Puranas are an actual treasure – home of the traditional knowledge of the sages. They’re everlasting and legitimate forever. It’s mentioned that there are eighteen Mahapuranas comprising greater than 4 lakhs of slokas. Some students opine that the eighteen Puranas characterize the completely different limbs of Lord Hari (Vishnu) — *vishnuh puraanaavayavo harih*.
*The Brahma Purana* represents the pinnacle of Vishnu (moordhni),
*The Padma Purana* the center (hridaya),
*The Vishnu Purana*, the appropriate arm (dakshina baahu),
*The Siva Purana*, the left arm (vaama baahu),
*The Bhagavata Purana*, the thigh (ooru),
*The Naaradiya Purana*, the navel (naabhi),
*The Markandeya Purana*, the appropriate foot (dakshinaanghri ),
*The Agni Purana*, the left foot (vaamaanghri),
*The Bhavishya Purana*, the appropriate knee (dakshina jaanu),
*The Brahmavaivarta Purana*, the left knee (vaama jaanu),
*The Linga Purana*, the appropriate ankle (dakshina gulphaka),
*The Varaha Purana*, the left ankle (vaama gulphaka),
*The Skanda Purana*, hair (lomaani),
*The Vamana Purana*, the pores and skin (tvak),
*The Kurma Purana*, again (prishtha),
*The Matsya Purana*, fats (medas),
*The Garuda Purana*, the marrow (majjaa) and
*The Brahmanda Purana*, the bones.
On this age of Kali, with the ills of worldly existence, the one solution to receive peace of thoughts on this world and hope for salvation after dying is by reciting the wonderful names of the Lord (naama sankeertana). On this class falls the favored Vishnusahasranama, which Bhishmacharya addressed to Yudhishthira within the speedy presence of Lord Krishna, within the Anusaasana parva of the Mahabharata. Yudhishthira enquires of Bhishmacharaya as to how a person is relieved of this bondage of start and transmigration. To this, Bhishmacharya spells out the divine and potent thousand Names of the Lord, and reciting them is the positive solution to salvation.
Nevertheless there’s one other Vishnusahasranama within the *Uttarakhanda of the Padma Purana* the place Siva enlightens Parvati on the remedy to all ills which is the recitation of the thousand Names of the Lord. It has the identical import as the previous Vishnusahasranama, the greatness and glory of Lord Vishnu. The sages and Suta focus on the origin of Sri Vishnusahasranama in Padma purana. As soon as, sage Narada, whereas roaming the three worlds, went to Mandara Mountain to ask Siva concerning the secret that rids a person of all ills. Siva then recounts his dialogue with Parvati, when the latter needed to know the key of Siva’s greatness and the way she might additionally change into matchless like him. It was then that Siva revealed the key and spelt out the thousand names of Vishnu, by reciting which one attains all glory and is thus free from distress.
There’s additionally one other *Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram from Skanda Puranam*, Avanti Khanda, Chapter 74 (as a part of Vamana Kunda Mahima).
Although it is a very uncommon one, trying on the Phalashruti one can perceive that that is no much less in significance and efficacy to that of the generally used Vishnu Sahasranama from Mahabharata. The Sahasranama additionally offers a particular prescription for immense advantages – to chant this 100 occasions in holy locations like Badarikashrama, Dwaraka, Ujjan (Mahakaleshwar), and so forth.
One other variations of Vishnu sahasranama can also be mentioned to be present in *Matsya purana and Garuda Purana*.
The identical goes for *Lakshmi Sahasranama* too. There are a minimum of four Lakshmi Sahasranamas.
They’re from Padma Purana, Brahma Purana, Brahmanda purana and Skanda purana.
We’re going to consider LAKSHMI SAHASRANAMAM from SKANDA PURANA.
Please be told that I observe the script from sanskritdocuments.org and chant utilizing sanskrit textual content. The hyperlink is as under.