped
naabham– Navel
He who is the master and lord
Suresham– of all the gods

I pray to the Lord Vishnu.
dhaaram –He who holds the
vishwaa– universe in his hands.
sadrasham –He whose vision exceeds
gagana– beyond all the skies
varanam — He whose color and visage is
megha– changeable like the clouds
shubh– he who is filled with goodness
aangam– in every part of his body.

I sing praise to the Lord Vishnu.
kaantam — He who is the husband
lakshmi– of the goddess of wealth
He whose eyes (nayanam) are surreal
kamala– like a lotus flower
agamyam– he who yogis yearn to reach
dhyaana– through meditation

I sing praises (vande-) to the Lord Vishnu (-vishnum)
He who removes (-haram) all our fears (-bhaya)
bhava– due to our inborn nature
And he who is the master (-naatham) of the
entire (-sarva) universe and creation (-lokaika).

3. Narayana Mantra:

Simple, yet powerful mantra to please the preserver, Lord Vishnu.

“Om Namo Narayanaya

Meaning: I bow before the Almighty.

4. The Ultimate mantra:

This mantra depicts about the avatars of Lord Vishnu, He has taken to save the world from evils.

Om shreem krishnaya shreem
shreem shreem govindaya gopalaya goloka
sundaraya sathyaya nithyaya paramathmane paraya
vykhanasaya vyrajamoorthaye
meghathmane shreem narasimhavapushe namah

Chanting this mantra for 91 days ensures maximum protection for you.

5. Sloka on Sri Vishnu

“Kaayena Vaacaa Manase[a-I]ndriyairvaa
Buddhy[i]-Aatmanaa Vaa Prakrteh Svabhaavaat
Karomi Yad-Yat-Sakalam Parasmai
Naaraayannayeti Samarpayaami”

Meaning: Whatever actions I perform, by body, mind, senses or intellect. I surrender them at the feet of Sri Narayana.

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