[Advaita-l] Information on Vishnu Sahasranamam
z1e1b1r1a at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 26 01:47:55 CDT 2009
I would like any of the learned members to clarify the following:
Before reciting Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam, we begin:
" Sri Veda VyasO Bhagavan Rishi, Anushtub chanda: Sri Mahavishnu Paramaathmaa Sriman NaarayaNo devata…."
I understand the chandas metre to be of 32 letters. Which sloka has 32 letters in VS? Is it dhyana sloka or any other sloka/mantra in VS?
There are many slokas of different letter-counts. Do they also belong to Anushtub chandas?
I learnt on the net that anushtub chandas (32 letters) is used for narration and thrishtub (44 letters) is used for praise/to express the song of devotion etc. Is the information correct?
Are all sahasranamams composed in Anushtub chandas?
Thanks in advance for any information
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