Monday, July 6, 2015

sloka on Sri Vishnu

मेघश्यामं पीतकौशेयवासं श्रीवत्साङ्कं कौस्तुभोद्भासिताङ्गम्
पुण्योपेतं पुण्डरीकायताक्षं विष्णुं वन्दे सर्वलोकैकनाथम्
Megha-Shyaamam Piita-Kausheya-Vaasam Shriivatsa-Angkam Kaustubho[a-U]dbhaasita-Anggam |
Punnyo[(a-U)]petam Punnddariika-[A]ayata-Akssam Vissnnum Vande Sarva-Lokai[a-E]ka-Naatham ||

Meaning:
1: (Salutations to Sri Vishnu) Who is Beautiful like the Dark Clouds, and Who is wearing Yellow Garments of Silk; Who has the mark of Srivatsa on His Chest; and Whose Body is Shining with the Radiance of the Kaushtubha Mani,
2: Whose Form is permeated with Holiness, and Whose Beautiful Eyes are extended like the Lotus Petals; We Salute Sri Vishnu Who is the One Lord of all the Lokas.


शान्ताकारं भुजगशयनं पद्मनाभं सुरेशं
विश्वाधारं गगनसदृशं मेघवर्ण शुभाङ्गम्
लक्ष्मीकान्तं कमलनयनं योगिभिर्ध्यानगम्यम्
वन्दे विष्णुं भवभयहरं सर्वलोकैकनाथम्
Shaanta-Aakaaram Bhujaga-Shayanam Padma-Naabham Sura-Iisham
Vishva-Aadhaaram Gagana-Sadrsham Megha-Varnna Shubha-Anggam|
Lakssmii-Kaantam Kamala-Nayanam Yogibhir-Dhyaana-Gamyam
Vande Vissnnum Bhava-Bhaya-Haram Sarva-Loka-Eka-Naatham ||


Meaning:
1: (Salutations to Sri Vishnu) Who has a Serene Appearance, Who Rests on a Serpent (Adisesha), Who has a Lotus on His Navel and Who is the Lord of the Devas,
2: Who Sustains the Universe, Who is Boundless and Infinite like the Sky, Whose Colour is like the Cloud (Bluish) and Who has a Beautiful and Auspicious Body,
3: Who is the Husband of Devi Lakshmi, Whose Eyes are like Lotus and Who is Attainable to the Yogis by Meditation,
4: Salutations to That Vishnu Who Removes the Fear of Worldly Existence and Who is the Lord of All the Lokas.




Pilgrimages of Sri Vishnu:


  • Divya Desams, Badarikashrama
  • Andhra Pradesh: Venkatachala
  • Gujarat: Shamlaji
  • Karnataka: Melkote, Srirangapatnam
  • Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram, Tripunithura Poornathrayeesa, Varkala Janardhanaswamy
  • Rajasthan: Charbhujaji
  • Uttarakhand: Badrinath


Divya Desams:
Andhra Pradesh: Thirupathi (Tirumala) - Thiru Singavel Kundram (Ahobilam)

Gujarat: Thiru Dwaraka (Dwaraka)

Kerala: Thiruvananthapuram - Thirupuliyoor - Thirucchenkundroor - Thiruvaaran Vilai (Aranmulla Temple) - Thiruvanvandoor - Thiruvalvaazh (Thiruvalla) - Thirukkadithaanam - Thirukkaatkarai - Thirumoozhikkalam - Thiruvithuvakkodu - Thiru Naavay

Tamil Nadu - Chennai side: Thiruvallikkeni - Thiruneermalai - Thiruvedanthai - Thiru Kadalmalai (Mahabalipuram) - Thiru Nindravoor (Thirunindravur) - Thiruevvuloor (Thiruvallur) - Thirukkatikai (Sholingur)

Tamil Nadu - Cuddalore side: Thiruchitrakootam (Chidambaram) - Thiruvaheendrapuram - Thirukkoviloor

Tamil Nadu - Kanchipuram side: Thirukkachchi - Thiru Ashtabhuyakaram - Thiru Vekka - Thiru Velukkai - Thiruthanka - Thirukkalvanoor - Thiru Ooragam - Thiru Neeeragam - Thiru Kaaragam - Thirukkaar Vaanam - Thiruparameshwara Vinnagaram - Thiru Pavala Vannan - Thiru Nilathingal Thundam - Thiruppadagam - Thiruputkuzhi

Tamil Nadu - Madurai side: Thirukkoodal - Thiru Moghur - Thirumaalirunsolai (Alagar Kovil) - Thirukkotiyoor - Thirumeyyam - Thiruppullanni (Ramanathapuram) - Thiruthankaal (Sivakasi) - Thiruvilliputtur (Srivilliputhur)

Tamil Nadu - Mayiladuthurai & Mayavaram side: Thiru Indhaloor - Thiruvazhunthoor - Thiru Sirupuliyar - Thirukkannapuram - Thiru Naagal - Thirukkannankudi - Thiru Thalaicchanga Naanmathiyam

Tamil Nadu - Seerkazhi side: Thirukaazhi Cheeraama Vinnagaram - Thiruvellakkulam (Annan Kovil) - Thiru Devanaar Thogai - Thiruvaali Thirunagari - Thiru Kavalampaadi - Thiru Manikkoodam - Thiru Paarthanpalli - Thiru Manimaada - Thiru Arimeya Vinnagaram - Thiru Thetri Aambalam - Thiru Sempon Sei - Thiru Vann Purushothamam - Thiru Vaikunda Vinnagaram

Tamil Nadu - Thanjavur & Kumbakonam side: Thiru Thanjaimaamani - Thirukkandiyur - Thirukkoodaloor - Thirukkavithalam (Kabisthalam) - Thiruppullam Boothankudi - Thiru Aadhanoor - Thirukkudanthai - Thiruvinnagar - Thirunarayoor (Nachiyar Koil) - Thiruccherai - Thirukkannamangai - Thirunandhipura Vinnagaram (Nathan Koil) - Thiruvelliyankudi

Tamil Nadu - Tiruchirapalli side: Thiruvarangam (Srirangam) - Thirukkozhi (Uraiyur) - Thirukkarambanoor - Thiruvellarai - Thiru Anbil - Thirupper Nagar

Tamil Nadu - Tirunelveli side: Thiruvaikuntham (Sri Vaikundam) - Thiruvaragunamangai - Thiruppulingadu - Thirukkulanthai - Thiruttholai Villimangalam (Twin Thirupathis) - Thirupperai - Thirukkoloor - Thirukkurugur (Alwar Thirunagiri) - Thiruvaramangai Vaanamaamalai (Nanguneri) - Thirukkurungudi - Thiruvanparisaaram (Nagercoil) - Thiru Vattaaru (Marthandam)

Uttar Pradesh: Thiru Ayodhi - Thiru Naimisaranyam - Thiruvaaipadi (Aayarpadi) - Thiru Vadamathura (Govardhanesan)

Uttarakhand: Thirukkandam (Devaprayag) - Thiruppirudhi (Joshimutt) - Thiruvadhari Ashramam (Badrinath)

Nepal: Thiru Salagramam (Mukthinath)

Celestial Abodes: Thiruppaarkadal (Vyugam) - Thirupparamapadham (Parathuvam)

Festivals of Sri Vishnu:
Ananta Chaturdasi - Vaikuntha Ekadasi