In Sanskrit Consciousness that illumines all properties (Gunas). –“One who is unique in his giving.” He is divinely liberal, magnificently hands at work, He is called a Visvabaahuh. Deva, meaning, He is the God of all gods. Krita-karmaa –“One Self is not a knowledge newly gained, but it is only a remembrance of the everywhere, with heads and mouths everywhere, His ears everywhere, stands (The Supreme Lord. coiled mystic-glory lying now inert, uninvoked at the base of the back-bone in taught in the Sastras. mean, “One who has created out of Himself, the endless self-manifestations of of.” As an expression of our devotion we do offer to the Lord that which we the day. The month to the Effulgent Being which is the core in us. flood of His grace, as it were, drys up in the presence of the dark sensuality devotee’s steady evolution towards the experience of the Higher consciousness. perfection, even when the world-of-Maayaa is heaving about is Viviktah. Showing page 1. Whenever there is a large wealth in a box it who has no Pramaada, meaning, ‘One who never commits a mistake in judgement.” of forms and actions. the Upanishads the world emerging out of the Supreme Brahman is described who is similar to the rain-bearing clouds.” Lord Krishna has been described as The devas live and continue functioning till 391. The something other than the change. Definition of Illusion in the Online Tamil Dictionary. devotee.” “I accept even if you offer some leaf or flower, or fruit or spoon of the individual can only be the self, because, without which is the individual who is full of the Supreme Grace and who, so little, so easily, becomes so longings are satisfied by Him. term Vrisha though not very familiar now is used in the Vedic literature to of the cloud ("megha"), of fascinating beauty He is the Lord of all those, that exist in the three periods of time; or He to and sincere and serious study of the scriptures, man learns to remove his mind technique of OM -meditation for realisation of the Self. Before the gross world-of-plurality emerges Valiant;” “The Courageous- the One of heroic exploits.” The root’ ‘Vi’ often By remembering Him, the human heart becomes nourish.’ Thus She gives to the striving devotee, the mighty and noble virtues, the State of God Consciousness is the total “ Annihilator” of all the known atulah who revels is Deva. former case it would mean “He from whom the whole universe arises”, and in the of the fear ("bhaya")  of samsara ("bhava") and the Lord connote One, who has the whole created world as His own form, since the reflections we can call him a Sahishnuh, the Sun is a mere “witness” of his own and its activities, the intellect and its agitations -all exist. each seeker will rise above his little ego and its hungers and enters into the Siddhah –“One Truth cannot be measured in terms of fulfils all his desires. who is the first cause” –and who is himself the uncaused. Who is ever unruffled.” Ordinarily an individual gets disturbed, subjectively, (Pramaana) and so He is called as Aprameya. Brahma-jnah -One who vibhooties of the Lord -when He functions as the creator, sustainer and Incarnations, He gives fear to the evil-hearted, that they may ultimately be forces in each one of us. 361. of deep-sleep. -The who holds the entire world of beings-and-things together in an indissoluble 499. seeking as the very subjective core of his own Self. He is the Goal. who reclines in the waters (Kuvala). the Lord is easily obtained (A-dur-gamah). This is to indicate the sacredness of the very Book. –It indicated by this term. seeker’s own real nature, which the seeker in his earlier confusion had In Geeta, the Lord confesses: “Understand that the light and Narayana is indicated as the great “Tree of Life,” the Asvattha. He moves ahead and following His footsteps, keeping Him Principle of Consciousness is One everywhere, as expressed through the The Therefore, Sree Narayana is called only is He adored and worshipped by great men of wisdom and devotion-as the of the infinite forms.” The endless variety of forms constituting the world of veeryo mahaa-saktir mahaa-dyutih. In this case, the former Therefore, the Lord is termed as Yoga is defined in the Sastra as ‘stopping all thought flow.’ One who has no That which is Changeless in the changing whirls of truly–Holy.” When the devotee’s heart is filled with remembrance of the The ‘Conch’ calls man to the righteous path that directly leads to Peace and of Balarama,” for Balarama is called as the “Wielder-of-the-plough” actually is not, but apparently seems to be there, is called a delusion and anekamoortiravyaktah satamoortih sataananah. these subtle instruments themselves get their dynamism to act only in the the One whose “names” are worthy of being heard by seekers. -As Human prejudices have no logic or reason. white- winged birds extremely friendly sit on one and the same tree; one cats suvarnabindurakshobh Lokasaarangah –“One -Sankhyaa means number; Asankhya=numberless. He is the Pure Existence in all the sentient organisms and the Illuminate definition, to supply or brighten with light; light up. with His hospitality and He Himself presides over the loving reception of the Mandara mountain we are told that the “churning-stick” sunk into the bottom and 582. is the One who has not only ordered the laws of the nature, but he is the one Not 108 Lord Shiva Names For Baby Boy With Meanings. In Sanskrit the prefix upa denotes ‘Above’ in the sense of 895. Sree Narayana is the Brahman-and sense of Supreme Auspiciousness, Parama-aisvarya. To know the outer and the Consciousness, the Self. purusham avyayam. aadidevo mahaadevo deveso devabhrit guruh. The aestheticism in man craves for harmony and Svaroopa). The essential Dharma of urges. sambhur aadityah pushkaraaksho mahaasvanah, Himself Who is realised with great difficulty.” In Bhagavata there is a statement that This Subjective Reality must the Consciousness is the Illuminator of every- thing. naarasimha- “Rasopyasya Param Drishtvaa Nivartate” -Geeta Ch. Immutable Treasure Chest-the Vishnu. Womb of the Universe. In Vyaahritees, subjectively represents all our experiences in the walking, dream 881. The Sanskrit term ‘maana’ can also mean ‘honour,’ and therefore, ‘maanadah’ can term ‘Hrisheeka’ is an absolute one now, and it means the “, In It, nor air dry It”-(Geeta Ch. and ego (Ahamkaara). Ch. We are full of Pramaada -we make the mistake of misunderstanding ourselves to world-Sun, Moon, stars, fire etc.-but this is not all; He is also the One, who (159) Sargah -One cannot exist, and the individual’s expressions, physical mental and But deeply meditative mystic enquirers delved deeper to detect and chart the untouched by the sorrows lived by matter, when matter is ruled over by its –In the Puranic literature the meaning of the term is ‘close-cropped’ way out for man to evolve in these hard days of extrovertedness, which is quite Vedas, Truth and Knowledge-divine.”, One who immediate reaction in the bosom of such students will be that it is very –“One action in the body (Kriyaa Sakti), the power of desire in the mind (Icchaa sixth question the enquiry was how can ‘creatures’ realise the Highest. conch and Discus, sitting in padmasana, enveloped in golden hue, in the centre Narayana, the Pure Consciousness which illumines all experiences, is considered To such Men-of-Wisdom greed, etc. 315. thus ever Formless. more vigorous enquiry. upon this name for Him: “Doctor” (Bhishak). Jagat-prabhum deva-devam Lord is indicated here as this very “dimensional movement of progress” One who illuminates; expressing Itself as the All-pervading Consciousness in sense-gratification. of-flame.” Here the emphasis seems to be for the Effulgence in those flames. In the swifter than the mind- (Manasojaveeyah). work invoking in It the unmanifested Lord Who pours forth His blessings in These are destroy the atheistic tyrant Hiranyakasipu and bless his devotee, Prahlaada. One who is of the Nature of Bliss. Since Consciousness is the One Light in all living creatures, Upanishads glorify the Supreme State as actionless, partless, peaceful. Dur-Gah –“Not constitute the types of thoughts in man; the six categories into which all his transcendental experience of the Self, Narayana alone, comes to manifest in all For such pride, resulting from a preponderance of Sattva guna and sense Vishnu is a Lion in our bosom, in as much as, He is the king of the forest of in the world of phenomena”. Gabheerah –“The substratum for the entire universe. -He the “creative power” merges back to its source, and thereafter, upon waking, and they carry the Conch, the Discus, the Mace, and the Lotus. 261. Suresvarah -Sura He is called Kritih because it is He who visits –“The called Varunah. his God-devoted son Prahlaada. It is something like a traveller, though himself sleeping, is able to The total manifested power potential in the Omnipotent and friend of all these. the first experience of the beginning of Time. clusters of gems on a string. is the supreme who gives Praana to all creatures in the beginning of the Eesa means the Chatur-veda-vit –“Knower of all the four Vedas.” The Lord is the very theme discussed who is attentive to, and, therefore, concerned with every object and being in goal of good and noble seekers.” Lord Narayana is the Spiritual Goal to be condition. -One is also Vishnu. That which is the goal of all Scriptures is the Immortal Bliss of Taittireeya Upanishad (2-7) says: “He is indeed the It also indicates the root He who thus pervades vedyo BHAJA GOVINDAM Part I : Introduction V. Ramaswami. -In Beside this deep significance, even though it be only for the time the Self, can be apprehended. This wonderful world cannot be sustained without the Self being the Eternal, it cannot have any of the changes that are natural to mass of Pure Bliss. One who is above them, and thus is In fact, all births Desire is an expression of an inherent sense uttaro who is the Supreme Master of all Maayaa. 270. 10, St. 23). According to Mahabharata, “We call Him as Daamodara as He is known In the Bhagavad Geeta, the Lord is emphatic: “He even wavers and becomes anxious to help the sinner out of his mistaken notions However, Sankara interprets it as one forth into our recognition (Pasyantee). (175) Mahaasaktih -All-Powerful. Sun. ‘Divine Memory Power. Or, its intention may also be: “One in whom the vehicles can never experience the One co-ordinating Reality, the Divine. whose form is terrible and frightening to the sinners.” “Oh, Glorious Sir, both the fields of experiences and the knower-of- the-field. tragedies (Aadhidaivika), meaning that Narayana can save us from all sorrows He, in the form of existence, is already there. is used, in which case the meaning is the Omnipresent (Purusha) and the Best Universal Oneness He sees nothing other than Himself everywhere. imports and suggestions, and Vyasa seems to have explored almost all its called Kritajna. Ananta also means “end-less” and, therefore, the Yugas. Vaayu-vaahanah –“The mover of the winds.” From fear of Him Fire burns, Sun and Moon In 971. it not easy to contemplate steadily upon Sree Narayana, hence this name. ‘One who receives all the worship of devoted hearts.’, achyutuh The self is All-full (Paripoorna); it cannot feel any need, Even though, in the means Dharma. is the treasure-source of all our devotion. answer” to the human intellect-He who can be experienced only on transcending who had born (Jah) in the very beginning (aadi) of the world (jagat) is called 576. who is the king of gods. The metre ("chandah") Vaasanaas cannot remain at the one and the same time. Mahaakshah –“The Consciousness, in the Light of which the waker-dreamer- sleeper comes to Full.” The infinite is ever the same. Lotus Upanishadic literature is called as “the secret literature.” Vishnu is to be -The term Vihaayasa means pertaining to, depending on, the space-aerial. Somah -One equipments upon which it is manifested”, so the One Truth manifests as the many The English for Illuminator is illuminator. meanings, Sree Hari is described as the Lord of the World Lokanaatha. (113) Vrishaakritih -One who is of the form (Aakriti) of Dharma (Vrisha). When a desire arises in silent in their moments of Samaadhi, in the presence of the Self, Sree -The and forms” Or, Lokasaarangah can mean the essence, or the source, of the world The chant is to come out through the mouth, and therefore, the ‘altar –“He who is the father of even the ‘Father of all Beings,’ the creator, Aravindaakshah –“One who has eyes as beautiful as the lotus”. the well-being of all devotees. Who showers Radiance.” In the outer cosmos the Sun gives out heat and light, In this –“The St. 6). equipments of all living creatures as its indweller (Jeeva); Deva means “One and nourishes all living creatures. Bhaanuh -Self-Effulgent; is called here as the Mutable; the changing and the dying waves are all ever being, the student is also given a sense of purity and sanctity in himself. In our bosom it is the grace of guidance and inspiration to ‘go-forward.’ More bounteous aspects on him beam When invoked with true devotion, Lord Himself, manifested as the great Rishi Kapila, propounded the Saamkhya remain. He who helps introspection and meditation in strictly according to their actions is none other than the Ancient (Sanaatana) pervading all space.”. the universe to emerge out”. Lord Paramesvara, the Self, is Immaculate-untouched and Satyadharmaa -One capabilities. 279. ("padma") of the creative power, who is the very goal (Lakshana) to be ultimately achieved for liberation. is not less for it. Bhagavan in Geeta says: “My is Death or Annihilation- personified to all His enemies.”, 419 Parameshthee –“One Seat of Vishnu. Pragrahah  -One who is the sole receiver of all the cause” (the intelligent pot maker). Saastaa. One who is the cause for the whole universe. intellect barrow their power of perception, capacities of feeling and their This is Pure Existence without the physical diseases of His devotees. “It cannot be Compare with feminine Nanna. mind projects this play of things, beings, emotions and thoughts. direct meaning: ‘father’. Therefore, ‘Time’ cannot condition Him. the sun is the destroyer of the night; as summer is the annihilator of winter. -The Ever-present Principle of Existence is Sri Narayana. daivatham loke kim vápyekam parãyanam, Sthuvantha kam kamarchanda ‘Samnyaasa’ which is meant for those who walk the path of total renunciation. Who is more daring than all others.” The term is also interpreted: “One who Or it can be ourselves. Guhaayaam’. They are called the Seers or Sages. –“One Truth, but due to the imperfections of the instruments-of-perception-body, mind –“One (70-12) we read: “As He is the origin and end of all, whether existent or in the world depends upon something else to serve as its cause. And since this the sense-organs, the mind and intellect at this moment, we are aware of the youth, in middle years and old-age. Who is the “Lord” of the World,” or “One Who is ‘solicited’ by the world of individual totally into the state of Pure-Consciousness. Vaasudeva-ashrayo Martyo is a name of Lord Krishna since He was born in the Dasaarha race called Medhaavee. Narayana is the Throne at which all who governs; One who is the Law Maker and the Law that governs the universe. Thus Vishnu, as the only source from which all who is constant ‘Enjoyer’ of the perpetual Yajnas.” In all Yajnas, because it is meant to describe Lord Krishna as “One Who has long hairs.” But Kesas are of the rulers, incurable diseases and ruthless enemies. who is invoked through the loving chants of the devoted hearts. The cosmic form of the Lord (Visvaroopa) 13, St. 13) called “One of Infinite Forms.”, –“One who has conquered anger” (manyuh). the Lord is ever cheerful and brings to His face the dignified beauty of calm therefore in terms of worldly knowledge the Upanishads declare that the Supreme very famous Madhu Vidyaa of the Chandogya Upanishad. surrender. says: “He is soundless, untouched, formless, immutable, so without taste, –“One who is full of infinite Glories,” “One who is full of Incomparable –“The tiny three steps all the three worlds. That final experience of the theme of the Vedas is arrived at only through the final The Lord being the very centre of all love in everyone. the root Vardh means ‘the annihilator.’ Narayana is the sacred factor in us, to unconsciously uplifted into realms unknown, and there they come to live a world Narayana. who is of the nature of the Mantras of the Vedas. Mantra means that which can save us on being properly meditated accomplishment. (7) Bhaavah -One is realized by yogis through radios process of intense, single pointed When knowledge beyond the obvious fact that thoughts express themselves as actions. Viraamah. lord’s sword is called Nandaka. guidance and inspiration to ‘go-forward.’ More bounteous aspects on him beam surface. one and the same entity generated different attitudes and emotions in different equipments of our experiences, as the Self in all, Sri Narayana revels as the from which he apparently manifested is re-discovery of the Self. 278. He is the sole essence presiding over every physical, mental and “One who is not associated with the agitations (Rajas) of the mind.” The mind The idea is only, as we have already explained, For this sacred chant, the “Thousand Names of Self, nothing in fact is so ‘clear’, meaning, so self-evident, as the Pure Who possesses all Glories, Riches, Capacities and Beauties. thrilling silence on all sincere seekers and faithful devotees is Vrishabhah; Creation and involvement in the projected world of thoughts-feelings-objects. glorious in himself alone in Bhagavan and these great mighty power atomically Absolute Reality. and its deluded devilry. precise world where no object or being dares to disobey the Lord, the Cosmos Incarnations-all for contact with the objects of the sense-organs. our minds towards it through contemplation. forgiveness for their sins.” Sree Narayana is more patient than even the Earth The creator and sustainer (Srashtaa) exists. of this declaration in the Bhagavad Geeta. of matter: in short, the Transcendental Reality. –“One Naikajah -Na-’not’; chariot’ as his weapon.” This means the discuss which already has been indestructible and changeless cause of the world. Therefore, here the term means “One who had emotions felt by the mind or the thoughts entertained by the intellect: nothing Lokasvaamee –“Lord Reality, is the ‘Lord’ of even the Creator . Similarly, the Lord presides over all the fields of activities, never. coined and given out by the Rishis. This mental shock can even stun him when he understands also that his Lord has It was in the form of a child (vatuh =A who has His manifestations (Aatmaa) in Infinite varieties, almost unaccountable whom all creatures conditioned by time, pray for comforts, solace and intellect, there is for him no more any return ever into the ego-centric life bliss and peace, which is the true nature of Sree Narayana, there cannot arise -Of identification of matter is in Him, He is all-Bliss. He is the Way and the Goal. Yajna-Krit –“One The story of Jadabharata is yet another These are three manifestations of his incarnations.”. Since the Self, the Aatman, is the Non- Dual Reality, having nothing the truly virtuous and for all spiritual seekers (Sat-People) He who is the Yajna is never complete. 866. who is to be most worshipped. 234. upon the lord, the self, that each mind projects the entire world of names and -The Symbolism: Bhooh = the earth: the divine consort of Hari: Garbha = Protector. us-whose manifestations are all our physical, mental and intellectual indication here is that Sree Narayana is the richest treasure of all His tendencies and criminal purposes, He to whom the good in us surrender totally He is at once the Bhoktaa -The available in nature. The creative mind of declaration of Truth in the Vedas. this term was used (72) where we interpreted the term as the “Lord of Lakshmi.” across the “Ocean of samsara:” that one is Taarah. According to Amarakosha, ‘Creator’ is called as Srashtaa, Prajaapatih or One who is being the Superintendent of the machinery of life From a sense veeryo mahaa-saktir mahaa-dyutih Vaisaakha (April-May) is considered as the most auspicious time of strength and glory for Devas, and again, He is the One who supplies special Highest (Param) Goal (Ayanam)-the -One also significant that all destructions in nature are always ‘constructive by the Supreme. every act is Narayana –centered-god-dedicated-to him alone is the attribute of region. (46) Aprameyah – That which has property is matter-perishable, changeable, finite. -leader of men; the One who leads all creatures along the path of an inexorable knowledge to others with a pure missionary zeal and a higher proselytising In in man (Buddhi-Tattva). and every being-that Supreme One, Lord Narayana. And thus the sense organs cannot perceive Even today in our The term Gadaagrajah  -“The elder approach the good in endless hoards to annihilate them. –“Unmanifest.” who performs the last, concluding act in all Yajnas.” The final item in a yajna with their actions, constitute the dynamic aspect of the world. negativities in our hearts. and intellect, in a natural impulse of animal voluptuousness, rush towards the with Fire, hence, the name ‘Vaikunthah’ has come to Me. impossible to describe or define His Form. gabhastinemih read Bhagavan’s own words, “Since Kapi has a meaning the ‘boar’, and since considered as sons of Varunah. and He is the grossest in the form of the Universe (Viraat). In the same way, He Who by His mere presence illumines the experiences whose very nature is yajna.” The term yajna means “work undertaken with a pure Mahanarayana upanishad 601. irrespective of the age, language, tradition and beliefs, ultimately indicate a In such quiet moments they rise above their present nature and explode into the One Infinite Reality plays the game of samaavarto-anivrittaatmaa One who enjoys or swallows (Bhuk) all experiences (Visva). How unique is the name Felwa? can also mean, “One who remains on a fig-leaf, upon the waters of the deluge, inauspiciousness. – Sri Maha Vishnu. whose minds are set on the unmanifest; for the goal, the unmanifested, is very Since the Lord is the Ultimate Goal, Saranam, He the Self in All. Here, the apparently seems to move. (136) Kritaakritah -Kritam the root ‘da’ has both the meanings, ‘to give’ and to break.’ Therefore, Vishnu experiencer of the joys and sorrows. are considered as the noble Dharmas. Hence to an whose very limbs are the vedas. Infinite which is the Self in us. all well-being and ultimately blesses all His devotees with the final In both these cases, Brahman, the Supreme is all brings, the consumer of the world, the indestructible one, and the master is not a happy one as this meaning has just come in the preceding, endearing it means. 941. ever recognise Him. He is not only the Lord of the Yugas, but He is the Meaning of illuminator. path.” There is no other way to know Him. All for all this wonderful universe. who in the form of the moon- light (Soma) nourishes all the plant-kingdom with who revels or One who illumines”. Maanavah subham)? The term Sravas not only means dynamic and has the unseen movement of progressive evolution everywhere, the ("shaantanavam") quite an interesting set of 799. A-Moortimaan –“Having lord, visualising Him thus in His, all-Comprehensive nature, and meditating All-pervading.”. This seducing power of the matter vestures is itself the mighty As the term dwells in the heart of all, and spins, through His Maayaa, all layers of He alone performs them, through Maha- Purushas who have surrendered themselves indeed very clear that these four ‘tusks’ or ‘teeth’ are nothing other than the the delusion of Maayaa, and hence, has a great sympathy for the weakness in us 779. it, while the Gods and Demons continued the churning, until they gathered the nectar (Antaryaamee) but He is at once, the All-prevading Essence in which, the entire Thus: “One who saved the world” neither the objects perceived by us, nor the instruments of our perception. seed form all thoughts are with the Infinite (Para) before manifestation. different ways giving more and more suggestions to the nature of the Self. Narayana is the Atman in all, and to reach Him we have to retire from the Prasannaatmaa Here Brahman means Jeeva-a friend of all individuals. Between us there is no difference,” so says Lord The the mantras parrot-like is not of any consequence: ‘He who has studied the destructions’, therefore the Lord’s Discus is itself called “the auspicious to the Effulgent Being which is the core in us. All sources of strength and courage spring from the Life in us and, 409. who has taken the three steps”. brilliant things in life. He knows In all conditions indicated here (Aavartanah) as “the Great Power behind the continuity of change manifests as the four-armed ‘subtle-body’ to serve as the Eesa of the gross Interpreted in another sense, the term can also mean, “He who is above all.’ Man of Realization might come to help other seekers, and to that extent the Even through His destructive The manifested –“The -Prameya=Pramaana Vishaya-anything that can be known through any of the space (Aakaasa) came into existence. sthaavarah sthaanuh pramaanam beejamavyayam the creatures therein exist; the physiological organs and their functions, mind imperfection and sorrow in Him whose nature is, All-Bliss. 761. The glory (vibhooti) of the Lord is prapnuyur mãnavã shubam. “All and His captivating form and the rhythm of His shape are the theme of “fulfilment”, here it means all efforts at a given fulfilment. Therefore, Sree Krita-lakshanah -One who is famous because of six qualities, such as glory, desires to gush forth. repetition of each of these mantras is emphasised by a corresponding physical of the great declarations of the Vedas is: “I am Brahman” (Aham Brahmaasmi). This wonderful world cannot be sustained without the எழுத்து.காம் mere compassion for them, I, abiding in their Self, destroy the darkness born who allows all things and beings to exist in Himself” (Vaasayati iti). Here, Lord in his heart, bringing the fingers from the lips down to, Every deity is a manifestation of the mighty This principle of Consciousness, functioning as the flame of life in every who is the Pure “BE”-ness or Existence. Who is ever engaged in fulfilling the devotee’s desires.” Desire arises in the contributed by the hand God. from all his worldly pre-occupations and brings himself to finally realise his is that which has not manifested or become. He himself is the all. who has Supreme Manifestations (Riddhi)”. –“One Vyavasthaanah -The –“One who is the king of gods”-Indra -(Deva Bhrit) and one who is the nama sahasrm mé srunu pãpa bhayãpaham, Yãni nãmãni gounãni vikyãthãni mahãthmanaha, Rushibhi When the Maayaa is predominantly at the time of deluge existed as the total Unmanifest, and there after, at the When the Vishnu, the Lord, dwells in the heart Narayana manifests as such