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Vishnu Sahasranama Dhyana sloka?

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by Shrew, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Shrew

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    I have for the Vishnu Sahasranama this (rather long) Dhyana sloka:

    But on web I always find a Dhyana sloka that starts with 'shuklam'.




    I'm confused, what is the correct Dhyana sloka for Vishnu Sahasranama?
     
  2. Jainarayan

    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Starts with this?

    oṁ śuklāmbaradharam vishṇum
    śaśivarṇaṁ chaturbhujam
    prasanna vadanaṁ dhyāyet
    sarva vighnopaśāntaye

    It is invoking Lord Ganesha at the beginning of the Sahasranāma. "Brightly dressed and all-pervading, with four arms and a pleasant face, on whom I meditate and ask that you remove all obstacles" (very loose translation).

    I use this at the beginning of my puja and when going out.

    As to what is correct, I'd venture that there are a couple of versions.
     
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  3. Shrew

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    Thank you so much, this ends my confusion. :)
     
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    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Kewl, I'm glad I helped. :)
     
  5. Aupmanyav

    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    "śuklāmbaradharam": clad with white upper wear (though normally Lord Vishnu will wear yellow - pitambar) :confused:

    So, "Dressed in white, shining like moon, pervading everything, with four arms and a pleasant face, on whom I meditate and ask that you remove all obstacles"

    If not correct, valued members are welcome to correct it.
     
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