Sri Vishnu Sahasranama
By Vamsidhari Das
No. Of Sessions
Sessions per week
None-Open for all.
None-Open for all.
Schedule of Classes
06:00 pm to 07:00 pm ISTRegular classes on
Mon to Fri
About the Teacher
About the Teacher
Vamsidhari Dasa Disciple of HH Bhakti Vikasa Swami, initiated in 2007, second initiated in 2010. From Salem, completed Engineering in Information Technology, Masters in Sanskrit, studied Bhagavata sastri under HG Gopipranadhana prabhu at Govardhan. Served in many temples as cook, book distribution leader, college preacher, temple incharge, corporate preaching, online training on various sastras in Tamil, English and Telugu. Currently serving in ISKCON Thiruppalai madurai Tamil Nadu.
Sri Visnu Sahasranama, most delicious, focused, exclusive description of Lord’s qualities in one scripture. No tinge of Karma, jnana, yoga in this, it speaks about Lord’s mahatmya and yadatmya only. Complete nectar from the beginning till end. At least once in this lifetime we should hear this sastra to relish Lord completely.
We will learn Sri Visnu Sahasranama (1000 names of Lord), with the help of three acaryas, namely Sri Parasara Bhattar’s bhasyam called “Bhagavat Guna Dharpanam”, Srila Visvanatha Chakravathy Thakura commentary, Adi Sankaracarya and few other Srivaisnava & Madhva commentaries. Each name describes Lord’s qualities, pastimes, form, glories and lessons for us to learn.
We can relish Lord in 1000 different ways to immerse our mind in His thoughts. It’s very helpful for us to meditate on Lord’s quality, to preach and discuss His qualities with others. It is very much relevant to our Nama sankirtana movement.
In Sri Mahabharata, Sri Bhismadeva at his death bed glorifies Lord with complete devotion and brings out the essence of the Vedic conclusions. This sastra has 6 invocation slokas, 16 introductory slokas, 8 dhyana slokas, 108 slokas consisting of 1000 names of Lord & 32 slokas of Phalasruti with total of 170 slokas.
Course Materials: E-book of Visnu Sahasranama
Target Audience: Open for one and all.
Assessment Plan: MCQ test after discussing every 100 names.
Course Requirement: None.
What will students gain from this course?
1. Many unknown beautiful meanings of the Lord's names.
2. Will immerse our hearts in Hari nama sankirtana.
3. From creation to Krishna’s manifest pastimes everything is covered in this sastra, so it’s like a complete pradaksina of Lord’s qualities.
Why should one attend this course?
1. Nama Sankirtana is the ultimate path and goal so this is sankirtana sung by Bhismadeva, means we are participating in nama sankirtana done by Bhismadeva.
2. It has even attracted Sripada Adisankara, why not Vaisnavas who are supposed to be attracted with Lord’s qualities.
What problems of the students are we solving through the course?
1. Mind gets fully hunted by krishna-graha (krsna-graha-grhitatma na veda jagad idrsam).
2. vismartum naiva saknumah, can’t forget Him.
3. yo vetti tattvatah, punar janma naiti mam eti, no more birth and death
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