Shri Vishnu Mantra – Meaning and Benefits

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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.

Shri Vishnu Mantra

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


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

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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).

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