The verses presented below, succeed the praising hymn (Shuklam baradaram Vishnum) that was analyzed in my foremost blog. (If you're going to read it for the first time, please do read the comments as well, because it's incomplete without the comments.) Well I spent days together trying to find meanings for the verses below. With my limited available resources (as yet) on Sanskrit and on the Vishnu Sahasranama, I’ve been able to compile only the holistic meanings. Request readers to render light onto the essence of individual words…
“VyAsam VasishthanapthAram, Shakthya poutramakalmasham,
ParAsharAthmajam vande, ShukathAtham tapOnidhim”
I bow before you Vyasa,
The great grand son of Vasishta (one of the Saptarishis / Brahmarishis)
The grand son of Shakthi, (the divine mother of all)
The son of Parashara.
And the father of Shuka,
(But who is Vyasa?)
“VyAsaya VishNu roopaya, VyAsa roopaya VishNave,
NamO vai Brahma nidhaye, VAsishtAya namO namaha”
I bow before you,
Vyasa who is VishNu,
Vishnu who is Vyasa,
And again bow before,
He, who is born,
In the family of Vasishta.
“avikArAya ShuddhAya, NityAya ParamAtmane,
sadaika roopa roopaya, VishNave sarva JishNave”
Bow I before Vishnu
Who is pure,
Who is not affected,
Who is permanent,
Who is the ultimate truth.
And He who wins over,
All the mortals in this world.
“Yasya smaraNa mAthreNa, Janma SamsAra bandhanAth.
Vimuchayate Namas tasmai , VishNave Prabha VishNave
I bow before Him,
The all-powerful Vishnu,
The mere thought of whom.
Releases one forever,
Of the ties of birth and life.
Bow I before the all powerful Vishnu!
The invocation does not end here. What follows is the conversation between Yudhishtira and Bheeshma Pitamaha, which further paves path to the Sahasranamas of the Almighty…
Please feel free to contribute your knowledge on the above, perhaps I could compile them into a special post. :-)