Update on the Vishnu Sahasra Nama portal

The task of adding the shlokas in Devanagari for all pages has been completed today. The next task is to finish adding explanatory notes for all Namas. The first 100+ Namas already have notes in them. The remaining will be taken up from now on.



Commentary on the Vishnu Sahasra Nama

Due to the kind permission of Sri Philip Hill and the help of Smt Harshala Rajesh, the Vishnu Sahasra Nama portal now has available the commentary of Sri Sri Satya Sandha Teertha on the Vishnu Sahasra Nama.

I have uploaded the same (the original in Sanskrit, in Devanagari script) into the portal under the Resources section (check under “Commentaries” sub-category).

Hopefully, it will be of immense use to all sadhakas.


Sri Sri Satya Sandha Tirtha

Vishnu Sahasra Nama Portal making excellent progress

Since the last few weeks, the Vishnu Sahasra Nama Portal has been seeing excellent progress. This is all due to the great help offered by Smt Harshala Rajesh.

Harshala has joined the portal as a co-author and in just a few weeks, has completed at least a few hundred pages. We are now close to 700 pages complete.

Of course, once the basic pages are complete, a lot of work is still left in terms of putting together notes for each name, the audio pronunciation guide for each shloka and so on. But the core work has suddenly gathered great traction and I am hopeful now that the basic layout should be complete in just a few months from now.

Thank you Harshala!

Madhva Jayanti

Tomorrow, along with Vijaya Dashami, is also the auspicious occasion of Sri Madhva Jayanti. It was on Vijaya Dashami day that Mukhya Prana took avatar as Sri Madhvacharya. He was born in Pajaka, close to Udupi in 1239 AD.

On this great occasion, I wish all readers of this blog a very happy Vijaya Dashami and Madhva Jayanti. I am uploading the Kannada and English transliteration of Madhva Nama, a Dasara Pada by Sri Sripadaraja Swamy. This is a very famous composition in simple Kannada and extols the virtues of Mukhya Prana and the three avatars of Hanuman, Bhimasena and Sri Madhva. In Madhva tradition, it is a practice for people who have not had Upanayana Samskara to chant the Madhva Nama instead of Vayu Stuti. It is believed to bring the same benefits to the devotees.

The documents can be downloaded from this link.

I have also uploaded the Kannada and Devanagari transliteration of the Narayana Sukta (along with intonation). You can download the same from the Suktas link.

|| Sri Krishnaarpanamastu ||

Dashavatara Stotra and other mantras

I have uploaded the Kannada transliteration of Dashavatara Stotra by Sri Vadiraja Swamy at my mantras page. Just like all his other compositions, this one is a pleasure to recite. Even for someone like me who is a novice with music, I find his compositions very rhythmic!

Along with this, I have uploaded two other stotras at the same page.


  1. Sri Krishna Dvadasha Nama Stotra – from the Aranya parva of Mahabharata
  2. Avatara Traya Stotra – By Sri Vadiraja Swamy
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