[Advaita-l] Information on Vishnu Sahasranamam
srirudra at vsnl.com
Wed Aug 26 15:10:04 CDT 2009
The Vishnu Sahasranamam is set on anushtup chandhas-that is after each 8
letters another set of eight letters will follow which will enable us do the
padhaschedam properly -this is my understanding.But differences do exist in
segregating the namas by Sri Sankara,Sri Ramanuja and Sri
Madhwa.But they are all unanimous in the total number of namas as thousand
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> 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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