Lord Vishnu is an important Hindu deity also known as the ‘Preserver of the Universe’. Apart from being a part of the Hindu Trinity, He is majorly worshipped by the Vaishnavas. Vishnu Sahasranama puja comprises of reciting the thousand names of Lord Vishnu. There is a deeper meaning attached to each of the 1000 names of Vishnu.
Importance and Significance of Vishnu Sahasranama Puja
Vishnu Sahasranama is a part of the great Hindu epic Mahabharata. It is one of the most powerful prayers of Lord Vishnu. It is known to bestow prominence, affluence, success, happiness, as well as wisdom. It takes away suffering and leads us to a path of salvation. Different Pujas are performed for different purposes. The main purpose of Vishnu Sahasranama chanting is believed to clear the mind and keep it calm. When you have a calm mind you are free from delusions and your mind does not cling to useless ideas. This leads to the process of self-realization.
Benefits of Vishnu Sahasranama Puja
Like Vishnu Puja, Vishnu Sahasranamam Puja offers blessings in the form of a long life. Apart from this there are many benefits like:
Shower harmony as well as affluence
Makes way for a healthy mind and body
Inculcates a sense of wellbeing in life
Showers strength to face hurdles that one might come across
Helps in attaining the path to salvation
Removes the bad effects of an evil eye
Blessings are sought to lead a happily married life
Occasion to do a Vishnu Sahasranama Puja
There is no specific occasion as to when you can do this Puja. It can be done any time when one seeks peace in one’s life, or before a marriage to ask of a happy life or simply to gain the blessings of Lord Vishnu.
Vishnu Sahasranama Puja Vidhi
Before performing the Vishnu Sahasranama Puja, devotees have to take a fast
The Puja commences by placing the deity on the asana
This is followed by reciting the Beej mantra
Panchamrit (honey, ghee, yoghurt, milk, sugar) is used to bathe the deity
Offerings are made while taking Lord Vishnu’s name. Every time you take the name of the Lord, you offer a Tulsi leaf.