Thursday, July 16, 2015

Know Your Slokam from Vishnu Sahasranama Sthothram:






Every person has a Slokam from Vishnu Sahasranama Sthothram, based on his or her birth star and paadam. On chanting that Slokam everyday, the perosn attains spiritual and material benefits. To know what is your Slokam you have to follow the method explained here:

In Vishnu Sahasranama Sthothram, there are 108 slokas. Totally there are 27 stars, list of which is given below. Each star or nakshatram has 4 paadas. Each person is born in one of the paadas. Therefore totally there are 108 paadas, in one-to-one correspondence with the 108 slokas of Vishnu Sahasranaama Sthothram. Your slokam is that which corresponds to the serial number of paadam in which you are born. For example, if your star is Rohini, paadam is 3rd, your slokam no. = Ashwini 4 +Bharani 4 + Kruttika 4 + Rohini 3 = 15th slokam of Vishnu Sahasranaama Sthothram, which is "Lokaadhyakshassuraadhyaksho..."

This is the list of nakshathras and the sets of slokam numbers for each star:

1) Ashwini - 1-4

2) Bharani - 5-8

3) Kruttika - 9-12

4) Rohini - 13-16

5) Mrugasira - 17-20

6) Ardra - 21-24

7) Punarvasu - 25-28

8) Pushyami - 29-32

9) Aaslesha - 33-36

10) Magha - 37-40

11) Purva Phalguni - 41-44

12) Uttara Phalguni - 45-48

13) Hasta - 49-52

14) Chitra - 53-56

15) Swati - 57-60

16) Vishakha - 61-64

17) Anuradha - 65-68

18) Jyeshttha - 69-72

19) Moola -73-76

20) Purva Ashaadha - 77-80

21) Uttara Ashaadha - 81-84

22) Sravanam 85-88

23) Dhanishttha - 89-92

24) Shathabhisham - 93-96

25) Purva Bhaadrapada - 97-100

26) Uttara Bhaadrapada - 101-104

27) Revati - 105-108

Vishnu Sahasranaama Sthothram has the power to activate Sahasraara Chakra, cause Atmajnaana and Brahmajnaana. To attain Moksha, one's Sahasraara Chakra must be fully opened. Daily concentrated reading of VSS will activate the Kundalini and other Chakras too. VSS contains the 1008 names of the Bhagawan. It was compiled by Sage Veda Vyaasa, and is a part of Mahaabhaaratam. In Mahaabhaaratam, it is told by Bheeshma on his 'ampasayya' to Yudhishtthira (Dharma Raaja) who wanted to know what is the way to attain Moksha..., who asks "ko dharmassarvadharmaanaam bhavatah pramo mataha, kim japan muchyate jantur janmasamsaarabandhanaat ," meaning, which is the greatest dharma and by chanting what do we attain Moksha. Bheeshma chants the VSS to Pandavaas who were present before him at that time.

Mahaabhaaratam has got immense sanctity, only because of two holy things forming part of it: The Bhagawad Gita and The Vishnu Sahasranaama Sthothram.


Vishnu Sahasranamam - For beginners


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