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Vishnu Sahasranama | Nyāsa & Dhyāna

Nyāsa

asya śrīviṣṇu divya sahasranāma stotra mahāmantrasya
touch the forehead

śrī veda-vyāso bhagavān ṛṣiḥ
anuṣṭup chandaḥ

touch the mouth

śrīkṛṣṇaḥ paramātmā śrīman nārāyaṇo devatā
touch the heart

amṛtāṃ śudbhavo bhānuriti bījam
touch the navel

devakīnandanaḥ sraṣṭeti śaktiḥ
touch the genitals

udbhavaḥ kṣobhaṇo deva iti paramo mantraḥ
touch the mouth

śaṅkhabhṛn nandakī cakrīti kīlakam
touch the ankles

śārṅgadhanvā gadādhara ityastram
clap the hands

rathāṅgapāṇir akṣobhya iti netram
touch the forehead with the thumb

trisāmā sāmagaḥ sāmeti kavacam
touch the shoulders

ānandaṃ parabrahmeti yoniḥ
touch the genitals

ṛtu sudarśanaḥ kāla iti digbandhaḥ
snap the fingers and encircle the head

Śrī viśvarūpa iti dhyānam
join the palms

śrīman nārāyāṇa kaiṅkarya rūpaṃ jape viniyogaḥ
rotate the joined palms inward

Dhyānam

1.

kṣīrodanvat pradeśe śucimaṇi vilasatsaikate mauktikānāṃ
 mālā-klraptāsana-sthaḥ sphaṭika-maṇi nibhair mauktikair maṇḍitāṅgaḥ
śubhrair-abhrair upari viracitaiḥ mukti pīyūṣa varṣaiḥ
 nandī naḥ punīyādari nalina gadā śaṅkhapāṇir mukundaḥ ||

Let that Mukuṇḍa makes us all holy,
Who wears all over his body
Pearls made of sphaṭikam,
Who sits on the throne of garland of pearls ,
Located in the sand of precious stones,
By the side of the sea of milk,
Who gets happy of the white cloud,
Sprayed of drops of nectar,
And who has the mace , the wheel and the lotus in His hands.

2.

bhūḥ pādau yasya nābhir viyadasur anilaś candra sūryoca netre
karṇāvāśāḥ śiro dyaur mukham api dahano yasya vāsteyamabdhiḥ |
antasthaṃ yasya viśvaṃ suranara khaga go bhogi gandharva daityaiḥ
citraṃ ram ram yate taṃ tribhuvana vapuṣaṃ viṣṇum īśaṃ namāmi ||

[oṃ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya]

I bow before that God, Vishnu
Who is the lord of three worlds,
Who has earth as his feet,
Who has air as his soul,
Who has sky as his belly,
Who has moon and sun as eyes,
Who has the four directions as ears,
Who has the land of gods as head,
Who has fire as his mouth,
Who has sea as his stomach,
And in whose belly play and enjoy,
Gods, men birds, animals,
Serpent men, Gandharvas and Asuras.

3.

śāntākāraṃ bhujagaśayanaṃ padmanābhaṃ sureśaṃ
viśvādhāraṃ gaganasadṛśaṃ meghavarṇaṃ śubhāṅgam |
laksmīkāntaṃ kamalanayanaṃ yogibhirdhyānagamyaṃ
vande viṣṇuṃ bhava-bhaya-haraṃ sarva-lokaikanātham ||

I bow before the God Vishnu,
Who is personification of peace,
Who sleeps on his folded arms,
Who has a lotus on his belly,
Who is the God of gods,
Who is the basis of earth,
Who is similar to the sky,
Who is of the colour of the cloud,
Who has beautiful limbs,
Who is the consort of Lakshmi,
Who has lotus like eyes,
Who is seen by saints through thought,
Who kills all worries and fears,
And who is the lord of all the worlds.

4.

meghaśyāmaṃ pītakauśeyavāsaṃ śrīvatsāṃkaṃ kaustubhod bhāsitāṅgam
puṇyopetaṃ puṇḍarīkāyatākṣaṃ viṣṇuṃ vande sarvalokaika nātham ||

I bow before that God Vishnu,
Who is the lord of all the universe,
Who is black like a cloud,
Who wears yellow silks,
Who has the Śrīvatsa on him,
Whose limbs shine because of Kaustubha,
Who has eyes like an open lotus,
And who is surrounded by the blessed always.

5.

saśaṅkha-cakraṃ sakirīṭa-kuṇḍalaṃ sapīta-vastraṃ sarasīruhekṣaṇam |
sahāra-vakṣaḥ-sthala kaustubha-śriyaṃ namāmi viṣṇuṃ śirasā catur-bhujam ||

I bow before the God Vishnu,
Who has four arms,
Who has a conch and wheel in his hands,
Who wears a crown and ear globes,
Who wears yellow silks,
Who has lotus like eyes,
Who shines because of Kaustubha ,
Worn in his garlanded chest.