Sri Vishnu Sahasranama – Part 2 & Sri Vadhiraja’s dharshan at Vishnu Paadha

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama – Part 2 & Sri Vadhiraja’s dharshan at Vishnu Paadha

“Vyasaaya Bhavanaasaaya Srishaaya Gunarashaye | Hrdyaya Shudhavidhyaya Madhvayacha Namo Namaha” Namaskara to Lord Sri Veda vyasa(Sriman Narayana), husband of Mahalakshmi who is filled with infinite auspicious qualities. Namaskara to beautiful saint who has full of knowledge,who has all the lakshanas in full none other than Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya — Sri Vadiraja Tirtha in his magnum opus work “Yukthi Mallika”

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama – meaning of Second name “Vishnu”

Background of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama:

Sri Bhagavad Gita and Sahasranama are gems of greatest epic Sri Mahabharatha. Sahasranama was told by Sri Bheeshmaacharya to Dharmaraja. When Dharmaraja asked Sri Bheeshmaacharya about which is the biggest Dharma, Acharya replied that meditating and reciting all 1000 names of Lord is considered to be the biggest Dharma. such is the greatness of Sahasranama. and thus he was able to explain each name of Lord in 107 slokas which cover 1000 holy names of Lord with meaning.

Before reading this Part2, I would request you to go through Part1 from here 

Bheesma Astami:

Sri Bheeshma Acharya is one of the greatest Haribhaktha, and author of holy grantha Sri Sri Vishnu Sahasranama, he  attained the holy feet of Lord Sri Harih today[17th Feb 2024], which is observed during Magha Shukla Ashtami, the eighth day of the fortnight of the month of Magha called Bhishma Ashtami. Let us meditate the greatest Guru Sri Bheeshma before proceeding further to this article.

Importance of this article:

This article is going to be unique, we are going to see the greatness of the holy name “Vishnu” along with Sri Vadhiraja Gurus yathra to Vishnu Padha temple. We are going to enjoy the essence of sweet name of Lord, along with sugar(Guru Vadhiraja) adding to the taste. Yes, we are gifted to read both in the same article today.

Name 2 ~ Om Vishnavae Nama Om

Vishnu, he is the one who measured the entire Universe, he is the one who is the shelter for all his creations. He is called by the holy name as he is the one who cannot be fully known by anyone, including Mahalakshmi. 

Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya beautifully quotes the reference from Skanda purana that he is the one who is Supreme in the past, present and in the future, and all souls take the shelter of him, and none really have the capacity of him at any time. Lord himself says the same in Srimadh Bhagavad Gita in Chapter 12 – 7, I will lift the those from Samsara and bestow Moksha for those who keep mind in me!! Of course, other than him none can remove our Samsara bandha(cycle of birth and death)

Kanaka Dasaru in his holy work, Hari bhakthi saara, mentions that from the punishment of Yama it can be one and only Vishnu, who can safeguard from the clutches of Yama. It could be neither chaturmukha brahma nor Rudra deva but only Lord Sri Vishnu can save us!

For all the Souls, it is Mukyaprana(Vayu), who controls all the senses, who is important more than anything else for a Human body. For any jeeva Mukyaprana’s blessings is essential and hence he is rightly called Jeevothma. If he goes out we call them as dead, but even for him his dear is Lord Sri Vishnu. This has been quoted in Vishnu Rahasya purana adhyaya 18.

Sri Vadhiraja’s dharshan at Vishnu Paadha

Sri Vaadhiraja Swami was born in Kumbhasi, Kundaapura in the year 1480, the land of Lord Sri Parashuraama, Sri Vaadhiraja lived 120 years happily and he devoted every second in Lords seva only. He was an poet, scholar, writer, gyani, social reformist, protector of santana dharma. To know more about the greatest saint click here

After having dharshan of Lord Sri Rama at Ayodhya, Saint Shri Vadhiraja Swamy prays Lord Vishnu at Vishnu Paadha(Gaya shetra)

Gaya shetra is auspicious due to presence of Vishnu paadha(feet), there is no other demi-gods feet which has a temple in our India. Why is it so? Rajaru adds saying, whatever pious activity is done in this place becomes auspicious. Having dharshan of Lords feet makes one to enjoy moksha. There is no iota of doubt in that. 

About Vishnu Paadha from Skanda Purana: 

Mantralaya mahaprabhu‘s avatara Prahlada maharaja mentions the importance of Lords feet at Vishnu pada from Skanda purana. He says be mere sight of Lords feet yields the fruit of having a holy bath in river Ganga. Pitrus(forefathers) lineages go to abode of vaikunta if a man goes to Vishnu pada and do sraddha at this holy place.

Read more:

  • All other articles about Saint Sri Vadiraja Tirtha: Click here

Sri Krishnaarpanamasthu

Venkatesh Rajendran

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